CAS Kids After School Drop In Art Classes

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
September 18 – December 18

Classes are free and open to the public. Children are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like. Registration and release forms must be completed before leaving your children. Parents may stay and work with their children or drop them off.

Ages 5-12

Registration is required in advance.

Please call 845-436-4227 or email

Fullen-Smith Foundation, Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan, Thalia and George Liberatos Foundation and Robyn Gerry


By providing an intensive, high-quality slate of courses in multiple visual art mediums that develop a broad range of skills for ages 5-12, CAS Kids helps children develop creative thinking, emotional intelligence, and cooperation through painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and pottery. In so doing, CAS Kids provides an excellent and free out-of-school learning opportunity during the school spring break session, removing economic and cultural barriers to the arts in our rural, low-income communities. CAS Kids programming offers families intensive arts education combining art making and historical context.

Past course work has focused on historical development and stylistic context of the 20th century, exploring concepts of surrealism, cubism, and abstract expressionism. Students learned of surrealism and cubism through creating work inspired by Marc Chagal’s “Iand the Village”. Liquid watercolor and drip bottles were employed to mimic the gestural movement painting abstract expressionist artist, Jackson Pollock is best known for. For the most technically challenging project, children recreated Alberto Giacometti’s “Walking Man” series with pipe cleaners and aluminum foil. Their malleable sculptures were elongated and stylized like that of the great 20th century artist’s iconic figures.