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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Local businesses support art school for Earth Day

Sara Escobar

Evening Star

On April 22, the Tap Tap Art School in Harker Heights will hold their second annual Earth Day Event at their location, 103 Mountain Lion Road, in order to promote visual fine arts and the benefit of keeping the Earth clean. The event will take place Saturday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rock and Roll Ice Cream Parlor will be in attendance as well.

Earth Day is an environmental campaign that began in 1970 that aims to protect and preserve a sustainable way of living. This world-wide recognized day has reached its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. It serves as a day of action that works to provoke changes in human behavior and change environmental policies.

Amelia Rabroker is the owner of Tap Tap Art School, and after working as an art teacher for 11 years in Killeen, she decided to open her own studio that provides meaningful art education classes for all ages. “We held our first Earth Day event last year in conjunction with our grand opening, and it was a huge success,” says Rabroker, “I could think of no better way to celebrate our year anniversary of being open than to hold this same event.” Rabroker went on to talk about the various activities that will be available this Saturday. “We’ll have live music and a few local artists who will showcase the art they’ve created from repurposed material. Children will be able to participate in art projects with recycled items, pot decorating and planting, rock painting, and so much more.”. A local author of children books, information about water conservation and recycling, as well as ice cream from Rock and Roll is also being provided. There will be glass painting, ceramic planters and tulip bowl glazing for adults, too.

“We want to really push the importance of art,” said Rabroker. “That’s something that can be lacking in today’s society, and our staff is specialized in teaching and promoting the benefits of art. All of our teachers have either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in fine arts. Our school bus that’s been repainted with murals is always a big hit in the community, that’s been repurposed, so it reaffirms what we’re trying to do, especially on Earth Day.” Tap Tap Art School is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers a variety of classes and camps. For a full list of Tap Tap Art School’s services, visit their website at www.taptapartschool.com or call 254 833 5055.

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