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Youth Classes

Class Full. E-mail to be put on the waiting list. : Tiny Masters – Session 2

An art exploration class for children who are ready to make the transition to attending class independently. Easel painting, play dough, and a mystery project each week. Potty trained appreciated, but not required.


Mission Moon

Using the same concepts at FIRST LEGO League Jr, the youth will begin to use LEGOs in creative builds focused on the solar system. This class will focus on simple machines and motors, preparing them for next level LEGO experience.

Pinball ARtCADE

Game design is a popular aspiration these days, but before video game designers there were pinball machine designers. Join us as we combine STEAM education with design knowledge to create spinners, bumpers, ramps and more in a theme of your choice. Take $10 off your material fees by allowing ArtHaus to use your completed machine in our Back to the 80s ARtCADE event on December 14 and 15. Use the coupon code: ARTCADE when registering. Machines will be returned Dec 17.

Make Your Own Kind Of Music

From jug bands to STOMP, musicians have been making their own instruments while paying attention to resonance, tone and form. This class will be a combination of exploring sound and making your own instruments, and we aren’t talking about wax paper over combs here. Join us as we make string instruments, recorders and more and form our own kind of band.

Girls Who Code

For the second year Decorah area girls are coming together to solve a problem within Decorah using technology.  Girls can help write the technological future that shapes our world.  We need them at the table.  This safe and supportive environment of peers and role models help girls see themselves as computer scientists.

Club DIY

Inspired by the DIY movement, and the importance of a sketchbook practice, this class is designed to help empower teens to move a creative idea into reality having fun along the way! During our time together we will explore several low tech screen printing techniques, and some simple sewing skills with the goal of helping students to combine processes to complete self-directed projects. Possible projects may include designing a t-shirt or decals for a skateboard, creating a unique pillow or a new fabric laptop cover, or…you decide!

Exploring The Arts And Identity

Artists such as Annie Leibovitz, Frida Kahlo, David Bowie, and Alexander McQueen have been using art an expression of identity for centuries. This mid-day workshop will focus on your personal identity and expression. Participants will engage in open discussions with other class members, channel their self-expression into a wearable piece, and use storyboarding to map out a story through visual media.

Cartooning And Character Design – A Starting Point!

During this course, we will explore how to transition from life drawing and more traditional art styles, to simplified, dynamic cartooning. Starting with the basics of sketching, style, and shape, ending with the fine tuning of an original cartoon character, that we will develop throughout the class.

1 hour Saturday rental of the Art Studio: Creativity Your Way

Creativity Your Way is for individuals or groups of all ages and of any number who would like to reserve the studio space for an hour or more of fun.  

$7.50 per person/per hour includes use of ALL MATERIALS. From weaving to printmaking, painting to paper circuits, wood burning to glass etching, we have it all.  Click here for more on materials available.  A studio assistant will be present to help you find materials, but will not be providing instruction. Snacks and beverages may be brought in.

Reservations must be made at least a week in advance and be on Saturdays after 1 pm and ending before midnight. 

To make a reservation click add to cart, change the quantity to the number of people who will be using the studio at that time.  (If you need assistance with checkout call us at 563-382-5440.)  Under the category Additional Information, please leave the date and times that you would like to reserve for.  You will hear from us within the week to make arrangements.

No refunds will be made unless ArtHaus is not able to provide space at a desired time.