The ARC offers a new breed of programming for students of all ages, holiday camps for children, family workshops, and creative resources. Staffed by a team of talented international and local Teaching Artists and practitioners, all are professionals in their fields and experienced and passionate educators.
The ARC is a multi-potentiating acronym standing for "Arts aRe Community" or "Arts aRe Consciousness" with the ‘R’ also being a placeholder for Rallying/Rousing/Revisioning/Raising/Revitalizing/Realizing.
The ARC is dedicated to offering playful arts explorations, multidisciplinary experiences, and creative community building. Programs are infused with project-based teaching and value-based learning, and are informed by a range of alternative pedagogies, focusing on emergent curricula and child-led projects.
The ARC prioritizes open-ended modes of learning, encouraging play-based approaches to project materials and ideas. The ARC's core vision champions connection-based work with children and celebrates "process over product". All of our programs focus on supporting children's social and emotional growth. We hope to nurture not only creative consciousing, but a new generation who feel empowered and free to be more bold and innovative in their expression.