While circumstances have separated many, we feel more connected than ever.

We want to stay connected during these times of uncertainty.

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Bethel Woods @ Home

Bethel Woods @ Home brings the sense of exploration and curiosity of our on-site programs to you from the convenience and comfort of your home! Once a month, enjoy interactive lectures, performances, and workshops that explore our historic legacy and the healing power of art, creativity, and community.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are in communication with our partners, state and local officials, and health authorities as we collectively assess all developments related to COVID-19. We will communicate any updates as they happen here.

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Use this page as a guide on how to stay kind, creative, and connected.  Show us what you've made by sharing your projects on social using #BWatHome

Introducing Growing Hope

This is a flower growing project to help students be creative and feel connected while at home, presented in collaboration with Sullivan Renaissance. Participants will be invited back to the historic site later in the year for the planting of a peace garden on the historic site.

Kits include clay pots, paint, brushes, seeds, and soil.  They will be given to the following Sullivan County schools to be distributed during meal deliveries or be available for pick-up:

Additional kits will be available at The Museum at Bethel Woods (200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720), Mondays-Fridays from 10am-4pm. Vehicles can drive into the circle for a contact-free pickup.  

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Please provide your email if you would like to be contacted about the forthcoming community peace garden

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Not sure how to paint your clay pot? We've got some ideas!

Virtual Paint & Sip

Join artist and print maker Susan Pantaleone as she teaches you how to both paint a beautiful landscape and to trust in yourself and in the creative process as you do so. Tag us in your final works of art using #BWatHome!

Bethel Woods Coloring Book

Since you can't visit, we're bringing Bethel Woods to you!  Re-imagine the grounds as you explore some of our favorite parts of the historic site through this free, new, and expressive coloring book.

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Mind Mapping with Laura

Bethel Woods programmer, artist, and educator Laura adds to our #FeelGoodFriday series in this video where she shares her favorite tool for building out an idea: using mind maps. As a visual learner, this technique has helped her to listen better, take notes, build on thoughts, and implement plans. Show us what you've made using #BWatHome 

 

More resources available here.

"Get Together" Sing Along with Lyrics

Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Kali Seastrand performs a song about the power of unity. Lyrics included so YOU can join in! Show us you and your loved ones singing along by uploading a video and tagging #BWatHome.

 

Kali Seastrand is a local musician/artist from Hurleyville, NY. She draws inspiration from the counterculture of the '60s and '70s. Playing an Appalachian dulcimer and dressed in vintage clothing, she is a vision from the past. Accompanying her on upright bass is Callicoon local Sean T Murray. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram for more: @kaliseastrand

Max Said Yes Read Along

Creative Arts Therapist and Bethel Woods Leading Teaching Artist Candace returns for this week's #FeelGoodFriday. Featuring a mindfulness exercise, a lesson on peace signs, and a reading of Max Said Yes!: The Woodstock Story, Candace will guide families on the importance of taking care of ourselves and one another.

Creating Instruments Using Household Objects

Güiros made from spiral notebooks? Claves from pots and ladles? Explore the rhythm of Latin music with every day objects in your home with Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Brandon Sparkman!

 

Brandon is a music educator teaching elementary music, band, and chorus at Chester Elementary School where he also runs a jazz band and multiple clubs. He enjoys performing with many music ensembles in the area. Brandon is in his second year of teaching artistry at Bethel Woods and has been a lead teacher in our PLAY and SAW programs.

Quick and Easy Rock Beat on Drums

Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Mike shows you how to quickly and easily master a rock beat. No drums? No problem!

Mike is a passionate performer, composer, and educator who works across a wide range of genres and ensembles, spanning the worlds of jazz, rock, avant-garde, chamber music and free improvisation. In addition to being a Teaching Artist at Bethel Woods, he performs solo and also leads a jazz quartet, a 7-drummer installation, and a piano trio. Pride has run his own teaching business in New York City for nearly 20 years and has given master classes at conservatories and universities throughout the United States and abroad. He has composed music for television shows, video games, podcasts and websites.

Your First Photography Assignment

As part of #FeelGoodFriday, our Project: Identity Photography Lead Teaching Artist Stacy Roerig has put together a short video assignment from her home just for you! Get a brief history of photography, capture images of your own, and share your creations using #BWatHome. We can't wait to see what you can do! Our PI Photo program is currently running online weekly, with teens from different towns in the county and beyond. We are grateful to have such talented and creative artists to work with us as Teaching Artists.

Drawing to Music

See how you respond to sound and what can be created by listening to music. Let worries fall away about what your image will look like and instead enjoy working from an intuitive place where the focus is on process and not product.

Rock & Roll Rhyming

Ann Miceli Teed is a Bethel Woods Teaching Artist and a doctoral student at Columbia University focusing on Expressive and Holistic Arts Education. She is currently an instructor at Adelphi University as well as a college supervisor at the Teachers College - Columbia University, NY.

Make Your Own Vision Board

Creative Arts Therapist and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Candace walks you through vision boarding -- from identify your vision to giving it clarity and bringing it to life.  On staying creative, Candace says, “During these very uncertain times when our mental, physical, and emotional well-being can be compromised, it becomes especially important for us to tune out the noise around us and tune into our own internal experience.”

'60s-Inspired Crafts

Brush Up on Your Woodstock Knowledge!

Eager to learn more about the greatest festival of all time? Allow us to help!

50 Years of Peace and Music Blog

From 2017-2019, The Museum at Bethel Woods created a comprehensive guide highlighting each of the 32 acts of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, leading up to August of the 50th year of the greatest festival of all time.  

Museum at Bethel Woods Online Archive 

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the historic Woodstock festival site, is home to a large and growing historical collection that includes snapshots and home movies of the festival. In 2018, The Museum launched an online archive of photographs and videos collected from nearly 30 contributors – all bringing new life and context to the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. Less polished than the images most are familiar with, the photographs capture candid moments from before, during, and after the festival. The archive preserves both the joyous experiences of festival attendees as well as the less-than-perfect aspects such as mud and the traffic jams on rural country roads.

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Museum Main Exhibit Q&A

Museum at Bethel Woods Assistant Curator Julia Fell returns to discuss her favorite part of the Main Exhibit, how people who attended Woodstock can become a part of our community, and why younger generations should care about what happened during that historic weekend.

Learn More About the 2020 Special Exhibit!

Exhibit Curator Julia Fell joins us to discuss the 2020 Special Exhibit: Lights, Color, Fashion. Learn how museum curators determine an object's authenticity; the type of art the exhibit will showcase; and what it was like working with collector Gary Westford.

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Musical Tour of Europe

The Kennedy Center put together a "Musical Tour of Europe" with listening activities, historical facts, and all the information you need about becoming a composer.

Musical Tour of Europe

#TogetherAtHome

Live music hasn't stopped! Enjoy streams from your favorite artists as part of Global Citizen's #TogetheratHome campaign.

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Live Stream Doodles with Mo Willems

Join children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems for his virtual “Lunch Doodles” – grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and explore ways of writing and making together. 

Live Stream Doodles with Mo Willems

San Diego Zoo Virtual Trip

Designed for the youngest learners, The San Diego Zoo's site is filled with videos, activities, games, and tours.

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Create a Family Painting

Have the entire household come together for a project that is collaborative, expressive, and creative.

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GoNoodle: Movement and Mindfulness

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free!

https://www.gonoodle.com/