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Shake Rag Alley School of Arts & Crafts
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Owner description: Shake Rag Alley is a lively arts education center set in a historic picturesque valley that was the heart of Mineral Point's early days. Students come from all over the country to join in the creative fun that takes place here. Several buildings are used as classrooms, and in the summer, you may find classes taking place under the trees or inside tents set up on the 2.5 acre oasis of gardens and tree lined paths. Additional classroom space is available in studios nearby in the artist community.Workshops at Shake Rag Alley are lively, and hard to find anywhere else. We enjoy offering workshops in just about every art and craft media you can imagine. Experimental concrete and mosaic sculpture. Traditional and offbeat bent willow and twig furniture. Jewelry making and beading. Blacksmithing. Vibrant and nonacademic classes in writing - fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. Fiber arts. Book and paper arts. Plus a variety of fine arts. We're a bunch of arts enthusiasts who love to share what we know how to do with anyone who wants to learn. Our motto is "Inspire Creativity". And we do that well. Our creative faculty is drawn from a wealth of talented teachers, including nationally known artists from across the country and across the street.Kids love Shake Rag too. We offer a wide variety of youth programs taught by talented and creative instructors who bring out the amazing talents of kids.Alley Stage, an outdoor summer theater is tucked into the hillside at the end of a winding path. We invite you to enjoy a delightful evening as our company of actors performs original plays written by playwrights from near and far.The valley is always open for strolling the pathways, viewing the lush gardens and rustic buildings and savoring the peaceful ambiance. Shake Rag also offers on site lodging, so when the day is done, you can stay in one of several guest rooms.
Linden, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

You can have some great experiences here and even make some things that you didn't think you could do. They offer some great classes but you have to sign up early because they fill up fast. Go to the Mineral Point website for information about what is being offered.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Charles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very beautiful place to spend a weekend afternoon. The classes are very fun and informative! Instructors knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great class -- lots of fun and very informative!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I went to a canning and preserving class and absolutely loved it. Before the class I didn't know anything about canning and preserving, but the instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable. The class was relaxed but informative. We each left with jars of tomatoes and jam we had made, and everyone had a wonderful time. It was a really fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Visited August 2012
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Black River FAlls, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Classes were fun and location was very cool”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

My sister and I took a willow trellis building class and had a great time. Atmosphere was fun and came home with useful trellis for the garden. The little local theater had Randy Sabien and Tom Post so we went to that in the evening. Great show and the theater is small so quite an interactive time. The brewery/restaurant was one of the best dining experiences I have had anywhere. Food was superb and the atmosphere was great, old stone building with old beams. The service was excellent, too. Loved Mineral Point!

Visited April 2012
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