Arts & Communication

4H members acting in a play on stage.

In 4-H Arts projects, youth learn the many facets of the arts. They learn basic principles of art and how to use those principles to create works of art. Activities include painting, printing, graphic, design, drawing, fiber arts, sculpting, photography, and filmmaking.

In 4-H Communication projects, youth learn to develop skills that are useful throughout a lifetime. They get an opportunity to practice their skills before a group; an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentation; to develop confidence in making public presentations; and to learn to evaluate and enhance communication skills.

Spotlight on…WI 4-H Drama Company

Wisconsin 4-H members participate in a Drama Company activity

WI 4-H Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to Summer Academy. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem-solve issues on the set and in the script.

The arts are for anyone! No matter your grade or interest, there is something for you to try and learn through Wisconsin 4-H Communication Arts. Arts provide the creativity and outlet your soul needs to sing! Check out how you can get involved!

State Art Experiences

State Art Groups (grades 9-12)


WI 4-H State Office

(608) 262-1222


More Project Ideas

  • Basketry
  • Beadwork
  • Books and Reading
  • Calligraphy
  • Candle Making
  • Ceramics
  • Collages
  • Communications
  • Computer Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative/Cross Stitchery
  • Dance
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Theater Arts


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