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Summer Art Colony 2019 at 103 Charlton

Monday - Friday

June 17 - September 6, 2019

9 AM - 5 PM

$595

per week

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Spend the summer with Children’s Museum of the Arts at the museum on 103 Charlton Street! CMA’s week-long summer camps run from June through September, with offerings for children and teens. Our technique-based classes are led by CMA’s team of Teaching Artists who design each curriculum off their own artistic practices and expertise. Your child can 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 run from 10AM – 4PM. CMA also provides campers with an optional, supervised free time from 9-10AM and 4-5PM. Campers can choose between board games, group games, free arts making, reading or time in the Swirl Studio.

CMA’s Summer Art Colony offers over 60 camps at three locations: at CMA, on historic Governors Island and introducing our pilot program this year in Prospect Park!

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

  • 9-10 AM

    DROP OFF:

    All campers must check in at the front desk between 9-10AM and then be escorted by caregivers to their classroom to drop off lunches/backpacks. A refrigerator is available for storing lunch. Campers will have one hour of open activities 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 at a local playground (weather permitting). Campers must bring lunch, snacks, a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

  • 4 - 5 PM

    PICK UP:

    Caregivers check in at the front desk before picking up/signing out campers in their classrooms. Campers will have one hour of open activities after class ends.

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

    Interested in dropping off before 9AM or picking up after 5PM? CMA offers early drop off and late pick-up options for an additional fee. Please email us at classes@cmany.org for more information.

June 17 - 21

Fine Arts

The Art of Painting

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Video Game Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Fine Arts

Printmaking

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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June 24-28

Fine Arts

Drawesome!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Intro to Stop Motion

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Fine Arts

Beyond the Portfolio

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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July 1-3, 5

Fine Arts

Museum Buffs

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

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Hand Drawn Animation

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

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Street Photography & Portraiture

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

Ages 11 - 15

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July 8-12

Fine Arts

Printmaking

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Fairy Tale Films

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Video Game Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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July 15-19

Fine Arts

Fashion Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Exploring Illustrated Stories

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Animation Shorts

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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July 22-26

Fine Arts

Photography

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Graphic Novel

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

The Art of 3D Printing

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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July 29 - August 2

Fine Arts

Experimental Portraiture

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Claymation

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Set Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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August 5 - 9

Fine Arts

Tiny Worlds: Art in Miniature

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Animation and Set Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Fine Arts

Screenprinting & Poster Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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August 12 - 16

Fine Arts

Street Art

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Lights, Camera, Action!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Comics: Digital Techniques

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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August 19 - 23

Fine Arts

Build It!

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Futuristic Fashion with LittleBits

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Film & Editing

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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August 26 - 30

Fine Arts

Costume Design

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Media Lab

Music Video

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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Fine Arts

Landscape Painting

Monday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 11 - 15

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September 3-6

Fine Arts

Landscape Painting

Tuesday - Friday, 9 am 5 pm

Ages 6 - 11

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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 2 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 3 or less students enrolled, you will be notified of the cancellation 2 weeks prior to the camp start date, and given the option to switch classes within the program or receive a full refund. Please sign up early to ensure all classes proceed as scheduled!

Health Form

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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