On Wednesday January 6th, we were made aware of a statewide virtual after- school arts program initiative of the RI Department of Education, in collaboration with The Empowerment Factory based in Pawtucket. Tiverton Schools disseminated information regarding this program to Tiverton families, as requested by the RI Department of Education. CORE has received inquiries about registering for this program. However, it is important for you to know that CORE.org is in no way connected to this initiative, the Empowerment Factory, or their staff. As such, we cannot provide information about this initiative, nor do we endorse the Empowerment Factory or anyone affiliated with their organization.
CORE continues to work hard to provide high quality programs for students in the Newport County area and are honored to have a staff of dedicated, professional and well respected teaching artists and arts educators. We take pride in partnering with vetted organizations and individuals who share our passion for student-first, heart-centered, engaging arts enrichment programs. We will continue to provide our signature programs as we always have, with the right intention, professionalism, and integrity you all have come to know, firmly planted in remaining active and viable as your trusted arts source. We are not going anywhere! We will soon be announcing our winter/spring programs, virtually for now, as well as some special programs for parents, as we all continue to move through life: thinking, feeling, and creating. Thank you for your continued support.
The CORE Organization is excited to offer virtual arts enrichment classes in several online formats beginning October 27th through November 19th. From STEAM to Theater Arts, there is something for everyone. Stay tuned.
Fort Barton School Families: Your pavement painting party kicks off this Wednesday 9/2 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Hopscotch, four square, basketball and more! The CORE Org is honored to assist with supplies and some THS/TMS painting volunteers- join us and beautify!! Please check in with Kate Gilfillen and see you on Wednesday!
Come celebrate the best ever blend of community, summer, arts engagement and young people making the world go round in the middle of pandemic. All health and safety guidelines are being honored, and we are ready to go!! Invite your friends, grab a square and go!
Super summer fun coming up this Tuesday July 21st from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at The Tiverton Farmers Market at Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way. The CORE Organization is sponsoring a Sidewalk Art Challenge! $5 gets you a sidewalk square to design and create with images of love, peace, acceptance and wellness. You can bring your own chalk, but we will also have plenty of supplies on hand.
All proceeds will go towards arts integrated mental health care for students in the districts we serve. All are welcome — from young to the young at heart. Winners receive a gift certificate for Grays Ice Cream! Let’s surround the neighborhood with art!
We are thrilled to announce our winners from the 4th Annual Recycled Sculpture Contest! Congrats to all the winners, step outside today and celebrate this beautiful Earth and all she does to protect and keep us. Thanks for making eARTh and creating joy!
–Most Inspirational:Ariel Jillian Amorin, a 1st grader at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Ariel’s Very Hungry Caterpillar” –Most Life Like: Noah Chuck Rozea, a 2nd grader at Guiteras Elementary (Bristol) with “Robot” –Most Surreal:Avery Walsh, a 5th grader at Guiteras Elementary (Bristol) with “Garden in a Cup” –Most Playful:Adelynn Medeiros, a K student at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Maraca” –Most Fun for Pets:Celina Medeiros, a 4th grader at Pocasset Elementary (Tiverton) with “Catty Toy” –Most Colorful:Rylan Ellary Kinnane, a 3rd grader at Howard Hathaway (Portsmouth) with her creation
contest is open to all K–8 students in CORE partner schools in Rhode Island: Tiverton (Pocasset, Ranger and Fort Barton
Elementary Schools and Tiverton Middle School); Portsmouth (Hathaway and
Melville Elementary); Little Compton (Wilbur & McMahon School) and Bristol (Guiteras
will be awarded to the top winner in each of the following five categories:
Most Inspirational (which sculpture invites you to want to create another sculpture?)
Most Colorful (which sculpture uses the most colors?)
Most Playful (which sculpture is the most amusing or funny?)
Most Surreal (which sculpture is the most unreal, strange or dreamlike?)
Most Life-like (which sculpture is the most realistic?)
1. Only 1 entry per student. (Please include name, grade, school and contact information with your submission.) 2. NO GLASS and no materials that previously contained a hazardous substance are permitted to be used in the sculpture, if you are unsure about something you may want to use please call CORE at (401)749-1203 or email us at CORE@thinkfeelcreate.org. 3. All other recycled materials can be used, recycled meaning materials that have been used at least once and would have otherwise ended up in your recycle bin or trash. 4. Sculptures should be designed and built by students. 5. The only non-recycled materials permitted are glue, tape, screws or nails 6. Sculptures should not be so heavy or so large that it can’t be easily moved by 1 person.