Events & Programs

Youth Programs

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. 

 

Monday, Aug 25th: 10:30 - 1:30
Tuesday, Aug 26th: 10:30 - 1:30
Wednesday, Aug 27th: 10:30 - 1:30
Thursday, Aug 28th: 10:30 - 1:30
Friday, Aug 29th: 10:30 - 1:30

Free
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Youth Program: Song Writing Camp

Youth Program for 11 - 15 year olds
Singers and writers explore the structure of the songs, listen to some of the greatest songs of all time, and sing a few, as well. The group will compose songs together, and students will write their own songs using a variety of techniques.

Camp led by Shelly Ley, singer and music educator. To register email Shelly.


Monday, Aug 25th: 9:30 - 10:30
Tuesday, Aug 26th: 9:30 - 10:30
Wednesday, Aug 27th: 9:30 - 10:30
Thursday, Aug 28th: 9:30 - 10:30
Friday, Aug 29th: 9:30 - 10:30

Free
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Youth Program: Ukulele Camp

Youth Program for 11 - 15 year olds
Learn the basics and the history of the ukulele. Three chords and a million songs.Participants are asked to bring a soprano ukulele if they have one, a limited number of loaners are available. Guests artists will demonstrate amazing ukulele skills.

Camp led by Shelly Ley, singer and music educator. To register email Shelly.


Upcoming Youth Events



Monday, Aug 25th: 10:30 - 1:30
Tuesday, Aug 26th: 10:30 - 1:30
Wednesday, Aug 27th: 10:30 - 1:30
Thursday, Aug 28th: 10:30 - 1:30
Friday, Aug 29th: 10:30 - 1:30
Free
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Youth Program: Song Writing Camp

Youth Program for 11 - 15 year olds
Singers and writers explore the structure of the songs, listen to some of the greatest songs of all time, and sing a few, as well. The group will compose songs together, and students will write their own songs using a variety of techniques.

Camp led by Shelly Ley, singer and music educator. To register email Shelly.



Monday, Aug 25th: 9:30 - 10:30
Tuesday, Aug 26th: 9:30 - 10:30
Wednesday, Aug 27th: 9:30 - 10:30
Thursday, Aug 28th: 9:30 - 10:30
Friday, Aug 29th: 9:30 - 10:30
Free
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Youth Program: Ukulele Camp

Youth Program for 11 - 15 year olds
Learn the basics and the history of the ukulele. Three chords and a million songs.Participants are asked to bring a soprano ukulele if they have one, a limited number of loaners are available. Guests artists will demonstrate amazing ukulele skills.

Camp led by Shelly Ley, singer and music educator. To register email Shelly.


Recent Youth Events


From Thursday, April 3rd to Thursday, May 22nd
$115/child, $40/sibling
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Youth Program: Little Wings Preschool Music

Music sessions for 3 - 5 year olds with an adult family member. Enter into a magical, musical world! Songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes, instruments, scarves, puppets, beautiful books and great pieces of music from all over the world are a part of every lesson. Classes are engaging for the whole family and will keep you smiling all week. For more information about Shelly's work, please visit her website.

The activities in our Little Wings pre-school music class help develop a steady beat and singing voice, which are the foundation of all musical skills. Through joyful play, children will explore musical elements such as high/low, loud/soft, fast/slow as well as early music literacy. Besides being fun, the music used and performed in the class is carefully chosen to create a balance of different meters and modes to help develop your child's musical ear.

Pure joy, for adults and children!
Thursdays 2:15 - 3:00

$15 cash/drop-in; $5 sibling
Call 505-401-8882 to register


From Thursday, April 3rd to Thursday, May 22nd
$30 music fee
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Youth Program: Prep Choir

Spring Session runs from April 3rd to May 22nd.
For 6 - 9 year olds. Through singing games and folk songs, children learn to sight-read music, sing in parts and prepare their minds and voice for choral experiences.
1 hour classes, time TBA. For more information about Shelly's work, please visit her website.
To register, contact Shelly Ley at shelly.ley@gmail.com. or 505-401-8882.


From Thursday, September 12th to Thursday, December 12th
$5 music fee
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Youth Program: Recorder Club

Children able to read at least BAG will bring their recorder and form, learn new ensemble pieces, for advanced beginner to intermediate.
Thursdays 2:45 - 3:15 (no class 10.31 and 11.28)
To register, contact Shelly Ley at shelly.ley@gmail.com. or 505-401-8882.


From Thursday, September 12th to Thursday, December 12th
$30 music fee
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Youth Program: Prep Choir

For 6 - 9 year olds. Through singing games and folk songs, children learn to sight-read music, sing in parts and prepare their minds and voice for choral experiences.
Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15(no class 10.31 and 11.28).
To register, contact Shelly Ley at shelly.ley@gmail.com. or 505-401-8882.


$45 June session ($20 sibling); $15 cash/drop-in
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Youth Program: Little Wings Music - Developing Musical Skills Through Joyful Play - 3 - 5

Using folk songs, classical music, and singing games, young children begin to understand musical elements such as high/low, fast/slow and loud/soft. With instruments, creative movement, and imaginative play children develop their ability to play rhythms, echo patterns, and match pitch. A musical class that is serious fun! Taught by the creator of Little Wings, Shelley Ley $45/June session; $20/sibling; $15 cash/drop-in YOGA for parents is offered at TSL at the same time; $5/members


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Youth Program: 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 sand.

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.


From Thursday, January 31st to Thursday, May 16th
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Youth Program: Instruments and Improv at TSL

This music class is for six to twelve year olds. Building on skills from the previous semester, students play xylophones, glockenspiels, as well as small percussion to accompany fun songs, while using creative movement to express the words and music. Proper singing technique, music literacy, and creative freedom are emphasized. Students will perform for the community 2 - 3 times during the semester. FREE. Donations appreciated! Commitment is for the entire semester. Call to REGISTER: 697-5108 or e-mail shelly.ley@gmail.com www.shellyley.com


From Monday, August 27th to Tuesday, August 28th
Free - donations always accepted
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Youth Program: Hands on Art II: Rhythm. Instruments. Movement. Improv.

Students delve deeper into creating rhythmic pieces based on their own ideas, using instruments they build and instruments we have. All range of experience is welcome. Everyone will have a part to play that meets his/her level of ability. One free private music lesson is included. Signing Up: Registration is REQUIRED, and program size is limited. To register or ask questions, email Shelly Ley, at shelly.ley@gmail.com; or call 505-401-8882 More info: shellyley.com Workshop is FREE; participants are strongly encouraged to make a donation to TSL to keep our workshops going and open to all. Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534 518.822.8448


Free; donations encouraged
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Youth Program: Hands-On Summer Workshop: Science. Music. Art

This workshop is for kids ages 6-12. Neighborhood pick-up is available. (note: this workshop will be followed by a Kids Music Workshop, August 27-30).
Kids in the workshop will experiment with science and technology, create musical pieces, and explore art. Participants will be divided into older/younger age groups, and will have time for outdoor recreation as well as indoor activities. The workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to develop scientific understanding and creative expression.
Registration is REQUIRED, and program size is limited. To register or ask any questions about the TSL Kids Create, contact TSL Youth Program Director, Bonnie Scott Jones at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org . This workshop is FREE; participants are strongly encouraged to make a donation to TSL to keep our workshops going and open to all.


From Monday, August 20th to Friday, August 24th
Free - donations always accepted
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Youth Program: Hands On Summer Workshop 1: Science. Music. Art

Each day, kids in this workshop will experiment with science and technology, create musical pieces, and explore art. Participants will be divided into older/younger age groups, and will have time for outdoor recreation as well as indoor activities. The workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to develop scientific understanding and creative expression.
Signing Up: Registration is REQUIRED, and program size is limited. To register or ask questions, email Shelly Ley, at tsl-youth@timeandspace.org Workshop is FREE; participants are strongly encouraged to make a donation to TSL to keep our workshops going and open to all. Time & Space Limited,
434 Columbia Street,
Hudson NY 12534
518.822.8448


From Monday, August 6th to Saturday, August 18th
$5 suggested donation
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Youth Program: Shakespeare Lab: A Two Week Intensive for Young Adults

Monday, August 20 at 7:30pm. TSL presents the TSL Shakespeare Young People's Theatre Troupe in QUEEN LEARY, a theater project based on Shakespeare's King Lear and adapted by Linda Mussmann. The adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" focuses on a tale of love, betrayal, and regret. In this production students learn some of the basics of vocal rhythm and movement inherent in Shakespeare's work. The participants of the program are encouraged to explore various modes of physical expression and enter into dialogue with how best to bring Shakespeare's often thorny language alive on stage. The lab, led by Linda Mussmann, has also engaged its participants in improvisation, dance and elements of choreography, and group conversations about art and performance. The workshop culminates in a short performance. Suggested donation: $5


$5 at the door
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Youth Program: Young Adult Community Outreach: Rhyme over Reason

Hudson artists from the Young Adult Community Outreach program gather at Savoia to perform their poetry, dance, and music. Pack the house to see the changes in our young voices.
Savoia is located at 214 Warren Street
Organized by TSL Community Outreach. Call 518.822.8100 for more information.


From Friday, January 27th to Friday, March 23rd
Free! Donations encouraged
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Youth Program: Musical Masterpieces

Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 For curious kids age 6 and up. Students study great musical pieces and connect them to great works of visual art in books and from history, using creative movement and crafts. FREE! (Donations encouraged)


From Saturday, January 21st to Saturday, March 10th
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Youth Program: Kids Create: Simple Machines- Automata II

Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00. Design and Build Moving Toys (Part 2): Levers and Linkages. This workshop is for kids ages 7-12. Kids in the workshop will create their own moving toys (automata), while exploring basic principles of how machines work. This workshop will focus on levers and linkages; it is open to new students and those who participated in our prior automata workshop (which explored the use of cam shafts). To register or ask any questions about the TSL Kids Create, contact TSL Youth Program Director, Bonnie Scott Jones at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org or call TSL at (518) 822-8448


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Youth Program: Shakespeare Lab: A Three Week Intensive for Young Adults

Under the direction of Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce Ages: 15 to 20 Shakespeare's "King Lear" gets the "Mussmann Treatment" in this workshop created especially for teens. Scripts are developed by Linda and refined on the spot with input from the ensemble cast. Linda and Claudia have worked in theater, creating original performance works, for over 36 years. This workshop is a unique opportunity to work with professional artists who are known for their creative implementation of theater techniques for the 20th and 21st centuries. The workshop covers avant-garde theater techniques: movement, voice, text and script development, lighting and set design, basic ensemble work. Students must be open to experimental ways of working and be willing to move, speak, and adapt to daily changes and new ideas. The workshop is designed to be rigorous - and fun.


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Youth Program: Kid's Create- Arts & Crafts with Revonda Smith

Revonda Smith and a group of 4 other adults supervise 4 - 6 year olds with crafting projects; Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00pm
Children in this workshop are encouraged to expand their creative impulses and to improve their dexterity using a variety of materials. The sessions also include times to sing and freely move around.


October 2011
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Youth Program: TSL Community Outreach Committee - NYC Poetry Night and Open Mic

A POETRY SLAM in NYC was the first event envisioned and realized by the newly formed TSL Community Outreach Committee. Eighteen young people ages 20 - 24 travelled to Manhattan to enjoy and take part in "The Inspired Word Presents Uphook Press NYC Poetry Night and Open Mic" at One and One NY hosted by Gemini from Def Jam Poetry. With trips to other events and places, TSL aims to expand the horizons of this group of Hudson young people.


Saturdays 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 July - August 2011
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Youth Program: TSL Kids Create - Hand Building Workshop: Papier Mache, Clay, and More

A workshop for 6 - 11 year olds. Participants will work with a variety of modeling materials to create sculptures, figures, and other small structures. Children will use papier-mache, clay, and cardboard to turn their imagined ideas into unique creations. Saturdays 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., July 9 - Aug. 27

To register or ask any questions about Kids Create workshops, please email Bonnie Scott Jones, TSL Youth Program Director, at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org.


Fridays 4:00 - 6:30 pm July & August 2011
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Youth Program: TSL Kids Create - Outdoor Shelter Building Workshop

Shelter Building Workshop 2011 from Bonnie Jones on Vimeo.

A workshop for 7 - 11 year olds. Participants will use natural and traditional building materials to construct simple shelters. Projects may include a lean-to, fort, or small cabin. Children will gain experience with building materials and hand tools, and will collaborate on project planning and "work site" safety.

To register or ask any questions about Kids Create workshops, please email Bonnie Scott Jones, TSL Youth Program Director, at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org.


April - June 2011
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Youth Program: TSL Kid's Create Design and Build Session II: Toy Theaters

Lead by TSL Youth Program Director, Bonnie Scott Jones, The TSL Kids Create Series has included City Build, Waterfront Model Making and Making Moving Toys.
This Spring's Workshops are:
I. Design and Build Bridges
II. Toy Theaters.

Toy Theaters Workshop will consist of 5 classes: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4 (no class Memorial Day Weekend).
10:00am - noon
In this workshop, children will design and build their own toy theaters. Toy theaters are tiny, table-top puppet theaters first used in the early 1800s. Participants will develop characters, settings, and story lines, and will build theaters, scenery, and stick puppets from cardboard and paper. Registration is Required The workshops are free and class size is limited to 10 participants. Children may register for one session: they will be placed on a waiting list for the second session if they are interested in both. Participants are strongly encouraged to make a voluntary donation to TSL to keep these workshops going and open to all.

To register or ask any questions about the TSL Kids Create, contact TSL Youth Program Director, Bonnie Scott Jones at TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org or call TSL at (518) 822-8448


Saturdays, 10 - 12 January and February 2011
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Youth Program: Making Moving Toys - Automata

Untitled from Bonnie Jones on Vimeo.

TSL Kids Create Winter workshop - Making Moving Toys led by TSL Youth Program leaders, Bonnie Scott Jones and Ryder Cooley. For two hours, over seven Saturdays from January 15 with the last workshop on February 26. This was a free program. Donations of funds, materials, or time are always welcome.

In this workshop, kids explored simple principles of mechanical movement, and used them to make their own hand-operated moving toys. Each child started with a cardboard frame to support a dowel (shaft) and added foam shapes (cams) to create simple movements such as up and down, round and round. The kids then created figures and scenes for their moving toys, using a variety of materials, such as cardboard, modeling clay, fabric, and buttons.

2 hrs 30 minutes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
July and August of 2010
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Youth Program: Community Build

A summer project for young people ages 7 to 10 meeting July 19th thru August 20th; every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 1pm. Admission is free. All contributions are welcome. The workshop will be facilitated with the help of TSL staff, interns, parents, and young teachers.

Community Build includes hands-on construction of an imagined community complete with buildings, streets, trees, open space, etc. Beginning with cardboard houses, the participants will expand their neighborhood space by space using glue, wood, paint, and other materials to create a community complete with roads, rivers, mountains, fields, farms, cities, and streets.

Materials have been contributed by the Members of TSL. In addition, the project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation, the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, the Lewart Family Charitable Trust, the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation, the Jewish Communal Fund, Stewart's Foundation, and the United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties.

Renovation of the TSL Youth Space has been made possible, in part, with an appropriation from then Congressman / now Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Kingston Freeman Article


Youth Programs
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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.

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