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.
Elements is the quintessential Compass Arts program that merges various arts-pursuits, sensory activities and science into a wonderful messy whole, and this summer we're partnering with Common Ground Farm to provide a rich backdrop for the Elements experience. Along with some outstanding community events and mainstays like Musical Stew we're supporting the community experience while preparing for our new Compass Arts Enrichment Center location (shh... news on that coming soon!).
Here at Compass Arts partnerships are our thing. This summer we've partnered with a wonderful array of local organizations and sponsors to bring you a series of events designed to bring our community together in celebration and whole-life learning. Our INTERCONNECTED, ARTS IN THE PARKS series brings a handful of inspired interactive performances to South Side Park and Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon and our INTERGENERATIONAL SERIES brings a set of fun, integrative workshop experiences to Common Ground Farm. From sing-a-longs to hooping and from theater games to AmbiArt and you pick farm excursions this summer's offerings are just the sort of creative community experiences you've come to expect from Compass Arts.