Arts center keeps kids busy on vacation

Grace McQuade

From Feb. 21 through Feb. 24, the Gold Coast Arts Center will continue to bring fun and creative activities to children through the VacationArts program.

It’s the perfect choice for no school days.

VacationArts allows you to choose your own dates and schedule your Pre-K through seventh-graders for a fun, exciting, and active day.

Your children will experience sessions in art, music, ceramics, chess, and acting, taught by experienced teachers and artists.

Days off from school are filled with creative activities which will keep your child engaged and happy.

Construct a sculpture; learn a hip-hop routine; strategize chess moves with a grand master; make a unique edible art project; and more.

Activities vary daily.

Creative expression is considered one of the building blocks of early development, so why not keep your child engaged throughout this holiday season.

Gold Coast Arts Center’s VacationArts™ provides such a wide array of fun, engaging, and stimulating programs that anyone can learn new skills and exercise their imagination.

They can develop their talents and have fun and make friends, too.

Further VacationArts™ programs are as follows:

During spring recess: April 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A nut-free snack and lunch are included with tuition.

Kosher meals are available upon request.

Transportation is not provided.

Save your spot now by calling 515-829-2570.

For more information and a full course catalog, visit:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.

For over 20 years, they have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through their: School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities; free public art gallery; concert and lecture series; outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region; year-round film screening and discussion series; and the Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its sixth year.

The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

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