June 8, 2022

Summer Art Camps at Contemporary Art Center

SUMMER ART CAMPS: The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster offers a variety of weekly camps for children ages 5-15. Sessions begin June 20, and take place both in person and in a hybrid format.

Registration is underway for in-person Summer Art Camps offered by The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center). Ten weekly Summer Art Camps, from June 20–August 26, are offered for children ages 5-15 in half-day sessions. Art Camps take place in person with select camps being offered in a hybrid format.

Summer Art Camps allow children to develop important artistic techniques and learn about the principles of visual art, historical periods and well-known artists. All camps are led by professional, experienced, and creative teaching artists; provide a curriculum tailored to three individual age groups; and allow students to enjoy small class sizes with projects and themes which vary weekly.

Each week children ages 5-8 and 9-11 will spend the morning exploring drawing, painting, collage, and other mixed media projects, and pottery in the ceramics studio. In the afternoon, campers ages 9-11 will explore a wide range of subjects in depth such as drawing, painting, pottery, upcycled art, cartooning, manga/anime, and more.

Teens ages 12-15 may choose to spend their mornings or afternoons in an intensive art camp studying a single subject.

The Center also offers “Special Needs Saturdays” a six-week Saturday Art Camp for children ages 6-15 with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Students will spend time exploring a variety of media as they experiment with drawing, painting and sculpture in these one-and-a-half hour camps. These camps are funded by a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Adult summer classes and workshops begin June 27 and will be offered in person, virtual, or in a hybrid format. Classes are offered for all levels of experience in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, gouache, oil and acrylic painting, colored pencils, pastels, drawing, ceramics, performance art, color theory, art journaling, and more.

The Center’s annual “Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition and Sale” will be on view June 17– August 27. This exhibition is an opportunity for members to showcase their artwork in any and all media. This year’s works of art by participating members include painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and more. The judge for this year’s exhibition is M’kina Tapscott, the executive director, of Artworks, Trenton’s Visual Arts Center.

The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For more information, call (908) 234-2345 or visit ccabedminster.org.