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Stories to Stage Art Contest 2022-23!

The 8th Annual Stories to Stage Art Contest kicks off this week at Sutton Elementary and Sutton Early Learning Center.

Students kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to submit art of their choosing to Green Bean. They have the option of dropping it off at Mrs. Hehir's Art Room, putting art in the Green Bean bin on the SCEL Auditorium stage, or submitting a picture or video online!

All online picture or video submissions should be emailed to

***Scroll down to bottom of email for GB open class update.

Winning artwork is chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Creative and surprising!

  2. Sparks our imagination for stories

  3. Interesting character idea

  4. Has personality, it makes judges feel something

The contest is NOT judged on art technique although observed effort is definitely prioritized.

So take your time and submit something unique and special - just like you!

Deadline to Submit is Friday, October 28th

Winners will be announced at school assemblies week of November 1st

The winners of the Stories to Stage Art Contest become the "Artists of Inspiration" for the program. In November, the STS story contest will run in both schools. Students use the winning pieces of art as inspiration to write short, creative stories to submit.

The winning stories then come to life on stage in the Stories to Stage 2023 performances on March 31st at 6:30pm & April 1st at 6pm. To register your child to audition to be part of the Stories to Stage "Open Cast", click here.

Green Bean classes: GBR, GBC, GBC Jr., GBC Focus: Music and Movement will also all be performing their works at the show. To join the waitlist for these classes, please email us.

GBC Focus: Music & Movement begins Friday, Oct. 14 3-4pm and is still accepting students, click here to register. The GB Focus Class is open to grades K-8 and is GBC Hybrid mixed-age format.

Green Bean Open Class Update:


(Skills Class w/ Joscelyn)

Nov. start - grades 3-9

Mindset Matters

(Skills Class w/ Ms. Hutchinson)

currently running, grades 3-7

MakerSpace (Skills Class)

Dec. start - grades 3-5

GBC Focus: Music & Movement

Oct. 14 start - grades k-8

Writer's Guild

Nov. start - grades 5-9

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