Young Artists Programs

Young Artists Workshops

As a visiting artist to The Young Artist Workshops beginning in 1989, Skip learned that folks referred to as “disabled” are most often truly gifted and talented. He believes we have a responsibility to assure that all schools, services providers and communities offer accessible arts to all people. This includes access to interactive participation in the arts and humanities.

YAW brings accessible arts to children with disabilities. Every summer since 1984, up to 180 young artists representing a wide range of the human condition, participated in the YAW program at St. Norbert’s College and Sybil Hopp School in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Under the direction of Chuck Peterson from the Adaptive Education Department of St. Norbert’s accomplished artists, musicians, volunteers and teachers of all disciplines, cultures, interests and backgrounds arrive from all over the world. For three weeks, they share their talents and lives with the young student artists.

The enthusiastic students and their mentors paint, sing, act, photograph, computerize, play, communicate, nurture and create. The experience is life changing.

The program continues. Now called SOAR; Summer of Art and Recreation continues at Syble Hopp School in De Pere Wi

For more information on these services, contact Skip Jones at (715) 881-1919