Young people's performances are presented by the Quick Center each year.

St. Bonaventure University

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Arts Education at the QCA

Gallery tours, stage and musical performances, art and creativity camps, juried exhibitions for school-age artists, art lessons and activities delivered to your school by our traveling Artmobile. These activities and more are available through our Arts Education program.

Gallery tours and all art education activities are free, school day performances have a nominal fee, and the Quick Center can pay for your bus transportation costs the day of your visit.

Tour The Quick Center Art Galleries

Children on a Quick Center tourWe incorporate math, history, language arts and science in gallery tours and arts education activities, and we'll work with you to plan the best tour for your students' ages and your study focus.
Offerings include:

  • 3D Expression, a glimpse into a new, revolutionary dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 states and 10 countries.
  • Fiesta Friends, a fun and interactive immersion in Spanish and Latin American art and culture.
  • Exploring Asia, a firsthand look at the art and culture of China, Korea, Japan and other Asian nations
  • Young People's School Day Performances

    Each year the Quick Center hosts a series of daytime performances for young audiences. Some feature performances by the same accomplished musicians visiting campus as part of the Friends of Good Music's Performing Art Series, others are productions by professional theater companies catering to young and family audiences.

    Performances for 2020-2021

      One-Room Schoolhouse

      Presented by Kit's Interactive Theatre
      Friday, Oct. 25
      10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

      Scene from One-Room SchoolhouseSet in New England in the 1890s, "One-Room Schoolhouse" focuses on the values of a 19th century education. The experience is recreated by students and teachers with a bevy of fun role reversals throughout the show. Beginning with the mandatory chores before school and after a spelling bee, the show concludes with a square dance. The creation of Kitty Jones, Kit’s Interactive Theatre combines history, dance, music, improvisation, and a great deal of humor in each of 16 different imaginative and educational shows. Every program is smart and inspiring, and with audience members as the cast, a boatload of fun!

    Juried Art Exhibitions for Young Artists

    Collage of schoolchildrens' art

    Each year, the Quick Center holds juried exhibitions for young artists. Three exhibitions are scheduled over the school year, an elementary exhibition (students in grades K-5), a middle school exhibition (6-8) and a high school exhibition (9-12). The exhibitions are held in the Quick Center's Mezzanine Gallery,

    Details about these exhibitions, if they are held this year, will be presented here as it becomes available:


    The QCA ArtMobile Brings Art to You

    Students posing in front of the Quick Center's Artmobile
    The Quick Center's ArtMobile provides traveling art outreach programs to six neighboring counties in New York and Pennsylvania, with visits to requesting nonprofit organizations serving all ages and art levels. The ArtMobile provides access to the Quick Center’s collections of original works as well as quality art lessons and activities. To request a visit from the ArtMobile, use our convenient


  • Art Teacher Professional Development Day

    Collage of past Teacher Development Day gatherings
    The Quick Center hosts an Art Teacher Professional Development Day each year. It's an opportunity for art teachers from the region to share lesson plans and best practices, learn about new practices and techniques, and hear from interesting and accomplished speakers.

    The fall 2020 program will be announced soon. Please check back at a later date.

    Children's Camps at the QCA

    The Quick Center hosts a number of exciting and educational camps aimed at fostering children's creative and artistic talents, and broadening their cultural horizons. We've helped children experience everything from mixing paint and sculpting to sampling foods, music and art of far-away lands and cultures — and even how to train and perform as a circus professional.

    Camps will be announced soon. Please check back.