ArtQuest: Hands-On History

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The NCCCA Arts Center is delighted to offer its Winter ArtQuest series for kids during the upcoming school recess, from Monday, February 20th through Friday, February 24th, 2012.

The 2012 Winter ArtQuest series themed, “Hands-On History,” is dedicated to giving students the opportunity to learn about cultural and historical aspects of specific art objects and to create their own versions. Activities are age-specific and include jewelry-making, totem pole construction and the ancient Japanese art of origami, or paper folding, amongst others. Morning classes from 9am-12pm are available for kids ages 5 to 8, and sessions for older students ages 9 to 12 take place from 1-4pm.

This is my first experience with ArtQuest and I’m very excited about the sessions we’re able to offer this February,” says Jessica Mitchell-Briehl, Education Coordinator at the NCCCA Arts Center. “Our Artist Teachers are excited about the historical themes this Winter ArtQuest and are looking forward to working with students who are here during the vacation.”

NCCCA Executive Director, Janine Scherline states, “We’re lucky to live in a community where there are several options for families. We’re happy to give parents and students an artistic and educational alternative here at the Arts Center – both during the year and while school is in recess – and we hope parents will consider enrolling their kids during the upcoming winter break!”

ArtQuest is a special educational series that takes place at the Arts Center. It is designed to enhance arts education during periods when students are on vacation from school. ArtQuest programming takes place three times during the year, during the Winter and Spring Break and for a 6 week period during July and August. In the past, ArtQuest has received funding by the Clinton County Youth Bureau and a limited amount of scholarships may be available. Please call the Arts Center for more information.

Contact: Jessica Mitchell-Briehl, NCCCA Arts Center Education Coordinator, (518) 563-1604 or:

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