Stage Makeup

Learn how to turn a 3rd grader into a grandpa, a girl into a butterfly, a prince into a frog, or whatever else you can imagine—all with a few strokes of a makeup brush. Grades 3-8

Songwriting: Free Your Voice

Learn how to “free your voice” and hone your music with acclaimed singer/songwriter Jami Lynn. Ages 16+

Creative Play for the Very Young

Stretch those creativity muscles! Students in TK-1st grade will learn new ways of using their bodies and their words to express themselves with professional actors from Chicago’s Compass Creative Dramatics. Grades TK-1st

Summer Children's Theatre: Peas & Harmony

Compass Creative Dramatics returns with another week long residency in Orange City! Professional actors take students from audition to performance in just five days. Grades 1-8

Latin Percussion for Families

Come early and have fun experiencing a hands-on Latin Percussion workshop with Tropicante before Festival Latino! All ages

Watercolor Painting

Using nothing but water, brushes, paint, and your imagination, you can create amazing things! Grades 4-5 & 6-8


Learn the techniques and skills to create intricate drawings and designs with micropens. Grades 6-8

Printmaking for Kids

Become a human printing press and create your own original designs with lino-block printmaking! Grades 5-8

Pour Painting for Adults

This trendy new technique is sweeping YouTube and Etsy and you can learn it too! Pour painting is a fun and surprisingly easy way to make an incredible abstract masterwork that you can show off to your friends and display in your home for years to come.

Making Plays, Exploring Stories

Where do great plays come from? Great stories, of course! Professional actors from Mad River Theater Works lead students in grades 5-9 in learning how to find the best stories and turn them into stage plays.

Hands On Ceramics

Learn ceramics from Master Potter Jake Van Wyk! Get hands on experience in hand-build and wheel thrown clay work using stoneware Clay and high fired in Dordt College's kiln.

Upcycled Art: Voice and Choice

Learn and grow as a young artist with Teaching Artist Breann White! After learning how to use the concepts of Line, Color, Shape, and Texture, students will use the skills they’ve acquired to create completely unique, individual works of art using the materials of their choice.

Oil and Watercolor...Resist!

Explore the power and influence of color and engage in the science of oil and water resistance to create beautiful, self-motivated works of art.

Art 101

REGISTER HERE! Channel your inner artist during this exciting…