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Ripple Effect is a free, weekly STEAM class that focuses on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. These classes have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund and will be available each year through 2021. All classes are held at Water Street Studios.

The course is completed in 3 sittings - meeting weekly 3 times. Each 3-week session of the course is identical. Students may attend only one session per school year.

2018-2019 Curriculum:

During this 3-week course, students will learn about dendrites and fractals in nature and in math. We'll learn two different ways to create dendrites with paint and chemicals. Each 12-student class will create a collaborative piece of artwork that will go on public display. Both art and STEM vocabulary will be reinforced with each fun project. 


Ripple Effect is generously funded by the Dunham Fund. We are grateful for their mission to enrich lives in our communities. This program is offered free to all eligible students.

Who is eligible?

  • All students ages 8-13.


Please read the Policies and click the button to the right it to see the schedule and register your child.


Students enrolled in the Ripple Effect are expected to abide by the following rules in order to maintain their place in the program:

  • Attendance for the entire 3-week program is expected. Please do not enroll your child if there are conflicts with scheduling since there is limited space.

  • Respect for teachers, students, and helpers is to be given at all times.

  • Loud or unruly behavior makes learning difficult for others and will not be tolerated.

  • Water Street Studios reserves the right to photograph all enrolled students and their artwork and use these images in promotional materials without the expectation of compensation.


Ripple Effect Finales!

The artwork created by the students will be featured in an exhibition at Water Street Studios during our monthly gallery openings! Come out and see these collaborative pieces all put together and enjoy free art activities for the whole family! There will be free food and refreshments for all Ripple Effect families. See below for schedule. RSVPs are required.

FINALE #1: Friday, January 11, 2019, 6-9 pm

  • For students who attended sessions in Sep-Dec 2018 only

FINALE #2: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6-9 pm (Note: This date has been changed from May 10 to May 3.)

  • For students who attended sessions in Jan-Apr 2019 only


(Registered families only, please.)

Student Name *
Student Name
During which month did your child attend Ripple Effect?
Finale Date *
Which Finale will your family be attending?
How many family members and friends will be coming?