The Racine Art Museum is reaching out to the Racine community by taking the museum's quality art education programs on the road. The Racine Art Museum Association (RAMA) offers a program called RAM on the Road, Wustum on Wheels for 2nd graders.
RAM on the Road is a vehicle covered with art and loaded with materials and supplies to bring the joy of creating art to children.
RAMA has received funding to offer free ROTR programs to second grade classrooms in Racine Unified. These one hour sessions include a 10-15 minute art presentation/engagement and a hands-on art making experience and take place in the school classroom. RAM brings all materials, images and art educators.
The Racine Art Museum houses the largest contemporary craft collection in North America. The ROTR 2nd Grade Art Program focuses on a conversation with the class surrounding fine art and contemporary craft, including images from RAM’s collection and/or current exhibitions.
Targeting second graders as an emphasis will also serve as an introduction to RAMA’s longstanding Outreach 4 program. Outreach 4 (since 1984) is partially funded by RUSD and is a required activity for all public school fourth graders. It includes a tour of the current exhibition and a related hands-on art project thematic to the exhibition/museum collection. The ROTR 2nd Grade emphasis will add an additional museum-based experience for students during their grade school years.
RAM on the Road is funded, in part, by gifts in memory of Ric Ruffo and from people who love Racine and believe in its future.