Kids 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.

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

-KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)
Full and 1/2 days available in Summer 2016

-SERIOUS FUN for BIG KIDS (Grades 4 – 5)

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.

For our break camps children must be in these grades. For summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the Fall.   These are noted in the class/camp descriptions.  Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines. Pre-Teen (Grades 6 – 8) and Teen (Grades 9 – 12) camps are available as well.

Scholarships are Available!

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 an application form. Contact our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 for more information.

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 for 2016 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 our Education Associate, Chris Ristau at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to register for summer camps on the payment plan. The Arts Center cannot pro-rate single or multiple sessions of a class/camp. Click HERE for The Arts Center’s refund policy.


  • The Art of Time Travel: Kids Camp (Ages 6-9)

    In this week long camp, you will build a time machine and travel to the great pyramids of Egypt, walk with the dinosaurs, explore medieval times, and more! In the morning you'll draw, paint, and construct...

    February 20, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Explore Troy: Kids Camp (Ages 6-9)

    In this week long camp, you'll navigate, explore, and discover the great city of Troy, NY. Using a variety of art materials you'll transform the studio into the city you've always wanted to live in. Constr...

    April 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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