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Sign up for Miami’s Youth Arts in the Parks

Youth Arts in the Parks is an inclusive, socially-oriented arts program for children and youth ages 6-17 with and without disabilities (youth with disabilities welcome up to age 22). This fun and educational program teaches kids of all abilities visual arts, creative arts & movement, or animation arts in an out-of-school social setting. Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors and disability experts.

Sessions are held on Saturday mornings for 12 weeks, culminating with an end-of-session performance and exhibition.

Deadline to register for the spring sessions is Jan. 6, with orientation on Jan. 21. Classes will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 28 to April 22. Program cost: $30 for 12 weeks (which works out to be $2.50 a week for county residents).

Email: or call 305-576-1212, ext. 24 with questions. 

Complete the online registration form HERE.

Image: Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs

The following is a list of classes at local Miami-Dade parks:

  • Animation Arts – Beginner (NORTH): Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., Miami, FL 33127
  • Animation Arts – Beginner (SOUTH): West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami, FL 33196
  • Animation Arts – Intermediate/Advance (VIRTUAL): Zoom
  • Creative Arts & Movement (CENTRAL): The Women’s Park, 10251 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33172
  • Visual Arts (NORTH): Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th St., Miami, FL 33162
  • Visual Arts (SOUTH): Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th St., Miami, FL 33186

Click here to download the Spring 2023 Flyer
Click here to download the Spring 2023 Schedule

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