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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! 


SUMMER ARTS CAMP at CAW

Our popular day camp is all arts focused camp with trips to Nyack museums, parks, restaurants, and landmarks. Crafting and games too.

We run the weeks of July 26 and EVERY week in August from 9-4pm. 

Ages 5-11 welcome. We only do registration by weeks for camp. 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ONLY $375.00 per WEEK until February 1, 2023 only. After that rate goes up to $400.00 then 425.00 after March 1, 2023

Siblings receive a 10% discount. Use code Sibling at checkout. 

*No swimming. No bussed field trips.

Just for pre-teens:

Mondays is Open Arts Studio with our newest Teaching Artist, Tam Orlando - who will use her Cosmic SmashbookingTM arts as a vehicle for participants to create, explore, and honor their own uniqueness and talent. Kid's can come any or all Mondays to participate and can bring their own projects, writing, or use CAW studio supplies to create. Very - user friendly space just for the pre-teen artists! Book one or many sessions online or a gift card for drop in sessions.  Ages 10-13 - $20 suggested per drop in from 4-6pm or free. 


Just for adults:

Nosh and PLAY - every other Wednesday for us adults that yearn for a special space to make art, learn, laugh, nosh, sip, and heal! $25 per session or free if you can't do the 25. Each session features special guest facilitators, noshes, and activity. Chill group for chill people! See schedule in registration link below.  


SIP AND SCULPT AT CAW

A night to celebrate Joseph Cornell and expression. 

Creative Arts Workshops studio is open for us to gather and create!
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7pm-9ish
$75.00 per participant
Appetizers, sips, and materials provided. 

Step and Sip Dance Series -

February Event: Cuba Libre!

Sunday, February 12, 2023

2:30-4pm

Sundays from 2:30-4pm - Take time just for you! This will be a mini-retreat style adults workshop to explore a variety of dance and origins of dance through presentation, movement, and food! Think of it as a little learning, and a whole lot of dancing! First session on Sunday, February 12, 2023. $35.00 per session. 

LATE WINTER Workshops and Holiday Camps is now open for registration. Still available - Theatre, Dance, Magic workshop, Rainbow Arts, Nature arts theatre, Older youth art studio drop-in Mondays. 

Most late winter workshops start in March and last for 5 weeks. 

Each of our sessions are adaptable so that kids can come to one or all sessions throughout the year. 

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

School Year Holiday Camps

As we look forward to the 2023 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 2023. 

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!

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SIP AND SCULPT AT CAW

A night to celebrate Joseph Cornell and expression. 

Creative Arts Workshops studio is open for us to gather and create!
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7pm-9ish
$75.00 per participant
Appetizers, sips, and materials provided. 

Natalie Russell, teacher and artist will share her admiration for this artist.  Natalie has gathered many, many odds and ends, bric-a-brac, (love that word😉)driftwood, science paraphernalia, maps, fabrics; simply lots of collage materials for us to work with. I am also repurposing old drawers as our ready-made wooden boxes! 

You will make art in our time that is inspired by Joseph Cornell’s profoundly unique process of expression. His passion for science, nature, astronomy, toys, maps and current affairs are all things that we can easily relate to.  It’s just so fun to play with found objects, shapes, colors, textures, driftwood, beautiful images, tools and glues! There are endless ways to juxtapose things into their own little box. It is also fascinating to find, or attach new meaning to things via their inter-relatedness. Cornell's work opens up this magical way of speaking through objects, images, color and arrangement contained in a small familiar space. He took this familiar art form, the shadow box, to a profound place. The beauty, mystery, passionate devotion, and wild success of his life and work are fascinating to learn more and more about.

You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. However,  if you have any odds and ends hanging around in your space that you are not quite sure why you cling to....broken ceramics, stones, toys, article or images torn from a page, notes to yourself, or quotes you believe in....these are the things that ‘bricolage’ ‘montage’ art are ripe for. So open up that little forgotten junk-drawer and grab a handful. Give some random keepsakes their own stage! We all have collections of interesting and sentimental things to bring, or not. It’s all good.

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KIDS CULINARY ARTS WORKSHOP

Kid's Culinary Arts Workshop - ages 7-12

Thursdays - March 2 - 30, 2023 / 4-6pm


From warm tomato soup and deluxe grilled cheese sandwiches to berry and fig tarts. Kids will explore Nyack Culinary Landscape and learn all about food, cooking, and everything in between. 

5 week workshop series

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HOLIDAY CAMPS AT CAW
WINTER AND SPRING BREAK
DAILY ARTS BASED ACTIVITIES, TRIPS, AND GROUP GAMES!
9AM-3:30PM

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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NOSH AND PLAY! - A BI-WEEKLY ADULT "RETREAT"

Every other Wednesday 6:30-8:15pm
$25 per visit

A continuation of our "Paint, Nosh, Reflection" series.


This go around we will have guest facilitators lead a group activity which will be focused from theatre, the arts, dance, or mindfulness.


This is an easy to swallow (pun-intended) evening meant to relax, inspire, and engage all of your senses.


So come join the fun and get out of the week-day brunt and let's Nosh and Play!!


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.


Come for one or all evenings.

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OPEN ARTS STUDIO - YOUNG ADULTS
AGES 11-15 OR 13-17

Mondays - 4-6pm ages 9-13
Walk-in welcome  $20 suggested donation or free.

Open Arts Mondays is geared for ages 9-13 and is a drop-in style program open every Monday (except for when schools are closed) from 4-6pm. The ask is $20 per participant. These can be paid in advance by purchasing a gift card and we will notch off the dates used, participants can bring cash or check, or you can register for any date online HERE. 


For all of December it is bring a friend for free month to this program! Just email us the heads up. 


We understand that things happen and change, we only ask that you could (or the participant) email us if they are coming. 


Teaching artist: TAM ORLANDO 

Tam is passionate about transformation, inside and out. As a certified Cosmic Smashbooking™ teacher, a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and an expert on the home environment, she is always looking to support folks in drawing connections between self and body, body and home/environment, home/environment and life.  Her classes, retreats, experiences, writing and speaking inspire people to release shame and discover permission for a new, beautiful, truer self-expression to shine through. Her company Reclaim Your Space offers support, both virtually and in person, for establishing nourishing relationships with your home, with your creativity, and with your body.

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KIDS RAINBOW LAB ART WORKSHOP

Kids Rainbow Arts Lab - ages 4-8
Tuesdays, February 28 - March 28, 2023 / 4-6pm

This workshop series of painting and art making will explore the science of color, as well as the participants personal palette of colors. With experimental paint mixing, varieties of tools, and exploration the group will dip into the color wheel. Exploring with prisms, basic concepts of light, and color will be the vehicle for discovery.

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POKEMON AND GAMES CLUB

Pokemon and Games Club - ages 5-8
Tuesdays, February 28 - March 28, 2023 / 4-6pm

No, pokemon cards are not allowed at school! However, you can bring them to games club each Tuesday for playing, learning strategies, and also having exposure to other types of card games, board games, role playing play, and art too! 
The goal of this club is to mix active playing, socialization, make-believe, and art-making to use games as a means for expression, joy, and silliness too.
No cards? No problem the workshop will have loaner decks and games for all participants to use.

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VALENTINES MAKING PIZZA PARTY

Kids will make plenty of valentines, you get to relax!

Friday, February 10, 2023 / 6-8:30pm / $50 per child 
More than one child? Use code: sibling at check out for a 10% off discount. 

With Valentines Day approaching, forget about store bought symbols of love - let us help! And you take a few hours of self-care & love!

Kids will have plenty of materials, help, and inspiration to make their very own unique valentines all set for the Holiday. Great for ages 5-10. Envelopes will also be provided. 

Materials will include: ribbons, fabrics, cardstock, papers, dried flowers and botanicals, found objects, feathers, tissue papers, and essential oils too. 

Drop off starts at 6pm and pick up at 8:30pm. 

Popcorn, pizza, fruit, and fruit punch will be provided to all participants. 

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YOUTH MAGIC WORKSHOP

Youth Magicians Workshop ages 7-10
Tuesdays, March 7 - May 2, 2023 4-6pm

This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Beginners and all interested participants are welcome. 
Recommended ages 7-10

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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SUMMER CAMP WEEKS AT CAW - EARLY SUMMER AND AUGUST WEEKS. 9-4:00

Full week sessions available weeks of:
June 26
July 31
August 7 
August 14
August 21
August 28
9:00am-4:00pm Ages 5-11.

Our summer camp program will be a small group, blended arts program. We will provide daily art-based activities scaffolded for all ages. Each day we will explore the Village of Nyack and visit parks, restaurants, library, restaurants, and also have specials guest artists teaching activities. Every day will be a new adventure guaranteed to keep the kids happy, having fun, bonding, and learning!

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NATURE & ELEMENTAL ARTS THEATRE TROUPE

Nature & Elemental Arts Theatre Troupe - ages 4-7
Mondays, March 6 - April 24, 2023/ 4-6pm

Explore the wondrous world of nature and the changing seasons as we create an original theatre piece. The theatre troupe will create stories about winter 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

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JUST DANCE - CREATIVE MOVEMENT STUDIO

JUST DANCE! Creative Movement Studio - ages 4-7
Thursdays, March 2 - 30 2023 / 4-6pm

Just Dance! Is the philosophy of this exciting creative movement workshop for ages 4-10. The workshop will use various musical influences, dance traditions, circus, and styles of dance! This is all about socialization, fun, and a non-threatening introduction to movement. Don't over think... just dance!

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

With Stephanie Milkosvary

Fridays, March 3 - April 28, 2023 4-6pm

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.

Participants will all have access t a booth at the CAW Spring Youth Makers Bazaar

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LIL' BAKERS BAKERY WORKSHOP

Lil'Bakers Bakery Workshop - ages 4-8
Wednesdays - March 1 - 29, 2023 / 4-6pm

Let the lil'bakers come to have fun with baking, decorating, tasting, creating, and food related games. This sweet afternoon is a favorite  of lil' bakers and each week they will bring home a new delicious treat! Kid's can come to all sessions throughout the school year.

Dance Class

STEP AND SIP
CUBA LIBRE DANCE PARTY!

You are invite to come and learn, celebrate, taste and embody the movement and learn the history and culture of Tango. Also, just dance!

Step and Sip dance series at CAW.

You are invited to come and learn, celebrate, taste and embody the movement and learn the history and culture of Cha Cha and Salsa. Also, just dance!


Sunday, February 12, 2023

2:30-4pm

$35.00

Complimentary noshes and sips for guests.

TICKETS AVAILABLE at

www.arts-workshop.com

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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!

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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.

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

313-510-4473

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