St. Bonaventure University

QCA experiences

The Quick Center offers a number of programs aimed at expanding arts education opportunities for young people, as well as a professional development program for art teachers.


Artistic Explorers Program

Oct 21 | Nov 18 | Dec 2 | Jan 27 | Feb 10 | March 16 | April 20 | May 18

Everyone can be an artist and our Artistic Explorers program is designed to spark the imagination of some of our youngest community members.

Join us as we read a story, have a snack, and complete an art activity while introducing your young art makers to new tools, techniques, and famous artists!
  • Recommended ages: 3-6 years old with an accompanying guardian
  • Time: 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts theater atrium
  • Cost: Free to our local community members, but pre-registration is preferred to help with supplies and spacing
  • REGISTRATION: Please use our online registration form.

Artistic Explorers 2023-2024 museum season dates, books and authors

All programs from approximately 10-11 a.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023:
    The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt,
    written by Riel Nason and illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2003:
    Pablo: The Plate Painter of Mazatlán, written by Craig M. Porter Rollins and illustrated by Rufus Zaejodaeus

  • Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023:
    Keepers of the Night,
    written and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024:
    The First Drawing,
    written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024:
    Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol,
    written and illustrated by James Warhola

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024:
    Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler,
    written by Elizabeth Brown and illustrated by Aimée Sicuro

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024:
    Coppernickel Goes Mondrian,
    written and illustrated by Wouter van Reek

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024:
    Tar Beach,
    written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold

ArtMobile visits to local libraries

Each summer, the Quick Center ArtMobile is loaded with works from the Quick Center's collection, educational resources and art supplies, and heads off to public libraries in communities in New York and Pennsylvania, presenting a lesson and activities aligned with a program theme.

Check back in the spring of 2024 to learn of the ArtMobile theme for the summer of 2024 and the schedule of visits.

QCA summer experiences

We offer a number of programs for youngsters aimed at exposing them to world cultures, cultivating their interest in art, and, for older children and young teens, expanding their budding interests and talents by helping them explore various are-making processes.

Return to this site in spring of 2024 to learn about 2024 summer experiences and registration instructions.