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

2017

This summer we have eight 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 9/1/16.

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 2017

Date

Grades

 

Instructor

 Mornings    

       Afternoons

WEEK 1

 

June 19-23

Plus the Parade on 6/24

4th & Up




 

Build a NQID Parade Float!

Mame McKee

 

  SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

Design and Build a Float to ride on during the NQID Parade on 6/24!

This years theme:

"All Things Vermont!"

 


We will look at a variety of parade float ideas then design and create our own float, split into project groups & create components.

WEEK 2

June 26 - 30

 

K- 2nd







 

 Tiny Town



Lauren Treftz

Clay  Mornings:

We will make sculptures for Tiny Town! Kids will decide what kinds of things they would like to have in their town and design and make the structures.
Kids love to make these toys!

Studio Art Afternoons:


We will sketch, draw and paint play scenes to go with our new toys.
Combining the sculpted clay figures and these backdrops makes for special playtime all summer long!

WEEK 3

 

July 17 - 21

5th & up






 

All About YOU!!!

Averill McDowell

  Exaggerated Selfie Mugs & Masks


Students will design their own exaggerated selfie mugs.  They will learn new handbuilding and mask-making techniques!  These finished mugs, and more,  will be functional as well as sculptural.

Spirit Animal Book - Bookmaking!

Students will have the opportunity to make their own paper which will then be used to make their very own custom books.  These books will be filled with collages that relate to each student's "Spirit Animal".  They will learn a variety of bookmaking techniques and layouts. Each student will leave camp with a finished Spirit Animal book as well as other homemade books if time allows!

WEEK 4

 

July 24 - 28

3rd - 5th

 

Creating Characters &

Stories

Mame McKee

 Big Sculptures

This week we will make BIG things! In the mornings we will work on creating large sculptures of wood & wire & plaster & willow & tissue & everything else we can find.

Stop-Action Stories

Afternoons will find us writing stories around the characters we are creating, working story boards and filming with digital stop-action apps. This week is bound to be super creative!

WEEK 5

 

 July 31 - Aug 4

3rd - 5th

 

Art from Nature

Lauren Treftz

     Clay Mornings


 We will explore and find natural art then incorporate this into our own clay creations.

   Studio Art Afternoons

First we will make our own art tools from the natural world around us. Through the week we will build a portfolio of  drawings, prints and paintings!



WEEK 6

 

August 7 - 11

K- 2nd

 

Clay & Studio Art

Lauren Treftz

 

Clay Mornings:

 Students will explore stoneware clay selecting from a variety of sampled projects and then will invent new projects to build!



Studio Art Afternoons:

Join our small, focused groups and create lasting art projects while having a blast!

So many projects to choose from!

WEEK 7

 

August 14-18

3rd & 5th





 

Clay & Studio Art

Lauren Treftz

Clay Mornings:

Students will explore stoneware clay selecting from a variety of sampled projects and then will invent new projects to build!

 

 Studio Art Afternoons:

Join our small, focused groups and create lasting art projects while having a blast!

So many projects to choose from!

WEEK 8

 

August 21 - 25

5th & up

 Sewing & (Re)-Design

 

Mame McKee


Using hand sewing techniques including embroidery, machine sewing and possibly Duct Tape, we will deconstruct & reconstruct existing clothing to create delightfully individual fashion statements.


Our week will conclude with a fashion show extraordinaire!

We expect these creations to 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 Seminaryart@gmail.com 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!