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Kids Summer Art Academy

July 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 28, 2023

Looking for something new to do this summer? The Museum’s Summer Art Academy is the perfect opportunity for students ages 5-11 to tour special exhibitions, explore hands-on art techniques, and make new friends. Students will stretch their imaginations as they think critically, creatively, and collaboratively about art!

Different Themes and Age Groups each week.

$160/$150 Museum members

Sessions meet Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Museum.

Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30   Secrets of the Forest: Faeries and Gnomes (ages 5-7)

Enter a magical and artistic realm of hard-to-find creatures, faeries and gnomes! Students will get creative as they build faerie and gnome dwellings, design magical wands, paint with faerie dust, and sculpt toadstools.

Tuesday, July 10–Friday, July 14  Undersea Fantasy: Art of the Underwater World (ages 8-11)

Come learn about the different habitats in the ocean and the creatures who call this place home! Students will stretch their imaginations as they print with fish, build coral reefs, construct miniature aquariums, design giant squid, and experiment with watercolor painting.

Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21  Nature’s Art: Birds, Bugs, and Butterflies (ages 5-7)

Students will step into the role of a naturalist as they explore the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden and sketch from nature each day. During the week, students will build 3-D nature scenes, construct larger-than-life butterflies, sculpt insects, weave nests, and experiment with sand art.

Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28  ArtVenture: Pirates and Mermaids (ages 8-11)

Get ready to set sail! Students will enter a fantasy world filled with swashbuckling pirates and mythical mermaids. During the week, students will construct pirate ships, build telescopes, design treasure boxes, make maps, and paint life-size mermaids.


William Benton Museum of Art
253 Glenbrook Rd
Mansfield,, CT United States
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