Highland City Arts is very excited to offer a summer musical theater class for young artists ages 6-12.

The class will be geared toward gently teaching young people technical foundations in acting, singing and dancing. Class members will learn to perform, dance and sing on a stage.

The class will be $30 a month and it will be held once a week for an hour.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm from May 3 to June 7.

June 14-July 12th classes will be held Wednesdays from 2-4 pm, with one exception. Class will be held on Friday, July 7 from 2-4 pm instead of July 5 due to the 4th of July holiday.

On July 12th students will perform on stage for their parents from 2-3 pm.

The class will be taught by Suzy Castleton who is a member of the BFA program at Southern Utah University.

Class size is limited. To reserve your spot call/text Kathy Castleton 801-362-0985 or email kathycastleton@gmail.com.


 Places will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.



Youth Theater Workshop

Willy Wonka Junior

Auditions for all youth ages 8-15  Friday, April 28 from 4-6 pm

 Highland City Community Center  5378 West 10400 North, Highland

Rehearsals at the Highland City Community Center

May — every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 — 6 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 — 1 pm

June and July — every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 am — 1 pm (except for July 4th)

Performances — 7 pm Friday July 14th and Saturday, July 15th

with a 2 pm Matinee on Saturday

Cost:  $150 per student with $5 discount for multiple students in the same family  

Students will learn acting, singing and dancing techniques

for performing in a youth Broadway production

Questions ? CALL Kathy or Susie


When: Auditions will be held April 28 from 3 till 5 pm. Callbacks will be held on May 6th.

Please bring 16 bars of a Broadway song and your own track. We will provide an aux cord.

Rehearsals will be held Monday in the afternoon and Saturdays throughout May.

Starting in June they will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am until 1 pm.

Keep in mind not all cast members will be asked to attend every rehearsal.

Performance Dates are July 14 and 15.

What: Willy Wonka JR. is an hour and a half musical version of the beloved movie classic

by the same title. The show is written to be performed by children 8-18 years old,

but for an audience of all ages. The goal of this workshop will be to teach the performers

self confidence, professionalism and a good base in music, dance, and acting. 

Who: All children 8-18 are invited to audition

Where: All auditions and rehearsal will be held at the Highland City Arts Building

(5378 W 10400 N, Highland 84003). 

Cost: $150 per performer with a discount of $5 dollars per child

if more than one child in a family enrolls.


Roald Dahl’s, Willy Wonka JR is Presented though special arrangement with

Music Theater International. 






The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra presents the Aspiring Musicians Competition concert.

The concert features eight youth winners playing selected movements

from their winning concertos with the symphony.

The performance is Saturday, May 6th, at 7:30pm

at the Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi.

Tickets are at thetso.org and at the door.




Highland City Fling Days

FINE ARTS SHOW is Coming Soon




Is Friday , August 4th, 2-6 pm and Saturday August 5th, 11 am to 4 pm 

Entries to be accepted Tuesday, August 1st, at the Highland City Community Center

The art show is a traditional feature of the annual city celebration and serves to showcase the work of artists in our community. Join us for this inspiring event and enjoy viewing examples of some of Highland City’s finest artists on Friday and Saturday.

Art Show Held: Friday & Saturday, August 4 – 5
Time: Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Highland City Community Center, (former city hall, 5378 W. 10400 N.)
Cost: Free to view

Participant Registration: Tuesday, August 1, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Highland City Community Center, (former city offices, 5378 W. 10400 N.)
Cost: $2, Youth; $5, adult; per art piece 

Fine Art Show Reception
This special evening is set aside for the Fine art show participants and their families.
Event Held: Thursday, August 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Highland City Community Center, (former city offices, 5378 W. 10400 N.)

Media Categories:  Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media, Drawing (hand drawn and computer generated), Chalk/Pastel, Photography, Sculpture, Woodworking, Needlework, Quilts and Glass.

Divisions: Professional Adult, Amateur Adult, High School, Junior High, Intermediate (4th-6th grades), Primary (1st-3rd grades, Kindergarten and Preschool).

Entry Information: Adult entries must be framed in all media categories.  Youth/children entries must be framed, matted or mounted on card-stock.  Framed artwork must have a wire extended across the back and be securely anchored to a screw-eye on each side of the frame.  This accommodates our handing system and insures the safety of your artwork during the show.  Please help us make the registration process run efficiently by doing this before you come to register. 

Awards: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention cash awards in each category! 

Cash Awards for Best of Show Winners -selected from any category by the judges

Peoples’ Choice Award- selected by the viewing public

Artwork Released:  Saturday, August 6 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  All artwork must be picked up during this time. A $5 late fee will be applied to those who do not pick up artwork during this time.  Late items may be paid for and picked up from the Arts Council.

Every effort will be made to keep your artwork safe, but please be aware that there is no guarantee due to unforeseen accidents.

There will be hand-painted greeting cards available to purchase and a silent auction to help raise funds for the Arts Council which is a 501(3)c non-profit organization. The Arts Council depends on donations to provide arts opportunities for our community. 

There will also be art for sale at the show. Interested artists should bring their art (ready to hang) to the Community Center  Monday, August 1st from 4-6pm.

Sponsor: Highland Arts Council

Contact: Shauna Larson, Highland Arts Council www.highlandcityarts.org 






Creative Kids Summer Camp coming this June!!

Baking, Painting, Art, Crafts, Music, Games and more. For more info email us at HighlandChildrensChoir@gmail.com


Affordable Summer Cheerleading Camp

for Girls age 5-12!! 

Full week of instruction in cheer, fitness, dance and performance. Pom Poms provided for each girl! Now accepting reservations for summer spots. For more information email us at karlychree9@gmail.com



Linda Howard’s ART SKILLS CLASS:

remember—-If it’s worth painting, it’s worth planning.

Learn how to see and simplify the visual so you can create strong vibrant compositions that

you will really enjoy.  We will be doing lots of hands on exercises that you can take home

as references.


Small pallet to mix on

Paper towels (Viva no pattern) or an old cotton sheet, cut in to small pieces.

         I usually bring a small grocery bag for garbage

Kneaded  eraser

Regular pencil and a charcoal pencil for quick sketching.

* Sharpie RED and BLACK

Odorless mineral spirit ( I like Gamaol ) Just something ODORLESS.

#4  flat Bristle brush

One sturdy support to tape down your 9 x 12 paper  (I supply paper) We have

        extra supports if you need  to borrow one.

Our focus in this class will be working in gray values from light to dark.( No need to bring 

your paint colors)

Light allows us to see colors on an object—-take away the COLOR and 

what you see are values.

Black and white oil paint so you can mix your grays

          ( I am bringing my grays that are in different values, in case to try them)  

 If you are using watercolor , just bring Panes Gray or Black .

I think an opaque color will give better coverage. Bring in your usual supplies.


Please bring in an example of an artist’s work that inspires you.  What is it about

the art that draws you to it?



See you there. Linda



We are also excited to add to our Arts Council group a quilt guild.  Please watch the website for more upcoming information and schedules of workshops and quilt shows.  

Staring in June at the Community Center



Native American Flute Circle

A Native American Flute circle for experienced and beginner flutists

will be held on the last Wednesday of each month starting February 22

at the home of Ron Stutz, 11184 North 5500 West in Highland.  

To register call Ron at 801-201-4815 or email: rstutz@connect2.com

If you have a flute, bring it with you or loners are available.  

These flutes are easy and fun to play for serious of casual flutists.  

Anyone is welcome.



Highland City 

Group Guitar Lessons    
Ages 10+ (Adults welcome too)

Starts Tuesday Jan 3rd- 6 week sessions (50 min classes)-
$75/per student each session ($5 off if more than one family member participates)
Beginning Classes taught by Kelly Gummow,

Intermediate Classes taught by Cayden Ottley

Beginning #1 – (Beginning basics: proper position, tuning, chords, chord changes, basic tab, rhythms, strumming patterns, and fun/contemporary songs)

Beginning #2 – (More strumming/chords, introductory fingerpicking, notes on the first three strings, and more great songs)

Beginning #3 – (Accompaniment skills, introduces some classical style, more advanced note reading & tablature and songs!)

Intermediate # 1 – (Improvisation skills, pentatonic scales, advanced rhythms, chord progressions) building blocks for electric guitar skills

Intermediate #2 – (Continuation of skills in Intermediate #1) 

Tuesdays at the Highland Community Center
$75 per session (5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003)

Session 1 – (Tuesday Jan 3 through Feb 7)

            3:30-4:30 – Beginning #2,   Intermediate #2

            4:30-5:30 – Beginning #1,   Intermediate #1

Session 2 – (Feb 21 through March 28)

            3:30-4:30 – Beginning #3, Intermediate

            4:30-5:30 – Beginning #2, Intermediate




Sharon Cannon’s Watercolor Class

Started on  Monday, September 12.  This class is an ongoing watercolor class and different techniques will be taught each Monday.  Cost $12 a class.  10 am to Noon.  The first class Sharon will teach how to paint wonderful watercolor skies.  For a complete list, please check the website at highlandcityarts.org or call Shauna with questions or to register  801-756-9614

Supply List

Board to back your paper

Pencil and Eraser, sketch book or notebook

water container

Good paper, good watercolors, brushes of your choice

Bring your supplies and learn a new technique each Monday.  We will not complete a painting but we will practice skills which will start students on their way to a painting.  This is an idea of what we will be doing which may or may not be in this order, according to demand.

Desert skies, cloudy skies, autumn trees, aspen trees, pine and evergreen trees, negative space, texture and value on rocks, water in a quiet river, water reflections, waterfall and rocks, perspective on barns, old roads and foliage, old cottage, foreground plants, basic portrait, ocean waves.



Friends of Art Group will be meeting on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The 2nd Wednesday will be a guest artist and the 3rdWednesday will be a project day, where you can bring your own project to work on and potluck lunch.  Call Corene Bennett with questions or to register in advance.  Everyone welcome.





We are now filling spots for our 2016 Fall/Winter Highland Teen Chime
Choir.  Spots are limited, so we will fill our group in the order that
calls or emails are received.

Come RING with us.  Chime choir is open to kids 12-16.  Previous piano
lessons or music experience are helpful, but not required.

To reserve your spot, call Paige at 801-830-0927, or email

Hand chimes are laid out like piano keys, with each person responsible
for just the few notes in front of them. Hand chimesoffer a unique
opportunity to learn music and teamwork together. While each ringer has
only certain assigned notes, he or she must learn to depend on, and be
dependable to those who ring all the other notes! Students learn to feel
rhythm, timing, watching a director, sensing movement and listening
carefully. There is no instrument to rent or buy, and no outside
practicing required, since the chimes cannot come home with the
students. Every ringer is vitally important. Students must commit to
being at rehearsals and performances on time.

We will rehearse at the Highland City Arts Building,
Mondays 3:30-4:30, starting August 29.

There is an *$**80****participation****fee****per****semester, ($70 for
each additional sibling) plus a $15 registration fee due at the time of





We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Highland community choir, Highland Choral Arts. We have been fortunate to enlist the talents of Cathy Jolley, a renowned conductor.  This will be a yearlong choir with performances in the spring and Christmas season, with adjournment over the summer months.


Practices will be held at the Highland Community Center (old city office building, 5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003) Tuesdays from 8-9:30 pm.  A brief voice check will be done with each member to determine range, choir suitability, and section assignment.  You will NOT need to come with a prepared piece.


This will be a non-profit choir with yearly dues of $100 to offset music, venue rental, accompaniment, and conducting costs.  We anticipate a choir of up to 80 members.


Our first practice will be March 1 at 8 pm with voice checks starting at 6:30 pm. Please sign-up for a voice-check time at this link.


For further details or questions, please contact one of the following committee members:


Michael Jemmett        801-664-6063

Annalise Eccles          801-358-1707

Kristi Chase                801-420-0176

Linda Jemmett           801-953-5381





Friends of Art


We are always looking for new members and you can contact Corene Bennett at 801-768 9643 for further information or to register.

MEETINGS, 2016 — Twice Monthly
Starting September 14, 2016  @ 11 am
Guest Artist, 10:45–1 pm (Come early so we can start at 11).  Workshop, 11–2pm:  choose your project & potluck lunch.  Also considering Museum tours.              
Membership Policy:  $25 a year, September through May OR $5 a month OR $3 a meeting(visitors: first visit is free, then pay a membership fee)


Questions:  Call Corene Bennett 801-768-9643 or Jo Sudweeks 801-756-9717 

Art Council Chairman of the Board — Shauna Larson 801-756-9614 or highlandcityarts@gmail.com



Also, we are displaying art from local artists in the lobby of the Highland City Hall.  Please stop and see the great talent we have right here in our own community.