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Summer Art Colony 2018 on Governors Island

Monday - Friday

June 18 - August 31, 2018

9 AM - 5 PM

$750

per week

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Spend the summer with Children’s Museum of the Arts on Governors Island! CMA’s week-long summer camps run from June through September out of its Governors Island-based studio in one of the historic homes on the island. Your child can capture the magnificence of the island with photography, explore the arts of ancient times, learn how to animate their own film, illustrate their own story, and so much more!

These technique-based classes are led by CMA’s team of Teaching Artists who design each camp’s curriculum off their own artistic practices. Campers have the unique opportunity to learn comic book design from illustrators, animation from filmmakers, screen printing from textile artists, and more. Sign up your young creator for as many weeks as you wish. Classes are from 10 AM-4 PM, with supervised play from 9-10 AM and 4-5 PM included. There is convenient camper drop-off and pick-up from the Governors Island Ferry Building in Battery Park, Manhattan.

CMA offers a limited number of scholarships for Summer Art Colony. Learn more here. Deadline to apply is by end of day Friday, May 11, 2018.

Interested in dropping off before 9 AM or picking up after 5 PM? CMA offers Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up options for an additional fee. Please email Christina at cfusco@cmany.org for more information.

Check out this video & see the highlights of Summer Art Colony Camp at CMA & on Governors Island first hand!

Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 AM

    DROP OFF:

    All campers must be dropped off at the Governors Island Ferry loading dock at the Battery Maritime Building (10 South St.) and signed over to CMA staff for the 9 AM ferry.

  • 9 AM - 9:10 AM

    FERRY RIDE:

    Campers and CMA staff take the ferry to Governors Island.

  • 9:10 AM - 10 AM

    SUPERVISED PLAY:

    Campers will have one hour of supervised play in Nolan Park before class begins.

  • 10 AM - 4 PM

    CLASS:

    Art class runs from 10 AM - 4 PM. Classes take an hour lunch break at 12 PM, with supervised outdoor play on the Island. Campers must bring lunch, snacks, a water bottle and sunscreen.

  • 4-5 PM

    SUPERVISED PLAY:

    Campers will have one hour of supervised play in Nolan Park before returning on the ferry.

  • 5-5:10 PM

    PICK UP:

    Campers and CMA staff take the ferry back to the Battery Maritime Building to meet parents for pick up. Parents pick up/sign out campers at the loading dock upon the ferry's arrival.

    Parents picking up campers after 5:10 pm will be subject to a $25 late pickup fee.

June 18 - 22

Media Lab

Animal Animations

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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June 25 - 29

Fine Arts

Build It!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Intro to Stop Motion

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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July 2 - 3, 5 - 6

Fine Arts

Fiber Arts

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Graphic Novel

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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July 9 - 13

Fine Arts

Ceramics

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Stories on Film

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 16 - 20

Fine Arts

Photography

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Claymation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 23 - 27

Fine Arts

Printmaking

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Music Video

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 30 - August 3

Fine Arts

Re-Building Nature

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Animation and Film Scoring

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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August 6 - 10

Fine Arts

Landscape Painting

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Lights, Camera, Action!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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August 13 - 17

Fine Arts

Architecture

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Voice Acting & Animation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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August 20 - 24

Fine Arts

Drawesome!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Claymation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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August 27 - 31

Fine Arts

Public Sculpture

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Media Lab

Tales of the Supernatural

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 13

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Refund Policy

CMA is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control. If you would like to cancel your enrollment in a class, CMA will provide you with a full refund minus a $75 registration fee up to two weeks prior to the start of class. Within two weeks of the start of the class, CMA will provide you with a full refund minus the $75 registration fee ONLY if CMA is able to fill your child’s place in the class. If CMA is unable to fill the place in the class, the class will be non-refundable.

Cancellation

CMA reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. If a class has 0 students enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation 4 weeks prior to the start of the class. If a class has only 3 students and under enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation 2 weeks prior to the start date. If CMA cancels a class that your child is enrolled in, you will have the option to switch classes within the program or receive a full refund. Please sign up early to ensure classes proceed as scheduled.

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