Spencertown Academy Launches Family Arts Kaleidoscope, Virtual Events


Spencertown Academy Arts Center kicks off its new Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual events series with “Jason Talks About Dinosaurs,” a live, interactive Zoom meeting for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00am. Participants should come to the meeting with paper for drawing and favorite tools for color: paint, pencils, or crayons.

“With kids spending so much time at home, we want to offer the community a variety of free or low-cost options for engagement with the arts,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “This virtual series for kids and their families will include three weekend events before school begins, and two in the fall.”

JasonSheldonJason Sheldon is a lifelong dinosaur lover, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. Currently studying for a master’s degree in adolescent science education, he loves nothing more than to share his passion for nature (both past and present). In this virtual workshop, he will delve into the origins of dinosaurs and how they evolved over time, as well as the beginnings of flight and feathers in the ancestors of modern day birds. Participants will learn how birds and dinosaurs are closely related, and be able to apply the fun things they learn into designing their own dinosaurs.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues with storyteller Tom Lee, who focuses on tales inspired by art and art history, on Saturday, August 8 at 10:00am; Elena Mosley, who will teach movement based on African American and traditional Afro-Haitian dance, on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00am; and Steve Charney, who is a ventriloquist, composer, and comedian, in September (date TBA), plus other events to be announced.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact info@spencertownacademy.org.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 /  10am

Donations are welcome to help support this series and other Academy programming.
To register, visit www.spencertownacademy.org.


Phone: (518) 392-3693


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