Current Youth Events
TSL's Kids Create workshops give children varied opportunities to see themselves as inventors, artists, and builders, and to experience the empowerment, learning and joy that come with that. The workshops allow children to build from their own imaginations, to explore materials, tools and concepts, and to creatively problem-solve. TSL’s Youth Programming Director, Bonnie Scott Jones, began leading Kids Create Workshops at TSL in the summer of 2010, and she has offered an array of workshops since then. All of the workshop are led by bright, caring, and enthusiastic educators, and each gives participants space, freedom and support to make things that are truly theirs, and that give them a sense of pride.
Registration: These workshops are FREE; participants are strongly encouraged to make a voluntary donation to TSL to keep these workshops going and open to all. Registration is REQUIRED and workshop size is limited. Children may register for more than one workshop if space is available.
10:00 - 12:00 Saturdays May 4 - June 15 (no class June 1)From Saturday, May 4th
to Saturday, June 15th
Kids Create: Exploring Time and Making Simple Clocks
Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00. Science, Art, Building, Fun - For Kids 8-12. Participants in this workshop will explore time and clocks through hands-on
experiments, creative building and group problem-solving. Children will put
themselves in the shoes of early time-keepers and figure out ways to mark and
synchronize the passage of time without electronics or mechanics, and they will
design and build simple clocks based on the movements of the sun, water and
The workshop will run on Saturday mornings 10 - noon from May 4-June 15 (no class June 1).
This workshop is designed for kids ages 8-12.
(If you have a younger or older child who has come to my workshops before and wants to come to this one, please let me know and we will figure out whether it would be a good fit.)
Registration is REQUIRED, and program size is limited. To register or ask questions, , contact TSL Youth Program Director, Bonnie Scott Jones at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org and provide your name and contact information and the name
and age(s) of your child(ren). Workshop is FREE; participants are strongly encouraged to
make a donation to TSL to keep our workshops going and open to all.
Recent Youth Events
SOME HISTORY ON THE YOUTH PROGRAMS AT TSL
Young people are often the first to check out new things and the arrival of TSL into Hudson in 1991 was no exception. Neighborhood kids began to drop by to see what was going on at the big red brick building on Columbia Street, which for years had stood as a storage space. Soon enough, handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to visiting children became part of TSL’s daily routine.
Gradually those afternoon snacks morphed into more directed efforts, often taking place out in the parking lot during beautiful Hudson River Valley summer weather. There was a weaving project led by New York artist Jun Maeda underneath a yurt he had constructed; there was a MussmannBruce original theater project, A Lincoln, about none other than the 16th president of the United States.
More visiting artists came, as well as other people who wanted to share in what they saw happening at TSL and how it was positively impacting the young people and families of this community. From 2001 to 2009, Maija Reed took on the role of TSL Youth Director and began to develop a series of programs that still resonate with many young people in Hudson. There were cooking and gardening, theater and circus performance, video, music, art and writing workshops. A tutoring program partnering with Bard College students began, and TSL helped facilitate field trips to NYC and elsewhere for children, some of whom had never been outside the City of Hudson. Another program was created that provided opportunities for children to attend summer camps.
TSL’s staff worked diligently to establish a relationship with each child and their families as programs were built and developed. Beginning at age 6 or 7, children could get involved in the Youth Programs and keep coming throughout their childhood. TSL remained a strong presence for many of them, creating programming and support as they became young adults - sometimes becoming interns in Youth Programs themselves. As they got older, TSL was there to help with job and life choices, including preparation for entry into college.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
During the months of Phase I construction, TSL temporarily re-located some of its programs to other venues in order to keep them running. For example, the TSL tutoring program has been hosted by the Hudson Library. Back at TSL, The College Prep program is going strong with guidance from Maija Reed and Bruce Naramore.
When the doors to the renovated space open, we will welcome new coordinators who are excited to implement their programs. There is a lot to celebrate and many ideas to come.
TSL is continuing to seek matching funds for the original $122,500 appropriation and looking for funds to move into Phase II. Contributions have been committed to the project already, as well as work, time and material commitments from community members including plumber, George Ihlenburgh, electrician, David Gallardo, architect, Marilyn Kaplan, contractor and builder, Merlin Von Kriegenburgh, construction, Mike Meyers, concrete, Luke Schroeder and satellite installer, Jorge Lopez.
TSL welcomes the support of neighbors and community members as the project moves forward. Stop by for a tour. Help spread the word about the matching funds drive. Help TSL realize the completion of this space, insuring that the TSL Youth Programs continue to play a vital role in the lives of Hudson's young people.
United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties, Inc. supports TSL
2010 Youth Programs and Workshops