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RPS After-School Programs: 2024

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FOX ELEMENTARY:

GIVE + TAKE: NATURE-BASED ART

Dee Robertson with Skyla Ward

K-5

TU, 3-4:30pm

Jan 16- Feb 20

 

We’ll take resources from nature to create art, while thinking of ways to give back to nature through collaboration and art with a focus on the 5 senses.

 

Go on walks on school grounds to explore, collect materials, and think about our relationship to nature through creativity. This program is FREE for students thanks to generous grant from The Community Foundation, as well as support from the Fox PTA.

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WESTOVER HILLS ELEMENTARY: CERAMIC ARTS

Birdie Oleniacz with Courtney Sergile

Grades 2-5

TH, 7:15-8am

Feb 8- March 21

 

Open Space will be exhibiting student ceramics as part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA) which will be held in Richmond March 20-23, 2024. We’ll be offering a nature-based ceramics program at Westover Hills to create work for exhibition.

This program is FREE for WHES families thanks to a generous grant from The Community Foundation.

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LINWOOD HOLTON ELEMENTARY:

GIVE + TAKE: NATURE-BASED ART

Dee Robertson with Courtney Sergile

Grades K-5

TH, 3-4pm

Feb 22- March 21

 

We’ll take resources from nature to create our own art supplies, like paint brushes, paint, and paper, while thinking of ways to give back to nature through our art. 

 

Go on walks on school grounds to explore and collect materials, and re-imagine the green space that surrounds the school. This program is free for Holton famiilies thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

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MLK MIDDLE SCHOOL:

FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS

Joy McMillian with Courtney Sergile

Grades 6-8

TU, 4:30-5:30pm

Feb 27- March 26

 

Work outside to plant and nurture seedlings, while learning how to grow your own food and learning the art of hand building with clay to create ceramic pots and planters. Conversations will center around the creative process, plant attributes, food justice, and our relationship to the natural world.

 

This program is free for MLK families thanks to support from the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Are you a Richmond area educator interested in bringing Open Space Education programming to your school? Let's talk!

Thanks for your interest! We'll be in touch with more information soon.

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