Kids Summer Art Programs 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor art programs happen at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery, Indoor art programs happen in our Montgomery galleries, 232 Ward St..

50 Scholarships available to specially-talented or financially qualified families. Scholarship Application


Mommy Time! Mom’s drop your child off for an art class and spend a little quiet time yourself! Enjoy coloring in our adult coloring book in a quiet place for two hours. Tea, coffee and cookies provided. Just a little bit of time to yourself to relax and decompress! $10 for the coloring book, use our colors or colored pencils, and enjoy a quiet space for the time your child is in class for the whole week!

Portraiture with Liam!

Liam VogelLearn the basics of anatomical proportion, shading to capture skin tones, and getting a good likeness! Fun class drawing faces and portraits from busts and live models. Learn how to use charcoal and graphite. Materials supplied (sketchbook, charcoal, white pastel, pencils) For experienced artistic children, pre-teens, and teens.

Session runs 1 week $125.00- 1:00-3:00pm

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125. Mon.-Fri. 1-3pm
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Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)

Nerf Camp! - With Philip and Greg!

Great camp for boys and tomboys! Children will learn play imaginative war games based on World War II, Zombie Infection Games, and Scavenger Hunt style games. Great camp to get the kids out of the house, and away from the video/t.v. Please note that this camp will take place at Benedict Park and will be held outdoors rain/shine with shelter. Water and low-sugar snacks will be served.  Class led by two adults and one teen helpers. $125, 10:15am-noon Min. of  6 max. 14 per week


Instructor: Philip Barron
Price: $125/week
Session Dates: July 19-13 10-12 ($125.00)
July 16-20, 10am-12 ($125.00)
July 23-27, 10am-12 ($125.00)
July 30, Aug. 3 ($125.00)
August 6-10 ($125.00)
August 13-17 ($125.00)

Pizza Party Lunch Between Camps

children cookingYour child gets to have pizza for lunch everyday! Plus hang out with a teen for the hour between the morning session of summer camp and the afternoon session begins. We supply drinks and pizza for $50/week per child. If your child is registered at a camp happening in our main building and at Benedict Park, transportation will be provided from the park to the building for the afternoon session with a licensed adult. If transportation is provided you must sign a waiver:  Hold Harmless. If your child is not transported than a waiver is not necessary.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $50/week
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Session Dates: July 9-13 ($50)
July 16-20 ($50)
July 23-27 ($50)
July 30-Aug. 3 ($50)
August 6-10 ($50)
August 13-17 ($50)
August 20-24 ($50)

“Painting with the Stars” with Shawn Dell Joyce

Paint with the Art Stars! Learn about the Old Masters and a few modern/contemporary artists as well! Great class to learn about art history and different art making techniques. Each class you will be introduced to the work of a different artist, and work from the same subject using the same materials as that artist, and make a complete painting every day! Classical art training for children, easy to follow, step-by-step instruction, painting from direct observation using real art materials, easels, and still lifes. Class happens at Wallkill River School. Materials provided (ages 8-15) Adult may join in with child for $10/day extra for the week! Monday-Friday 1-3pmchildren-painting

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 for the week per child, $50/week for adult
Session Dates: July 9-13, 1-3pm ($125.00)
July 23-27, 1-3pm ($125.00)
Aug. 13-17, 1-3pm ($125.00)
Adult 1 class only ($10.00)
Child 1 class only ($25.00)
Adult for week ($50.00)

Outdoor (plein air) Painting for Beginners with Shawn Dell!

Ages 7 and up-adult Have you ever wanted to paint the outdoors like the Impressionists? Now is your opportunity! Every day students will have the opportunity to paint a new outdoor scene at the beautiful Benedict Farm Park in Montgomery using a different media each day. Various painting techniques and the use of color will be learned and discussed, follow along step by step starting with a value sketch and ending with a finished piece. Class is open to children and adults, all materials provided including easels, canvas, etc. Join for a day or a week!  10am-12pm Materials Included $125





Friday-free choice

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Mon.-Fri. 10am-12pm at Benedict Farm Park, 1675 Route 17K Montgomery
Session Dates: July 9-13 ($125.)
July 23-27 ($125.)
July 30-Aug. 3 ($125.)
July 13-17 ($125.)

Liam's Cartooning Fun!

Learn basic drawing techniques to draw your favorite cartoon characters, as well as create some of your own! Each day will focus on a different skill used by professionals when creating their own cartoons, and will build on what we learned in the previous class. By the end of the week, each student will have created their own cartoon character, and completed their own original cartoon story using that character. This class is designed for total beginners, with no experience necessary. Recommended for all ages, but geared towards younger audiences. Materials supplied!

One week of classes $125.00 –1:00-3:00pm

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125.00