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2022 All-City Fine Arts Week

paint brush, violin, camera, theatre masks on colorful paint swatches

January & February


All 2nd grade music students will work virtually with a Gamelin expert, learning and performing Balinese music. All 3rd grade art students will learn a virtual lesson in the art of printmaking. All 4th grade music students will spend the day in a virtual world drumming workshop led by Northern Illinois University Music Staff. 5th grade art students will participate in an animation workshop led by New Genres Art Space.

March 8


Select high school orchestra, band and choir students will spend the day in rehearsals at the Coronado Performing Arts Center under the direction of guest clinicians Paul LaPrade (choir), TJ Mack (band), and Rachel Handlin (orchestra).

March 9


Select high school and middle school theatre students will spend the day at the Burpee Museum of Natural History with a freelance writer and storyteller, learning, creating and participating in the art of storytelling.

March 10

Visual Art

Select high school visual art students will spend the day at Rock Valley College in art workshops under the direction of RVC professors Matthew Vincent, Jeanne Ludeke and Lynn Fischer-Carlson.

Gallery Walk

K-12 student artwork will be displayed at a Gallery Walk from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at locations including Stewart Square, Veterans Memorial Hall and 304 Main.

A virtual video gallery will display student artwork from RPS 205 high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.