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These fun, free classes combine art, science, and social emotional learning. As a Rhode Island nonprofit, we encourage families to register for classes they can commit to attending, since RIDE’s funding structure is tied to actual attendance. There will be prizes for perfect attendance.

Courses registered through Enroll RI (ACN) have a registration limit of two courses per student during the summer semester. This limit does not apply to Art in the Park on July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 11th, which has a separate registration process.

  • 6 weeks Reading Adventures – In person, in Pawtucket, Hope Artiste Village, Indoors on Tuesdays 
  • 6 weeks Reading Adventures – In person, in Pawtucket, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Outdoors on Wednesdays 
  • 6 weeks Nature Drawing Classes – Online via Zoom, Endangered Animals 
  • 6 weeks Nature Drawing Classes – Online via Zoom, Rhode Island Animals
  • Art in the Park – Wednesday night, in Pawtucket, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Outdoors, 6pm-7pm 
    • July 7th & August 4th and Saturday 1-2pm Sept.11th
  • Art in the Park – Wednesday nights, in Pawtucket, Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6-7pm 
    • July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 11th in Pawtucket, Veteran’s Memorial Park 
    • These dates have a separate registration process.

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Reading Adventures

In this six week adventure, you will read and write stories and work together to perform plays using puppets you make yourselves along with making crafts, kindness cards, and a read-a-thon where students will be earning books that will be donated to pediatric cancer patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Each Reading Adventure session meets once a week and lasts six weeks. Please be sure to select a day and session that your student will be able to consistently attend each week throughout the session. For grades 2nd – 5th grade

Sign up 6 weeks in person
Tuesdays – 10am – 11:30am
Reading Adventure Team A,  Indoors / Pawtucket,  begins July 13 – ends August 17th

Tuesdays – 12:30pm – 2pm
Reading Adventure Team B, Indoors / Pawtucket, begins July 13 – ends August 17th  

Wednesday – 3pm – 4:30pm
Reading Adventure Team C, Outdoors / Pawtucket, begins July 7 – ends August 11th 



Nature Drawing – Animals of Rhode Island

Learn about nature and how to draw different animals in a fun and easy to follow process. Dive into science and explore facts about Rhode Island’s animals that are in the greatest need of conservation. Our Nature Drawing class empowers our students with the knowledge of how to protect our environment.

Thursdays – 10:30am – 11:30am (2nd – 5th grade)
Nature Drawing Animals of Rhode Island, Team D- online via Zoom, begins July 8 – ends August 12th

Thursdays – 12:30pm – 1:30pm (2nd – 5th grade)
Nature Drawing Animals of Rhode Island, Team E- online via Zoom, begins July 8 – ends August 12th

Thursdays – 2:00pm – 3:00pm (6th – 8th grade)
Nature Drawing Animals of Rhode Island, Team F- online via Zoom, begins July 8 – ends August 12th



Nature Drawing – Endangered Species

Learn all about nature and how to draw different animals in a fun and easy to follow step-by-step process. Dive into science and explore facts about our planet’s endangered species and how we can make a difference to protect their habitats.

Mondays – 1:00pm – 2:00pm (2nd – 5th grade)
Nature Drawing Endangered Species, Team G- online via Zoom, begins July 12 – ends August 16th

Mondays – 2:30pm – 3:30pm (2nd – 5th grade)
Nature Drawing Endangered Species, Team H- online via Zoom, begins July 12 – ends August 16th



Art in The Park

Our Art in the Park program blends social emotional learning (SEL), art, literacy, and environmental education to foster mindfulness, creativity, and a love of literacy in elementary school children while cultivating an open mindset. We will start each workshop with our mindful moments, followed by reading a book and an art activity. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Please arrive at least half an hour prior to the beginning of class to ensure classes can start on time. Each student will get a Creativity Kit including a book, blanket, and art supplies that they can take home with them after the workshop.

K – 5th grade
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As a nonprofit, we ask families to register for classes they can commit to attending, since our funding is tied to your attendance.