Program Coordinator: Casey Martin

Description:

The BARC Arts Program is a year round arts program that explores various aspects of the arts in 5 week segments from October through March. Yearly this program will be exploring visual art, music, dance & theater, using the expertise of several artists and performers in our area. Sessions will be offered to a variety of age groups and locations depending on the modality being explored.  The cost will be $30-$50 per student per session depending on the materials needed. Some examples of previous sessions are:

  • Printmaking- In printmaking your child was guided through the world of printmaking. Your little artist will uses their imagination to design positive and negative prints using a variety of different mediums, inks and rollers to design their own work of art! We will also be carving a variety of materials and creating Japanese Fish prints.
  • Mural Painting- In this session students worked together to create a mural that was  designed and implemented as a group
  • Music in Motion (for Pre-K) – This program introduces your toddlers to both traditional and unique children songs. We learn specific movements and finger plays to songs such as Mulberry Bush, Itsy Bitsy Spider & Little Peter Rabbit among many others.
  • Creative Candle Making- In this class students create and build their very own candles each week based on a theme. The students will learn about the candle creating process. This is a very unique and special class that will truly inspire students’ imagination.

Registration Info:

Registration details will be available for each session a month prior to the start date. The 5 week sessions are on hiatus for the summer while our summer theater program in session, but resume in the fall.

Fall Art Prorgam Series 2019 Registration Info

Creative Candle Making

In this session, students will work at The Candle Collective, a local Ballston Spa business, to create and build their very own candles each week.  There will be a different theme each week.  The students will learn about the candle creating process. This is a very unique and special class that will truly inspire students’ imagination. Classes will start on Tuesday, 11/5/19 and will be held at The Candle Collective, 20 Prospect Street, Building 2, Suite 214 Ballston Spa, NY  12020 will recur on the following dates: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 and 12/3 from 6 p to 8p.

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in 2nd-6th grade, who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa and who are in the Ballston Spa Central School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

2019 Fall Creative Candle Making

Mixed Media (Visual Arts)

In this session, students will work on mixed media projects exploring various aspects of the visual arts- a new media explored each week. These projects will be individualized to each student’s strengths & talents. They will initially learn a specific technique with choices offered at time of completion to provide some individuality to their piece. Items can be used as gifts or personal keepsakes of their experience. Classes will start on Monday, 11/4/19 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 will recur on the following dates: 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 and 12/2 from 6:30p to 7:30p.

Our instructor/artist for this segment is Diane Perkins. Diane has a long history of working with children, most recently as a respite staff for 4 years with Capital District Respite. She has an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies with a concentration in Craft Management.

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in 4th-8th grade, who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa and who are in the Ballston Spa Central School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

2019 Fall Mixed Media

Nature Art
The Nature Art program takes a non traditional approach to art in order to engage children’s imagination and creativity. This program will focus on connecting children with the outdoors by using natural art materials. Children who have a connection to the outdoors often have a longer attention span and a better connection to themselves. Our goal is to connect children to themselves and help them better understand their feelings and emotions through non traditional art. Classes will start on Saturday, 11/9/19 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 will recur on the following dates: 11/16, 11/23, 12/7 and 12/23 from 10am to 11:30am. (No class 11/30/19.)

Our instructor/artist for this segment is Emily Cromie. Emily has worked as a camp counselor teaching kids rock climbing, sports, and archery for years. Her degree is in Adventure Recreation.

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in K-4th grade, who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa and who are in the Ballston Spa Central School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

2019 Fall Nature Art

Poetry & Creative Writing 

This session is a 5-week poetry intensive class that explores several facets of creative writing and literary technique. Students will learn fundamental creative writing skills and build confidence in themselves as writers. Activities will be hands-on and engaging, and students will be encouraged to share their work in an inclusive & respectful environment. Each class will also consist of thoughtful discussion based on a certain video or topic for the week. Classes will start on Wednesday, 11/13/19 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. They will recur on the following dates: 11/20, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18 from 6p to 7:30p. (No class on 11/27/19.)

Our instructor/artist for this segment is AJ Senese. Al currently works as a Community Support Professional for AIM Services, and as a substitute teacher in the Amsterdam area. He has been pursuing his interest in poetry for over 10 years and has a diverse professional background in education, human services, and international development. Al has a BS in Communications Studies and Philosophy.

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in 5th-8th grade, who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa and who are in the Ballston Spa Central School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

2019 Fall Poetry & Creative Writing

HOW TO REGISTER: Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and click on the ‘Register/Log in’ link to be taken to our registration site. If you have already created an online account, you will be able to access the information used from your last registration. If any of your personal information has changed, please update it. If prior to this, you have not registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register. Regular online registration will run from 10/16/19-11/1/19. Please email ballstonarearec@gmail.com if you need help registering.