Kids

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

                   KIDS (Grades 1 – 2)

                   BIG KIDS (Grades 3 – 5)

 

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. Pre-Teen (Grades 6 – 8 ) and Teen (Grades 9 – 12) camps are available as well.


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.

 

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
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Clay for Kids

September 13, 2014 to October 18, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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 food clay and safe glazes to construct fun and whimsical creations with emphasis on form and texture. Each student will complete several glazed creations. Our ceramics studio is lead free.

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

September 18, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

October 2, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

October 16, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

October 30, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

November 13, 2014 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

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

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

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Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

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

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 instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the students will also have the option of coming up with their own project ideas. Children and parents will use handbuilding techniques to make original ceramic objects with guidance from the instructor. They will explore the creative process using clay as an artistic medium. Cost of class includes one adult and one child. There will be a new project for each session, so sign up for one or all! *Note: Mommy/Daddy & Me classes are not eligible for the “Create More-Save More” discount.

Two examples of possible books and projects:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll – A story about two mice working together to grow a pumpkin. Potential projects include making simple pumpkin or mouse shapes, autumn leaves, and leaf bowls.
• Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr – A picture book version of the beloved song. Students can create an array of ocean-themed projects based on this book. Fish, shells, seahorses, and octopi can all be created using handbuilding methods.