Artist in Residence

The CCC's Artist in Residence Program is generously supported by grants from:  

About the Program: The Artist in Residence Program is a month-long opportunity for community members to meet and interact with local fine artists. It is a chance for adults and children alike to see an artist at work, watch demonstrations and talk to those artisans about their art, processes and inspirations. It is also an opportunity for local artists to network with the public, and to expand awareness about the arts in general and the work they specifically do. If you would like to learn more about the Artist in Residence program or are interested in serving as the CCC’s Artist in Residence for a one-month span, please contact Arts Education and Exhibits Manager, Jeanette Gabrys at

The Artist in Residence Program is made possible through the Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation.

Fruity Fiber: Fiber Mixed Media Collage with Carol Gengler


Saturday, March 4: 10 am – 4:30 pm, (includes a 1 hr lunch break)

In this fun workshop, students will really look at the interesting and detailed shapes and lines on both the inside and outside of a fruit or vegetable they bring.  Students will do some preliminary drawing of what is observed and translate that into a mixed media fiber piece.  Supplies are included, but students should bring their own fruit or vegetable.
$68 Member/ $85 Non-Member
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February - Carol Gengler


Tuesdays: February 7, 14, 21 & 28: 1-4 pm
Thursdays: February 2, 9, 16 & 23: 10 am – 12 pm


Tend your Interior Garden because the seeds that will blossom in outward expression are always first scattered within.  – Sarah Ban Breathnach


Carol Gengler is an artist, art therapist, art educator and the owner of Interior Garden Art Studio in Thiensville.  Carol taught in the Mequon-Thiensville School District for many years, and at the same time created her own art.  She combined her love of psychology and earned a Masters in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University.  She then opened Interior Garden Art Studio where she teaches and assists both children and adults in creating expressive art.  Carol works in fibers, painting and collage. 



Artists in Action!  Video Interview Series

See some of our recent artists talk about their careers in the arts, and the journeys which brought them where they are today!  

Some of our past fine artists have been:

Mary Mendla, Painting/Wearable Art
Catie Barron, Painting
Lisa Brobst, Fabric Collage
Megan Woodard Johnson, Mixed Media
Laurie Sucharda, Painting
Kerry Tharp, Mosaics
Nancy Going, Beaded Jewelry
Adria Willenson, Silk Painting/Textiles
Frank Juarez, Abstracts
Susan Hale, Oil Painting
Lisa Masslich, Oil Painting/Art Education
Mary Rickert, Writer/Author
Elizabeth Carr Whitmore, Illustration, Fiber & Fused Glass

Cindy Mich, Creative Writing, Broadcasting, Publishing & Film
Jim Selle, Plein Air Painting

Kate House, Jewelry
Michael Santini, Oil Painting

Kathy Lanser, Upcycled Art/ Mixed Media
Jaymee Harvey Willms, Assemblage

Katelyn Westenberger, Jewelry
Judith Kervin, Painting/Jewelry
Kim Rae Nugent, Mixed Media/ Art Journaling

Tami Zwicke, Mixed Media/ Collage


Claudette Lee-Roseland, Painting
Sue Lawton, Writing and Illustration
Nancee Ariagno, Punchneedle Embroidery & Patterns
Paula Hare, Cloisonne Style Painted Eggs and Egg Mosaic Paintings
Allen Caucutt, Painting
Mary Mendla, Wearable Art
Nora Boedeker, Painting
Beki Borman, Painting
Michelle Savas Thompson, Oil paintings and Charcoal drawings
Laura Weber, Basketry
Kathryn Klemp, Painting
Priscilla Wicks, Jewelry
Ruchita Varma, Block Printing
Deb Rolfs, Painting
Pamela Ruschman, Painting
Dena Nord, Painting
Debi Zeinert, Calligraphy

Erin Callahan Blum, Watercolor

Katherine de Shazer, Iconography/ Egg Tempera

Kristin Gjerdset, Painting/Illustration

Annie Swarm Guldberg, painting

Cecelia Blenker, Painting

Kate Schaffer, Painting

Julia Narwot, Watercolor

Bridget DeLoge, Stained Glass



Artist in Residence Program

Kelly Garcia

Creating Abstract Landscapes with Artist in Residence

Kate Schaffer


Saturday, December 3: 1-4 pm
$39 Members/ $48 Non-Members
Supplies included, but students should bring some source images, either on phone or actual photos.

Landscapes, cityscapes, what do you find interesting from the world around you?  Starting with source images, Artist in Residence Kate Schaffer will lead students through the process of abstract landscapes from scenes of the world around them.  Working in acrylics on canvas, students are encouraged to use photos they took themselves as sources for their compositions.    

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W62 N546 Washington Avenue 

Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012



W62 N546 Washington Avenue

Cedarburg, WI  53012  




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