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, 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.
Middle + High School
Throughout the year at Craftsbury Academy, WonderArts brings in instructors to teach enrichment classes in a variety of topics that have included performance, improvisation, visual arts, culinary arts, poetry, outdoor education, 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.
As a Partner in Learning at Hazen Union, WonderArts helps students develop career awareness and build business and entrepreneurial skills through the weekly Career Cafe series. Every Friday local leaders and entrepreneurs 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.
NEK Kids on the Move
NEW! As of October 2018, NEK Kids on the Move has joined WonderArts to provide programming that emphasizes active movement, outdoor recreation and nutrition to build and develop the foundations for lifelong health and wellbeing. NEK Kids on the Move classes will be integrated at all levels of WonderArts youth programming to offer fun and accessible classes for youth in our community. Previous classes have included dance and movement, kickboxing, culinary arts and outdoor survival skills.