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.

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 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!

Blogging Basics (January)
Experienced blogger, Steve Hill, will guide the class through the process of conceiving, developing, writing, and promoting a blog.

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

Digital Filmmaking Workshop (February)
Learn the fundamentals of digital filmmaking from beginning to end as taught by instructor Chris Shofner. 

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.

Glass Pendants (January)
This workshop focuses on techniques for making glass pendants, sun catchers, and other small items using colored sheet glass, frit, and recycled glass. Register early. This popular class fills quickly!

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 2015 dates to be determined)
Join us for our 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.

Thai Curry and Beyond (January)
Make new friends and enjoy learning how to cook basic (yet delicious!) Thai dishes in this hands-on class.

Winter Watercolor Retreat  (January)
Professional artist and teacher Jane Barnard will help you create a winter landscape using wet-in-wet washes, creative brushwork, and fresh color mixes.


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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