Youth Programs

Winter/Spring 2015 Youth Classes




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 Anyone can take a picture, but to become a photographer you have to see the world around you in a unique way. In this class we’ll cover photography basics such as composition, exposure and lighting, then go beyond that to learn how to take creative portraits of your friends, action shots, artistic nature photos and abstract pictures. Participants should have a camera with some adjustable settings (digital is best) and be prepared to share new photos for our hands-on workshops each day. Fee includes a print package of your best work on archival-quality paper.  Open to grades 5th-8th.

 Instructor: Christina Beam

Monday-Friday, Aug 3-7, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Fee: $125



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Haute couture garments are described as having no price tag - in other words, budget is not relevant. Each couture piece is not made to sell. Rather, they were designed and constructed for the runway, much like an art exhibition with examples such as a shopping bag coat...functional  or Nick Cave inspired sculptural sound suits. Using unconventional materials artists will design their own piece of clothing with a more artistic and sculptural style. The piece could be based off old school styles, armor , dress or completely sculptural. No sewing required.  Open to grades 5th-8th.

Instructor: Cindy Zemanovic

Monday-Friday, Aug 3-7, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Fee: $125



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We will be diving into the world of painting and drawing with a variety of projects including observational drawing, abstract painting and design projects. If you love to learn about famous artists and create your own art, this is the class for you!  Open to 5th-8th graders.

Instructor: Kate Clasius

Monday-Friday, Aug 3-7, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Fee: $125



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Musical Directors: Katie James and Michael Etzwiler

Do you love Glee on TV? We will make it a reality! Come join us for a week of music and movement culminating with a live performance starring YOU! We are looking for 5-8th graders who love to sing and dance and generally enjoy music. This summer at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County you can be a part of the third annual middle school show choir arts camp. You will spend a week of afternoons singing, dancing and putting together a performance for a showcase appearance at the Summerset Festival of the Arts at the UW-BSC campus as well as a preview performance for Thursday evening July 30 before Baraboo’s evening downtown Concert on the Square.  It is important that Glee workshop participants are available for both performances. Open to grades 5th-8th.

July 27-31, 2015
1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $125 (includes materials)



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Instructor: Marc Seals

This week long summer class is for middle school age students who love to read. Join Dr. Seals as he--along with Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes himself--takes us on a journey through the foggy streets of Victorian London solving mysteries.  The game is afoot!

Monday-Friday, July 6-10th • 1:00-4:00 pm
Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee: $89 (includes materials)



Class is Full - Please call to be added to our waiting list 355-5220

Instructor: Mike Pullen
Computer Guy, Baraboo School District

This popular program returns to campus with a new showcase competition, and improved software and robot design. This is an intense 4-day robotics program for ages 10-13. Each student will build a robot that will compete against other students’ robots! Robots will be built with interchangeable parts, and will be fully programmable by a personal computer. Flashing lights, moving motors, wheels, levers and arms will be at your command. Innovation and creativity are required. Students will learn about electronics, physics, computer programming, and maybe how what you learn in math class helps you build a robot!

Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2nd
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Fee: $99


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Join us for a full week of mornings exploring various art forms and working in the art studio on campus.
Instructors will provide opportunities to explore painting, sculpting, drawing, and more!
The week wraps up with a showcase reception for families of participants.
This program is for the budding artist who loves art!

Open to grades 1st - 5th

Monday-Friday, July 27-July 31, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $125 (includes all art supplies)



Class Currently Full

Learn how to create an animated short movie! Spend a week learning how to make your art move across the TV screen by using a digital camera . We will experiment with found objects, drawing, and modeling clay to create characters, scenes, and stories. Take home a DVD of your movie to share with your family.  Open to grades 5th-8th.

Instructor: Megan Watson

Monday-Friday, Aug 3-7, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Fee: $125


Elementary Academy & Middle School University

If your student has received a recommendation from his/her teacher for our academically talented programs, please call us at 608-355-5220 to register over the phone or mail your registration form to:

UW-Baraboo Office of Continuing Education
1006 Connie Rd
Baraboo, WI  53913