- a community music and arts initiative for all ages -
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Here's What's New!
A Uke Happening — Bring your ukulele, guitar, mandolin, hand percussion, or singing voice to the lively intergenerational musical jam! Come and join us to learn tunes on the ukulele, learn some fun new techniques, stretch yourself with some optional performance opportunities all the while getting to know new friends. These events will be scheduled quarterly in January, April, July and October. Contact us to receive an email invitation prior to these in-person and on-line events, and to receive a Zoom link option for on-line. Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.
EvenSong Worship Experience — Experience worship in the quiet of the evening. Together will explore and reimagine creative thoughtful online worship through scripture, poetry, readings, reflections, prayer, and music. We are currently meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm, in-person or via Zoom link. Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines and Shamaine Chambers King, Pastor of Windsor Presbyterian Church.
Let's Tone-Up! Choir Basics Workout! — Every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Contact us to learn more! Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.
All events are held at Windsor Presbyterian Church
6301 University Avenue, Windsor Heights, Iowa
Check back to see new classes and availability.
Learn Something New
and Make New Friends Too!
The Art House at Windsor Presbyterian Church was created in 2017 as an initiative to reach out to the surrounding community and offer a place for friendship for all ages through the Arts. It is an inter-generational approach to getting-to-know each other in creative ways, expanding our perspective and appreciation for friendships with older and younger folks. We are offering classes, gatherings, and special art events on a weekly or monthly basis. See Programs for details about our classes!
In Music + Play classes, young children, ages 15 months to 5 years can experience music and movement in weekly classes with parents or caregivers led by a trained early childhood music educator. Creative exploration through music enhances a child’s ability to excel in learning and in physical and social development. Families will recall and learn traditional and folk literature that have nurtured wonder and joy in young people for generations.
Check back later for updates on when Music + Play will be back up and running! Until then check out our Music + Play Resources page
The Art House gives you the opportunity to try something new in a community of support. Want to join a ukulele group but never have played the ukulele? We have instructors to help you. Want to join an intergenerational choir? We can even teach you the music by ear. This is a place to grow and to learn. But most importantly to let your heart sing. Come join us.
“Because if everyone played the ukulele,
this world would be a much happier place.”
– Jake Shimabukuro
Either through our Coffee House Concert Series or through weekly or monthly classes you’ll find friendships with a community of like-minded creative individuals. Bring your friends and neighbors too.
Meet the team
Natalie Steenson has been an early-childhood music instructor for over 25 years and founded the Art House Des Moines to bring art to the surrounding community.
Graduate from Drake University with degrees in Music Business and Viola performance.
Shamaine Chambers King
pastor at windsor presbyterian church
Shamaine Chambers King is the pastor at Windsor Presbyterian Church.