EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT HVCCA
ART FOR FAMILIES:
Second Sundays 2-4pm
Art for Families is chance to experience HVCCA in way that is interactive and fun for all ages. Children and adults will enjoy “viewing and doing” as they are led through a family friendly docent tour of the museum; each event includes an art making activity inspired by art in the museum.
Preschool Tours: Preschoolers will explore contemporary art with all of their senses as they participate in a “viewing and doing” tour of HVCCA’s current exhibition. Whilst we discuss colors, lines, shape and context, students will learn new vocabulary words, use critical thinking skills and create their own work of art inspired by the museum. Click here to book a tour
Elementary/Middle/High School Tours: HVCCA offers interactive and thought provoking tours for every age group. Students will have the opportunity to utilize their critical thinking skills; develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts have shaped the diverse cultures of past and present society. Click here to book a tour
YOUNG DOCENTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Our Young Docents Internship program is for High School juniors and seniors who have an interest in the arts. Students will have the opportunity to study international contemporary art through HVCCA’s dynamic exhibitions and learn how give a docent tour. They will familiarize themselves with each artist’s cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds and foster an appreciation of contemporary art as a bridge to a global understanding of our society. Students will also develop both leadership and public speaking skills.
HVCCA offers a number of educational opportunities for adults, such as lectures, video screenings, panel discussions and special events related to the exhibition program. We welcome groups of all ages for guided tours that can be suited to focus on specific galleries, artists, permanent installations, or special exhibitions. Join us in January 2015 for Figure Drawing evening classes!
Building and enriching our community through the arts is an important part of our mission. Read more about successful community projects THE BANNER PROJECT, WHAT MATTERS, PUBLIC TILE PROJECT
We also offer exciting opportunities for Hudson Valley artists to participate in events like our Live Arts Fest.
The Peekskill Artist Club is for emerging artists from the Hudson Valley region, who meet monthly for dialogue and critique to continue the growth built through discourse that characterized their time in art school.
THE BANNER PROJECT brings together six to eight artists to mentor over 300 youth to create large-scale community engaged art installations.
PUBLIC TILE PROJECT calls upon 2000 students to design tiles for a trail from the Peekskill Train Station to the HVCCA. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Livia Straus, and artists Sarah Haviland and Jo-Ann Brody.