Performing Arts

Shakespeare Workshop for Actors Grades 7 – 12

On Monday evenings January 22 – March 26 (excluding Feb. 5 and 16) from 7-9 pm accomplished actress and educator Julia Levo will create an exciting and positive environment in which actors will delve into a comprehensive exploration of scenes and monologues from one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Macbeth. Students will explore this play in an intensive eight-week acting program designed exclusively for middle and high school students.

Students will develop skills in character development, vocal technique, acting craft, and text analysis. Key scenes and monologues (using non-traditional casting) will be woven together and performed for an invited audience during the last class.

This eight-week program is $250 per New Pond Farm Member and $275 per Non-member

Registration is required, space is limited. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

The Art of the Tale

An Inspirational Pilot Program Designed for Homeschoolers

      New Pond Farm Education Center is pleased to announce an exciting program, specifically designed for Homeschoolers.

      Admired sculptor and artist, Justin Perlman, in collaboration with well known puppeteer and dancer, Adelka Polak, will be offering a six-week program at the environmental center in West Redding. This exciting team of educators will bring visual and performing arts together in a meaningful way.

      Young artists will sharpen their communication skills through storytelling and art using a hands-on approach and utilizing creative processes inspired by the land. They will learn some of the many ways in which people express ideas and the tools by which they do this. Appreciation of the resources is a significant part of this program.

      There will time spent out-of-doors gathering materials and in nature play, as well as time in the studio developing storytelling tools, which may include puppets, masks, and movement.

Ages: 7-14

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30, April 4 – May 9

    This program is $215 per New Pond Farm Member and $240 per Non-member

Registration is required, please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.

Culture Club for children ages 7-9

The Arts play a nurturing role in our lives and thanks to our founder, Carmen Mathews, they have always been an important part of New Pond Farm. This year we are delighted to offer a three-session series of workshops that will introduce children ages 7-9 to ballet, opera, and Shakespeare. We have found a wonderful guest teacher, Diane Fuller, who has done a similar program in New York for years. For more information, please contact:

Part 1: Introduction to Ballet: Saturday March 25, 1 – 3 p.m.
Part 2: Introduction to Opera: Saturday April 1, 1 – 3 p.m.
Part 3: Introduction to Shakespeare: Saturday April 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

    This 3-part series is $48 for New Pond Farm members and $60 for non-members

Registration is required. Please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.