Children's Art Camps

We offer children's Art camps during the academic year vacation weeks
and all summer long.
We hope your child can come out to play this summer!  
Come play & explore in the wonderful world of Art! Whether you choose to design & build a NQID parade float, make summer toys or play with clay, Seminary Art Center is a terrific place to spend part of your summer making new friends while working within teams and individually on projects you will love. Join our small, focused groups and create lasting art projects while having a blast!

      2015 Best on Theme

                  & Best in Parade!

For the WONDERFUL Not Quite Independence Day Parade hosted by  Rotary Club of Waterbury the theme was "Red, White & Q."

When the kids learned about competition barbecue teams they promptly named themselves the BBQueens and proceeded to make a terrific float! We spent a week designing & creating with cardboard and paint.

Over sized food props wrapped their "food vendor booth."


Summer Day Camps


This summer we have five full day art camps at our facility at 201 Hollow Road in Waterbury Center.

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm with Clay  mornings, lunch break (11:45-12:15) then Studio Art afternoons.

Check the table below for your age group and our camp descriptions.


$270 per week with registration fee. $15 less if you have registered since 9/1/17.

Some camps may have additional material fees. **


In 2014 our campers won Most Creative Float when they choose 'Creative" as their "Waterbury in a Word" theme.



Go to  Online Registration for summer camp

or call 793-7182 to enroll

Summer Camps 2018



 Camp Theme






June 25-29

Plus the Parade on 6/30/18

4th grade & up

This camp is for fourth grade and up.

Limited to 8 enrollment. It is our most popular camp!


Build a NQID Parade Float!

This year's theme:

"Bring It Home!"

Mame McKee


This award winning camp will take students from brainstorming parade float design, through implementation and then right down Main St., as they ride in their completed project! 

We will split into project groups & create components all week and assemble our float on Friday.

Parade line-up starts at 3 pm on 6/30/18.


July 9-13/18


3rd grade and up.

Big kids encouraged.

Limited to 6 enrollment. We are going to need lots of room!

Makers: Cardboard Creations!

Mame McKee
Using nothing but the best cardboard resources available this week’s play will be based around cardboard sculpture. Kids will choose from making a game or a building structure or …?.

They will do design work and sketches, make a model in stoneware clay and create at least one magnificent Cardboard Creation! We take lots of breaks and have a lovely play field.



July 23-27/18

K - 2nd

This week has been canceled




July 30 - Aug 3/18

3rd grade and up.

Big kids encouraged.

Limited to 6 enrollment.

We are going to need lots of room!

 Makers: Art/Science Fusion!

Mame McKee

 This this week we will experiment with all different kinds of materials to make art. From the chemistry of growing crystals & creating slime to making pendant lights & pendulum paintings!

Mornings will be focused on stoneware clay creations as kids will select from designed projects and have lots of free play/creation time!



August 20-24/18
5th & up

Designed for 5th grade and up.

Limited to 6 enrollment.

 We will need lots of room!

Materials fee + $15

The Language of Sewing
Mame McKee Sewing! This year we will learn the language of patterns:  Using commercial patterns and then making our own! There will also be plenty of free time for free-sew - hand embroidery and machine.
Our week will conclude with a fashion show extraordinaire!

These may get a bit crazy (if we do it right)! It is likely most will NOT become part of their school wardrobe. But you never know.... ;-)



 E-mail us at for additional information. 

Weekly camps are typically focused on a central theme.  Past themes have included Pottery Whirl, Paper Mache Circus, Impermanent Art, Clay for Nature, Pottery Vortex, Mural Design, Altered Book Making, Fabric Painting, My Own Dishes, Sculpture and Figurines, Folk Art and many more.  Take a peek above for this summer's exciting curriculum!