AOP’s arts enrichment after school program is taking off at the end of August

Published 6:40 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019

Arts of the Pamlico is launching BRAVO!, an arts enrichment program for varied ages at the historic Turnage Theatre. For youth, BRAVO! is a new arts opportunity for kids ages 6 through 15 years old, after school, Mondays through Fridays.

Beginning in late August, registered youth can take part in a host of art activities, from making movies to splatter painting to theatre design and acting. It’s going to be a ton of fun for kids and help them grow their skills as emerging artists!

Classes will be taught by a variety of artists, led by AOP’s staff. One-, three- and five-day options are available.

The times are 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The place is the historic Turnage Theatre and outdoor art activities throughout downtown Washington.

Fees match the school system at $50 per child, $85 for two children, with $2 a week discount for AOP Family members. There are a limited number of one day per week scholarships available, as well. Payments may be made monthly semi-annually or annually.

Transportation to the theater from in-city schools is available through the Beaufort County Schools’ bus coordinator. Simply call the assistant principal to ask for a bus stop at the front door of the Turnage Theatre. AOP is also working on alternative transport for a small fee with area partners from the Washington Montessori Public Charter School, Bath Elementary School and Chocowinity Primary School. Stay tuned, and contact us for more information.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Limited spaces are available. Want to join in the fun? Stop by the theater for a registration packet — first come, first served — or email Crystal for more information and forms at

Looking for arts and cultural close to home for your kids this fall? Art Beat is an opportunity to learn about arts activities and find information about arts and cultural programming offered in Beaufort County.

AOP’s Historic Turnage Theatre is located at 150 W. Main St., Washington. To learn more about this event or future events, please visit AOP’s website at

Debra Torrence is the executive director of Arts of the Pamlico.