Art Center Camps/Week Long Intensive Day Classes
The Currier Museum Art Center hosts week-long Vacation Art Camps and one-day Holiday Art Camps for children ages 5-14 years during school vacation holidays, and 5-12 years during Summer Vacation Art Camps. Multimedia art activities include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, pottery and art appreciation. This program is popular with families who are seeking an enrichment experience for their children while school is out of session. Enrollment is limited, so register your child promptly!
The Currier Art Center also offers Vacation Week Art Intensives for Teens. These classes are open to students ages 14 to 18 at all levels of ability. These classes are also perfectly suited for students wishing to develop a portfolio and looking for greater challenges in the studio.
K = Kids (ages 5-14)
Children ages 6 to 14 (1st grade +) register for a full day, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Children ages 5 and 6 (entering Kindergarten – 1st Grade in the fall) have the option of mornings only, from 9:00 am to 12 noon.
Every Family's Odyssey
April 28-May 2, 2013
Full day tuition (ages 6-14): $270
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Half day tuition (ages 5 & 6): $160
9:00 am - noon
All of us are on a kind of odyssey. And I think this is what makes the story so lasting, so classic, and applicable to everyone. - Romare Bearden
Inspired by the magnificent collage and watercolor works in the Currier's exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, our students will explore their own personal and family histories through the approach of collecting and recording family stories, using family photographs and more. Through the inspiration of personal history, the children will create beautiful and compelling portraits of their family's story in paint, collage and sculpture. This camp will connect parents and grandparents to children in profound and lasting ways!Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Summer Kick-off Camp: Renaissance Artists! (June 23-27)
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence have in common? They are renaissance artists! In Italy, long ago, Leonardo was a brilliant artist and scientist—reinventing the way we see. His rival, Michelangelo was a brooding sculptor and painter whose vision was beyond monumental. In America, Romare Bearden was a community-spirited, and warm-hearted artist whose paintings and collages captured the spirit of his day. His friend, Jacob Lawrence was an introspective painter of colorful history paintings. Be inspired by these great artists, and many more, and visit the special exhibition opening May 24 at the Currier focused on Bearden and his surprising connections to a 700-year old painting in the Museum’s collection!
Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 1. Galapa-go-gos (July 7-11)
The Galapagos Islands are home to some incredible and very special animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Grab your pencil and paints and explore Darwin’s favorite field site. Draw penguins, pelicans, and sea lions. Sculpt a marine iguana or green sea turtle from clay. Paint the mangrove forests and more! Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 2. Sail Away and Explore (July 14-18)
Inspired by the vibrant collages in the Currier Museum’s exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, we will embrace adventure and explore earth’s extreme places! Be swept away to the balmy islands of the South Pacific, or explore cooler regions of the globe, while learning about artists who painted and explored FAR OUT places! Students will create paradise-like works, exploring how Tahiti’s gem-colored seas and unspoiled, tropical landscapes inspired artists such as Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. Also, we will travel to the extreme poles of earth, experiencing icy conditions and capturing the look of the frozen tundra. Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 3. The Last Remaining Dinosaurs (July 21-25)
This week we’ll take flight as we paint, sculpt and create birds, dinosaurs, and prehistoric and contemporary animals of every sort. On one of the days, we’ll also be joined by a naturalist from the Massabesic Audubon Center who will introduce our campers to some very special “guests” so that they can experience our wildlife “up close and personal”. Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 4. Sweets and Treats (August 4-8)
From “Cupcake Wars” to “Unique Sweets,” food – the art and the preparation of it – has come into its own. No one can deny that cake decorating is an art form, and this week we’ll have a professional baker demonstrate how she creates a masterpiece. We’ll also create art by looking at artists that have used food as their inspiration – from Claes Oldenberg’s ice cream cone sculpture, to Wayne Thiebaud’s cake and candy paintings, and the Currier’s own “Still Life with Chocolates” by James Aponovich. We’ll have a blast and discover if we really are what we eat! Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 5. The Moody Currier School of Wizardry (August 11-15)
Making art IS magic! With just a few simple shapes, you can create a goblet, a flying car, a goblin or a goose laying a golden egg. By drawing something REALLY BIG, next to something that’s really small you can make a world of giants. You can invent a game (including the rules!), construct a house that’s a castle or sits in a tree, design your own coat-of-arms, paint a unicorn or dragon and draw something that looks so real people want to touch it. Let your imagination fly this week as we explore the magic of creating art!
Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00
Session 6. It's a Hoot! With special "GUESTS" from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (August 18-22)
Owls … can they really turn their head around so far that they can see behind them? If you hear them screech or hoot during a storm, does it really mean that the weather will soon change? Do they really have three eyelids? This week we’ll paint, sculpt and draw art with a “bird’s eye view” - focusing on our fine feathered friends of all kinds, and the habitat in which they live. An educator with a “special friend” from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will join us and explain why they’re so important to our New Hampshire ecosystem. Prices range from $144.00 to $270.00