Welcome our newest education intern, Nolyn! He is assisting with the CHAMPS after-school program at AMP, helping the kids enjoy and learn new ways of thinking about music and art. He loves working with kids and is a great help with homework, particularly math. Currently a student at Northwest Connecticut Community College, he’s a hard worker, a great goal setter, and hopes to own his own business in the future. When he’s not at AMP, he loves to draw and doodle clothing ideas, and he’s an avid singer.
Another big moment in AMP's history: office space! With desks, chairs, meeting space, staff, and incredible views of the mill next door.
Oh, what a night! AMP's 3rd annual Art of Work Gala was a huge success. Everyone loved seeing the newly renovated building, the massive armature just waiting for the mural to be affixed, and the incredible height of the space. Delicious food by Spice Catering, beautiful music by players from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the opportunity to help paint "A M P" benches, and extraordinary “art in motion” video projections by Joe Wheaton all contributed to an evening full of appreciation for what’s been accomplished and anticipation for what’s to come. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors, Newman’s Own Foundation and Scope Construction Company, Inc. Click here for more photos.
Digging down once again—this time for trees. And we’re also prepping the soil for prairie grass, milkweed, and wildflowers. Should be great next summer for our cAMPers!
We have lights! The crew from Vision Electric, along with their worker-in-training, Delia, made it happen—60 feet up and 130 feet across the building.
Smiles abound on Amy's first day! Perfect timing for our new executive director to begin.
Beginning next month, AMP is teaming up with CHAMPS, an after-school enrichment program for students in the Winchester Public Schools in grades 1–6. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students in the CHAMPS program will come to AMP for three hours after school.
Tuesday’s program focuses on musical creativity, with AMP instructors teaching students to use instruments, found objects, Boomwhackers®, and body percussion to write songs together “STOMP” style. By the end of the session, all participants will have written and performed original songs—in groups, solos, or a combination of the two. On Thursdays, participants will use all types of art materials, including found and recycled objects, to create artistic masterpieces. From masks and puppets to painting and making toys, students will use their imagination to paint, sculpt, and draw their way around the creative rainbow.