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September 2010
Dear Starting Artists Family,

It is always sad to see the end of summer, but we can't help being excited about everything coming this fall - school, the changing of the leaves, and of course the return of the Starting Artists Afterschool Program!

We are currently still out of the office for end-of-summer administrative  hours; regular office hours (Mon-Thu from 10-6) will resume on Monday, September 20.  Read on to find out more about our new & improved Fall Afterschool Program!
Exciting Changes to the Afterschool Program

Starting 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.

We will also pilot a new Afterschool structure. Students (ages 10 - 14) may 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.

The 10-week program kicks off on Monday, October 4 and culminates in a gallery show of student work and holiday pop-up shop the weekend of December 17. Participants sign up to attend the Afterschool Program Mondays-Thursdays; Fridays are a free, drop-in afternoon where all participants are welcome to come by, work on their projects, and enjoy their time creatively.

To learn more and download the Student or Intern application, please visit the SA Programs Page. Questions? Email us or attend an Open House to tour our studio space, meet the SA staff, try an art projects, and see examples of student artwork!

Open Houses @SA
Tue 9/21, Wed 9/22, Thu 9/23
all from 5pm-7pm
Volunteer for SA this Fall!

Do you have a strong interest in the arts and the desire to give back to the community? Make a difference by giving your time to SA this fall.  We are seeking dynamic, artistic, and caring adults & college students who are willing to donate one afternoon per week to the SA Afterschool Program. Volunteers help SA staff plan & teach lessons, engage with teens and their artwork, and assist in day-to-day operations.

Volunteers are a vital part of the SA community - without you, we couldn't serve hundreds of BKLYN youth each year. Please visit our Support page to download the Volunteer Application or email Lacey to get involved. Thank you!
Marisa attends the Lucca Leadership Fellowship

LuccaThe Lucca Leadership Fellowship is a global charity that  provides leadership training and equips people to activate &  lead sustainable change that uplifts the world around them.  Our very own Executive Director, Marisa Catalina Casey, will attend the upcoming prestigious Lucca Leadership Fellowship  in South Africa this September!

The mission of Lucca Leadership South Africa is to run courses in transformational leadership for people of all nationalities and backgrounds to discover their purpose, clarify their vision, and develop the skills needed to make   change happen. Marisa will connect with other young leaders  from around the globe and bring the lessons from Lucca Leadership back to SA this fall!
SA @Atlantic Antic - September 26!

Join us at the 36th annual Atlantic Antic on Sunday, September 26 from 10am to 6pm! This legendary street festival will feature foods from local restaurants, 10 live musical stages, and of course, an SA table! We will offer information about SA, arts & crafts activities, and face painting for younger visitors.  So come out, meet the community, and support SA & Brooklyn vendors!

Interested in volunteering? Email Lacey to sign up.
Congrats to Justice, SA t-shirt contest winner!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Justice, animator extraordinaire and the winner of this year's annual t-shirt design contest!

Justice's design, pictured to the right, features a globe, illustrations of various media that we use at SA, and our logo & website.  It will be printed by Tasty Tees, a t-shirt company that aims to support artists and produce one-of-a-kind tees.  It will be available for sale through SA in a few short weeks, so please check the website soon.  In the meantime, please join us in a virtual round of applause for Justice, the 2010 design winner!
The World I Dream Of - an inspiring new book

What do you get when you ask over 100 activists, artists, educators, speakers, environmentalists, scientists, visionaries, and young entrepreneurs (including our ED, Marisa Catalina Casey)! to describe their perfect world?

You get Curt Butz's new work, the inspiring, imaginative, and innovative THE WORLD I DREAM OF - a compilation of essays, poems, thoughts, and more. Please check it out - Marisa would love to know your thoughts!
Thanks to YOU for reading and supporting SA!

Take care,
Marisa & Lacey