Family Programs

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority. While we had made the decision to open the museum to classes in July, based upon what we thought to be positive trends in COVID-19 infection rates and using guidelines set by the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Human Services. After reviewing the first series of classes and latest tracked data from Wisconsin, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our summer programming.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and restart classes as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

Preschool Palette

Preschool Palette

Due to COVID-19, class sizes for each Preschool Palette class are limited to 10 children. Guests are encouraged to call ahead to reserve a space in the class to ensure their participation. Walk-ins will be accepted depending on availability of space.

Preschoolers explore a series of art-inspired discovery opportunities.

Sponsored by Fricke Printing Service, Inc.

3rd Wednesday & following Thursday of each month
9:00-10:00 am
Ages 3-5 years
Fee: $1.00 per child
All materials are provided

The same project is completed on both days.

*Beginning in January 2020 an afternoon session of Preschool Palette will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 pm. The Thursday session will take place at 9:00 am.

2020 Schedule

*Please note Wednesday time change

September 16 or 17 - Pine Cone Painting & Leaf Prints
Use pine cones and leaves to create some great prints.

October 21 or 22 - Monster Pots
Make a Halloween decoration using terra cotta flower pots.

November 18 or 19 - Bean Mosaic Turkeys
Use dried beans to jazz up a hand-traced turkey.

December 16 or 17 - Paper Plate Christmas Trees
Make a decorate a Christmas Tree!


Wacky Weekend Workshop

Due to COVID-19, and the need to limit the size of gatherings, WWW is cancelled until further notice.

2nd Saturday of each month
1:00-3:00 pm
All ages
Free - Donations gratefully accepted
All materials are provided

You don’t have to be creative or artistic, just drop in for an afternoon of fun for the whole family.
Participants must arrive by 2:30 pm to allow for time to complete the project.

2020 Schedule

October 10 - Cardboard Tube Monsters
Make silly Halloween creatures.

November 14 - Leafy Owl Decoration
Turn a paper bag into an owl with autumn leaf wings.

December 12 - Snowflake Ornaments
Use popsicle sticks to make a shiny ornament for your Christmas tree.