Tannersville, PA — Pocono Services for Families and Children is having its 5th Annual Art Museum Night on Thursday, April 18, at Northampton Community College’s Monroe campus in Tannersville. This hands-on interactive event for preschoolers and their families is open to the public and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is “The Elements of Art – Through the Eyes of Illustrators.” During the evening, children will be able to use elements such as clay, charcoal, pastels and paint to create artwork. Through these mediums, they will be bringing the pages of books to life.
Special guests for the program include potter/instructor Jeff Warner from the Village Crafter’s Pottery Studio in Tannersville and local author/illustrator Lindsay Barrett George. Barrett George’s books include Maggie’s Ball and In the Snow: Who’s Been Here? Another highlight of the event will be story times at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with reading done by Barrett George and staff from the Eastern Monroe Public Library.
The Art Museum Night will be held in the college’s community room. Artwork created by children in PSFC/Head Start classrooms throughout Monroe County will also be on display.
The event is part of the Week of the Young Child celebration, taking place from April 14 to 20. It is coordinated by PSFC teacher Carolann Romano and PSFC Director of Education Sandy Shay.
The mission of Pocono Services for Families and Children is to provide resources for the evolving needs of community children and families, in support of efforts to achieve their goals. The nonprofit agency is celebrating 48 years of service and continues to expand services and implement new programs. Its programs include Head Start, Pre-K Counts, parenting education, emergency assistance and youth mentoring. PSFC has centers in East Stroudsburg, Coolbaugh Township and Brodheadsville, as well as classrooms at JM Hill, Resica Elementary and Middle Smithfield Elementary. PSFC is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC).