Youth Arts Programs
The Center for Community Arts is committed to fostering creativity for the area's youth. We do this free of cost through two programs: Art at the Library (AATL) for children aged 6 to 9 and Youth Arts Program (YAP) for children aged 9 to 14. Local artists are the teachers and each weekly sessions offers a myriad of mediums for the children to learn and explore.
Building community through art education and creativity
Art at the Library has a new location this school year-in the grade schools. AATL is now being offered as an afterschool program for grades 1st through 3rd. Teacher Paige Cunningham will be going to Glenwood Elementary on Tuesdays and West Cape May Elementary on Wednesdays. All sessions will begin at the end of the school day and end at 4:15 pm. If you wish your child to have a snack, please provide one. This program will run from October 2nd through December 11th.
There will be no Art at the Library on half days, days off or holiday breaks. AATL will resume the week of January 13th.
Cape May and Lower Township students are invited to attend Center for Community Arts’ Youth Arts Programs, geared for youth ages 10 through 14.
Cape May YAP, with Penelope Cake, is on Fridays. Each weeks session begins at 3:00 and ends at 5:00 pm at the Cape May Elementary School.
Lower Township’s programs, with teachers Sara ElShoubary and Amber Wisting, will meet with students from 3:30 until 5:30 pm on Mondays in the Lower Township Regional High School Art Room.
There will be no YAP on half days, days off or holiday breaks.
CCA offers a class for elementary school children that explores creative thinking through movement, visual art, and writing during the school day. Each class has a theme and students will be led through activities in all three disciplines to explore that theme in weekly one and a half hour class sessions. Both independent and group work is used with an emphasis on self-awareness and positive group dynamics. This class is taught by local artist, Penelope Cake.