Come join us July 19-23

Try something entirely new, or indulge a lifelong passion!

Take risks, stretch, and grow in a safe, comfortable community at School of the Arts at Rhinelander. For more than 50 years, SOA has provided creative nourishment to the thousands of artists and seekers—poets, painters, novelists, cooks, and performers—who have come through its doors to satisfy their curiosity and cultivate their muses. Discover a talent you didn't know you had, nurture one you've been neglecting, or try anything that strikes your fancy in this warm, welcoming place.

At a glance

What: The School of the Arts at Rhinelander

Where: James Williams Middle School
915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI 
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Costs: Workshop costs vary.
Some workshops have additional materials fees and required supplies. See each workshop “Supply list & welcome letter” for details.

Questions? Email Lisa Kaufman or call (608) 262-7389

From Director Lynn Tarnoff

We are proud to present our 51st annual School of the Arts at Rhinelander. Last year's anniversary of 50 summers full of art was certainly a reason to celebrate, but even more important is that we embrace our vision of future summers as well. We hope your children may someday join us for our 100 year celebration!

School of the Arts on the radio

Lynn Tarnoff was recently featured on WXPR, part of the NPR network, about this year's event. Listen to the interview here»


What you can expect this year

An expanded Visual Arts track. More than 20 visual arts classes, with everything from photography (SLRs and phone cameras!) to rosemaling (Norwegian flower painting).

New and refreshed writing workshops. Everything you loved about previous writing workshops, refreshed and revitalized for 2014. Plus we introduce new instructors who each bring their unique gifts and years of experience.

Even more Mind/Body/Spirit and Culinary Arts and Nutrition classes. Paint cookies (no kidding!), learn how to lose weight, develop your spiritual "bucket list" … whatever you need to live—and enjoy—a healthier life all around. End your afternoon with Yoga For Every Body for a rejuvenating, one-of-a-kind SOA experience.

Flexible schedule! Register for a single day, for the weekend, or extend your School of the Arts experience all the way to Wednesday. With more than 50 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-day workshops, you can craft your own creative mix and get the most out of your SOA experience.

Something for every level of experience. We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced workshops, so you can find the level that's right for you without being afraid to try something completely new. We're here for you every step of the way!

Lots of great extras. Like the Music Showcase and the School of the Arts at Rhinelander Open House. See the agenda and special events page» for all the details.

We look forward to seeing you this July, and welcome you to the School of the Arts at Rhinelander!


PLUS! UW-Madison Continuing Studies also hosts School of the Arts at Spring Green on select weekends throughout spring, summer, and fall of 2014. Click to learn more»