Kids and Teens alike can find quality and engaging arts experiences here at The Arts Center. Our classes and camps are taught by passionate professionals, either NYS Certified Art Teachers or Teaching Artists well seasoned in their medium of expertise. Our classes and camps are small by choice so that your budding artist can get the attention they deserve.

Camps and Classes at The Arts Center are broken down into four categories unless otherwise specified.

    • KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)  1/2 days available in this age group for Summer 2016!
    • SERIOUS FUN for BIG KIDS (Grades 4 – 5)
    • PRE-TEENS (Grades 6 – 8)
    • TEENS (Grades 9 – 12)

Arts Center Camp Information and Policies

For our winter/spring break camps children must currently be in the grade specified. For summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the Fall.  These are noted in the class/camp descriptions.  All Serious Fun camps are intended for children who have a sincere interest in the medium being taught, and many require excellent fine motor skills as they begin to use advanced tools. Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group and ability level. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines.

Want a sneak peek at what camp is like at The Arts Center? Check out our video!


Before and After Care

Before and After Care are available from 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM. at $5.00 per hour, per child. Each additional half-hour after 5PM will incur a $25.00 charge. This $25.00 must be implemented due to staffing needs. Forms must be filled out in advance and can be found in the Camp Parent Pack. Click HERE to download the Summer camp parent pack, which contains useful information about our camp programs as well as the required information forms. Forms can be submitted online or printed and delivered to The Arts Center.  All forms must be completed before your child can attend camp.


Payment Plans

Payment Plans for 2016 Summer Arts Camps are available. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder must be paid in bi-weekly or monthly installments using a credit card. Must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of camp. Contact our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to set-up payment plan.


Scholarships

We have very generous funders who want to insure that every child who wants to attend a camp at The Arts Center can. Needs-based scholarships are available for all of our camps, and all requests are given attention. Click HERE to download a fillable application form. Contact our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 for more information.


Refunds/Pro-rating

The Arts Center cannot pro-rate single or multiple sessions of a class/camp. Click HERE for The Arts Center’s refund policy.

Beginner

  • Enchanting India: A Kid’s Camp

    India is a country full of captivating, colorful beauty. In this camp for kids - 1st through 5th grade - about all things India, you’ll spend a week exploring and creating art inspired by Indian culture ...

    August 1, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kaitlyn Dollard

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  • A.M. ONLY: Enchanting India: A Kid’s Camp

    India is a country full of captivating, colorful beauty. In this camp for kids - 1st through 5th grade - about all things India, you’ll spend a week exploring and creating art inspired by Indian culture ...

    August 1, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Kaitlyn Dollard

    Details & Signup
  • Ceramics Studio Teen Intensive

    Explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including throwing on the wheel and hand building in this focused summer intensive. Teens will work with Master Potter and Ceramic Artist John Visser, and...

    August 1, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Game Design with Tech Valley Game Space: A Serious Fun Camp

    This seriously fun camp, taught by game makers at Tech Valley Game Space, will be centered around guided creation in the form of a sequence of lab activities that are designed for 4th and 5th graders to i...

    August 1, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jamey Stevenson

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  • Synths from Scratch: Creating Your Own Electronic Instrument for Pre-teens

    Love music, electronics and DIY? In this camp you will learn to use electronic components to create your very own take-home synthesizers from A to (H)z! No prior experience with electronics is necessary; w...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Photography with Katherine Wright: A Serious Fun Camp

    In this seriously fun camp for 4th and 5th graders you will gain exposure to the artistic and technical side of photography. Working with professional photographer Katherine Wright you’ll learn about dep...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Metalworking and Jewelry for Pre-Teens

    Middle schoolers will focus on traditional metalworking skills as well as experience the newest ways of working with metal in this camp. You will learn to cut, pierce, form, file, join, and finish metals o...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • A.M. ONLY: Monster’s Theatre: A Kid’s Camp

    We are all little monsters, aren’t we? Come discover the monster in you in this “scary” week as you bring it to life! You’ll devise and create your terrible horrible monster and their terrible horr...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Monster’s Theatre: A Kid’s Camp

    We are all little monsters, aren’t we? Come discover the monster in you in this “scary” week as you bring it to life! You’ll devise and create your terrible horrible monster and their terrible horr...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • Synths from Scratch Teen Intensive

    In this intensive for tech loving musicians you will learn to use electronic components to create your very own take-home synthesizers from A to (H)z! No prior experience with electronics is necessary; we ...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! Game Design with Tech Valley Game Space for Pre-teens

    This camp, taught by the game makers at Tech Valley Game Space, will be centered around guided creation in the form of lab activities that are designed to introduce the basic skills required to create gam...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jamey Stevenson

    Details & Signup
  • Stop Motion Animation: A Serious Fun Camp

    Whether you’re cutting characters out of paper, sculpting them from clay, or drawing your story comic style, you’ll make your ideas come to life with stop motion animation. In this serious fun camp for...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kaitlyn Dollard

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  • Fruit Salad Safari: A Kid’s Camp

    What’s a fruit salad safari you ask? It’s a mash up of everything fruit! In this crazy camp for 1st through 5th graders you’ll design projects where fruit takes the leading role. Bananas, kumquats, p...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • A.M. ONLY: Fruit Salad Safari: A Kid’s Camp

    What’s a fruit salad safari you ask? It’s a mash up of everything fruit! In this crazy camp for 1st through 5th graders you’ll design projects where fruit takes the leading role. Bananas, kumquats, p...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! Ceramics Studio for Pre-Teens

    Explore and experiment with ceramic art in this week long camp! Master Potter John Visser and other ceramics teaching artists will assist you with all things clay. If you already have clay experience, he...

    August 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! Drawing and Painting Exploration for Pre-Teens

    Step into the studio and learn the art of drawing and painting from life while getting acquainted with new artistic mediums and tools. You’ll have fun learning about color, perspective and composition, ...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Building the Future: A Kid’s Camp

    What will the future look like? How about a city 500, even a 1000 years from now? In this camp for 1st through 5th graders you’ll design from start to finish a futuristic building. You’ll discuss the b...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

    Details & Signup
  • A.M. ONLY: Building the Future: A Kid’s Camp

    What will the future look like? How about a city 500, even a 1000 years from now? In this camp for 1st through 5th graders you’ll design from start to finish a futuristic building. You’ll discuss the b...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! Conquering the Potter’s Wheel for Pre-Teens

    Fascinated with throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, but never had time to really try it? In this intense week you’ll have the chance to concentrate completely on learning to throw on the potter’s wh...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels Teen Intensive

    Looking for inspiration? Let illustrator Ira Marcks challenge you to explore new ideas and methods of creativity. Teens are welcome to participate in this intensive, composed of part writing workshop, cart...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Tech Art: A Serious Fun Camp

    In this seriously fun and artistic camp for tech loving 4th and 5th graders, you will explore the concepts of conductivity and resistivity through fun and creative take-home projects. You will create your ...

    August 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Building Sculptures: A Serious Fun Camp

    Do you love to build? In this seriously fun camp, 4th and 5th grade budding artists will learn about how to design and build sculptural art. First you’ll learn how to use basic hand tools and building ma...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • SOLD OUT! Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels for Pre-Teens

    Looking for inspiration? Let illustrator Ira Marcks challenge you to explore new ideas and methods of creativity. Middle school students are invited to participate in this camp, composed of part writing wo...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

    Details & Signup
  • All the Animals in the Zoo: A Kid’s Camp

    Trumpet. Hiss. Growl and howl; a zoo full of animals is a noisy place! This active and creative camp for kids 1st through 5th graders will explore and discover all the animals in the zoo. You’ll create a...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • A.M. ONLY: All the Animals in the Zoo: A Kid’s Camp

    Trumpet. Hiss. Growl and howl; a zoo full of animals is a noisy place! This active and creative camp for kids 1st through 5th graders will explore and discover all the animals in the zoo. You’ll create a...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

    Details & Signup
  • In the Beginning, There Was Style: A Fashion, Style and Photography Camp for Teens

    Great style isn't something that can be taught, it's something from within. You either have it, or you don't. But the basic elements that have become textbook among fashionista can be learned, and once lea...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Joe Oppedisano

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  • Stained Glass Teen Intensive

    The best stained glass pulls the viewer into beautiful, colorful worlds! Learn the basics of this classic art form during this week long intensive, including stained glass design and construction, glass cu...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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Intermediate

  • Creative Writing Summer Teen Intensive

    Maybe you’re putting together a portfolio of work to apply to an undergraduate creative writing program. Or maybe you’re deeply committed to improving your writing. Or maybe you just think it sounds li...

    August 8, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Olivia Dunn

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