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1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States

March 2020

Family Arts Day

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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What effect would we get when combining tissue paper and water? Join Lauren Ritzer to learn a different way of "painting" with tissue paper. We’ll learn how to spray water on tissue paper or onto a canvas to create unique colors and designs to hang in our homes. All supplies provided and activities are FREE!

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Family Arts Day

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Free

What effect would we get when combining tissue paper and water? Join Lauren Ritzer to learn a different way of "painting" with tissue paper. We’ll learn how to spray water on tissue paper or onto a canvas to create unique colors and designs to hang in our homes. All supplies provided and activities are FREE!

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July 2021

Song Writing Basic with Tom Kiebzak

July 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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$15

For the most part, writing great songs can be achieved by using just 7 notes (one scale). But there are a few tips that are especially useful when you’re composing your own music. Tom's tips will help take your musical ideas from “blah” to “fantastic” in no time! Along with these tips, Tom will discuss the nature of the three rules in writing chords with examples and writing advice for beginners and intermediate songwriters. There will be two sessions available…

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Book Creation & Natural Materials Design w/ Rylee Krumrei

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Arts @ Large welcomes new artist Rylee Krumrei as our featured artist for July\'s ARTS4ALL workshops. This week\'s workshop welcomes Early Childhood learners, ages 3-8, with their parents to participate. In this workshop, we will create and paint our own book using natural materials. Rylee will take us through the process of building a book from scratch and creating a natural watercolor dye using fresh blueberries to paint in our books. There will be two sessions available from 10:00-10:45 am…

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Drum Circle

July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Two sessions will be held: 10:00am - 10:45am and 11:00 - 11:45am. Open to all. Max number of participants 15 for each session. Bring your own drum, or use one of ours. All materials will be sanitized between each session. No registration required.

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Family Collage Book Creation w/ Rylee Krumrei

July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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This week's ARTS4ALL workshop welcomes Families of all ages to participate in a collaborative activity. We will work together to create a family book from scratch. Rylee will help us create our unique individual page that describes who we are. Once we've completed our pages, we will put them together using bookbinding techniques taught by Rylee. For this activity, feel free to bring family resources to add to your family book! There will be two sessions available from 10:00-10:45 am…

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Finding Your Guardian – A Master Class Series with Artist-in-Residence Marina Lee

July 31, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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$75

Participants must register for all 3 classes to complete your guardian. Saturdays | July 31, August 28, September 25 | 10:00 am - Noon Fee: $75 (includes instruction and supplies for all three classes) Our July class begins with the study of an unexpected, asymmetrical shape. The shape is fascinating, honest and unexpected and will be the beginning of our guardian creation - trusting and believing our intuition. The first class establishes the foundation form. The second class in August…

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August 2021

arts4all featuring Rozalia Singh

August 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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This week's in-person arts4all workshop with Rozalia welcomes Early Childhood learners, ages 3-8, and their parents to participate. This activity is about self-expression through art and fabric. Learn how to decorate a piece of denim with acrylic paints to reflect your personality. Rozalia will teach us how to add color and pazazz to our denim. Feel free to bring a piece of your own to make it one-of-a-kind. No registration required!

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Rummage Sale

August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Art, Furniture, Jewelry and more. Don't miss this exciting Arts @ Large sale!

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Drum Circle featuring Mark Soriano

August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Open to all. Bring your own drum, or use one of ours. All materials will be sanitized between each session. No registration required!

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arts4all featuring Rozalia Singh

August 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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This week's arts4all workshop welcomes families of all ages to participate in a collaborative activity. We will learn about caricature drawing in this interactive class. Grab a marker and draw along in an exaggerated fun style of drawing faces. No registration required!

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September 2021

ARTIST RESIDENCY INFO SESSION

September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Want to learn more about artist opportunities with Arts @ Large? Drop in between 10am-1pm to chat with our program staff and learn about a variety of Artist Gigs on the horizon.

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MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join us for Music Under the Stars as we move back to the Arts @ Large Community Center for Craig Baumann Blues, Rock and Soul. Cafe Open | Cash Bar

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COLLAGE w/DRIED FLOWERS

September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Bring the whole family to make collages with artist Lauren Zens. Cafe Open | FREE | No Registration Necessary

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CUPCAKE DECORATING

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Visit the Arts @ Large Community Center to learn the art of Cupcake Decorating with Culinary Artist Letasha Smith. Family Friendly | FREE | No Registration Necessary | Cafe Open

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DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Visit the Arts @ Large Community Center for Doors Open Milwaukee. Behind the Scenes Tours. Free Art Activities for All Ages. Cafe Open | Cash Bar

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October 2021

Music Under the Stars ft. Sam Guyton and Generation Z

October 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join us for Music Under the Stars as we move back to the A@L Community Center for Sam Guyton and Generation Z (Pop Cover Band) Free | Cafe Open | Cash Bar Media Sponsor 88.9 Radio MKE REMINDER: Attendees will be required to provide either proof of vaccine card, or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours for all events(Music Under the Stars, Arts4All, etc). An original card, photocopy, or digital image will be accepted. Masks are encouraged…

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Drum Circle featuring Tom Gill & Mark Soriano

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Open to all. Bring your own drum, or use one of ours. All materials will be sanitized between each session. No registration required!

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I Wanna Write, Write Now! w/ Brit Nicole

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Writer Brit Nicole will guide us in writing exercises through the lens of community, and social justice awareness. Oct 9 | 10am & 11:15am

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GALLERY NIGHT Pulling at Strands: Melissa Dorn

October 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Gallery Night features Artist-in Residence Melissa Dorn Free | Cafe Open | Cash bar

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MAKE CRAZY PAPER BODIES w/ Artist Catalina Bayona

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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TWO SESSIONS 10 am & 11:15am: Join Catalina Bayona as she teaches us how to create crazy bodies out of paper! FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open REMINDER : Proof of Vaccination or Negative test result within 72 hours is required upon entry.

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS w/ Artist-in-Residence Melissa Dorn

October 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join Melissa for this second edition of our new series of artist/community creative conversation. Melissa creates experiences both in her art and in her teaching that momentarily transport people, making space for creating and for change from within. Don't miss this engaging conversation. Arts @ Large Creative Conversations is a new series designed to cultivate dialogue between artists and the community. Community happenings, trends and exhibitions will inspire us to engage in meaningful conversations.

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Dia de los Muertos

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Dia de los Muertos - Create a Fairy Skeleton with Gilberto Botello Join Gilberto Botello as he guides us to create a fairy skeleton. The Fairy Skeleton will introduce us to one of the most important holidays in Mexico, Dia De Los Muertos! This huge celebration gets everyone involved from children creating colorful representations of skulls and skeletons, to culinary aficionados offering amazing food displays for the Dead. Free | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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November 2021

Make an Origami Cosmos Flower Card with Seonjoo Oh

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Make an Origami Cosmos Flower Card with Seonjoo Oh Paper folding is an ancient art. Artist Seonjoo Oh will give us a taste of this beautiful art form, teaching us to make a floral to celebrate the Fall season and Thanksgiving Day. FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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#MyBeautifulV with Cyn Michelle

November 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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#MyBeautifulV with Cyn Michelle Join Cyn Michelle in a workshop to reclaim your power, individual beauty, and shift perspective on our own temples as feminine energy. FREE | Suitable for ages 13 & up | Cafe Open

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Music Under the Stars featuring Party Marty (Folk)

November 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Music Under the Stars featuring Party Marty (Folk) Don't miss the November Music Under the Stars. Join Party Marty as he livens up our Community Center Stage with the help of his young students as his backup band! Proof of vaccination, or negative test result within 72 hours, required upon entry. FREE | Cafe Open | Cash Bar

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Make an Origami Cactus Flower Vase with Seonjoo Oh

November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Make an Origami Cactus Flower Vase with Seonjoo Oh Hone your skills in paper folding with Seonjoo Oh. Seonjoo will teach us how to make cactus flowers in three-dimensional shapes. We'll finish our creations by attaching the flowers to a vase. FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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December 2021

Holiday Celebration

December 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Holiday Celebration Join Arts @ Large as we celebrate the holidays with wreath making, entertainment, a marketplace filled with local artists' creations, and treats and hot chocolate for everyone! FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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Spider Web Art and Movement with Mauriah Donegan Kraker

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Spider Web Art and Movement with Mauriah Donegan Kraker Join children’s visual arts and dance teacher Mauriah Donegan Kraker for Spider Web Art + Creative Movement Play. We’ll read Eric Carle’s \"The Very Busy Spider\" then complete our own web artwork. The workshop will culminate with a special “web” activity that gets us all moving through a yarn spider web. Photo Credit: Chris Hendricksen FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Acoustic Holiday

December 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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$7

Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Acoustic Holiday Tickets $7 at the door – General Admission Local favorites, Abraxes presents, their very first acoustic performance. You won’t want to miss this amazing night of music in Walker’s Point’s most intimate venue. Proof of vaccination, or negative test result within 72 hours, required upon entry. Cafe Open | Cash Bar

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Building Webs of Connection: Creative Movement Drawing + Play with Mauriah Donegan Kraker

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Building Webs of Connection: Creative Movement Drawing + Play with Mauriah Donegan Kraker Join children’s visual arts and dance teacher Mauriah Donegan Kraker for Sculpture Play. We will begin by looking at sculptures around Milwaukee, examining their color, shape, and size. We will then make our own playful paper sculptures. We will finish by seeing if our bodies can make shapes/movements based on our paper sculptures, culminating in a Sculpture Dance. Photo Credit: Cat Belle-Wild Space Dance Co. FREE |…

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Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Rockin’ Holiday

December 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Rockin’ Holiday Tickets $7 at the door – General Admission Join Abraxes for a 2nd holiday concert as they return to their rockin’ roots. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a fun holiday concert! Proof of vaccination, or negative test result within 72 hours, required upon entry. Cafe Open | Cash Bar

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Sacred Garden

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Sacred Garden Bring your best to share during our quarterly youth in an open mic night. FREE | Cafe Open

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Make Pinecone Gnomes with Carmen Aponte

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Make Pinecone Gnomes with Carmen Aponte Join Visual Artist Carmen Aponte December 18th as she teaches us a step-by-step process on creating our own gnomes out of pinecones. Your pinecone gnomes will make for great holiday decorations around your homes and as gifts for friends and family. FREE | Family Friendly | Cafe Open

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January 2022

Picture Me: Self Portrait on Wood – CANCELLED

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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UPDATE: this event has been cancelled due to rising cases of Covid-19, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates of our in-person programming. Join Artist Malikah Williams as we create a self-portrait on wood. Malikah will teach us how to use this activity to build self-esteem by embracing diversity and individuality. Our project will help unify us through art, while using mixed media to examine societal constructs with similarities and differences. Together, we’ll create a safe space…

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

January 21 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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I Wanna Write, Right Now

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join Brit Nicole in a writing workshop that encourages participants to look inward when expressing what matters to them through the lens of community and social justice/awareness. Participants in this workshop will explore their own biases when it comes to addressing the mental and emotional state of being, in relation to community and what matters. Our workshop space will be a safe place to receive all thoughts and opinions, help participants get into the habit of writing/journaling, and we’ll learn…

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What’s In a Mark with Jeff Zimpel

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Explore and experiment with mark-making and the vibrant ecology of paint. Personal expression and collaboration will be channeled into a series of communal paintings. **All in-person programming requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours of the event.** NOTE : Please know all Arts@Large in-person programming is subject to cancellation. We are monitoring Covid numbers in the area and basing our programming off of MPS virtual/in-person learning decisions. Follow Ars@Large Facebook and Instagram for…

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

January 28 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Vocabulary Potluck

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join Writer Brit Nicole as she uses a “Vocabulary Potluck” to help us explore various words, phrases and pieces of writing. We’ll create a community story that will connect with other participants in this collective shared experience. **All in-person programming requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours of the event.** NOTE : Please know all Arts@Large in-person programming is subject to cancellation. We are monitoring Covid numbers in the area and basing our…

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Masterclass: Marking Vision

January 29 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Coe Douglas and Jeff Zimpel invite participants to explore the history and power of “the mark”. **All in-person programming requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours of the event.** NOTE : Please know all Arts@Large in-person programming is subject to cancellation. We are monitoring Covid numbers in the area and basing our programming off of MPS virtual/in-person learning decisions. Follow Ars@Large Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates on programming.

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February 2022

Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

February 4 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Re-Fashioned Mommy & Me

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Moms and daughters are invited to this workshop led by Artist Johonna Duckworth. Johanna will teach us how to find creative ways to recreate clothes into new items. We’ll learn to think about sustainability and reducing our carbon foot-print by creatively reusing and re-purposing fabrics and textiles.

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

February 11 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Music Under the Stars featuring Shuga Blu

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Shuga Blu is the new baby of Milwaukee musician, Keshena Armon. They pride themselves on performing feel good music for our audience of all ages.

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

February 18 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Fabric, Water, and Animals: La Iguana Folkloric Dance

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join us for an exciting workshop on La Iguana Mexican Folk Dance from Veracruz. Omeyocan Dance Instructors will begin by sharing a sample of the movie “Coco” where we will be introduced to the music of Veracruz. We’ll see beautiful traditional dress that represents the ocean waves and learn how Mexicans respect the natural environment and protect endangered species like the Iguanas.

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March 2022

Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

March 4 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Candle Making

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Candles are forever a fan favorite. Join Artist Kalumet King in a workshop to transform ordinary candles into extraordinary ones using candle molds. We’ll learn how to pour and set our candles and paint pre-molded candles. Participants will leave with two candles and an at home easy candle making kit!

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

March 11 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Music Under the Stars featuring R.A.T.M.A.N Open Jam

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Looking for a stage to share your best work? Community musicians will be welcomed to the A@L to play, sing and jam with R.A.T.M.A.N. Funk band. Made up of some of Milwaukee’s go-to musicians, this group will be the house for musicians to play with in front of a live audience.

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Resin Art

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Resin art and products have been very popular over the last few years. Artist Kalumet King will teach a quick resin process using found material and second life material. We’ll create one-of-a-kind trays to enjoy once cured.

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

March 18 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

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MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Oneida Pottery of A Thousand Years Project

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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In this workshop, Artist Jennifer Stevens will introduce us to the “Oneida Pottery of A Thousand Years Project: A historical overview of Oneida Pottery. We’ll learn the hand-building-coil method, pinch pot, incising and stamping techniques to create designs on our pots. Oneida pottery and artifacts will be on display and Jennifer will provide a demonstration of how to create pottery. We’ll learn about the history of Native Americans and experience, hands-on, how many tribes created their pottery that was used…

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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel

March 25 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel will premiere a virtual short film this Friday at NOON to launch his exhibition "An Ecology of Marks". Tune in to the A@L Facebook or Instagram pages to hear Jeff highlight the themes of the exhibition and give us insight on his body of work. To keep our patrons safe, A@L will NOT be open for Gallery Night MKE. Mark your calendar for the March 31st Closing Celebration! "An Ecology of Marks" exhibition is open for self-guided…

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Sacred Garden Open Mic

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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The Sacred Garden is more than just an open mic, it is a moment for artistic healing and a time to unite in a welcoming and safe environment. This youth centered program serves as a vehicle to amplify the voices of artists in Milwaukee. Artists are welcome to bring their best work whether it be a poem or a song.

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Oneida Pottery of A Thousand Years Project

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join Artist Jennifer Stevens as she introduces us to the “Oneida Pottery of A Thousand Years Project: A historical overview of Oneida Pottery. We’ll learn the hand-building-coil method, pinch pot, incising and stamping techniques to create designs on our pots. Oneida pottery and artifacts will be on display and Jennifer will provide a demonstration of how to create pottery. We’ll learn about the history of Native Americans and experience, hands-on, how many tribes created their pottery that was used for…

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A Whole Perspective with Madia Norton aka Cyn

March 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Change how you view the world around you and the chain reaction. Engage in an immersive educational & visual awareness workshop of the meaning of Environmental Literacy in our everyday lives utilizing the art process to illustrate perspective and the effects to the world around us..

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April 2022

Wolves with Virginia w/Cozy Danger

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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This 4-piece band will kick off our Spring series with their unique mix of outlaw country storytelling and "Vintage Desert Surf." Cozy Danger-Surf Garage/Indie Rock is kinda like if Arcade Fire only had 3 people and never got into disco.

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Writing Creative Nonfiction to Tell Your Own Story | Nakeysha Roberts-Washington

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Writers in this workshop will write a memoir with a twist, adding poetic devices and elements of literature.

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Drum Circle | Mark Soriano

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Learn techniques of rhythms and beats. Bring your own drum or use one of ours.

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How to Start a Podcast | Nakeysha Roberts-Washington

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Facilitator and interns from Voices @ Large Podcast will teach a step-by-step journey of how to create a podcast.

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Commonality of Veins | Marina Lee

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Explore the commonality of the environment by creating art using the veins of rivers, humans, creatures, leaves, and trees as inspiration.

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How to Use Canva in Your Business & Branding | Catalina Bayona

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Learn how to use Canva as your free graphic design tool to give your social networks more design and create your very own brand. Bring your own laptop.

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Jazz Rocks w/Don Linke

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 7:00 pm on day 27 of the month, repeating until June 17, 2022

Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Jazz Rocks is an original composition, performance and continuing education project designed b Don Linke and Black Box Fund, where advanced level Jazz musicians have the opportunity to study, rehearse and share with a live audience, the inner workings of improvised music.

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How to Use Canva in Your Business Platforms | Catalina Bayona

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Learn how to use Canva to optimize your designs across all social media platforms. Bring your own laptop.

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WCM x A@L Jazz Fest

April 30 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Arts @ Large unite to feature three student Jazz combos in performance while students and audience members engage in music-themed visual art activities.

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May 2022

Mosaic Jewelry | Leann Wooten

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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This workshop will explore the technique of hand cutting and adhesives in making a mosaic necklace.

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Block Party/ Don Linke, DJ Jakhaan, Smoke ‘n Mirrors, Abraxes

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Join Arts @ Large as we celebrate our 20 years of engaging the community in the arts! Our Block Party will feature a Maker's Market, Food Vendors, Music from multiple local bands and art making for all ages!

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From Drums to Drummers | Sam Kacala

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Using drums and other percussion instruments we'll create an original composition that incorporates individual personality and contributes to the group as a whole.

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Mini Mosaics | Leann Wooten

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Learn the art of mosaics as we cut larger pieces and grout them into a work of art.

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Refashioned | Joanna Duckworth

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S 5TH ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204 United States
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Give your doll's wardrobe a makeover. This workshop is for a fashion designer in the making. Update your doll's wardrobe by learning to make new clothing using existing fabrics and materials.

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