What you'll do
Express yourself, be creative and make an impression! It will be messy and fun. You'll work with all kinds of materials and create something that no one has seen before.
Learn skills, techniques and tools in drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, fiber arts or graphic design. Visit art galleries, shops or an artist's studio.
Levels of learning
Get started with 4-H'ers in your area
- Find a club near you or contact your local 4-H office for more info.
Get started on your own
- National 4-H arts activity books (for sale)
- Visual arts hot sheet from Iowa 4-H (free download)
Fairs and exhibits
Make and show something. Here are some ideas:
- Pastel drawing
- Pencil drawing
- Mixed media
- What a judge is looking for (crafts evaluation sheet)
- What a judge is looking for (fine arts evaluation sheet)
Some counties require record keeping for fairs.
Future study and careers
You can study art or design at the University of Minnesota.
Artists and designers can work in many industries or independently.
Reviewed in 2018