EST 2001

Children, Youth & Teen Programming: 2022 Workshops

Bright Hill Literary Center Workshops & Book Clubs for Children and Teens

Celebrating 30 Years

ABOUT the SUMMER WORKSHOPS

 

The In-Person, socially-distanced Workshops take place at Bright Hill Literary Center’s Education Wing, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Space is limited, so early registration is advised (summer registration begins April 19 with a final deadline June 1; registration forms will be available on BHLC’s website by APRIL 19. All of the Bertha Rogers-led Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts and in-corporate science and math for projects; we believe in STEAM.

THE WORKSHOPS – Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. CHILDREN ages 6 – 18 (1st grade – 12th grade) are welcome (Young Collectors Club and Legends of the Stars and Planets are both limited to students ages 6 – 14). The fee for each five-day literary workshop is valued at between $300 and $600, but Bright Hill charges tri-county youth $160 and out-of-area students $250. Full and partial scholarships are available to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy/Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships provided by the Abraham Kellogg Education Fund). Registration is limited to 16 students.

To register, fill out registration form below, email to info@brighthillpress.org, and purchase ticket on our website.

Or mail registration form to Bright Hill Press at 94 Church St, Treadwell, NY 13846 with payment included.

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS

A WORLD OF WINDY & WILD WEATHER!

Taught by Bertha Rogers

APRIL 11 – 15 (BOCES SPRING BREAK)

Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Kids will learn about local, national, and international weather and changes in the weather.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.

The In-Person Workshops take place from 9 am – 2:30 pm at Bright Hill Literary Center’s Education Wing, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. (Spring registration begins Feb. 7 with a final deadline of Feb. 28; summer registration begins April 1with a final deadline of April 28). Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. Children must wear masks indoors as per current New York State guidelines and regulations – they will be socially distanced during workshops. Children ages 6 – 14 (first grade through 8th grade) are welcome. The workshops are designed and led by Bertha Rogers, master teaching artist and founding director of Bright Hill. The fee for each five-day workshop is valued at $250, but cost to tri-county area residents is only $160 thanks to generous support of our funders. Full and partial scholarships are available to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy/Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships, thanks to Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund). All of Bertha Rogers’s-led Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts and incorporate science and math for projects; we believe in STEAM.

Bertha Rogers co-founded with Ernest M. Fishman Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in 1992 and the Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids Program in 1993. A Master Teaching Artist, Rogers has presented programs in schools, libraries, and community venues since 1975, including NYC’s Teachers & Writers Collaborative and the Catskills DCMO and ONC BOCES Arts in Education Program. Rogers has served as judge for local, regional, and NY state NEA Poetry Out Loud Contests and is a member of the selection committee for the NY Writers Hall of Fame. Each BH Literary Workshop for Kids program includes 5 intensive days that begin at 9 am and end at 2:30 pm; after lunch on the last day, the kids present their poems and/or riddles in the Bright Hill Library to an audience of family and friends, after which they exhibit their completed projects in the Education Wing. During each day’s session, the big kids and interns work with the younger kids as they write their poems, riddles, stories, and essays, and as they complete their visual works: artist books, papier mache sculptures, and performance pieces. Rogers, a poet and visual artist, has been awarded residency fellowships to artist colonies, among them MacDowell, Millay, Saltonstall, and Hawthornden Intl’l Writing Retreat in Scotland. Her visual works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Rogers’s poems appear in journals and anthologies and the collections Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2010); Even the Hemlock (Six Swans, 2005); The Fourth Beast (Snark, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions, 2000); Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991); and What Want Brings: New & Selected Poems (Salmon, 2022). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook); her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans).

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SPRING SESSION: APRIL 11 – 15 (During BOCES Spring Break)

Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

To register, fill out registration form below, email to info@brighthillpress.org, and purchase ticket on our website.

Or mail registration form to Bright Hill Press at 94 Church St, Treadwell, NY 13846 with payment included.

Workshop Instructor Bertha Rogers

AFTER THE BEGINNING: WHAT’S NEXT?

Taught by Georgia Popoff

JUNE 6 – JULY 25 – POETRY WORKSHOP – ALL AGES

Participants in this 8-week session will examine their work through a series of lenses, each leading to further development and revision. As each element of literary devices and considerations is introduced, poems will transform and reveal. In the spirit of discovery and collaborative growth, there will be an opportunity to workshop some of the work as a “best test.” We will also examine poets whose work exemplify any of the various lenses we will use to answer three basic questions: What? Then What? and So What? as we employ poetic craft to bring a poem to its fullest potential. For even the seasoned poet, these considerations strengthen the keen eye needed in effective revision.

COST TO YOU (THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS): $250

ACTUAL COST: $600

Scholarships available to those in need.

Georgia A. Popoff, Syracuse, NY, is the YMCA of CNY’s Downtown Writers Center Workshops Coordinator and faculty member, arts-in-education specialist, editor/book coach, former Comstock Review senior editor, coeditor of an essay anthology on Gwendolyn Brooks, and coauthor of a book on effectively teaching poetry in K-12 classrooms. Her fourth poetry collection is Psychometry (Tiger Bark Press, 2019).

 

To register, purchase ticket at the link below.

Workshop Instructor Georgia Popoff

TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY!

Taught by Bertha Rogers

JUNE 27 – JULY 1

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER 1

Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Among the many animals that live near and around us are toads and frogs and snakes.  Kids will learn which ones are easily found as well as those we hardly ever see.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SUMMER SESSION: June 27 – July 1, Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

To register, fill out registration form below, email to info@brighthillpress.org, and purchase ticket on our website.

Or mail registration form to Bright Hill Press at 94 Church St, Treadwell, NY 13846 with payment included.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS

Taught by Bertha Rogers

AUGUST 8 – 12

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER II

Ages 6 – 14:

9 am – 2:30pm, 5 days – There are many butterflies in the skies in the Catskills, and we’re lucky to see those regularly.  Bats tend to stay out of sight, but the kids will learn where they live, what they eat, and how they sleep.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SUMMER II SESSION: August 8 – 12, Ages 6 – 14

Cost to you only: $160 (for tri-county area students)

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

To register, fill out registration form below, email to info@brighthillpress.org, and purchase ticket on our website.

Or mail registration form to Bright Hill Press at 94 Church St, Treadwell, NY 13846 with payment included.

ARTISTIC STORYTELLING THROUGH iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH NICK KELSH

SUMMER III – YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Artistic Storytelling Through iPhone Photography

AUGUST 15 – 19 

All Ages

The workshop instructor is renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, who’s authored/photographed 9 books, taught thousands of amateur photographers in his online photography courses and live workshops, and has been featured multiple times on Oprah and The Today Show. Nick now lives in Treadwell, NY.

Course Description:

We all know that the best camera is the one that’s with you. We’re constantly taking iPhone & mobile photos to share the many worlds we live in with the people we love, but in this workshop, we’ll stretch technically, creatively and artistically so your photography becomes a life-enriching and fun channel for self-expression.

This workshop will help you take your photos from commonplace snaps to extraordinary images that stand out and reveal something about you and how you relate to your world.

We’ll start with fundamental concepts of basic photography, then delve into the features and capabilities of the iPhone camera (Android users welcome, as they will also benefit from general mobile photography instruction). 

We’ll study:

  • Exposure
  • Composition
  • Natural and artificial lighting
  • Photo-editing
  • Photo-organization and sharing

We’ll cover:

  • Portraits
  • Self-portraits
  • Group shots
  • Landscape and nature photography
  • Sorytelling through multiple images

 We’ll consider the value of words and pictures together to create an important third effect when sharing photographs.

The photo assignments will get you outside exploring the natural world in summertime—good for you mentally and physically. The iPhone/mobile phone is a perfect tool for documenting our beautiful planet. The workshop will increase your understanding of your mobile camera technically and creatively, resulting in memorable, meaningful photographs.

 The skills you acquire in this workshop will keep giving for a lifetime, regardless of the photographic hardware that may come our way, and your improved photography skills can add value to many activities and projects you’ll pursue in school and extracurricular activities.

This workshop will enrich your body and soul, build your confidence, spark your imagination, hone your artistic eye and, above all, be fun. We’ll have daily lessons, online videos, photo-assignments, personalized instructor feedback from Nick, Q&A sessions, live office hours, daily review of class assignment photos, and a streamed virtual exhibit for parents on the final day.

SUMMER SESSION: August 15 – 19

Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

 Nick Kelsh is a renowned photographer and author of nine books, including the bestselling Naked Babies and Siblings (co-authored with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Anna Quindlen) and three how-to books for amateurs, How to Photograph Your BabyHow to Photograph Your Family and How to Photograph Your Life. He has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show, and has been featured in TimeLifeNewsweekNational GeographicThe New YorkerForbes, and Fortune. He illustrated Rachel Carson’s classic The Sense of Wonder, and wrote and photographed two gift books: How to be Santa Claus and How to be Dad. He also wrote the popular column Great Shots for Creative Memories’ Lasting Moments magazine.      

To register, download and submit registration form.

Purchase ticket at the link below.

Workshop Instructor Nick Kelsh

Purchase Youth Workshop Tickets Here

 

 

A WORLD OF WINDY & WILD WEATHER! – Out of Town Students

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Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

 

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SPRING 2022 

APRIL 11 – 15 (BOCES SPRING BREAK)

A WORLD OF WINDY & WILD WEATHER!

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Kids will learn about local, national, and international weather and changes in the weather.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.

The In-Person Workshops take place from 9 am – 2:30 pm at Bright Hill Literary Center’s Education Wing, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. (Spring registration begins Feb. 7 with a final deadline of Feb. 28; summer registration begins April 1with a final deadline of April 28). Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. Children must wear masks indoors as per current New York State guidelines and regulations – they will be socially distanced during workshops. Children ages 6 – 14 (first grade through 8th grade) are welcome. The workshops are designed and led by Bertha Rogers, master teaching artist and founding director of Bright Hill. The fee for each five-day workshop is valued at $250, but cost to tri-county area residents is only $160 thanks to generous support of our funders. Full and partial scholarships are available to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy/Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships, thanks to Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund). All of Bertha Rogers’s-led Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts and incorporate science and math for projects; we believe in STEAM.

Bertha Rogers co-founded with Ernest M. Fishman Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in 1992 and the Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids Program in 1993. A Master Teaching Artist, Rogers has presented programs in schools, libraries, and community venues since 1975, including NYC’s Teachers & Writers Collaborative and the Catskills DCMO and ONC BOCES Arts in Education Program. Rogers has served as judge for local, regional, and NY state NEA Poetry Out Loud Contests and is a member of the selection committee for the NY Writers Hall of Fame. Each BH Literary Workshop for Kids program includes 5 intensive days that begin at 9 am and end at 2:30 pm; after lunch on the last day, the kids present their poems and/or riddles in the Bright Hill Library to an audience of family and friends, after which they exhibit their completed projects in the Education Wing. During each day’s session, the big kids and interns work with the younger kids as they write their poems, riddles, stories, and essays, and as they complete their visual works: artist books, papier mache sculptures, and performance pieces. Rogers, a poet and visual artist, has been awarded residency fellowships to artist colonies, among them MacDowell, Millay, Saltonstall, and Hawthornden Intl’l Writing Retreat in Scotland. Her visual works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Rogers’s poems appear in journals and anthologies and the collections Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2010); Even the Hemlock (Six Swans, 2005); The Fourth Beast (Snark, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions, 2000); Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991); and What Want Brings: New & Selected Poems (Salmon, 2022). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook); her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans).

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SPRING SESSION: APRIL 11 – 15 (During BOCES Spring Break)

Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160 

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

$250.00

A WORLD OF WINDY & WILD WEATHER! – Tri-County Students

In stock / Shipping Available

Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

 

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SPRING 2022 

APRIL 11 – 15 (BOCES SPRING BREAK)

A WORLD OF WINDY & WILD WEATHER!

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Kids will learn about local, national, and international weather and changes in the weather.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.

The In-Person Workshops take place from 9 am – 2:30 pm at Bright Hill Literary Center’s Education Wing, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. (Spring registration begins Feb. 7 with a final deadline of Feb. 28; summer registration begins April 1with a final deadline of April 28). Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. Children must wear masks indoors as per current New York State guidelines and regulations – they will be socially distanced during workshops. Children ages 6 – 14 (first grade through 8th grade) are welcome. The workshops are designed and led by Bertha Rogers, master teaching artist and founding director of Bright Hill. The fee for each five-day workshop is valued at $250, but cost to tri-county area residents is only $160 thanks to generous support of our funders. Full and partial scholarships are available to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy/Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships, thanks to Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund). All of Bertha Rogers’s-led Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts and incorporate science and math for projects; we believe in STEAM.

Bertha Rogers co-founded with Ernest M. Fishman Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in 1992 and the Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids Program in 1993. A Master Teaching Artist, Rogers has presented programs in schools, libraries, and community venues since 1975, including NYC’s Teachers & Writers Collaborative and the Catskills DCMO and ONC BOCES Arts in Education Program. Rogers has served as judge for local, regional, and NY state NEA Poetry Out Loud Contests and is a member of the selection committee for the NY Writers Hall of Fame. Each BH Literary Workshop for Kids program includes 5 intensive days that begin at 9 am and end at 2:30 pm; after lunch on the last day, the kids present their poems and/or riddles in the Bright Hill Library to an audience of family and friends, after which they exhibit their completed projects in the Education Wing. During each day’s session, the big kids and interns work with the younger kids as they write their poems, riddles, stories, and essays, and as they complete their visual works: artist books, papier mache sculptures, and performance pieces. Rogers, a poet and visual artist, has been awarded residency fellowships to artist colonies, among them MacDowell, Millay, Saltonstall, and Hawthornden Intl’l Writing Retreat in Scotland. Her visual works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Rogers’s poems appear in journals and anthologies and the collections Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2010); Even the Hemlock (Six Swans, 2005); The Fourth Beast (Snark, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions, 2000); Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991); and What Want Brings: New & Selected Poems (Salmon, 2022). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook); her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans).

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SPRING SESSION: APRIL 11 – 15 (During BOCES Spring Break)

Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160 

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

$160.00

ARTISTIC STORYTELLING THROUGH iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH NICK KELSH – Out of Town Students

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SUMMER III – YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION WORKSHOP

AUGUST 15 – 19 

ARTISTIC STORYTELLING THROUGH iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH NICK KELSH

All Ages

 

The workshop instructor is renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, who’s authored/photographed 9 books, taught thousands of amateur photographers in his online photography courses and live workshops, and has been featured multiple times on Oprah and The Today Show. Nick now lives in Treadwell, NY. 

$250.00

ARTISTIC STORYTELLING THROUGH iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH NICK KELSH – Tri-County Area Students

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SUMMER III – YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION WORKSHOP

AUGUST 15 – 19 

ARTISTIC STORYTELLING THROUGH iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH NICK KELSH

All Ages

 

The workshop instructor is renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, who’s authored/photographed 9 books, taught thousands of amateur photographers in his online photography courses and live workshops, and has been featured multiple times on Oprah and The Today Show. Nick now lives in Treadwell, NY. 

$160.00

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS – Out of Town Students

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BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER II

AUGUST 8 – 12

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS

 

Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

$250.00

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS – Tri-County Students

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BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER II

AUGUST 8 – 12

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS

 

Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

$160.00

TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY! – Out of Town Students

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Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

 

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER 1

JUNE 27 – JULY 1

TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY!

 

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Among the many animals that live near and around us are toads and frogs and snakes.  Kids will learn which ones are easily found as well as those we hardly ever see.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.  

 

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SUMMER SESSION: June 27 – July 1, Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

 

$250.00

TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY! – Tri-County Students

In stock / Shipping Available

Make sure to fill out registration form and email to info@brighthillpress.org

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/

 

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS – SUMMER 1

JUNE 27 – JULY 1

TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY!

 

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14:  9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Among the many animals that live near and around us are toads and frogs and snakes.  Kids will learn which ones are easily found as well as those we hardly ever see.  They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books.  On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.  

 

This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM

SUMMER SESSION: June 27 – July 1, Ages 6 – 14

Cost to tri-county area students only: $160

Cost to out of town students: $250

Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

 

$160.00

Bright Hill Programming for Children & Youth

“Icebergs: How They’re Made, How They Calve, How They Flip” Winter 2019 Youth Workshop

Winter I. ``WHAT STORIES THE WALLS TELL: CAVE ART AND ITS MAKERS``

Monday – Friday, February 17 – 21

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Grades 1-7, Ages 6 – 14: 9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days –WHAT STORIES THE WALLS TELL: CAVE ART AND ITS MAKERS will take the students on a virtual journey to Indonesia, where 44,000-year-old cave drawings that tell a story were found; the drawings feature a hunting scene with jungle buffaloes and wild boars stalked by part-human and part-animal hunters carrying spears and ropes. We will learn about these and other cave art during the week, then build our own papier-mâché caves with drawings and/or make animal masks and write our own legends, riddles, and poems about them. On the last day of the workshop, we will present an exhibit and program to parents and friends.

The workshops take place from 9 am – 2:30 pm; Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. Children ages 6 – 14 (first grade through 7th grade) are welcome to the workshop, which is designed and led by Bertha Rogers, master teaching artist and founding director of Bright Hill. The fee for each five-day workshop is $250, but Bright Hill offers full and partial scholarships to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy /Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships, provided by the Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund.  Registration is limited to 22 students.
(Delaware Academy students, full scholarships; full and partial scholarships for Delaware and Otsego County students).

SUMMER I. ``THE TREES ARE CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS``

Monday – Friday, June 29 – July 3
THE TREES ARE CLIMBING TO THE CLOUDS

Includes a day bus trip to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Area

We will study trees, how they grow, where they grow, how long they live, and how they communicate with each other, help each other, and why they climb to the clouds. We will take a day bus trip to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Area. At Bright Hill Center, we will study and draw trees and clouds and make artist books and trees. We will also write story- and riddle-poems about them. On the last day of the workshop, we will present an exhibit and program to parents and friends.

SUMMER II. ``WHO WAS HERE HERE BEFORE``

Mon. – Fri., July 27 – August 3: WHO WAS HERE HERE BEFORE
Includes a day bus trip to the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, Waverly, NY

We will learn about the Iroquois and pre-Iroquois peoples who settled and lived here, then write about them and make our own artifacts, fossils, and other objects from

SUMMER III. ``LEGENDS OF THE STARS AND PLANETS``

Mon. – Fri., August 10 – 17: LEGENDS OF THE STARS AND PLANETS

Includes a bus trip to the SUNY Oneonta Planetarium.

We will study and learn about the stars and planets in our universe, including the related legends from Mayan, Aztec, Roman, Norse, Asian, Middle Eastern, and other cultures.

SAVE THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

YOUNG COLLECTORS’ CLUB

A New Art Appreciation Program for 4th – 9th Grades – Schedule TBA

READING MENTORS

Schedule TBA

MONTHLY PAJAMA STORY HOUR

Toddlers to Middle-school Grades – 6:30 – 7:30 pm, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11

BOOK-INSPIRED CRAFT DAY

All Ages – 1-3 pm, Saturday, May 2

BRIGHT KIDS BOOK CLUB

Grades 3-8; Saturdays, Noon – 1 pm; various months during the year; led by Linda Morgan and Wendy Burckhaus. Each students gets a free copy of the book being discussed, but must attend at least 2 of 3 sessions. Free Program. Call for details and dates.

Workshop Details

MORE ABOUT BRIGHT HILL’S LITERARY WORKSHOPS & BOOK CLUBS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
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Note: The cost of each workshop is $160, and full and partial scholarships, made possible by the Delaware Youth Bureau through the NYS Office of Child and Family Services; the New York State Council on the Arts Education program, supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo & the NYS Legislature; and a Special  Legislation Project / State Education Grant, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward, are available for permanent Delaware & Otsego Co.
Residents. Other scholarships are available on a limited basis, thanks to funding from the Dewar, Tianaderrah, A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor, and Otis A. Thompson Foundations; the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Stewart’s Shops, Golden Artists Colors, and Bright Hill’s members and friends. All Delaware Academy students receive full scholarships, made possible by the Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund.

Since 1996

Bright Hill Kids Literary Workshops Participants

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids

Winter – 2001

Maeve M., Hazel M., Eva Rae A., Stefan S., Felicia S., Amber T., Elizabeth B., Peggy Sue B., Heidi R., Winsome Z., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Lorenz K.

Students from Bovina Center, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith.

Summer Session One – 2001

Eva Rae A., Annika A., Iris B., Jake D., Jasmine C., Claire F., Olivia G., Jessie G., Christina H., Tiffany H., Anna H., Oliver H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Hannah L., Elizabeth M., Christie O., Fawn P., Stephanie P., Cody L., Heidi R., Bo S., Amber T., Emily T., Eda Faye H., Elena W., Nora W., Kathryne W., Alex W., Winsome Z.

Students from Andes, Cooperstown, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Hastings On Hudson, Oneonta, South Kortright, Springfield Center, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2001

Annika A., Daisy B., Katy C., Luke K., Alexis D., Emily F., Sean K., Lorenz K., Isabella M., Alexandra N., Kaity P., Christopher R., Gabriela R., Delilah S., Devon S., Lizzie P., Dove H.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Cooperstown, Cortlandt Manor, Delhi, Franklin, Jefferson, Manhattan, Oneonta, Sidney Center, Stamford.

Winter – 2002

Amber T., Tom T., Stefan S., Felicia S., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Lorenz K., Dillen D.

Students from Delancey, Delhi.

Summer Session One – 2002

Annika A., Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Carson B., Chase B., Jake D., Bronwyn E., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Eda Faye H., Desiree B., Jared B., Louis B., Luke K., Hannah Rose L., Raquel O., Stephanie P., Evan P., Robin R., Heidi R., Bo S.

Students from Brooklyn, Coshecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hastings, New York City, Oneonta, South Kortright, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2002

Lizzie P., Alexis D., Anna H.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Treadwell.

Summer Session Three – 2002

Sarah C., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Ethan J., Hannah Rose L., Chester M., Alexandra N., Evan P., Heidi R., Bo S., Amber T.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hastings, Manhattan, South Kortright, Treadwell, West Delhi.

Winter – 2003

Kendall A., Annika A., Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Matthew C., Brianna D., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Cody L., David O., Heidi R., Felicia S., Stefan S., Amber T., Kali T., Katie W., Cheyton V., Winsome Z., Mikey F.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Oneonta, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2003

Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Sarah C., Bronwyn E., Mikey F., Abby H., Christina H., Peter L., Hannah L., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Elisa P., Jessica P., Heidi R., Bo S., Delilah S.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delhi, Hastings On Hudson, South Kortright, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2003

Jessie G. Olivia G., Samuel H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Peter L., Hannah L., Maggie M., Justice M., Alexandra N., Bo S.

Students from Brooklyn, Cherry Valley, Delhi, Delancey, Hastings On Hudson, New York, South Kortright, Treadwell, West Delhi.

Winter – 2004

Rachel B., Peter F., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Cody L., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Heidi R.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, Oneonta, Treadwell.

Summer Session One – 2004

Annika A., Bronwyn E., Michael F., Samuel H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Declan K., Peter L., Hannah L., Justice M., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Peter P., Stephanie P., Heidi R., Bo S., Delilah S., Katie T., Jimmy S., Evie W., Jonathan W.

Students from Brooklyn, Cobleskill, Delancey, Delhi, Edison, Hastings, Mendham, Oneonta, South Kortright, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2004

Georgia A., Elizabeth B., Cody L., Peter L., Maggie M., Justice M., Katrina S., Joanna W., Roy W., Hannah W., Zachary W., Heidi R., Laura C., Rene H.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Cherry Valley, Cortland, Delancey, Delhi, Downsville, Richfield Springs, Stamford, Treadwell.

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids Winter – 2005

Emmaline F., Michael F., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Declan K., Meredith H.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, Walton.

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids Summer Session One – 2005

Annika A., Stephen B., Jasmine C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Christina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Meredith H., Justice M., Delilah S., Alicia Rose T., Jasper H., Gloria B.

Students from Castro Valley, East Meredith, Franklin, Marathon, Masonville, Mendham, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2005

Martha A., Felix B., Tristan C., Christina E., Katherine E., Brittany H., Meredith H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Sky M., Emma M., Nathaniel M., Marion S., Alicia rose T., Michael T., Emma T.

Students from Delancey, East Meredith, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Masonville, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2005

Maggie M., Heidi R., Bo S., Ameber T., Hazel C.

Students from Cherry Valley, Delhi, East Meredith, South Kortright

Winter – 2006

Bethany D., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Sky M., Dylan S., Megan S., Nathan S., Cushla S., Marion S., Lizzie P.

Students from East Meredith, Franklin, Hamden, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2006

Felix B., Wade C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Emmaline F., David H., Lydia H., Brandon L., Meredith H., Sky M., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Alicia T.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Marathon, Masonville, Mendham, Philadelphia, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2006

Felix B., Evan C., Wade C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Brandon G., Meredith H., Kevin H., Jasper H., John H., Sky M., Delilah S., Violet S., Marion S., Joanna W., Roy W.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Marathon, Mendham, Walton, West Oneonta.

Summer Session Three – 2006

Bo S., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Michael F., Kimberly D., Hazel C., Caitlin T.

Students from Delancey, Marathon, Treadwell, Walton.

Winter – 2007

Tianna B., Jenna C., Hattie C., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Cristina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Cullen L., Brandon L., Emma M., Jason O., Molli O.

Students from Bainbridge, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2007

Gloria B., Stephen B., Tianna B., Lisa B., Felix B., Jenna C., Bronwyn E., Cristina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Sarah L., Brandon L., Marisa M., Justice M., Jason O., Molli O., Delilah S., Viloet S., Marion S., Cushla S., Alicia T., Giulia V., Nathaniel M.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Laurens, Masonville, Mendham, Philadelphia, Sidney Center, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2007

Gabriel D., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., David H., Lydia H., Leif J., Madelyn K., Marisa M., Cain R., Joshua R., Noah R., Delilah S., Violet S., Marion S., Cushla S., Alicia T., Giulia V.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Masonville, Philadelphia, Sidney, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2007

Kimberly D., Kyrra H., Heidi R., Lizzie P., Hannah, Stephen B., Gloria B., Tianna B., Gabriel D., Abigail D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., David H., Lydia H., Leif J., Madelyn K., Marisa M., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Alicia T., Giulia V.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Masonville, Philadelphia, Sidney, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Winter – 2008

A.J. A., Tianna B., Emmaline F., Meredith H., Madelyn K., Molli O., Jason O., Miranda S.

Students from Delhi, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2008

A.J. A., Meredith H., Brooke H., Madelyn K., Marissa M., Ariah M., Justice M., Jason O., Molli O., Joshua R., Noah R., Delilah S., Violet S., Samantha S.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Screven, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2008

A.J. A., Hali B., Felix B., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., Brooke H., Madelyn K., Marissa M., Jason O., Molli O., Cain R., Samantha S., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Los Angeles, Screven, Treadwell, Walton.

Winter – 2009

Elizabeth A., Abigail A. A.J. A., Lillianna B., Tianna B., Felix B., Bethany D., Jessica D., Kate D., Abigail D., Nathaniel D., Alexis G., Asa G., Sibyla G., Meredith H., Madelyn K., Sarah K., Jillian L., Samuel L., Shaina M., Safiya R., Reyhana R., Tasneem R., Cain R., Madison S., Shelby S., Ty S., Alaina T., Zara Z.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2009

Ali E., Aliya S., Ariah M., Asa G., Bronwyn E., Cain R., Cian H., Cushla S., Felix B., Finnegan H., Frances M., Io W., Ivan M., Jason O., Leo F., Lily M., Madelyn K., Marion S., Miranda S., Molli O., Samantha S., Sibyla g., Sofia K., Teresa H., Violet S., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2009

Abigail D., Asa G., Bella B., Brandon L., Cain R., Cushla S., Daniel F., Delilah S., Elizabeth G., Emily R., Henry H., John H., Julian M., Kristen H., Lilliana B., Lucia M., Madelyn K., Marion S., Matilda F., Nate D., Shaina M., Shane B., Sibyla G., Teresa H., Violet S., Wesley W., Zara Z.

Students from Birmingham, Brooklyn, Cooperstown, Franklin, Delancey, Delhi, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2009

Abigail D., Aliya S., David H., Emmaline F., Emily W., Felix B., Ida Rose A., Julie W., Leo F., Lydia H., Marion S., Mary M., Meredith H., Mikey F., Safiya R., Sky M.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Oneonta, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Winter – 2010

Lilliana B., Felix B., Abby D., Nate D., Emmaline F., Michael F., Asa G., Sibyla G., Elizabeth G., Ava G., Meredith H., Siobhan H., Patricia H., Demitri J., Madelyn K., Sophia K., Angus M., Lucia M., Shaina M., Morgan R., Zachary R., Alaina T.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Otego, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2010

Felix B., Julia B., Brooke G., Asa G., Sibyla G., Keely H., Ariah M., Patricia H., Siobhan H., Angus M., Alexa K., Charlie M., Jasper M., Cain R., Aliya S., Diandra S., Kaelan S., Samantha S., Charlie T., Eddie T., Zara Z.

Students from Andes, Bovina, Brooklyn, Delhi, Delancey, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Otego, Sidney Center, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2010

Lilliana B., Brooke G., Alexis G., Teresa H., Gwendolyn H., Demitri J., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Diandra S., Kaelan S., Charlie T., Eddie T.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Franklin, Hamden, Oneonta, Sidney Center, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2010

Meredith H., David H., Aliya S.,

Students from Oneonta, Philadelphia, Walton.

Winter Session – 2011

Abigail D., Nate D., Cain R., Alaina T., Zara Z., Sasha D., Madeline M., Molly M., Felix B., Lilliana B., AJ A., Abby A., Angus M., Demitri J., Sibyla g., Asa G., Ava G.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2011

Leo B., Lilliana B., Felix B., Asa G., Sibyla G., Margaret H., Sophia K., Samantha S., Liam L., Angus M., Ariah M., Luke P., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Charlie T., Eddie T., Emma Y., Zara Z.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2011

Jude A., Adam B., Julia B., Savannah B., Sabrina B., Abigail D., Nathaniel D., Sasha D., Zach G., Gwendolyn H., Demitri J., Christopher K., Angus M., Shaina M., Cain R., Charlie T., Eddie T., Io W., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, New York, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton, West Oneonta.

Winter – 2012

Charlotte B., Lilliana B., Felix B., Abigail D., Nate D., Sasha D., Isabelle D., Asa G., Sibyla G., Gwendolyn H., Liam L., Angus M., Julian M., Ariah M., Meredith S., Zara Z.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton, West Oneonta