Kids Summer Art Programs 2018

Please Check Back for our 2019 schedule! Classes Will be Posted Soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor art programs happen at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery with an early drop off (9:45) and an early pick up (11:45)

Scholarships available for children on the reduced lunch program, or “Back Pack Snack Attack program or artistically-interested children 2018 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!

Advanced Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Are you a young illustrator looking to grow your abilities and skill-set? Then look no further! This summer camp provides guidance to the future artists of the world through illustrative techniques and multiple mediums, such as ink, markers, color pencils, and watercolor, and . Students will not only walk away with a stronger skill set, but also companions that share their love of the arts.

Ideal for ages 11-17.

This is a week long course which runs from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.


Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)

Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Illustration exists everywhere in the world around us, from television to books. Young ones who are interested in how to create through this stylized form of art are welcome to this week long summer camp. Children will learn the building blocks of illustration, from line and form to value and color. Students will have the ability to illustrate whatever comes to their imagination by the end of the course.

Ideal for ages 5-10 but older students are welcome and will be given more advance projects.

This is a week long course with morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School









Instructor: Ayanna Terry
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Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

Summer Pastel Studio with Liam Vogel

This beginner level class is intended to give students a basic understanding of pastel painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of color, composition, and value, while using a variety of pastel painting approaches. students will work from still life setups to produce completed drawings, which we will critique as a group, in an attempt to discover the strengths/weaknesses of each student individually! basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific pastels/papers if they have them.

an advanced version of this class will be offered the week of August 27-31 from 1:00-3:00pm for students who are looking to learn more complex pastel skills, or for students who have taken the pastel studio class, and enjoyed it. ( basic drawing skills required for the advanced session)



Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125 for week
Session Dates: Aug 20-24 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125)
Advanced session Aug 27-31 1:00-3:00 ($125)
individual session ($35)

Watercolor Pencils II with Cathy!

This is the second part of Watercolor Pencils and takes children to the next level of drawing. Children use watercolor pencils to create beautiful works of art from direct observation. Classical drawing skills and color use, as well as watercolor skills are taught. Children should bring their own set of watercolor pencils and a pad of watercolor paper. Limited to 6 children.

Catherine DeMaio has BS and an MA in Art Education, and has taught children’s classes for more than ten years.

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for a week, Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon
Session Dates: Aug 27-31st, 2018 10am-noon ($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)
August 27-31 ($50.)