GCCA Sprouts Summer Art Program, FUN! FUN! FUN!

For Kids Ages 3-7 who live in Greene County


SPROUTS, the Greene County Council on the Arts summer arts program, offers six week-long art workshops featuring Art & Music and Theater & Dance in six locations throughout Greene County. Best of all and thanks to corporate, municipal and private donations the Sprouts Program is free for children ages 3 to 7 who live in Greene County! GCCA thanks the program Co-Directors for this popular program! Ruth Leonard, Erika Russo and Tara Van Roy-all three have years of experience as teachers, artists and working professionals.

Registration is in full swing! Call 518-943-3400 to register for the program at the locations listed below.

Please consider a donation, it will go directly towards the Sprouts Program! Thank you.



2017 Sprouts Dates & Locations

July 10-14, 2017 – Windham -Ashland-Jewett Elementary School

July 17-21, 2017 – Coxsackie High School

July 24-28, 2017 – Cairo-Durham Elementary School (located in town of Cairo)

July 31-August 4, 2017 – Greenville High School

August 7-11, 2017 – Hunter Elementary School (located in town of Hunter)

August 14-18, 2017 – Catskill Community Center ( Main Street, Catskill)

Program hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 am to 11:45 am. Choose workshops in Art & Music or Theater & Dance. Children take a 15 minute break with a snack between the two 45-minute classes.

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Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Sprouts Program, Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) free summer arts workshops, which serves hundreds of Greene County children, we ask for your philanthropic support. The following are amounts of suggested giving: $500; $250; $100, $50 or other. Your generosity would mean a great deal to the program!

We are proud to provide children age three to seven in Greene County a one-of –a-kind summer arts experience. For over 30 years, it has been our mission to provide high-level workshops in art, music, theater and dance to the children in six locations: Windham, Coxsackie, Cairo, Greenville, Hunter and Catskill. We are confident that the Sprouts program will continue to excel at providing children a safe, high quality arts experience during the summer months. Now, more than ever, we need to strengthen and foster the arts for children. With schools facing harsh financial times and arts programs being first on the budget chopping block, children are missing out on key developmental experiences that only the arts can provide. By supporting the Sprouts program, you are supporting our future generations.

In Sprouts, 360 children per summer have the opportunity to work with professional teaching artists in an atmosphere that is fun, encourages creative play, promotes problem solving skills and cooperative learning. In workshops limited to 15 children, participants produce artworks, learn songs, dance movements and collaboratively produce a theatrical performance. Up to 100 outstanding teen volunteers, many of whom are former Sprouts attendees, serve as assistants and role models, resulting in a program that serves many age groups in the community.

All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated; for without your support, we could not maintain the high level of instruction and free programming for the children of Greene County. For more information visit Facebook @ sproutsgcca or call GCCA at (518) 943-3400.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Ruth Leonard, Tara VanRoy & Erika Russo
Sprouts co-Directors

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