Become a Shake Rag Alley Instructor


We publish a new curriculum on Dec. 1 of each year. Instructors are expected to have all workshop information, including photos and supply lists, finalized by mid-October.

Instructor Prospectus

At Shake Rag Alley, we like to create a sense of community and an aura of fun and enthusiasm among our students and instructors. The networking and fellowship brings everyone new friends, new ideas, and new opportunities (and, we hope, for the artists, commissions and sales!).

Our classes are small, usually 9 or fewer students with minimums set at 3-5 students depending on what it takes to cover instructor fees while keeping student fees in line.

Workshops can range from one half day to a full day to two days or more. We have several classroom spaces on the historic Shake Rag Alley campus, as well as a large jewelry studio space, the Lind Pavilion around the corner, and the Sardeson Pottery Studio a five-minute walk away. When appropriate we also sometimes utilize other venues in the community or hold classes outdoors under tents or trees.

Workshop Proposal

To submit a teaching proposal, please complete and submit the Workshop Proposal form or send your own materials to:

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Attn: Curriculum Committee
18 Shake Rag St.
Mineral Point, WI 53565

or email your forms and attachments to us.

Feel free to include any class description materials you may have and, especially important, please provide a photo (print or electronic) of completed work representative of what students will be doing in your workshop.

We will contact you as promptly as possible to let you know if and when we will be able to schedule your class.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Curriculum Committee 

Campus Map: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Coach House
18 Shake Rag Street

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Art Café

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Ellery House

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Open Air Parking

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Lind Pavilion Parking

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Roadside Parking
allowed on Commerce Street

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Smejas’ Studio parking

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Smejas’ Studio
30 Doty Street

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Curbside Parking
as indicated

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Alley Stage

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Cabinet Shop

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French Cabin

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1830 Log Cabin

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Potter’s House

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Blacksmith Barn

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Federal Spring

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Monarch Garden

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Lind Pavilion
411 Commerce Street

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two blocks to

High Street & Commerce Street
Restaurants, Shops & Galleries

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To Grocery Store
Point Foods
622 Dodge Street

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Street Parking with Additional Parking behind Smejas’ Studio

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The Green
open air park

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Stair Steps
Cabinet Shop & Lind Pavilion

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Stair Steps
to Alley Stage

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Stone Bridge
Federal Spring

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The Sardeson
223 Commerce St.
The Sardeson is home to the
Sardeson Pottery Studio,
Roland’s Loft,
and Tuckpoint. 29 of 31

Weaving & Fiber Arts Studio

Cannery Row Arts Incubator
121 Water St.

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ADA accessible buildings: Lind Pavilion, Coach House, Smejas’ Studio