March 16, 2024 @ 10:00 am

The Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series is on the road! This series offers youth ages 3-18 the opportunity to partake in workshops and experience performances by local arts groups in community centers and schools across the region. Workshops are FREE for everyone to attend!

The next workshop takes place on March 16, 2024 at Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am with the performance kicking off at 10:00 am. Each age group will get the chance to partake in both a visual and performing arts workshop following the performance. The event will wrap around 12:30 pm, leaving time for you to enjoy the afternoon. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged.

All Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) representatives will be wearing name tags that identify them as RPAA employees or Lights Up! volunteers. Please seek their assistance whenever you need it. Parents/guardians must remain on site for students age 13 or younger. Students should be advised by parents/caretakers to remain in the building at all times and only leave with assigned caretakers. If your child is 14 or older and you plan to drop them off, please ensure that you return to the event no later than at 12:30 PM to pick them up.

Waiting parents and guardians are also welcome to join their children in each workshop, space permitting, by observing in the provided seats. Parents of children ages 3-6 are asked to participate with your child in their workshops.


Bridge 9 Theater will perform at the beginning of the event. The opening performance is for all attendees to enjoy. 

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Taught by Greater Richmond Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, David Watkins. 

Sweet Beats, we got some!! Join this musical rhythmic journey and develop the skills and vocabulary to begin your own music adventure!!

Taught by Vee Coggins with LIttle Artist Big Art!

Let’s catch the wind! Explore color craft and design while creating a wind catcher that you’ll be able to take home to enjoy!

Taught by Vivian Schwartz from Virginia Reperatory Theatre.

Come learn some out-of-the-box ways of making music and sound and how it can inform character, emotion and storytelling in this interactive music theater workshop. NO NEED TO BE MUSICALLY INCLINED! Students will create soundscapes, play some sound related theater games and even create a live foley track for a Spongebob cartoon using some pretty unique ways of making sound.

Taught by Zoe Webster.

Explore texture, shape, and color through multimedia abstract creations! Unleash your creativity and sense of play on the page as we construct abstract scenes with watercolor, ink, oil pastel, and collage!

Taught by Brendan Kennedy with arts to ALL.

Whether you consider yourself a singer, dancer, or actor what’s most important about musical theatre is the STORY. Come learn and practice techniques and strategies on how to always put the story first in your musical theatre performance.

Taught by KB Brown from Studio Two Three.

Explore the basics of linoleum printing with Studio Two Three! Learn how to prepare your block, carve and pull a print! Participants will leave with a couple of sample prints and their printing block to continue experimenting.