Arts & Culture Outreach

We inspire creativity, promote exploration of the arts, encourage global awareness, and provide cultural programs to community members of all ages through outreach learning opportunities.
To register, please call 715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472 or Register Online.

A Christmas Carol - A One-Man Play (December)
See a performance of the classic Dickens story A Christmas Carol as adapted and performed by Peter Baker complete with lighting, sound effects, and pre-show music.

Anything Goes Theatre Trip (January)
Join us as we travel to Milwaukee to see a splendid production of Cole Porter's musical comedy Anything Goes. Following the performance, we'll enjoy dinner at Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant in Oshkosh.

The Art of Autumn Pies (November)
Join us as we make Dutch caramel apple, cranberry pecan, and pumpkin pies! Learn how to make the perfect homemade crust, simple yet artistic crsut designs, and tips on several styles of flavorful pie filling. This class is for beginners as well as intermediate bakers.

The Art of Crafting a Novel  (November)
Novelist Rachel Allord will walk you through novel writing basics and you'll finish equipped with the skills you need to craft an unforgettable story.

Ballroom Basics (November)
In this class, we will focus on the Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing. Dancing is great exercise, a wonderful way to relax, or spend quality time with a partner. We often have mother-daughter and sister pairings, so come join the fun!

Beginning Watercolor Painting (October)
In this class, you'll learn the basics of creating luminous, fresh watercolors: the "how to" of color mixing, brushwork, and the classic techniques that make watercolor unique including wet-in-wet, washes, layering, and transparency.

Brain Gym 101® (June 2015)
Brain Gym® is an educational program which uses simple movements to enhance learning abilities in children and adults.

Crochet in a Day: Hats & Headwear (November)
Learn how to crochet a simple hat in a day!

Get Published (November)
Novelist and freelance writer Rachel Allord will share how to navigate the world of publishing in this workshop. Topics include agents, editors, how to query a publisher, royalties, and traditional publishing versus self-publishing.

Investing 101 (October)
Financial Advisor, Mark Hartjes, will share how to invest and plan for retirement. Offered in two sessions, you'll learn investment strategies to help you design the retirement you want!

Latin Fusion Dance  (November)
Dancing is great exercise, a wonderful way to relax, or spend quality time with a partner. In this class, we will focus on the Tango, Salsa, and Rumba. If the man in your life is leery of dancing, we often have mother-daughter and sister pairings. Come join the fun!

New York, New York! (October)
Join us for our 3rd annual fall get-away to New York City!

Painting through the Eyes of Georgia O'Keefe (April 2015)
Learn about the artist while expanding your skills and creating your own art inspired by her signature design and brushwork.

Point Tap Festival (Annually in August)

Preschool Ballet (November)
In this class, we'll explore dance steps and movements meant to capture the attention of young, novice dancers ages three to six years.

T'ai Chi (October)
Learn traditional Yang Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Enjoy the calm, slow movements to improve leg strength, balance, and reduce personal stress.

Taking Control of Your Digital Camera  (October)
Designed to unlock your potential as a photographer, this workshop is perfect for photographers with SLRs who just got their camera or those who have been using their camera for awhile but are still shooting in automatic.


ACO Cancellations & Refund Policy

Students withdrawing at least seven days before the first day of class will receive a full refund.
Withdrawals made less than seven days before the class starts will be assessed a $20 cancellation
fee plus a materials charge.

For single session classes: No refunds will be given to cancellations made within 24 hours of the class
or for no-shows.

For multiple session classes or lessons: No refunds will be given after the second class session or lesson.

Note:  Point Tap Festival, Camp COFAC, and the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program have separate policies.

To cancel your registration please call 715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472 or email us at

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