Special Arts Schedule Spring 2020

All classes in Potsdam are held in the Technology Room in the SLC Arts Offices, Potsdam Civic Center, 2 Park St, Potsdam, Basement Suite. Introductory class fee: $10. After first class, fees will be based on a sliding fee schedule. Click here for printable PDF of Spring 2020 Schedule.

To find out more information or to register for a class, please email specialarts@slcartscouncil.org.

Integrated Preschool – for all abilities $10 per class or $150 for the semester
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 PM at SLC Arts in Potsdam

Jan 13, 27
Feb 3, 10, 24
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Apr 6, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22

Adults Music & Art
Tuesdays *10:30 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 2:30 PM at SLC Arts in Potsdam
   *this is our most popular class – be sure to register as space is limited.

Jan 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Adult Art in Potsdam
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 PM biweekly

Jan 22
Feb 5, 19
Mar 4, 18
Apr 1, 15, 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24

Teen Music & Art in Potsdam
Wednesdays at 4 – 5:30 PM biweekly

Jan 22
Feb 5, 19
Mar 4, 18
Apr 1, 15, 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24

Teen Music & Art in Massena Neighborhood Center
Wednesdays at 4:30 – 6 PM biweekly

Jan 15, 29
Feb 12, 26
Mar 11, 25
Apr 8, 22
May 6, 20
Jun 3, 17

Friday Night Out is on hiatus until further notice. 

To find out more information or to register for a class, please email specialarts@slcartscouncil.org.


Special Arts provides an opportunity for music and arts exploration in a supportive and therapeutic group environment. Group members are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities including singing, movement, dancing, playing instruments, creating, painting, and other arts exploration designed to stimulate the senses, encourage creativity and increase socialization. Music and art therapy programs have a long track record for success in building communication skills, increasing confidence, and improving overall well-being among participants.

Tracy S. Wanamaker, MT-BC is an Adjunct Instructor at the Crane School of Music where she coordinates the Music in Special Education Program and Crane Music Education Field Experience. Wanamaker is a board-certified music therapist with 20 years of experience working in a wide range of clinical areas including special education, adults with developmental disabilities and gerontology settings.  Wanamaker is active as a consultant and clinician for professionals, teachers and parents across the United States, and has presented her research at many local, state, and national conferences including the American Music Therapy Association National Conference and the Mid-Atlantic AMTA Regional Conference.

Allyssa Theobald is a Potsdam native. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where she received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations in 2017.