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About this program

The Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp was created in loving memory of Jarret Markel. Jarrett’s love for motocross was surpassed only by his love for his family. He was a lifelong resident of Newburgh, New York. His persistence, determination, kind spirit and soul will be forever missed.

The Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp brings professional teaching artists from Orange County to provide hands-on arts opportunities for students in our community. Classes are free and are geared towards specific ages groups; 5-8, 8-12, and 12-16. After live presentations, select classes are uploaded to OCAC’s YouTube Channel, including separate recordings in Spanish. Past activities have ranged from paper arts, book arts, creating with nature, comic book creation, story telling, drawing, creative writing, building from recycled materials and painting. So far, this program has reached over 370 youth.

This program is made possible by the Jarrett Markel Fund and Community Playthings.

Participating families will be required to register to participate. 

Locations will include Middletown Senior Center, Warwick Library, and Newburgh Public Library.

During the live class, parents and children will have opportunities to ask questions, show their art work and engage with the art teacher.

Check back in with us here. Registration will be open soon!

2022 Class Schedule:

DATE MONTH TIME LOCATION Teaching Artist Age Group
6/27/22 June 1:00pm- 3:00pm Middletown – Mulberry House Amy Lewis Sweetman 5-8
7/12/22 July 1:00pm- 3:00pm Middletown – Mulberry House Mark Tourtellot 8-12
7/25/22 July 1:00pm- 3:00pm Middletown – Mulberry House Mark Tourtellot 8-12
7/8 July 1:00pm- 3:00pm Middletown – Mulberry House Daniel Villegas 12-16
7/11/22 July 10:00am-12:00pm Newburgh Free Library Amy Lewis Sweetman 5-8
7/13/22 July 10:00am-12:00pm Newburgh Free Library Anusha Mehar 12-16
7/15/22 July 10:00am-12:00pm Newburgh Free Library Daniel Villegas 12-16
7/18/22 July 10:00am-12:00pm Newburgh Free Library Gabriel Tranchina 5-8
06/29/22 June 1:00pm – 3:00pm Warwick Library Amy Lewis Sweetman 5-8
7/6/22 July 1:00pm – 3:00pm Warwick Library Amy Lewis Sweetman 8-12
8/10/22 August 1:00pm – 3:00pm Warwick Library Daniel Villegas 12-16
8/24/22 August 1:00pm – 3:00pm Warwick Library Heidi Lanino 5-8

Please email questions to info@ocartscouncil.org.

Thank you to the supporters of this program!

To see samples from past classes offered, please visit: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL939aD3QH_2pQzgP5wxUXBG8aYHtL-IJH

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