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Saturdays at the Woods

Fall starts September 16, 2017! REGISTER HERE

Because Saturdays at the Woods is well-attended and popular in our community register early! Limited space is available.

Saturdays at the Woods is a creativity-fueled way for the entire family to start the weekend! Held at The Conservatory at Bethel Woods, the program offers sequential, arts based explorations that develop artistic skills and offer insight into the 1960s. SAW runs in the spring and fall. Each class is different, led by talented local Teaching Artists, and focuses on artistic and cultural exploration. While kids are creating and making art, most parents take Saturday morning to relax in the museum lobby.

We run sessions for a wide array of age groups – parents are even included in the Friendly Firs!  By offering concurrent sessions, it is our goal to get the entire family involved. Throughout the 11-week program, each day is designed to nurture curiosity and self-expression at all levels of experience and age. It concludes with a dynamic Culminating Celebration where children (with their families there to watch and participate) present what they have created throughout the program!

Which grove do you fit into?

  • Friendly Firs – Parents and their 0-3 year old - $100
  • Pondering Pines – 4-6 year olds - $75
  • Inspired Spruces – 7-9 year olds - $75
  • Hip Hemlocks – 10-13 year olds - $75
  • Original Oaks – Parents (with children in the program) FREE

All Saturdays at the Woods groups meet from 10 AM – 12 PM. Saturdays at the Woods is most fulfilling when attended regularly throughout the season. Light snacks are provided.

We look forward to seeing you Saturdays at the Woods!

SAW is a fee-based program. Tuition assistance available based on financial need; please fill out the tuition assistance application on the registration form. You must upload documentation of proof of income that can include, but are not limited to, your most recent tax statement, recent pay stubs, or a stub from your most recent public assistance check. Maximum size per file is 3Mb.

Funding for arts and humanities, outreach and museum programming is provided by generous individuals, foundations and agencies including: Resorts World Catskills, American Gift Fund, AT&T Foundation, John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundation, the Monticello Motor Club, the Museum Association of New York, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Rea Charitable Trust, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, James and Kelly Schmitt and Stewarts Shops. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by Dan and Joan Silna, and TD Charitable Foundation, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.