See Kids Shine

Interested in Volunteering for an upcoming event or know a high school student that needs community service hours?

Send an email to with the word "Volunteer" in the subject line.

January through April class schedule is located on the

classes & workshops page.


April 15

Easter Egg Hunt &

Arts Fun Day 10am

April 20

Spring Gala Performance

April 25

Violin Recital




Summer Arts Camps!

Little Artists Camp

July 10-13

Ages 3-5

(and potty trained)

Choose between 9am-12pm & 1-4pm sessions

God created all of us with unique gifts and talents. That is the message during this special week created just for preschoolers. Send your little one for their first arts camp experience and they'll enjoy half days of visual art, music and outdoor creative play.

Camp fee $100.

(includes t-shirt and daily snack)

Violin Camp

June 12-16

Completed grades K-5


(extended hours available)

Campers need some basic strings experience prior to attending camp. Intended for advancing beginners through intermediate players. They will receive instrument instruction, as well as much more each appreciation, theory, games and more! Friday performance for family and friends. Campers will need to bring their lunch. Camp fee $200

(includes t-shirt and daily snack).

Middle School Arts Camp

July 17-21

Completed grades 6-8


(extended hours available)

A camp for creative middle schoolers! Join us for a week of visual art, music, crafting, journaling, small group activities/discussion, games and more. This smaller, more casual camp setting is a fun way for middle schoolers to make friends and express themselves creatively.

Camp fee $135

(includes t-shirt and daily snack).

Elementary Arts Camps

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

Completed grades PK4-5th


(extended hours available)

Join us for one or both of these fun-filled weeks of creativity at RCAC. Each day includes music, visual art, specialty classes, teambuilding games and outdoor playtime. And, don't forget our annual summer camp traditions...crazy dress-up days, weekly ice cream truck visit, silly hat contest and Friday afternoon show for friends and family! Campers will need to bring their lunch.

Camp fee $135

(includes t-shirt and daily snack).

To register, email

or call 389-1751. Sibling discounts and scholarships

are available!



RCAC Gift Certificates

Need something unique for a birthday gift? How about a gift certificate towards a free class, workshop or camp?  We will be offering these year-round! For your convenience, payment can be made via mail and gift certificates can be emailed to you!  

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children

through art and make a donation to the

Riverside Children's Arts Center, go to the Donor's Page.


Want to see a child's face light up?

See their eyes dance with laughter and fun?

See them accomplish something great?


Teach them the arts! 

This is the foundation upon which the Riverside Children's Arts Center was built - the desire to SEE KIDS SHINE!

The not-for-profit Arts Center is a ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church, and offers after-school arts programs, workshops, and camps for children of all ages in the Riverside and Avondale communities of Jacksonville, Florida. Its goal is to open every child's mind to the wonders of artistic expression through creative, unique classes.

The Arts Center is located within the Riverside Avenue Christian Church facility at 2841 Riverside Avenue, and is staffed by caring, skilled instructors and volunteers who's objective is to help all children learn and have fun simultaneously. 

   Program Director, Kelly Paterno