The Workshop

Welcome to The Workshop, an art and craft studio for people of all ages. Explore the site to learn about upcoming classes, specials and the gallery.

Check out our Open Studio Hours, also open additionally by appointment.

Class Descriptions

Learn something new or practice your skills in a group setting. A variety of topics are offered. Is there something else you've been wanting to learn? Please contact us with your suggestions.


Specialty one day workshops will be provided by our visiting instructors.  View the calendar for other upcoming projects.

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING CLASS—Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Participants will learn and practice skills of perspective drawing. We will look at exterior buildings, interiors of rooms, and sizing of objects. The main focus is not on a finished product as much as on skill building. Cost is $20 per person. Space is limited, registration required. Instructor: Kelsey Curkeet.

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WATERCOLOR SERIES — Tuesdays in April, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Workshop is hosting a four week watercolor series on Tuesday nights in April from 6:00-8:00pm. Participants will begin by learning and reviewing basic watercolor techniques. The 5x7 projects include food, flowers, animals, and landscapes. More projects will be added as time allows. It is suggested to attend all the classes, as they build on each other and are progressively more difficult; some projects might take more than one class to complete. However, the classes can be attended individually to accommodate those who are not able to commit to all four classes. Cost is $75 for the series of four classes (April 9, 16, 23, 30) or $20 each when attended individually.

Space is limited, registration is required. Instructor: Kelsey Curkeet.

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Participants can come with inspiration photos and ideas of what they want to paint or they can draw from the examples provided.

April 9    Food

April 16  Flowers

April 23  Animals

April 30  Landscapes


Saturday, May 18th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Join Becky Weidner in creating a barn quilt square to decorate your wall (interior). We will be taping and painting to make these one of a kind creations. Choose from two sizes:
24 x 24"              $45
11.25 x 11.25"   $35
You can pick and/or mix your paint colors. Different patterns will be available for reference or feel free to bring in your own; Becky will help you figure out the math to get your pattern sized to your board.

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Learn how to transfer the beauty of nature to make art using a hammer, flowers, and leaves. Becky Weidner will share her process of flower pounding, along with tips and tricks. Participants can practice flower pounding while making bookmarks and small art pieces. After refining skills, everyone is welcome to use a dish towel to create a larger art piece. These pieces of art can be framed; however, due to fading, it is suggested to photograph the pieces to preserve the brightness of color in the finished art works. Cost is $25 per person.

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Contact to schedule a class (In colder seasons I have a small quantity of flowering plants for smaller classes, in warmer weather larger classes can be scheduled.)

2019 Schedule of Flower Pounding Events

Sunday, April 28th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10th —Zion K5 Field Trip

Sunday, May 12th—Private Flower Pounding Event

Wednesday, May 15th, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30th—Wilson Elementary Field Trip

Monday, June 10th—Girl Scout Flower Pounding Event

Monday, July 8th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. — Flower Pounding in DeForest

Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. — Columbus Art and Author Fair at Fireman’s Park in Columbus

INDIGO DYEING EVENT - Contact to schedule a class

The Workshop will be mixing up a new indigo vat to dye t-shirts and other fabric pieces. Participants can bring fabric to dip or can dye one of The Workshop t-shirts. Join us for this textile adventure.

Cost is $20 per person.



Saturday, April 27th, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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Create beautiful abstract art by pouring and squirting acrylic paint on canvas. Add paint mediums and silicon for different effects. Instructor: Becky Weidner. Cost list is as follows based on the size and number of canvases each participant chooses to make.

1 8x10 canvas $20

2 8x10 canvases $30

1 12x12 canvas $25

2 12x12 canvases $35

1 16x20 canvas $40

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OIL PAINTING WINTER MOUNTAIN - Wednesday, April 17th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Join Rod Hill in creating a mountain scene with oil paint on a 12 X 16 canvas. Learn oil painting techniques--focusing on mountains and monochromatic color scheme. Cost for the class is $45. Preregistration is required. Register on sign up genius. Pay the day of the class, cash or check only please.

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS — Friday, April 26th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m..


Join Kelsey Curkeet for an acrylic on canvas experience. Learn perspective and color mixing skills while creating a wall-worthy painting. Preregistration required. Cost is $35 per person. Sign up on sign up genius. Pay the day of the class, cash or check only please.

CHAINMAILLE ORNAMENT - Contact to schedule a class


Participants will learn how to weave together jump rings to make a complex looking ornaments. Each person can make 2+ ornaments. All materials are included.

Instructor: Julianne Moss.

Cost: $20 per person. Preregistration required.

BURLAP FLOWER WREATH -- Thursday, May 30th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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Participants will create a flower wreath using colored burlap squares. Finished wreath measures approximately 20 inches. Cost for the class is $38 per person. Different color options are available.

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CONCRETE LEAF CASTING -- Contact to schedule a class (seasonal)


Concrete leaf casting is an easy and fun way to add a stepping stone or birdbath to your landscaping. Participants will learn to preserve rhubarb leaves in cement in this hands-on class. The natural depressions and veins of the leaf are captured in amazing detail, and once cured, the casting can be used ornamentally in the home or garden. Cost is $30 per person.
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Saturday, April 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

All supplies will be available to make 5x7inch or 8x10inch faux stained glass mosaics. If participants prefer to work on a different project, they are welcome to bring other items such as trays, table tops, mail boxes, picture frames, etc. as a base for their mosaic. A 5x7 piece usually takes 3+ hours; an 8x10 piece usually takes 4+ hours. Cost is $30 for a 5x7, $40 for an 8x10. Sign up on signup genius. Pay the day of the class, cash or check only please.

The first part of the class will consist of gluing the glass pieces to the glass backing. Then the project requires about an hour of time to sit and harden before grouting. Alternately, you could do the grouting at home with materials and instructions provided.

Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

SEWING INSTRUCTION -- by appointment

Diane Dhein is offering sewing instruction for all levels at The Workshop. Whether you need help with a specific project or want to learn how to use your sewing machine, Diane can be of assistance. She is experienced in pattern design, teaching sewing classes, technical writing, and so much more. The cost for private lessons is $12/hour plus the $5.00 Workshop studio fee. Contact Diane at to schedule an appointment.