Interested in bringing our dynamic classes to your school or community? Contact Skye Livingston via email or call (802) 533-9370.
Get Up and Move! is a movement and dance class for pre-schools, emphasizing body positivity and movement development for kids 5 & under, encouraging students to be active and energized as they learn the basics of rhythm and dance. Teaching artists use creative movement as a tool for communication, expression and engagement to encourage children to develop fine and gross motor, social, emotional, and cognitive skills. This program is funded by the Promise Community grant and runs at the Four Seasons of Early Learning Center, Craftsbury Pre-School, Wolcott Pre-School and Craftsbury Saplings.
After School Classes
WonderArts is constantly developing new classes to complement and enhance the lives of our students. Fostering creativity, curiosity, innovation and imagination with an emphasis on experiential learning, our workshops are specially designed to build confidence, positive communication, critical thinking and a lifelong interest in a wide variety of creative areas including culinary, music, performance, and visual arts as well as design, engineering, and science. We work with area schools to provide classes that complement and enhance school curriculums, and currently offer classes through the REACH program (at Craftsbury Elementary, Wolcott Elementary, and Hardwick Elementary) and at Lakeview Elementary and Albany Community School.
Friday Afternoon Block
What originally started as a high school program at Craftsbury Academy has now expanded to include middle school students. During the designated Friday Afternoon Blocks throughout the semester, WonderArts brings in a group of instructors to teach enrichment classes in topics that have included performance, improvisation, visual arts, culinary arts, poetry, building business models, and professional development. Students have the opportunity to build relationships with local artist mentors and cultivate technical and professional skills while teaching artists create judgement-free zones for students to explore their creativity and develop tangible skills in collaboration with classmates.
Stand-Up! is a social justice and activism group based out of Hazen-Union through which students learn to identify and stand up to racism and bigotry both in their school and the community. Lead by activist Rachel Wilson, this student group explores identity, diversity, culture, inclusion, and social justice through open dialogues, workshops, visual and performing arts, representation in the media, and cultural myth-busting. Stand Up! is dedicated to providing an in-school safe space and promoting a safe and inclusive school culture, and also organizes an annual fundraiser called Raise Your Voice.
Entreprenuership Speaker Series
This brand new program at Hazen Union focuses on business and entrepreneurial skills for students in grades 9 - 12. Starting this spring, local leaders and entrepreneurs will give short presentations to students about the basics of business, including logistics to consider before starting a business, how to write a business plan, and best marketing practices. This series will culminate in a two-week intensive during the school’s June-term. Check out the amazing entrepreneurs we have lined up!