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

KIDS (Grades 1 – 2)

BIG KIDS (Grades 3 – 5)

PRE-TEENS (Grades 6 – 8)

TEENS (Grades 9 – 12)

For our summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the Fall.   These are noted in the class/camp descriptions.  Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines.


Before and After Care are available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. at $5.00 per hour. Forms must be filled out in advance and can be found in the Camp Parent Pack. Click Here to download the 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 for 2014 Summer Camps are available. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remainder must be paid in bi-weekly or monthly installments using a credit card.  Must be paid in full two weeks before camp starts. Contact the Registrar at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to register for camps on the payment plan.

Needs-based scholarships are available for all of our camps. Click here to download an application form.

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

Beginner

  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Each Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay class will center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook read aloud at the beginning of class. The i...

    December 4, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Family Saturday: A Crayon Odyssey

    DAY OF/DROP IN RATE: $7.00. Learn new ways to draw with crayons as you draw exciting journeys like Harold and the Purple Crayon! Pre-registration for Family Saturdays is preferred...

    December 13, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

    Details & Signup
  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Each Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay class will center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook read aloud at the beginning of class. The i...

    December 18, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay classes center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook. The instructor will have a sample project with instruc...

    January 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Clay for Kids

    Play with clay! In this exciting weekend class, students, ages 6-11, will learn to hand build with pinch pots, coils, and slabs. We will combine these three basic techniques using ...

    January 17, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • The Potters Studio for Teens

    If you think the pottery studio is the place for you, don't miss this chance to work with a professional potter on the potter's wheel, sculpting, and handforming. Young adult stude...

    January 17, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • Family Saturday: Hoop it up!

    Pre-registration: $5.00/Class day registration: $7.00 What does you...

    January 31, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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  • Puppet Play: Winter Break Kid’s Camp

    Explore the world of puppetry. Take a journey into the world of this very unique art form. In this camp 1st through 5th graders will work with professional puppet maker, puppeteer...

    February 16, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels: Winter Break Intensive

    Looking for inspiration? Let local author and illustrator Ira Marcks challenge you to explore new ideas and methods of creativity. Teens are welcome to participate in this camp, c...

    February 16, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Ceramics Studio: Winter Break Camp

    Explore and experiment with ceramics in this week long camp! In the morning, students will work with clay artist Cara Nisbeth, on handbuilding. In the afternoon, students will work...

    February 16, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Ceramic Mask-Making Workshop

    In this inclusive workshop designed for 9-12 year olds of all ability levels, students will explore a variety of mask forms, discovering one that best expresses their unique person...

    February 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay classes center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook. The instructor will have a sample project with instruc...

    February 26, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Family Saturday: Story Stones

    Pre-registration: $5.00/Class day registration: $7.00 ...

    February 28, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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  • Clay for Kids

    Play with clay! In this exciting weekend class, students, ages 6-11, will learn to hand build with pinch pots, coils, and slabs. We will combine these three basic techniques using ...

    March 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • The Potters Studio for Teens

    If you think the pottery studio is the place for you, don't miss this chance to work with a professional potter on the potter's wheel, sculpting, and handforming. Young adult stude...

    March 7, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • Community Inclusion Project: The Sonic Sandbox; A Workshop for Teens

    Have you ever noticed the steady rhythm of rain tapping on your roof? The low drone of your neighbor's lawnmower? This class will invite students 13-17 to consider and analyze the ...

    March 11, 2015 — 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Family Saturday: Fairy and Leprechaun Houses

    Pre-registration: $5.00/Class day registration: $7.00 This ever ...

    March 28, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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  • Computer Game Design: Spring Break Camp

    Gamers and tech-loving middle schoolers will love this camp. Students explore various areas of basic game design using web-based software. Students will utilize the Digital Arts St...

    April 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Our Universal Universe: Spring Break Kid’s Camp

    What’s in our universe? Stars, planets, stuff spinning and twirling, bright, shiny, and colorful. Join instructors David Dowd and Emily West in the discovery of our Universe in t...

    April 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Moving Story, A Collaborative Theatre Workshop

    In this inclusive workshop designed for 9-12 year olds of all ability levels you’ll learn that there are many ways to tell a story on stage. Students will come together to create...

    April 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Allison Lerman-Gluck

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  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay classes center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook. The instructor will have a sample project with instruc...

    April 30, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Clay for Kids

    Play with clay! In this exciting weekend class, students, ages 6-11, will learn to hand build with pinch pots, coils, and slabs. We will combine these three basic techniques using ...

    May 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • The Potters Studio for Teens

    If you think the pottery studio is the place for you, don't miss this chance to work with a professional potter on the potter's wheel, sculpting, and handforming. Young adult stude...

    May 2, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • Family Saturday: Krazy Kites

    Pre-registration: $5.00/Class day registration: $7.00 ...

    May 30, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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Intermediate

  • Drawing Studio: Spring Break Intensive

    Whether you love to draw already or are interested in sharpening your skills, here’s the jump start you need to improve your art portfolio! Guided by the instructor, teens will f...

    April 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

    Details & Signup