RITA Afterschool Art Program Jacksonville, FL

The Art Program Parents and Kids Love

Riverside places a heavy emphasis on the importance of art in our enriched curriculum, and that emphasis flows over into the Jacksonville, FL afterschool art program. It doesn’t matter whether a child is interested in drawing, painting, sculpting, theatrical arts or musical arts, there’s something everyone will love here after normal school hours.

Why Focus on the Arts?

Arts education is often one of the first programs to be cut when schools are looking for ways to stretch the budget or accommodate additional curriculum. This is an unfortunate fact. Early and frequent exposure to arts, both visual and audial, offers numerous benefits to children that cannot be accomplished by other means.

Exposure to the arts helps to:

  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Activate both hemispheres of the brain, and boosting brain power as a result
  • Enrich problem solving skills
  • Enhance language development
  • Increase IQ
  • Improve test scores

Music and other forms of art enhance every area of a child’s life and bring about great personal satisfaction in addition to its academic benefits. That’s why our afterschool art program exists in the first place. While we go to great lengths to ensure every student has the opportunity to experience these amazing benefits throughout their academic career, we believe greater benefits can be gained by more frequent exposure.

Enriching Lives Through Our Afterschool Art Program

No child is too young to start experiencing the amazing world of art. We offer early learning afterschool arts as well as grade-appropriate sessions for older children. We believe in offering a wide variety of arts activities in our afterschool program, so each child can find his or her own special place to shine.

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in our afterschool art program, please contact our Director of Riverside in the Afternoon and Summer Programs, Mrs. Julia Davis, at jhdavis@rpds.com or call 904.353.5511 ext 163. Our program lasts until 6 p.m. on most days, even non-school days. We’ll notify you of the rare days that the program is not operating.

Give your child the best chance of a successful and rewarding academic career and adulthood in an environment you have come to trust. Contact us today for more information.

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