601 Tully Announces Spring Programming for Young People

January 27, 2014

601 Tully, the center for engaged artistic practice on Syracuse’s Near West Side, is looking for registrants and volunteers for its spring 2014 programs.

A series of free eco-art classes will be offered to elementary- and middle school-aged children on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m. The classes will run from Feb. 1 to April 12. There will be no class on Feb. 22 because of holiday recess. A final showcase will be on Saturday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m.

The series aims to help children realize their social and environmental impact. Through a range of media and by sharing personal stories, students will learn through collaboration, constructing their own meaning for “eco-art” based on needs and interests, style and pace for learning. Students will collect materials for up-cycling and create new works of art.

For more information, email 601tully@syr.edu or call 315-442-1297. To register, visit 601tully.syr.edu/eco-art-classes.

Middle school students can also register for Creative Expressions Workshops (CEWs), a free after-school program providing arts-based instruction, tutoring and mentoring. CEWs will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:30 p.m. from Feb. 3 to April 1, with the exception of Feb. 17 and 20, when after school programs are closed because of holiday recess. The final showcase is open to the public, and is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m.

Formerly known as Homework Club at 601 Tully, CEWs begin with academic support followed by an activity. The activity each week will feature a different guest artist/instructor who specializes in a unique form of expression. Themes include creative writing, singing, rapping, audio recording and production, break dancing, graffiti and street art.

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, email 601tully@syr.edu. To register, visit 601tully.syr.edu. Registration is limited and regular attendance is expected from all participants.

601 Tully is a living sculpture on the Near West Side of Syracuse where artists, community members and scholars engage in the co-production of culture. 601 Tully is supported by the School of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education and National Grid.