4-H Arts and Communication Projects

Communication & Performing Arts Festival

We hope that you join us for the annual Racine County 4-H Communication & Performing Arts Festival!

More information, including the registration form, can be found here: Communication & Performing Arts Festival (2016) Information and Registration Form

2016 Theme: “For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World”

  • Sunday, March 6th, 2016
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, February 15th, by 4:30 PM to the Racine County UW-Extension Office in Burlington. Creative Writing and Poster entries are also due at this time.
  • The festival is free event. Invite your family and friends.
  • There’s something for everyone: categories include performing arts, skits, speaking, demonstrations, photography, posters, creative writing, creative art and computer art.
  • The festival is fun, has a relaxed atmosphere, and provides a great place to practice and receive feedback.
  • All ages of 4-H’ers are welcome to participate, including Cloverbuds.
  • This is a great way to get a head start on fair projects.
  • There are cash awards, certificates and ribbons given out at the conclusion of the festival.
  • Refreshments and food will be available to purchase.

County Resource Person

Julie Rossman-Superintendent

Project Goals

The Arts and Communications project covers a large variety of activities that help youth learn to express themselves in a variety of ways, including speeches, written communication, dance, music, and drama in 4-H performing arts.

Key Terms/Project Areas



Clowning- projects may include: costume and make-up, skits, gags, posters, make-up kit, and balloon art

Creative Writing

Drama- projects may include: costumes, video of a performance, and creating a script

Drawing and Painting

Home Environment- projects include anything that decorates the home

Knitting and Crocheting



Music- projects may include: posters on instruments, composers, or musical notation, performaces recorded on a CD or DVD, and scrapbook of musical performance opportunities

Puppetry- projects may include: hand puppets, marionettes, and plays

Speaking and Demonstrations

Special Design- projects may include: cloth designs, jewelry/medal work, paperart, nature art, sculptures, 3-D pictures, and stitchery

County Activities

Activities Happening throughout the State and Nation

4-H Arts in Wisconsin

Check out the National 4-H Curriculum and online pieces for more information on your project.

Tim Tallen- June Arts Update

Activities for Youth and Volunteers

Other Websites

State Wide Blog

News and Events

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