Whether you are interested in enhancing a Beyond the Classroom performance with additional arts sessions or visiting the Wilson Center to give more arts experiences to your students, we offer tours and creative sessions with local teaching artists that can be customized to provide your students with an enriching visit.

Sessions can include:

  • Visual arts
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance/Movement Classes
  • Ploch Art Gallery, Permanent Collection, Lynn Chappy ArtsPark, and backstage tours

To customize your experience, contact

ARTSREACH IN THE COMMUNITY                                                              

Beyond the Wilson Center walls, ArtsReach provides organizations and schools in the greater southeastern Wisconsin community with engaging hands-on experiences with professional local and visiting artists through:

In-School Residencies: Enrich your regular school curriculum and/or after school programming through the power of the arts! Multi-week programming allows students to engage with the local professional teaching artists in classes that vividly enhance students’ classroom experiences to inspire self-confidence, team building, and creative thinking through the arts. Programs can include, but are not limited to: murals, creative writing, music, dance, or performing arts. 

Workshops and Master Classes: Each season, the Wilson Center provides a limited number of workshops and masterclasses with artists from our world-class Performing Arts Series. Puppet-making with touring theatre groups, jazz workshops with renowned musicians, dance classes with international dance companies, and more—students gain first-hand experience with professionals of the highest technical and artistic mastery in their field. For more information about master class opportunities, contact our education department at