Children’s Art Centre | Register

contact person: Melissa Buckley, mbuckley@uses.org or (617) 375-8159

USES’ Children’s Art Centre programming provides arts opportunities that foster community interaction, self-expression, and development of skills in the arts through hands-on arts education. Over the years, USES has brought fine arts and cultural enrichment to everyone in the community regardless of race, ethnic background, or ability to pay. The Children’s Art Centre works closely with the USES Early Childhood program to provide meaningful arts experiences to our infants, toddlers and preschoolers by engaging their bodies and minds in sensory rich projects that cultivate critical thinking and promote school readiness skills, early literacy and language acquisition. Arts in Early Learning classes taught alongside classroom teachers at the Blackstone Innovation School integrate classroom content to engage multiple types of learners.

Registration for the Vacation Arts Program opens January 1!
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School vacation will be here before you know it! Sign your child up to ensure they have access to quality arts exploration while they create meaning through art, build social connections, get messy and have fun! We are open for full-day programming during February, April, and summer vacation weeks. Youth ages 4.5 – 10 explore a variety of visual art projects while participating in additional weekly dance and yoga enrichment classes. Program hours are 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Session fees include weekly field trips to cultural destinations across Boston, and three meals daily (breakfast, lunch and snack).

If you have already registered your child for the Summer Vacation Arts program but still need to pay the remaining balance, click here to do so now.

Session dates and fees:
February Vacation Arts: February 21 – 24 $325
April Vacation Arts: April 18 – 21 $325
Summer Session 1: June 29* – July 7 $450 *Session start date and rate have been adjusted due to Boston Public Schools’ updated end date of June 28.
Summer Session 2: July 10 – July 21 $650
Summer Session 3: July 24 – August 4 $650
Summer Session 4: August 7 – August 18 $650
Summer Session 5: August 21 – September 1 $650

More information about the program and sample schedules:

Updated vacation arts policies for parents
February/April sample schedule
Summer sample schedule

Mission: To build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston's historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.