Colorful Chalks

Aimee Low


Aimee is a writer, actress, director, artist, musician, and graphic designer. While in college Aimee toured locally around California as a stand-up comedian.  She performed in many comedy venues including the world-famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. After completing school she began working as an event promoter, which led her to form a band for which she was singer and songwriter. Her band received much recognition from the college radio circuit, rotation on Fuse TV, and was featured in television shows on both Lifetime and Discovery Channels. More recently, Aimee served on the board of directors for Orange Park Community Theatre, at which she had the privilege of producing and directing several shows. She has also performed in children's theatre at the Jewish Community Alliance Jacksonville, and at other local theatres including Theatre Jacksonville, ABET, and The 5 and Dime. She currently writes and performs with the sketch comedy troupe Awkward Silence Jax. On her days off she enjoys painting, drawing, reading, and travel with her son Jonas. She is excited to bring her love of the arts to Riverside Children's Arts Center. 

Kate McManus

Art | Aerobics | Acting

Kate 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 as an Art Department production assistant and a certified group fitness instructor. 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. Kate is looking forward to having fun, staying healthy, and making cool stuff at the Riverside Children’s Arts Center in 2020!

George Hawkins

Acting | Art

George 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 and film projects. In George's class, your children will learn to use their voice, movement, and expressions to create fun characters, and build confidence, poise, and self-esteem. Students will perform on stage for the Fall Showcase. 

Colorful Chalks

Urim Choi

Illustrating Imagination

Urim is an aspiring art teacher. She is passionate about sewing, drawing, painting, and graphic design. A second year Illustration major at Parsons School of Design in New York City, she was awarded first place in the Arisia Student Art contest in 2019 for two of her illustrations. Urim lives in New Haven, Connecticut where she was a fine arts tutor at the Educational Center for Youth and a Korean teacher for the children at Westville United Methodist Church. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and love for the arts with others so she is excited to share it with Riverside Children’s Arts Center!


What the kids will be learning: Art can be used as a form of expression and a healthy outlet. In Urim’s class, the students will be learning how to bring their ideas and imagination to life. Learning how to plan and execute an idea is an important skill to have, the students will learn how to turn their ideas into a step-by-step plan and transform it into a piece of art.


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