FLY CREATIVITY LAB
Sparking curiosity and creativity in youth
The FLY Creativity Lab at Riverside Art Center creates innovative and interdisciplinary hands-on experiences for kids in schools and other neighborhood spaces. FLY (which stands for For the Love of Ypsilanti) is dedicated to helping kids grow creative confidence and problem-solving skills, so that they can dream of, and create, powerful futures.
FLY Creativity Lab in Schools
Riverside Arts Center’s FLY Creativity Lab is in every Ypsilanti elementary school! We are collaborating with Eastern Michigan University’s Bright Futures program to bring integrated, creative learning projects to Pre K-5th graders throughout Ypsilanti, FREE of any cost.
FLY Weekend Edition
Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm | Starting May 5. All Ages (Ages 16 and under need adult supervision) FREE (Suggested donation–$5) | No registration necessary, just drop in! Come get creative at Riverside Arts Center on Saturday afternoons! Join your friends and neighbors as we explore a new project each week. All ages welcome— no previous experience is necessary, no supplies needed. Play, explore and connect with your neighbors at this creative gathering.
Toddler and Parent Art Adventures
Thursdays 10-11 am FREE (Suggested donation–$5) Explore materials, movement and sensory play in this art adventure designed especially for young children and their caregivers. The exploration is new each week— we’ve built cardboard boats, painted with our hands, worked on our dance moves and more. Join us!
FLY Teen Studio
Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm FREE, bus tokens and snacks available with generous support from SEMIS Coalition – UPS FLY’s youth-led high school program work in collaboration with the art program at Ypsilanti Community High School. Teens have workshops with local creative professionals, work on and contribute to exhibits at RAC and choose projects that are driven by their own interests.
FLY Summer Camps!
Come spend a week of summer camp with our teaching artists exploring the world around us! Check out what we did this past summer: FLY Young Sculptors (July 9-13), FLY into the Natural World (July 16-20) and FLY Art Games (July 23-27). Check back soon for information on 2019 Summer Camps!