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Current Summer Camps

10 Weeks of ART-ventures for Children Ages 3.5 – 15

June 19-August 25

Junior Studio Camps

Young artists explore art through fun, educational projects, varying daily in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Camps include outside activities, games, independent and group projects, and plenty of take-home art!

Half day 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Members* $200 / Non-Members $225

Full day 9am – 4pm Members* $325 / Non-Members $375

3 Day Week

Half day 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Members* $120 / Non-Members $135

Full day 9am – 4pm Members $195 / Non-Members $225

Specialty Camps

These half-day camps are thematically focused for the young artist with an interest in a specific topic. Each week, choose a morning specialty camp, or afternoon specialty camp or sign up for both.

Morning Specialty Camp 9am – 12pm Members* $215/ Non-Members $240

Afternoon Specialty Camp 1pm – 4pm Members* $215/ Non-Members $240

Full Day Specialty Camp 9am – 4pm Members* $375/ Non-Members $425

3 Day Week

Half Day Specialty Camps 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Members* $130/ Non-Members $145

Full Day Specialty Camp 9am – 4pm Members* $225/ Non-Members $255

* For information on membership, or to join, visit:, or call 860.536.7601, and press 0.

Ages 3.5 – 5

Week 9am – 12pm
June 26–30Under the Sea
July 24 – 28 Intergalactic Adventures
August 14 – 18Messy Masterpieces

Specialty Camps for Ages 3.5 – 5

Under the Sea

Wales, sharks, and jellyfish, oh my! In this camp, the place to be is under the deep blue sea. Art projects will use a wide variety of art materials and techniques and will focus on the ocean environment and the creatures that inhabit it. Each day will be an artistic exploration of life beneath the surface and will foster a love and appreciation of all things aquatic.

Intergalactic Adventures

This week we will truly be out of this world! Get ready to go to infinity with projects that explore outer space. From spaceship construction to alien puppets, 3-D planets, and more, get ready to explore the cosmos through art. Would you rather be an astronaut or an artist… this week you’re going to be both!

Messy Masterpieces

Come get messy with us! Join us for a week of exploring and discovering new textures and new ways to make art. This camp is all about using our senses to discover the world around us!

Ages 6 – 9

Week 9am – 12pm 1pm – 4pm
June 19 – 23Junior StudioJunior Studio
July 57 (3 days) Poses and PaintMad Science
July 10 – 14Junior StudioJunior Studio
July 17 – 21Color my WorldFantastical Beasts
July 24 – 28Junior StudioJunior Studio
July 31 – 4Around the WorldNature and Art
Aug 21 – 25Junior StudioJunior Studio

Specialty Camps for Ages 6 – 9

Poses & Paint

Incorporate age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing, movement, mindfulness games, concentration techniques, and relaxation into your lineup of summer fun. Utilizing our galleries, studio space, and the beautiful outdoors, students will blend art and yoga in a relaxing and supportive environment. Projects will include mandala making, nature-focused art, peace flags, mindfulness jars, zen stones, and so much more.

Mad Science

Get ready to turn our art studios into a chemistry lab and mix and brew concoctions that include bubble paintings, slime recipes, bath fizzers, pendulum splatter art, rocket building, 3-D engineering and more! It’s a week packed with non-stop science fun!

Color my World

Where would art be without color? Get ready to be an expert on all things to do with colors. Projects will focus on the basics of the color wheel – from understanding colors and how they work together in art, to mixing and blending, how colors affect our emotions etc. Campers will create art that celebrates the wonderful world of color that we live in.

Fantastical Beasts

Children spend the week creating magical kingdoms complete with fairies, unicorns, woodland creatures, mermaids, elves, dragons and more! These characters are brought to life through role-playing, storytelling, illustrations, and 3-D sculptures.

Around the World

Join us on an art exploration around the world. Each day will take you to a new place as we explore exciting cultures through arts and crafts, stories, music and more. Create African jewelry, Tibetan mandalas, Chinese brush painting, Mexican folk crafts, and much more.

Nature & Art

Give your child the chance to experience the transformative power of art and nature. Projects in assorted media, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more will inspire creativity, promote well-being, and enhance your child’s connection to nature. This week we will utilize both the studio space and our beautiful grounds on the Mystic River to inspire our sense of natural wonder.

Ages 8 – 12

Week 9am – 12pm1pm – 4pm
June 19 – 23Fantasy FarmStorytelling and Art
June 26 – 30Art Gone WildArt Gone Wild
July 5 -7 (3 days) Junior StudioJunior Studio
July 10 – 14Mixed Media: Wonders of the Ocean3 D Modeling
July 17 – 21Junior StudioJunior Studio
July 31 – 4Art Gone WildArt Gone Wild
Aug 7 – 11Junior StudioJunior Studio
Aug 14 – 18 Art Gone WildArt Gone Wild

Specialty Camps for Ages 8 – 12

Fantasy Farm  

Horse crazy? Spend the week building an elaborate farm, replete with barn, stables, riding rings, and farm animals. At the end of the week, you will have an impressively large farm of your own to take home and display!

Storytelling and Art

We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture tells a story.” It’s true – people throughout history have told stories through art. From cave painting to graphic novels, we can use art to communicate our fantasies and experiences. This camp will use myths, legends, fairytales, and other genres of storytelling to inspire art, imagination, and wonder.

Art Gone Wild (full Day Program 9am – 4pm)

Explore and create in this cooperative camp opportunity that will bring out the nature-loving artist in your child. This collaboration between the Mystic Museum of Art (MMOA) and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) will use the  grounds of both organizations as inspiration for constructing sculptures, textiles, sketches, paintings and more! Discover the wonderful sounds, patterns, colors, and rhythms of animals and how that can be translated into art. Get ready to go wild for animals and art!

Call the Nature Center to Register 860-536-1216

Mixed Media: Wonders of the Ocean

“Sea” how much the ocean influences your world! From seascapes rendered in watercolor to deep-sea dioramas, create your favorite visions of our watery planet.

3-D Modeling

Students explore model making and sculpture using a variety of non-ceramic clays – such as Polymer, Air Dry and Sculpey. Campers will study the basics of form, texture, and color to turn their illustrations into compelling 3-D designs. Recreate characters and animals from popular books, comics and movies and develop the skills to design your very own!

Ages 12 – 15

Week 1pm – 4pm
June 26 – 30Fine Art Fundamentals
July 24 – 28 Design Camp
Aug 7 – 11Watercolor Wonders
August 14 – 18Fashion Illustrated

Specialty Camps for Ages 12 – 15

Fine Art Fundamentals

In the MMoA studios, galleries, and scenic outdoor space, campers explore different fine art techniques, using pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and paint application. Sketchbook exercises and site-specific installation projects build confidence and hone individual artistic styles.

Design Camp

This camp will introduce the basic skills that designers use to create innovative products and environments by transforming ideas into workable solutions. Demonstrations and fun design challenges will illustrate the concept presented each day. Through observation, problem solving, visualization, storyboarding, prototyping, and communication of ideas, this camp will challenge and develop your creative thought processes and give you the skills to turn your ideas into reality.

Watercolor Wonders

Take your painting skills to a new level! Practice painting from observation to improve your understanding of form, color, and composition. Learn basic watercolor techniques for washes, controlled edges, and expressive brush strokes, for a variety of subjects including still lifes, reference images, and plein air landscapes.

Fashion Illustration

Do you love clothing, accessories, and styling? This camp will teach you ways to communicate your ideas visually, and give you the skills to develop those thoughts in 2-D renderings. Working in mixed media, including paints, collage, and drawing tools, this program focuses on creating unique and original designs to call your own.

*All camps are subject to combining or cancellation due to low enrollment.

*A Program Participation Packet (PPP) must be completed for each student by the start of camp season. Please visit the MMoA website at for the PPP form and other important class policies.

*All supplies are provided by MMoA.

A Sample Day at MMoA Art Camp (Full Day) 

9:00am – 9:15am Arrival, welcome, and daily ice-breaker.

9:15am – 10:00am Introduction to the theme and project of the day. Artists look at and discuss art in the galleries, engage in collaborative art experiments, work in their sketchbooks, and more.

10:00am – 10:30am Snack break.

10:30am – 12:00pm Main art activity. Artists explore materials and processes, build art skills, and problem solve in groups and individually.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch, play, and downtime. Campers may work on projects independently.

1:00pm – 1:45pm Introduction to the afternoon theme and project. Artists look at and discuss art in the galleries, engage in collaborative art experiments, work in their sketchbooks, and more. A selection of materials and projects are rotated throughout the week for artists to explore on their own.

1:45pm – 3:15pm Main afternoon art activity. Artists explore materials and processes, build art skills, and problem solve in groups and individually.

3:15pm – 4:00pm Clean up, snack, sharing, and reflection.