May 28, 2015
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]

Hands-on Art for Children & Teens

New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is the place for fun and creativity this summer. The Museum is offering 5 weeks of hands-on art camps packed with exciting art projects, gallery tours, and more!  The art camps are designed for children ages 5-15.

The Summer Art Immersion program provides 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 protected].

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For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected].

About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors annually from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 11 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 15,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.

The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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