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Summer Art Camps

Please contact the School Office at 203-966-6668, Ext.2 if you have any questions or to register your child. Registration for camp begins on March 26th.

Silvermine Art Camp offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and meeting new friends. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

Junior Art Camp (Ages: 5-8)

Marta Kot
9:15am to 12:15pm (Ages: 5 - 8)
1:15pm to 4:15pm (Ages: 5 - 8)
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions:
Five-Day Session – Monday through Friday $300
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28-August 1
August 4-8
August 11-15
August 18-22

Art Camp is a place where young artists engage their imagination, real-life associations, reflection and visual transformation while making sense of material. In stretching, smudging and squeezing, participants will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques. Weekly explorations may include mixed media, clay, sculpture and the exploration of two-dimensional surfaces. Students may engage in wire, wood, canvas, paint, charcoal, oil pastel, foam core, watercolor and more. The teacher to student ratio is approximately 1 to 4 allowing for the development of individualized artistic expression and effective dialogue. There will be some introduction to art history. The camp is organized into changing sessions, where during the out-of-doors break times, children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, dramatic story telling about different artists in our world as well as creating their own games. Students should bring their own snack and drink from home. All snacks must have original ingredient label (printed by the manufacturer). If snack does not have a label, it will be put away and returned to students at the end of class. Please do not bring snacks that contain nuts. The school provides all materials. We ask that students please do not wear flip-flops. Age groups are strictly enforced.

Youth Art Camp

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm (Ages: 8 - 11)
1pm to 4pm (Ages: 9 - 12)
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions:
Five-Day Session – Monday through Friday $300
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28-August 1
August 4-8
August 11-15
August 18-22

Young artists will stretch their imaginations during the Youth Art Camp. Discover the fundamentals of drawing and painting while exploring materials and innovative techniques. Learn traditional techniques of drawing people and landscapes through a variety of materials. Children will also explore their creativity by working in media such as painting, printmaking, installation and collage. Students will also gain a broad knowledge of art, from many different time periods, as well as a strong focus on contemporary artists. Students will discover new concepts and master basic skills while gaining confidence, pride, and self-discipline through their efforts. Students should bring their own snack and drink from home. All snacks must have original ingredient label (printed by the manufacturer). If snack does not have a label, it will be put away and returned to students at the end of class. Please do not bring snacks that contain nuts. The school provides all materials. We ask that students please do not wear flip-flops. Age groups are strictly enforced.

Drawing, Painting & More (Ages: 9-12)

Megan Collins
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm $450
Five-Day August 4 – 8
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm $450
Five-Day Workshop August 11 – 15

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and paint and create some masterpieces! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you will be exploring the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more. Your subject matter can be self-portraits, pet portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes your interest! Together, we will learn more about what makes you a unique and emerging young artist. Students should bring lunch. Please do not bring lunches that contain nuts. The school provides all materials.

Art and Drama Camp (Ages: 5-9)

Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm $450
Five-Day Workshop August 12 – 16
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm $450
Five-Day Workshop August 19 – 23

This art camp combines a wide range of fine art experiences with the process of theater. The students will develop an idea for a play then write a script, design costumes, scenery and playbill. On the last day they will perform their collaboration to the student body and parents. Another focus of this program will be to develop their fine art skills, such as drawing from the clothed model, still life; collage and three-dimensional assemblage adding painting techniques and some printmaking. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance. Students should bring lunch. Please do not bring lunches that contain nuts. The school provides all materials.