“To be able to wake up and do art all day with no real-world distractions made me see the best artist I could be ... CCY showed me what all my potential could add up to if I fully immersed myself.”
- Patrick Donohue-O'Sullivan
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
10:00a.m — 1:00p.m.
Fall Symposium is a time for CCY 2015 students, faculty and RAs to gather together once again! We will reflect on the developments and changes we’ve all experienced since CCY ended in July, discuss ongoing leadership projects, share new ideas, and of course celebrate our continued passion for the ARTS! We’ll spend time in the major art form groups, and as a full community. Please bring with you (or send via email) any articles and/or reviews of your works-in-progress.
Kindly let us know ASAP if you will or will not be attending, we would appreciate knowing either way. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 757-6391. We look forward to hearing from you – and we hope to see many of you at the Fall Symposium 2015.
Join us for CCY’s 40th anniversary Summer!
Student applications for 2016 will be live in December!
The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a program of the Capitol Region Education Council, will hold its 39th annual summer residency in 2015 offering talented high school students four weeks of intensive study on the lovely typical New England campus of Wesleyan University, one of the country's most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Classes meet daily in 8 art disciplines. Morning classes allow students to major in one chosen art form, while classes in interdisciplinary arts subjects complement the morning program.
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CCY enrolls approximately 150 young artists from Connecticut, across the U.S., and outside the country. These students reflect a diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural society. This provides an environment for students to develop a better understanding of each other, as well as greater knowledge of and appreciation for the arts. During downtime, students have a wonderful opportunity to explore professional venues of their art form and attend workshops.
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In each of the art disciplines, students gain practical experience in an advanced, progressive curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, interdisciplinary and multicultural learning, leadership skills, and historical context. A staff of professional Artist/Teachers and Residential Advisors mentor students in their studies, as well as in the social aspects of the program. Students leave CCY with a better perspective on career and higher education choices.
A Message from CCY Program Coordinator Lisa Foss
“I am extremely honored to be a part of the Center for Creative Youth. Having led programming for a number of arts institutions, I believe CCY is outstanding for many reasons: The rigorous artistic training, the interdisciplinary opportunities, the beautiful setting at Wesleyan University, the talented teaching staff, the dedicated team of Residential Advisors – but most especially the students themselves. A diverse group of strangers gather for a few weeks and become part of a true community of artists that form lasting bonds. I have met so many enthusiastic alumni who cherish the time they spent at CCY, and identify it as a positive turning point in their artistic life. I am honored to be able to serve the program, to build on the tremendous legacy of my predecessors and to continue to find new and innovative ways to help young artists thrive. I am very excited about the future of CCY.”