Dreifuerst's summer residency begins

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst will begin her two-month residency in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio the week of June 19. Dreifuerst was chosen for the first-ever position in a competitive application process; the residency was established to allow the public to interact with a creative person, view her process and learn from her in the Idea Studio, the library’s makerspace.

Dreifuerst will be on hand in the Idea Studio Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. and every second and fourth Saturdays 1:30-3:30 p.m., working on original art. She’ll also conduct two classes open to adults and teens age 13 and older:

  • Saturday, July 8: DIY Ceramic Tiles, offered in three identical sessions: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Participants will create original tiles that Dreifuerst will fire and install in a community mosaic that will be displayed in the studio. Space is strictly limited, and registration is required starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the online Calendar.
  • Tuesday, August 8: Wheel-throwing Demonstration, 6 p.m. Dreifuerst will walk through the steps and demonstrate how to make clay pottery on a wheel. Space is strictly limited, and registration is required starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the online Calendar.

The Fond du Lac native and artist owns Riverwalk Art Center downtown and works in oil painting and ceramics. Her background is especially well-suited to the residency; she has 19 years’ experience teaching art in public schools, plus she conducts lessons at her gallery.

The Idea Studio is the library’s permanent do-it-yourself zone in the lower level with equipment to use for free and DIY programming. Extended summer hours (through September 1): 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. More information is available at www.fdlpl.org/ideastudio and on the studio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, found at Idea Studio FDLPL.

 

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