Youth Program

Creative fun for kids of all ages has been a focus of Shake Rag Alley programming since its founding in 2004. Children’s classes began that year as an after-school arts and crafts program and continue to expose participants to new skills and creative engagement every June-August. 

This year’s Youth Program was different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we felt it was 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 created art kits available for campus pickup or by mail with companion written, video, or Zoom instruction. 

Kits from this year’s program will continue to be available in the Youth Program Marketplace while supplies last. 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 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!

For more family-friendly programs, see our Annual Events page.