Workshop Updates

Monday, May 18, 2020

Dear Shake Rag Alley Community Members, 

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts was founded to provide educational experiences in visual, performing, and literary arts for adults and children; cultivate the creativity that thrives in our rural community; and rehabilitate and preserve our historic buildings and rustic campus.
 

We remain committed to our mission and to contributing to Mineral Point’s creative economy, but with the health and safety of our instructors, students, and staff in mind, we will remain closed through the end of May despite the state Supreme Court’s dismissal of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While we work with instructors to reschedule spring workshops, we are contacting enrolled students regarding our emergency cancellation policy effective March 20:

– We are offering registered students whose workshops are being rescheduled a transferable gift certificate for future workshops through 2021.

– Students with lodging reservations will be offered gift certificates in the full amount of their booking.

– We will return to our normal workshop cancellation and lodging cancellation policies following this crisis.

– We ask students registered in workshops starting in June and beyond not to make any changes to their enrollment at this time. 

While our office remains closed to the public through the end of the month, we are checking voicemail and email daily and continue to ask everyone to follow best practices for illness prevention.

We’ll be spending the rest of this month preparing our classrooms and guest rooms for our reopening, and communicating with students, instructors, and guests about what they can expect as we implement safety protocols in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. 

We continue to be grateful for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@shakeragalley.com or (608) 987-3292.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a donationpurchasing a gift certificate, or shopping our new Artisan Marketplace — your support will help us get to the other side of this crisis.


With sincere thanks, 
Sara Lomasz Flesch
Executive Director

Retreat Updates

TBD

Jewelry Boot Camp workshops will be rescheduled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Rescheduled

from May 29-31

to September 25-27, 2020

open studio & lab updates

Pottery Open Studio
with Joelle White & Katie White

will reopen to appointments as soon as possible

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Open Lab for Blacksmithing
with Dennis McKernan

is being rescheduled
from April 26

Openings are available in the previously scheduled August 30 – Open Lab for Blacksmithing

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Workshop

Status

Classic Woodblock Prints Plus Paint
with Audrey Christie

is being rescheduled
from March 28-29

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Intro to Photo Encaustic
with Sarah Rehmer

has been rescheduled
from April 3-5
to October 30 – November 1

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Coppersmithing 101
with Vickie Scherz

is being rescheduled
from April 3-5

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

An Introduction to Drawing
with Richard Moninski

is being rescheduled
from April 7 – May 26

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Cloisonné on Fine Silver
with Maya Madden

is being rescheduled
from April 18-19

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Metamorphosis: Creating a Figurative Sculpture
with Kate Church

is being rescheduled
from April 19-24

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Intro to Torch Welding
with Dennis McKernan

is being rescheduled
from April 19

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Robust Rag Rug – April
with Carole Spelić

is being rescheduled
from April 19

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Precious Little: Poetics of the Found-Object
with Keith Lo Bue

is being rescheduled
from April 22-26

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
with Joelle White

is being rescheduled
from April 23-26

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Beginning Blacksmithing
with Greg Winz

is being rescheduled
from May 2

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

The Chaos of Perfection
with Maday Delgado

has been rescheduled
from May 2
to October 3

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Steeling Nature
with Sabrina Fadial

is being rescheduled
from May 8-10

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Bento Box
with Seth Apter

is being rescheduled
from May 15-17

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Champlevé Enameling with Fine Silver
with Maya Madden

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Gas Forge Blacksmithing
with Dave Rich

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Weaving with Four Harnesses
with Kathleen Nutter

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

The New Nouveau
with Andrea Matus deMeng

has been rescheduled
from May 21-24
to September 3-6

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Intro to Torch Welding
with Dennis McKernan

has been rescheduled
from May 24
to September 19

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Discovering Form Through Pinching Clay
with Michael Imes

is being rescheduled
from May 27-31
to June 2-6, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Hammer, Anvil, and Forge
with Mike Kazmerski

has been rescheduled
from May 29-31
to October 16-18

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Color Alchemy with Shibori
with Mary Mendla

has been rescheduled
from May 30-31
to September 26-27

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

SAORI Weaving – Discover Yourself!
with Chiaki O’Brien

has been rescheduled
from June 6
to October 24

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Kaleidoscope Design Furoshiki (Wrapping Cloth) with Bengala Mud Dye
with Chiaki O’Brien

has been rescheduled
from May 30-31
to September 26-27

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Crazed Anatomy
with Michael deMeng

has been rescheduled
from June 11-14
to October 1-4

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Make a Bent Willow Chair
with Jim Arendt

has been rescheduled
from June 13-14
to June 12-13, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Watercolor from the Beginning
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 29
to July 29, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Color Theory Through Watercolor
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 30
to July 30, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Abstract Watercolor Exploration
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 31
to July 31, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Watercolor Still Life with Flowers
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from August 1
to August 1, 2021 (save the date)

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.