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Youth Classes


Glaze a rhino, design a zebra mask, create a flamingo with flapping wings, carve a tiger print, paint an elephant in watercolor. The arts are alive.

Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare in the Park



A pre-professional theatrical experience for young adults interested in pursuing theater in college and beyond. Engage deeply with the Shakespeare’s comedic classic Much Ado About Nothing. A full production will be shown outdoors July 15, 16, 17, and 18.

Application due May 15: Young Adult Apprentice Potters

Only 6 students will be selected for this program.  Apply to be in the class here.

ArtHaus will be awarding 3-6 full-ride scholarships.  Fill out the scholarship here.  Deadline is May 15.

This 12 week program is for committed youth who are interested in pursuing a career in pottery.  Youth will work on the wheel learning new techniques as well as learn how to sell at markets, instruct others, and have a gallery show.

  1. Learn how to throw a pot, mug, plate, planter, and vase
  2. Learn how to pull handles, attach stamps, and  textures
  3. Learn how to pour molds and work with slips
  4. Learn how to use glazes, underglazes, and various decorative elements
  5. Sell in a gallery shop
  6. Sell at an outdoor market
  7. Assist others in wheel throwing
  8. Put together a group show in the gallery

Sticker Factory

Stickers are the latest craze to decorate water bottles, laptops, and more. Teens and twenty-somethings can turn their drawings and graphics into stickers at the sticker factory!

Registration Required on Facebook Messenger: Rock Painting

Gather to paint rocks and learn new techniques before hiding your pieces out in the community for a scavenger hunt that has the whole town in a game of hide and seek. The third Tuesday of each month, select Sundays 2-5.

Registration is required for each session.

Call Maureen at 319-530-5259 or check the Decorah Rocks on

Fun and Games

Form a clay game board and chess pieces, code a robot through a maze, in a handmade obstacle course, and learn to play new board games!

Octupus’s Garden

Paint mermaids, build submarines, design viking shields, assemble squid kites, print treasure maps and glaze tropical fish in bright colors.

Youth Wheel Throwing

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Working with our Young Apprentice Potters, youth will be able to spend an entire hour on the wheel learning the basics of how to throw a pot. Glazing not a part of the class.