Reunion Party To Celebrate 10 years of The Academy!

June 3, 2016 · Brian · No Comments
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Annual Student/Faculty Exhibition

Enjoy some of the wonderful pieces being exhibited for the month of June at The ARTgarage in Green Bay.

June 3, 2016 · Brian · No Comments
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Watercolor Painting with Molly Johnson

3 day workshop

June 27, 28, 29, 2016. 9:30am-3:30pm.

Held at The Academy of Fine Art, 217 Broadway St, Denmark WI 54208

Cost: $285.00

Mail a non-refundable deposit of $150.00 to reserve your spot. Class size limited.

Balance due first day. Supply list sent at registration.

Checks made to Molly Johnson

Mail to: 217 Broadway Street, Denmark, WI 54208


****Please Note****

This is NOT a portrait class. Due to the complexity of drawing and difference in techniques students will not work on portraiture in this class.

You may paint from your own images. Landscape, architectural, floral, animal, etc.


Day one: The morning will consist of getting our brushes wet, loosening up and exploring different techniques to use with watercolor. Molly will demonstrate and assist students with these exercises. She will have various options for techniques available for students to use.

The afternoon will be spent on preparing our thoughts and images for a large piece. Discussion with the class regarding composition, value structure and correct drawing will take place. Students will move at their own pace to prepare their piece of work. All works will be ready for paint by day two.

Day two and three: Molly will demonstrate how she begins a painting with layering thin washes. She will explain her thought process and color/value choices. After a few layers, students will begin on their pieces with Molly’s guidance. When the time is appropriate, Molly will demonstrate her next level of painting on her piece. The class will continue this way through day 3, letting students watch, learn and apply at their own pace.

Questions? 920-362-4382.

April 20, 2016 · Brian · No Comments
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Gamblin Torrit Grey Exhibition and Voting for Artist Favorite Opens today

Stop in at Tradewind Products in Green Bay to vote for your favorite Gamblin Torrit Grey Painting. Hangs for the month of October.

October 1, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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4th Annual Paintout photos!

What a beautiful day to paint out of doors. We had about 20 artists painting, socializing and observing.

September 28, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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Portrait Demo Tonight by Molly Johnson

Join Executive Director Molly Johnson for a free oil portrait demonstration at The Artgarage in Green Bay, 5-8pm tonight, June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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Executive Director featured in National Exhibition

Executive director Molly Johnson has again been invited to have a painting in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition. This year the show is at The Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Out of 785 entries, only 80 artist’s pieces were selected. The TWSA is highly regarded as one of the top Watercolor societies for their strict regulations regarding transparent watercolor only.

Malena Grace, 22 x 16 Watercolor

June 14, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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Annual Student/faculty Exhibition at Art Garage

May 26, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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Open House March 7 2015

The Academy of Fine Art


Open House


March 7, 2015       6:30-9:00 pm

Interested in a career as a professional artist?

Want to draw and paint like the Masters?


Tour the School and visit the Student Studios!


We are Wisconsin’s only approved Academy by

The Art Renewal Center.




March 4, 2015 · Brian · No Comments
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The Academy of Fine Art is based on the premise of a strong foundational education. In an ever-changing electronic world, the base of our curriculum doesn’t require “upgrading” every 3-6 months. Students are taught as the Great Masters were taught, with simple tools and in depth critiques of their works, learning to “see” and appreciating the ability to grow in an atmosphere that fosters the creation of fine art pieces.

We do recognize that there is always opportunity for growth in our curriculum and the chance to embrace the availability of knowledge from many resources right at our fingertips. In the past two years, I have implemented programs into the curriculum to advance our students even beyond the level expected of them.

With the initial addition of the Portrait and Sculpture classes in 2011, I saw the students being able to relate their figure studies and their studio cast work with their sculpture and portraiture. Their “flat” work on paper is beginning to take almost a sculptural appearance as they learn to view the subject “in the round.” This year, in order to enhance this wonderful development I have added anatomy lectures. Dr. Peri Aldrich is breaking down the skeletal and musculature systems into artist friendly lectures. Dr. Peri has over 33 years’ experience as a physician, working in family and sports medicine. Her knowledge and ability to lecture with visuals is wonderful for the beginning and advanced art student (we have a 3D L’Ecorchet AP on a flat screen along with large posters and soon our full size skeleton will arrive).  Students take notes and sketch as Dr. Aldrich lectures and follow through with homework supporting what was lectured on that day.

Also this year, Composition and Design was added to the Academy’s curriculum. Marcia Brice, former instructor at the American Academy of Art, Chicago and Columbia College, meets 4 times a year with the students to teach hands on Composition and Design. This lecture/class brings design principles and uses art history to compare older works and newer more contemporary works, from representational to abstract. Citing these works and breaking them into basic composition and design properties gives the students examples to take forth into their studios and apply to their cast work and still life. Marcia also sends the students off with homework exercises to reinforce what she has taught which opens discussion between the student-body as they work on these projects together at school.

Our newest studio and life room instructor David Carpenter compliments our already solid instructor roster with a wealth of knowledge in anatomy and a great teaching ability.  This brings our curriculum full circle, reinforcing all that is taught by Bren Sibilsky in sculpture, Dr. Aldrich in Anatomy, Marcia Brice in Design, along qith our Studio and Life instructors Lori Beringer, Ken DeWaard, Jeff Hargreaves, Dyan Wellmon, Mark Zelten and myself.

The Academy of Fine Art has embraced “upgrading” and will continue to do so.  I welcome interested students and artists to tour our facility. Please email or call to schedule a personal tour. 920-362-4382


November 8, 2013 · Brian · No Comments
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