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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

Features

  • Group Rental Available
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Wi-Fi

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm

*Please check Visitor Information on web site home page for any changes to daily hours due to events.

About Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown , Wisconsin.

A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013 includes a new two-level art gallery that gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film, listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or attending a major concert in the street.


Available for private parties:
Capacity 80 comfortably
Catering must be from list of preferred caters
Bar available.

Rooms available (capacity in parenthesis)
Fountain City Room (200-250)
Great Hall (160-250)
Café 1906 (75)
Susan O. Ahren Contemporary Wing (2 levels; 75 per level)
The Plaza (150-200)
Grand Board Room (30)
Classroom (30)
Art Classroom (30)
South Meeting Room (15)
East Meeting Room (8)

Upcoming Events


Studio 51: Cardboard Sculpture

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this sculpture class, students of all ages will cut, glue, tape, assemble and paint cardboard to create unique sculptures. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and combine materials together to create fun objects from everyday materials.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12. Studio 51 classes are every Tuesday from 1:30 - 3 pm at THELMA!

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members), plus we are now offering a $30 semester pass to current members, which grants access to all nine classes from June 11 to August 13.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-cardboard-sculpture/.


Set the Stage: Choreography

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Get up off your feet and start dancing! Wednesday June 26, our Set the Stage workshops for kids includes a fun choreography class taught by a guest instructor! All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/set-the-stage-choreography/.


Figure Drawing

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members, $15 for THELMA Visual Artist members))
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Through this traditional class, students will be encouraged to explore various drawing techniques, mediums and practices. We will draw from a live model and learn how to interpret what we see into multiple drawings.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/figure-drawing-2/.


The WhiskeyBelles

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

This FREE concert is held outside on THELMA’s Plaza. The street is closed in front of THELMA on Sheboygan St. Enjoy music, drinks, and have fun with friends! Games are available! Who doesn’t love life-size Jenga or a great game of Corn-Hole? Food will also be available. Don’t miss this THELMA favorite! Whiskey and women! Doesn’t get much better!

Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/the-whiskeybelles/.


Comic Book Camp

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$150 ($120 THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

THELMA’s Comic Book Camp is coming to THELMA this Summer! One week of creating exciting characters, action poses, fun narratives and more! Register now!

Create your very own comic book that tells a unique story. In this entertaining camp, students will dive into the details of developing characters, writing dialogue and creating a basic story line for a comic book. We will employ techniques from professional cartoonists including layout, penciling, inking, and lettering to create a 4-6 page comic book from beginning to end.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited.

This camp is for ages 7 – 18 and students will make a finished comic book home at the end of this one week adventure.

Camp Dates:
July 8– July 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Fee $150 ($120 for THELMA Members)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/comic-book-camp/.


Comic Book Camp

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$150 ($120 THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

THELMA’s Comic Book Camp is coming to THELMA this Summer! One week of creating exciting characters, action poses, fun narratives and more! Register now!

Create your very own comic book that tells a unique story. In this entertaining camp, students will dive into the details of developing characters, writing dialogue and creating a basic story line for a comic book. We will employ techniques from professional cartoonists including layout, penciling, inking, and lettering to create a 4-6 page comic book from beginning to end.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited.

This camp is for ages 7 – 18 and students will make a finished comic book home at the end of this one week adventure.

Camp Dates:
July 8– July 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Fee $150 ($120 for THELMA Members)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/comic-book-camp/.


Studio 51: Fantasy Drawing

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$15
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

See colors, lines and shapes come to life with drawing. Through this exploratory class, students of all ages will be encouraged to draw with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about drawing dreamlike worlds

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)

$30 per semester (THELMA Members): This semester pass includes all nine classes starting June 11 – August 13. Attend any or all the classes you want with this semester pass! (If you have a THELMA family membership, you’re entire family is eligible to attend any or all the classes as well.) The semester pass will only be available to purchase until June 18 after the second class of the semester has taken place. Take advantage of your THELMA membership with these great savings! Call 920.921.5410 to register or click HERE to purchase your pass online.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-drawing/.


Set the Stage: Singing

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Anyone can sing and with a little dedication and practice, improvement will show! Learn several steps and techniques you can take to boost your singing pipes so your voice shines. All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/set-the-stage-singing/.


Studio 51: Foam Printmaking

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this inventive class, we will explore the process of printmaking using pens, ink and foam. Students will choose their favorite subject and create multiple prints that they will be able to take home to share with family and friends.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA! (No class July 2)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-foam-printmaking/.


Set the Stage: Costume/Set Design

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 each ($12 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Set the Stage and create the experience of the show! Kids will learn about costume design and everything it takes behind the scenes to make a production happen. This class is for the future directors and producers! All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/set-the-stage-set-costume-design/.


Mixed Media

5 pm – 7 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

The mixed media class is a group of artistic experiences rooted in one fundamental creative principle –providing you with a foundation that will inform and inspire your vision and imagination. We will explore line, color, texture, shape and pattern through a unique project utilizing a wide variety of techniques and materials.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/mixed-media-2/.


Studio 51: Clay Creatures

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this entertaining sculpture class, students of all ages will explore how to create different creatures using air dry clay. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and to create unique 3-dimensional artworks.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Studio 51 is every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3 pm at THELMA!

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-clay-creatures/.


Set the Stage: Preparing for the Audition

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

With the right preparation, you can excel at your audition and get the part of your dreams! This class will prepare students on how to overcome fears and to find their confidence along with instruction on what occurs in an audition and tips to get the part! All Set the Stage classes are designed for students ages 7 – 14.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/set-the-stage-preparing-for-the-audition/.


On Stage @THELMA: Giants in the Sky

9:00 am
$175 ($140 for THELMA Members)
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure , “Giants in the Sky.” This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Fourth through eighth grade students will learn the lines, the music, the dances, and build the sets in this two week adventure. Then on the final day, students perform it twice!

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/giants-in-the-sky/.


Copper Box

7:00 pm
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Don’t miss this THELMA favorite!

Copper Box was nominated for 2018 Folk/Celtic Artist of the year.

Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both are nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history!
The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar).
Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it. Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, INC.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/copper-box-11-thursdays-of-summer/.

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