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 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.
2019 Sprite Teaching Artists:
Hailey Craig: Theater
Paige LeDuc: Visual Art
Christina Longstreeth: Dance
Susan Peterson: Mixed Media Art
Marguerite Suozzo-Gole: Music
please see Teaching Artists page for complete bios