The Rye Arts Center Launches Summer 2.0

With the virtual school year coming to an end, parents who are searching for ways to keep their children occupied, engaged, and happy have a new resource at their disposal.

The Rye Arts Center has announced the opening of their much anticipated Summer 2.0. The RAC has long been a leader in arts education and they have quickly taken the lead in virtual arts programming with more than 250 people already participating in their online classes and lessons.

Registration is now open for more than 100 online summer classes. They include painting, drawing, coding, animation, sewing, model-making, ceramics, engineering, game design, Manga, music, theater, and more. One of The RAC’s most popular programs is their Musical Theater Weeks which will also be moved to a digital stage culminating in online performances. See the full schedule here.

In addition The RAC is offering private online lessons in more than a dozen musical disciplines, such as piano, guitar, violin, voice, ukulele, flute, saxophone, and more. ​Sign up here.

Creativity isn’t just for kids. Classes and lessons are available for ages 4 and up, including adults. Has there ever been a better time to discover a new hobby?

Most of RAC’s summer classes run for one week (Monday – Friday) and last 60-120 minutes. Students can repeat classes week after week to build upon the skills they learn. Class sizes are small allowing instructors to adapt to the needs of each individual student. Week 1 begins June 29th and the final week, Week 9, begins August 24th. The week-by-week model is perfect for families who need a little flexibility as they adapt to changing summer plans. The daily schedule of classes is built so that students can fill their days with creative activities or enjoy a single class each day.

While The RAC’s classes are open to EVERYONE, you can become a member to receive a 10% discount for most classes.

About The Rye Arts Center

The Rye Art Center was founded in 1960 by five Rye families and four hundred odd dollars. The Rye Arts Center serves more than 35,000 residents annually in approximately 30 towns/villages, covering a diverse region in Westchester and lower Fairfield Counties. Its programs, which cost over $1,200,000 a year to operate, are supported by tuition, memberships, private and public grant-making agencies, corporate contributions, special events, and the generous donations of individuals in our communities. Our mission is to inspire life-long enthusiasm and participation in the arts through best-in-class artistic offerings and educational programs. We strive to positively impact our local communities by bringing attention to the importance of the arts, creating a destination for diverse voices, and providing meaningful artistic opportunities. OFFICE + GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 7 pm Sat: 9 am – 3 pm Sunday: Closed