Shenanigans Winter FUN


Tired of winter, yet?

We’ve got some great things going on in our warm little studio!

Check it out:

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Happy New Year!

Let’s resolve to make more things together!!

It’s time to register for the winter sessions!  There are afterschool classes, a bottle cutting gathering, a Zentangle workshop, and collaging fun!  Get going!

Spring Session 2 Starts this week!



Spring Session 2 starts this week!  If you haven’t yet registered for it, click here right away:

Also, this Wednesday (May 14) is early release from WI Heights Schools, so remember that kids will come directly to Shenanigans after school to eat lunch, then to create.  They will be done at 1:30 PM!

We are also planning a Social Painting Party on Friday, June 6!  This is an adults-only class where the amazing Jennifer Jensen will lead us through the steps of creating a beautiful painting with acrylics on canvas while we enjoy beverages, good music, and great friends!!  Look for the Registration information soon!!

See you soon!

Arm Knitting Video and more!!


Thanks to Sydney Peterson, we are learning to arm knit at Shenanigans this week! Here is a video to help with the project at home:

Also, please join us on Thursday evening and Friday evening for fun adult classes!!
On Thursday, we are playing with paper. Bring photos and/or your favorite tools to make cards, journals, scrapbooks, and more!
On Friday, we’re making candles with Amber! Bring your favorite fire-safe containers to fill with scented soy wax.

PLEASE register at!

Time for Some New Shenanigans!!


Hoppy Spring!!

We are back in action at Shenanigans and hoping to see your smiling faces at some AWESOME upcoming events!

The NEW SPRING SESSION starts this week!! The punch cards are all used up, so you need to register now for the next session.  We have scholarships available, so if you or someone you know needs help, PLEASE send us an email ( to let us know how we can help you!!


Thursday, April 10 (6:00-8:00 PM)–Paper Crafts Workshop–Bring your favorite paper crafting supplies or come and use our extensive collection of papers, punches, stamps, and more to create greeting cards, scrapbooks, journals, or fun decorations!

Friday, April 11 (7:00-9:00 PM)–Make Soy Candles–Amber Corbit of Burning Twig Candles will lead us in making beautiful, healthy candles!  Bring heat-safe containers you would like to use as candles, or find some fun items around our studio!


DROP-IN for Fun (no registration necessary):

Sunday afternoons (3:00-5:00)–Knitting and other knotting arts!  Just come on in and visit with interesting people.  Bring unfinished projects or start something new!  This group is free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you VERY soon!!

Polly and Lisa


Come play with our fun art supplies!

We have some FUN classes coming up for adults and teens!
We’ll be turning old books into works of art with art journal expert Jacqueline Holmes.  
And, we’ll be turning old bottles into new glass mosaic treasures with glass guru Laura Peterson.  
Register at!!
Check it out…
Photo courtesy of Christine Triebert,  River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro, VT.
Photo courtesy of Christine Triebert, River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro, VT.
Art Journaling Is
Art Journaling Is…

Saturday Mornings in February (Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22) 9:00-11:00–Art Journaling Workshop

Create a personal journal out of an old book with the guidance of the fabulously creative Jacqueline Holmes. Jacqueline, an artist and teacher, has led students and teachers through the art journaling experience. We will play with paint, glue, Mod Podge, pens, scissors, and more.
Part of the journal pages will include a style of painting called Sequencing, a technique that originated at the River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro, VT, where Jacqueline studied. It is a creative painting technique that helps us learn to overcome anything that may get in the way of the creative process.

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It’s Time to Register!!


SHEnanigans has MORE fun offerings to cheer up your winter with crafting galore!

We are looking forward to seeing you (and your friends)!!

–Polly and Lisa


Our Gift To You


Happy Giving Tuesday!

We are feeling thankful and generous today!

We have so much to say, that I think a list might be the best way to do it.  SO, here it goes:

  1. THANK YOU, Wisconsin Heights Education Foundation for the generous grant!!
  2. THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us in our new Shenanigans Headquarters!  We are having so much fun and hope you will continue to join us in our happy crafting space!
  3. THANK YOU to all of you who sent your little elves to us last weekend to create fabulous gifts for their friends and families.  We felt like this was the perfect way to start the holiday season.  We still have a few spots left in our Saturday morning Elf Workshop this Saturday, December 7.  You can register here.
  4. THANKS to all of your for the generous donations of craft supplies, recyclables, paper, and more.  We appreciate every bit of it.  We need to slow down a bit on our intake until we can get our basement organized.  Email us or call us (608-301-5080) if you have questions about donating something.  We can always use cash!  

And now……drumroll……our gift to you:

In January, we would like to offer our after school studio sessions (Arty Afternoon–1.5 hours each) for $8.00 each rather than $15.00!!  That means our punch cards will be $80 for 10 classes (Including 3 hour Wacky Wednesdays!).  PLUS, at no extra cost, we will have a special Shenanigans bus pick kids up from Black Earth School on Wednesdays and from the Wisconsin Heights Middle School/High School on Thursdays!!  This will start January 6, 2014.

You can purchase a gift certificate for the new punch cards throughout December because we think they will make WONDERFUL holiday gifts!!


Here is what our Shenanigans Headquarters Schedule looks like:

Mondays:  Available for special events all day

Tuesdays: Available for events until 2, youth studio session 2:45-4:15

Wednesday: Available for events until 2, youth studio session 2:45-4:15 (Bus from Black Earth School)

Thursday: Available for events until 2, older youth studio session 3:30-5:00 (Bus from WI Heights Middle/High School)

Friday: Available for events until 2, Ambassador Program (older youth volunteers and crafters) 3:30-5:00

Saturday: Special events

Sunday: Special events, 3:00-5:00 Knitting Group (anyone welcome!)

Pillow Talk Time!



Have you heard?!  Shenanigans is ready for some Pillow Talk.  Let’s rendezvous at the Mazomanie Community Building this Thursday at 6:45 PM!  We’ll do some dyeing, stitching, and lots of laughing!

Register here!


Things to bring, if you want to (NOT madatory!!):

  • A favorite button-down shirt you no longer use but would like to save as a pillow
  • A sewing machine, if you have one
  • an old throw pillow you would like to cover up
  • A drink and/or snack for yourself or to share