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Della Wells

Multi-media Painting
Milwaukee, WI

Della WellsDella Wells' mixed media work evokes everyday scenes and cultural values. She specializes in pastels and incorporates found objects in her pieces. Her work includes dolls, boxes, cards, painted vests and more. In a program, Della leads participants in the process of creating a project using found objects. A goal is to educate students as to how art, culture and  history (including family history) are connected.

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

An in-depth workshop

An residency

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:

$60/hour for workshops,
$500 for lecture



Planning fee:

$100 for involved project


will vary with program

Program Needs:
Slide projector

Not available August and October.

Past Venues:

  • Howard Finster Fest, Summerville, GA 2001
  • Kentuck Festival of the Arts, Northport, AL 2001
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • St. Catherine’s Residence For Women, Milwaukee
  • Golda Meir School, Milwaukee, 1999
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Sherman Park, Milwaukee
  • Marquette University
  • UW Milwaukee-Union Studio Arts and Craft Center
  • The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
  • VSA Arts, Milwaukee
  • Artists Working in Education Inc. (AWE)
  • Saint Amelia, Milwaukee
  • Appleton Children's Museum

Della Wells
631 E Hadley
Milwaukee, WI 53212

last updated: 03/31/2009   


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