Students, ages 8 to 18, spent the day in our printmaking studio.  They erew introduced to monotype printmaking and got the opportunity to create original, one of a kind prints by exploring different surfaces, painting and inking techniques.  These works of art were hand-rubbed or were be run through our etching press. 

Yonder printmaker Don Krumpos led this class and inspired students by sharing his work as well as techniques and the importance of process in printmaking.  

$35 per student includes all necessary materials

Due to space concerns this class is open to no more than 10 students.

ArtBeet Kewaunee is proud to present its 2nd Annual Youth Art Month (YAM) celebration throughout March 2023. Yonder hosted an exhibit as part of ArtBeet’s city-wide exhibit at many of the art galleries across Algoma.

New Printmakers spent a night “out” in our studio.  They created original, one of a kind monotype prints by exploring different surfaces, painting and inking techniques.  These works of art were hand rubbed or can be run through our etching press. They brought inspiration and left with beautiful art prints. 

$45/per participant 

We will provide beverages, water, glasses, corkscrews, bottle openers, snacks, and supplies!

Due to space concerns this class is open to no more than 10 students.

Ages 21+

Course Materials and Links

This print out will give you some ideas on how to use a craft knife and strategies to make paper cuts.


We will be using overhead projectors as our performance area. The area is about 10 inches x 10 inches so generally, our puppets are small. They will be projected on a large screen, so that the audience sees these as 4 feet by 4 feet.

We will work on cinematic concepts that use wide angles and closeups and transitioning between scenes.

We will develop a story that is about 5-10 minutes long for each participant. The narrative can be loose and surreal or follow a literal narrative. You may come with your own ideas, or, if you’re having trouble of thinking of ideas, we will look toward mythology and fairy tales to borrow from. An example is looking at the work of Hans Christian Anderson. He even has a story about Shadows!

Your puppet short may have voiceover/narration, or music, or none if you prefer.

If you have your idea, you can write your narrative, and storyboard. Here is an example of one that I did for a 3 Act performance in 2019.
It is not fancy, in fact it is pretty sketchy, but it lets me get my ideas from my head to paper to free my mind to work on cutting referencing my rough composition.



The Wikipedia entry on Java shadow theater and its many branches and expressions.

Karagöz is a Turkish shadow theater in which puppets of characters and objects made of camel or ox skin are held up to a light with sticks to project their silhouettes onto a cotton cloth.

The Wikipedia entry that briefly talks about the traditional shadow theater of Turkey.

The best example to talk about animation using cutout paper silhouettes and shadows is Lotte Reiniger.

This German artist was a pioneer of animation in the early and mid-20th century. Lotte used resources from the traditional shadow theater of the East and combined it with the openwork silhouettes of Europe.

“Lotte Reinigers silhouettenfilm: Die Geschichte des Prinzen Achmed”

Booklet of the premiere of The Adventures of Prince Achmed .

The Star of Bethlehem

Beautiful short film from the 50’s that uses silhouette animation to tell a popular Christmas story.

“Mary’s Birthday”

Another magnificent short film from the 50’s in which you will be able to appreciate the talent and originality of Lotte Reiniger.

“The Art of Lotte Reiniger, 1970 | From the Vaults”

A short documentary where she is seen working on her works.

“The Adventures of Prince Achmed”

The Wikipedia entry for The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Shadow Puppets, Shadow Theaters and Shadow Films | Lotte Reiniger

This is an unmissable book by Lotte Reiniger where she explains in detail all the resources of shadow theatre, from minimal scale to her own shadow animations. It was published in 1975 and a digitized version can be borrowed at

This company has been producing shadow theater in San Francisco since 1972. Here you can see images of some of their productions.

This is the first professional modern shadow theater troupe in Japan and has produced several plays that bring people into the world of theater, inventing original dramatic styles that modernize shadow play. I share an interview with Shuichi Iida so you can learn more about this Japanese shadow theater company.

Interview with Karl Johnson, a contemporary silhouette portrait artist.

A book about the history of shadow silhouettes by Emma Rutherford.

An incredible shadow theater production that combines actors, silhouettes and projections on a large-scale tableau. In this video they show many details behind the scenes.

A small production by the brilliant company A la sombrita that uses the space in front of the altarpiece and leaves the actors visible.

The review of an installation of light bubbles on which shadows were projected devised by Lucion Media. This is another creative use of projection space.

A brief review of the work of Christian Boltansky that refers to the traditional resources of shadow theater.

A theater group out of Chicago, but that performs across the world, using many of the same methods we use in this course and for our performance.

Artist Workshop

Schedule: 2 classes 

Ages 12 and up

Saturday, March 18  9 am-2 pm


Saturday, March 25 10 am-4pm  


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Public shadow puppet performance beginning at 5 pm March 25.

Workshop Price:  All supplies will be provided.  Yonder will order pizza on Saturday March 25th for all participants.  Please bring your own snacks, lunch and beverages.

Adults: $200

Artists under 18: $100

Class Limit: 10

Workshop Description

Puppeteer, Don Krumpos, will share shadow puppet history, storyboarding and process as well as technical craft. Students will create their own shadow puppet short animation (about 5 minutes).   Creative work is encouraged outside of class time to refine their performance.  Students will work collaboratively and perform their puppet show on March 25th at 5 pm in a public performance hosted by Yonder.  All artists, students and professional artists, ages 12 and up are welcome!


Due to space limitations this class is open to no more than 10 students.


Since this course has a lot of material put into a small amount of time, we have prepared some material for you to look at ahead of time.

Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’ll be sent additional course materials to start early, and between course dates so that we can make the most of our time together.




SeaGrant is 50 years old in 2022. To mark this occasion, they decided to have a mural painted by Wisconsin Artists. Sturgeon Bay was selected as the location for the mural. We worked with Jody Henseler, as a member of our team to provide scientific perspective about Lake Michigan and help infuse her passion for the water into our work.

A video by SeaGrant’s Bonnie Willison can be seen here

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood as Manitowoc Sputnik Fest attendees came by to help paint the mural on First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Matt Sauer wanted a Mister Rogers-themed mural on his wall, since Mister Rogers was a Presbyterian minister and the “closest thing we have to a saint” he said. Pastor Matt has a giving and inclusive organization, so the mural was to display this idea to the traffic as they are heading down the hill into downtown Manitowoc.

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society with their hard work in preserving the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator, wanted a mural paying homage to the Sturgeon Bay’s agricultural roots. Bayside Bargains , which is across the street from the grain elevator, allowed us to paint on their wall. The historical society knew they wanted to represent the agriculture heritage of the water to the land so we went about designing a concept that included their famous steel bridge, a wooden clipper ship, that would haul the seeds to the granaries, and in the center, the seed itself as a center point, and then a transition around the wall to a pastoral land with rolling hills which Door County scenery did then, and still does abound in. This was also  a paint-by-number mural in which the community turned up to finish painting the lower half.

We were invited by On Broadway to participate in their Second Annual Mural and Busker’s Festival. They wanted a food-themed mural and with knowing about their renowned farmers market, we wanted to include foods and flowers that would be found during harvest season in Northeastern Wisconsin. We included some butterflies to indicate the importance of these pollinators in the food growing process.

We invited David Carpenter a usual partner, and Gabby Krumpos, an emerging artist and designer to help us complete this large artwork in the required 4 days. David’s impeccable skill would help render the vegetables to realistic perfection, and Gabby is an up-and-coming mural artist, and they will help with two other murals later this year.

Erin and Don came out a couple nights early to project the outlines, and we met some of the local business owners already on this hot July night. The next day, we painted in some of the higher background areas, to get them out of the way. It was Wednesday, so we got to visit the farmers market for a little while.

Thursday was the official start and our team was assembled. Every day in the morning and before we left, we would drive or walk to see other nine artists working on their mural. Saturday and Sunday, were the days that the Festival occurred so the buskers and musicians were out in full force and we got to meet some wonderful people. Old friends stopped by to see the spectacle; and it was a reunion of sorts.

We completed the painting just on time, on Sunday about 4 p.m. This event will end up being one of our best memories of mural painting because of the energy and camaraderie surrounding us.

We were contacted by the City of Fond du Lac Downtown Committee.

Saturday March 26th 9-4 pm 
Students ages 10 and up spent a day in our printmaking studio learning the art of creating a linocut relief print. Participants began by learning what makes an ideal image for printing. Students then used gouges to form their linocut, roll on ink and pull their original work of art using hand-rubbing techniques and our etching press.

Yonder printmaker Don Krumpos led this class and inspire students by sharing his work as well as techniques and the importance of process in printmaking.

$50 per student includes lunch and all necessary materials

Due to space concerns this class was open to no more than 9 students.

This class was offered in collaboration with Art Beet’s Youth Art Month’s Initiative.

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We had the opportunity to design the poster for the 100th Anniversary of the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, Wisc.  Thanks to Lori Kirby, the marketing directory, to provide the guidance to get this done in the style that we liked, and that their board was delighted in.

This idea was conceived in the mind of City of Manitowoc Water Treatment Facility employee Scott Krause in 2015, and in 2020 this painting came to life, after the City of Manitowoc came to us to paint this image of a rainbow trout on their giant gas sphere painted to look like a giant bobber. 

Let it exist to delight visitors after they arrive from Michigan on the USS Badger ferry, and add a splash of color to an heterotopic, industrial area.

Thanks to Hallman-Lindsey for paints and Hamann Construction for the donation of the lift.


We enjoyed doing this mural

Bone Memory was a shadow puppet short performed at Yonder on October 4th, 2019


Deborah Maris Lader is a Chicago printmaker.

Nick Utrie is a Green Bay musician.