Center for Creative Education, Empowering Community Through The Arts

Kingston Homeschool Hub


2016-2017 Homeschool Hub 


The mission of the Center for Creative Education is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through arts, wellness and education.



For many families, homeschooling is more than just school at home; it is an educational journey. CCE’s Homeschool Hub is excited to announce that we have assembled a stellar group of instructors, teaching an array of highly unique and relevant courses, available to your child in 6-week sessions. An “ala-carte” format (you choose only the days you wish to have your child participate), our ongoing class programs are for 10-15-year-olds and we also offer workshops for all ages.   The goal of CCE’s Homeschool Hub is to offer a safe environment providing creative education to open student’s unlimited potential, imagination, and originality.


CCE has a large open dance studio (1300 sq feet), a second studio (300 sq. feet) and a multi-purpose room featuring a large communal work table and a computer lab. There is also a WiFi lounge that families are welcome to use while classes are in session.

Upcoming Workshops/Field Trips:

*Check Back Soon*


Ongoing Session Schedule:


Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 – COMPLETE

Session 2 – October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class November 22), December 6- COMPLETE

Session 3 – December 13, 20, January 3, 10, 17, January 24 (no class January 31st held for snow day make up)- COMPLETE

Session 4 – February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, March 14 (no class March 21 held for snow day make up) – COMPLETE

Session 5 – March 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, May 9 (no class April 11, Spring Break)

Session 6 – May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20


Class Rates:

*The rate is determined by each family, using a sliding scale. Families are asked to consider the value of the classes and what they are able to pay, and to pay within the range listed.*

Per Session:

1 full day: 5 hours (4 hours of class time and supervised lunch break) per week = $300-$465
  • A “full day” is 5 hours; from 9:30 AM- 2:30 PM.
Per class: *These rates are listed for the benefit of families who opt not to come full days. $120 for a one hour class (6 sessions), if the the student wishes to stay for lunch there will be an additional fee of $30 charged.
  • After the first child, siblings attending the same or less time receive a 10% discount off of tuition.

Cancellation – If you must cancel, please provide at least 30 days notice. Cancellations 30 days or more before the first day a program begins will receive a full refund. Cancellations from 7 days to 30 days prior to a program receive 50% program credit (non-transferable and valid for one year).

Cancellations less than 7 days prior to a program will receive no credit and no refund.


Scholarships/ Sibling Discounts/ Workstudy

Because this is a new program, we do not have scholarships available at this time. We do offer a 10% sibling discount. We do have a limited number of work-study positions available (lunch monitor, end of day clean up, admin assistant) in exchange for discounted tuition. For more information please contact Homeschool Hub coordinator, Carrie Wykoff at or call (845) 338-7664.


New Session Six Schedule


Time Tuesday

10 – 15 Yr-Olds

9:30 – 10:30 Shakespeare and Current Events
10:30 – 11:30 Technology /Makerspace
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch/ Recess
12:30 – 1:30 Art
1:30 – 2:45 Myths of Tomorrow

Ongoing Course Description:

Art with Jenny Lee Fowler 

Together we will explore different themes through art!

Session 6
Art: Neighborhood
Using the work of artists like Faith Ringgold ( ) and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson ( and Todd Samara (local). We’ll explore and create art of our neighborhoods. Kids can collaborate or work independently on a piece in the media of their choice over the duration of the session. How do we communicate place and the people who call it home?


Current Events and Shakespearewith Lesley Sawkill

Whether it is the lure of power over authority (Macbeth), the people’s unhappiness with the process of choosing the heir to the throne (King John) or the ugliness of religious intolerance (The Merchant of Venice), today’s headlines and dinner table discussion can be brought to startling life through the lens of Shakespeare’s characters, themes and stories.

This class will examine current events through news reports, discuss topics and issues, and then connect them to the text of Shakespeare’s plays.

The final class will be videotaped in the style of a live newscast report. Students will find and discuss news topics, and make connections to the scenes on either side of the camera.

The Myths of Tomorrow: Tracing the Meaning of Story – with Richard Schwab 

Take a second to think of a story which has caught you at one point in your life. It could be your favorite, maybe a movie, or a book or even a video game. Since we don’t really believe in stories anymore the word ‘mythology’ is shifting. Today’s ‘mythologies’ are more the beloved stories than the ones we literally believe to be true. In thousands of years people might look back on today’s “myths” as being Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or Marvel and DC Super Heroes. In this class, we’ll trace the roots of our favorite stories through time and across continents to find how stories have grown to shape themselves and our love of them. We’ll look at common stages or motifs around the world, and common archetypes such as heroes, heroines, monsters, creators, villains, visionaries and tricksters. The goal will be to spot secrets in the stories we love, which if given the right amount of time or perhaps the right question, will tell us secrets about ourselves as well.


Technology and Makers Space – with Felix Olivieri

Session 6

Hydraulic Powered Robot Arms!

Students will build their own hydraulic powered robot arms! To complete the arms participants will have to work on cutting, glueing and wiring,. Once our arms are complete we will explore different types of movements they can make and if time allows we will create a short film.

Note: There is a materials fee of $15 per student to buy supplies needed for this project.



Meet our Faculty:


drewsBryant “Drew” Andrews – Executive Director

Drew is an award-winning choreographer, accomplished Hip-Hop and Latin dancer/instructor and a dynamic, energizing force that brings over 28 years of human service, dance and fitness experience to communities worldwide including Cuba, Germany and Dubai.  Drew holds a BA in Human Services and Child Counseling, an AA in Medical Assistant, is an Accredited Human Service Practitioner, CPR/AED Certified and possesses a Group Fitness Certification from AFAA . Most recently, Drew completed “The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning” professional development program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Drew is the founder and choreographer of the award-winning Energy Dance Company, whose focus on Hip-Hop fusion, high-energy dance style and rich, hard-hitting choreography have won him national and international recognition. Through the creation and development of the yearly “Let’s Move! Ulster” series, Drew has worked to fulfill his mission of community building and family fitness. Drew also created DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness® as a response to a wide spread demand for a comprehensive, sustainable and scalable fitness program that is fun, engaging, challenging, motivational, inspirational and tailored for all ages and ability levels. Drew has dedicated his life to health, wellness and community, and will continue to create effective programs which combine artistic growth and development while promoting health and fitness awareness.


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Carrie Wykoff – Homeschool Hub Coordinator / Teacher

Carrie has a BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Management from Emerson College where she was the recipient of the Carol Burnett award, Vice President of the Student Government Association and President of the Musical Theatre Society. She is also an ordained Interfaith Minister, a certified yoga instructor and a certified DXF coach. She is the founder of Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre and has directed numerous productions there. She has taught many different classes to many different students at SUNY Ulster, The New York Open Center, CCE, homeless shelters, adult day care centers and internationally. She is also performer and the founder of Events That Matter. She has been homeschooling her daughter since 2013.


Esopus silhouette artist Jenny Lee Fowler.

Jenny Lee Fowler is a working artist and a homeschooling parent. Much of her work grows from family life, the natural world, and traditional craft processes. She has been teaching for over two decades in a wide range of settings with diverse students. Her students have included; prisoners, immigrants and international students, service learning undergrads at Bard College, kids in local schools and art organizations, lifelong learners at the New York Botanical Garden, and homeschoolers through her Kitchen Table Arts workshop series at her home. Her art has been featured in Design Sponge, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, NY Times, and other print and online venues. Most recently, she co-curated the IN:SITE summer-long art exhibition at Century House Historical Society with 16 artists from the Northeast (including two homeschoolers!).


felixFelix Olivieri has a long and rich history in the world of art and digital media. Hailing originally from the Bronx, Felix got his start in the arts at LaGuardia School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the “Fame school”). He also has an Associates Degree in Visual Communications from Gibbs College. Felix has worked for many years as an independent freelance artist working on everything from video projects, to package design to websites, and prop making. Lately Felix fuses technology (cutting edge systems as well as vintage electronics),toys, and found objects to create interactive, multi-purpose pieces of art.





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Lesley Sawkill is the artistic director of New Genesis Production which, for nearly 20 years, has brought Shakespeare Theater study and performance programs into schools and libraries during the year. In the summer, NGP provides 1 week and 2 week Shakespeare Intensive workshops for ages 6-18 at the Little Globe Theatre of West Shokan. Her programs have been well received in Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, and Greene counties. She has directed in NYC as well as locally for the Open Eye Theater, Byrd on a Cliff, the Shandaken Theater Society, and the Performing Arts of Woodstock.





Richard Schwab is a ‘mythological consultant’ who converts ideas into stories and stories into ideas. His large focus is how to express epiphanies or difficult ideas to capture in language. He’s worked for groups such as the Joseph Campbell Foundation and Center for Symbolic Studies. Most recently, in conjunction with the Archive for the Research in Archetypal Symbolism and a specialized group of storytellers named Storyeon, he taught storytelling to inmates of Riker’s Island Correctional Facility in order to help them see patterns and take control of their own life stories.


Homeschool Hub FAQ

To register, please call 845-338-7664, email or stop by and see us at 15 Railroad Avenue, Kingston.



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