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Kids Art-Making

Creativity, fun, and Woodstock for all ages
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  • Saturdays, April 18-May 23

  • The Conservatory
  • $75 (Tuition Assistance Available)

Your program has been postponed.

Please keep your tickets, as all current tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. We are working to reschedule this event for future dates and will share that information with you as it becomes available. We hope you will be present for these rescheduled programs.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Museum Education and Creative Programs department for assistance.

Tickets will automatically be valid for the new date, unless you opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show date being announced. Emails will be sent to ticket holders notifying them of their options. If you have tickets to a show that is postponed, you will be able to select your refund option once the new date is announced. If 60 days has passed since a show was postponed and no rescheduled dates have been announced, the 30-day window for refunds will open at that time. There will only be one refund window offered per show. If the refund window is activated after 60 days, there will not be another window once the new date is set.

Artists of all ages and talents are invited to the historic site to get creative!

Kids from one month old to 13 years have the opportunity to explore and appreciate the world of art through painting, dancing, making music, and more!  At the end of each session, all participants come together for a group dance party!

Please Note: This is a fee-based program and tuition assistance available based on financial need. Please email education@bethelwoodscenter.org to apply.

Talented Bethel Woods Teaching Artists lend their skills in a variety of studio art classes. 

Encouraging Imagination

Ages 0-3 plus a caregiver

Parents acquire new creative strategies for home as their children finger-paint, sing, dance, and make music in a nurturing environment.    

Led by Teaching Artists Shannon Masters and Elizabeth Green

 

Understanding Color

Ages 4-6

Explore color and light through painting, drawing, and playing with clay. Games and songs bring colors to life, help to discover the world, and teach how to appreciate everyone’s special talents.   

Led by Teaching Artist Delani Ennis

 

Exploring Nature

Ages 7-9

Looking closely at the natural world, discover new techniques and approaches for making art inspired by nature. In an effort to increase awareness of our relationship and interaction with nature, young artists will explore the Bindy Bazaar Trails!   

Led by Teaching Artist Adam Stennett

 

Creating Music

Ages 10-13

Open to all levels and talents, play social instruments including hand drums and ukuleles, plus a surprise instrument each week! 

Led by Teaching Artist Brandon Sparkman

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Meet Your Teaching Artists!

Shannon Masters

Shannon Masters graduated in 2008 with a BS in Early Childhood Education and completed a Master’s in Literacy in 2012 . She has been working in early childhood settings since 2008, teaching preschool. Shannon has worked with the infant/toddler group in the SAW program since spring 2016.

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green is a Graphic Designer who recently retired from the New York City Parks Department where she brought her wealth of computer graphics experience along and passion for outdoors to underserved youth and their families. Elizabeth enjoys using a variety of approaches in art, music, and nature crafts to educate and inspire her audiences.

Delani Ennis

Delani Ennis started at Bethel Woods as a student in both the Project Identity:Photography and Digital Media programs. Her success in these classes helped to propel her into Bethel Woods High School internship program. Following her recent high school graduation, Delani transitioned into a Teaching Artist position. When not at Bethel Woods, Delani is seeking higher education, as well as assistant coaching Allstar cheer squads at her local gym.

Adam Stennett

Adam Stennett’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. Adam has lectured as an artist at Georgetown University, School of Visual Arts, NYU Tisch, Hunter College, and Willamette University.  For more information http://www.adamstennett.com

Brandon Sparkman

Brandon Sparkman 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 also enjoys performing with many music ensembles in the area.