Kids and Teens alike can find quality and engaging arts experiences here at The Arts Center. Our classes and camps are taught by passionate professionals, either NYS Certified Art Teachers or Teaching Artists well seasoned in their medium of expertise. Our classes and camps are small by choice so that your budding artist can get the attention they deserve.

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

    • KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)  1/2 days available in this age group for Summer 2016!
    • SERIOUS FUN for BIG KIDS (Grades 4 – 5)
    • PRE-TEENS (Grades 6 – 8)
    • TEENS (Grades 9 – 12)

Arts Center Camp Information and Policies

For our winter/spring break camps children must currently be in the grade specified. For summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the Fall.  These are noted in the class/camp descriptions.  All Serious Fun camps are intended for children who have a sincere interest in the medium being taught, and many require excellent fine motor skills as they begin to use advanced tools. Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group and ability level. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines.

Want a sneak peek at what camp is like at The Arts Center? Check out our video!


Before and After Care

Before and After Care are available from 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM. at $5.00 per hour, per child. Each additional half-hour after 5PM will incur a $25.00 charge. This $25.00 must be implemented due to staffing needs. Forms must be filled out in advance and can be found in the Camp Parent Pack. Click HERE to download the Summer camp 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

Payment Plans for 2016 Summer Arts Camps are available. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder must be paid in bi-weekly or monthly installments using a credit card. Must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of camp. Contact our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to set-up payment plan.


Scholarships

We have very generous funders who want to insure that every child who wants to attend a camp at The Arts Center can. Needs-based scholarships are available for all of our camps, and all requests are given attention. Click HERE to download a fillable application form. Contact our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 for more information.


Refunds/Pro-rating

The Arts Center cannot pro-rate single or multiple sessions of a class/camp. Click HERE for The Arts Center’s refund policy.

Beginner

  • SOLD OUT! Building Sculptures: A Serious Fun Camp

    Do you love to build? In this seriously fun camp, 4th and 5th grade budding artists will learn about how to design and build sculptural art. First you’ll learn how to use basic hand tools and building ma...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • SOLD OUT! Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels for Pre-Teens

    Looking for inspiration? Let illustrator Ira Marcks challenge you to explore new ideas and methods of creativity. Middle school students are invited to participate in this camp, composed of part writing wo...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • All the Animals in the Zoo: A Kid’s Camp

    Trumpet. Hiss. Growl and howl; a zoo full of animals is a noisy place! This active and creative camp for kids 1st through 5th graders will explore and discover all the animals in the zoo. You’ll create a...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • A.M. ONLY: All the Animals in the Zoo: A Kid’s Camp

    Trumpet. Hiss. Growl and howl; a zoo full of animals is a noisy place! This active and creative camp for kids 1st through 5th graders will explore and discover all the animals in the zoo. You’ll create a...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • In the Beginning, There Was Style: A Fashion, Style and Photography Camp for Teens

    Great style isn't something that can be taught, it's something from within. You either have it, or you don't. But the basic elements that have become textbook among fashionista can be learned, and once lea...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Joe Oppedisano

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  • Stained Glass Teen Intensive

    The best stained glass pulls the viewer into beautiful, colorful worlds! Learn the basics of this classic art form during this week long intensive, including stained glass design and construction, glass cu...

    August 29, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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