Since the winter of 2014, The Watermill Center has partnered with Head Start Long Island in a series of monthly Family Workshops at The Watermill Center, involving both children and their parents to engage in creative art-making together. Children ages 3-4 along with their families participate in workshops exploring movement, sound and a visual arts project. . These workshops encourage both fine and gross motor skills, as well as other developmental skills, and spark their natural curiosity and creativity. Led by teaching artist Andrea Cote, they engage with The Watermill Center Collection, building, grounds, and current Artists-in-Residence. In keeping with The Watermill Center’s mission, these family workshops encourage collaboration and explore connections across art disciplines.
About Our Partners:
Bridgehampton Head Start is one of 23 centers under the umbrella of Long Island Head Start, which serves 1628 at-risk and vulnerable children and families located throughout Suffolk County, and has been participating in this partnership for the past two years.
L.I. Child and Family Development Services, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit 501© (3) organization whose mission is to provide a comprehensive learning environment to children, respectful of their cultures; and to assist families in reaching self-sufficiency through the combined efforts of parents, the community, and staff.
In May 2015, The Watermill Center was awarded the “Community Partnership Award” from Head Start Long Island.
Read The East Hampton Star’s article on Watermill’s Head Start Family Workshop HERE.
If you are interested in receiving more information about The Watermill Center’s educational programs, please contact Andrea Cote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Watermill Center’s Education Programs engage children as artists in their own right. Your gift will make a lasting impact on future artists, performers, researchers and students who come to The Watermill Center to learn and create.