Arts Program

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.

Art Program Winter Series 2020 Registration Info

*As of 3/16/20, all remaining art program winter series classes are postponed until mid to late June. An updated schedule will be available in early May.

Paint Club

In this session, students will use acrylic paint and learn color use, shading, blending, balance and brush stroke techniques. A subject ranging from nature to fantasy will be chosen each week to paint. Classes will start on Monday, 03/09/2020 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The remaining 4 classes have been postponed until June.

Our instructor/artist for this segment is Trudy Healy. Trudy has a long history of working with children.  She volunteers often at her twins’ school.  She majored in Medical Secretarial Studies with a minor in Art. She has illustrated two children’s books one which was a prerequisite of Fonda Fultonville school district.

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.

Online registration for Paint Club will run from  02/04/2020-02/24/2020.

Paint Club Flyer

Mural Painting

In this session, students will be working together to create a mural in the BARC building that will be designed and implemented as a group using acrylic paint. Individual student drawings will be combined into themed mural. Classes will start on Wednesday, 02/05/20 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 and recur on the following dates: 2/26 & 3/04,  from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The last two classes will be postponed until June/July.

Our instructor/artist for this segment is Jennifer Maher Coleman.  Jennifer is a fine artist specializing in portraits by commission of children’s beloved toys (and any and all favorite things… pets, houses, etc.) She has previously run toy portrait painting workshops for children of all ages at Saratoga Arts Fest and at various area galleries and art
centers.

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in 3rd-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.

Online registration for Mural Painting will run from  01/10/20-02/02/2020.

Mural Painting Flyer

Jewelry Making

In this session, students will make jewelry using mixed media such as waxed cotton, suede and leather, combined with hardware jewelry components.  Students will learn different knots as well as techniques to embellish metal washers, as well as an assortment of bead styles.  This class offers designs for both male and female students using wood beads and other beads options so the choices can apply to everyone.  Classes will start on Tuesday, 02/04/2020 and will be held at the BARC building, 61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The last three classes have been posponed until June.

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.

Online registration for Jewelry Making will run from 01/10/20-01/31/2020.

Jewelry Making Flyer

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. . Please email ballstonarearec@gmail.com if you need help registering.