Programs to Expand Your Horizons 

Wisconsin Craft hosts programming throughout the year. Programs encompass topics relevant to specific crafts and techniques, the business side of marketing your work, and much more. We are always open to suggestions regarding topics, presenters, and of course, your interest in being a presenter as well. 

Visit our Calendar Page to see current programming and events.

2024 Programming

Crafting A Career: Artist Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 20th, 2024 - 10 AM
Arts + Literature Laboratory - Madison WI

How does one craft a career as an artist? Join Wisconsin Craft for a dynamic discussion with five professional artists working in various mediums as they share insights on their artistic livelihoods. The discussion will focus on various revenue sources; including direct and online sales, wholesale and consignment, custom orders, grants, teaching, and more.

Continue the conversation over lunch with fellow attendees. Consider learning more about Wisconsin Craft by attending the Annual Membership Meeting with the Board of Directors as they share insider knowledge and plans for the organization’s future.

End the day with Break-Out Discussion Groups; target your next step as an artist Crafting a Career.

Distinguished Panelists: Luke & Tressa Proctor, Maria Amalia Wood, Ryan Myers, Rosy Petri & Char terBeest Kudla 

Participation Fee: 

  • $30 for Wisconsin Craft Members (Current members must log-into their account in order to access member event pricing)

  • $45 for Non-Members

Programs included in the registration fee: panel discussion, lunch by Alimentari, and WI Craft Annual Membership Meeting.

Crafting a Career: Artist Panel Discussion


Monthly Member Meet & Greets

We are excited to continue to offer exclusive FREE programming next year to our Active Wisconsin Craft Members. Every month we host a virtual (and sometimes in-person) event, where our members choose a topic discussion and we gather and share our knowledge and experiences. Topics can range from digital marketing, photography, business financials, art show circuit, and MORE! You must be a member to receive event registration.

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Events & Meet & Greets!

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Product Photography 101 -Presented by: Rebecca Ickes Carra

Saturday, January 20th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Milwaukee, WI

Learn how to create consistency in your photography, no matter what kind of camera you use. In this one-day class, you will learn the basics of harnessing natural light for professional-looking images. We will then discuss and practice avoiding some of the most popular mistakes I see artists making online with their photos. By the end of the day, you’ll know how to avoid issues like distortion, extreme glare, inaccurate colors, and distracting settings. You will also learn how to get those coveted blurry backgrounds (even with older-model cell phones)! There will be ample time for on-site practicing with hands-on support from Rebecca as well as time for Q&A.

Who is it for?
This one-day masterclass is suitable for any maker who is looking to speed up their photo-taking process and understand how to consistently get the same quality images over and over again. Any type of camera or cell phone is welcome! 

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Become A Member

Wisconsin Craft members enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to provide important information about the craft field. All members are welcome to get involved on a committee to shape the organization as it grows. You can help create and plan new events that build and promote interest in Fine Craft around the state.

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Past Wisconsin Craft Programming


Social Media Workshops

Instagram and Facebook can be cumbersome and daunting, but we’re here to help you utilize these free platforms to better market and grow your business. You can participate in one or all of them.

Session 1: The Basics 

February 24th, 5-7pm, virtual ONLY

Session 2a: Making Reels 

March 31st, 12:00 -1:45pm, CVA, Wausau, WI

Session 2b: Panel Discussion 

March 31st, 2-3:30pm, virtual & in-person

Session 3: Insights and Monetization

April 28th, 5-7pm, virtual ONLY

A whole person project:

Create as We Are.

* Maximum of 20 Participants.**

A whole person project: Create as We Are.

April 1,  12:00 - 3:00pm, In-person ONLY, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

This interactive workshop aims to invite and spark a conversation across cultures and generations, with the community on issues that are important to them such as: inclusivity, gender identity, race, trauma, etc. Participants will have an opportunity to adhere and choose their “words” to a completed backdrop or develop their personal panels to take home with them and continue exploration. They will also be able to craft their words with a die cutting tool, available during the workshop. Community members may choose to stay all three hours or drop in as they wish. Maday is a native Spanish speaker and is happy to converse with workshop participants in both languages. There are lots of ways to become involved with the project even if a person chooses not to stitch. All supplies are provided.

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Selling CRAFT Online

Monday March 15th 4:00, 2021

Join seven Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members for this Introduction to Selling CRAFT Online. Each Artist will give a brief overview of the platform services they use for their online shops.

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Annual Members Meeting 2022

Tuesday March 22th 6:00, 2022

"Listen to Annemarie Sawkins discuss "A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art" and learn about upcoming events for the year.

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Wisconsin Craft

8469 North 50th Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

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