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Pickle’s Place: Back to School

by Pickle on August 27, 2014

Hello there my loves,

After a fabulous summer at ASAP, Fall is right around the corner and school is back in session! I just finished school shopping for the new year where I found the perfect outfit to show off on the first day back (dont worry, I bought actual school supplies too). If you’re looking to add a little excitement to the school year, be sure to take a peek at ASAP’s upcoming workshops, they’re simply marvelous! Registration is now open so be sure to reserve your spot.

And, a sincere bravo to this year’s Summer Grant Program recipients. These talented young artists just finished the pre-college educational arts course of their choice in visual and performing arts through generous donations from people like you. Such a talented group, perhaps they could even teach an old diva like me some new tricks!

I hope you are as excited as I am to start this great year together. Tata for now!



The ASAP Summer Camp Festival was a hit!

by ASAP_Admin on August 21, 2014


Last Friday’s celebration perfectly captured this year’s summer camp theme: synergy!

With a stunning art show by the campers and an incredibly dynamic performance that truly captured the spirit of community (including poetry readings, exciting covers to songs like Problem, a short play of Where the Wild Things Are, and a rock-down-the-house dance performance) the afternoon was truly unforgettable. Arethusa Farm and Sweeet’s made an appearance with some delicious ice cream and candy for families to enjoy.

Stay tuned for even more fun photos to be posted soon. Thank you all for another wonderful year of ASAP Summer Camp!


Getting creative at ASAP Summer Camp this week!

by ASAP_Admin on August 14, 2014


Join us tomorrow the 15th from 12:30–3:30 p.m. for the annual ASAP Summer Camp Festival. Come check out what our campers and teaching artists have been working on the last two weeks. Kids will be performing circus arts, music, dance, and theatre as well as displaying their artwork. Make sure you stop by and grab some Arethusa ice cream along with homemade cookies from our teen campers the TLC’s. We look forward to seeing you there!


ASAP Summer Camp is in full swing!

by ASAP_Admin on August 11, 2014

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Last Monday (August 4) was the first day of ASAP Summer Camp and the air was charged with excited anticipation. Campers and teens are having a blast exploring everything from circus arts to poetry, music, movement, magic, and more!

On this past Thursday afternoon the campers attended the annual summer camp teaching artist show, which consisted of both performances and an art show showcasing ASAP’s many talented teaching artists and staff. Parents were invited to attend as well.

Check out what else our campers have been up to so far:



Pickle’s Place at the fireworks

by Pickle on July 3, 2014


Happy Independence Day my dear ASAP patriots!

As usual, I am celebrating the holiday in true diva style with a one-of-a-kind Uncle Sam inspired hat. If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your holiday, don’t miss the town of Washington’s fireworks display at the Shepaug Valley School. You might even hear an announcement about ASAP’s upcoming final performance by the participants of our Summer Theatre Intensive!

In the mean time, if you haven’t already signed up for one of ASAP’s fabulous summer programs you should do so now before it’s too late! Well, I’m off to find some blue suede shoes to match my wonderful party hat. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!



The Summer Theatre Intensive is “epic!”

by ASAP_Admin on July 1, 2014

Our Summer Theatre Intensive started yesterday afternoon and the auditions were awesome! Everyone had a blast trying out for their favorite parts in this year’s hilarious comedy “Epic Proportions.”



Don’t miss their final performance next Friday, July 11, beginning at 7:00pm at the Shepaug Valley School! Everyone is welcome to join us.

And for our younger budding thespians, we still have room in our Summer Theatre Program for ages 6-10 starting on July 7, so don’t forget to sign up now.


Pickle’s Place at ASAP Summer Programs

by Pickle on June 19, 2014

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I was in the middle of finishing my latest masterpiece (it truly is brilliant, is it not?) when I realized that you might like to see what inspires my artistic presence! As you can see, I draw inspiration from nature in my paintings. I call this one “Peonies and Bamboo.” If you’d like an opportunity to express yourself whether it’s visual arts, music, movement, theatre or more, check out ASAP’s Summer Programs – we have something for everyone!

I hope to see you soon in either our Art + Nature program, one of our Summer Theatre programs, or in our Summer Camp and CIT Program. In the meantime, I’m off to find inspiration for my next masterpiece!



Moschen’s Math & Music Project was magnificent !

by ASAP_Admin on June 17, 2014

Last Wednesday, June 11, over fifty 5th graders from Forbes Elementary School participated in a demonstration for their entire school with world-renowned juggler and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Michael Moschen.

Mr. Moschen partnered with ASAP and Forbes School to spend eight months teaching these students a new approach to their math and physics school subjects through his unique performance abilities. The final demonstration was an exciting combination of math, physics and fun performances. Looks like the kids had a blast!

This project was funded in part by the B.O.A.T. Fund and The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut.

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Pickle’s Place at the Pantry

by Pickle on June 12, 2014


You startled me my friends. I am taking a much deserved break to dine on some of The Pantry’s fabulous cooking. I would apologize for how unglamorous I look, but their food is just too heavenly to care! If you’re in the area don’t forget to stop in for some fabulous lunch and then come visit me at the ASAP office.

Well my snack break is over so back to work I go, tata!



A night of poetry hosted by ASAP’s Jimmy Pavlick

by ASAP_Admin on June 10, 2014

ASAP’s 2013 Summer Grant Recipient Jimmy Pavlick is giving back to our community! Jimmy’s hosting a Spoken Poetry Open House at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot tomorrow evening (Wednesday, June 11) from 6 -7:30pm. The pieces being read were submitted by students in 9th grade and up.


Jimmy attended NYU’s Looking For Shakespeare Pre-College Acting Program with the help of an ASAP Summer Grant.


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