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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


80's Night! A Glass with Your Class: Brush and a Beverage

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

80’s night! Learn some abstract painting techniques while listening to your favorite throwback tunes! Pick and choose the techniques that speak to you and create a unique artwork. Dressing up and singing along encouraged. So, slide on those leg warmers, crimp your hair, and don’t miss this painting class! Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/80s-night-a-glass-with-your-class-brush-and-a-beverage/.


Acrylic Still Life

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this class, we will cover compositional strategies when looking at a portion of a larger still-life, underpainting, as well as some paint application techniques when working with acrylic. Forget the boring bowls of fruit and join us for a unique and beautifully composed still life artwork.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/acrylic-still-life/.


Studio 51: Pointillism

10:30am – 12:00pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Make a little noise in this class as we tap our way to amazing artworks! Learn how to create images and mix colors using nothing but dots! We have different techniques and media depending on age and ability.

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

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


Studio 51: Geometric Tape Resist

10:30am – 12:00pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Try your hand at modern art in this tape resist painting class. We will lay out lines and shapes with painter’s tape on amazing holographic paper! We will talk about different techniques for painting your projects and you will be amazed at your creation when you pull off the tape to reveal the shiny paper underneath.

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

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/geometric-tape-resist/.


Tactile Collage

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Think about art differently in this collage class that focuses more on touch than on sight. We will talk about the conventions of art and how makers can think about the other senses when creating an art experience. Whether you want to produce an image or work abstractly, you will be creating a one-of-a-kind touchable artwork in this class.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/tactile-collage/.


A Glass with Your Class: Sip and Sculpt

4:30pm – 6:30pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Join us for a drink and some creativity in this jewelry-making class for all experience levels. You will learn several techniques in sculpting with polymer clay to create your own jewelry designs! We will sculpt, bake, and assemble your custom jewelry during this class and your first drink is on us!

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-sip-and-sculpt/.


Children's Chorale Auditions

3:30pm –5pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/childrens-chorale-auditions/.


Children's Chorale Auditions

10:00am – 12:30pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/childrens-chorale-auditions/.


Oil Painting Seascapes

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Join us for a class all about achieving beautiful seascape compositions in oils. We will cover blending techniques for water, the structure of waves, and getting that vibrant translucency as light shines through the water.

All materials are provided. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/oil-painting-seascapes/.


Studio 51: Memorial Day Pinwheels

10:30am – 12:00pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Celebrate Memorial Day this year with DIY patriotic pinwheels that you can hold in the wind or place in your yard! You will learn how to make the pinwheel from scratch and then you will decorate it using a wide variety of materials.

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

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-memorial-day-pinwheels/.


A Glass with Your Class: Brush and a Beverage

5:30 – 7:30 pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

60’s and 70’s night! Learn some abstract painting techniques while listening to your favorite throwback tunes! Pick and choose the techniques that speak to you and create a unique artwork. Dressing up and singing along encouraged. Dig out your tie dye and bellbottoms and don’t miss this class! Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-60s-and-70s-night-brush-and-a-beverage/.


Children's Chorale Auditions

3:30pm –5pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/childrens-chorale-auditions/.


Children's Chorale Auditions

10:00am – 12:30pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Upcoming audition dates are available by appointment only. Choose a 15 minute slot in one of the timeframes below and please call THELMA at 920-921-5410 to schedule your audition.

May 28: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

May 29: 10 am – 12:30 pm

June 4: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

June 5: 10 am – 12:30 pm

The Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale is a community chorus comprised of fourth through eighth grade students, from Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities, interested in performing and studying high-quality choral music.

The Children’s Chorale is an organization where children are encouraged to express themselves. Members build relationships with peers who are serious about music making. The rehearsal environment is creative, nurturing, educational, enjoyable, and supportive. Members regularly move into leadership roles in their chosen high schools, successfully performing in their choirs, bands, on stage, as soloists, and in ensembles.

Eva Thelen-Dunphy is the new artistic director and is a Fond du Lac native, a soprano, violinist, and choral conductor with a passion for promoting the arts in our community.

The Chorale rehearses Monday evenings, September through May. The first semester runs September through December concluding with a holiday concert. The second semester runs January through May concluding with a spring concert.

Tuition Prices:

$300 per student for both semesters
$200 per student for one semester
$225 per additional sibling for both semesters
$150 per additional sibling for one semester

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/childrens-chorale-auditions/.


Plein Air Painting

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

No need to venture far for this Plein Air, meaning outdoor, painting class! Easels will be set up on our plaza and you will find your cityscape composition. Both acrylics and oils will be available and basic tips and Plein Air techniques will be provided before beginning your artwork! We will meet inside the classroom.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-plein-air-painting/?instance_id=1530.


Studio 5!: Pollack Splatter Silhouette

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this messy and fun class, we are drawing inspiration from the artist Jackson Pollack. We will create a self-portrait silhouette by tracing our shadows. Then we will mask our silhouettes and splatter paint all around it. Join us and make your own modern masterpiece!

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-pollack-splatter-silhouette/?instance_id=1528.


Chalk Pastel Portraiture

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this chalk pastel class, we will talk about proportional sketching, using mark-making to achieve shape and texture, and layering tones. Get those fingers messy and join us for this portraiture class. Bringing your own reference photo is welcomed.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-chalk-pastel-portraiture/?instance_id=1534.


Studio 51: Origami Father's Day Cards

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

With Father’s Day approaching, we have the perfect project for you. Learn how to make adorable origami dress shirts that pop open into a card! Decorate them with buttons, origami neckties, and other craft supplies and personalize the inside with a photo or message.

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-origami-fathers-day-cards/?instance_id=1532.


A Glass with Your Class: Drink While You Ink

5:30 – 7:30 pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Let loose in this free-form art class where we will learn how to make art with alcohol inks. Working on a two-dimensional surface, you will leave this session with a gorgeous piece to take home and hang on your wall. I’ll pour the drinks while you pour the inks! Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-drink-while-you-ink-2/?instance_id=1627.


Oil Painting Landscapes

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this oil painting class, we will talk about several techniques for painting landscapes and the details within. We will cover atmospheric perspective, palette knife painting, representing trees, grass, and more. Come with an idea of what kind of landscape composition speaks to you.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-oil-painting-landscapes/?instance_id=1544.


Studio 51: Fourth of July Dye

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

The fourth is coming up and we can help with the perfect outfit! Join us for a red, white, and blue tie dye session where you will learn several techniques beyond that classic spiral pattern. Bring your own white clothing item (cotton or other natural fibers required) and plan to pick it up the following day. It will be washed, dried, and ready to wear!

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fourth-of-july-dye/?instance_id=1542.


A Glass with Your Class: Galactic Night: Brush and a Beverage

5:30 – 7:30 pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Come get galactic in this painting class where we learn several techniques to achieve a glowing, beautiful galaxy painting. Learn how to paint shining stars, planets, and soft blended cosmos. Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-galactic-night-brush-and-a-beverage/?instance_id=1629.


Plein Air Painting

2:30 – 4:30 PM
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

No need to venture far for this Plein Air, meaning outdoor, painting class! Easels will be set up on our plaza and you will find your cityscape composition. Both acrylics and oils will be available and basic tips and Plein Air techniques will be provided before beginning your artwork! We will meet inside the classroom.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-plein-air-painting-2/?instance_id=1550.


Studio 51: Picasso Portraits

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this class you will learn about Picasso and what Cubism means in an artwork. We will then talk about a few different ways to approach a cubist drawing and each student will make their own Picasso-inspired portrait!

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-picasso-portraits/?instance_id=1548.


Abstract Fiber Art

2:30 – 4:30 PM
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

If you’re in need of a new kind of two-dimensional art, you won’t want to miss this class. Working on stretched fabric, we will learn several fiber arts techniques to create a textural, mixed-media art piece. We will incorporate elements of stitching, weaving, appliqué, beading and more!

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-abstract-fiber-art/?instance_id=1554.


Studio 51: Warhol Pop Art Prints

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

This class will introduce you to Pop Art and we will talk about the work of Andy Warhol and his colorful screen prints. Then we will create our own Pop Art prints using paper, paint, and a variety of items to print with!

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-warhol-pop-art-prints/?instance_id=1552.


A Glass with Your Class: Sip and Sculpt

5:30 – 7:30 pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Join us for a drink and some creativity in this jewelry-making class for all experience levels. You will learn several techniques in sculpting with polymer clay to create your own jewelry designs! We will sculpt, bake, and assemble your custom jewelry during this class and your first drink is on us!

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-sip-and-sculpt-2/?instance_id=1630.


Sci - Art Camp

July 19 – July 23 from 1 – 3 pm
Sci-Art Camp is $200 ($160 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Each day of the camp will focus on a different area of science and students will engage in a variety of unique art projects. Learn some microbiology, chemistry, sculpture, fiber arts, and a whole lot more!

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sci-art-camp/?instance_id=1594.


Chalk Pastel Landscapes

2:30 – 4:30 PM
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this chalk pastel class, we will talk about achieving depth, using mark-making to form shape and texture, layering tones, and blending. Get those fingers messy and join us for this landscape class. Come with an idea of what kind of landscape composition speaks to you.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-chalk-pastel-landscape/?instance_id=1565.


Studio 51: Tissue Paper Suncatchers

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Join us for a class that celebrates the summer sun! We will be making colorful, translucent suncatchers using tissue paper. Customize your colors and make any shape that you like! You will love taking this project home and hanging it in your window.

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-tissue-paper-suncatchers/?instance_id=1563.


A Glass with Your Class: Brush and a Beverage

5:30 – 7:30 pm
$45 ($36 for THELMA members) Includes one glass of wine or beer.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Come get galactic in this painting class where we learn several techniques to achieve a glowing, beautiful galaxy painting. Learn how to paint shining stars, planets, and soft blended cosmos. Your first drink is on us.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All materials provided. Adult class. Ages 21+. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/a-glass-with-your-class-brush-and-a-beverage/?instance_id=1631.


Oil Painting Pet Portraits

2:30 – 4:30 PM
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

This oil painting class will teach you all you need to know about painting your beloved pet. Learn how to achieve a proportional likeness, use blending techniques to simulate depth of field, and how to represent fur in a detailed, yet realistic manner. Please bring a photo of your pet for reference!

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. Adult class. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-oil-painting-pet-portraits/?instance_id=1571.


Studio 51: Weaving

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this class students will learn the basics of weaving and how to achieve different shapes and textures with a variety of materials. We will incorporate some creative stitching and knotting techniques and finish the pieces off with beads, feathers, etc.

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-weaving-2/?instance_id=1632.

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