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.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops for Youth

Painting with Plants (ages 7 - 11) (August)
Create beautiful works of art by using an array of natural plant stamps and stains. 

Tie Dye Workshop (ages 5 and up) (July)
Kids and kids-at-heart will explore the fun art of tie dying.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops for Teens & Adults 

American Sign Language - Beginning Level (will return in fall)
This is an introductory class intended for those with little or no knowledge of sign language or those needing a refresher course.

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

Conversational French (June-July)
Learn pronunciation and vocabulary, including how to introduce yourself, ask directions, order from a menu, buy things, and other basic skills for tourists and business travelers.  

Crochet in a Day (will return in fall)
Learn how to crochet in a day! Learn about different types of fibers and a brief history of crochet. 

Glass Fusing and Slumping Workshop  (August)
This workshop will focus on fusing techniques for bowls, plates, small tiles, and more. We'll use colored sheet glass and frit as well as some recycled glass. Beginners welcome!

Herbal Basics (July)
Learn about basic culinary and medicinal herbs while exploring the campus herb garden.

iPad Basics  (August)
In this class for beginners, you will learn how to set up and manage your iPad and media.

New York, New York! (October 21-25, 2014)
Join us for our 3rd annual fall get-away to New York City!

Point Tap Festival (August)
Point Tap Festival invites national and international tap dancers from beginners to professional to Wisconsin each August for 3-days of intensive tap dancing.

Tie Dye Workshop (July)
Kids and kids-at-heart will explore the fun art of tie dying.


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 and Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program have seperate policies.

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

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