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Open MINDS Institute

Connecticut’s innovative learning center for curious minds of all ages.

Holiday And Spring Break Intensives

Introducing Spring Break and Holiday Camps: a creative way to take a break from school and delve into the arts! We’re bringing back two of our popular summer camps a little early: “Singing for the Stage” and “Art of Photography.” Each camp session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a sack lunch.

Missoula Children's Theatre

Returning for their 29th season, Missoula Children’s Theatre offers six sessions with a performance on the Friday evening at the end of each session. A total of 60 community children, grades 1-12, come together for a variety of speaking and ensemble roles. No advance preparation is needed.

Summer Camp Intensives

Summer camp Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Have your kids expand their world and try something new with cool exciting subjects lead by amazing local artists.

School Matinee Series

Expose your students to live theatre experiences that enhance their learning, ignite creativity, and offer a new view of the world around them.

Curricular Connections Guide

The Curricular Connections Guide is a new initiative at the Quick Center for the Arts this school year. Designed to serve as a resource for Fairfield University faculty and staff, the Guide is created to foster connections between Fairfield classes and Quick Center performances. Included are particular events we feel are of direct relevance to courses being offered on campus. However we believe that our wide array of programming enhances every student and faculty member’s experience on our campus by bringing diverse perspectives and voices that enrich our lives through more well-rounded experiences.

How can you use the CCG to enhance your students’ experiences?

  • Encourage your students to attend an arts event and provide extra credit for attendance
  • Encourage students to do reflective writing about their experience with the performance and how it connects to their learning in the classroom
  • Utilize the performance as a resource to enhance your course instruction
  • Schedule an in-class discussion or lecture led by a visiting artist or a FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY faculty or staff member

The Guide lists arts events in chronological order; the entry for each event includes time, location, and ticket information, event description, and curricular connections. It is the intent of the Quick Center for the Arts in developing the Curricular Connections Guide to engage Fairfield University faculty in our programs by forming meaningful, logical links between the substance of academic courses and the content of Quick Center events.

For more information on the Quick Center Curricular Connections Guide or engagement opportunities, contact Lori Jones at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2975 or ljones@fairfield.edu.

Quick Bookstore

The Quick Bookstore, located in our lobby, offers a number of titles related to the performances, lectures, and events that will inspire you and encourage you to take the dive into the larger themes around our programs. The Quick Bookstore is the ideal place for buying, browsing, relaxing, and people watching before a performance or during the day.