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Summer Art Colony 2019 on Governors Island

Monday - Friday

June 17 - August 30, 2019

9 AM - 5 PM

$700

per week

$750 after May 31

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Spend the summer with Children’s Museum of the Arts on Governors Island! CMA has a historic home on the island where we have set up a fine arts studio and media lab to run week-long summer camps from June through August. Your child can capture the magnificence of the island with photography, design sculptures with sustainable materials, learn how to animate their own film, illustrate their own story, and so much more!

Our 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. There is convenient camper drop-off and pick-up location at the Governors Island Ferry Terminal in Battery Park, Manhattan.

Watch highlights from Summer Art Colony Camp at CMA & on Governors Island!

CMA offers a limited number of scholarships for Summer Art Colony. Learn more here. Deadline to apply is by end of day on May 31, 2019.

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 before the 9AM 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 time for supervised play in Nolan Park before class begins.

  • 10 AM - 4 PM

    CLASS:

    Art class runs from 10AM - 4PM. Classes take an hour lunch break at 12PM, 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 must sign out campers with CMA staff.

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

    Due to ferry schedules, CMA does not offer extended day options for our camps on Governors Island.

June 17 - 21

Media Lab

Animal Animations

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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June 24 - 28

Media Lab

Epic Adventure!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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July 1 - 3, 5

Fine Arts

Textile Arts

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

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Intro to Stop Motion

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

Ages 7 - 12

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July 8 - 12

Fine Arts

Ceramics

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Claymation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 15 - 19

Fine Arts

Mixed Media

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Music Video

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 22 - 26

Fine Arts

Printmaking

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Stories on Film

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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July 29 - August 2

Fine Arts

Upcycled Art & Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Exploring Illustrated Stories

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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August 5 - 9

Fine Arts

Landscape Painting

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Lights, Camera, Action!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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August 12 - 16

Fine Arts

Architecture

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Magic on Film

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Fine Arts

Art Adventurers!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 2 pm

Ages 5 - 6

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August 19 - 23

Fine Arts

Drawesome!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Claymation: Creature Creation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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August 26 - 30

Fine Arts

Tiny Islands: Art in Miniature

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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Media Lab

Documentary Filmmaking

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 7 - 12

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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.

Health Forms

CMA requires all participating students to have a CMA Health Form on file to protect the wellness and safety of that child and their classmates. The first page must be completed and signed by a Parent or Caregiver. General health records may be attached in place of the second page.

CMA Health Forms are good for one year. Please submit all health forms to classes@cmany.org or hand in the first day of class.

Age Restrictions

CMA programs are designed with a developmental age group in mind. The age restrictions noted for each class is our recommended age range, but children who are slightly older or younger are invited to join the class as long as parents/caregivers understand possible challenges. We recommend that the age variation is no more than 6 months older or younger than the stated age range.

Class Switches

If a child wants to switch classes, CMA can accommodate as long as space is available. Please email classes@cmany.org to check availabilities.

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