About the Arts Mill

A leader in supporting local artists

Welcome to the Arts Mill Gallery & Boutique. The Arts Mill is situated in the historic Grafton Mill and houses more than fourteen artists’ studios. These working studios (located on the 2nd floor) are nestled around a central boutique which features a variety of unique items from local and regional artists.

We are open for events and private parties on our beautifully renovated 3rd floor. For more information on leasing studio space, displaying your merchandise in our boutique or renting our room for your next party, please contact Paula DeStefanis at paulac@northshoreacademyofthearts.org.

We work in collaboration with the North Shore Academy of the Arts, a non-profit organization (located in Grafton, WI) offering programming in the visual, literary and performing arts.

Mission

High caliber artistic opportunities

We are a not-for-profit company dedicated to offering high caliber opportunities in the performing, visual, and literary arts to all ages. The Arts Mill and NSAA were designed to encourage, inspire, and promote creativity while fostering a cultural appreciation of the arts in our communities.
Come and Visit Us and Feel Inspired
Paula DeStefanis

Paula DeStefanis
timeline

Our History

2000

North Shore Academy of the Arts (NSAA) began in a quaint space in an old mill next to a river. Three rooms, a hand-built stage, and a few classes.

2005

Offerings in the visual, performing and literary arts grew, offering quality enrichment programming to thousands of kids and adults in southeastern Wisconsin.

2010

NSAA becomes a collaborative arts space. Providing studios for artists of all mediums to teach their craft.

2011

Marked the start of a new decade of programming. Opening in March the Arts Mill provides studios, boutique, gallery and wellness opportunities for the community.

2017

New Art Events boosted Artist and Community participation till today.

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education

Full Time Courses

Open Figure Drawing

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Days of Week: 2 hrs
$10inadvance/$15 at the door

Drawing from Life

Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$150/monthly

Painting, Drawing, Design, Color

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Days of Week: Wednesday, Thursday
$230/monthly

Three-Dimensional Sculpture

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Days of Week: Saturday
$320/monthly

Relief Sculpture

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Days of Week: Tuesday, Friday
$140/monthly

Photography in Art Culture

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Days of Week: Tuesday
$150/monthly

Open Figure Drawing

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Days of Week: 2 hrs
$10inadvance/$15 at the door

Drawing from Life

Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$150/monthly

Painting, Drawing, Design, Color

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Days of Week: Wednesday, Thursday
$230/monthly

Painting, Drawing, Design, Color

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Days of Week: Wednesday, Thursday
$230/monthly

Anatomical Drawing

Time: 8.45 am – 12.30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$100/monthly

Advanced Digital Art

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Days of Week: Tuesday, Friday
$150/monthly

Open Figure Drawing

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Days of Week: 2 hrs
$10inadvance/$15 at the door

Drawing from Life

Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$150/monthly

Painting, Drawing, Design, Color

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Days of Week: Wednesday, Thursday
$230/monthly

Three-Dimensional Sculpture

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Days of Week: Saturday
$320/monthly

Relief Sculpture

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Days of Week: Tuesday, Friday
$140/monthly

Carving in Wood

Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$265/monthly

Photography in Art Culture

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Days of Week: Tuesday
$150/monthly

iPhoneography Workshop

Time: 10:00 am – 4:0 pm
Days of Week: Saturday
$100/monthly

Color for Designers

Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Days of Week: Monday, Friday
$190/monthly
Mission

What Makes The Arts Mill Unique?

Housed in the Grafton Historic Mill, two flights up from where they began, the Arts Mill boasts a place for artists to do their art. A cooperative environment, artists have an opportunity to secure a space among other artists. Open to the public, it fosters a cultural appreciation of the arts in our communities. Community members can visit the second floor and watch artists in work. Students from NSAA are able to pursue mentoring opportunities with these professional artists. The space is also home to the Arts Mill Boutique, where local artists sell their work to promote the arts and the organization.

The third floor is a beautiful gallery, home to art shows and special events. It is shared with Balancing Arts Yoga Studio, which offers holistic movement classes that compliment the creative process of performing, visual and literary artists.
Visit the Arts Mill. Feel the creativity within the historic walls. Watch an artist at work. Shop for one of a kind gifts. Enjoy an event. Become inspired.

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