JULY 2021

(PA) July 5-9, 2021, ART EXPLORERS CAMP: ANIMAL ADVENTURES (ages 6-12) 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Art Matters Studio, 486 Royer Drive, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 17601. In our Art Explorers: Animal Adventure Camp, students will explore animals, Kids will create artworks inspired by animals from different habitats including Rainforest Friends, Under the Sea, Fantasy Animals, Desert Dwellers to name a few. Kids will have a blast creating masks, mixed media canvas, collage, puppets are other engaging projects that allow campers to paint and print, collage and build. Hands will be busy and imaginations will soar! Cost: $185, $175 additional siblings Age 5. Both Animal Adventure Camps have the same projects. Register for only one. Visit http://www.artmattersstudio.com/camps.html to register for camp.

(NY) July 6-9, 2021: PUPPETS & OIL PASTELS (Ages 6-8), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Create unique and fun puppets using recycled materials; keep a creative art journal to fill with drawings and watercolor paintings; use oil and regular pastels to create bold and beautiful drawings; and make artworks out of woven paper and other fun materials. Members: $216. Nonmembers: $240. Call 585-276-8959 or email  creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 6-9, 2021: FUNNY & FABULOUS CARTOONS (Ages 9-13), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Great for kids who love to draw comics (and even those that don’t know yet!). Work on creating your own set of characters (or refining one you have), draw inspiration from sketching in the museum and outside and mix funny with fabulous; and explore scenes, settings, and storylines for your characters to live in using a variety of drawing and painting materials to create artworks that look great and tell a story.  Email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu or call 585-276-8959 for more information. Members: $216. Nonmembers: $240. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(MA) July 11-15, 2021, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S ORCHARD HOUSE SUMMER VIRTUAL CONVERSATIONAL SERIES: “THE DIVINING POWER OF WOMEN: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE” Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742, ladams@louisamayalcott.org, 978-369-4118 x106. Although it was more than 30 years after Louisa May Alcott’s death that women finally won the right to vote in a national election, Alcott was the first woman to register to vote in the town of Concord, and the first to cast a vote in the town’s special election for School Committee. To celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the national vote for American women, this year’s Summer Conversational Series will explore the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the journey toward securing woman suffrage both here and abroad. SCS is an annual summer program for adults, educators, and students (age high school and up). Virtual program: will be held online. Cost: $225 non-member, member: $200, student: $115, plus per diem rates available. For information and registration: www.louisamayalcott.org.

(PA) July 12-16, 2021, FINE ART CAMP: 3D ART AND CLAY (ages 8-14) 1:00-4:00 pm. Art Matters Studio, 486 Royer Drive, Suite 104, Lancaster 17601. A camp for kids who love to build and construct with a variety of materials. Projects will feature Air Dry Clay, Sculpey, Papier Mache and Board in conjunction with paint and collage. Campers will make functional and whimsical creations including animal masks, dioramas, gnome houses, fun food, and more. Both weeks of 3D Art and Clay Camp are identical. Register for one only. Cost: $195, $185 additional siblings. Visit http://www.artmattersstudio.com/camps.html to register for camp.

(NY) July 12-16, 2021: INSPIRED BY MEXICO; PAINTING & PAPER SCULPTURE (Ages 6-8), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Make projects by taking inspiration from Mexican culture (such as sugar skulls and cacti); make several fun projects using paints (a few different kinds) to make landscapes, still lifes and abstractions; and explore using wire and paper to create small scale sculptures. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/ 

(NY) July 12-16, 2021: DRAWING AND PAINTING PEOPLE; FANTASTIC FIBERS (Ages 9-13), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Learn techniques for creating better portraits and paintings with people in them; sketch from paintings in the museum (they don’t move!); paint portraits of yourself and your friends; and create with yarn and fabric–learning how to weave. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 12-16, 2021: CLAY & CREATIVITY – INSPIRED BY THE MIDDLE AGES (Ages 7-9), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Make several fun, clay-based projects and have lots of chances to create using other artistic mediums (such as paint and collage), inspired by very old and very cool artwork in the museum. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $279. Nonmembers: $310.  mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 12-16, 2021: CLAY & MORE – MYTHS & FOLKLORE (Ages 10-15), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Experience working with clay, hand building and on the wheel. This camp is designed as a great way to start with pottery and includes mixed-media to create 3-D works of art inspired by work in the museum. Some projects use drawing, painting, or collage — clay is not the only material used. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $279. Nonmembers: $310. http://mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(MA) July 13-15, 2021, PRIMARY SOURCES IN THE CLASSROOM: ABOLITION AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108­. Each summer the Boston Athenæum holds a workshop on expanding the use of primary sources in teaching and learning environments. Please join us from July 13 to 15 as we explore materials related to the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad, using the Harriet Hayden Albums as a starting point. You’ll have hands-on opportunities to work with rare materials from the Athenæum’s collections. And guests from the Boston African American National Historic Site, Historic Newton, and the Museum of African American History will join us for special workshop sessions. The $100 registration fee includes access to the keynote lecture and all workshop sessions, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and a one-year individual membership to the library. For info call 617-720-7617 or email weisman@bostonathenaeum.org. https://www.bostonathenaeum.org.

(PA) July 14, 2021, HOMESCHOOL DAYS, 10:00 am-Noon, Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, Contact Coleen at 610.371.5850 x227 or coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings welcome to participate). Cost of Event: $15 for Members (includes 1 adult and 1 child), $5 for each additional adult or child. $20 for Non-Members (includes 1 adult and 1 child), $7 for each additional adult or child. Includes Museum Admission for the day of the program. Registration is required. Deadline to reserve is 24 hours prior to the program. https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/

(PA) July 17, 2021, MUSIC IN THE VALLEY, 10 am-5 pm, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm,347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570·992·6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and the traditional music of the 19th century. Enjoy this special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. www.quietvalley.org. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30pm. Music in the Valley is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine. Free parking. No pets & no smoking. All funds raised support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.  Prices and schedules are subject to change.

(PA) July 17 & 18, 2021, BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, 10 am to 6 pm. Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 1.800-360-TOUR, info@historicbethlehem.org. The Blueberry Festival is the sweetest festival of the summer! Held at the historic Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem’s very own “farm-in-the-city” the festival features everything blueberry including pies, strudels, ice cream, and more. Visit for kid’s games and activities, live music, local crafters, colonial demonstrations, historic barn tours, and more! Cost of Event: Adult 18+: $10, Children 4-17: $5, Children 3 and under: Free. https://historicbethlehem.org/

(CT) July 19-23, 2021, LIFE AT SEA SUMMER CAMP, Ages: 6-8, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. Find out about life aboard a sailing ship. Create and build your own model vessel. Hoist the sails and immerse yourself in the life of a sailor. CRM Members: $270/week. Non-Members: $300/week.  For information, call (860) 767-8269, ext. 113 or email ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. www.ctrivermuseum.org.

(PA) July 19-23, 2021FINE ART CAMP: DRAWING FROM NATURE (ages 8-14) 1:00-4:00 pm. Art Matters Studio, 486 Royer Drive, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 1760. Our Fine Art Camps are intended for older campers (ages 8-14) and focus on fine art skills and techniques utilizing a variety of media. In our Drawing from Nature Camp, we will focus on Mixed Media Drawing projects using colored pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, printmaking, and collage. Subject matter including still life plants, shells and geodes as well as Woodland, Sea and Mountain landscapes will be explored. Style inspiration will be drawn from contemporary artists and illustrators. Both Drawing from Nature Camps have the same projects. Cost: $195, $185 additional siblings. Register for just one. Visit http://www.artmattersstudio.com/camps.html to register for camp.

(NY) July 19-23, 2021: BRIGHT & LIGHT; WATERCOLOR & ZENTANGLE (Ages 6-8), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Explore color intensity, hues and shades, and how light effects can make a painting even better; make paper lanterns and cool candle holders; learn lots of watercolor tricks, make paintings of all shapes and sizes, and explore watercolor sketching; and learn to make awesome zentangle patterns and other repeating designs with artist’s pens. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 19-23, 2021: SYMBOLISM; MINI COMICS & SCULPTURE (Ages 9-13), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Work on creating your own mini comics drawing inspiration from Archie Rand’s paintings in the museum; and learn to think like a sculptor (or builder) as you design and make your own papier mache sculptures. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300.  mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 19-23, 2021: CLAY & CREATIVITY – INSPIRED BY MEXICO (Ages 7-9), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Make several fun, clay-based projects and have lots of chances to create using other artistic mediums (such as paint and collage), inspired by very old and very cool artwork in the museum. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $310. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information.  mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/(CT) July 26-30, 2021, RIVER EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP, Ages: 6-8, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. Discover what is over, under and along the Connecticut River. Use dip and seine nets to catch critters. Take a journey on the river to spot wildlife. CRM Members: $270/week. Non-Members: $300/week.  For information, call (860) 767-8269, ext. 113 or email ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. www.ctrivermuseum.org.

(NY) July 19-23, 2021: CLAY & MORE – ANCIENT WORLDS (Ages 10-15), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Experience working with clay, hand building and on the wheel. This camp is designed as a great way to start with pottery and includes mixed-media to create 3-D works of art inspired by work in the museum. Some projects use drawing, painting, or collage — clay is not the only material used. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $310. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(CT) July 19-23, 2021, SAILING INTO THE PAST SUMMER CAMP, Ages: 9-12, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. Learn to sail aboard the historic replica of Adriaen Block’s vessel., Onrust. Rig sails and tie knots! CRM Members: $270/week. Non-Members: $300/week.  For information, call (860) 767-8269, ext. 113 or email ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. www.ctrivermuseum.org.

(ZOOM) July 22,2021, VIRTUAL CHILDREN’S MASTERPIECE PAINTING EVENT: VINCENT VAN GOGH & WALT WHITMAN, 1:00-2:00PM on Zoom, Ages: 7 and up. Walt Whitman Historic Birthplace via Zoom, 631-427-5240, educator@waltwhitman.org. How was Vincent van Gogh inspired by Walt Whitman? Children can join an interactive art event guided by an experienced art and history instructor while learning the answer to this question and painting their own masterpiece at home!  Children will learn the history of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh and how he was inspired by American poet Walt Whitman’s poetry. Children will also create their own artwork guided by an experienced art & history teacher. Parents & Grandparents are welcome to watch and guide their young artist during the event. This is a wonderful, memorable way for children to engage in creative learning outside of school and gives them the opportunity to create their own masterpieces! Cost: $15 fee is required as is pre-registration. For more information on supplies needed or to register, go to https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/starrynight/

(CT) July 26-30, 2021, RIVER ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMP, Ages: 9-12, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. Find out all you can about the river. Collect samples using nets. Spend each day in coves, on islands, and on the water. Spot wildlife. CRM Members: $270/week. Non-Members: $300/week.  For information, call (860) 767-8269, ext. 113 or email ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. www.ctrivermuseum.org

(MA) July 26-30, 2021, “APPLE SLUMP PLAYERS” ACTING AND THEATER WORKSHOP, for children ages 8-12. Monday through Friday, Virtual program, will be held online. Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742, ladams@louisamayalcott.org, 978-369-4118 x106. Youngsters ages 8 through 12 are invited to join us for our entertaining and educational virtual week-long intensive in Acting/Theater that will uniquely enliven Summer vacation.  As an “Apple Slump Player,” have fun taking a role in a play as the Alcott sisters did, create props and costumes, and perform for family and friends. Cost: $300 non-member, $250 member (Early Bird Special with registration by May 31: $250 non-member, $200 member) For information and registration: www.louisamayalcott.org

(NY) July 26-30, 2021: INSPIRED BY MAG & DRAWING AND PAINTING NATURE (Ages 6-8), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. The MAG has over 5,000 years of world art — not all of it is on view. Be inspired by artworks and make your own dream museum design from the building and grounds to the artwork on the walls; use watercolors to explore designs in nature; and make your own pattern art. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 26-30, 2021: OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING AND REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTING & DREAM MUSEUM (Ages 9-13), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Learn lots of tricks to better capture what we see — a practice called observational drawing and representational painting — while making your own creative decisions; draw inspiration from the galleries and outside; and create your own plan for a museum or zoo or similar amazing place for fun and learning. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $300. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop 

(NY) July 26-30, 2021: CLAY & CREATIVITY – ART, ANIMALS & NATURE (Ages 7-9), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Make several fun, clay-based projects and have lots of chances to create using other artistic mediums (such as paint and collage), inspired by very old and very cool artwork in the museum. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $310. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(NY) July 26-30, 2021: CLAY & MORE – FUNCTION & FINE ART (Ages 10-15), Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Experience working with clay, hand building and on the wheel. This camp is designed as a great way to start with pottery and includes mixed-media to create 3-D works of art inspired by work in the museum. Some projects use drawing, painting, or collage — clay is not the only material used. Call 585-276-8959 or email creativeworkshop@mag.rochester.edu for more information. Members: $270. Nonmembers: $310. mag.rochester.edu/creativeworkshop/

(PA) July 26-July 30, 2021, ART EXPLORERS CAMP: FANTASTIC VOYAGES (ages 6-12) 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Art Matters Studio, 486 Royer Drive, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 17601. Campers will explore daily themes with mixed media artworks that allow campers to paint and print, collage and build. Hands will be busy and imaginations will soar! In our Art Explorers: Fantastic Voyages Camp students will explore destinations in Outer Space, Under the Sea, Around the World and more. Campers will create mixed media canvases, crafts, 3D sculptures and mobiles. Cost: $185, $175 additional siblings. Both Fantastic Voyages Camps have the same projects. Register for only one. Visit http://www.artmattersstudio.com/camps.html to register for camp.

 

(PA) July 26-30, 2021, NEW: ART EXPLORERS CAMP: NATURE (ages 5-12) 1:00-4:00 pm.  Art Matters Studio, 486 Royer Drive, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 17601. In our Art Explorers Camps, children will enjoy making mixed media arts and crafts that allow them to paint and print, collage and build. Hands will be busy and imaginations will soar! In our Nature Camp, campers will incorporate natural materials including rocks, clay and sand, shells, and flowers to create projects including leaf print bowls and prints, sun catchers and sun prints, wind chimes and birdhouses. Kids will enjoy process-based art inspired that allows for plenty of room for exploration. June, July, and August Camps identical, enroll in just one. Cost: $185, $175 additional siblings. Visit http://www.artmattersstudio.com/camps.html to register for camp.

(PA) July 28, 2021, HOMESCHOOL DAYS, 10:00 am-Noon, Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Rodd, Reading, PA 19611, Contact Coleen at 610.371.5850 x227 or coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings welcome to participate). Registration is required. Deadline to reserve is 24 hours prior to the program. Cost of Event: $15 for Members (includes 1 adult and 1 child), $5 for each additional adult or child. $20 for Non-Members (includes 1 adult and 1 child), $7 for each additional adult or child. Includes Museum Admission for the day of the program. https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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