Hands-on Art for Children & Teens
The museum’s hands-on art camps, designed for aspiring artists ages 5-15, provide a wonderful opportunity for children and teens to learn new artistic techniques and explore the collections. In addition to completing special themed projects, participants will also paint outside in the museum’s garden, develop a portfolio and tour the special summer exhibitions: The Gaze Returned: Portrait Studio, Lost Gardens of New England and Launchpad of the American Theater.
Cost: $150 members/$170 non-members
All camps meet Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm
Session #1: July 6-10 Bumblebees, Butterflies & Blossoms (ages 5-7)
After daily animal eye-spy tours of the collections, participants will explore the garden as they design insect collages, sculpt creatures out of clay and paint with acrylics.
Session #2: July 13-17 Nature & Art: Painting, Printing & Pastels (ages 8-11)
After a daily animal drawing lesson, participants will paint with brushes, rollers, pipettes and even toothbrushes to create nature-based artwork. A variety of pastel and printing projects will also be completed outdoors in the museum’s garden.
Session #3: July 20-24 Knights and Princesses of the Roundtable (ages 5-7)
After daily eye-spy tours of the galleries, participants will be transformed into kids in King Arthur’s court as they build 3-D castles, design shields and crowns, paint stained glass windows and create dragon puppets.
Session #4: August 3-7 Advanced Art Salon (ages 12-15)
Participants will explore shading and perspective through charcoal and pastel drawing, learn about painting composition and master positive/negative space through sculpture construction.
Session #5: Aug. 10-14 Faces & Places: Exploring Portraits and Landscapes (ages 8-11)
Participants will design and create a variety of 2-d and 3-d portraits and learn how to develop landscape compositions from both memory and en plein air (outdoors).
For reservations: please contact the Education Department at 860-443-2545 x110 or email email@example.com