Ridgefield School District is celebrating Youth Arts Month in a big way this year, joining with local businesses, organizations, the city of Ridgefield and local artists to offer an abundance of opportunities for children and the Ridgefield community to discover their creative side through art and music throughout the entire month of March.
The school district established Ridgefield Youth Arts Month (RYAM) to support the district’s commitment to deliver personalized learning experiences for each student through appreciation of the arts as well as to increase support of the arts throughout the community.
To celebrate Youth Arts Month, Ridgefield Community Education is offering a phenomenal array of classes for the community and for kids of all ages, and many classes are free. You can view the schedule of activities brochure on the Ridgefield Youth Arts webpage.
All classes require online registration and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you find a class full, sign up for the wait-list. With enough interest, a second class may be added.
A variety of classes in arts and crafts or music and dance are offered this year. Students can take part in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Robinson Crusoe”, learn to play Native American instruments in Cultural Drum Circle, or discover fun dance moves in Disco Fever Boogie Down or Introductory Rhythm Tap Workshop.
Art classes are also being offered in its many forms, including ceramics, block carving, mural design, mosaic art, watercolor, and chalk art. Youth Arts Month events include the District Art Show on Tuesday, March 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Ridgefield Performing Arts Center as well as musical concert performances scheduled throughout the month showcasing the talents of our amazing Ridgefield students.
This year, Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Lions Club will present “Dueling Grands” special benefit concerts by award-winning blind musicians, Mac Potts and Nick Baker, on stage together in two amazing shows on Sunday, March 8th at the Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center.
For more information on Ridgefield Youth Arts Month, contact Terri Cochran in Ridgefield Community Education at 360-619-1303 or via email at [email protected]