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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 fall semester.

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Reading Adventures

In this seven-week adventure, we will read and write stories, work together to perform plays using puppets we’ll make ourselves, do arts and crafts, write kindness cards, and have a read-a-thon where students can earn books to donate to pediatric cancer patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Each Reading Adventure session meets once per week for seven 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

September 27th – November 8th
Mondays – 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Located at The Madeline Rogers Recreation Center
60 Camden Ave. Providence, RI 02908

OR

September 28th – November 9th
Tuesdays – 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Located at the Boys & Girls Club 
1 Moeller Pl, Pawtucket, RI 02860



Nature Drawing – Animals of Rhode Island

Learn 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 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.

This Nature Drawing session meets once per week for seven weeks. Please be sure that your student will be able to consistently attend each week throughout the session.
For grades 2nd – 5th grade

September 23rd – November 4th
Thursdays – 4pm – 5pm 



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.

This Nature Drawing session meets once per week for seven weeks. Please be sure that your student will be able to consistently attend each week throughout the session.
For grades 2nd – 5th grade

September 22nd – November 3rd
Wednesdays – 4pm – 5pm 



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.