Summer Art Camp is my personal favorite, the chance for our kids to spend a solid amount of time exploring their inner artists, while getting respectably well-covered in paint! Now, if only I could find an art camp for parents…
(read through to the end to find out how to create an at-home summer art camp for your family this year.)
●Warren Art Spot at 6 Child Street in Warren is offering a Summer Arts Camp with Lauren Enjeti from July 11th – 23rd in two sessions: from 9am to 11am for kids age 4 to 6 ($250); and from 1pm to 4pm for kids age 7 to 10 ($300):
“Come experience a variety of art in this unique two week program. Each morning and afternoon session will feature a variety of different art projects, including drawing, painting, collage, and ceramics. The younger group will spend all their time at the Art Spot. The older kids will split their time between the Art Spot and Mudstone Studios (a short walk from WAS) where they will work on their ceramics onsite. Both groups will be guided through several different hand-building techniques to make sculpture and pottery. Pieces will be fired in the kiln and students will glaze them to create beautiful pottery.”
Call 254-0190 to learn more, or visit their website to download registration forms.
●Mudstone Studios at 30 Cutler Street in Warren is offering two weeks of summer camp from August 8th through August 19th. From 10am to 12pm, kids in grades 1-3 can learn several different hand-building techniques while creating beautiful works of art! From 1pm to 3pm, kids in grades 4-6 take their turn. Call 401-297-9412 for more information.
“A weekday summer camp focused on the arts, for children ages 6-14, this camp is conducted on the beautiful grounds of Linden Place Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. Each day, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., campers participate in a wide variety of activities from arts and crafts and drama to creative movement and music classes. Each one week session is arranged around a theme and ends with a culminating performance for friends and family.”
The theme for Week 1 (July 11th – 15th) is “Fiesta! Linden Place Takes a Trip South of the Border!” and for Week 2 (July 25th – 29th) the theme is “Safari! Out of Africa!”. Registration is $160 per child per week (there is a sibling discount and a Members discount). Call 253-0390 to learn more; and visit their website to download a registration brochure.
●Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum at 101 Ferry Road in Bristol is offering Camp Sequoia Summer Camp for 2011 in eight themed one-week sessions. Art projects are a part of each camp week, but the first week (July 5th to 8th) may be of particular interest to art-lovers; its theme is “Master Artists”. Also note the theme of week 6 (August 8th to 12th), “Past & Present – Raiders of the Lost Artifact”. Find out more about Blithewold’s Camp Sequoia by visiting their website.
Want more options? Well, with a little planning you can create your own at-home summer art camp for your kids – start by taking a look at all the inspiring projects over at Kids in the Studio! And remember, if your kids are more theatrically-inclined, they can sign up for the RI Youth Theatre’s East Bay production of “Seussical, Jr.”; if they’re music-lovers, they can participate in the Community String Project’s Summer Strings Program!