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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Expressive Arts

Program Contact: Snohomish County 4-H
(425) 357-6044 •

Creative Arts

This program offers youth the opportunity to experience many different art forms and learn various techniques with color, textures, natural elements, etc. Youth are also introduced to the cultural relevancy of the art form they are studying. Past workshops  have focused on wood carving, batiking, Ukrainian egg dying, Pinata decoration, tissue paper water color, making paper kites, and mosaics, to name a few. Workshops schedules are posted each October for the upcoming program year.

Creative Arts Study Materials for 2018 Fair (website)

Performing Arts

The performing arts program focuses on self-discovery and personal growth for those youth interested in performing arts and participating in fun stagecraft activities. The Show Biz Kids 4-H Club meets monthly and works on the following activities: Theater skills, story creations, music appreciation, artistic activities, costuming, leadership and performing opportunities.


The photography program provides workshops for youth that range from beginning photo composition to introduction to your camera to digital photography. Program activities include the opportunity to participate in photo shoots to such places as Deception Pass, the tulip fields in Skagit County and the Outback Kangaroo Farm, in classroom instruction and preparation techniques for exhibition.
For more information please contact our office.

Public Presentations

All 4-H members are encouraged to develop their skills in public speaking.  Most youth start by making a short presentation on a topic of their choice, with an audience of just a couple of people.  Feedback is provided, and members can advance to increasingly larger audiences and win awards, if they wish.

Information about Public Presentation Events (pdf)

Informational Posters

Most youth in 4-H will make at least one (sometimes many) informational posters about their project(s).  These posters both educate the public at Fair AND give youth an opportunity to practice their design skills and creativity.

Tips on making a great informational poster (pdf)

Poster scoresheet (pdf)