Arts In The Parks

Arts in the Parks is a series of summer arts workshops designed to introduce students, ages 6 and older, to a variety of experiences in both the performing and visual arts. New classes are added each year and all classes are led by experienced artists and arts educators.

Arts In The Parks FAQ’s

How do I register?

To register for Arts in the Parks classes, fill out the registration form and return with payment to:

Arts Place
131 East Walnut Street
P.O. Box 804
Portland, IN 47371

Registration Form (PDF)

What does it cost?

Each class costs $5. Take 6 or more classes for only $30.

How many classes can I take?

Participants are allowed to take as many classes as they would like. Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests on a first come, first served basis as availability of each class is subject to limited enrollment.

Who may attend?

Our classes are designed for ages 6-12, but all parents, guardians, and interested arts students are welcome to attend.

Where are classes located?

Arts in the Parks is offered in 13 communities.

Hartford CityFort Recovery
PennvilleNew Bremen
PortlandSt. Henry
St. Marys

All locations are accessible.

How do I read the catalogue?

Each class has a unique code. Class codes are a combination of numbers and letters given to classes to differentiate them within each community.





List of Arts in the Parks classes that are now full:

Coldwater:  Clay Sunflower Bowls, Shells, Sticks and Bones, Trim a Treasure Chest,  Fun Color Mixing, Slime Lab, andFloating Ink.

Fort Recovery: Tie Dying T-Shirts, Clay Sunflower Bowls.

Minster: Flowering Tiles, Photo Transfers Wood.

New Bremen: Clay Sunflower Bowls, and Tie Dying T-Shirts.

Portland: Wheel Throwing 03, Wheel Throwing 04, Wheel Throwing 13, Wheel Throwing 14, Adopt A Clay Pet, Clay Sunflower Bowls, Cake Decorating, Photo Transfers on Wood, STEAM Maker Space, Shells, Sticks and Bones, Trim a Treasure Chest, Photo Transfers on Wood.

St. Henry: Pour a Paint Landscape, Slime Lab, Animal Masks, Glue Art, Clay Sunflower Bowls, Flowering Tiles.

St. Mary’s: Tie Dying T-Shirts.