Join us for SOA — July 17-19, 2015!

The 52nd edition of School of the Arts at Rhinelander welcomes you to a 3-day weekend of creative exploration and renewal.

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.

Mind/Body/Spirit Private 30 minute, one-on-one consultations with Elizabeth Lewis.

Workshop Session 305: Tools for Improving Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness. If you have already registered for SOA and want to add an appointment with Elizabeth to your order, call 608-265-9598


At a glance

What: The School of the Arts at Rhinelander

James Williams Middle School
915 Acacia Lane
Rhinelander, WI  map»
Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC)
4321 South Shore Dr
Rhinelander, WI map»

Costs: Workshop costs vary.
Some workshops have additional materials fees and required supplies. See each workshop “Supply list & welcome letter” for details.

Questions? Email Lynn Tarnoff or call 608-890-1424

From Director Lynn Tarnoff

We are proud to present our 52nd annual School of the Arts at Rhinelander in 2015. This year we introduce the SOA Marketplace where instructors, attendees, and outside exhibitors will be able to sign and sell their books, handcrafted items, and fine art. Shop with us every day at noon!

School of the Arts on the radio

Lynn Tarnoff was featured on WXPR, part of the NPR network, about SOA 2015. View the article here»

New this year: Brand new additions for 2015!

A 3-day schedule. Each workshop will meet for 3 days, either for 2 or 4 hours each day. This means you can take up to 4 workshops each day! Try something new, or dig deeply into an area you love! See each workshop description for complete details.

Gourmet box lunches every day, catered by Holiday Acres. Preorder your daily lunches when you register for SOA. Each lunch includes a choice of sandwich, vegetarian wrap, or entrée salad, as well as a side, beverage, and dessert. The menu changes daily; your registration confirmation will detail your lunch order as well. Details here»

SOA Coffee Shop. Open daily, and operated by Rhinelander favorite Coffee Beans Etc, this gathering place will offer assorted coffees, teas, cold beverages, and pastries.

Friday Night BBQFest. Join us on Friday night, July 17 for a chicken and ribs barbeque. Meet and mingle with other SOA participants at the beautiful Holiday Acres. $29 per person, plus a cash bar. Order tickets when you register. Details here»

SOA T-shirts. Commemorate your SOA experience with a high-quality T-shirt sporting the School of the Arts logo. Order as many as you would like when you register. Details here»

SOA Marketplace. Do you have artwork—of any kind—to sell? Would you like to support your fellow SOA students and instructors in their artistic endeavors? You’ll have your chance every day over the lunch hour. The SOA Marketplace offers SOA instructors, students, and the general public a chance to sell their wares. Details here»

(Shoppers, give yourself plenty of time to browse and indulge by eating on site with your pre-purchased gourmet box lunch, see above.)

Take a look at the weekend agenda for a overview of all we have in store for you!