Field Trips, PD, LCE, Oh My!

We at WNYBAC are committed to engaging the Buffalo community. One of the unique ways we do that is by offering field trips for students of all ages. We work with Kindergarteners, all the way up through college students. These field trips aren’t just for school groups either, they’re also great for Scout troops and even birthday parties.

 

 

 

 

We also know that the need for creative learning doesn’t end when school does, which is why WNYBAC also offers professional development opportunities focused on creativity. These opportunities are particularly well suited for teachers and designers, but are good for any group of professionals. For all of our field trips and professional development workshops, the focus is on creativity, but can be tailored to fit specific needs.

In fact, WNYBAC just hosted a week long professional development opportunity for teaching artists. We teamed up with Lincoln Center, the world’s premier performing arts center, located in New York city, and, through their education program, offered teaching artist seminars at both the beginner and intermediate levels.

As a recent hire to WNYBAC’s new Apprentice program, I attended the beginners session. To give you an idea of just how comprehensive my brief 3-day training was, I entered the session never having served as a teaching artist before with only limited experience in the field, and left with a lesson plan I anticipate using in the near future.

The sessions were intense, and included activities in various art forms from dance and music to visual arts. We started out as students, then reflected on the way we were taught to apply what we learned to our own teaching. On Wednesday, at the end of the beginner session and the beginning of the intermediate session, WNYBAC put on a networking mixer at our neighbor, the Angelica Tea Room, to give all the participants and instructors a chance to talk one on one with each other and exchange ideas and information. It was a great opportunity for us all to learn more about and grow in our craft.

Sky’s the limit in terms of what kinds of events we can host here. Your field trip or professional development can basically be anything you want it to be. So contact us today by calling (716)348-1430 or e-mailing rosemary@wnybookarts.org to find out more!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA Erie County M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Evans Bank