Category Archives: Art

Celebration of Queer Culture

Saturday, June 17, 10:00-2:30 p.m.

City Hall, War Memorial

The mission of the “Celebration of Queer Culture,” is to highlight and provide education for parts of queer culture that are usually erased or taken out of the spotlight.  In partnership with the City of Newton HHS, the Human Rights Commission, the Newton Youth Commission, Lasell University, and the New Art Center, we will highlight queer history, queer art and the intersectionality within the queer community. This will be achieved by celebrating with a queer art display, a community art project, a queer history presentation, a resource fair, a panel highlighting queer high schoolers of color, music, and more! This is an event created by young queer people that creates an informative and welcoming space where queerness is not just tolerated, but celebrated.

In addition to the event promotion, we are seeking young queer artists to showcase their talent as part of the event.   We want to include as many perspectives and as much artwork as possible.  If you could share this flyer as well, that would be great!

Artist Application Google Form:

Line Leaders Camp

Wellesley, MA: August 14 – August 18, 9am – 12 noon  Week 1 Registration

Wellesley, MA: August 21 – August 25, 9am – 12 noon Week 2 Registration

It can be hard to imagine that one kid can change the world but at Line Leaders Summer Camp we dream big! In one-week half-day sessions we keep kids engaged in our socially conscious framework through a revolutionary combination of open conversations, process art, and collaborative games. We help kids feel empowered to make a difference in their communities by breaking down some common invisible barriers that stand in their way: having the language to discuss tough topics, the agency to question them, and the space to creatively explore what it means to be a changemaker in an oft unjust world. Each day of Line Leaders is full of crafts, active play, friendship-building, and fun!

Teen Photography Camp

(Extra)Ordinary Teen Photography Camp is a series of one-week summer workshops in New York City for teenagers, ages 14-18 years old, led by professional photographer and instructor Andrew French.

All levels of students from beginner to advanced will receive personalized instruction to inspire and guide their image making, visual storytelling, and technical skills in a fun, collaborative atmosphere. 

Each day will begin at Andrew French’s daylight studio in Union Square and include interactive in-class photography shoots and exercises, technical and creative lessons, guest artist visits, portfolio development, and field trips and photography shoots at inspiring locations and studios in New York City. Workshops will culminate in an exhibition and celebration of selected photographs for family and friends, showcasing each student’s best work from the week.

Click for more information and to register:

All That Jazz Dance Studio is now accepting registration for our summer and 2023-2024 school year classes

Register before June 2nd and take advantage of our Early Bird Promo- huge savings!  

Interested in learning more?  Attend our Spring Open House on Thursday, June 1st from 4:30-6:00, with Free Trial Classes for ages 2-7:

Or, feel free to contact Miss Deb Vogel, a local Newton parent, for more info:  617-641-0784 or

Join our thriving, supportive, all inclusive, non-competitive dance community today!

Theaterworks USA Presents “The Poutpout Fish”

Grab the whole family and join us for some of the BEST live theatre in the Greater Boston Area. TheatreworksUSA Presents The Pout Pout Fish, a new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers. This colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is directed and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of Acheson Walsh Studios. Great for families with children 3-8 years!

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Art as Therapy- New Art Center

We at the New Art Center believe that the visual arts are an important tool for self-expression and emotional wellbeing. This program, developed with and facilitated by a registered art therapist, seeks to provide a space for middle school students to express their feelings through artistic mediums.

We have run this program for two terms now and have seen great results among our students, heard positive feedback from their parents and families, and seen students return for subsequent terms.  

Additionally, this program operates on a sliding scale tuition rate. The cost to families is as low as $0 per session for those who qualify. 

An information session will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and ask questions. The link to register can be found here.

Lunar New Year Community Cultural Day

January 22, 2023
Free and Open to Public

Join the New Art Center and our friends from the Korean Cultural Society of Boston for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! This Cultural Community Day celebrates the Asian Lunar New Year with art activities, decorations, and performances. Bring the whole family for a day of fun.