A Record-Breaking Summer at the Rhein Center

Posted on August 20, 2015

The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts has exceeded past at­tendance records every week this summer.  

The most notable increase in attendance occurred in Week 2, when 944 students were registered in the 139 classes offered.

Other records were broken as well, including the amount of mortar mix used to make concrete stepping stones (1,000 pounds), the number of rocks painted in one week (215 in Week 5), and the num­ber of Rhein Center seasonal staff members needed to sup­port the growing arts program (2 part-time, 4 full-time and one coordinator).

This summer, students completed projects such as digital photography, mak­ing a bubblegum jar, wheel thrown or hand sculpted pot­tery, learning ballroom dance, perspective drawing and con­structing a cedar birdhouse.

Classes ranged from ador­able children’s crafts to exquisite fine arts workshops, and encompassed everything in between to give Lakesiders another great summer at the Rhein Center.