We want to stay connected during these times of uncertainty.
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Eager to learn more about the greatest festival of all time? Allow us to help!
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.
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.
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.
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.