WDSRA  •  116 N. Schmale Road  •  Carol Stream, IL 60188  •  (630) 681-0962   •  www.WDSRA.com
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Cultural Arts

Creative Corner members show off their artwork.WDSRA’s Cultural Arts programs include a wide range of activities. You can choose from fine art, dance, music, drama, cooking and so much more!

Many of the participants in these programs get the chance to show off their talents in our annual WDSRA Performing Arts Recital held each November. It’s a family favorite!

Fine Art

WDSRA art programs are available for all ages. Many of our participants get the chance to have their artwork proudly displayed in local galleries, libraries, and park districts. Art Therapists and specialty art instructors are frequently used in a variety of programs.

Our Creative Corner program is for those who want to find inspiration, use a variety of art materials, and learn new art techniques. Creative Corner is now offered in Wheaton and Naperville (95th St. Center).

Ceramics is held at the People's Resource Center (Wheaton) in a great art studio.

We also offer Creative Corner Camp, Awesome Art and Individual Art Lessons.

Dance class with Richard Gaines.


Let’s Dance and Adult Tap are for adults who want to learn new moves from professional dance instructors.

Ballet, Jazz and Individual Dance Lessons are offered for children and teens. They always have a good time and enjoy the freedom of movement.



TROOP Drama gives participants the opportunity to perform or work backstage as they produce two productions a year. These popular plays and musicals are performed in front of a live audience.


WDSRA music programs are available for all ages—3 years old thru senior. We offer Music with My Friends, Individual Voice Lessons or WDSRA Singers for the more serious performer. For those that are interested in playing an instrument, we offer Individual Music Lessons. Music Therapists are frequently used in a variety of programs.


Learn this important life-skill in a fun and creative atmosphere with programs such as Outdoor Cooking, Cooking 101, and Delectable Desserts.Video Ventures won the Distinguished Program Award from Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section (ITRS) of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) in 2010.  Click here to learn more.Learn how to make delicious food for your family. Good nutrition is always encouraged and creative ingredients are used.


Video Ventures is for teens and adults who have an interest in videotaping, camera work, and interviewing. In collaboration with Comcast, our pieces air on the local Comcast access channel every Saturday evening. Video Ventures won the Distinguished Program Award from Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section (ITRS) of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) in 2010. 

Contact Information

  • For more information on Fine Art and Dance Programs, contact Emily Toth at 630-681-0962 ext. 559 or emilyt@wdsra.com.
  • For more information on Music or Cooking Programs, contact Brianne Carroll at 630-681-0962 ext. 561 or briannec@wdsra.com.
  • For more information on all other programs, contact Jorie Meyer at 630-681-0962 ext. 558 or joriem@wdsra.com.

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