Then and now
With a celebration of its storied history, School of the Arts looks to the future
Without roots, nothing grows; with deep, healthy roots, life flourishes. School of the Arts Rhinelander has deep, healthy roots. The kind that generously feed and nourish creative inspiration—and have done so for half a century.
Then and now—this year’s theme—evokes not only the thousands of artists who have found, fed, and cultivated their muses at School of the Arts in the past but also those who will experience its creative nourishment this year and beyond. In the spirit of now, we’ve added new classes and new instructors, extended the schedule, expanded the culinary arts and nutrition track, and more.
Register now to join us July 20-24. Enjoy a weekend or a full 5 days of inspiration, education, and even entertainment. Put down some deep, healthy roots with us. And watch your art flourish.
Register by June 15, get a FREE 50th-anniversary t-shirt!
When: July 20-24, 2013
Where: James Williams Middle School and Rhinelander High School, Rhinelander, WI (map»)
Plus! More than 30 highly qualified instructors (bios»)
Plus! Gold-anniversary celebrations and other special events (details»)
Cost: $20-$300. Click for cost per workshop»
Financial aid available. Deadline June 7. Click for details»
Questions? Email Lisa Kaufman or call 608-262-7389.
The 50th anniversary of School of the Arts at Rhinelander is a time to celebrate the past and continue to grow in our art forms in a changing world. The theme “Then and Now” reminds us that creative inspiration comes from our roots, is influenced by current time and place, and moves us to continue on our journey as artists. Join us for either a weekend or a full five days of inspiration, education, and even entertainment—all reflecting and celebrating 50 years of dreamers and doers.
2013 School of the Arts highlights
Bonus deadline extended!
Register by June 15, and get a free, limited-edition 50th-anniversary School of the Arts t-shirt. Hurry, as supply is very limited!
Whatever your mode of expression, School of the Arts has tracks to help you grow. Find workshops in art and folk art, culinary arts and nutrition, digital media, mind/body/spirit, performing arts, and writing. Click for detailed descriptions of all workshops»
Then: 50th-anniversary celebrations
It’s our gold anniversary! You can’t let a milestone like that fly by without ceremony. Here are a few special events and offers that will mark this inspiring School of the Arts moment:
- After lunch on Sunday, Maryo Gard Ewell and Pat Guilday will share stories and images from School of the Arts’ beginnings as well as success stories from throughout the years.
- At Tuesday’s School of the Arts community luncheon, George Tzougros, executive director of the Wisconsin Arts Board, will emcee a celebration for participant artists, local dignitaries, and honored guests. Whether you bring a lunch or purchase something from the SOA canteen, join us for a slice of anniversary cake!
- A grand 50th-anniversary dinner will take place Saturday night at Holiday Acres. Tickets are $20 per person. Be sure to purchase them when you register.
Now: What’s new this year
→35 new workshops! This year you can choose from 35 new or revamped workshops—everything from Decorating Your Denim Jacket to The Music of Bill Monroe to poetry workshops with a Wisconsin poet laureate. There’s no excuse for not stretching your creative wings and trying something new and different this summer. Click for complete info on all workshops»
→New, expanded, more flexible schedule! You can register for the weekend of July 20-21 or extend your School of the Arts experience all the way to Wednesday July 24! Plus, you can take 1-, 2-, 3-, or 5-day classes and craft your own creative mix. Click for comprehensive, printable schedule»
→New classes in expanded culinary arts and nutrition track! Doubled in number from last year, SOA culinary arts and nutrition classes can help you cook and eat healthier, live a healthier life all around, and even better understand your body. And Yoga for Every Body is back. Combine these classes with our mind/body/spirit offerings for a rejuvenating, invigorating experience. Click for complete info on culinary arts and nutrition classes»