Summer 2021 Registration is Now Open!


  • All summer mini-camps meet Tuesday through Friday from 10a.m. to 12:30p.m.
  • Location is at the historic Howland Cultural Center at 477 Main street in Beacon
  • Cost is $125 per student, per class which includes all materials and fees
  • Mixed age classes are designed for ages 6-11 yr; Older kid classes are for age 9 & up. (Mature 5 year olds who have completed Kindergarten will be considered for mixed age classes)
  • Students will take a daily snack break in the garden, where they can stretch their legs, socialize, and play.
  • Current health guidelines issued by New York State will be followed and updated prior to the first meeting.

Summer Mini-Camps

Week 1: Clay Creations

July 13 – 16

There’s nothing like the feeling of cool, squishy clay on a warm summer day! Clay is a wonderful expressive medium and is ideal for enhancing children’s development on many levels. Students will learn coil, pinch, and slab construction as well as different surface decoration techniques. All pieces will be kiln fired. (Mixed ages)

Week 2: Clay – Older Kids (9-13) FULL

July 20 – 23 (This class is FULL)

Geared toward older kids (9-13), students enrolled in this class will learn clay basics including coil, pinch, and slab construction, as well as various surface decoration techniques. Project ideas and guided instruction will be available to everyone, however more advanced students are welcome to work on independent projects as well.

Week 3: Ready, Set, Paint!

July 27-30

Grab your imaginations and get ready to create paintings large and small, full of color and self expression! Creating for pleasure is an essential part of childhood, and there is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for kids than to be able to express themselves freely and without judgment. We will experiment with color mixing, new ways of applying paint, and discover new inspirations for our paintings. Come and express yourself!

Week 4: Clay Creations 2 (FULL)

August 10-13

There’s nothing like the feeling of cool, squishy clay on a warm summer day! Clay is a wonderful expressive medium and is ideal for enhancing children’s development on many levels. Students will learn coil, pinch, and slab construction as well as different surface decoration techniques. All pieces will be kiln fired. (Mixed ages)

Week 5: Tiny Treasures

August 17-20

Learn how to make amazing miniatures such as furniture, food, and room accessories out of everyday objects like bottle caps, buttons, felt, beads & more. The finished creations can be displayed just as they are or they can be incorporated into a diorama style environment made by them. The kids are also encouraged to invent their own ideas for miniature objects, so there’s no end to the creativity this week!


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