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.


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.

  • 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
  • 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

    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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  • 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

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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...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup