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For more information on upcoming workshops contact:

Friends of Fred Smith Studio at the Wisconsin Concrete Park
N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips, Wisconsin

Workshops require pre-registration as they fill rapidly and often have waiting lists. Children under 10 years old are welcome to attend most workshop but must be accompanied by an adult. CALL 715-339-7282 TO REGISTER. Check back as workshops may be added and they are subject to change, or call for more information!

March 25, 2017
1-4 p.m.
A fun afternoon for all ages painting with acrylics and/or decoupaging with tissue paper onto a collection of boxes, bowls & ceramic figures. Arlyn Kielsmeier, Master of Fun, will supply all the materials. All that’s needed is your imagination. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.


April 8, 2017
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Two jewelry pros from the Countryside Artists Gallery & Gift Shop, Trudy Schragel & Kathy LaPointe, are teaming up to help you make a bracelet, a pair of earrings, or an ankle bracelet from a variety of beads & techniques. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.


April 22, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Welcome spring by creating a tulip-embellished 6.5” x 4.5” x 3.5” basket with handles. Learn the basic basket-weaving techniques with step-by-step guidance by Dianne Mockler, long-time basket maker. All materials and use of tools included. Open to 16 yrs +. Lunch available or bring your own. Class size is limited. Registration required.

HERITAGE DAYS - Get Hooked on History

May 20, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, Ojibwe arts, history, traditions and culture, ethnic food booths by area churches, traditional music, singers, a blacksmith shop, and heritage food production. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! A great event for the whole family. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle.


September 23, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Painting Competition Judging starts at 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to participate in this Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience offering an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different art mediums: Painting on a life-size mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with mosaics, and open-air painting of postcard-sized landscapes. All materials for each medium will be provided. Plus tour the 200+ statues made by retired lumberjack and self-taught artist, Fred Smith, and enjoy the works of art from the local quilt clubs hanging in the park pines. Live music, a silent auction, and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way to or from the Phillips Fall Harvest Festival. For the location of other Wandering Roadside Art Experience sites, visit https://www.jmkac.org/explore-discover/wandering-wisconsin.



Horse and rider from Henry Mocavts
and John Putro tableau
Farming with Oxen tableau

Farming with Horses tableau
#6 Chiann the Beer Drinker and Photographer.
Photo: Robert Amft,
circa 1950-64.
Farming With Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©
Mr. Knox and Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©



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