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Arts, Crafts, & Photography

Program Contact: Amy Alder, 4-H Program Manager
(509) 962-7565 •


Expressive Arts includes projects that allow students to demonstrate their ability to capture a moment or share a story through art.


  • recognize photography as a useful hobby and potential profession
  • observe and appreciate surroundings through the eye of the camera
  • develop and apply technical and artistic skills in film-based and digital photography
  • learn about photography as an art, science, and communication tool
  • record events, ideas, and situations for study or reference

Visual Arts

  • explore and apply elements of design
  • develop artistic skills and talents
  • practice art techniques
  • gain an appreciation for art history and culture
  • explore science principles in artistic challenges
  • express creativity
  • use art as a leisure-time activity
  • select appropriate materials for a project