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.

For 2024, we’ll be offering classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  June-August for kids in age ranges K-2/the Littles, Grades 3-6, and Tweens & Teens. We’ll also offer several day camps. including the community-supported Free Arts Camp, a Shake Rag Alley favorite..

Classes and camps are either 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm and will be focused on a fun and educational craft, with time for exploring, and simple snack. If you’re joining us for a camp, those are 5-day experiences, and we look forward to seeing you all five days. If you have questions, please contact the Shake Rag Alley staff at (608) 987-3292.  

Many thanks to the artists of all ages who help make Shake Rag Alley such a magical place. And thank you to the United Fund of Iowa County, Mineral Point Community Chest, and other community partners for their financial support. Interested in teaching for our Youth Program? Reach out to Christina Kubasta at or fill out a Youth Workshop Proposal.


A note for educators: To inquire about scheduling a field trip to Shake Rag Alley for your students, or a creative Shake Rag Alley-led workshop for your students in your classroom, contact Executive Director Christina Kubasta at or (608) 987-3292.

We’re celebrating 20 years of magic! For more information about how to support us, please contact development director Ashley Sheridan at Youth Program is sponsored in part by: