Youth Arts Month

Washougal School District and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance have teamed up to shine a spotlight on student art throughout March, which is recognized nationally as Youth Arts Month.

Washougal youth will have opportunities to create, experience and display art throughout the events and activities planned all month long.

“The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” said Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. “Student exposure and participation in both fine arts and performance arts are essential to educating the whole child.” Research indicates that high-quality art educational opportunities can improve critical-thinking skills and even help to foster important values such as empathy and tolerance.

Washougal Youth Arts Month is made possible through a partnership between Washougal School District; Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance; Washougal Community Education; Washougal Public Library; Washougal Schools Foundation; City of Washougal; Downtown Washougal Association; The Paint Roller; Shirley Bishop, glass artist; Washougal School of Music; and Chuck Carpenter.

Washougal Arts adn Culture Alliance logo with yellow paint behind letters

Washougal Schools Foundation logo with Red Apple

The Paint Roller mobile paint party logo with rollerskating paint brush

Washougal School of Music logo

City of Washougal logo with Lewis & Clark silhouette in front of columbia gorge and Mt. hood

FREE District Concerts

Students from throughout Washougal Schools will perform for family and community members. All concerts begin at 7PM.

  • March 7 at WHS – JMS Beginning Band & Concert Band (1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671)
  • March 12 at WHS – WHS/JMS Choir Concert (1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671)
  • March 14 at WHS – JMS Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert (1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671)
  • March 21 at WHS – WHS Band Concert (1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671)
  • March 26 at CCMS – CCMS & CH-S Band Concert (9731 Washougal River Road, Washougal, WA 98671)
  • March 28 at JMS – Future Husky Concert featuring bands of Gause, Hathaway, CRGE and JMS (35300 SE Evergreen Hwy, Washougal, WA 98671)

Student holds up clipped out material during art class as part of project

More WSD activities and performances

Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery

Celebrate Youth Arts Month at this culminating event to showcase student works created in art classes from all Washougal schools. Enjoy delicious and creative treats prepared by WHS Culinary Arts students. Offered by Washougal School District and Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance.

Dates:  Wed. 3/27/2019, 3/28/2019, 3/29/2019, 3/30/2019

@Washougal Town Square

Weekdays 5-7 PM, Sat. 1-5 PM, Cost: FREE

WHS Drama Camp *REGISTRATION REQUIRED find forms at all Washougal Elementary Schools

Grades 1-5. WHS Drama Club will lead a week-long singing, dancing, acting and technical theater camp! Proceeds help fund the WHS Drama program. Register at any Washougal elementary school. Space is limited to 50.

Dates:  Mon. 3/18 – 3/22/2019 @WHS 4 – 5:30 PM, Cost: $40

WHS Drama Camp Performance

Friends, family and the community are invited to enjoy the culminating show from work during the week-long Drama Camp.

Dates: Fri. 3/22/2019 @WHS 7:00 PM, Cost: FREE


Grades 6-8. JMS and CCMS middle school students will bring out their artistic side through individual and group projects including community art projects. Busing is available. Space is limited to 20.

Dates: 3/5/2019, 3/7/2019, 3/12/2019, 3/14/2019, 3/19/2019, 3/21/2019, 3/26/2019, 3/28/2019

@Jemtegaard 3 PM – 4:15 PM, Cost: FREE

Blue Note Café Concert

This “open mic” concert features the talents of WHS students performing original and favorite songs. So much more than a talent show, Blue Note Café provides a spotlight for outstanding student performances.

Dates: Tues. 3/26/2019 @WHS 7:00 PM, Cost: $3

Students on stage during a drama performance, dressed in costumes with painted backdrop

Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance sponsored photography challenge

Discover Washougal Art Student Photo Challenge

Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance is inviting all Washougal students to grab their smartphone or digital camera and photograph the beautiful public art throughout Washougal. Find a unique angle, use interesting lighting, include family or friends… have fun and be creative!

Send up to three images, with student name, grade and school and a completed photo release form (with parental authorization) to Forms available at each school and at Selected photos will be posted on the WACA website & Facebook.

Submission accepted March 1–22, 2019.

Art classes offered through Washougal Community Education

To Register visit  Click on “Class Registration and Payment Information,” then click “Pay Online.”

Walk in Registrations Received at: Washougal Community Education & Recreation, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal, WA 98671

Contact: Kathy Douglas-Evans, 360-954-3040


Grades K-5. Be part of the rock painting trend – all you need to bring is your creativity! Students will paint three large rocks: one to take home, one to hide somewhere in the community, and one to contribute to the proposed “Kids of Washougal Community Rock

Garden!” Offered through Washougal Community Education by The

Paint Roller. @Orchard Hills Golf Club: 605 39th St., Washougal, WA 98671

Dates: Sat. 3/9/2019 10 AM – 12 PM, Cost: $15

Deadline is noon the day prior to the selected class.


Grades K-5. Art is alive in the hearts of our children! Students will paint two 12” x 12” canvases with a spring theme—one masterpiece to take home, the other will be displayed in the youth art gallery at 54-40 Brewing (all ages welcome). Participants can ride the bus from any Washougal Elementary school to Hathaway for class. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller. @Hathaway School

Dates: Fri. 3/15/2019, 4 – 5:30 PM  Cost: $20

Deadline is noon the day prior to the selected class.

Public display of work at 54-40 Brewing, 3801 S Truman Rd #1
Washougal, WA 98671
: 3/23 – 3/31/2019

Public Reception: Sun. 3/31/2019,  5 – 7 PM


Grade K – Adult. Paint a memory that will last forever! Class is designed for families up to four people (kids, moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends). Please register each person individually. Each family member will paint a 12” x 12” canvas –

when all four are put together your family masterpiece is complete. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller. @Hathaway School Cafeteria

Fri. 3/22/2019 6 – 8 PM $10

Deadline is noon the day prior to the selected class.



Grades K-5. Kids will learn to face paint with stencils! Each child will pair up with a partner and paint each other. Choose from a variety of themes and colors. Glitter, too! Participants can ride the bus from any Washougal Elementary school to Hathaway for

class. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller. @Hathaway School Cafeteria

Fri. 3/29/2019 1 – 2:30 PM, Cost: $10

Deadline is noon the day prior to the selected class.


Ages 10 to Adult. Students will learn the art glass fusing process and design their own unique piece. Each class is limited to 6 students. An adult must accompany child(ren). Adults are encouraged to participate but are welcome to just observe. Offered through Washougal Community Education by Instructor

Shirley Bishop. @Studio13: 36311 SE 3rd Circle, Washougal, WA 98671.

Cost: $45.00 / project

Deadline is noon the day prior to the selected class.

Dates:  Sat. 10 AM – 12 PM: 2/23/2019, 3/16/2019, 3/23/2019

Dates:  Sun. 1 PM – 3 PM: 2/17/2019, 3/3/2019, 3/17/2019, 3/24/2019

Public display of work at Washougal Coffee Company: 3/30 – 4/6

Classes and activities offered by Washougal Public Library


Join us in a hands-on pottery workshop. Participants will create their own unique pottery piece. This is a two-part workshop at a beginner/intermediate level. Appropriate for tweens, teens & adults.

Week 1: build your piece.

Week 2: glaze your masterpiece. Class is limited to the first 25 people. Offered by Washougal Community Library.

Dates:  Wed. 3/6/2019 & 3/13/2019 @WHS Art Room 6:30 – 8 PM, Cost: FREE

Students work with Clay as part of an Art lesson around sculpture

Crafternoon at Washougal Community Library

Come get your crafting on! Supplies and instructions will be provided for a self-guided activity. Examples of craft projects include card making, paracord creations and duct tape fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered by Washougal

Community Library.

Dates:  Tues: 3/5/2019, 3/12/2019, 3/19/2019, 3/26/2019

@Washougal Community Library 2-4 PM, Cost: FREE

Dennis Warner Concert

Enjoy a free concert by acclaimed Folk/Americana musician and entertainer Dennis Warner. He has a well-deserved reputation for captivating audiences with his smooth vocals, distinguished songs, enthusiastic personality and stellar playing on both six and twelve string guitars. Offered by Washougal Community Library.

Dates:  Tues: 3/5/2019

@Washougal Community Library  6:30 – 8 PM, Cost: FREE

Chalk Art Fun!

The sidewalk alongside Washougal Community Library will come to life with chalk drawings. Capture a scene from a favorite story or other artistic creation. Offered by Washougal Community Library.

Dates:  Wed. 3/6/2019 & Sat. 3/9/2019

@Washougal Community Library 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Cost: FREE

Concert offered by Washougal School of Music

Youth Recital and Hands-On Music Event

Enjoy an afternoon of diverse music performed by students of Washougal independent music teachers. Afterwards, explore instruments hands-on and participate in mini-lessons. Adult bluegrass jam and musician’s social to follow. Hosted by Jeffree White of Washougal School of Music along with Chuck Carpenter and other local teachers. Doors open at 2 PM., Recital 2:30 – 4 PM.

Hands-on and mini-lesson event until 6 PM.

Dates:  Sat. 3/23/2019 @Washougal Community Center, Cost: FREE

Culinary Art Students prepare food for guests as part of a classroom activity, with live prep and cook stations

About Youth Arts Month

Youth Arts Month started in 1961 when the Council for Art Education and National Art Education Association named March as Youth Arts Month to recognize art education and the value of art to create a better quality of life for all people.

Youth Arts Month banner, with March 1-31, Washougal School Foundation, City of Washougal, and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance logos along bottom

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