Ridgefield Youth Arts Month

2024 Ridgefield Youth Arts Month is here!

From Missoula Children's Theatre to Dance to Clay and more!

Join us this March for a month of fun and creativity!

​Ridgefield Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield community encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical, and performing arts. Youth Arts Month happens throughout the month of March with events taking place at all four district schools as well as at community businesses and organizations.

“Youth Arts Month was established to emphasize the value of participating in art for all elementary and secondary students. In Ridgefield, Youth Arts Month developed from a tiny spark of an idea. Now it has ignited into a month-long celebration of all the arts during March.” Barbara Wright

Join Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield community in encouraging a lifetime of creativity!

RYAM 2024 CLASS OFFERINGS

With the help of our donors, volunteer teachers, and instructors from RAA we are able to offer the following classes free to our Ridgefield Community! Due to limited space, if you are unable to attend a class you sign up for please email mandy.evans@ridgefieldsd.org so we can cancel your registration and fill the spot with another participant.

CLASS

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

WHO

CLASS SPONSOR

Art Class | Clay Fish

Monday, March 4
Monday, March 18

2:40 P - 4:40 PM
2:40 - 4:00 PM

View Ridge, Ms. Hankins Art Room

Grades 5 - 8

RAA

Art Class | Clay Mask

Tuesday, March 5

3:40 - 4:30 PM

View Ridge, Ms. Hankins Art Room

Grades 5 - 8

RAA

Art Class | Clay Owl Family (FULL)

Monday, March 11
Monday, March 25

3:40 - 5:00 PM
3:40 - 4:45 PM

Union Ridge, Ms. Peelers Art Room

Grades 1 - 4

RAA

INtro to Improv

Tuesday, March 5

2:40 - 3:30 PM

View Ridge, Black Box

Grades 5 - 8

Art Class | Line Art

Thursday, March 14

3:40 - 4:40 PM

Union Ridge, Mr. Guldins Art Room

Grades 1 - 4

RAA

Art Class | Macrame (FULL)

Friday, March 22

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Union Ridge, Community Ed Portable (1B)

Grades 4+

RAA

Ridgefield Arts Experience

Tuesday, March 19

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Union Ridge, Commons

Grades 3+

Barbara Wright

Dance, Dance, Dance Union Ridge

Mondays & Wednesdays March 4 - 27

3:40 - 4:30 PM
3/27 (Art In Action Show)

Union Ridge, Building A Gym

Grades 1 - 4

Dance Fusion NW

Dance, Dance, Dance South Ridge

Mondays & Wednesdays March 4 - 27

3:40 - 4:30 PM
3/27 (Art In Action Show)

South Ridge, Building A Gym

Grades 1 - 4

Dance Fusion NW

Drumming with David

Thursday, March 14

4:30 - 5:30 PM

View Ridge, Black Box

Grades 1 - 4

Tractor Supply

Drumming with David

Thursday, March 14

2:40 - 3:45 PM

View Ridge, Black Box

Grades 5 - 8

Tractor Supply

Family Paint Night (FULL)

Friday, March 15

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Union Ridge, Mr. Guldins Art Room

Families K+

RAA

Hip Hop Dance

Mondays
March 4 - 27

2:40 - 3:30 PM
3/27 (Art In Action Show)

View Ridge, Commons

Grades 5 - 8

Dance Fusion NW

Intro to Acting

Wednesday, March 20

6:00 - 7:00 PM

View Ridge, Black Box

Grades 1- 4

Dance Fusion NW

Kinder Dance |
South Ridge

Thursday, March 14

3:40 - 4:30 PM

South Ridge, Commons

Kindy

Dance Fusion NW

Kinder Dance |
Union Ridge

Thursday, March 21

3:40 - 4:30 PM

Union Ridge, Building A Gym

Kindy

Dance Fusion NW

MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS....

Kick off Ridgefield Youth Arts Month with Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk on Monday, March 4, 4PM in the View Ridge Commons. All pre-registered students attending auditions will be cast in the production! No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts! Assistant Directors will be cast to aid in rehearsals during the week and take on essential backstage responsibilities. Limited Space - don't wait!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Ridgefield Arts Association Logo

THANK YOU 2024 SPONSORS

Special Thanks to the Ridgefield Art Association for their generous support of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month! We appreciate their financial support along with the gift of many volunteer hours.

Museum Level Sponsors
Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation
IQ Credit Union
Dance Fusion Northwest

Gallery Level Sponsors
Ridgefield Flooring

Studio Level Sponsors
Tractor Supply
Barbara Wright

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Special thanks to our Organizing Committee: community members, business owners, and district employees who make Ridgefield Youth Arts Month a reality.

Mandy Evans
Community Education Director

- Ridgefield School District

Carla Kendall-Bray
Studio Director - Dance Fusion Northwest

Maureen O'Reilly
Ridgefield Art Association

Barbara Wright
Ridgefield Art Association

Cheri Cowley
Ridgefield Art Association

RYAM SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Ridgefield Youth Arts Month relies on the generosity of businesses like yours to make programs accessible to every child in the District. All proceeds raised will make RYAM a more inclusive, welcoming opportunity for all children and families in our community.

Museum Level Sponsor ($500+)
Sponsor name listed on press release, website, social media as RYAM Event Sponsor & Sponsor name/logo on materials for selected classes 

Gallery Level Sponsor ($250 - $499)
Sponsor name on press release, website, social media as Class Sponsor, Sponsor name listed on materials for selected  classes

Studio Level Sponsor ($100 - $249) 
Name included on brochure as class sponsor

RIDGEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT FACULTY

HIGH SCHOOL

Emily Brabant | Band
Kaitlyn Etter | Theater
Tamara Hoodenpyl  |  Art
Bob Meek | Choir
Renner | Photography
Jared Hundley | Photography
Aziza Mansura  |  Art

SUNSET/VIEW RIDGE

Alan Adams | Art
Stephanie Bloom | Band
Kaitlyn Etter | Theater
Michelle Hankins | Art
Bobbe Whetsell   | Choir
Emily Brabant | Band

ELEMENTARY

Darren Bloom | Union Ridge Music
Heather Fukuchi | South Ridge Art
Steven Guldin | Union Ridge Art
Sarah Koharchick | South Ridge Music
Heather Peeler  | Union Ridge Art
Wendy Golden | Union Ridge Music
John Thomas | South Ridge Music
Lyle Heckman | South Ridge Art

Looking for more information?

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 Questions?  email Mandy Evans | Ridgefield Community Education