Welcome to Spring into Creativity!
Spring into Creativity is a designated two-week celebration of the extraordinary impact the arts have on learning and development for schools, youth, families, and educators in the region.
This is an opportunity for you and your little ones to learn alongside some of our Teaching Artists. Whether you are wanting to learn how to juggle, paint, or even Bollywood dance...we've got you covered!
We have developed 4 different art kits for you to enjoy!
Each kit will have different hands-on activities, with all the necessary supplies needed for the artistic activity as well as virtual sessions taught by one OR TWO of our amazing Teaching Artists.
As we continue to look to the future with hopes of renewal and growing normalcy, we ask you to join us for Spring into Creativity as we raise funds to make arts education accessible for all of Western New York.
By purchasing an Art Kit, you are
Investing in and expanding arts programming and integration into all 8 counties of Western New York, engaging more children and youth than ever.
Directly supporting schools, community centers, human service agencies, and libraries, giving them access to a high caliber of arts education programming at no cost to them.
Supporting unique professional development opportunities for our region's esteemed teaching artists and educators.
Supporting a network of different cultural and not-for-profit organizations in the region to provide quality arts programming.
Learn More About the Available Kits Here!
Paint Night Kit!
This kit includes 2 different live Zoom workshops for both adults and kids, led by Teaching Artist Kristin Brandt.
The kids workshop will guide them through painting their own mini canvas and tote bag. While the adult live workshop is a paint and sip night where you will enjoy a bottle of wine and paint your very own wine glasses. Don't worry, everything you will need for both workshops is included in the kit!
Indian Heritage Kit!
This kit includes 2 different live Zoom workshops for both adults and kids, hosted by Teaching Artist Akruti Babaria.
Together, you and your family can explore and learn about Indian heritage and culture! During the adults workshop Akruti will teach you how to prepare a traditional Indian roti recipe, which pairs perfectly with the bottle of wine provided. Meanwhile, children will learn Indian dance moves, hand gestures, and create their very own mandala floor puzzle!
Circus Slime Kit!
Our Circus Slime Kit is made special just for kiddos!
With two different activities, taught by Teaching Artists Nels Ross and Jeremy Stock, your little ones will love learning how to juggle and then get messy making some confetti slime! There are lots of other special surprises included in the kit, plus every purchase helps support free arts programming in Western New York!
Get Up & Get Moving Kit!
Give the children in your life the opportunity to experience the joy of learning with these fun and interactive workshops meant for all ages!
This kit features two different Teaching Artists and all of the necessary supplies to complete the guided art activity! Benjamin Berry will show us the basic techniques of juggling and movement. Gaitrie Subryan will teach traditional Bollywood dance moves, hand gestures as well as guide us through creating our very own Henna body art creation!