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Traditional Cornhusk Art Workshops at Walker’s Point Center For the Arts

Dec. 22, 2015
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Afternoons with Art (aka AwA) are art camps in miniature offered by Walker’s Point Center for the Arts when Milwaukee Public Schools are not in session. From Dec. 28-30, WPCA is hosting a handful of workshops led by local artist Yesica Coria. Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, Coria specializes in traditional Mexican corn husk art.

On Monday, Dec. 28, from 1-5 p.m., Coria will teach a beginning level class (ages 6 and up) in which students will create butterflies, dragonflies and other animals from corn husk. On the workshop’s second day, students will up their game by adding cornhusk dolls to their repertoire. It is recommended that students below the age of 8 have participated in the first workshop. The cornhusk art workshop culminates with a puppet-making session on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Once again it is suggested that participants be 8 or older or have honed their craft on the first two days of the workshop. The special workshop is $5/day for 53204 residents, $10/day for non-53204 residents or $25 for non-residents desiring the whole kit and caboodle.

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan
608 New York Ave.

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700 N. Art Museum Drive

As if a $34 million repair and expansion project wasn’t enough to win your everlasting love and renewed membership, the Milwaukee Art Museum is upping its holiday spirit game. On Thursday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MAM is offering members a 20% discount in the Museum Store for last-minute gifts and holiday décor. It also bears mention that the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio is open through Jan. 3, except Dec. 25, furnishing an opportunity to rid the kids of excess energy or to craft their own specialized holiday creations.

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