WAAM Visit with CultureConnect

Filed in YES STORIES of SUCCESS by on November 14, 2018

CultureConnect Visits WAAM


“I made a bench that pops out, so people could sit on it!”

This resourceful youngster was inspired to create this collage at her visit to WAAM, as part of the youth program CultureConnect’s annual Veterans Day Art Crawl. 
CultureConnect’s mission is to prepare youth to interact with their local and global communities with intelligence, compassion, and cultural competence—a perfect fit with our goals at ART for Education here at WAAM.

So naturally we jumped at the chance to design (with their board member Norm Magnusson) a program for their kids, with lively discussion and fun, hands-on art activities. Their visit included lunch, a museum tour, a discussion of works on display and the opportunity to make collages inspired by the Towbin Wing exhibit Our Town: Images of Woodstock Students were given an array of materials and were asked to think about and visually respond to local landscapes. 

With field trips to WAAM, we weave together the history of our organization and Woodstock as an artists’ colony with an introduction to artists currently making work in the Hudson Valley. Our goal is to bring together the past and present and to invite kids to be part of our future.

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM) believes that promoting children’s access to the arts creates and enhances learning and builds stronger communities. Our Education Program, now in its 13th year, serves the mission of the organization “to foster art education through programs that enrich and engage the community.” All school programs are planned in collaboration with teachers and administrators to design exciting, participatory, hands-on art experiences that are offered free to the public, our community, and local schools.

Watch for more YES Stories of Success as we share stories of the vibrant and vital work that our Art for Education Program brings to our schools and community.

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