Art & Creative Camps

DRAWING & PAINTING CAMP
This camp is for artists who would like to sharpen their drawing and painting skills. Spend the week developing your observation skills through shading and color blending techniques. Create drawings and paintings with pastel, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints. Build your own canvas for a final painting of your choice.

ENTERING GRADES 4–8
ADL ART ROOM
MON–FRI, JUNE 21–25 / 9 AM–12 PM; 1–4 PM; OR 9 AM–4 PM
HALF DAY: $200
FULL DAY: $300
TINA LOGAN

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FUN WITH FIBER
Spend a week making sock animals, stuffies, needle-felted creatures, yarn paintings, weaving, string art, and more! This camp will introduce the wonders of creating cool things out of fiber. No experience necessary, only imagination and enthusiasm.

ENTERING GRADES 4–8
ADL ART ROOM
TUE–FRI, JULY 6–8 9 AM–12 PM, 1–4 PM; OR 9 AM–4 PM
HALF DAY: $160
FULL DAY: $240
TINA LOGAN

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BAKING FOR BEGINNERS
Learn how to read a recipe, measure ingredients, and bake sweet and savory treats! Each day is themed and will include a read-aloud. Recipes and themes change from year to year, so repeat campers can learn something new! Perfect for the beginning baker.

ENTERING GRADES 1–5
9 AM–11 AM

MON–FRI, JUNE 28–JULY 2
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY ESSEX

MON–FRI, JULY 12–16
ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL

$95
KATHY LAWRENCE

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CLAY CAMP
Learn basic hand-building methods in clay including coil, slab, pinch, and sculpture. They will also learn how to make pots on the pottery wheel. Pieces will be fired, glazed, and ready to pick up at our office approximately two weeks after the last day of camp.

ENTERING GRADES 4–8
ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
MON–FRI, JUNE 28–JULY 2
9 AM–12 PM OR 1–4 PM
$120
JAMIE BEDARD

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KIDS & CUISINE
Designed for those who are already comfortable in the kitchen and want to continue building their baking and cooking skills. Participants will have the chance to explore foods and recipes from around the world. Campers will learn how to build simple meals that are primarily “plant-powered.” Prepare and eat savory bread, soups, salads, and more!

ENTERING GRADES 3–6
ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
TUE–FRI, JULY 6–9
9–11:30 AM
$110
KATHY LAWRENCE

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ART EXPLORERS
This fun-filled exploration camp will create an explosive amount of artwork! Every day kids will be making a number of different arts from around the world like prints, sculptures, paintings, and jewelry. In the end, the kids will have a bound book of their creations and lots of works.

ENTERING GRADES K–3
ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
MON–FRI JULY 12–16
9 AM–12 PM OR 1–4 PM
$120
JAMIE BEDARD

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ARTISTS BOOKS
Explore the amazing art of making and altering books! If you love books and art then this is the camp for you! Spend the week making personal artist books in different forms and turning old discarded books into works of art! By the end of the week, you will take home your own beautiful collection of books.

ENTERING GRADES 4–8
ADL ART ROOM
MON–FRI, JUNE 28–JULY 2 / 9 AM–12 PM, 1–4 PM
OR 9 AM–4 PM
HALF DAY: $200
FULL DAY: $300
TINA LOGAN

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KNITTING CAMP
Learn how to knit or improve your knitting skills this summer as you relax with your friends in a comfortable setting. Enjoy the fun of knitting with a group and make a project of your choice. Price includes all materials needed for one complete project.

ENTERING GRADES 3–8
ESSEX MIDDLE SCHOOL
MON–FRI, JULY 19–23 OR AUGUST 9–13
9 AM–12 PM
$110
CHRIS HEAVNER

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CULINARY ADVENTURES
Immerse your young chef in a culinary adventure with a professional chef from our community. Each day will be filled
with fun, hands-on cooking while learning basic culinary skills, nutrition, understanding ingredients, and of course kitchen safety.
Each day will conclude with a lunch made by campers and everyone will go home with a new recipe every day.

ENTERING GRADES 4-9
8 AM–12:30 PM
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY ESSEX
TUE–FRI, JULY 6–9 / $180
MON–FRI, JULY 12–16 / $225
COURTNEY ROMAN CO-OWNER OF RAILROAD & MAIN

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