The Richmond Register

February 6, 2013

Spring ‘Fun With the Arts’ classes under way

Register staff

RICHMOND — The Richmond Area Arts Council is still accepting students in grades 1-5 for the spring  semester of the “Fun With the Arts” after-school arts program.

Classes are conducted Monday-Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at three hub schools: White Hall, Shannon Johnson and Glenn Marshall elementary schools.

Transportation for students in grades 1 through 5 from any elementary school in the Madison Madison County School District is provided to one of the three hubs. Students from private or parochial schools are encouraged to enroll, but the parents must provide transportation to the hub school of their choice.

Each student receives a snack and supervised homework time from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and classes are taught 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The after-school arts program follows the Madison County Schools calendar. Several new classes are being offered as well as favorite classes from the fall semester. This program is tuition based and some classes require an additional supply fee. Enroll online today at

Classes include:

DRAMA – Explore the basics of comedy and drama as you “act out’ in this class.

POTTERY – Learn techniques and ways of using glazes. Create designs to turn clay into pottery.

DRAWING LIKE THE MASTERS – Travel through history as you focus on the Master of Art and their work.

ANIME’/CARTOONING – Learn to draw your own cartoon characters.

ART AROUND THE WORLD – Take a trip around the world and create art along the way.

YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY – Cooking can be creative, delicious, and fun!

CLOGGING/LINE DANCING – to the music and learn great routines.

GUITAR – Learn to play the guitar on your own level. Students will need their own guitar.

PIANO – Learn the basics of piano or develop your skills.

CRAFTY KIDS – This class includes scrapbooking, weaving, holiday creations, simple sewing, and more!

DANCE AROUND THE WORLD – Learn different folk dances and some fun things about the people who created them.

ROOTS OF RHYTHM – Explore different cultures, music, and instruments from around the world as you play rhythms on percussion instruments.

NATURE THROUGH ART – Explore the natural world and art and this fun-filled class.