Arts Enrichment


Students enjoy programs representing a wide variety of the arts including music, dance, painting, writing (creative writing, expository writing, and poetry - including many visiting authors), theater arts, storytelling, and more. The bulk of our programming consists of hands-on workshops which emphasize student participation and active learning.


Highlights from the 2020-2021 program 




Biscuit author Alyssa Satin Capucilli joined our Kindergarten classes for an interactive writing workshop



1st Grade

Ted Scheu, that poetry guy, helped our 1st graders bring poetry to life in a workshop focusing on rhyme and rhythm



2nd Grade

An authentic Mariachi band joins our second graders in their end-of-year fiesta bringing to life their final social studies unit, A Cultural Study of Mexico



3rd Grade

Journeys into American Indian Territory provides a full day Eastern Woodlands experience to our grade 3 classes




4th Grade

'I Survived author Lauren Tarshis combined stories of resilience with insights into her researching and writing process during her visit with 4th-grade students




5th Grade

5th graders spent the day with Connecticut's 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons to wrap up their year-long study of the American Revolution



Each year, we sponsor Arts Field Day, which is an opportunity for children in 3rd through 5th grades to experiment with different art forms and learn from professional artists. They can enroll in workshops to learn more about painting, musical theater, robotics, dance, and much more!  The 2021 Arts Field Day was held outdoors for our 5th-grade students on May 11, 2021. 5th graders selected from workshops in acrylic painting, improv, tai chi, kung fu, magic, Chinese brush painting, yoga, and hip hop. You can find pictures from the 2021 Arts Field Day on The Riverside Reel
Check back soon for more information on the 2022 Arts Field Day!

Full details of Art enrichment activities taking place this school year can be viewed here 



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