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, taught by local artist Penelope Cake, is an engaging program in partnership with the Wildwood Crest, Cape May & Lower Township Libraries, where kids aged 6-9 combine the reading of literature and the making of art. Parental participation is welcome!
Location and Time: At the Wildwood Crest Library on Tuesdays, Lower Township Library on Wednesdays and Cape May City on Thursdays. Each libraries' session is from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, starting September 20th.
Location and Time: At the Cape May Library, Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm starting July 7th and ending August 18th.
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.
Local children aged 9 to 14 join local artists and their assistants who plan fun/creative curriculum for each week. Each week's curriculum offers children a chance to use the many mediums of art while exploring their talent and imagination.
Cape May: Taught by Penelope Cake on Friday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm at the CM Elementary School, 926 Lafayette Street.
Lower Township: Taught by Sara Elshoubary on Monday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the LCMR High School, 687 Route 9.