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Youth Classes

Mystical Dragons M.A.D. Camp

M(usic), A(rt), and D(ance) Camps are HERE!  Join Crave Dance, ArtHaus and musical friends in an interactive summer camp packed full of movement, creativity and song.  Dance like a knight in armor, create your own dragon, and sing songs like princes and princesses.  Bring a sack lunch; snacks are provided.

Register by May 18: $100 + $25 materials ($5 an hour)

Register after May 18: $120 + $25 materials ($6 an hour)


George and Harold’s Totally Awesome M.A.D. Camp

According to Dav Pilkey, friends connect when using their imagination and creativity and we at Crave Dance and ArtHaus couldn’t agree more.  Combining M(usic), A(rt), and D(ance) we’ve created an interactive summer camp packed full of movement, creativity and song.  Dance like no one’s watching, create your comics, and sing silly songs.  If you’re a fan of Captain Underpants, Dog Man or even Super Diaper Baby, this camp is for you.  Bring a sack lunch; snacks are provided.

Registration by May 18: $100 + $25 materials ($5 an hour)

Registration after May 18:$120 + $25 materials ($6 an hour)

Art on the Farm: Iron Pour

The first in ArtHaus’ series connecting art to local farms, youth will learn the process of casting and molding with various materials, including how to make sand casts and pour molds with iron on the Ludeking Farm with artist Kelly Ludeking.  Bring a sack lunch, snacks are provided.  Youth will need permission for transport on July 2 to the farm and back.

Register by May 18: $60 + $35 materials ($5 an hour)

Register after May 18: $70 + $35 materials ($6 an hour)

Toy Story Paper Animation Series

The much anticipated Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21 and ArtHaus will be hosting a mini-class and outdoor movie marathon the days leading up to this event.  Registration in the class gets you a pass for all three movies and participation in mini-class activities on paper animation.  BYO snacks, drinks, and picnic blankets or bag chairs.


ArtHaus is excited to hold its first different abilities summer art camp in the Decorah community.  Karen Bendtsen, a Special Education educator from the Twin Cities, known for her use of art practices, will be leading the camp which will focus on process art and include painting individual and collaborative canvases with oil pastels, stamps, and acrylic paints using a variety of materials as brushes (such as balls and spray bottles).

This camp is designed with the student in mind so registration is a must.  Parents should include in the “What do we need to know?” box any adaptations your child will need.  This may include anything from “My child will be attending with a PCA, parent or sibling,” and “My child uses a wheel chair” to “My child requires hand-over-hand instruction.”

All are welcome to attend all four days or as many days and times the youth is able to create within the alloted timeframe.  All youth will be included in daily activities, but specific days are laid out with emphasis on age groups.  Monday – 1st-3rd grade emphasis, Tuesday – 4th-6th grade emphasis, Wednesday – 7th-9th grade emphasis, Thursday – 10th-12th grade emphasis.   

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.