2017  Art Camps: Create! Explore! Grow!

PARENT PACK

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

Is your child ready to create, explore and grow? The Arts Center summer camp program is designed to create a unique, fun, and engaging experience for children of all ages. Our studio spaces allow campers to explore media beyond the classroom and express their unique view of the creative world. Our exceptionally talented teaching artists will guide your child to become the artist they’ve always wanted to be!

CAMP INFORMATION

KID CAMPS: Ages (6–8)

BIG KID CAMPS: Ages (9–11)

PRE-TEEN CAMPS: Ages (11–13)

TEEN CAMPS: Ages (14–17)

Camp Schedule

Monday–Friday

9:00am–4:00pm

{Special AM ONLY option available for ages 6–8!! 9:00am–12:00pm}

Snack Break 1: 10:20pm–10:40pm

Lunch: 12:00pm–12:45pm

Snack Break 2: 2:20pm–2:40pm

Before and After Care

$10 PER SESSION

Morning Session: 8:00am–9:00am

Afternoon Session: 4:00PM–5:00PM

Important Information

Camp Parent Packs should be filled out and submitted before the first day of camp. These packs contain useful information about our camp programs as well as the required emergency information forms. Forms can be found online at artscenteronline.org, and you will be emailed a form prior to your first camp week.

Lunch and Snacks should be provided by the parent.

Pizza Day is FREE and occurs every Thursday from 12:00pm–1:00pm. Each camper will be provided with two slices of pizza, one snack, and juice.

Payment plans for summer 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. Camps should be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Register today @

artscenteronline.org

Or

 (518) 273-0552 x231

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 registrar, 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

  • KIDS CAMP: Exploring the Galaxy (Ages 6–8)

    In this camp, the universe is no longer far, far away! You and your friends will explore vast planets, touch the stars, discover new creatures, even stop by the Milky Way for a space snack. Using a variety...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Stained Glass Studio

    Learn the basics of this art form in our stained glass camp. You’ll learn to work safely with the tools required, such as soldering irons and glass cutters, while creating your own stained glass designs ...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Eat, Plant, Grow: Culinary Exploration (Ages 14–17)

    In this camp, you will learn about growing, cooking, and eating real food to embrace a healthy lifestyle. We will explore the benefits of kicking the processed food habit, growing our own vegetables and he...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Thomsen Ferreira

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  • BIG KIDS CAMP: Mixed Media Exploration (Ages 9–11)

    Get ready to cut, rip, and stick as we discover the many possibilities of collage! Using a variety of papers, we will explore collage in 2D and 3D artworks, from illuminated sun-catchers, to dreamy surreal...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Exploring the Galaxy (Ages 6–8)

    In this camp, the universe is no longer far, far away! You and your friends will explore vast planets, touch the stars, discover new creatures, even stop by the Milky Way for a space snack. Using a variety...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • BIG KIDS CAMP: STEAM Art: Building with Geometry (Ages 9–11) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    Discover and explore the geometric patterns and synergetic structures found everywhere in the world around us! In this fun, hands-on camp, you will draw, build, and learn about the primary shapes and struc...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • KIDS CAMP: Trash Transformers (Ages 6–8)

    Become a Trash Transformer! You will have fun creating an array of art works using everyday, found objects and items that might otherwise be considered trash. Have an amazing time creating abstract sculptu...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT: TEEN CAMP: Portfolio Development Intensive (Ages 14–17)

    In this camp, students will focus on an intensive program of drawing and painting with the goal of creating a strong portfolio for college applications that represents current artistic interests and demons...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Ceramics Studio (Ages 11–13)

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Trash Transformers (Ages 6–8)

    Become a Trash Transformer! You will have fun creating an array of art works using everyday, found objects and items that might otherwise be considered trash. Have an amazing time creating abstract sculptu...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • KIDS CAMP: The Art of Time Travel (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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 ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Botanical Watercolor & Illustration (Ages 11–13)

    In this camp, you will carefully explore and draw the full system of plants, from the stems to the leaves. You will then explore watercolor and colored pencil application to add the colors found in nature ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Stained Glass Studio (Ages 14–17)

    Learn the basics of this art form in our stained glass camp. You’ll learn to work safely with the tools required, such as soldering irons and glass cutters, while creating a few of your own stained glass...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

    Details & Signup
  • BIG KIDS CAMP: Up-Cycled Art (Ages 9–11)

    Calling all environmentalists! Create beautiful art in an eco-friendly way in this Big Kids Camp! Students will learn to make works of art using recycled materials in both 2D and 3D projects. Build a tall ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

    Details & Signup
  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: The Art of Time Travel (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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 ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! KIDS CAMP: Exploring Africa (Ages 6–8)

    Come explore Africa through its amazing art! You will make African masks from recycled materials, create pottery from clay, make amazing beaded jewelry, papier-mâché a safari animal, and print Adinkra-in...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Painting, Printmaking, & Collage (Ages 9–11)

    In this camp, you will learn studio skills essential for any serious artist! You’ll master mixing colors, painting on canvas, arranging collage materials on paper and learn different printmaking methods....

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Stained Glass Mosaics

    In this camp, you will design and create a colorful, light-catching mosaic with stained glass. Discover the many decorative and functional possibilities this style of mosaic offers. You’ll learn to work ...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Ceramics Studio (Ages 9–11)

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Olekoski

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Exploring Africa (Ages 6–8)

    Come explore Africa through its amazing art! You will make African masks from recycled materials, create pottery from clay, make amazing beaded jewelry, papier-mâché a safari animal, and print Adinkra-in...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Game Design Interactive Showcase (Ages 9–11)

    Ever wonder what it takes to become a computer game designer? Join us in our digital lab and build your own interactive world, create puzzles, or tell a story using our computer gaming software. You will l...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cat Benincasa

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Stained Glass Mosaics (Ages 11–13)

    In this camp, you will design and create a colorful, light-catching mosaic with stained glass. Discover the many decorative and functional possibilities this style of mosaic offers. You’ll learn to work ...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

    Details & Signup
  • KIDS CAMP: Medieval Times Theater (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    Come explore the fascinating world of Medieval times! Join us in this week-long camp of dragon battles, gargoyle making, and costume creations. By the end of the week, you and your medieval friends will br...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Fundamentals of Drawing (Ages 9–11)

    This camp is for serious artists who want to master drawing! We will dive into projects that focus on observational drawing and learn techniques to improve value, shading, perspective, and composition. Aft...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Ceramics Studio (Ages 14–17)

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Cupcake Wars (Ages 11–13)

    Do you love cupcakes? In this camp, you will learn basics skills and techniques in creating a variety of delicious fluffy treats! Throughout the week you will work together in teams to perfect your cupcake...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tracy Henry

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  • SOLD OUT! AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Medieval Times Theater (Ages 6–8)

    Come explore the fascinating world of Medieval times! Join us in this week-long camp of dragon battles, gargoyle making, and costume creations. By the end of the week, you and your medieval friends will br...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • PRE-TEEN CAMP: Circus & Performance Intensive (Ages 11–13)

    Join international performer extraordinaire Aaron Marquise in an intensive camp focused on strengthening the skills of young performing artists. This camp is open to all performing arts, including acting, ...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Adam Marquise

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  • TEEN CAMP: Circus & Performance Intensive (Ages 14–17)

    Join international performer extraordinaire Aaron Marquise in an intensive camp focused on strengthening the skills of young performing artists. This camp is open to all performing arts, including acting, ...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Adam Marquise

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  • TEEN CAMP: Photography and Editing (Ages 14–17) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    In this week-long camp you’ll gain exposure to the artistic and technical side of photography, learning about the DSLR camera and image optics with professional photographer Katherine Wright. From apertu...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Fashion: Designing and Drawing (Ages 14–17)

    Let's draw and design a fashion line! This camp will guide you through the steps of designing and drawing your very own fashion portfolio, complete with with clothing, shoes, and accessories! Learn about t...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • KIDS CAMP: Explore Troy Ages (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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 a fun, interactive mini city. Construct buildin...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels (Ages 9–11)

    This camp is about the art and craft of visual storytelling. We will focus on bringing clarity to good ideas by developing your illustrative style, directing a visual story and using drawing as a form of c...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • TEEN CAMP: Creative Writing Intensive (Ages 14–17)

    Each day of this constructive camp is committed to giving you the skills necessary to improve your writing style. We’ll begin with a daily writing exercise to warm up both pen and mind. Next, we’ll tra...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Olivia Dunn

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Master Chef (Ages 11–13)

    Have you ever wanted to make a full-course meal on your own? In this camp, you will learn how to properly prep your ingredients, learn timing skills in the kitchen, and how to properly plate your food for ...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tracy Henry

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Explore Troy (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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 a fun, interactive mini city. Construct buildin...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Fashion: Designing and Drawing (Ages 11–13)

    Let's draw and design a fashion line! This camp will guide you through the steps of designing and drawing your very own fashion portfolio, complete with with clothing, shoes and accessories! Learn about th...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

    Details & Signup