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K-12 Resources

Campus Classes and Activities for Children and Youth

Big Screens, Little Folks
The Wisconsin Film Festival Children’s Series features specially curated full-length films and short films for young people that will inspire and delight. Grades K-2 and 3-5.

College Classes Open to High School Students
High School students with junior status may enroll in one university class per semester.

Community Music Lessons

Madison World Music Festival
Free public festival held in the fall at the Memorial Union Terrace in early fall semester.

Summer Music Clinic

Tours at the Chazen Museum of Art

Winds of Wisconsin
A premier high school wind ensemble on the UW–Madison campus.

Wisconsin High School Forensic Association through Continuing Studies. Grades 6-12.

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
Spring and fall, Saturday morning rehearsals. Grades 5-12.

World Cinema Day
Film showing and facilitated discussion, held concurrently with the Wisconsin Film Festival in spring semester. Grades 9-12.

Arts Outreach to Schools

Chazen Museum of Art Outreach
Presentations and hands-on activities.

Engagement and Outreach at the Mead-Witter School of Music
The Pro Arte Quartet, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet and the Wingra Wind Quintet travel to communities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest to present engaging, inspiring programs and workshops for audiences and students of all ages.

Winds of Wisconsin
A premier high school wind ensemble on the UW–Madison campus.

Professional Development and Resources for Teachers in the Arts

African Studies Outreach
Curriculum specialist, resource collection, conferences/workshops for educators, audiovisual materials.

Creative Writing classes through Continuing Studies

Continuing Studies

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
A noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature.

Dance classes through Continuing Studies

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Undergraduate and graduate degrees in education.

Educator’s Materials at the Chazen Museum of Art

Education, Outreach, and Resources on Upper Midwestern Cultures
Cultural tours, curriculum guides, course materials, publications and CDs.

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
Over 13,000 textiles and costumes.

Kohler Art Library

Language classes through Continuing Studies

Mills Music Library

Music classes through Continuing Studies

Teacher Professional Development through Continuing Studies
Courses in music, theatre & drama, and writing.

UW–Madison Summer Arts Camps Summer 2018 go.wisc.edu/summerartscamps

Download the flyer here (PDF).

Middle and High-School Students:

  • Build creative skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Work directly with UW–Madison faculty and graduate students
  • Create and perform with other students
  • Experience campus life
  • Earn college credit

DANCE: June 15-17, 2018
Summer Dance Pre-Collegiate Invitational

Age: grades 7-12
Schedule (subject to change): Friday 7:30 am – 8:15 pm (includes breaks) | Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Focus: Choreography, repertory, master classes in contemporary dance, ballet, Pilates, African and Asian traditional dance forms, and more. This pre-collegiate dance intensive is intended for studio groups.
Cost: $60 (includes dinner on Friday, no lodging or other meals included)
How to Register: Studios registrations online by May 25, 2018.
Questions? Kelly Kwiatkowski at kkwiatkowski@wisc.edu or 608-262-2353

MUSIC: June 17-23 and June 24-29, 2018
Summer Music Clinic

Age: grades 5-12
Schedule: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm plus evening programming for residential campers
Focus: Band, chorus, jazz ensemble, musical theatre, and orchestra
Cost: June 17-23 (Junior Session) | Cost: Commuter $428 | Residential $664 (6th grade and older)
June 24-29 (Senior Session) | Cost: Residential only $720
How to Register: Register online by April 23, 2018. Exceptions to late registrations might be made if there is room available. Contact the Summer Music Clinic.
Questions? Summer Music Clinic at SMC@wisc.edu or 608-263-2242

VISUAL ART: August 6-10, 2018
Summer Studio

Age: grades 11-12
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Topics: 2D (printmaking focus) and 3D studio experiences, tours of art museums and galleries
Cost: $465 (no lodging or meals included) + $65 registration/transcript fee
How to Register: Register online by May 1, 2018.
Questions? Dr. Mary Hoefferle at hoefferle@wisc.edu

VISUAL ART, DANCE OR THEATER: July 8 – 27, 2018
Imaging Self: School of Education Precollege Summer Arts Intensive

Age: grades 11-12 (as of Fall 2018)
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm along with evening and weekend programming
Focus: Visual art, dance or theater and drama
Cost (3 credits): Wisconsin: $2,746 | Out of state resident: $5,777* (MN residents eligible for reciprocity). Includes tuition, fees, housing, meals, and program fees and supplies.
How to Register: Apply online by May 1, 2018.
Questions: maria.vishnevsky@wisc.edu or 608-890-2099