Art Classes

Art Classes

YMCA Creative Arts programs are excellent opportunities for youth, teens, adults and families to gain exposure to a significant aspect of our culture. Through the arts, participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking and valuable social skills. Arts programs create a better understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds that make up our community and help foster uplifting relationships. The arts are ideal for celebrating families, friends and communities.

Creative Arts programs at the YMCA offer a non-competitive environment for children and adults to study and experience the arts. The arts are a fantastic way to enhance and practice the best and strongest values and parts of ourselves. Exposures to the arts develop progressive skills that help us connect and understand other people, and express our ideas while providing a unique entertainment experience.

A variety of art classes including painting drawing jewelry making paper crafts and other mediums are offered throughout the year.

A $5.00 non-refundable fee will be applied to any program canceled by the participant.

WINTER - Building Buttercream Skills - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
2/28/20 - 3/20/20
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AGE: 13+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 2-HOURS, 4 WEEKS

This fun class will build skills to enhance your baking endeavors! Laura from Laura’s Baking Delights will be here to guide you through this 4-part beginner level class.

Week 1 includes basics: making buttercream: consistency, tinting, flavoring. Decorating bags: preparing, filling and striping. Piping skills: bag position, pressure, decorating tips.

Week 2 will cover pattern and texture: leveling and torting cakes, filling between layers, smooth and textured icing techniques and pattern transfers.

Week 3 topic is flowers: borders, leaves, grass, daisies, zinnias and more.

Week 4 is design and writing: torte, fill and ice a cake along with writing, ribbon roses, and decorations.

This class includes cupcakes, cakes, frosting, filling, and ALL the tools you need to use in class. We hope you can join us!


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 155.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 155.00$ 168.00-
12/18/19 2/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 155.00$ 168.00$ 336.00
Late Registration 2/22/20 2/28/20 Front Desk $ 160.00$ 173.00$ 341.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/28/20 3/20/20 Multi-Purpose Room B - Fr - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19

WINTER Adult Watercolor Painting - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
2/19/20 - 2/26/20
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AGE: 14+ YEARS OLD- ADULT

DURATION: 90-MINUTES, 2 WEEKS

Express your creativity. Make a masterpiece. Take a minute to unwind. Art at the YMCA art is not just for kids, you deserve some fun too! Paint a beautiful watercolor work of art with the talented Sandy Whiteman. Feel your creativity take shape as you explore various watercolor techniques.
All supplies included!

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00$ 39.00-
12/18/19 2/11/20 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00$ 39.00$ 78.00
Late Registration 2/12/20 2/19/20 Front Desk $ 44.00$ 44.00$ 83.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/19/20 2/26/20 Multi-Purpose Room B - We - 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm 12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19

WINTER Alcohol Ink Creations - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/4/20 - 3/11/20
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AGE: 14+ YEARS OLD-ADULT

DURATION: 90-MINUTES, 3 WEEKS

Give alcohol ink a try! This unpredictable, colorful, and vibrant medium is used on non-porous surfaces and the possibilities are endless. Colors are inter-mixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered, or stamped. This fun class will introduce you to alcohol ink on ceramic tiles.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 48.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 48.00$ 48.00-
12/18/19 2/24/20 Online / Front Desk $ 48.00$ 48.00$ 96.00
Late Registration 2/25/20 3/2/20 Front Desk $ 53.00$ 53.00$ 101.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
3/4/20 3/11/20 Multi-Purpose Room B - We - 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm 10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19

WINTER Multi-Media Art - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
2/15/20 - 2/22/20
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AGE: 9+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 90-MINUTE, 2 WEEKS

Boost your creative thinking and sense of accomplishment in this fun class! Use a variety of materials to create unique art projects. We will work with torn and rolled paper, acrylic paint, and more.

All materials provided.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00$ 51.00-
12/18/19 2/8/20 Online / Front Desk $ 39.00$ 51.00$ 102.00
Late Registration 2/9/20 2/15/20 Front Desk $ 44.00$ 56.00$ 107.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/15/20 2/22/20 Healthy Living Classroom A - Sa - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19

WINTER Valentine Art Class - La Crosse

Houser (Onalaska)
2/8/20 - 2/8/20
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AGE: 7+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 90-MINUTES, 1 CLASS

Explore color mixing and watercolor painting techniques. Students will create homemade valentine cards.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00$ 13.00-
12/18/19 2/1/20 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00$ 13.00$ 26.00
Late Registration 2/2/20 2/9/20 Front Desk $ 16.00$ 18.00$ 31.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/8/20 2/8/20 Healthy Living Classroom B - Sa - 9:30 am - 10:30 am 12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19

WINTER Valentine Art Class - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
2/9/20 - 2/9/20
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AGE: 7+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 90-MINUTES, 1 CLASS

Explore color mixing and watercolor painting techniques. Students will create homemade valentine cards.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/16/19 12/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00--
12/17/19 12/17/19 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00$ 13.00-
12/18/19 2/1/20 Online / Front Desk $ 11.00$ 13.00$ 26.00
Late Registration 2/2/20 2/8/20 Front Desk $ 16.00$ 18.00$ 31.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/9/20 2/9/20 Multi-Purpose Room B - Su - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 14 / 14 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 12/16/19