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 winter/spring break pack, and  here to download the summer camp 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

  • Creative Problem Solving Studio Teen Intensive

    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, a...

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

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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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 you on a creative journey in clay. Newc...

    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 potter John Visser, who will lead you on a creative journey in clay. Newcomers wil...

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

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Stained Glass Teen Intensive

    The best stained glass pulls the viewer into beautiful, colored world! Learn the basics of this art form during this week long camp, including stained glass design and construction, glass cutting, copper f...

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

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • SOLD OUT! Game Design with Tech Valley Game Space Teen Intensive

    This intensive camp will be centered around guided creation in the form of lab activities that are designed to introduce the basic skills required to create games using Construct 2, a free and intuitive cr...

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

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Intermediate

  • Filmmaking Teen Intensive

    This intensive one-week camp will ditch basic point and shoot methods and focus on more advanced and professional techniques of filmmaking. There will be extra time spent in pre-production, learning how to...

    August 3, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • Drawing Teen Intensive: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    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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Advanced

  • Portfolio Development Teen Intensive

    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 your current artistic interests and demonstrat...

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

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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