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Coronavirus Health & Safety Alert

We want you all to stay healthy, and help us keep our AFA  families, friends, participants, caregivers, teachers, staff, and volunteers as healthy as possible as we face COVID-19 (also know as the Coronavirus). 

NOTE: All In-Person programs ARE SUSPENDED until further notice as of Monday, March 16.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for Art Center class updates.

More information on COVID-19


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Explore the creative arts through classes and workshops in visual art, movement/dance, drama and music. Classes are taught by professional teaching artists in an accessible setting at 1709 Aberg Avenue on Madison’s Northside. Join us for classes in visual arts including watercolors, acrylic painting, mixed media sculpting and photography and music and movement classes including drumming, singing, dancing, exploring a large variety of musical instruments and props, and much, much more!

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available through the generosity of ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Sponsors. You may apply for ONE scholarship PER SESSION. For Financial Need Scholarship: use the code WINTER. Please be careful to use the correct code and click APPLY immediately.

"I worked with someone at the Art Center who was non-verbal, with limited mobility and to many eyes did not seem interested in participating. During the first class the individual attended with me, I saw engagement via eye contact, and movement of hands to the group rhythm. The more time he spent in the classes the more engaged in the group he became. Music can have an impact on any person's life no matter what his abilities may be."

- Sheila Santos, AFA Teaching Artist


Support for Virtual Arts also comes from comes from the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Sub-Zero Wolf Foundation, Nelson G. and Vera C. Hicks Charitable Foundation, Hooper Foundation, WPS Health Insurance, Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts