Classes and Workshop Arts education in Beacon!

Organizations in and around Beacon that offer creative arts instruction classes and other workshops for kids and adults.

Teachin Beacon

Podcast Workshop for Tweens and Teens
Address: Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Description: Calling all teen podcast fans! This fall, Terry Nelson form the The Ground, Beacon’s community online radio station and HPL are teaming up for a 5 week podcast workshop for youth ages 11-17.  During this weekly workshop, students will collaborate to produce a podcast to air on the Ground.
Phone: 845-831-1134 x101
Stony Kill Foundation
Address: 79 Farmstead Lane Wappingers Falls New York
Description: The Mission of the Stony Kill Foundation, Inc. is to develop environmental, educational and historical interpretive and outdoor recreation programs and events.
Phone: 845-831-3800
Teach senior painting at Beacon Recreation Thursdays
Address: 53 Overlook Ave
Beacon, New York
Description: Jan Dolan attended Manchester College of Art, England, Massachusetts College of Art, and graduated from UMass, Boston. She has continued to take many art courses over the years including post grad courses at Framingham State College. Jan has been actively drawing and painting and creating all her life and has recently moved from representational work to exploring the imaginary mind with collage, pencil, crayon and acrylics, and wood carving. She currently lives in Beacon, NY
Website: Jan Dolan
Phone: (845) 375-9005
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Writing with Ruth Danon
Address: One East Main St
Apartment 204
Beacon, New York
Description: Ruth Danon teaches poetry using constraint based improvisational methods. Participants are presented with experiential, linguistic, and formal constraints that instigate writing during the class. Classes also focus on technique and craft and include more traditional “workshopping” of individual poems. The emphasis is on the connection between process and product; the aim of the work is to achieve surprise for both writer and reader. Students get significant individual attention through private conferences and have the opportunity to participate in public readings. Eight- week sessions are repeated throughout the year.
Website: Ruth Danon
Phone: (917) 312-7417
Yanarella School of Dance
Address: 312 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Description: Since the day we opened our doors, our philosophy has been that “every child should have the same opportunity to dance, regardless of talent or ability. There is no can’t in dance. There’s only a C-A-N”
Phone: 845-831-0759