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 weekly themed projects, participants will also paint outside in the museum’s garden, develop a portfolio and tour special summer exhibitions.
Cost: $170 members / $190 non-members.
All sessions meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Advanced reservations required for all sessions: Please call 860-443-2545 x2110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session #1: June 25-29: 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 #2: July 9-13: Art Rocks! (ages 8-11)
- Participants will discover how art and music intertwine as they design their own band posters and t-shirts, create artwork inspired by different genres of music, and build instruments out of clay, wire, and other mixed media. Please specify youth M, L, or XL shirt at time of registration.
Session #3: July 16-20: Bumblebees, Butterflies and Blossoms (ages 5-7)
- After daily eye-spy tours of the collection, participants will explore the garden as they design insect collages, sculpt creatures out of clay, and paint with acrylics.
Session #4: July 30-August 3: Advanced Art Salon (ages 12-15)
- Participants will explore shading and perspective through charcoal and pastel drawing, study painting composition, and master positive/negative space through sculpture construction.
Session #5: August 6-10: Art of the Underwater World (ages 8-11)
- Participants will explore creatures of the deep as they learn watercolor painting techniques, create 3-D tropical fish, build ocean dioramas, and design mosaics using tiles and glass stones.