Rockford Park District
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TR Arts & Leisure

Arts & Leisure (TR)

Get in touch with your artistic side! Channel your inner artist to develop your artistic skills and overall independence. Artists will be able to share their talents with the community, and possibly even make a little cash on the side.

Project Art

Preparing for an art show

This session is for artists that have participated in our open studio, and who have a portfolio of art to show. The goal of this session will be to complete unfinished work, write an artist statement, choose which pieces to showcase, and design your own business cards.

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Open Studio

Open Studio is an ideal program for artists looking for a creative environment to independently work on their own artwork. Artists will receive guidance from staff artists on how to develop artistic skills, content, and professionalism. Artwork created during Open Studio will be available for purchase; proceeds from the sale are split between the artist and the program. Basic supplies will be provided, but artists are encouraged to bring additional supplies.

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Skills Class

This collaborative program between the Rockford Park District and the Arc of Winnebago, Boone, and Ogle Counties provides its artists with the proper supplies and facility to practice their creative skills. Artists will learn about an artist and their work, then practice their new skills each week while creating their very own art piece. Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

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Edible Creations

Calling all chefs! Would you like to learn to cook and increase independence in the kitchen? The menus are simple and delicious. We will work on our cooking and safety skills, and knowledge of healthy foods.

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Though it’ll start to cool down, we’re still digging in! Thanks to Nature Quest Summer Camp and our dedicated gardeners, we have a beautiful vegetable and flower garden to care for and maintain in the fall. We will make some fun garden crafts and sample some of our home grown goodness!

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Chance to Dance

This class is a technique-based dance program that lets participants explore creative expression in a non-judgmental setting, creating an enjoyable opportunity for expressive movements. Learn basic dance skills, rhythm, and creative expression in a real dance studio.

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