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CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

171 Main st. Nyack, New York
313.510.4473

Creative Arts Workshop - partnerships and specialized arts workshop programming for Nyack, NY and the surrounding community. Check out our site to learn more about all we do! 

Fall Workshops are now open for registration. 

Siblings and groups - use code Sibling at check out for 10% off your sessions. 

School Year Holiday Camps

As we look forward to the 2022/23 school year, you may realize you need help with your kid's during days off and half days. CAW offers "Holiday Camps" for those days when school is closed. The Holiday Camp schedule aligns with the school calendar for most holidays/days off. Holiday Camp is a day of mixed arts programming for elementary aged children. Holiday Camp registration is now open for 2022 dates and the 2023 dates will be available for registration September 1, 2022. 

For financial assistance or full scholarship please email jgarreffa@arts-workshop.com CAW offers the Tony Garreffa, Living through the Arts scholarship to qualifying families. 


Please join us and... 

Let's ignite the creative spirit!

 

JOIN THE FUN!

Registration Links Below

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HOLIDAY CAMPS AT CAW
SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2022
OCTOBER 5 & 10, 2022
NOVEMBER 8 (HALF-DAY CAMP) & 11, 2022
JANUARY 16, 2022
DAILY ARTS BASED ACTIVITIES, TRIPS, AND GROUP GAMES!
9AM-3PM

Half day camps available too!

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to spend the day with us at the Workshop to craft, play games, explore the Village of Nyack, and also check out its culinary scene. Register for as many dates as you wish!

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PAINT, NOSH, AND REFLECTION - A WEEKLY ADULT "RETREAT"

9am-3pm

Wednesdays in September/October 2022

6:30-8:00 - 5 weeks

$200


Settle the buzz in the brain while learning about painting and shared out observations and reflections in a safe and spiritually productive environment. This is a retreat intended to promote self-discovery, group support and love, and healing. Each week a special "nosh" will be featured to "feed the soul" in a very figurative way! This is a safe space to make art, be yourself, and heal. Please come with that in mind as we hold space and kindness towards one another in the shared retreat.

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TEEN PAINTERS STUDIO

Saturdays - 10am-11:30am
Ages 4-7
May-June sessions registration is open.

Ages 13-17 Mondays 6:30-8:00pm

*Dates have been adjusted - please see here:

October 5 - November 7, 2022 $275

CAW Teens visual art course where students will explore and experience a variety of painting techniques, media, and historical approaches to art. Also support with problem-solving course dealing with form, color, line, and texture (figurative and abstract). Supplies will be available or participants can bring their own brushes. Natalie Russell - arts educator.

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KIDS RAINBOW LAB - FALL

with Ms. Natalie

$150

*Dates have been adjusted - please see here:

October 5 - November 7, 2022


DIP INTO THE MAGIC OF MIXING THE

PRIMARY COLORS. WITH AN IMAGINATIVE, INTERACTIVE PUPPET PLAY YOU WILL EXPLORE THE WONDROUS BEAUTY OF RAINBOWS IN YOUR OWN PAINTING AS WE EXPLORE THE WONDER OF RAINBOWS! 

$150

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 ZINE'S MAKERS STUDIO - AGES 10-14

Ages 7-12 - No experience necessary
April-May and May-June session registration is open.

*Dates have been adjusted - please see here:

October 5 - November 7, 2022


Join Creative Arts Workshop for an exploration into ZINE making (and a little bit about the history of zines)! Students will learn how to create (and collaborate!) their own DIY publications using a variety of methods popular the Zine-World-Over! Students will get to use typewriters, mimeograph machines, collage techniques, and stenciling to create one of a kind art books. 

Just a few of the things we will be exploring:

Single Page Folded Comics
Saddle Stapled collaborations
Magpie Collaging
Mimeograph stenciling
and SO MUCH MORE!

A zine, pronounced “zeen” (just like the end of the word magazine), is a homemade publication. There are no set-in-stone rules for making zines. A zine can be about anything you’re interested in. Really! There are all kinds of zines including: fanzines (a zine about something or someone you love), cooking zines full of recipes and tips, comic zines, art zines, poetry zines, and personal zines where people write about their daily lives. I once saw a zine that was created to look like sticks of chewing gum inside a wrapper! The content and appearance of a zine is completely up to the creator and can be as simple or as complicated as you want.

CAW will provide lots of fun material, but if you have anything you would like to add (and not get back!)—like old magazines, fabrics, construction paper, beads with no home, etc—feel free to bring them in!

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YOUTH MAGIC WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, December 6 - January 31, 2022 / 4-6pm / Joe Garreffa
8 workshops total - no workshop on December 27, 2022 for Holiday break.

$300.00 
This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Beginners and all interested participants are welcome. 
Recommended ages 8-12

In this workshop, participants will each receive a Melissa and Doug Deluxe wooden magic kit ($50 value) and each week we will learn, practice, and develop tricks. While we learn the magic tricks, we will also spend time developing individual magician personas and themes to bring our performances to life and in a unique way. 

There will be a final performance for the participants to show-off some of their fine-tunes tricks, personas, costumes, and illusions.

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KIDS GARDEN THEATRE - FALL 2022

All Tuesdays in July
4:30-6:30
Wild as we can bee!

Explore the wondrous world of nature and the changing seasons as we create an original theatre piece. The theatre troupe will create stories about autumn and our connection to seasonal transitions. As we explore, nature, plants, and animal we will create our own stories, costumes, and production.

With Natalie Vaughan-Russell

Mondays, October 3, 2022

Mondays - 4-6pm

Ages 4-10

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JUST DANCE! HIP HOP STUDIO - FALL

Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm May 18, 25, June 1 and 8, 2022 - $150.00
with Ms. Fernanda
Each 4-week session will have a simple but focused theme that will teach Spanish
language and culture from the perspective of art.

Students will be able to apply new language arts skills to conversations and demonstrative presentations in a fun and sometimes delicious way. Each 4-week session will follow a theme to serve as a starting point of developing a curiosity and appreciation for language and Latin American culture.

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YOUNG BOHEMIANS THEATRE TROUPE - FALL

An explorative theatre troupe for ages 6-12. With Mr. Joe

Wednesdays, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, and 13th, 2022. 4-6pm. Final presentation during the last workshop.  $300 (8 weeks)
Children will work together to create an original piece of theatre from organic conversations inspired by theatre games and techniques. This workshop also introduces and encourages role playing, archetypes, costume design, costume make-believe, and child-idea-driven outcomes. The workshop will also use music, lighting, and design elements to encourage the children to create a final production.

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MARKET LAB - WHERE IDEAS ARE BROUGHT TO LIFE - AGES 8-13

With Stephanie Milkosvary
September 30 - December 9, 2022 
$350.00

In this lively interactive class we will explore ideas and entrepreneurship while we take a deep dive into the student’s view and vision of the world. They will gain confidence to take their ideas to market. The workshop will include: initial concept, brand development, product development, and will culminate with a trade show run by the students. Guided and coached by Stephanie Miklosvary an entrepreneur and a lover of color and creativity the students will watch their ideas blossom.

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LIL' BAKERS BAKERY WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 10am-12pm
Ages 5-10 / $40 per child 

Wednesdays starting September 26, 2022
4-6pm - ages 4-7 - 5 weeks

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KID'S HOLIDAY KEEPSAKES WORKSHOP - FALL

Make, package, and take holiday crafts workshop. Recommended ages 5-8

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WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP

We invite you to join a workshop, food tour, tasting event, or class series.


We are committed to hosting beautifully curated youth arts classes, theatrical presentations, events for adults and families too. Join us for a class series, a food tour, or maybe one of our themed tasting parties. 

Our workshop is a place for communal learning, engagement, and fun! Come explore with us and lets ignite the creative spirit, together!

Creative Arts Workshop Teaching Artists have had our presence at the Nyack Public Schools Saturday Academy, Summer Creative Arts Fridays, and facilitating Arts and Crafts at the Nyack Center After School Program, the Montessori of Nyack, and Greenwood Lake Library. 

CAW also partners with the Rockland Pride Center for our PRIDE Family Workshops open to our LGBTQIA families. Each event will host family activities, games, and refreshments. This has been a wonderful way to meet and greet with our community and kids! We have been proud partners sine June 2021. Pride Family events happen every other month. The next is October, date TBA.


We are running early summer and late summer Kids Summer Days at CAW 2023. We will be making art and exploring Nyack's artists and Culinary Landmarks from 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri. Early registration opens January 2023. 

CAW follows Nyack Public Schools mask mandate policies. As of 03/03/2022 Masks are optional inside the workshop. We ask that anyone feeling ill or presenting symptoms of any illness should stay home and rest.  

Are you an artist in need of a space for your workshop, group, or meeting? Creative Arts Workshop could be available, please email us at jgarreffa@arts-workshop.com for details. Affordable time slots are available. 

We hope to see you at the workshop!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We are an artist collective which cultivates creative exploration and seeks to strengthen individuality and mindful living practices through hands-on workshops, exhibits, performances, and other public events.
Our programming is offered in four areas of learning:, family and youth, adult creations, professional development, and school partnerships.

 

CONTACT US

Creative Arts Workshop
48 Burd Street, Suite 101
Nyack, NY 10960

313-510-4473

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