summer camps 2017

Art is the touchstone for our summer camps at Manchester Arts Studio.  Our programs provide kids with the chance to explore the world of art and develop their own creativity through a wide range of activities. Campers work with professional artists to produce unique and original works of arts, explore diverse themes, focus on the creative process and develop their imagination and creativity.

Based on our belief that art is a great way to learn about other disciplines, instructors also incorporate activities and background information about the weekly theme  to integrate science, math, and history knowledge.

A day of camp includes 3 - 4 art projects or activities,  plenty of outdoor activity or play time, water play, two snack times and a lunch break. This combination of activities, as well as our great instructors and small camp size, gives campers an incomparable art making experience that is active, stimulating and tons of fun.

Our camps run from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. The morning session go until 12:30 and the afternoon session starts at 1:00 pm. Before and/or after camp care is available from 8:30 am - 9:30 am and from 4:00 pm - 5:00 on a weekly basis.

The cost of our camps is $200 for a full day or $125 for a half day camp option. (several camps also have a small materials fee).  A 15% discount is given for a second (or more) sibling enrolled in the same camp. Refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) are given up to one week before camp. No refunds will be given within a week of the camp start date. Payment must be received at the time of registration.

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June 26 - 30; Grades 2 - 5

CAMP IS FULL

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Ceramics -  Our ceramic classes teach campers both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating original works of art.  Campers will learn handbuilding techniques such as using pinch pots, slabs or coils as starting points to making objects. They will also be able to work on the studio’s pottery wheels and will learn how to center clay and make a cup, bowl or other vessel. Morning. Instructor: Teri Anderson

Mythical and Magical Creatures and Places - Do you believe in dragons, elves and fairies? Using storytelling fundamentals, campers will invent a mythical creature, a legend and make a handmade book to immortalize their story.  Campers will also create a creature from clay and will use a variety of other materials to design an environment for it to live in. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates

July 5 - 7; Grades 4 - 8  

Silkscreening & Printmaking - Ever wanted to print your own t-shirt design? Learning different methods of printmaking and silk screening will give you the tools to do that and lots more. Students will create their own designs and learn various ways to transfer them to a screen and print them on paper or fabric. Other printmaking techniques, such as using stencils and stamps, will also be utilized. Materials Fee: $20  Full Day. Instructor: Stacy Gates

Silkscreening & Printmaking
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July 24 - 28; Grades 2  - 5

Junior Fashionista - We will combine hand and machine sewing to create clothing and accessories and to personalize ready made clothing. Campers will also learn to “think like a designer” as they design and illustrate a fashion collection based their own mood board inspiration. The week will culminate with a fashion show for parents and friends. Materials Fee: $30. Full Day. Instructor: Stacy Gates

Junior Fashionista
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August 7 - 11; Grades 1 - 4

Making Art with Nature -  Campers will learn about art fundamentals as they use simple objects, such as sticks, stones, leaves, flowers and  acorns, their imagination, and a variety of art materials to create projects. Campers will go on walks around town to both sketch or gather materials and to really see the different habitats around our community . Fairy houses, leaf castings, and land art are just a few of the projects that will be completed during the week. Morning. Instructor: Kate Franklin

Little Engineers - The afternoon will be about STEAM - and we will see just how great art is to reinforce other areas of learning - science, technology, engineering and math. . We will build things, we will design structures and things that move, we will learn about geometry, we will become mad scientists and we will see how fun it is creating art with technology. Afternoon.  Instructor: Stacy Gates

Nature Art & Little Engineers
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August 14 - 18; Grades 2 - 5

Ceramics - Our ceramic classes teach campers both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating original works of art.  Campers will learn handbuilding techniques such as using pinch pots, slabs or coils as starting points to making objects. They will also be able to work on the studio’s pottery wheels and will learn how to center clay and make a cup, bowl or other vessel. Morning. Instructor: Teri Anderson

Movie Madness - Is your child a movie fan? Do they talk about Superhero movies, Disney characters or Pixar animations? In this camp, your child will have a chance to make their own art and craft projects based on the movies they love. In addition, they will have an opportunity to make their own animated mini-movie. Each child will be able to choose their favorite movie or character and we will make sure to come up with a project for it. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates

Ceramics/Movie Madness
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Other Camps at The Downtown School

Stacy will also be teaching two weeks of camps in the afternoon at The Downtown School. You can register for and find out more information about these camps  on The Downtown School's website. http://thedowntownschool.org/camp2017/

July 10 - 14; Grades K - 3    

Birds of A Feather- With over 10,000 species, we will have many choices of birds to use as inspiration this week. Parrots, penguins, owls, eagles, flamingos and chickens are just a few that we can learn about, ask questions about and, of course, make art about. Full Day. Afternoon with Stacy Gates

August 21 - 25; Grades K - 3

Art of Indigenous Cultures -  Learning about the incredible art created in different countries is a fantastic way to teach our children about diversity. We will use this as our inspiration as we create a variety of art projects and learn about the history, culture, language, food, music and games of people from around the world. Full Day. Afternoon with Stacy Gates