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Youth Classes

For ages 2-4: Saturday AM Art Studio

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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.

'She Writes' Master Class : Life at the Mic

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Area women and girls of all ages are invited to join Jeni Grouws, Brianna Lane and Sara Routh for ‘Life at the Mic’ from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, August 13. This master class is designed to explore performance and mic skills while engaging participants in conversation about pursuing a career in music.

The workshop will be divided into 3 parts. From 10-noon, Grouws, Lane and Routh will share professional tips and techniques for honing your performance skills at the mic; participants can sign up for one of 8 first-come, first-serve critique spots in which you’ll have the opportunity to take the stage to receive constructive feedback for all participants to learn from. This will be followed by a catered lunch provided by Trout River Catering. At 12:45, participants will reconvene for conversation with Grouws, Lane and Routh, to explore the creative journey of a life in music and lessons learned as a female performers.

The buffet style lunch will include non-dairy, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

This master class is sponsored in part by Decorah area women-owned & operated businesses: Dragonfly Books, Modish, The Pilates Loft, Ruth Jenkins/Add Charm Studios, and Mary Jorgensen/Rising Sun Life Coaching, Crave Dance Studio, Photography by Brittany, Nordic Chiropractic.

The night before on Friday, August 12, see all three workshop presenters perform live in the ArtHaus Studio Courtyard! Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm with a $5-10 suggested donation for admission. All proceeds from the evening concert will go to the need-based Youth Scholarship Fund.

Digital Photography for Teens

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Designed with teens in mind, this beginning photo class will help you take your camera off of automatic mode and teach you to play with various settings to achieve intriguing and well composed photos. Learn to capture motion, explore depths of field and low-light settings, and more. Your materials fee will be applied to printing photos for critique and display.

Students should be able to supply their own camera with full manual mode capabilities: aperture, shutter, and ISO controls. If you do not have a camera to use, please contact ArtHaus to make arrangements for borrowing one from a Friend of ArtHaus.

For ages 6-12: The Graphic Novel LIVE!! Art Camp

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Make heroes and villains come to life on paper and in real life with story boarding, costume creation and more at ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio.

Snacks will be provided to keep our creative energy running high. Students should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

Students will be split into two developmentally appropriate groups, typically 6-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds, as registrations come in.

For ages 6-12: Symphony of Senses Art Camp

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Use your senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell to inspire works of art in clay, cardboard, paint, and more at ArtHaus and the Clay Studio.

Snacks will be provided to keep our creative energy running high. Students should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

Students will be split into two developmentally appropriate groups, typically 6-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds, as registrations come in.