The Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance will be offering a multi-disciplinary educational programming at the Griffis Sculpture Park in Ashford Hollow, N.Y., from Monday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 8. There will be a special closing ceremony/concert on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The Griffis Sculpture Park has been an artistic institution in Western New York for almost 50 years. The 300-acre park features over 250 sculptures and is a wonderful place for arts and education programming. The Slyboots School of Music, Arts and Dance has been offering music and artistic programming for 10 years in Buffalo.

All the information, including registering for programming can be found at

The cost of attending one five-day session is as follows: $150 per student, $ 200 per student with transportation plus $50 for extended day 9 a.m.–6 p.m. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please call the Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance at (716) 939-2674 in the event of financial hardship.

The goal of the programming will be:

• Supplying world class arts education for students of ALL AGES in the form of interactive workshops, lectures, group activities and performances

• Arranging for transportation from the Essex Street Art Center (Buffalo) to Griffis Park and supplying healthy lunch and juice sponsored by Ashker’s Juice Bar, Bistro & Gallery.  (

•Offering a network of instructors skilled in a wide variety of topics with a focus on direct experience, including the following topics:

Literacy – including creative writing, performance and poetry, storytelling, bookmaking, and public speaking

Music – including Music for Everyone, percussion, folk music, electronic music, singing, improvisational ensemble and performance craft

Dance & Movement – African dance, yoga, circus arts (juggling, hooping, slack-rope), swing/hip-hop dance and bicycle riding

Art – found art, natural art, drawing, painting, media, video production and photography

Science & Math – exploratory science, builders math (structures & vessels), architectural exploration, and math in music