Artist in Residence



Mary grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and earned degrees in Art Education and Art Therapy from Alverno College. Watercolor is her favorite medium but she recently became certified as a Zentangle instructor and enjoys how this art form freshens and renews her art interests. She offers various classes that incorporate different media with Zentangle.

Zentangled Birches with Mary Boettcher

Friday, January 31: 10 am-4 pm (includes a lunch break)

This mixed media class allows individuals or family members age 12 and up to come together for a day of artistry that everyone will feel good about. Mary will demonstrate various Zentangle patterns to incorporate with other mediums, including acrylic paints and ink on canvas. We will apply a layer of paint with our fingers, then add texture with a variety of objects. Trees are one of this instructor’s favorite subjects because the white birch bark provides a good background for the final phase of drawing the various tangles in pen and ink. The creative possibilities are vast during each layer. All supplies are included.

$86 CCC Members / $104 Non-Members



Artist in Residence

Karen Williams


Karen is a Milwaukee-based artist working in acrylic on canvas and wood panel. Her “Particle Landscape” paintings are inspired by her experience of reconciling a diverse family background; they reflect the marriage of rural landscapes with vibrant colors and whimsical imagery embedded in Bolivian textiles and mythology. She received a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and now works out of her studio at the Marshall Building in the Third Ward.

Fictional Flowers at the Intersection of Memory and Imagination

Saturday, February 22

10:30-3:30 pm

In the immediately recognizable style of Karen’s “Particle Landscape” paintings, each student will create an acrylic painting inspired by a garden of flowers, but with a twist. Beginning with direct observation of flowers and other vegetation, the class will work to reinvent what they see into something otherworldly using the powers of imagination and trusting personal aesthetic sensibilities. Intended for ages 17 and up, no experience is necessary. All supplies are included in the class fee. Please bring a bag lunch.

$80 CCC Members / $94 Non-Members



Artist in Residence

Maria Knier

Maria earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and has worked for companies around the world as an illustrator. She has written several books and is a three-time Indie Book Award winner. Maria enjoys painting, drawing and sculpting; creating work that is quirky and emotionally challenging, yet influenced by her study of the healing arts. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, teenage son & furry friends.

Totum Fauna Sculptures

with Maria Knier

Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21: 1-3 pm

If you’ve shied away from sculpture, we challenge you to pull up a seat for this hands-on, two-part workshop. The rewards of sculpture are sometimes subtle, but often immediate. You’ll get back to nature, lose that feeling of heaviness, and maybe even breathe a little easier! Learn nature-based sculpting techniques by building an armature from paper and stone, then adding a stone clay overlay. Nature details such as branches, driftwood, shells can be added to the wet clay. Finally, we will personalize our creatures with eye details. Totum Fauna manifests as fantasy creatures or realistic animals. All supplies are included but students are encouraged to collect and bring elements from nature to incorporate into their sculpture, such as large river rocks, gemstones, and sticks.

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

$53 CCC Members / $64 Non-Members


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W62 N546 Washington Avenue

Cedarburg, WI  53012



W63 N6194 Washington Avenue

Cedarburg, WI  53012

Call 262-375-3676 for hours.