Youth Arts & Arts in Education
Youth Arts and Arts-in-Education programs provide services to children, students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and community groups while providing employment and presenting opportunities to a variety of artists. These after-school workshops and selected performances are offered free to Greene County youth. In-school residencies are offered in both Greene and Columbia Counties through our Twin Counties Arts in Education program. Both Youth Arts and Arts in Education provide a wide spectrum of programming designed to enhance creativity and self-esteem while mastering skills in creative thinking, problem solving, risk taking, team work and communications. Through these programs, school studies are enhanced and skills are developed which help our young people react in a positive manner to the problems of today while preparing them for meeting the challenges of the future. Both programs are coordinated with school districts and community groups to serve the needs of our young people.
Youth Art Exhibition
Once a year we open our gallery to students from schools throughout Greene County. Outside the Lines give students from pre-school through high school the thrill of seeing their work mounted in a public exhibition and the experience of preparing artwork for the exhibit.
2015 Sprouts Summer Art Program
Registration has begun for the 2015 Sprouts, the Greene County Council on the Arts long awaited and highly anticipated summer arts program 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! Week-long sessions of Sprouts will take place on the following dates and locations.
July 6-10, 2015-Windham-Ashland-Jewett Elementary School. Rt. 23, Windham
July 13 –17, 2015Coxsackie Athens School Campus-24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie
July 20-24, 2015Cairo-Durham Middle-High School, 1301 Rt 145, Cairo
July 27-31, 2015–St. John’s Catholic Church, 4987 Rt. 81, Greenville
August 3-7, 2015Hunter Mountain Learning Center, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter
August 10-14, 2015-Catskill Elementary School, 770 Embough Road, Catskill
The Sprouts program takes a bit of a twist this year and offers four separate workshops to choose from, focusing on Art, Music, Theater and Dance. Children get to choose two out of the four workshops (in any combination!) to attend. All week-long workshops are limited to 15 children and are divided into two 45-minute periods. Donna Trunzo and Dale Loughran, Sprouts Directors, are delighted to announce there will be another variation to the arts programming with a collaborative emphasis on literacy through the creative process of art. A healthy snack is served during the break between periods. All sessions run Monday thru Friday from 10:00 to 11:45 A.M. To register on or after May 5, call the Greene County Council on the Arts at 518-943-3400 or download a registration form and simply mail it in. Registration forms are available online at www.greenearts.org. Sprouts directors Donna Trunzo and Dale Loughran will follow up each registration with a personal phone call to confirm the dates and locations. Hurry…Sprouts enrollment fills quickly…so mark your calendar!
Sprouts teachers are professional artists who have talent and experience in working with children and who understand the importance of positive early learning. Children and their parents in advanced registration choose between music and art, or theater and dance, and continue with the same two artist/teachers for the entire week. In an environment where there is no “wrong answer” or “wrong way,” each child is encouraged to invent, persevere and enjoy success through experimentation, problem solving and setting reasonable goals.
Our outstanding teen volunteers serve as role models, and many of our former Sprouts kids volunteer to assist in Sprouts, resulting in a program that serves many age groups in the community. Greene County teens, Sprouts needs you! Are you interested in working with professional artists, helping teach young children dance, theater, music or art? Sprouts invites any Greene County teen or pre-teen interested in volunteering for our summer workshops to call Program Directors Donna Trunzo at 518-291-6984 or Dale Loughran at 518-610-2468.