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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Tap Tap keeps kids enriched through art

By Shannon Myers

This year, the Harker Heights and surrounding communities will enjoy a summer of creativity and enrichment of the arts.
The Tap Tap Art School is providing several varieties of summer art programs for all ages at their new location, the Paris Gardens off of Mountain Lion Rd, near the new Armed Services YMCA.
“We’ve been in business for three years. Part of the reason why we chose this location is we wanted to give a chance for the community to take some art classes, do some art camps. It was getting pretty difficult to do that on the bus,” said Amelia Rabroker, creator of Tap Tap Art School.
Tap Tap Art School is currently enrolling for their summer programs that will continue throughout the summer into August.
“Art enhances problem solving skills, and of course, creativity, self-expression. It’s something that I feel is lacking a lot in the community and I felt there was a really big need for it, for kids to be able to learn art skills and express themselves,” said Rabroker.
Some of the classes offered are full day enrichment camps and afternoon camps for ages 5-12. For each week, a different art theme is selected. Campers will be able to learn new techniques with unique materials, while gaining knowledge of art history and culture by certified art instructors with a variety of art backgrounds and focuses. Snacks are provided by Simply Clean Meals.
“In the elementary schools especially, they don’t have art teachers anymore, so I think that’s why one of the reasons I like this idea so much,” said Yani Ortiz, music instructor at the Tap Tap Art School.
Other classes offered are instructional sessions such as the “all about…” series and the little artist series for ages, three, four, and five. The “all about…” series is for ages 7-12. Each class focuses on a particular medium while incorporating teen interests like Emoji design, digital art and animation, “Portraits on Fleek,” and traditional classes to name a few.
“The biggest thing I hope kids take away from these classes is their passion for art that they pursue it, that they are able to express themselves that they tap into their creative minds and enjoy doing art,” said Deanna Herndon, office manager of the Tap Tap Art School.
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