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UPDATED March 2018: 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.
ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND SUMMER ART ADVENTURE
30 DeForest Road, Dix Hills
Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Summer Art Adventure offers kids and teens ages 5-14 fun and creative activities in a variety of visual arts mediums led by certified art professionals. Flexible options allow kids ages 5-10 to join one or all of five weekly themed sessions. Pre-teens and teens ages 11-14 can participate in one or both two-week sessions. Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development is geared to teens ages 15-18 interested in pursuing careers in art and design. Participants can enroll in one or both three-week sessions.
Campers-learn and grow creatively in the arts this summer! East End Arts School offers nine weeks of camp each summer; two weeks of Renaissance Kids Camp for ages 5-8 and seven weekly camps for ages 9-14, in both fine arts and music. Our professional instructors teach in small group sizes allowing for personal mentoring and our setting is home-like, with comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and fenced-in, park-like grounds for outdoor play. Each camp concludes with performances and exhibits. Enroll and pay in full by May 1 and receive a 5 percent discount!
KEY TO MY ART, INC.
10 W. Oak St., Amityville
131 Main St., East Rockaway
Not looking to commit to an entire summer of camp? Kids love art? We offer two sessions a day. 10am-12pm, ages 5-7 and 1pm-3pm, ages 8 and older. You choose your days! Each week is a different theme, different projects each day! Drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage-your child will get their hands on all different materials! Run by a NYS-certified art teacher, all artistic assistants are friendly and love working with children! The more you book, the more you save. Save up to 25 percent! Call or email for more information. 631-608-9048, firstname.lastname@example.org, keytomyart.com.
LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset
The Long Island High School for the Arts offers a four-week Summer Arts Academy that promises to be a rewarding experience for all aspiring artists sixth through 12th grade. The program offers students professional-level classes designed to provide challenging artistic opportunities taught by practicing artists. Students have the choice to focus on one of LIHSA's major disciplines: Theatre, Music, Dance, Fine Art, Digital Media, Special Effect, or Filmmaking. For more information or to find out what's new for summer 2018, please call 516-622-5678. Open house April 28.
LYRICAL CHILDREN'S CREATIVE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Serving areas from Setauket to the North Fork
Preschool location - Calverton
Music Together locations: Setauket, Port Jeff, Miller Place, Shoreham, Calverton, Aquebogue, Southold
Piano Kids locations: Setauket, Calverton
Lyrical Children offers a wide variety of summer fun choices for children in north-eastern Suffolk. Choose from camp programs at our Learning Center in Calverton–themed half-day (ages 2-5), LEGO Adventures, To Infinity and Beyond, Wizards and Potions, Come to the Tropical Paradise, Superheroes and Princesses, Art Camp (ages 2-8), Grownup and Me (ages 18mos-3 years), Handwriting without Tears Camp (Pre-K through kindergarten), Piano Camp (ages 4-8). Families can enjoy musical summer fun for newborn through age 5 with the International Music Together® program in Setauket, Port Jeff, Miller Place, Shoreham, Calverton, Aquebogue, and Southold! We do parties too!
Picasso Kidz offers engaging, educational, and fun art camps for children of all ages. We offer weekly thematic camps that focus on specific art themes for the duration of the week. Camps are 2½ hours a day, morning or afternoon sessions, Monday-Friday. We supply all materials and smocks. Camps are taught by NYS-certified art teachers. Sign your child up for one of our many creative camps such as "Portraits through Art History," "Exploring Sculpture," "Bookmaking,” "Optical Art,” and "Matisse Mania.” We offer sibling and multi-camp discounts.
Children will study dance (ballet, tap, and creative movement), Fine Art from the MET, theater, and acting! Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm. Themes for the weeks are: week one July 9-13 Wild, Wild West; week two July 16-20 New York, New York; week three July 30-Aug. 3 African Safari; week four Aug. 6-10 The Forest; week five Aug. 13-17 Sea Cruise. Children will spend time outdoors and indoors in our beautifully air-conditioned studios creating art, dancing, and expressing themselves through theater and acting! $250 per week.
This summer, Sappo School is offering campers the opportunity to explore their art and science skills. Whether your child is interested in drawing, painting, building circuits, dissecting, or studying art through the ages–our workshops offer something for everyone. Art and Science Workshops include: Simple Machines, Forces and Motion, Dissections, Circuits, Exploring Art Through Nature, Art Through The Ages, Art Adventure, and Creatures of the Land & Sea. All workshops involve hands-on activities, projects, and games for our campers! Open to grades K-sixth.
STUDIO E ART CLASSES
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
Studio E offers art enrichment camps to three age groups: children (ages 5-8), tweens (ages 9-12), and teens (ages 13-17). Topics include pottery, hand-building, painting, drawing, sketching, collage, and illustration. Studio E Art Camps provide small group instruction. Camps meet Tuesdays-Fridays for half days. Pay per week! All camps are taught by a New York State-Certified art teacher and assistant teachers. Camps start at only $175 per week. Save 15 percent by registering before May 1. Visit studioeartclass.com/childrens-camps to register.
USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, the nation's preeminent arts day camp offers more than 70 programs of study in the arts; visual art, dance, music, theater, writing, and arts-related fields: nature, chess, and recreational arts. Each summer, more than 1,500 students ages 4-18 are immersed in art and nature and surrounded by friends who share their interests and enthusiasm. Transportation is provided in air-conditioned buses departing from throughout the New York Metro and Long Island areas. Two-, Three- four-, and seven-week sessions are offered from June 25-Aug. 10.
Summer Art Workshops (for ages 6-teens) and Teen Art Workshops/Portfolio Preparation (ages 13 and older) offer personalized instruction by talented artists, and small workshops in a professional art studio. Children’s workshops use acrylic, charcoal, clay, pastel, watercolor, oil, and wood. At the end of each workshop, they bring home their completed art. Teen workshops are for students interested in fine arts, or they can develop their portfolios by choosing one or more areas of concentration. Flexible enrollment: sign up for a half-day, full-day, one week, or the whole summer!