April 3rd, 2017


Dance room available for rental

March 22nd, 2017


NSAA Summer classes are here! Sign up today!

March 7th, 2017

NSAA Summer 2017
Early registration deadline May 1st
Creative Craft Camp
Target age: 4-6 years old
Discovery is the focus of this camp designed for the very young artist.
Artists will have fun playing with craft materials to discover shapes, patterns
and colors.
Instructor: Becki Moylan
Session One: Monday- Friday, June 12th- 16th, 9:00 – 10:00am
Program: S100
Session Two: 9:00- 10:00pm, July 24th – 28th, 9:00 – 10:00am
Program: S100B
Early Registration Fee $55  Fee: $65



Notebook necklace
Age:  15 – Adult
Using scrap metals and pencils, we will learn to file, bend and
punch holes in metal and use micro screws.  Bring your own
papers or photos to class or use some of my favs!
All supplies furnished.
Instructor: Becki Moylan
Time/Date: 12:30-3:30 June 15th
Early Registration Fee: $40  Fee: $45
Program: S1001

Michelangelo’s Masters
Target grades:  Elementary school
Expression will be nurtured through hands-on mediums. Students will create from materials such as pencils, paint, and clay to create masterpieces.
Instructor: Kelly Garcia
Summer Time/Days: 9:00 – 11:00am, June 19-23rd
Early Registration Fee: $110   Fee: $120
Program: S102

Postage Stamp Earrings
Age: 15 – Adult
MakeIMG_2872 a pair of earrings out of postage stamps
using your favorites or choose from my favs.  We will use wood, paper, stamps and collage.  All supplies furnished. Two dates to choose from.
Instructor: Becki Moylan
Time/Date: 1:00-3:00, June 21st Program: S1003
Time/Date: 6:30- 8:30 pm, June 21st Program: S1003B
Early Registration Fee: $35   Fee: $40


Drawing and Painting
Target ages: 10 -14
Drawing and painting are the foundations of creating art. Students will learn formal techniques as well as creative possibilities. We will focus on composition, working from observation, and using the imagination for personal expression. We will cover techniques in a wide variety of painting and drawing media: tempera, watercolors, pastels, pencil, collage, charcoal and acrylics.
Instructor: Laura Schroeder
Summer Time/Days: 9:00-11:00am, June 26-30th
Early Registration Fee: $110   Fee: $120
Program: S104

Summer Art Camp
Target age: 6-13
This unique summer camp provides a variety of sessions ranging
from basic drawing, to clay, painting and more. The sessions are
one week long and are available in either morning or afternoon. Each session will focus on new projects, so students can sign up for more than one session!
Bring a light snack.
Instructor: Kelly Garcia
Summer Time/Days: 9:00-11:00am, July 10-14th
Early Registration Fee: $110   Fee: $120
Program: S105

Adjustable beach stone ring
Age: 15 – Adult
Using pre-drilled beach stones and wire. We will learn how to make a variety of rings.
All supplies furnished. Two dates to choose from.
Instructor: Becki Moylan
Time/Date: 1:00-3:00, July 12th Program: S1006
Time/Date: 1:00-3:00, July 12th Program: S1006
Early Registration Fee: $30  Fee: $35

Ages 8-13
Explore the foundations of sculpture and use a variety of materials to create 3-D masterpieces. We will use paper-mache, wood, recyclable materials, wire and clay to build and construct. We will explore relief sculpture, free standing sculpture, and a little art history along the way.
Instructor:  Becki Moylan
Date/Times: July 17-21st 9:00-11:00
Early Registration Fee: $100     Fee: $110
Program: S107

Famous Artists
Target ages 8-13
Learn about famous artists including Degas, Matisse, Van Gogh, OKeefe, Klimt & others. Students will explore what made these artists important, look at examples of their work, and make art inspired by them!
Instructor: Kelly Garcia
Time/Days: 9:00-11:00am, August 7-11th
Early Registration Fee: $110   Fee: $120
Program: S108

You CAN make art!
Age: Adult
Description:  In these class we will let go of all our preconceived limitations and dive into freedom. After making a large, freeform collage, we will turn them into a small series of framed, abstract pieces of art ready to hang!  Bring some friends that make you laugh because this is fun.
All supplies included although you are welcome to bring any papers you might like to use.
Instructor:  Becki Moylan
Time/Days: 6:30-8:30pm, August 8th & 10th
Early Registration Fee: $50   Fee: $60
Program: S108
Private Art Lessons
Target age: all ages depending on instructor’s advice
NSAA has an excellent team of instructors qualified to teach private lessons. One on one instruction is offered in the following areas:  piano, violin, guitar, voice, performance, acting, auditioning, percussion, art, composition, private music exploration, music theory, yoga & dance. Email info@northshoreacademyofthearts.org if interested in talking with a private instructor.

Piano Camp
Target age: 7-10 years old
An enrichment camp designed for your child to grow their love for the piano.  They will learn about and listen to pieces by piano composers, learn music theory, play fun music games, and work one-on-one with a teacher daily at the piano.  Student recital on Friday at 2:30pm.  Limit: 8 participants
Instructor: Molly Scherr
Summer Time/Days: 1:00-3:30pm M,T,W,Th,F
7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28
Early Registration Fee: $115   Fee: $125
NSAA JR. STAGEKIDS PRESENT “Disney’s Aristocats!”
Target Ages:  Ages 6 to 11
Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.
Produced and Directed by Angie Mack Reilly
Optional AUDITIONS*   Tuesday May 2 at 6:00
Rehearsals:  Mondays 4:15 to 5:30 June 12 through August 28
MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL August 21 3:45 to 6:15
MANDATORY SHOWS August 28 5:00 and 6:15.  Call time 4:00.
*Auditions are intended for those who want to try for a role with lines and/or a solo.  Everyone who registers for the show will be in the show regardless of whether you audition or not.  Please have a monologue and ANY song 30-60 seconds to share with the judges.  Those who do not choose to audition must still register for a chorus-type role.
Early Registration Fee: $185  Fee: $195  + script/CD fee of $30 due at the first rehearsal
Program: S109

What we’ve all been waiting for…

Lion king junior logo

NSAA STAGEKIDS PRESENT “Disney’s The Lion King!!”

Target Ages:  9th grade and under as of September 2017
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to perform this one-of-a-kind musical with North Shore Academy of the Arts, Stagekids!
Produced by Angie Mack Reilly and the NSAA Team
AUDITIONS:   Tuesday May 9 at 6:00
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 starting in September 2017
Performances:  Weekend of January 12-13, 2018, Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.  Exact times TBD.
Costs:  Non-refundable deposit of $100 due asap to secure audition slot, receive informational parent packet, rehearsal schedule and audition requirements.
A balance of $195 is due May 9 at auditions | Costume Fee: $25 | Script Fee: $25 |
Program: LK111
Everyone who registers for the show will be in the show regardless of whether you audition or not.  Please have a monologue and ANY song 30-60 seconds to share with the judges.  Those who do not choose to audition must still register for a chorus-type role.  Students will be given scripts at auditions so they can review lines/songs over summer break.
Questions?  Angie Mack Reilly angie@ozaukeetalent.com
Business sponsorship opportunities available upon request

Amazon Smile donates to NSAA programming!

May 10th, 2016

Become an affiliate. Introducing North Shore Academy of the Arts, +

February 12th, 2014

Become an affiliate.

Introducing North Shore Academy of the Arts, +

At the core of NSAA is a collaborative community of professionals that offers a complete array of creative services, products, entertainment, and experiences.

As the hub of outsourcing creative goods and services, we act as your liaison, connecting you with creative space, other artists, and to those who seek your talents.

With two facilities, abundant with creative work space and creative energy, the possibilities for you are limitless.

As an affiliate, you could be involved on three levels:

  • Contractor: Join NSAA’s team of qualified instructors.
  • Open Creative Space-A creative work or studio environment, no lease, hourly options.
  • Studio Rental- rent at one of our two facilities (currently available: art studios, dance studio, office/private lesson space, ceramics studio). Non-shared space/longer term.

The following are photos from some of the rooms we have available for your development.


photo 4  photo 7 photo 1


Please contact NSAA at 262-377-3514 or by e-mail at info@northshoreacademyofthearts.org for more information.

NSAA Visual Arts Director Receives High Honor; Juried Into SoHo District in New York

July 27th, 2012

Read the article by Lisa Curtis published in the News Graphic, “Grafton artist’s work to be displayed in New York”


Paula’s Blog



NSAA Becomes a Bayshore Community Foundation Change for Charity Recipient

March 8th, 2012

PARK YOU CAR, We Receive Funds!

The North Shore Academy of the Arts was recently selected as a nonprofit organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from the parking meters at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, WI.  Please be sure to park and shop at Bayshore Town Center to help us earn funds!  Much THANKS to the Bayshore Community Foundation!


Drop in FREE to some Zumba Fun!

November 19th, 2010

What:  Adult Zumba Fitness classes taught by Merlynn Kimmel

When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:15 – 10:15 am (off 11/25 and 11/26).  Childcare is NOT available.

Where:  North Shore Academy of the Arts, 1111 Broad Street, Grafton http://northshoreacademyofthearts.org

Cost:  First class is FREE!  $6 drop-in fee or $50 for a 10 class punch card.  Bring a friend anytime and you AND your friend get in FREE! 

For more information, check out, “Zumba Celebration Comes to NSAA” in our blog.

Zumba Celebration Comes to NSAA

November 17th, 2010

Welcome to Zumba!

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party! It is a spicy, upbeat mixture of Salsa, Merengue, Samba, belly dancing, hop-hop and many other beats.


Dancing has always played a very important role in my life. I have a graduate and undergraduate degree in dance from UW-Madison. I have taught, been trained/certified and competed professionally in many styles from Jazz, Ballet and Zumba to Latin/Ballroom Dance. I have taught and choreographed for ages 2-82 at many dance studios in the area as well as Concordia College in Mequon and U.W. Madison. I have been involved in NSAA’s Dance/Theater program since it’s inception. I am most passionate about Zumba because the classes feel like a party that EVERYONE can join in on. Each class is a total body work-out with toning exercises that are more fun than they are work. And, Zumba requires NO previous dance experience.

North Shore Academy of the Arts has positively affected the lives of thousands of people over the ten years that it has been in existence. With my background and the comfortable/creative environment provided at NSAA, I felt it was the perfect place for Zumba to grow. The classes have been running for three weeks and already the energy at the Zumba classes has been exhilarating. We are bringing people of ALL fitness levels, ages and backgrounds together for a movement celebration. Come, take a class, the first class is FREE, feel the music, and let loose. The classes are ongoing, you can join anytime.

For more information please notify me. Mkimmel@earthlink.net .

First class is free.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. 9:15-10:15.
$6.00/drop in. $50.00/10 class punch card.
Bring a guest. You AND the guest can take the class for FREE.


“I look forward to coming to class.”
“The energy in the class is invigorating.”
“I’m feeling more comfortable in my body already.”
“This is the first fitness/dance class I’ve taken that allows my creativity to shine.”

Photos of the ARTS MILL uploaded to our Facebook Fan Page

November 8th, 2010

See Photos of THE ARTS MILL…A Division of NSAA.  Become a FACEBOOK fan today! Look for “North Shore Academy of the Arts” fan page.

“A Place of Inspiration” photo courtesy of Angela Mack (c) 11/10.  May not be used without permission