Centrum’s “Explorations” middle-school workshop, in partnership with The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, takes place the week of March 4-9. Explorations is a week-long total-immersion residential experience. It’s a chance to converse, draw, sculpt, paint, dance, perform, and write in an intense, fun-filled time of learning.
For the last 37 years, Centrum programs have served tens of thousands of students and teachers from around the state with esidential programs in creative education. Students work with gifted professional artist-faculty in the world of arts and creative risk-taking.
Washington schools represented at Explorations this year include Discovery Lab in Yakima, First Creek Middle School in Tacoma, Shaw School on Shaw Island, Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island, Waldron Island School in Friday Harbor, Chimacum Middle School in Chimacum, Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend, and Jefferson Community School in Port Townsend, among others.
This program is generously funded by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Additional sponsors include the Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, The Baker Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Poncho, The Forest Foundation, Rayonier Foundation, the Congdon Hanson Family, and nearly a thousand individual donors whose generosity celebrates the power of creativity to change lives.