Summer Kids Program
Saturdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27
Maxon Mills – 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NYA 4-session artist-led program where kids will make art inspired by the Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition. For students entering into grades K-6.
Free for children in the Webutuck Consolidated School District. $20 material fee for all others.
This artist-led program includes interactive tours through the Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and hands-on creative activities inspired by works on view. Kids look, discuss, and explore in the Maxon Mill galleries through scavenger hunts, observational drawing, and gallery conversations. Artistic projects are developed in relation to the works on display. Projects combine individual and collaborative elements, allowing kids to work on their own and together in groups to create large-scale works. The classes will culminate in a mini-exhibition and reception for participating families.
This project is made possible (in part) through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA’s Decentralization Program.
School Year Partnerships
The Wassaic Project has partnered with Webutuck High School to pilot an outreach program for the 2012-2013 school year. Through this program, Wassaic Project Education Fellows visit high school art classes to share their work with the students and facilitate related projects. This partnership aims to help students gain greater understanding of contemporary art practices, career possibilities in the arts, and to explore critical thinking through creative problem solving.
Wassaic Project Education Fellows for the 2012-2013 school year:
Elizabeth McTernan, Berlin, DE, November
Alex McKenzie, Charlotte, NC, January
Giada Crispiels, New Haven, CT, February
Lauren Pakradooni, Spartanburg, SC, March
For more information about School-year partnerships, please contact Education Director Hallie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided visits to the Wassaic Project are available for K-12 and college-level groups. Field trip groups will tour the Project’s historic buildings, which include a converted grain elevator turned exhibition space and an auction barn turned studio and workshop, and visit the studios of resident artists. K-12 groups may also sign up for an extended visit, which will include a hands-on project.
Please contact Education Director Hallie Scott at email@example.com to schedule a field trip visit.