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ASAP! Workshops and Events enrich Washington Community

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/ThreeBeast1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 179px;"></p> <p>The After School Arts Program's mantra is 'enriching lives through the arts'. This non-profit organization enhances the lives of young people by providing the opportunity to express themselves in music, the visual arts and in creative writing.</p> <p>Founded in 1999, ASAP' has continued to expand programs and workshops offering them to more age groups and in more Connecticut towns. This March, a variety of workshops will begin; from fashion to maple sugaring and the art of making masks.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/maplesugaring1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 216px;"></p> <p>Workshops:</p> <p><strong>Fashion Fun with Lesley Neilson-Bowman</strong> (Grades 3-5)</p> <p>Washington Primary Art Room, Washington</p> <p>Begins Wednesday, March 11th</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Maple Sugaring</strong> (All Ages! A Family Special!)</p> <p>Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury</p> <p>Saturday, March 14th</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sing! Shout!</strong> (Pre K)</p> <p>Sari Max</p> <p>Wersebe Hall, Washington Green</p> <p>Begins Wednesday, March 18th</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/missionASAP.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 234px;"></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Magnificent Masks</strong></p> <p>Lesley Neilson-Bowman</p> <p>Burnham School Art Room, Bridgewater</p> <p>Begins Thursday, March 18th</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Potions & Lotions</strong> (Grades 3-5)</p> <p>Jessie Mayer</p> <p>Burnham School Art Room, Bridgewater</p> <p>Begins Thursday, April 23rd</p> <p> </p> <p>It is also time for submissions for the tenth annual Celebration of Young Writers which will take place at The Gunnery School on May 30th. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23rd and you can obtain more information by clicking on the link <a href="http://afterschoolartsprogram.org/asap-events/celebration-of-young-writers/"> here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/young_writers_montage1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 259px;"></p> <p>In celebration of the 10th anniversary, there will be a special event at The Gunnery which will honor <a href="http://denisleary.com/">Denis</a> & <a href="http://annleary.com/">Ann Leary</a> and <a href="http://www.susannasalk.com/">Susanna Salk</a>, all of whom were instrumental is the shaping, staging and development of this event from the very start.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/DenisLearyandYoungWriter1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 346px;"><br>  </p> <p>The Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching will also be presented there will be a Benefit Auction, which allows ASAP to continue its mission of providing artistic and cultural opportunities for all children.</p> <p>To read more about the wonderful work of the After School Art Program or to register for workshops, please click <a href="http://afterschoolartsprogram.org/">here</a>.</p>