Art Park signup starts

LAST WINTER — Last winter art park participants made their own snack — a gingerbread house. Signups are under way for this year’s event. (Photo submitted) .

Registration is under way for the Rome Art And Community Center’s longest running children’s art program, Art Park, with a deadline of 2 p.m. Jan. 13 for the Jan. 16 event. To register, call 336-1040, or register online at

It will be offered again for children ages 5-10 .

Winter Art Parks will be held in the Wonderland Room in the Center’s main building, 308 West Bloomfield St. Spring Art Parks will be held in the Center’s ArtHouse building, formerly the Carriage House.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. The one-day price for Art parks is $25 or $20 for RACC members. For those opting to attend the Art Park Camps — children may attend one day, several days, or the entire camp. The week-long rate is $85 or $75 for members (or $25/$20 day). Parents may sign children up for memberships at the time of registration to receive the member discount. All materials are included in the tuition fee.

The Art Parks, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., are:

Monday, Jan. 16th — Martin Luther King, Jr Day — led by Sarah Becker.

Winter Art Park Camp: Feb.20-24 — led by Sarah Becker and Thomas Havener.

Thursday, March 16th — led by Sarah Becker.

Spring Art Park Camp: April 6-13 — led by Sarah Becker and Thomas Havener.

Art Parks are a combination of fine art and activity-based programs held at RACC when school is out of session, so children can stay creative and busy, without resorting to TV watching, and at the same time — keep children safe and cared for while parents are at work.

Executive Director Lauren Marie Getek said, "Rome Art And Community Center prides itself on the highest quality children’s programs, staffed by nurturing and competent, experienced instructors."

For the Winter Camp, children will need to bring a snow suit, hat, gloves, boots as well as indoor clothing, as some activities will be outdoor play including snowman building, snow tag, sledding, and more (weather permitting). For the Spring Camp, children should bring indoor and outdoor clothing and dress appropriately for the weather. Children are required to bring their own non-perishable bagged lunch. Drinks and snacks are provided by RACC.

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