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Since 1998 RAA has provided art education programs to public school students, community members and Rockaway youth. Our art education philosophy is based on the premise that we are all creative individuals. Exposure to various art mediums by professional Artistic Instructors leads not only to the education and growth of an individual, but to the community as a whole.

All RAA workshops are hands-on and include lessons in the history, vocabulary and concepts of the medium. Projects are tailored to the skill level of the participant. Under the guidance of RAA Artistic Instructors, participants paint landscapes, write poems, create papier mache sculptures, dance jazz routines and more all by doing. They acquire skills and learn techniques integral to the art form while actively creating visual and performance pieces.


We are pleased to continue bringing RAA workshops to audiences of all ages. Our venues, located in Gateway National Recreation Area's, Fort Tilden, include art classes for children and adults, and the kidsmART after-school and summer day-camp programs. RAA also brings high quality visual and performing art instruction into the New York City Public Schools. Public and private funding enables RAA to continue community beautification projects throughout the Rockaways and beyond.


We look forward to continuing to offer high quality art education and meaningful employment opportunities to Rockaway and New York City residents, youth and artists.

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