Gjerdset is Cultural Center artist for June

The June artist-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center is Kristin Gjerdset.

Gjerdset is a professional artist and professor of art at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, where she teaches painting, drawing and art history and serves as the gallery manager.

Her definition of the classroom goes beyond the typical four walls to involve field trips to the zoo, museums, area parks, and preserves, artist studios, galleries — wherever she believes students will be inspired to create.

Her own life as an artist includes exhibiting but her best moments on the journey have been residency experiences at wilderness sites. She has been the artist in residence at five national parks — Glacier, Everglades, Mesa Verde, Great Basin and Rocky Mountain — and three Wisconsin state parks — Whitefish Dunes, Potawatomi and St. Croix — as well as Caribou Ranch Open Space in Nederland, Colo.

Gjerdset will be demonstrating her art at the center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 1, 10, 15, 17 and 29.

She will also lead “Mixing It Up: A Mixed Media Workshop” from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

The workshop will allow participants to explore ways to bring different drawing and painting materials together to make a collage style page.

The class will include guidance on compositional layout, techniques, observation, and sharing ideas visually.

Those attending are asked to bring images to work from, such as photos and sketches.

The fee is $38 for center members and $45 for nonmembers, which includes supplies.

Masks are recommended but not required for classes.

For more information or to register for the class, contact the center at 375-3676 or visit www.cedarburgculturalcenter.org/adult-teen-classes.

The center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave.

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