Compass Arts Creativity Project

We have officially embarked on our annual appeal for the funds that allow Compass Arts Creativity Project to serve our community and thrive as a growing local force in the arts. The phrase "Creating in the Community" captures our belief that the process of making art together - whether we're introducing new instruments to a Head Start classroom, leading senior dance classes at the Forrestal House, making sculptures from found materials with Farmers Market visitors, or helping students create an original theater piece - is a powerful way to forge community connections.

By learning together, and making and trying and failing and discovering, our students of all ages form relationships and life skills that help them grow in confidence, vision, and empathy. When they share what they've learned, those things ripple out into the world to create real change. That, to us, is the greatest gift.



Winter into spring is such a great time at Compass Arts because we are all working towards our yearly Spring Show, a community event like no other. Our array of classes for this winter covers so much territory and is creativity-enhancement based, in true Compass Arts style. We welcome you to what will surely be an extraordinary season!


This year we are presenting two holiday maker workshops on Saturday, December 10th: Needle Felting 101 from 10:30am-11:30am and Bird Bungalows from 1pm-3pm. Kids 5 and up with a caregiver can learn the basics of needle felting with Romina Robinson or middle/highschoolers can make birdhouses from driftwood and other salvaged materials with Andrew Brehm. No prior experience is necessary for either workshop and students emerge with excellent potential holiday gifts.


Compass Arts LOVES to provide free experiences whenever and wherever we can. Click through for a list of the upcoming FREE events in 2022 either hosted by CACP or an event where we'll be offering a free activity table or ensemble performance.

Compass Arts Creativity Project classes, ensembles, events and camps are created for the Beacon and surrounding communities for the purpose of building those communities. Our vision is a big one. As a creativity project, we believe that communities are stronger when problem solving skills are encouraged at every age level and that the best way to build problem solving skills is through creativity. Through creative arts exploration students are given opportunities to think, and to think for themselves--to feel empowered by coming up with a story plot twist or an ending to a play or to discover the joy of being able to improvise over a musical accompaniment. We believe that our best work involves encouraging contribution, whether it is a colorful swipe of a brush, a melody or an idea. The essence of what we hope to do at Compass Arts is this, that those sometimes large and sometimes small contributions allow students to evolve into something the world desperately needs--individuals with vision.

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Compass Arts Creativity Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Tax deductible donations to Compass Arts can be made on our donate page.


333 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon, New York
(Beacon Music Factory building)


Tel: 845.580.2061

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