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Youth Classes

For Ages 2-4: Wednesday AM Art Studio- April to May

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

For Ages 2-4: Thursday AM Art Studio- April to June

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their time in a professional art studio.

Parents are asked to send a small snack or water bottle along for each class. We can accommodate kiddos in various stages of potty training (just let us know their tells) or if still in diapers, please send wipes and extra diapers!

AM Art Studio- June to July

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending class independently. Easel painting, homemade play-dough, mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are just a few of the tools to choose from!

For ages 4-6: Exploring the Masters

See the world through the eyes of Cézanne, Chagall, O’Keeffe, Kahlo, and Rivera, just to name a few. Each week, we’ll explore a different artist’s style by examining examples their most famous works, and then create our own masterpieces! Using everything from watercolors and chalks to tempera paint and oil pastels, we’ll create our own gallery of work you’ll want to frame.

Grades PK-K: Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Rainbow Rhythms Camp- AM Option

West Music partners with ArtHaus to bring your child a class of color mixing and instrument identification. Purple pianos, green guitars, and MORE!

Grades PK-K: Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Rainbow Rhythms Camp- PM Option

West Music partners with ArtHaus to brin you a class of color mixing and instrument identification. Purple pianos, green guitars, and MORE!

Grades 1st-2nd: Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Canvas Maestros Camp

Learn about the artists who created the greatest music of all time, from The Nutcracker Suite to the Harry Potter and Star Wars soundtracks, while creating artwork that embraces beat, rhythm, tempo, and more! West Music partners with ArtHaus to bring you a camp full of music art, and fun. Lunch is not included so don’t forget to bring a sack lunch!

Grades K-6th: Deadline for Enrollment is May 12: Insect Zoo: K-3

Explore amazing insects with the Iowa State Insect Zoo and visiting entomologist. Create art with the help of insects, maggot paintings and cockroach mazes. This class is done in partnership with the ISU Extension and Outreach – Winneshiek County.

3rd-4th grades: Deadline to Register is May 12: Code Artist Camp

In partnership with the ISU Extension and Outreach, ArtHaus brings you a mix of code.org with live versions of your favorite video games and art making.  Code a Spirograph, then create one.  Code Minecraft, then scavenger hunt for bricks.  Bring a sack lunch.

Registered 4-H Clover Kids for 2016-2017 are recipients to a $60 deduction, thanks in part to the Winn Co Extension Office. 

Grades 5th-6th: Deadline for enrollment is May 12: 3-D Printing Design Camp

Luther Visual and Performing Arts Department teams up with ArtHaus for three days of fun in the Luther MakerSpace printing your personal mobile sculpture, tessellation tiles, and tiny creatures.  Be sure to pack a sack lunch.

Insect Zoo: 4th-6th

Explore amazing insects with the Iowa State Insect Zoo and visiting entomologist! Create art with the help of insects, maggot paintings, and cockroach mazes. This class is done in partnership with the ISU Extension and Outreach – Winneshiek County.

 

 

Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Junior High Mystery Trip

Junior High Students, you are invited to join us for a trip to seven different artistic, cultural, and down right fun locations in the Driftless area, all in one day! All meals are provided and anxious parents will receive an itinerary at drop off, but for students each stop is a mystery! Drop off is at 7 AM!

Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Strawberries and Sabotage

Visiting artist, Danielle Cornish, is an illustrator who specializes in flowers, cupcakes and girls who can knock your teeth out. Spend the morning with her developing your skills in water color. Spend the afternoon at the pool or on a group hike. Please bring a sack lunch.

Deadline for enrollment is May 12: High School Mystery Trip

High school students are invited to join us for a trip to seven different artistic, cultural, and just down right fun locations in the Driftless area, all in one day! All meals are provided and anxious parents will receive an itinerary at drop off, but for students each stop in a mystery! Drop off will take place at 7 AM.

Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Tell Me About Your Band

Meet Naomi, watch this youtube video.

Naomi is a musician who grew up in Northeast Iowa and now owns a recording studio and tours with her band in Northeast Iowa. Join her as she teaches you all the things she wishes she knew when she was a young musician from how to make money without being taken advantage of, how to market yourself in a rural location, and how to be true to yourself.

Open Studio Life Drawing Session

Requested by artists throughout the Driftless, ArtHaus will be hosting a series of nude model sessions for those who love life drawing, but rarely have the opportunity to draw the human figure. Drawing supplies will be provided for those in need.

 

Ages 11 to Adult: Performance: The Cemetery Walk

Work with director Kristen Underwood of Upstart Crow Theatreworks to create a character inspired by a past resident of Decorah. Theatre games, voice and diction exercises, and individual acting coaching will give you the tools you need to bring your character to life in this living history. This outdoor theatre event is slated for Sunday, September 24th in the beautiful Phelps Cemetery. (Adults may have a more occasional rehearsal schedule than listed.)

Gear Up Slumber Party

Want to attend the ArtHaus Gala but not sure if you can get a sitter?  ArtHaus has you covered.  Bring your kids to ArtHaus for open studio projects, snacks, and tons of fun with experienced Luther care providers, excited to create with your kids.

To secure the $5 per child rate, please pay with paypal by April 28.

Paying with check, signing up after April 28, or drop off is $10 per child.  There will need to be a minimum of 5 students registered by April 28 for the Slumber Party to happen.

Grades K-6th: Deadline for enrollment is May 12: Nordi Gras Art Celebration

Separated into K-3 and 4-6 crews, you will spend half the day making clay masks and beats at the Clay Studio and the other half making large puppets for the Nordi Gras parade. A celebration of New Orlean’s with sample of traditional cuisine, music, and art will all be included in this vibrant camp experience. Bring a sack lunch.

Session 1: Technical Theater: Puppetry For All

Taught in two workshops, members of the Puppet Project will lead you and adults in a variety of puppetry forms and build puppetry elements and puppets to be part of the musical, Snip, Snap, Snute.

Session 2: Technical Theater: Puppetry for All

Taught in two workshops, members of the Puppet Project will lead youth and adults in the variety of puppetry forms and build puppetry elements and puppets to be part of the musical, Snip, Snap, Snute.