High School students at The Arts Center are encouraged to hone their skills and interests, deeply engage in an intensive study in various mediums, or just discover and expand a new interest.  Many classes and camps offered are suitable for the beginning student, yet others are directly intended to answer the needs of the college minded fine arts student, helping them to expand their portfolio. Portfolio Development classes and camps are recommended for serious high school students who are developing their college entrance art portfolios.

Teens’ camps and classes at The Arts Center are recommended for high school students (grades 9-12) unless otherwise specified. Summer camp students must be entering high school in the Fall. Our camps are tailored carefully for each age group. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines. For Pre-Teen classes/camps (grades 6-8), click here.


Click  Here to download the 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 for 2015 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

  • 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 students, ages 12-16, from beg...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • 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 musical qualities (rhythm...

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

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Metalworking and Jewelry Intensive for High Schoolers

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

    June 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Fusco

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  • Stained Glass High School Intensive

    The best stained glass pulls the viewer into beautiful, colored worlds. Begin to work your way toward perfecting this art form as you learn the basics during this week long camp, including stained glass d...

    July 20, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Game Design Teen Intensive with Tech Valley Game Space

    This intensive will primarily be centered around guided creation in the form of a sequence of lab activities that are designed to introduce the basic skills required to create games using Construct 2, a fr...

    August 10, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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  • Ceramics Studio Teen Intensive

    Explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including throwing on the wheel and hand building. Teens will work with ceramic artist Cara Nisbeth, who will lead them on a creative journey in clay. New...

    August 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Farms, Food and Photography with ASA: Session II

    For the third year, The Arts Center is teaming up with the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) for this unique program for students ages 14 through 16, or students who have completed Session I, foc...

    August 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ellie Markovitch

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  • Ceramics Studio Teen Intensive

    Explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including throwing on the wheel and hand building. Teens will work with potters Cara Nisbeth and John Visser who will lead you on a creative journey in cl...

    August 31, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Creative Problem Solving Studio for Teens

    Learn how to think creatively to solve problems. In this intensive week High School students will learn creative thinking skills through a series of interdisciplinary projects. Led by inventor, writer, an...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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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 focus on direct observatio...

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

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Drawing Intensive for High Schoolers

    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, you’ll focus on direct observation ...

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

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Painting Intensive for High Schoolers

    Learn and practice techniques in the wet medium in this week long intensive sure to improve your skills. Students will cover a variety of techniques as they are introduced to different topics in painting....

    July 27, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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Advanced

  • Portfolio Development for High Schoolers

    This week will focus on an intensive program of drawing and painting with the goal of creating strong portfolio pieces for college applications that represent the student’s current artistic interests and...

    July 13, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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