Thanks to a grant funded by The Rico Center, ARC has a super summer program ready for Rico kids who dabble in the arts. Full- and part- time Rico (and vicinity) residents, aged 4-16 years, are eligible. We are glad to share our “extras” with any kids who are in town for a couple of weeks to visit friends or family.
This summer, ARC continues to be “covid conscious” and will limit the size of indoor groups or host outdoor activities.
Following is an outline of the 2021 YEA PROGRAM … every kid is different and we want as much participation as possible. If your YEA is interested in a project that’s listed for a different age group, contact ARC and let’s see what we can do. There is no limit to the number of projects that your kid can participate in; we just ask that each completed project be included in one of ARC’s shows scheduled for this summer or that a PHOTO of the completed project be provided for our records. There is NO CHARGE for any of these projects!
Ages 4-7. Three or four “to-go art kits” for completion at home are available. We’re planning to distribute kits to assemble and paint Bird Houses, Kites, and Suncatchers. Kits include all parts and instructions for independent completion. If we still have funds at the end of the summer, then we will distribute one more kit in the fall.
Ages 8-11. The kits described above are available to this group. We also have projects which include a small outdoor group activity and the opportunity to complete independent projects with funding from the Artists of Rico. The “Photo Safari” (August) and the “Found Art: Suncatcher” (July) projects are well-suited to this age group.
Ages 12 and up. All of the projects previously described are available to this group. We also offer the opportunity for older kids to participate in a “Money Maker” (June-August) or “Town Art: Ceramic Flower” project scheduled for August. These two activities have participant limits, so “first come, first served”.
Kid Grants. If none of the 2021 activities appeal to your YEA, then this project is perfect for an independent YEA. In the past, these grants (up to $100) have been used to pay for art and music lessons, craft supplies, photography equipment, and lots of other “art-related stuff”. ARC has more information about the “Kid Grant” if this is of interest to you.
YEA, see you soon!