Youth Program

Join us in 2020 for a summer of creative learning and fun!

This year’s Youth Program will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we feel it is more important than ever to give kids a chance to participate in a variety of creative hands-on activities. With the health and safety of our instructors, students, staff, and volunteers in mind, rather than offering our workshops in person we have created art kits with companion written, video, or Zoom instruction of these classes for use at home or at daycare. To make sure that the project steps are easily understood, most kits come with both written instructions and a video or Zoom component. Kits will be available to pick up at or mail from Shake Rag Alley the day the class would have been held on our campus. The Free Arts Camp — normally a four-day program — will include a number of kit projects and videos. 

Our summer Youth Program runs June 15 through August 14, but the kits will continue to be available  in the Youth Program Marketplace until they are out of stock. Prices for most of the kits range from the same $10 to $12 cost of the original classes. If a kit needs to be mailed, the cost of mailing will be added to the base price. 

Special pricing is available. For more information, contact Youth Program Director Elizabeth Johanna at or call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Shake Rag Alley’s youth programs have been supported in part by grants from Mineral Point Community Chest and United Fund of Iowa County and a Woodward Community Media matching grant from Grant Iowa Lafayette Shopping News, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. 

After purchasing a workshop and picking up the kit, or receiving it by mail, your child will have the supplies needed to complete your project. Let’s get started!