Museum art program takes students on virtual trip around the world

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Museum Educator Tatiana Ortiz
Museum Educator Tatiana Ortiz (Courtesy Richmond Museum of History & Culture)

By Kathy Chouteu

This December, local students can take a virtual trip around the world to experience how different cultures celebrate the holidays, followed by an art project related to their “travels.”

It’s all part of the Richmond Museum of History & Culture’s (RMHC) virtual Friday Enrichment Program that aims to make distance learning a little easier for local learners. Made possible by an Economic and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) grant from Chevron Richmond, the virtual programs are offered on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., during which time students can drop-in and complete art projects with materials frequently found at home.

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Museum Educator Tatiana Ortiz facilitates the Friday programs and families can watch the website to keep up on the supplies and materials list for the respective classes. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented some extraordinary challenges for families and students, the RMHC’s Friday Enrichment Programs are looking to help ease the burden.

“We encourage WCCUSD teachers and parents to incorporate the drop-in programs into your child’s plans for Friday after homeroom,” stated organizers.

To learn more about the museum’s Friday Enrichment Programs, and to get the Zoom links, click here.

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