Join us this winter for an educational, creative, and fun experience! Saturdays, February 3rd- March 17th (not including February 17th)
Saturdays in the Park 2018
Explore & More Art
This is a hands-on fun-filled program for your budding young artist focusing on exposure to various art mediums and techniques. Each week we will spend time exploring a particular medium such as watercolor, clay, and acrylic paint. Using different techniques, each child will complete a finished product with that medium. Art smock (or large t-shirt) encouraged.
Workshop Director: Molly Drozda, Park School faculty
Art at Park
Art at Park will give you a chance to work with a variety of materials, styles, and techniques.
Come join us for some drawing, cartooning, painting, clay sculpture and pottery, creative crafts and much more on Saturday Mornings! Bring your ideas, be ready to get messy, and be willing to explore and experiment with various materials, styles, and art techniques. Let's have some creative fun!
Workshop Director: Kyle Polaske, Park School faculty
Culture & Language
Pack your (virtual) bags for a trek across Europe! In our 6 weeks, we'll explore cities in Italy, Spain, and France, learning about each country's culture and learning new words in Italian, Spanish, and French during our trip. We'll hop the train in Rome and head to Venice for an annual fishing festival. Along the way, we'll learn about weather, numbers, and colors in Italian. We'll make two stops in Spain, visiting Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi's famous house, as well as Bunol, Spain. We'll finish our trip in France, learning about famous sites in and around Paris. Learn clothing and food words in France will help us prepare for our final feast! Throughout the program, we'll play games, sing songs, and make crafts to help us learn new words in each language
Ages 7-10 Workshop Director: Kennedy Schultz, Park School faculty
Fashion Lab Would you like to be a Fashion Designer? Spend 6 weeks with us Designing, Sewing + Creating! You will be shown how to sketch an original design and sew on a real sewing machine to create one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Students must bring 2 yards of their favorite fabric and matching thread. Sewing machines and supplies are provided by Fashion Lab NY.
Ages 8-12 Workshop Instructor, Arlene Kay, Fashion Industry Expert
Students should arrive at The Park School Circle off Harlem Road no earlier than 9:45 AM and be picked up in the same area at Noon. Students will not be allowed to leave the campus unless they are accompanied by a specified parent/guardian. Please be prepared to show ID upon request. Extended hours are not available.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the start of the program to receive a refund. Fees will not be refunded for any reason after the first Saturday of the program.
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.