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

Everyone can be an artist and our Artistic Explorers program is designed to spark the imagination of some of our youngest community members. After the success of our Museum Mondays summer program we are extending our offerings through the year.

Join us once every other month on a Saturday 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: To register for a program please use our online registration form.

Artistic Explorers 2022-2023 dates, books and authors

All programs from 10-11 a.m. in the QCA theater atrium

  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022:
    Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras,
    written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.

  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022:
    The Snowy Day, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023:
    The Wave, 
    written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Blair Lent.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023:
    Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales, 
    written by Joseph Jacobs and illustrated by Thea Kilros

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023:
    Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing, 
    written by Kay A. Haring and illustrated by Robert Neubecker

2023 Cutco Family Day — A Viking Epic

Sponsored by a generous grant from the Cutco Foundation, Cutco Family Day, open to all at no charge, is an annual event that invites families to the Quick Center for games, art activities, museum tours and more.

Cutco Family Day |  Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 | Noon to 3 p.m.
Vikings in Greenland webThe day includes a free family day performance of "Vikings in Vinland," a presentation of Kit's Interactive Theatre.

  • Hear ancient epics of Norse and Scandinavian fantasy, folklore, and mythology in our story circle.
  • Try divining your future or play a game of chance by throwing some Viking runes.
  • Forge your very own long boat and fortify it by crafting a shield.
  • Design a custom leather punch piece in our tannery and create a wish bottle to help you avoid any troublesome trolls.
Produced, written. choreographed and performed by Kitty Jones, a professional actress from New York, Kit's Interactive Theatre combines history, dance, music, improvisation, and a great deal of humor in each of 16 different imaginative and educational shows.

The family friendly performance of "Vikings in Vinland" is recommended for ages 5 to adult.

  • Art Teacher Professional Development Day

    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.

    Please check back at the end of January 2023 for a spring semester professional development opportunity.

    Summer opportunities

    The Quick Center presents summer programming aimed at sparking the imagination and creativity of young art lovers

    Summer programming opportunities for 2023 will be announced in May. Please return to this webpage at that time for programming details and registration information.