Our Teaching Philosophy
Our children’s programming is centered around getting kids excited about creating and all of the possibilities that it can bring to life. If you can tap into a child’s passion and provide them the support and supplies they need, they’ll often surprise themselves with what they can accomplish! It’s all about having the freedom to explore and discover. Children find new ways of expressing themselves through projects that reveal and develop talents, building healthy self-regard and confidence, as well as developing creative thinking skills.
Camps at the Art Center are focused on fun, and all the different ways an artist can express themselves. We spend our time making art projects in a variety of media, practicing drama, story telling, dancing, playing organized games, as well as having free imaginative play time. If weather permits, we go to a local park after lunch. Be sure to dress your child in clothes that can get messy! Rates and times may vary with the specific camp. Details are listed at the registration page.
We’re offering camps during school breaks and through the whole summer at the art center. This summer we’re also taking over the Forest Preschool classrooms at Ethan Allen Homestead! These camps are called Art and Outdoor Adventure Camps and will be for ages 3-6. Summer camps at both locations will be 8am-4pm with no after care and are $386 per week and an automatic 20% off siblings.
This summer we’re also offering a 4 day option if you don’t need camp on Friday. Use the code “fridayoff” at checkout to pay only for Mon-Thurs. (Your confirmation email will show you are signed up the week, but we’ll know you won’t come on Friday). If you are buying multiple weeks of camp at once, please note that the coupon code to have friday off will apply to your whole order and we will assume you want all Fridays off. If there are only certain weeks you want Friday off, please buy those separately with the coupon. If you are buying Art & Outdoor Adventure Camp for the week of the 4th of July, please buy that week separately and use the code 4thjuly to get the 4th (Monday when we’re closed) free. If you also want Friday off that week, please write to us and we can refund the difference.
Start with Art is our after school art program. We offer Start with Art classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Give your child a stimulating boost of creativity every week after school! We create a variety of projects and crafts that explore art concepts and develop creative skills and techniques. Snacks are be provided and we accommodate food allergies. We pick up the children after school and safely walk them from SA and IAA to the art center. Children from other schools are welcome, but must be dropped off at the Center at 3pm. Preregistration is required.
$25 per class M, T, R, F
$35 per class W