Enrichment Opportunities Beyond PRM

local, regional, and national offerings ~ Winter Update

Events, classes, & programs to inspire talent and spark creativity

Women Writing for a Change

Classes for Young Women

Young Women's programs are open to girls and teens in grades 4-12. Classes and camps use the art of writing and other arts to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression. Programs are designed to help strengthen girls' authentic voices, develop their ability to speak out through writing and direct interaction, and deepen their belief in their own creative intelligence.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WWFAC/

Website: www.womenwriting.org

My Nose Turns Red

My Nose Turns Red offers your child the opportunity to run away and join the circus without leaving home. Learn how to juggle, balance on the rolling globe, and learn the basics of creating a clown character. Class are highly engaging, challenging youth to walk on the wire, balance on the rola bola, and build human pyramids. Students play a wide variety of circus games that build teamwork and cooperation, trust and friendship. Boost your children’s self confidence and creativity in a safe and non-competitive environment. My Nose Turns Red classes are led by highly experienced, professional circus coaches and experienced assistant coaches. German wheel coaches are certified by Internationaler Rhönradturn-Verband.


http://www.mynoseturnsred.org/about.html

Brazee Street Studios


Brazee Street Studios is an artist community housing over 25 professional artist studios, Brazee Street School of Glass, and C-LINK Gallery.

Located in Oakley's growing arts district in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brazee Street Studios' building is the renovation of Oakley Tool and Die, a factory in operation from 1930-1980. Brazee Street School of Glass (SOG) provides quality education in kilnforming techniques and is a recognized Bullseye Glass Resource Center. SOG offers a range of classes for for artists, adults, and children of all skill levels. Click here for a list of classes.

Brazee Street Studios is the brainchild of local artist and Oakley business owner, Sandra Gross. After years working as a glass artist, Sandy wanted to create a glass studio that could offer quality education in kiln-formed glass to the Cincinnati community. By combining this educational mission with her dedication to green construction and ecological conservation, Brazee Street Studios now exists as a unique community and educational space in Cincinnati.






http://www.brazeestreetstudios.com/collections/kids-classes

School of Rock

Welcome to School of Rock Mason, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Mason’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Mason has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Mason full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.



http://locations.schoolofrock.com/mason

Local Museums, Centers, and Displays

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Opened on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati in 2004, the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today. A history museum with more than 100,000 visitors annually, it serves to inspire modern abolition through connecting the lessons of the Underground Railroad with today’s freedom fighters. The center is also a convener of dialogue on freedom and human rights.


http://freedomcenter.org/

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center's major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. Museum Center’s collection encompass more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives and is incorporated into our exhibition, research and education programs. - See more at: http://www.cincymuseum.org/about-cincinnati-museum-center#sthash.gdtxjaQb.dpuf


http://www.cincymuseum.org/

Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 65,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all. Museum members receive additional benefits.

The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday), making greater Cincinnati’s most treasured cultural asset accessible to everyone.


http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

American Sign Museum

Have you ever REALLY noticed the signs around you? They not only show us the way and invite us in (or not!), they reflect the history, technology, commerce, and culture of our communities. Signs and the sign industry have their own stories to tell, and they were being lost to redevelopment and ‘beautification’ projects everywhere.

Tod Swormstedt, former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine, wanted to capture these stories before they were lost forever, and so he founded the National Signs of the Times Museum in 1999 as his self-proclaimed mid-life crisis project. With the help of a few early believers, the renamed American Sign Museum opened its doors in Spring, 2005.

Soon after, Tod began looking for a permanent home that could accommodate the Museum’s collection – which was already outgrowing its rented space – and his vision for a more interactive experience. His search ended at a former women’s clothing and later parachute factory in Camp Washington, a historic and ready-to-bloom-again area of Cincinnati.


http://www.americansignmuseum.org/

EnterTRAINment Junction

About EnterTRAINment Junction

Voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center, EnterTRAINment Junction is unlike any indoor family entertainment center. You can marvel at the world’s largest indoor train display, slide, climb and play in a children’s play area, discover at the railroading museum and more! It’s like a theme park all indoors!

Our 2nd world-class attraction is the A-Maze-N Funhouse – the greatest funhouse on earth.

http://entertrainmentjunction.com/

Cincinnati Nature Center

Children's Saturday Classes

Designed for children ages 1-13, these programs blend outdoor skills training, purposeful nature exploration, and guided off-trail forays to provide unique educational experiences at Rowe Woods.

Introduction
Just minutes away from the downtown urban core, Cincinnati Nature Center offers tranquility and solace among more than 1,600 acres of forests, fields, streams and ponds. With twenty miles of award-winning trails on two picturesque properties, the Nature Center provides spectacular experiences for people of all ages during all seasons. From enchanting spring wildflowers to the dazzling colors of autumn, the ever-changing beauty of nature attracts more than 170,000 visitors each year.


http://www.cincynature.org/


Just Cool Places To Visit

Findlay Market

Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions, welcoming more than a million visitors a year. Located just blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, a dense historic neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture, Findlay Market remains the bustling center of farm fresh, locally sourced, artisanal and specialty foods. Open Tuesday through Sunday year round, Findlay Market is home to more than 40 indoor merchants selling meat, fish, poultry, produce, flowers, cheese, deli, and ethnic foods. On weekends from April through November the Market also hosts a thriving farmers market, dozens of outdoor vendors, numerous street performers, and lots of special events.


http://www.findlaymarket.org/about

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Great Parks of Hamilton County was created in 1930 as the Hamilton County Park District. Great Parks is a separate political subdivision of the State of Ohio, governed by a Board of Park Commissioners.


Mission & Vision


Vision: Great Parks enriches the region by inspiring nature-based experiences, celebrating cultural heritage and building strong and healthy communities through our dedicated staff¬, volunteers and friends.

Mission: To preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.



http://www.greatparks.org/