Schoolwide

Kenilworth Open Studios

Dates: April 8, 11AM–3PM
Webpage: 
Kenilworth Open Studios
Contact: uwmpsoa@uwm.edu

Explore Kenilworth Square East – a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space home to over 100 award-winning graduate students and faculty of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.

During KOS, studios open their doors and invite the community in to watch live art in the making. Guests will experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live music, theatre and dance performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!

Art & Design

Artists Now! Lecture Series

Dates: Most Wednesdays during Fall & Spring Semesters
Webpage: 
Artists Now!
Contact: art-info@uwm.edu

A Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.

ArtsECO

Dates: Summer Sessions 
Webpage:
ArtsECO Pre-College Program
Contact: Joelle Worm, wormj@uwm.edu

ArtsECO stands for Arts Education/Community Ecosystem. Centered out of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design, it develops teachers as change-makers. ArtsECO is backed by a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits and K-16 school partnerships. The program recruits and develops thoughtfully engaged, social justice-oriented pre-service teachers and supports them as they grow into inspired mentors who integrate the arts into the classroom. The program develops teachers’ abilities to leverage and share the rich assets of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

Visit the ArtsECO page for more information.

Friday Night Drawing

Dates: Most Fridays, 7–10PM
Webpage: 
Friday Night Drawing
Contact: art-info@uwm.edu

Non-instructional session open to artists of all skill levels looking to draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Short Poses range from 1 minute to 25 minutes long.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

Dates: June–August (varies)
Webpage: 
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops
Contact: Michael Bernard, bernardm@uwm.edu

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer intensive workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems in metal while exploring your creative potential.

Music

Double Reed Day

Dates: November 5, 2016 (9AM–5PM)
Webpage: 
Double Reed Day
Contact: Katie Steele, oboe or Beth Giacobassi, bassoon: psoa-doublereed@uwm.edu

Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join the UWM Music Department’s double reed faculty and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops and faculty and ensemble performances.

Fingerstyle Guitar: History & Performance Workshop

Dates: January 23–May 11, 2017
Webpage:
Fingerstyle Guitar History & Performance
Contact: John Stropes, jstropes@uwm.edu

A survey course in finger-style guitar that features both lectures and multimedia presentations, as well as applied instrument instruction on finger-style guitar technique and repertoire. We welcome anyone interested to sign up, and have designed the performance requirements of the class to accommodate students at a variety of levels.

Flute Day

Dates: April 23, 2017 (12–5PM)
Webpage:
Flute Day
Contact: Jennifer Clippert, clipperj@uwm.edu

Join us for a day of classes, workshops and performances featuring UWM faculty, students, and alumni. Workshops include yoga for flutists, tone, extended techniques, and a flute ensemble reading session. The day concludes with a recital of UWM faculty, students and alumni. Junior High and High school students may audition for a performance slot on the concluding recital.

No registration fee – open to flutists of all ages and abilities

Leo Kottke Guitar Workshop

Dates: August 4–6, 2017
Webpage: 
Leo Kottke Guitar Workshop
Contact: John Stropes, jstropes@uwm.edu

In this intensive three-day workshop, intermediate guitar students will have an opportunity to work on three compositions by guitarist/composer Leo Kottke. Archival video, enhanced computer capabilities, and specifically designed pedagogical materials will enable participants to study these pieces in depth. This class also includes multimedia lecture/presentations on the background, career, compositions, and technique of Leo Kottke, featuring rare archival video of Leo Kottke discussing composition, performance, and a life devoted to music.

Piano Festival | The Art of Teaching: Creative Communication

Dates: April 8, 2017 (12-5PM)
Webpage:
 Piano Festival | The Art of Teaching: Creative Communication
Contact: Peggy Otwell, otwell@uwm.edu

Join UWM piano faculty members Elena Abend and Peggy Otwell and distinguished guest artist Randall Faber for an exciting afternoon of workshops devoted to the Piano Festival | Art of Teaching: Creative Communication.

University Community Orchestra

Dates: June 1–July 29, 2016
Webpage:
University Community Orchestra
Contact: Margery Deutsch, uco@uwm.edu

This ensemble invites advanced beginners to skilled amateurs, ages 12 and older, to rehearse and perform together. It is open to anyone who can read music and enjoys playing classical symphonic repertoire.

Woody Herman Jazz Festival

Dates: March 10–11, 2017
Webpage: 
Woody Herman Jazz Festival
Contact: Curt Hanrahan, hanraha6@uwm.edu

The UWM Department of Music and the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra host the Woody Herman Educational Jazz Festival. Middle and High School students participate in clinics, master classes, and full ensembles. There will also be public workshops, clinics, and masterclasses with Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra performers as well as special activities for ensemble directors.