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Art puts the A in STEAM. We love the creativity and ingenuity that art brings to other subjects. The benefits of children’s access to the arts has been well documented. In addition to developing motor skills, accelerating brain development, reducing stress and increasing self-esteem, art is FUN! Our littles love art. They love to create, explore and invent, and we love watching the process. We partnered with Bach to Rock to share with you some of our favorite Art Adventure Activities perfect for after school or on weekends this school year.
We first partnered with Bach to Rock because we love their process and values. At Bach to Rock they know that kids enjoying playing music will be inspired to practice and learn. We love the freedom and flexibility Bach to Rock offers young artists. Children as young as toddlers can begin their musical journey and continue to progress and learn on through high school. Bach to Rock makes music fun by combining popular songs of our time with fundamental music theory and technique concepts. Join a Band as a member of the band program, become a DJ in Beat Refinery, or visit Bach to Rock for musical Birthday Parties and Camps!
Bach to Rock is now enrolling at 6 DMV locations. Get your child started on high quality music education through private lessons and group classes for all ages on a wide selection of instruments.
Call, click, or stop by the school to reserve your slot at one of the 6 DMV locations. Bach to Rock has locations in Virginia in Herndon, McLean, Lansdowne, and South Riding, and in Maryland in Bethesda and Gaithersburg.
More amazing art adventures from some of our creative partners:
We love a good maker space and KID Museum is a makers paradise. KID Museum gives kids access to real tools and challenges them to address real-world problems with imagination and heart. Whether experimenting with electronics and robotics, developing an invention to protect the planet, or exploring cultures from around the globe, KID Museum empowers kids to become creative problem-solvers and change-makers.
KID Museum offers a variety of workshops incorporating art, like Textiles: Patchwork Dolls, Woodshop: Pendulum Drawing and Electronics: Soldered Artwork. More information on workshops here.
Adventure Theatre MTC Academy
Adventure Theatre tackles big ideas, big feelings and big issues in their profession productions. We love their dedication to offering children exceptional theatre experiences that value Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity. The ATMTC Academy provides young people the highest quality musical theatre training, including classes, student productions, camps, and workshops based on National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning. ATMTC Academy offers musical theater classes designed specifically for the elementary age students K-12 and include: Sing, Dance, Act!, Broadway Prep, Bridge to Broadway, The Pre-Conservatory Program, and The Conservatory Program. More information on programs here.
ATMTC also offers students the experience of performing in fully produced student productions, ensemble showcases and recitals. Join the student production of Mary Poppins JR. for grades 6-12 or the Aristocats Kids for grades 2-5. More information on student productions here.
Fun for everyone in Imagination Stage’s education classes!
Students ages 1-18 grow as artists and innovators through quality, year-round arts education in theatre, dance, filmmaking, performing ensembles, access & inclusion, and early childhood. Imagination Stage aims to cultivate skills that will serve students throughout their lives while providing high-quality performance training from professional teaching artists. Imagination Stage endeavors to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, as well as equitable access to all artistic and educational programming for students of all abilities offering both inclusive and peer group settings.
Programs include: Conservatory and Ensemble Programs, acting, musical theatre, dance, filmmaking, You and Me classes for little ones, and workshops. Make sure to book early – classes sell out every semester!
Art comes to life in amazing ways at Abrakadoodle, with locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. What sets Abrakadoodle apart is its Process Art philosophy, encouraging kids to learn by doing as they explore a wide array of artists, art forms and art styles and experiment with a wide array of art materials. It’s all about individual problem solving with imaginative solutions as Abrakadoodle kids learn how to be free with their ideas and bring color to them. Artfully crafted lessons immerse children in learning that is fun and educationally rich, engaging kids in hot topics like STEAM, as well as history, world cultures, America the Beautiful, and mind-opening art adventures. Craftsmanship and creativity can be learned, resulting in long-term benefits for arty kids. Art with Abrakadoodle encourages children to develop their own authentic voice through visual self-expression. Get your child’s art adventure going now by enrolling in an art program at Abrakadoodle in DC, MD, NoVa and more!
Bella Ballet is MORE than a dance studio – combining fun with the expressive art of dance to build up every child’s self-confidence with grace, dedication, and discipline.
Every girl deserves the chance to be a princess, every boy a prince. Bella’s quest is to provide a quality dance education to inspire confidence, spark passions, and build self-esteem. Bella’s dancers not only receive technical training, but also acquire the confidence they need to follow their dreams. Bella Ballet fosters a love of dance through our traditional repertoire, fairy tale environment, and beautiful costumes worthy of the prima ballerina assoluta. Bella continually demonstrates positive values to build up strong and confident dancers. By providing our students with a positive role model, we can encourage “princess etiquette” that empowers our dancers with leadership skills, positive values, and respect, kindness, and love for all.
BlackRock Center for the Arts offers award-winning Theater, Dance, Music and Visual Arts classes for all ages right in the heart of Germantown Town Center!
Popular classes include:
- Classical Ballet
- Improv Comedy for Kids
- Fairy Tale Theater
- Crazy Creature Crafts
- Hip Hop Dance
- Mommy and Me Ballet
- Page to Stage: Playwriting
- Gemstone Literary Magazine Jr.
- Baby and Me Movement & Story Time
BlackRock’s popular Summer Camp programs run from June through August with Theater, Dance and Art camps tailored to elementary, middle and high school students! Need-based partial scholarships are available for all classes. Visit blackrockcenter.org/education for details on all our programs.