The Sprites Program, for children entering 1st & 2nd grades, is offered as a full day program, 9:00am - 3:00pm (half-day option also available). Sprites will enjoy their day being introduced to the creative spirit through dance, theater, visual art, multi- media, and music... including plenty of time outside in the sunshine! Teaching artists for this age group, Ron Castonguay, Paige LeDuc, Will Hoar, Ameta Parlin, Natalie Rogers, Camille Ross, and Tami Willis, along with Sprites Coordinator Becky Keefe, offer a stimulating experience for all involved! The daily agenda for these young artists will evolve over the three weeks with short-term projects designed to foster their growing and emerging connection to the arts in a personalized, age appropriate environment.

Sprites enjoy a short mid-morning snack break and should have snacks with them. SFOA encourages healthy food and drinks; we appreciate you sending snacks and lunch that are not laden with excess sugar or caffeine. Lunchtime will be held in the designated “Sprites' Courtyard” from 11:30-12:00.  Lunch may be brought from home or ordered through the SFOA office. The Sprites’ afternoon is a program geared to outside artistic and expressive activities. Developed as a process-oriented experience geared to the energies and focus of these younger artists, emphasis is not directed towards a “finale” product and/or performance. Parents, family, and friends will be invited to attend a less formal open house activity during the festival’s last week. 

2017 Sprite Teaching Artists:

please see "Teaching Artists" main page for complete bios

Will Hoar and Ron Castonguay ~ Music

Natalie Rogers ~ Theater

Paige LeDuc and Camille Ross ~ Visual Art

Ameta Parlin ~ Multi-Media

Tami Willis ~ Movement


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