UPDATED July: If you're raising the next Picasso--or just a kid who LOVES to create--then check out these art camps and art-focused summer programs in Manhattan.
UPDATED July: If nothing can separate your child and his or her arts and crafts projects, then maybe you should explore Westchester County arts camps. Find summer programs for budding artists in Scarsdale, Purchase, and Port Chester.
UPDATED July: Does your child love painting, sculpting, and other forms of visual arts? Then you might want to consider sending her to art camp this summer. Choose from this list of arts camps in Nassau County and Suffolk County in Long Island, New York.
UPDATED July: Whatever type of artistic pursuit your child loves, find a camp for him or her in Rockland County, including art camps, dance camps, music camps, and theater camps.
The Village Artist, a fine arts center, is offering a flexible enrollment policy this summer for children and teens.
The DanceSource and Varta Academy of Musical Arts have partnered together to create Arts Dance Music Camp.
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts has new classes in art and architecture, plus the option to attend a shorter, two-week camp session.
Take Two Film Academy, a film school for kids and teens with interest in video and media literacy, is launching a summer camp.
The American Folk Art Museum is offering a new summer intensive for creative NYC teens interested in careers in the arts.
Long Island University (LIU) Post Youth Camp will offer busing for its summer day camp and Performing Arts Academy this upcoming 2016 season.
USDAN Summer Camp of the Arts encourages children to explore freely and develop artistic skills, during multiple sessions running from June 27 through August 12.
Picasso Kidz, an art studio in Greenlawn, now offers a summer art program for ages 4-12, and summer mini camps for ages 2-4.
Art Adventure, an art studio in Orangeburg that offers classes, birthday parties, and school break camps, will offer weekly summer art camps this year.
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts is adding classes to its creative and performing arts summer camp on Long Island.
Belle Arti Center for the Arts in Queens is offering three new creative summer programs in Forest Hills, including a music program for kids, a comic book illustration program for teens, and a music program for adults.
Kids at Art, an Upper East Side kids’ art studio, will offer new art summer camps this year for children ages 2 and older. The art studio also offers art birthday parties.
The Lanyard Ladies, a duo that provides birthday party entertainment, recently opened a Nassau County party location in Garden City Park. The duo also offers a crafty camp.
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts recently announced new additions to its summer camp curriculum. The camp will add a theater audition workshop, a Broadway dance workshop, and sewing and fashion production to its 2014 camp offerings.
Abrakadoodle, which offers art classes, camps, and parties for children in Hillsdale, recently began offering Art Club. The club offers children and parents the opportunity to work in different art media together. The 90-minute parent and child art session is offered eight times a week for children age 20 months to 5 years.
Created by Kids, a Park Slope kids art program, now offers a mommy and me art class. The art program also offers kids' after-school art classes, an art camp, and art birthday parties in Brooklyn.
Chilibeans Party Place will host two different summer camps in Queens this year: Lego Engineering and Artful Adventures. The Lego camp applies real-world physics, engineering, and architecture concepts for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. The art camp is split into two sessions: 3-D Insanity and Crazy Craftin’ for children in first through sixth grades.
These childcare centers in Manhattan offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch.