14 04, 2021

In the Shadows – A CELC-student publication

2021-05-24T11:42:40-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts, Students Write|

About this book - a note from CELC: The creation of this book takes place during a multi-week Digital Storytelling class that is designed to provide digital literacy skills and empower students to create positive change in their communities.  Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography, including composition and lightning, digital image editing, and making [...]

8 12, 2020

Oddfellows Playhouse and CELC Middle School Student Performance of Theater Through The Ages

2021-01-15T14:36:14-04:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts|

Beginning in October CELC students have worked (in-person) with drama instructor Nicki LaPorte at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, Connecticut.  This endeavor brought together aspects of theater from past to present as part of CELC’s thematic study for this year, Ancient to Modern Civilizations. We are so thrilled to be able to present this play to [...]

28 04, 2020

CELC Students take on Creative Challenge!

2020-08-13T06:31:18-04:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts|

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles offers an interesting new approach to exploring art by asking people to recreate favorite (famous) works of art using household objects.  Thanks also go to CELC student Emma, who led this activity for her peers. The following choices of artwork were suggested for each of her classmates to ‘create [...]

12 12, 2019

Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

2019-12-20T22:58:47-04:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Music and The Arts|

CELC Middle School students flex their creative muscles at Long Wharf Theatre in order to devise their own play to share!   Students work diligently to develop and write their very own show to be performed Friday, 20 December at Long Wharf Theatre’s Stage II Classroom.  Between A Coconut and Some Hard Places, created by CELC Middle [...]

20 12, 2018

Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

2019-07-27T12:26:22-04:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

CELC Middle School students flex their creative muscles at the Long Wharf Theatre in order to devise their own play to share!  Students are working diligently to write, develop, and perform their very own show. Bermuda Triangle’s Thief A new island has been discovered, and its potential for freedom and prosperity is unknown!  A boat [...]

7 09, 2018

Calling all actors and those who just love theater!

2019-08-31T04:01:40-04:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|Tags: |

Long Wharf Theatre hosts its annual drama class for  CELC Middle School and homeschooled students ages 9 – 14 Long Wharf Theatre and the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center Middle School invite you to join the 8th year of our collaboration! Each year combines theatre with a theme. Students learn acting techniques, make new friends, and devise [...]

19 12, 2017

Middle school students write, direct and perform show at Long Wharf Theatre

2019-08-31T04:16:23-04:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

By Randall Beach, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN — During a performance Friday at Long Wharf Theatre, eight middle schoolers grappled with the complexity of portraying evil characters who learn to work together and appreciate nature. “What I learned is, it’s a lot more fun being evil,” said August Hotis, 10, with a little smile [...]

16 11, 2017

Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

2019-08-31T04:21:44-04:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

CELC Middle School students flex their creative muscles at the Long Wharf Theatre in order to devise their own play to share!  Students are working diligently to write, develop, direct, and perform their very own show. In this charming (and maybe even scary) play, environmental villains come to understand the importance of transforming and changing [...]

19 12, 2016

Wee Faerie Village and Civilizations Study at CELC

2019-08-31T05:15:43-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts, Students Write, Thematic Studies|

Faerie Village at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School Please enjoy our artistically-designed “village”, representing a study of places around the world, ancient civilizations, and wee folk lore!  Thank you for your support! Cade, Galina, Gray. Izzy, Sophie Hono (Turtle) Village Maui, Hawaii 2016 Aloha! Welcome to the Maui Spa and Resort, the hottest vaca [...]

15 04, 2016

Sharing Songs of Peace and Justice

2019-08-31T09:38:53-04:00April 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts|

  Connecticut Experiential Learning Center students at Worthington Hooker School in New Haven with Victoria Christgau, Fre Atlast, Carole Caru Thompson of Women of the World and Connecticut Center for Nonviolence. Gratitudes on a great day!

11 03, 2016

CELC Student Art Show in Collaboration with EducArte of Guatemala

2019-08-31T09:44:25-04:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts, This Week at CELC|

Art, as expression and experience. Middle school students from CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School work with local artist Daniela Balzano to foster an appreciation of public art as a means of expression and collaboration. “Public art is free. Spectators don’t need to dress in their best or buy tickets. It’s available to everyone, [...]

13 12, 2015

Student Performance at Long Wharf Theatre

2019-08-31T09:57:15-04:00December 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

Join the students of CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) for their world premier of East of the Sun and West of the Moon Friday, 18 December 1:30 p.m. at Long Wharf Theatre’s Stage II classroom.  What does it mean to work collaboratively in an artistic process? How can we as a group effectively create a [...]

24 03, 2015

Woodworking class starts at CELC

2019-09-01T11:39:09-04:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts|

Students work with master craftsman, Ken Rowe of Krowe's Nest School of Woodworking in Durham, CT. Building skills and developing an understanding of the art of fine woodcraft -students use professional hand and power tools as they utilize lots of math skills to craft beautiful projects made of exotic and local wood. ~Click on any image [...]

6 10, 2014

Nonviolence Club with New Friends

2019-09-01T17:56:35-04:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Blog, Music and The Arts|

An exciting collaboration with middle school students from Saint Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven and CELC students began Thursday as part of an ongoing study focusing on Kingian Nonviolence. Drummer and storyteller Gameliel Moses led the group in activities to enable students to discover what they have in common.  The group played a [...]

21 08, 2014

Drama Class for Ages 9 – 14

2019-09-01T18:08:14-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

Openings available for drama class at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven! Based on the theme of Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom in America, this class will explore the fundamentals of acting and improvisation, elements and environment work, and Anne Bogart's Viewpoints to provide students with new access points into creating a character and approaching a [...]

30 01, 2014

Artistic Explorations at Florence Griswold Museum

2019-09-03T05:15:07-04:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts, Travel and Field Experiences|

During a visit to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT students of the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) worked with museum educator Julie Garvin Riggs to learn about Impressionism, Tonalism, and the fascinating history of this former artists’ colony.  Students toured the current exhibit entitled Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction and then created artwork in [...]

7 08, 2013

“Sustaining the Artist” at Long Wharf

2019-09-03T05:31:49-04:00August 7th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

Register Now! Drama Classes for students ages 10 – 14 with the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, beginning October 2013 9-week session on Fridays (11, 18, 25 OCT; 1, 8, 15, 22 NOV; 6, 13 DEC) 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Sustaining the Artist” at Long Wharf. Based on the theme of Ecology and Sustainability, this class [...]

6 10, 2012

“Uncovering Greek Theatre”

2019-09-03T06:16:49-04:00October 6th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

with the Long Wharf  Theater in New Haven, beginning October 2012.     There is still room to sign up for these exciting classes – call now! 9-week session on Fridays (12, 19, 26 OCT; 2, 9, 16, 30 NOV; 7, 14 DEC) from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  For students ages 9 – 14. Based on the theme [...]

1 07, 2012

Creative Summer Math and Science Camp

2019-09-03T06:30:25-04:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Mathematics, Music and The Arts, Science|

Join the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center for a true math and science extravaganza!  This July  CELC offers a unique and exciting way for students ages nine through fourteen to explore math and science through a variety of hands-on and minds-on activities. Nature                    Music We bring math and [...]

5 02, 2012

Locomotion with Adam Battelstein

2019-09-03T06:55:50-04:00February 5th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Music and The Arts|

Nothing ever really defies gravity.  We are, after all, on Earth and gravity happens.  A gyroscope works because of inter-related forces, as does buoyancy, inertia, or even density, in conjunction with gravity – the force that plays a role along with all of the others.  It never goes away. Yet, when Adam Battelstein and Rebecca [...]

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