Creative Outlets is a no-fee arts program
for 12 to 16 year olds at the
Cape Cod Museum of Art! 

Workshops to develop young people’s creativity across a wide range of the arts. Three six-week programs will be offered on Sundays from April through September. Some of our workshops include Visual and Plastic Arts, Improvisation, Acting and Storytelling, Farm-to-Table Nutrition and Cuisine, and Ceramics. Exhibition and Performance opportunities are offered during Creative Outlets Open Houses.

Workshops will be led by artists, a team facilitator and a mentor, to model inspiring collaboration in an uplifting and supportive group. This program is offered as an oasis for young adults who find themselves with diminishing opportunities for creative and healthy choices for expressing themselves. Sign up today for these workshops and discover your own Creative Outlets to enjoy for a lifetime. Participants will be selected based on available space in workshops and group dynamics.

See A Sample Sunday

Creative Outlets 2020 Workshops

SESSION I: April 19 – May 31 

 

April 19

Unveiling the Mask - Individual Project

This session will explore the multitude of masks we wear as young people and through our older years, and the actions and attitudes the masks enable us to do and feel - actions that help or harm, attitudes that add or diminish. We’ll get our hands gooped up as we make the invisible visible and bring to life the ways we can choose to show ourselves to the world. Exploring various techniques and materials, everyone in the session will create an individual mask.

 

April 26

Unveiling the Mask - Community Project

In part two, we will co-create a single mega-mask as an expression of what we seek to become.

Connor Jacobus: A graduate of UMass-Amherst in Ethnobotany, has recently been traveling in the Peruvian Amazon, learning about the lives and agricultural practices of indigenous people.  Connor has been in recovery from addiction for many years.

Kahren Dowcett is an educator and artist who has been creating larger than life imagery of the natural world for stage performances, parades and festivals on Cape Cod for almost two decades.  She is a papier-maché artist with a passion for using the power and beauty of art as both healing and community building.  She has conducted workshops in schools and community settings where young and old, novice and professional artists have come together in “quilting-bee” fashion to design, build and perform images to make stories and music come alive. Her other passion is health and healing and the power and beauty of food as medicine.

May 3

Decisions, Decisions: Life or Improv?
Meghann Perry

We make countless decisions in our lives every day, from small ones (like which socks to wear) to ones with greater consequences (like whether to do something risky or that goes against our beliefs). In this session we’ll use fun improvisational games and create scenes to explore how we make choices, and how that impacts ourselves and others.

May 10

Myth versus Reality: Real Life Drama
Meghann Perry

In this session, we’ll build on the scenes we created in the previous session and add the theme of myth versus reality, exploring how that is woven into our daily lives and the choices we make. In the process we’ll also learn about nicotine use and its side effects, and create a short performance for presentation.

Meghann Perry is Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), actor, award-winning storyteller, facilitator, and teaching artist. With a degree in Theater Education from Emerson College, Meghann combines her background in the performing arts with her work in substance use prevention and recovery, coaching in projects like Improbable Players, Creative Outlets, and Recovery Storytelling. She is also a facilitator of the Recovery Coach Academy curriculum. Learn more at www.meghannperry.com

May 17                                                                              

Farm to Fork Nutrition: If Cells Talk, Are We Listening?

An introduction to the private lives and communication of plants and herbs. Learn how the natural world provides nutrition and healing powers when we unlock its secrets.  Together, we will design and install our own vegetable/herb garden based on the plan we draw to scale.

 

May 24                                                                               

Farm to Fork Nutrition: Are We What We Eat?

Why do we eat?  How does food make us feel?  Are taste buds fickle?  We will discover the color code in vegetables and fruits and their warrior characteristics.  And explore if food gives or takes away power, both physical and mental.  We will have a tasting and create plant prints.

Kahren Dowcett is an educator and artist who has been creating larger than life imagery of the natural world for stage performances, parades and festivals on Cape Cod for almost two decades.  She is a papier-maché artist with a passion for using the power and beauty of art as both healing and community building.  She has conducted workshops in schools and community settings where young and old, novice and professional artists have come together in “quilting-bee” fashion to design, build and perform images to make stories and music come alive. Her other passion is health and healing and the power and beauty of food as medicine.

Tom Thompsen finds creating art through a variety of mediums to be relaxing, therapeutic, and fun. An addict in long-term recovery, he enjoys helping others find healthy, creative ways of expressing themselves. He works with high school students, parents, inmates, and patient  support groups. Tom shares how art helped him reframe his experiences with child abuse, depression, anxiety, and addiction and create a life of meaning and compassion. “By telling my story I hope to give my listeners permission and courage to tell their own stories.”

Ken Rubinstein has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College. He practices a number of forms of light touch energy bodywork, including Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy. He is a psychotherapist with an office in South Dennis.

May 31 - Open House

Open house events for teens, their family and friends, feature exhibits of teen art and teen performances, refreshments, and get-to-know one another time.

session 2 info

Session 3 Info

peer mentor program

Peer Mentor Program

Registration is now open for Creative Outlets’ FREE peer mentor program for youth age 16-18. These workshops empower teens through arts to become mentors. By provoking imagination and finding the funny side of life we show our teens how art can encourage your confidence and your doing the right thing when mentoring artists younger than you. After completing the May and June course, paid mentor positions could be assigned in July. It is our pleasure to invite you to apply. Our selection process involves submitting the application and attending a parent/teen interview. Selection of teen participants is based on workshop availability and group dynamics. 

 

For more information, please click the circle above or contact

Tonia St.Germain at: tstgerma.bud@gmail.com

Want To Apply?

If you are interested in applying as a participant, please download the application below, complete and sign the form, and return it by snail mail to:  Cape Cod Museum of Art, Attn: Creative Outlets, P.O. Box 2034, Dennis, MA 02638. In the alternative, you can scan the completed document and email it to tstgerma.bud@gmail.com 

Upon review, teen and parent or guardian will be scheduled for an interview at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status shortly after the interview. Interviews will be held in March.

For more information, please contact:

Tonia St. Germain tstgerma.bud@gmail.com

Sharon Leder, Founder sharon.teichmangallery@gmail.com

View our Enrollment Video below

Sharon Leder founded Creative Outlets because she recognizes the importance positive engagement plays in the lives of young adults looking for their place in the community. With a growing pervasiveness of substance use disorder in the United States, and a disproportionate concentration of young adults experiencing a dangerous boredom on Cape Cod, Leder wants to offer safe, constructive and positive experiences to nurture the leaders of tomorrow. 


Sharon witnessed first-hand the devastation that addiction causes to a family. She is the daughter of a heroin-addicted father who died from overdose. Her recent book “The Fix: A Father’s Secrets, A Daughter’s Search” documents her story in novel form, all proceeds of which fund this project along with other grants and sponsorships.  Creative Outlets has joined with the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis and visual and performing artists to create a variety of thought provoking sessions at no cost to participants.

These workshops are made possible through donations from The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; The Cape Cod Foundation; Nauset Public Schools; Project Here and Attorney General Maura Healey;  Cultural Councils of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich,  Orleans, and Wellfleet supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Dennis Arts & Cultural Council; Mid-Cape Cultural Council; Am Ha Yam Havurah; St. Peter's Lutheran Church;  Zahn Foundation; Cape Air; Shaws; The Lawrence-Lynch Foundation for Charitable Giving of the Cape Cod Foundation; The Carolyn Van Vleck Pratt Fund for the Arts of the Cape Cod Foundation; The Carol Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation; First Parish Unitarian Universalist; The Fix Fund  of the Nauset Interfaith Association- from proceeds of Sharon Leder's  novel, The Fix: A Father's Secrets; A Daughter's Search.  

Donate To Creative Outlets HERE

 

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