The Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture seeks to provide unique educational programs on South Bend’s West Side that combine one-on-one relationships, arts experiences and life-long learning in a comfortable environment.
Educational Programs provide unique individual and small group literacy tutoring to 25 area elementary school children each semester. Tutoring is provided by ND and IUSB student volunteers in reading, writing, comprehension and vocabulary. The children also participate in art enrichment, drama and conflict resolution activities. Special events include time in the Segura Studio and classes with visiting artists. Some of our special events include Dia de Los Muertos and our annual Christmas Around the World.
Each summer, NDCAC's grounds bustle with the excitement of local middle school campers. Activities include visual arts, printmaking, photography, creative writing, field trips and more!
Students participating in summer programming at the NDCAC.
Programming is offered at the NDCAC Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for about 20 elementary school students in grades 2 through 4 each semester. The first hour focuses on literacy tutoring provided by volunteer tutors one-on-one or in small groups. The second hour foucuses on arts and culture enrichment activities including but not limited to: Drama Club, Take Ten, Ballet Folklorico, Ceramics, and many more!
Each summer the NDCAC holds a summer camp centering on themes related to arts and culture for middle school students. This year's theme, "Perspectives," is being explored through art, photography, animation, and creative writing. Last year's theme was South Bend's 150th Birthday, which was explored through the fine arts.
The NDCAC offers several adult programs for members of the community.
Alex S. and Juliana chat during CommUniversity Day 2014.