Now in its 52nd year, the School of the Arts at Rhinelander provides a chance to discover your muse in a one-of-a-kind setting. The Northwoods tradition, held on July 17-19, features workshops in visual arts, culinary arts, mind/body/spirit, performing arts, and writing.
The School of the Arts at Rhinelander promises a weekend of creativity and camaraderie at James Williams Middle School. It includes nearly 40 three-day workshops, in which experienced instructors help attendees cultivate their talents in a supportive environment. The workshops are pitched at varying levels, so participants can create at the pace that’s right for them. Everyone is welcome, from newcomers to professionals.
“Our core programming is very strong, with something for everyone,” says director Lynn Tarnoff. “We will reintroduce an expanded sharing and shopping experience. School of the Arts instructors, workshop attendees, and outside exhibitors will sign and sell books, handcrafted arts, and more at the SOA Marketplace every day at noon.”
The School of the Arts at Rhinelander is a program by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. More information, including online registration, is available at soawisconsin.org.
The arts in the small community
Author Robert E. Gard founded the School of the Arts at Rhinelander in 1964, emphasizing a supportive environment where people could grow as artists. He funded the program with the first grant ever awarded to rural America by the National Endowment for the Arts, called “The Arts in the Small Community.” For decades, the City of Rhinelander, the Rhinelander School District, the Northern Arts Council, the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, and other community organizations have enthusiastically supported the event.
This year’s workshops include “Plein Air Drawing & Painting in the Northwoods,” “World Drum and Dance Celebration,” “Improvisation for Introverts,” and “The Ins and Outs of Still Life Photography.” For more information, contact Lynn Tarnoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-890-1424.