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.
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.
Ages 5-14: < Register >
Ages 15 +: < Register >
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.
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.
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.