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NJWA Summer Workshop Announces 45th Season of Inspiration and Creativity

NJWA Summer Workshop Announces 45th Season of Inspiration and Creativity

The NJWA Summer Workshop is a three-week camp, dedicated to providing exciting cognitive and creative opportunities for students entering junior kindergarten through 8th grade. This year’s Workshop runs weekdays from July 10-July 28, 8:30am-12:30pm and will be held at the Lincoln School, 400 2nd Ave, Garwood, NJ. The program offers various programs guaranteed to provide each student with the opportunity to explore, discover and create in a genuinely unique and personal manner.

Workshop Director, Pamela Aslin, credits the overwhelming success of the program to the handpicked teaching staff comprised of dynamic, professional educators and performers, all of whom eagerly promote a classroom culture that is inspirational, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. In addition to an enthused faculty, Aslin further states “The goals of our curriculum require that it be taught in a way that allows an authentic, student-centered process supported by individuality, creativity and challenge.” 

The early elementary programs are designed to satisfy a young student’s natural predilection for learning. The Young Explorers program is for students who will be entering a junior kindergarten (4+) or kindergarten program in the fall. Activities include arts and crafts, violin, life science, pre-engineering, pre-readers workshop and much more. First Grade Adventurers (for those entering first grade in the fall) offers a diverse curriculum that includes arts and crafts, violin, engineering, language arts, author studies, science and more. Both programs also enjoy daily outdoor play, weather permitting.

Students entering grades 2-5 customize their own schedule and select workshops in the areas of art, music, science, engineering, robotics, and language arts. Students may take 1, 2 or 3 consecutive workshops throughout the morning. Specific courses and their accompanying descriptions can be found in the 2017 Summer Workshop brochure.

Designed for students entering grades 6-9, The Emerging Artists Program encompasses creating in two and three dimensional processes while refining technical and self-expression skills. Each week focuses on a specific artistic concept, and concludes with a finished piece that reflects the enjoyable and rigorous experience. During the final week of the program, there will be a field trip to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

In addition to the regular Workshop hours, an optional early morning drop-off is available for those needing coverage starting at 7:30 am. The Summer Workshop partners with the Westfield area YMCA and offers Afternoon Adventures for those needing a full day program. A registered nurse is on staff during regular workshop hours.

To view, download or print the 2017 brochure, visit us on-line at Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to the address provided on the form. Please note that registration is on-going and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The NJWA Summer Workshop is a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. For additional information about the summer program, please call (908) 518-1551 or email or visit the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts studios at 150-152 East Broad Street in downtown Westfield.


Photo Caption: Classes at the NJWA Summer Workshop provide opportunities in both collaborative and individual learning in a fun and nurturing environment.

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