Door County Medical Center’s Art for Health Program


Starting January 16, 2018 Door County Medical Center’s (DCMC) Art for Health program is back again this year. A project of The Women’s & Children’s Health Center, the program offers a series of FREE workshops for children, ages 4-7 & 8-12, that focuses on health, music and art, using popular regional and local visual and performing artists as facilitators.  

Art for Health
Children participating in an Art for Health Workshop

Hands-on, interactive classes include: painting, jewelry making, songwriting, African drumming, drama, puppet making, and even a cooking class. 

Sturgeon Bay classes are held at DCMC in the Sheldon Room (down the hall from the ER) on Tuesdays starting January 16, 2018 for ages 4-7 and on Wednesdays starting January 17, 2018 for ages 8-12.

The Art for Health program is a series of FREE workshops for children, ages 4-7 & 8-12 years old, that focuses on health, music and art, using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities with popular regional & local visual and performing artists as facilitators. These classes strengthen each participant’s relationship with art and emphasize how creativity in a child’s life contributes to their overall health. Plus, they’re just plain old fun!

DCMC Art for Health program is comprised of a group of area musicians and visual artists. Participation in the Performing & Visual Arts helps to build character in children. It allows them to be naturally creative while teaching responsibility, team building, and self-building. It enhances listening and focusing skills, creating goal initiatives that nurture their self – esteem and overall health.

Each Art for Health session runs for five consecutive weeks. Participants can choose a Tuesday (ages 4-7) or a Wednesday (ages 8-12) class. The first session begins Tuesday, January 16 and Wednesday January 17 and runs through Feb 13 & 14 in Sturgeon Bay at DCMC. Another set of classes for Northern Door will run on Thursday’s beginning the week of Feb 15 and run through the end of March. All Sturgeon Bay classes will be held at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay at 4:00 P.M. and will run approximately 1 hour each. Northern Door Classes will be held at Gibraltar Schools in Fish Creek and start at 3:00 p.m and run approximately 1 hour each. Parents are encouraged to sign their children up for all five sessions. The schedule for Sturgeon Bay is as follows. For Sturgeon Bay dates and Northern Door dates please contact 920-493-5979 to reserve a spot for your child. Class size is limited so please sign up early.

Tuesdays- 4-7 years of age
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Paint Me a Story
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – All That Jazz – Rhythm and Dance
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Paint Me A Song – Broadway Song Birds
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – African Drumming Class – Rhythm Kids!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – LETS GO KIDS! CHEF Kid’s Cooking Class

Wednesday, 8-12 years of age
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Jewelry Making
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – TADA! Musical Theater
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Fanciful, Fantastic, Whimsical & Wild Puppets!
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Song Writing For Kids
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Theater Arts –DRAMA–“The Art of Storytelling!”

For more details …. [otw_shortcode_button href=”” size=”small” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” target=”_blank”]Art for Health Facebook Page[/otw_shortcode_button]

To reserve your child a spot call Terry Lundahl 920.493.5979

Northern Door classes will be held at Gibraltar School from 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

Join the partnership

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.