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MAIN LINE CAMP FAIR 2017

The Center on Central participated in the Main Line Camp Fair on January 25, 2017 at Conestoga High School.

It was our pleasure to greet our longtime clients and meet some new future campers as well – at our prime center space at the front of the school dining area. Our all-new offerings include Summer Creative Arts Camp, Specialty Camps and CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills summer day camp.

Attendees who came by our table left with prizes, giveaways and early registration discounts!!

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PRIVATE POTTERY SESSION FOR CABRINI RA’s

31 Resident Assistants from Cabrini College came out to see us at The Center on Central on January 14, 2017, and made pottery as part of their team building orientation to begin the winter semester. After learning the basic techniques, the students created their choice of one of three pots: pinch pots, coil pots or slab pots.

It was great to watch the artistic process as the RA’s molded their clay into creations – some with more confidence than others, but all with a successful completed product.

The laughter and connections between group members was evidence that this team of RA’s worked to support each other in this creative endeavor and set them on a course to support each other and the students they will live amongst in the upcoming semester.

Learn more about our Private Pottery Sessions at the Center on Central and The Center on Central on Wheels programs we bring to you!

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WILLISTOWN COUNTRY FAIR 2016

On August 23, 2016, The Center on Central joined numerous community businesses and organizations at the Willistown Country Fair. The fair featured live acoustic bluegrass music by Raven Hill, Sleepy Hollow Farms pony rides and petting zoo, face painting, The Center on Central’s music circle led by Miss Katie, and interactive local community group stations – including a police car, which was a big hit!

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THE MALVERN SCHOOL’S FIELD TRIP TO THE CENTER ON CENTRAL

The Center on Central hosted 32 campers from The Malvern School for a summer camp field trip on August 22, 2016. We had a music group, followed by a drawing class of a “love bug” – it was such fun!

Bring your group to The Center on Central for an artistic adventure – or bring us out to you via our “On Wheels” program!

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SUMMER JUBILEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

The Center on Central participated in the 3rd annual Summer Jubilee Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Youth Mentoring Partnership, on August 6, 2016.

The event took place at the Shire Pavilion at Wilson Farm Park, and was hosted by the local band Brothers and Sisters.

Summer Jubilee aspires to promote the aspiring community of talented musicians and artists in the Main Line area, and enjoyed the support of a wonderful collection of local businesses and vendors, including The Center on Central.

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GRIEF REACH AT PENN WISSAHICKON HOSPICE

The Center on Central provided a handbuilding pottery activity on June 4, 2016 for the David Bradley Children’s Bereavement Program at Penn Wissahickon Hospice.

The title of the program was “Contain it: Approaching Pottery with a Healing Mind” – with additional financial support from the New York Life Foundation and the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

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A CHILLY MALVERN BLOOMS…

A big thank you to those who came out to see us at the annual Malvern Blooms Festival at Burke Park on May 1, 2016.

It was a rain or shine event, and we had both – along with some chilly temperatures…nevertheless, we shared information about classes, workshops and summer camps and look forward to seeing you at The Center on Central as the weather warms!

IT’S A GIRL – CERAMICS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR MELISSA MYTTY WELCOMES WILLOW PAIGE NICKEL

It is with great pleasure that I announce the birth of my daughter Willow Paige Nickel. She joined us February 18th at 5:17 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs 10 ounces and measured 22 inches long. She is one big and happy baby. My husband Marty and I are so thrilled to be parents and to start our journey learning about all things newborn. Who knew a 6 day old could be so busy!

All the Best,
Melissa

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MAIN LINE CAMP FAIR 2016

The Center on Central participated in the Main Line Camp Fair on January 20, 2016 at Conestoga High School.

It was our pleasure to greet our longtime clients and meet some new future campers as well – at our prime center space at the front of the school dining area. Our all-new offerings include Summer Creative Arts Camp, Specialty Camps and CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills summer day camp.

Thanks also to those who spun our prize wheel and enjoyed the new items we had on hand to give away!!!

WEST CHESTER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT PRE-SCHOOLERS AND PARENTS ENJOY YOUNG REMBRANDTS LESSON

On November 10, 2015, nearly 30 pre-schoolers and their parents participated in a demo Young Rembrandts class, entitled “From Doodles to Drawings” (pictured below). The Center on Central is happy to bring these demo classes to select community gatherings.

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On behalf of WCASD and our Pre-School Parent Group, I want to thank you for the excellent event last evening. The approximately 30 children and their families thoroughly enjoyed the Young Rembrandts lesson and of course, also taking home their creations. Thank you for working so patiently with our young children and for bringing out the artist in each of them. I know I speak for each participant when I offer a sincere thanks for sharing your time and talent with our future students.

Sincerely,
Joy McClendon
Interim Director of Elementary Education
West Chester Area School District