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.

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
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Your College Essay Made Easy

October 18, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Instructor: Dennis Gaffney

Are you worried about writing your college essay? In this workshop, an experienced college essay coach will ease your worries by showing you how to get it done. Learn how to write a meaningful piece—and one that will strengthen your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Dennis Gaffney has coached students who have been accepted to schools such as Middlebury, NYU, Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford, and SUNY-Binghamton. He’s an adjunct writing professor and freelance journalist who has written three books and articles for venues such as The New York Times (www.dennisgaffney.com). The interactive workshop will cover common mistakes to avoid, a sound process to minimize stress, and techniques for a memorable essay. All will leave with a strong sense of their essay topic. Students and parents are welcome.