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August 2010
Dear Starting Artists Family,

It has been a terrific summer so far and now we're  sprinting to the finish line!  Our Summer Arts Intensive students astound us every day with their creativity and their enthusiasm.

End-of-Summer Administrative Hours
Our Summer Intensive  and regular office hours will be coming to a close on Thursday, August 12.  The SA office will be closed from Friday, August 13th until Friday, September 17th while we do some end-of-year cleaning, relaxing, and traveling.

Regular office hours (Mon-Thu from 10-6) will resume on Monday, September 20 with the start of our Fall Enrollment Week.  Read on to find out more about our new & improved Fall Afterschool Program!
Summer Arts Intensive Update

Smack MellonThank you to all the parents, friends, and supporters who came out for our first Student Presentation Night on July 22.  We had an incredibly successful evening of sharing art & fun.  To view  pictures & student artworks from this event & from the Summer  Arts Intensive so far, please visit  the SA Gallery Page!

We hope that you will be able to join us for the second & final Student Presentation Night of the summer - mark your calendars for Thursday, August 5th from 6pm to 8pm.

Students at this year's Summer Intensive have already completed incredible projects in art & design, including: photography, silkscreening, graphic design, animation, decoupage, stop-motion animation, layout design, & more, bringing many professional tools to their already strong passion for self-expression.

Students also visit a NYC cultural institution each week - now they can boast that they've been on set at WABC, been treated to special tours at the Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO and at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, plus there's more to come!  We will visit Martha Graham Dance in Manhattan and The Art Library in Red Hook before the end of the summer. 

With so many friendships to make & inspiring projects to complete, it's no wonder that one student remarked, "When I come here, I feel like an artist - like I can do anything and nothing is impossible."
Exciting Changes to the Afterschool Program

Brooklyn Indie MarketStarting Artists is pleased to announce some changes in the way that we will be running our Afterschool Program this fall!

First & foremost, we will offer the Afterschool Program to ages 10 - 19. We offer a warm welcome to our new 10 and 11 year-olds! The community asked for it, and we are happy to deliver.

Further, building on the success of the Summer Intensive's structure, we will pilot a new Afterschool structure. During an Enrollment Week at the end of September, Students (ages 10 - 14) will sign up to participate at SA and will pay a sliding-scale fee while teens aged 14 - 19 may sign up as Interns who mentor the younger students on a work-study basis.

We will continue to offer one free drop-in day every week, clubs like the Creative Entrepreneurs Club and the Girls Club, and special workshops like always. Keep checking the website for details and email Lacey with questions or to secure a spot today.
Thank you to our intern Susan and ABC-NY!

abcnyThis summer, SA has been lucky to host a full-time college intern, Susan, through the  
Multicultural Arts Management Program of the Arts & Business Council of NY. Created to promote diversity in the nonprofit arts sector and art management careers, this  program matches qualified interns with arts organizations around NYC.  A big THANK YOU to Susan for all of her hard work & dedication this summer!  Best of luck next year at Brown University!
Thanks to local restaurant supporters

At SA, we are committed to providing lunch to our Summer Intensive students every day so that they will be as healthy, focused, & creative as possible.  A big THANK YOU to our local restaurant supporters who subsidized their food and helped make this possible:

- Sal's Pizzeria on Court St.
- BeQu's on Smith St.
- Oaxaca on Smith St.
- Buddy's Burritos & Tacos on Court St.
- Vinny's of Carroll Gardens on Smith St.
- Layla Jones on Court St.

A final thanks to YOU for reading and supporting SA this school year!

Take care,
Marisa & Lacey