Summer art camps at the Contemporary Art Center

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

Registration is ongoing for the in-person summer art camps offered by the Center for Contemporary Art (the Centre). Ten weekly summer art camps, from June 20 to August 26, are offered to children aged 5 to 15 in half-day sessions. Art camps are held in person, with some camps offered in a hybrid format.

Summer art camps allow children to develop important artistic techniques and to familiarize themselves with the principles of visual art, historical periods and known artists. All camps are led by professional, experienced and creative teacher artists; offer a program tailored to three individual age groups; and allow students to take advantage of small classes with projects and themes that vary each week.

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

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

The Center also offers “Saturdays for Special Needs”, a six-week Saturday art camp for children ages 6-15 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs. Students will spend time exploring a variety of media as they experiment with drawing, painting and sculpting in these 1.5 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 watercolour, gouache, oil and acrylic paint, colored pencils, pastels, drawing, ceramics, performance art, color theory, art journaling, etc.

The Centre’s annual non-juried exhibition and sale will take place from June 17 to August 27. This exhibition is an opportunity for members to present their works in all media. This year’s artwork by participating members includes painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and more. The judge for this year’s exhibition is M’kina Tapscott, Executive Director of Artworks, Center for the Visual Arts of Trenton.

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

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