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The Riverside Children's Arts Center

A Ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church

Upcoming Events

Here's what's coming up next at RCAC...


Spring 2023 Courses

Take a class with a professional artist.

Kids in Preschool

Acting with George Hawkins

George Hawkins is a working agency-represented actor. He graduated with a degree in theatre acting from Florida School of The Arts. He has worked with the Jewish Community Alliance of Jacksonville as an acting instructor, and children's theatre performer, and as an acting coach for students of Bishop Snyder High School. George also lends his talents to many theatre, film and commercial projects. In George's classes, children will learn to use their voice, movement, and expressions to create fun characters, and build confidence, poise, and self-esteem. 

Art with Kate McManus

Kate McManus is an enthusiastic and multifaceted instructor with an extensive background in creative arts. She graduated from FSU with a dual-degree in Theatre and Media Production, and spent six years in Los Angeles working mainly as an Art Department production assistant and coordinator.  Kate taught Drama in the Duval County Public School system for three years to both middle and high school students and continues to share her love of the arts with children as a teaching artist with ArtLife Studios. ​

Music with Arvid Smith

Arvid Smith has performing for over four decades in venues and stages of all kinds, all over the world. From Bluegrass festivals to the sacred chants of Kirtan and everywhere in between. 

"Arvid Smith is a rock & roller at heart and it shows in the energetic chord delivery, lead guitar lines, and yes, even in his complex fingerpicking. Smith can often be seen and heard as a sideman in a number of bands, not only in Jacksonville, but across the United States and even in France. It is a rare treat to see the man performing solo. He holds his own and then some." - EU Jacksonville

Parent's Morning Out

Drop-off class 
With Ms. Janet & Ms. Nikki 
Mondays 10am - 11:30 am


$180 for 12 classes

Try one class for $20


Starts January 30th

Nikki Clancy devotes her time to RACC's preschool Sunday School class each week and has experience working in the Exceptional Education field and ABA therapies. Janet Novick is the administrative pastor and children’s leader of Riverside Ave Christian Church. Besides planning children’s events throughout the year, Janet homeschools her youngest daughter and enjoys long walks with her loyal dog, Blue. Together, these instructors have planned out exciting theme based activities each week. Click the registration button below for further details. 


Riverside Childrens Arts Center

Riverside Childrens Arts Center

Riverside Childrens Arts Center
A Christmas Carol - RCAC 2022

A Christmas Carol - RCAC 2022

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Mommy's a Zombie - Spring Play 2022

Mommy's a Zombie - Spring Play 2022

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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