Art Explorers at Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts

The Art Explorers Program at Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education is an exploratory experience for young artists led by knowledgeable art educators and professional artists. Investigate the full spectrum of our offerings in visual art—including drawing, painting, and sculpture—for a comprehensive and immersive summer arts program. Both traditional and contemporary media and practices are covered in a fun and playful manner that is perfect for our students.

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Be creative all summer with a hands-on and interactive experience.

Do you like to play outside and be creative? Art Explorers is for you! We will take inspiration from the flowers, bugs, trees, and mountains around us. We will tap into our creative problem solving to capture the magic of nature and create paintings, drawings,and sculptures. Each day will include free play in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains, art exploration and creative connections. We will build, construct and play. Join us!

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Scholarship Program

A partial scholarship may be available to students whose family income would otherwise prevent participation in the Art Explorers program. Scholarship recipients must be registered at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central or Hunter-Tannersville Central School Districts.

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Maude Adams Theater Hub Theater Explorers

August 5-16, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Ages: 9-12

Is your child looking for an imaginative summer experience? Look no Further! MATH’s two-week workshop will be an immersive trip into all the things that go into making theater: script-writing, acting, directing, costuming, movement, production, puppets, and much more! Building small plays based on Super Hero Powers, participants will be working in teams to create original material that results in a showcase!

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A Typical Day At Sugar Maples Art Explorers

Studio Experiences: Activities vary from day to day but generally include group interaction and independent work.

Lunch: Students need to bring lunch, snack & drink daily.

Free-time and outdoor activities: Students should bring a towel and filled water bottle.

10:00-11:30am Welcome & Introduction to the day’s activities.

11:30-12:00pm Lunch

12:00-1:30pm Nature outdoor activities

1:30-3:30pm Art Immersion

3:30-4:00pm Decompress & cleanup

A Typical Day At MATHArts Theater Explorers

9:00-10:00: Welcome and group warm-ups

10:00: Theater team-building games and acting challenges

11:00: Play creation in groups

12:00: Lunch and free time out doors

1:00: Special guest instruction (costumes, props, sets, design)

3:00: Movement (dance, stage combat, stage movement)

4:00: Pick up

Please bring lunch, snack, and filled water bottle. Play clothes that can get messy. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for pre-arrangement and nominal fee.


Important Information


Please submit all scholarship materials PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Scholarships are available to students enrolled full-time in Greene County schools

To apply please provide:

• A statement requesting scholarship

• A copy of most recent report card or school evaluation

• A recommendation letter from teacher

Scholarship Request must be received by June 17, 2024

Tuition with scholarship: $65 + $35 Registration Fee = $100

Materials should be submitted to Hillary Morse:


Children bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks daily. Lunch is supervised.

Class size is limited to 20 students.

Each student will receive their own materials and supplies that they will be able to take home when the program is finished.

Full tuition payment and a non-refundable $35 registration fee per student must accompany your application. A $50 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

Except for the $35 registration fee and a $20 administration fee, all fees are refundable if notice of cancellation is received in writing and postmarked at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be made after that date due to contractual obligation, material acquisitions, faculty travel agreements, etc. If cancellation occurs three weeks before the class starts, the deposit may be applied to another class during the current season. A $25 non-refundable transfer fee will be charged at the time of the transfer. No refund or discount will be given if a student withdraws after a workshop begins. Sugar Maples reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment or an emergency. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified and will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund. Sugar Maples cannot be responsible for any airline or other travel ticket refund.

Transfers are permitted from one workshop to another within the current season, space permitting. To transfer, you must notify Sugar Maples at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of your class. A $25 non-refundable transfer fee will be charged at the time of your transfer. If you are unable to attend the class you registered for and are unable to transfer to another class, you will be refunded according to our cancellation policy. No refunds will be made after that date due to contractual obligation, material acquisitions, faculty travel arrangements, etc.

• Students must be picked up no later than 4:00 p.m. daily.

• If student is not picked up by 4:05 p.m., our staff will call emergency contacts and, or, the local authorities.

• In the event this happens, late fees of $5.00 for every 5 minutes will be incurred and due no later than two days after the incident.

• Habitual, late pick-ups will not be tolerated and may lead to termination from the program. Under these circumstances, the parent/guardian of the student will need to meet with the Program Director before the child can return to the program.

• Please make sure your student has updated contact information in their file at all times. Any child who is not picked up will be under the supervision of an assigned teacher until the parent, emergency contact, or the authorities arrive.