Private Studio Party at TMA

If your walls are already full of art, perhaps you’d enjoy a private studio class of your choice! A private art class is another way you can support both artists and TMA during Made to Order. Come join us for a creative adventure for your team-building, friend-bonding, birthday party, anniversary, family outing, or just for fun. Relax, laugh, and unleash the hidden talents you didn’t even know you had! We will curate a special event just for your group.

TMA staff will work with you to coordinate your instructor, project, date, etc. Five artists are listed below with their offerings, each a TMA educator and a local working artist.

  • $3,500
  • Up to 12 people per class (excludes Neo & Valerie Medina’s Lifecasting, up to 8)
  • All details taken care of by TMA event coordinator
  • Upscale food & beverage included
  • Choose from an excellent variety of mediums and educators below

Studio Party interest form below.

Leah Huff

Leah Huff graduated from UW Oshkosh with a Bachelors of Science degree. She has been teaching painting classes for the past 6 years and loves sharing techniques on how to blend acrylic paints, hold your brushes, different brush strokes, and more! Creating is good for the soul.

Class Offering
Paint your pet! You won’t want to leave once class comes to an end! You’ll arrive with your beloved pet already sketched onto your canvas, with a colored print-out of their cute little faces as a reference photo while we create. I instruct the class as a whole, and then cruise around to give each of you my individual attention at different intervals of the class. I help you navigate through which colors to use, a variety of brush strokes, blending techniques and when to step back from your work to get the bigger picture. I encourage my students to go rogue with their paintings, following as much or as little of my instructions as they wish! Our time together is meant to be a joyous occasion, with lots of chatter and music while we allow the buzz of creativity to flow.

Mel Kolstad

Mel Kolstad is an artist living in Fond du Lac. She crates tiny drypoint prints and collages.

Class Offering
Join Mel Kolstad for a fun night of food, friends, fun….and printmaking! If you think this sounds difficult….think again! We’ll be making small prints using Mel’s patented finger-painting technique, with results guaranteed to blow you away with your creativity and talent!

This is a no-experience-necessary event – really! You don’t have to know how to draw or paint. All you have to do is bring yourselves and your friends – we’ll provide the rest!

Hannah Kuplack

Hannah Kuplack is an independent artist, small business owner, and art educator for the Kaukauna Area School District. She has a Bachelor of Fine arts with an emphasis in figure drawing and art metals from the UW Oshkosh. Her philosophy is that art is an intrinsically natural human experience whether a creator, explorer, or observer. The creation or enjoyment of art plays an important part in the mental and emotional wellness of our communities.

Class Offering
Botanical illustrations combined with contrasting geometric shapes.

Jessica Lomena

Jessica Lomena is a self-taught watercolor artist and small business owner of Jlowatercolor. A Wisconsin native, her artwork is focused on the natural world and finding themes of balance. She is passionate about supporting local artists and is the creator of the Oshkosh Art Collective.

Class Offering
Suminagashi (sue-me-na-gashi) is the ancient Japanese technique of paper marbling. Dating back to the 12th century, it originated as a meditative practice that combines water, ink, and “chi” (energy flow). During this fun 2-hour workshop, local artist, Jessica Lomena, demonstrates how to make Suminagashi prints and encourages participants to explore this beautiful process. Everyone has the opportunity to make multiple prints and then choose their favorite for matting. Attendees will walk away with a folder of their work and a new stunning piece of art ready to frame!

Valerie and Neo Medina

Valerie and Neo Medina both earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. It was through art school where the dynamic duo found not only a contiuned love for art, but also for eachother. Together the pair resides in the Fox Valley area. They share a wide variety of skill sets ranging from large mural work to intricate detailed drawings. Their main goal is sharing their passion of creating through advocacy and community engagment.

Class Offering
Life casting is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of the human body through the use of molding and casting techniques. Life casting allows you to capture the human form in perfect detail, from the texture of wrinkles through to fingerprints and all the individual quirks that make us unique. Together Valerie and Neo will teach you the basic process through materials, techniques, and tools to create your very own hand (or friends hand) lifecasting. Don’t miss on this one of a kind keepsake.

Up to 8 guests for this medium.

Made to Order Studio Party Interest Form

If you are interested in reserving a Studio Party for Made to Order, please fill out this form and a TMA staff member will connect with you.
  • Select which artist(s) you are interested in working with.
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