The Plymouth Arts Center is please­­­d to announce its Children’s Art Education Program is the beneficiary of $4,000 in art supplies and equipment generously donated by the Plymouth Rotary Club. 
 
 
The Plymouth Arts Center is please­­­d to announce its Children’s Art Education Program is the beneficiary of $4,000 in art supplies and equipment generously donated by the Plymouth Rotary Club.
 
The Plymouth Arts Center Children’s Art Education Program serves pre-school through high school age children in all of Western Sheboygan County and beyond.  In 2015, the Children’s Art Education Program was enhanced by the leadership of artist and art instructor Mary Rowe. She initiated several new programs including: “Drop In & Draw Coffeehouse (for early release days), Dabble in Art, Plymouth Rocks, a Mill Street Festival project, Grammie/Gramps & Me, No School Day Watercolor & Pastel Workshops, Girl Scout Art Workshops, Homeschooler Art Classes, and Spring Break and Summer Art Camps.
 
In addition to expanding the curriculum, Mary understood quality art supplies, drawing boards, and drying racks were needed to elevate class offerings as well as education quality.  She presented the Children’s Art Education art supplies and equipment need at a Plymouth Rotary Club meeting earlier this year.  Dustin Turicik, Plymouth Rotary Club President, and the Plymouth Rotary Board of Directors unanimously decided to fund the Children’s Art project.  Dustin shared, “Whether it’s donating money or services to local causes, collecting food for the food pantry, or stocking the PAC’s art cupboard, Rotarians are always looking for meaningful ways to serve our community.” 
 
When asked about the donation Plymouth Arts Center Executive Director Donna Hahn commented, “We are thrilled and profoundly grateful Plymouth Rotary chose to fund our project. Art supplies are very expensive, which can inhibit class enrollment, especially for children’s classes. We now have the supplies to move forward in planning for even more, new, exciting, and affordable art classes for children of all ages. Thank you Plymouth Rotary!”