Summer Art Camps 2018

Unleash your child’s imagination and creativity with our week-long Summer Art Camps. Camps provide a wonderful introduction to a variety of visual art forms, from drawing and painting, to photography, cartooning, fashion, 3D sculpture and more. Meet new friends, develop your artistic style, gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun. Select from our general Junior Studio camps or try out a themed Specialty camp in your area of interest. Register for multiple weeks for a fully immersive art experience.

Extended Day (Ages 6+)

Before- & after-care available for Jr. Studio Camps & select Specialty Camps.
Before-care, 8:15am – 9am
Members $50 / Public $55
After-care, 4 – 5:30 pm
Members $110 / Public $120
Before- & After-care: Members $155 / Public $170

Deadline to register for before- & after-care: two weeks prior to camp start. If registering after this deadline, please ask for availability.

“In-between” care is provided for campers from 12pm – 1pm who are combining am and pm registrations (lunch not provided).
Members $70 / Public $80. Please ask for availability.

A Program Participation Packet (PPP) must be completed for each student by the start of camp season. Please see our web site for the PPP and important class policies.

Junior Studio Camps

Campers spend their days creating art is a variety of media and styles. Drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media will all be explored. Young artists will get creative both in the studio and outside making art, playing games, and engaged in both independent and group projects. All Jr. Studio campers receive a MMoA t-shirt.

Half day: 9am – 12pm: Members $165 / Public $195
Full day: 9am – 4pm: Members $325 / Public $380

Ages 3.5 – 6: 9am – 12pm only
July 16 – 20
August 6 – 10
August 13 – 17

Ages 6 – 9
June 25 – 29
July 9 – 13
July 23 – 27
August 20 – 24

Ages 9 – 12
July 2 – 6
July 30 – August 3
August 13 – 17
August 20 – 24

Specialty Camps

These half- and full-day camps are thematically focused for the young artist with an interest in that specific topic.

Ages 4 – 7


Fantastical Beasts
Children spend the week creating magical kingdoms complete with fairies, unicorns, woodland creatures, mermaids, elves, dragons and more! These characters are brought to life through role-playing, costumes design, storytelling, illustrations, and 3D sculptures.
July 9 – 13, 9am – 12pm
Members $165 / Public $195


Mad Science
Campers mix science and art to create messy masterpieces that include bubble paintings, slime recipes, pendulum splatter art, rocket building, 3D engineering and more!
July 30 – August 3, 9am – 12pm
Members $165 / Public $195

Ages 7 – 10


Campers experience the freedom and whimsy of abstract art. Using a variety of mediums, artists explore various styles such as cubism, and expressionism. Students will understand the connection between art and emotion and will create works inspired by music, movement, dreams and more. There’s nothing more liberating than creating art that doesn’t need to look a certain way!
July 2 – July 6, 9am – 12pm
Members $165 / Public $195


Around the World
Join us on an art exploration around the world. Each day will take you to a new place as we explore exciting cultures through arts and crafts, stories, music and more. Create African jewelry, Tibetan prayer flags, Chilean rain sticks, Japanese brush painting and much more.
July 23 – July 27, 1pm – 4pm
Members $165 / Public $195


Young artists learn the art of caricature while developing essential skills for drawing people and animals, structuring plots and writing dialogue. Creations will be transformed into comic strips, posters and short books.
August 6 – August 10, 1pm – 4pm
Members $165 / Public $195

Ages 8 – 12


3D Modeling
Students explore model making and sculpting using a variety of non-ceramic clays, such as Polymer, Air Dry and Sculpey. Campers will study the basics of form, texture and color to turn their illustrations into compelling designs. Recreate characters and animals from popular books, comics and movies and develop the skills to design your very own!
June 25 – 29, 9am – 12pm
Members $185 / Public $215


Fine Art FUNdamentals
Using MMoA’s studios, galleries, and our scenic outdoor space, campers explore different fine art techniques, including pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel and paint application. Sketchbook exercises and site-specific installation projects build confidence and hone individual artistic style.
July 9 – July 13, 1pm – 4pm
Members $165 / Public $195


Art Gone Wild
Explore and create in this cooperative camp opportunity that will bring out the nature-loving artist in your child. This shared camp between the Mystic Museum of Art (MMOA) and DPNC will use the natural landscape of the grounds and its animal residents as inspiration for constructing sculptures, textiles, sketches, paintings and more! Discover the wonderful sounds, patterns, colors and rhythms of animals and how that can be translated into art. Get ready to go wild for animals and art!
July 16 – 20, 9am – 4pm
Members $330 / Public $385
Call the Nature Center to Register 860-536-1216

Ages 10 – 15


Fun with Fashion
Young designers delve into the world of fashion design, illustration, and fabrication as they learn techniques for altering existing clothing and creating accessories such as jewelry, hats and bags. Various textile processes will be explored, including knitting, weaving, fabric dying and silkscreen printing.
July 23 – July 27, 9am – 12pm
Members $185 / Public $215


Comic Camp
Spend the week immersed in a world of fantasy while working on character design and story creation. Develop drawing skills while also learning techniques for lettering, storyboarding, and page layout. Learn the skills for creating a one-page comic, graphic novel, or manga.
July 30 – August 3, 1pm – 4pm
Members $165 / Public $195


Experience the excitement and passion that graffiti, street art, and public murals have brought to the modern cultural landscape. Students will learn about the history of this provocative art form, and will create their very own graffiti influenced art. Explore various drawing, stencil-making, and spray paint techniques to turn their unique, personalized designs into works of art.
August 13 – August 17, 1pm – 4pm
Members $185 / Public $215