Thursday, March 25, 2021

Waunakee WRAP Workshop with Muralist Emily Balsley - May 15th, 2021

Community members ages 14+ can join us at the Waunakee Public Library on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 for an educational and hands-on workshop as part of Waunakee’s first ever year participating in the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)!
Murals are a powerful art form. They can inspire, educate, persuade, entice emotions, or tell a story. They can completely change the vibe of a space. They invite viewers in and become a destination. All of that in one wall! Do you have an idea you’d love to see painted at a large scale? Do you love the thought of painting a mural, but have no idea how to start? Are you intimidated by the idea of “going big”? Or do you simply want to learn more about the process of painting a mural? If so, then this workshop is for you.
Join Emily Balsley, Madison-based illustrator, and mural artist as she walks you through the steps of painting your first mural. From finding the right space, to tools & supplies, to navigating transfer methods, and learning some tips & tricks, Emily will cover it all in this comprehensive workshop. There will even be an opportunity to help Emily paint a custom mural designed specifically for the Village of Waunakee! Take a peek here at some of her work:
A virtual workshop option is available as well. The workshop will be live streamed via zoom and virtual participants will receive:
- A link to join the zoom meeting.
- A scaled down version of the mural being painted at the workshop.
- Booklet with the presentation information.
- Set of Acrylic Paints & Brushes
This workshop is included for registered WRAP participants who have submitted artwork to the exhibition and further registration is not required. 
Non-participant community members ages 14+ can register via the link below and participate in the workshop for a $5.00 fee.

For questions about the Waunakee WRAP Workshop & Exhibition, please contact coordinators Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator or Kylie West at (608) 850-2182 or