Arts Education & Resources

We at WPCA know and understand that these are challenging times for everyone.  That is why our staff has spent the past weeks gathering helpful resources for our WPCA family and community.

WPCA Hybrid Programming

For elementary, high school, and college students!

AfterSchool Art Classes

Afterschool Art Classes

After School Art Class is our project-based after school programming during the semester, running from Tuesday–Friday weekly. All sessions are FREE and open to all students ages 6–14.

After School Art Class sessions are fun and creative, and encourages progression and achievement. Weekly planned projects help students learn new skills, build on existing ones and explore creative strengths. Students are encouraged to come for all sessions throughout the semester but drop-ins are also welcomed.

High School Intern Positions

Paid High School Intern Positions

WPCA has various internship possibilities and ways of connecting highly motivated, creative youth interested in visual arts to paid opportunities including the Creative Multimedia Apprenticeship Program & various summer programs with collaborators. Contact us at INFO @ for more information.

Service Learning Placement

Service Learning Placement

University and college students that are seeking service learning placement can complete a minimum of 30 hours of service in the areas of Arts Education, Gallery and Exhibitions, and Outreach and Fundraising. Placements are hybrid with in-person and virtual opportunities. Apply @ link below:

Youth Empowerment Week

Youth Empowerment Week

Youth Empowerment Week features a week-long series of workshops where youth explored identity, community, and self-advocacy through creative expression.

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Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp features eight weeks of programming for ages 6 – 14 with virtual & on-site program components. We’ll focus on a new theme and medium each week – everything from drawing to sculpture to multimedia!

Completed projects will be curated to our Annual Youth Art Exhibit!

Check out the link to learn what we’ll learn each week of camp!

Emerging Art Leaders College Internship Program

Emerging Art Leaders College Internship Program

The Emerging Arts Leaders Program targets college students (18-24 years of age) that have already completed at least one semester internship at WPCA. This program will provide an opportunity to receive professional development, training and hands-on experience through the lens of trauma-informed care. Send cover letter to INFO @

Virtual Engagement

Navigating COVID-19

Educational Resources

Career Online High School

Milwaukee Public Library offers a scholarship program for Career Online High School (COHS). Learn more:

English as a Second Language (ESL)

MPL offers resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Central’s Adult Study Center has various materials to improve one’s English.


How to help

Need assistance?

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    • Referrals to specific agencies and organizations based on caller eligibility for you or your family.
    • Advocacy for callers struggling with language, comprehension, anxiety, and other barriers.
    • Crisis intervention for families in need of food, shelter, and natural disaster relief.
    • Follow-up with callers to ensure they are getting the help they need.
  • An up-to-date online database of community resources.

Dial 2-1-1, Text 898211, or visit their website.

United Way Relief Fund

United Way has a COVID-19 economic relief fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can visit their website or call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code. They will give you a list of local agencies to provide assistance.

Community Advocates

Community Advocates is concerned about the health and safety of those who access their services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, they are temporarily closed to the public but will be offering services over the phone or by email.

Here’s how you can get in touch:

    • General Community Advocates information and questions: Call 414-449-4777. Your call will be returned within 24 hours. Or you can email us at this link and your message will be forwarded to the right department.
    • Milwaukee Women’s Center: Call 414-671-6140 any time of the day or night to speak to staff about your domestic violence concerns.
    • Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program: All appointments will be conducted over the phone, not in person. Call 414-270-4653 to schedule your appointment.
    • FSET: Call 414-290-7700 regarding this program.
  • After hours and on weekends, please call Impact at 2-1-1 for services.

Artist Relief