Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

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Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The mission statement of Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is to provide educational experiences in visual, performing, and literary arts for adults and children; cultivate the creativity that thrives in our rural community; rehabilitate and preserve our historic buildings and rustic campus. From modest beginnings with only a youth after-school program and a handful of weekend workshop events in 2004 we’ve grown into a national art center attracting students from across the country to our adult workshops, a robust summer children’s program, and a host of annual special events. Additional features include guest lodging, site and custom retreat rentals, and Alley Stage, our outdoor theater venue.
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Artist and Musician
2 contributions
Creative get-away!
Oct 2020
An excellent way to spend a half day - making mud dyed fabric panels. Non-toxic and natural. Chiaki O'Brien was a delightful instructor. Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts does a great job connecting creative people, even during a pandemic! We met safely in the large Lind Pavilion, which has great lighting and is comfortably located within a few blocks of Mineral Point's charming downtown. These workshops are a great way to get away from your usual and be excited by a new art or craft process.
Written October 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for joining us, and for your review of your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back.
Written October 30, 2020
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Maija S
Fridley, MN10 contributions
Comfortable, creative, inspirational
Jun 2020
I have taken several kinds of workshops at Shake Rag Alley Art Center, from rag rug weaving to wind turbine creation. Each has been excellent and lots of fun! I have learned a lot from the variety of instructors, and learned a lot about myself too. Set in beautiful Mineral Point, I look forward to my next adventure there. The area is lovely, and the grounds themselves are great. Even in Covid 19 times, the Center made sure we felt safe by providing distancing, sanitizer, masks, if needed and also outlined all before the workshop. Highly recommend! We also stayed in the Art Center lodging, Coach House. The lodging is super convenient, being right on the grounds, and very cozy. Also important to me is that it supports the general operations of the Art Center .
Written June 23, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Maija! It was wonderful welcoming you back to Shake Rag Alley and we're delighted you enjoyed your rag rug workshop and stay in the Coach House, and most importantly that you felt safe! Thanks again, Sara
Written June 24, 2020
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2nd_class_citizen
Milwaukee, WI11 contributions
Immerse Yourself in Art Instruction - Shake Rag Alley - Mineral Point W
Oct 2019
Take specialty classes/workshops in 3D art throuhgout the year in a beautiful and historic small town, Wisconsin. Mixed media, found objects, painting, fiber, basketry, jewelry and more, featuring Local, Nationally and internationally known instructors fromall over. Found to be a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE.

Great eats and lodging options for 2-3-4 day classes. Tons of art galleries line the streets of downtown along with some antique shopping.
Also home of the Pendarvis historic site
Written October 16, 2019
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Thank you for joining us, and for your feedback!
Written October 18, 2019
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yosconnie
Madison, WI37 contributions
Creative vibes at workshop and around town too
Oct 2019
Drove daily for 3 day workshop, well worth the effort. Teacher was more than thorough and made sure each participant “got it.” Shake Rag Alley has a rustic atmosphere and a quick hike during lunch breaks provided shopping and good eats galore. Too many galleries with fantastic pieces, not enough time to see them all.
Written October 9, 2019
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Thanks for joining us! We're grateful for your feedback.
Written October 18, 2019
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Pat
Neenah, WI11 contributions
I did it!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I have attended two workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed both. I'm amazed at what I can produce and so are my friends. I've constructed a black willow table, mosaic birdbath and garden bench. The instructors are wonderful, patient and so willing to help. They provide lunch that is a full meal not just a box lunch. I would highly recommend to anyone to try it out. You'll be amazed and proud of what you can do.
Written August 3, 2019
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Thanks so much for joining us and for your review!
Written August 4, 2019
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Boxieroo
Dubuque, IA2 contributions
Always Amazing
Jun 2019 • Solo
I have been taking classes at Shake Rag Alley for 15 years or perhaps longer. Every single class from drawing, cement pottery, encaustic painting, collage, jewelry to wood working and more has been exceptional. Shake Rag always has instructors who are master artists in their fields and who are gifted at sharing their knowledge in a way that allows every level of student to successfully complete a project of which they are proud. And to have these classes in such an idyllic, serene, rustic area with so many quaint shops and excellent local restaurants is just a wonderful bonus. If you love to create art--even if you are a beginner--Shake Rag Alley is a MUST DO.
Written July 4, 2019
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Thank you for coming to create with us for so many years! We're grateful for your review of both Shake Rag Alley and Mineral Point.
Written August 4, 2019
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Wendy A
1 contribution
Wonderful Art Classes
Jun 2019 • Friends
I have taken 5 separate classed in 4 years. This is an amazing way to learn about art and actually be able to use it! There are many terrific artists every year. Loved the city too.
Written June 17, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Wendy! We loved having you here and hope to see you again soon!
Written June 18, 2019
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kandy k
Mineral Point, WI3 contributions
Art school
Nov 2018 • Solo
What a wonderful place to learn a craft, a new skill, meet new people.
All types of classes. Relaxing and ho home with a treasure
Written April 13, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words, Kandy!
Written April 15, 2019
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Trek45335667046
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Shake Rag Alley Offers Wonderful Classes in Beautiful Setting
Oct 2018 • Solo
I have taken two classes at Shake Rag Alley--one a 2-day mixed media and another 1-day jewelry class. Both were fantastic--excellent, patient expert instructors, soul-expanding experience of making art, and just plain fun! I plan on attending more sessions next season. Well worth the time and cost.
Written November 11, 2018
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Thank you for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back this year.
Written April 15, 2019
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DanuWI
WI13 contributions
Awsome instructor/great workshop facility.
Jul 2018 • Couples
I took Sherry Viktora's Silver Leaves and Silver Link Bracelet courses. I can't say enough about the quality of this epxerience. The work shop site weas roomy, well-lit and well stocked with machinery etc, Sherry was very organized and brought individual kits as well as may of her own tools so that we might have the resouces to make successful projects. She was patient and skilled in her instruction. A wonderful experience. The only suggestion I would make to students is to beware that the town itself has few evening activites and dining options. Most shops and dining areas seem to close at 5PM/
Written September 1, 2018
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