Core in the Community

Second Saturdays at Bourne Mill Updated

Second Saturday’s at Bourne Mill held its last class on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with a final acting class.  This 10-month project provided arts enrichment to children residing at Bourne Mill and we are grateful to Rhode Island State Council for the Arts for providing an Arts Access Grant for this program.  Thank you to all our teaching artist and assistants that worked each Saturday to help make this program happen.  Below are some photographs taken during some of the classes for all to see the enjoy this program brought to Bourne Mill.


A Community Project

Bringing creativity & recycling awareness together

This contest is open to all students in all the schools CORE classes are available so Hathaway, Melville, Wilbur & McMahon, Fort Barton, Pocasset and Ranger, check out those recycle bins and put your creativity cap on!  Show us what you’ve got!

The 2019 recycled sculpture contest kicks off on March 6, 2019 at Fort Barton Elementary school at 1pm with a presentation my Maxman from Rhode Island Resource Recovery.  We will then move over to Ranger Elementary for a 2:15pm presentation and Pocasset you are on deck for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1pm.  We have some exciting changes to our program this year like the Kids Choice Awards, email pre-registration and a printer ink recycling day!  Check out the details here:  Recycled Sculpture Contest 2019 book pdf


Portraits to Puppets

Portraits to Puppets is a specialized 5 month arts literacy program CORE is implementing with Pocasset kindergartens and Mr. Tracey’s Advanced Art Students at Tiverton High School.  This project is being organized and led by Tiverton Senior Emma Phillips for her senior project.  Kindergarten students will create a self portrait with the help of THS art students-that image will then be fabriacted into a puppet with the assistance of advanced art students and local artists.  Once the puppets are completed, artists and students meet and discuss the process, and kindergarten students will write, with assistance, a brief narrative on what it feels like to see their portrait come to life.  Family and friends will be invited to a gallery reception where art work will be on display.




Beginning September 8, 2018 CORE will be in the community providing arts enrichment programs to the children of Bourne Mill!  CORE continues it Second Saturday program from September 2018 thru June 2019 at Bourne Mill.  Each month there will be a different art format, giving children living in Bourne Mill the opportunity to explore all different art forms!  From acting & dance, to painting & writing, the creating and learning will last the entire year!  If you live in Bourne Mill and would like to participate in 1 or all of the classes, please sign up in the Bourne Mill Office.  Details of the program can be found by clicking the link below.

Bourne Mill Program Details

The Bourne Mill program has been made possible by a very generous grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts