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Fred Bell


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Fred Bell has been teaching painting for 20 years. He currently teaches two classes through the Milwaukee Recreation Department, portraits and landscape, and three online classes weekly via Zoom. Fred is thrilled to be teaching at the Cedarburg Cultural Center and looks forward to meeting you.







The artist will be demonstrating at the CCC on:

Saturdays, June 1, 8:  11am-4 pm

Fridays, June 21, 28:  1-5pm

Summer Florals in Acrylic with Fred Bell

Saturday, June 29:  12:30-3pm 

Explore the joy of painting a floral in acrylic in our relaxing classroom setting. Fred will demonstrate his impressionistic style throughout the class and provide suggestions to help you develop your painting skills and your individual style. In the height of Summer, floral inspiration abounds!  Feel free to bring your own floral photo to work from; a reference photo will also be provided. All supplies are included in this class is for beginners and experienced painters alike.

$52 CCC Members / $62 Non-Members

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Justine Heinrichs

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The artist will be demonstrating at the CCC in July. Dates coming soon!


Needle Felted Wool Owl Workshop 

Wednesday, July 24:  6-9 pm

If you’ve always wondered how to needle felt sculptures, join fiber artist, Justine Heinrichs and make these adorable owls. Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to use barbed needles to compress wool into shapes, how to use color to make our sculptures more realistic and how to wrap wool so sculptures come together more quickly. Each person will get wool and locks to complete two owls, one at the workshop and one at home. All supplies and tools are included. An additional $15 supply kit fee is payable to the instructor upon the day of class.

$52 CCC Members / $62 Non-Members

Justine Heinrichs started her professional life as an orchestral musician playing with the Tulsa Philharmonic. While working with the Philharmonic, she also began teaching, which has continued to this day.

Justine has always had a love for drawing, sculpting and painting. She spent several years as an egg artist before transitioning to fiber art in 2017, focusing on wet felting and needle felting. Interestingly, this passion began by completing a tiny owl Woolpet kit... and then the passion was born! She has completed pet portraitures, wool paintings and wool sculptures with a varied style from realism to fantasy to whimsical.

Justine won Best in Show with her wet and needle felted hawk portrait at Sheep and Wool in 2019. She became one of the first Sarafina Certified Felting Instructors in 2021.

Artist Statement

I find my inspiration in the natural world; wool and silk make up my medium. My work explores the beauty in all things, real and imagined, human and animal. Using fiber allows me to express nature using nature’s bounty. I love the organic, yet magical nature of wool and the endless ways it can be manipulated. It can be used to create creatures, from lifelike to the fantastic. The sky's the limit!

My work expresses a moment in a story or an expression of a character. Whether it’s a fox startled from a nap under a tree, a clouded leopard emerging from a rainforest or a goddess looking out. There is an element of something happening beyond what is seen in each piece. I aim to entice the viewer to complete the narrative in their imagination. I believe that all people could benefit from more time with their imagination.


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Chuck Bleau

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Charles Bleau grew up in the rustic beauty of Marquette, Michigan. He inherited a knack for art from his father who had an innate talent for creativity. He started with pencils and crayons in his early years and later advanced to mechanical drawing and design. He enlisted in the Navy and assumed photography as a hobby. He enjoyed composing photos behind the camera and in the darkroom. 

He was afforded the opportunity to shoot photos on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger and in Northern California, Hawaii, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Upon returning to college in Marquette, Michigan, Charles became the photographer for the student newspaper “The North Wind” and fill-in and contributing photographer for the Marquette Mining Journal. Throughout his working career he has always produced technical drawings and designs for various electronic products. Once retired, he had more time to develop his artistic skills. Charles took numerous arts-related classes in Wisconsin and Coastal Georgia. More recently he has provided works for the Ozaukee Historical Society. Charles’ enjoyment of the outdoors led him to participate in plein air events in Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia. He is a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild, the Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Mequon-Thiensville Senior Arts League, as well as the Jekyll Island Arts Association and Glynn Visual Arts in southeast Georgia.

Stop in to see the artist; he will be demonstrating at the CCC on August 2, 3, 6:  11 am-2 pm and
August 7, 9, 17, 20, 23:  12-3 pm

Watercolor Fundamentals with Charles Bleau

Thursday, August 15:  9 am-12 pm

In this watercolor painting class, students will gain a foundation of this medium to jumpstart their own practice in creating beautiful watercolor compositions. The mysteries and characteristics of watercolor will be discussed, tools and materials will be presented and basic techniques will be demonstrated. Students will then practice what they have learned and finally, produce a painting using the tools, materials and learned techniques. All supplies are provided; but students should bring a towel.

$52 CCC Member / $62 Non-Member

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Jody Reid


Oils: Painting the Still Life with Jody Reid

Saturday, September 28:  12:30-3:30 pm

In this class, students will learn techniques of oil painting, with an emphasis on composition through light and shadow. Jody will offer demonstrations and individual support throughout the class. Students will be working from life through the classic approach to still life painting, experimenting with brush strokes and creating texture. For students of all skill levels. All supplies and props are included but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies.

$55 CCC Members / $66 Non-Members

Jody Reid is a Milwaukee-based artist and 1993 graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a major in painting.


These last 30 or so years she has been busy with her pursuit as an artist while raising her 4 children, showing her paintings in various galleries in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas, selling works by commission and teaching painting classes and workshops from time to time.


Jody paints predominantly in oils but also works in pencil. Her main body of work consists of still life paintings and portraiture, but she also dabbles with landscapes and artworks that are a little bit surreal in nature. She is looking forward to more exploration of the human figure in the very near future.


Viewers would describe her work as realistic, imaginative and emotionally evocative.


Stop in to see the artist at work; the dates when she will be demonstrating at the CCC will be coming soon!

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