Summer Program 2022

JOIN US for a 7-week art camp focused on the creation of GIANT WALL ART!

July 7 - August 18 (7 weeks). Register by June 10.

Ages 9-12 Thursdays 12:30-4:30pm. REGISTER HERE
For ages 13+ and other program options, READ BELOW.

Join Us!

JOIN US for a 7-week art program focused on the design and creation of a living, sculptural piece of  wall art. Using art journaling, discussion, mindfulness activities, group problem solving, and collaboration, participants will reflect on the following questions:

  • What life challenges or situations cause us to isolate or build emotional walls?
  • Why do we hide or bottle our emotions?
  • When is it helpful or not helpful to build emotional walls?
  • On boundaries: what (or who) do we keep in or out of our lives?

Participants will design and create at least one framed “living wall” that uses a combination of paint, wood, found- or recycled objects, and  nature….to be located in– or outside of a visible location on Sturgeon Bay’s West Side.


They will also be provided with time and materials to complete a personal art project to take home.

Participants will work with Jodi Rose Gonzales, a credentialed art therapist and artist who uses nature, found objects, and stories in her artwork. Jodi's art follows the story of a Girl in the Woods who learns to overcome hardships through friendships with various forest creatures.

Shown, from left: a living wall; messy hands; Home Grown (a former summer program artwork, shown on display at the Miller Art Museum); a sculptural wall made with branches; and Timberella #3, an artwork by Jodi Gonzales.

Hi! I'm Jodi.

I'm a Stride Creative service provider. I LOVE making group-created artwork because it is so empowering for participants as they contribute to a project that is much bigger than anything they dreamed they could do by themselves.

I hope you'll join this year's summer program!

We'll explore the Girl in the Woods, and share ideas for our Living Wall. Together, we'll decide on a design--and then we'll build it! At the end of the program we'll have a reveal party for family members and friends.

This is for all levels of artistic ability.

Most groups will be held to sizes of about 6 or less

to ensure a positive and empowering experience.

Ages 9-12

Thursdays (July 7 - August 18); held from 12:30-4:30pm at Enclave (120 S. Madison, Sturgeon Bay).

Ages 9-12 - Thursdays 12:30-4:30pm. REGISTER HERE

Ages 13+

Participants in the Boys and Girls Club summer program can opt to participate on Mondays (July 11 - August 22).

Contact the Boys/Girls Club of Sturgeon Bay


Youth in these programs can participate on Tuesdays (July 12 - August 23). These will be 90 minute groups.

Learn More & Register Through Your Service Facilitator

Summer Program Information

Ready, Set, Be MIGHTY! Register by June 10.

Ages 9-12. Thursdays, 12:30-4:30pm. REGISTER HERE
For other ages and programs, please contact the partner organization.
Questions? Contact Cami at 920-421-2177 (United Way of Door County)

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