Compass Arts 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.
Compass Arts is currently housed in the Compass Arts Enrichment Center in the heart of downtown Beacon, NY and draws from the talents of professionals in a variety of arts fields, Compass Arts continues to grow its offerings, enabling you to find YOUR direction.
The First Annual Chronogrammies are happening now - Hudson Valley's beloved publication Chronogram's readers' choice awards. You can nominate Compass Arts by going to the Chronogrammy nomination for Compass Arts page. We thank you dearly for your support!
Registration for the 2nd semester of Theater Crafters, Imagination Playhouse, Romaptom and Rompatom Prep is open - Rehearsals starting in February!
Summer CAMP Registration Opens February First!
Beacon Rising Community Concert
Beacon Rising, the Compass Arts womens' choir is performing their annual show at the Towne Crier on February 8th at 1pm. This year's charities include: The Beacon Community Kitchen, Newburgh LGBTQ Center, Beacon Prison Rides, The Love Quest Foundation, and the Compass Arts Creativity Project. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE TOWNE CRIER WEBSITE.