A Statement from the Founder of Creative Outlets
COVID-19 has led Creative Outlets to do some innovative things for teens. We Zoom our workshops! We know that being at home during this crisis can be challenging. To brighten the past spring/summer season for teens age 12-16 we offered workshops that included theater/improv, mask-making, comedy, upcycled sculpture, collage, rap and poetry, and many other art forms. We also offered Peer Mentor Prep Workshops for teens over 16.
Now to bring sunshine to teens we will be offering free Zoom workshops in expressive, digital imaging called Flick Up! We are collaborating with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Wellfleet Recreation Department and Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI). Participants will be introduced to MyMoments, a specialized mobile app designed specifically for self-expression to create personalized images, which will then be shared in groups. Each session will focus on different topics, and the images will support discussion and engagement.
The next session will be April 20 from 1:45 to 4:00 pm
and April 21 & 23 from 2pm to 4pm
Deadline to register: April 15, 2021
A New Social Media Project
In addition, we offer a Social Media Project for teens who wish to showcase their art online in all forms of media (visual art, music, video, written word, drama, etc.).
The Creative Outlets Social Media Team needs your help! We have created a student run gallery Instagram page for Creative Outlets and we want your work to post and share with the Instagram art community as well as potential future Creative Outlets teens.
Specifically we are requesting you send:
Images of your artwork, photography, digital art, animation, images of you making stuff
Videos of singing, skits, monologues, a time lapse video of you drawing
Other potentially useful images/videos:
Sketches, concept art, working from home-images of your workspace, images of what tools and supplies you like to use
We have created a classroom for you to submit image/video files to. Email or text me your media to contribute. Or, join this dynamic group!
The Social Media Project meets via Zoom every Sunday from 1-2:30 pm.
To join contact Hannah Capra,
Even More Creative Outlets
We continue Creative Outlets via Zoom as part of Nauset Middle School’s Wednesday Zoom modules beginning in January, and through the Wellfleet Recreation Department during spring break in April (2021). Please check our web page next month (December) for all the dates and times.
Please stay safe…
Sharon Leder, Founder of Creative Outlets
It’s Time to Break the Silence
Free Zoom talk and discussion by Dr. Sharon Leder
The well-known publisher of Jewish Lights told me he couldn’t publish a book on addiction in Jewish families because “the problem doesn’t exist,” that is Jewish audiences are in denial. But silencing and denial do not provide those suffering from addiction the option of reaching out for much needed help. Shrouded in shame, their illness is compounded by stigma. Despite current awareness of the widespread opioid epidemic, and the rise in addiction rates and deaths by overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a glaring gap in attention given to the existence of the problem of addiction within most communities, its causes, treatment and prevention. How do families respond when they must deal with addiction? Do our faith traditions offer wisdom and advice? These topics will be covered in my free Zoom book talk and discussion:
“The Fix: A Father’s Secrets, A Daughter’s Search”
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, 7 pm
The book by the same title, winner of the Benjamin Franklin IBPA Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction (2018), is now available at Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, and can be purchased online though the publisher, KiCamprojects.com and Amazon. Contact Sharon Leder for information on Zoom talk, Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org; 914-204-4487.
Sharon Leder is Professor Emerita of English, Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies at SUNY-Nassau Community College. She is author of The Fix: A Father’s Secrets, A Daughter’s Search,Silver Winner Benjamin Franklin IBPA Award, Best New Voice in Fiction (2018), co-editor with Milton Teichman of Truth and Lamentation: Stories and Poems on the Holocaust, nominated for the National Jewish Book Award (1994), and author or editor of fiction and books on family dynamics, women writers, literature of the Holocaust, and women in academia. She is Founder of Creative Outlets: Finding Your Voice Through Arts at Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Learn about "Flick-Up", a new, free program for teens in this January 31st interview with Sharon Leder on mvyradio's Cape Cod Currents
For more information about Creative Outlets please contact program administrator:
Tonia St. Germain email@example.com
Sharon Leder, Founder firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Provincetown Cultural Council