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  • SOLD OUT! BIG KIDS CAMP: Stained Glass Studio Ages (9–11)

    Learn the basics of this art form during 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 desi...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • KIDS CAMP: Monster Theater 2.0 (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    It’s that time of year again: Monster Theater is back and better than ever! Join us during this week-long camp of creature creations, monster music making and critter costumes galore. By the end of the w...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels (Ages 11–13)

    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...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Metalworking and Jewelry (Ages 14–17)

    Kick off your summer with metalworking and jewelry camp! Get hands-on skills bending and shaping metal wire, cutting and riveting metal sheet, and turning your ideas into pieces you can wear right out of c...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Monster Theater 2.0 (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    It’s that time of year again: Monster Theater is back and better than ever! Join us during this week-long camp of creature creations, monster music making and critter costumes galore. By the end of the w...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Game Design Interactive Showcase (Ages 11–13)

    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...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cat Benincasa

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  • KIDS CAMP: Young Picassos (Ages 6–8)

    Everyone’s heard of Picasso, but have you ever wondered what made this artist so special? In this camp, we’ll learn about different movements that made Picasso famous while creating colorful paintings,...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Photographic Exploration (Ages 11–13)

    In this 3-day camp, you will be equipped with a DSLR camera to explore the great city of Troy. In the beginning of the week, your instructor will lead you on walkable excursions to capture images around th...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Stephanie Palazeke

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Young Picassos (Ages 6–8)

    Everyone’s heard of Picasso, but have you ever wondered what made this artist so special? In this camp, we’ll learn about different movements that made Picasso famous while creating colorful paintings,...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: The Art of 3D Modeling: Physical to Digital Prototypes (AGES 11-13)

    In this exciting partnership with Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Downtown Troy, campers will create unique structural prototypes in the physical world and transform them into the digital realm. This thre...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Pryzbilla & Jesse Roberts

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  • KIDS CAMP: Superheroes Unite! (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s superhero camp! Join your superhero friends in this week-long camp of nonstop adventures. Using your amazing superpowers, you will create costumes, gadgets and more!...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! TEEN CAMP: Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media (Ages 14–17)

    This camp will build your observational drawing skills, color mixing techniques, compositional arrangements, and ability to discuss and critique artwork. You will use charcoal, drawing pencils, acrylic, wa...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • SOLD OUT! PRE-TEEN CAMP: Mini Movies & Short Films (Ages 11–13)

    In this week-long camp, you will create your own movie making studio right inside The Arts Center. Through team-based projects, you will learn the basic skills and techniques of movie making. In the mornin...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Rebecca Angel Maxwell

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

    In this camp, students will explore the art of cut paper and mixed media through a variety of 2D and 3D projects. They will learn to work in decoupage, book manipulations, and papier-mâché while discover...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Superheroes Unite! (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s superhero camp! Join your superhero friends in this week-long camp of nonstop adventures. Using your amazing superpowers, you will create costumes, gadgets and more!...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • SOLD OUT! KIDS CAMP: Tropical Fun Under the Sea (Ages 6–8)

    Enter a world of oceanic adventures! Campers will dive right in and create a world of sea creatures—including fish, whales, and jellyfish—after learning about different ocean habitats. We’ll create p...

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

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • BIG KIDS: Wear Your Art! (Ages 9–11)

    Wear your art on your sleeve—literally! Students in this camp will learn to make artwork to wear, from hand crafted beads, to tie-dye tees and more! Learn to make unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry and access...

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

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • PRE-TEEN CAMP: All Things Sculpture (Ages 11–13) – LIMITED AVAILABILITY – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    This camp’s creations are anything but flat! Transform your drawn ideas into 3D interactive objects. In this sculpture camp, you will work with paper, clay, cardboard, and more! You will learn a variety ...

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

    Instructor: Kimberly Jones

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  • SOLD OUT! AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Tropical Fun Under the Sea (Ages 6–8)

    Enter a world of oceanic adventures! Campers will dive right in and create a world of sea creatures—including fish, whales, and jellyfish—after learning about different ocean habitats. We’ll create p...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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: Beth Gray

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • KIDS CAMP: The Art of Time Travel (Ages 6–8)

    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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  • TEEN CAMP: Stained Glass Studio (Ages 14–17) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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

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  • 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

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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: The Art of Time Travel (Ages 6–8)

    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

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

    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

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  • 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

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

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • TEEN CAMP: Ceramics Studio (Ages 14–17) – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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

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  • 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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  • AM ONLY: KIDS CAMP: Medieval Times Theater (Ages 6–8) – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE – 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 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • 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)

    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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  • 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)

    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)

    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

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  • 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

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