GCCA Sprouts 2019 Summer Art Program, FUN! FUN! FUN!

For Kids Ages 3-7 who live in Greene County

GCCA thanks the program Co-Directors for this popular program! Ruth Leonard and Tara Van Roy-both have years of experience as teachers, artists and working professionals.

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

Greene County Council on the Arts’ SPROUTS Program is a free summer arts program for children ages 3 to 7 who either reside in Greene County or attend school at a Greene County School District. Week-long morning workshops offer children an immersion in Art & Music or Theater & Dance and are held in six various locations throughout Greene County. SPROUTS Program hours are 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday. To register for the 2019 SPROUTS Program call GCCA at 518- 943-3400 on or after May 1, 2019.

The 2019 SPROUTS Program (tentative) dates and locations are:

July 8-12 – Windham-Ashland-Jewett Elementary School, Windham

July 15-19 – Coxsackie Middle School, Coxsackie* (*held in conjunction with YMCA Summer Camp)

July 22-26 – Cairo-Durham Elementary School, Cairo

July 29-August 2 – Scott M. Ellis Elementary School, Greenville

August 5-9 – Hunter Elementary School, Hunter

August 12-16 – Catskill Middle School, Catskill

SPROUTS offers creative opportunities, with professional artists and teachers, to young children at a pivotal time in their development. It brings the wee artists together in a fun, noncompetitive environment that allows them to discover themselves through the arts.  While families make and keep connections, children paint and sculpt, sing, dance and improvise movements, discover rhythms, lyrics and songs, and assume imaginative roles. These activities develop self-confidence, cooperation and creativity. Whether a child continues to develop in a particular art form or become creative learners in whatever they pursue, experience in the SPROUTS Program plants that seed.

The GCCA SPROUTS Program has enriched the lives of children for over 30 years in Greene County. GCCA recognizes the need to make positive changes and stay current with the needs of our changing community.  In order to bring Sprouts to more children we will collaborate during the Coxsackie week with the YMCA Summer Camp. This offers new experiences to children in the Summer Camp and still allows other local families to attend SPROUTS.  Immediately following Sprouts all children are invited to attend the YMCA free lunch program.

Each year up to 100 teen and pre-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.  Are you a teens or pre-teens interested in working with professional artists to teach young children dance, theater, music or art? The GCCA invites you to volunteer for the SPROUTS program.   You can earn your community serve hours too! Call after May 1 to register as a SPROUTS volunteer.

Visit www.greenearts.org for updates on the 2019 SPROUTS Program confirmed dates and locations. Follow SPROUTS on Facebook, too.






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