Summer Camp

Camp Aldrich

Spend a week in the Museum’s on-site art studio and outside in our Sculpture Garden working with practicing artists and educators to learn new art-making techniques at Camp Aldrich! At these full-day, week-long day camps, campers will learn about the work on view in the galleries, explore the Museum’s two-acre campus, and incorporate the world around them into their art – just like the contemporary artists that exhibit at The Aldrich. Each week culminates in a celebration for family and friends on Friday evening from 5 to 6 pm.

Caregivers receive personalized daily emails from Camp staff with updates on that the group did during the day, what their child accomplished and learned, and what is planned for the following day.

General Information:

Member Pre-Registration: January 28 to February 2, 2019
Registration Opens to the Public: February 3, 2019
$350; $315 Family Member
Register online at


Week 1: SOLD OUT

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
Funky Fresh 3-D Sculptures
Entering Grades 1 through 3

No need for paper or canvas here! Create bright, inventive and fun 3-D constructions, creatures, and critters using a variety of techniques like plaster of Paris, paper-mâché, and so much more. Work with Aldrich teaching artist Erika Rohde to build sculptures that are out of this world!

Week 2: SOLD OUT

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19
Fantastic and Flat: Exploring Art Making on Paper
Entering Grades 1 through 3

Break out your brushes – we are getting bold, bright, and colorful with our exploration into art making on a flat surface. Using pastels, paints, textiles, and other mixed media, make original pieces of art that encompass techniques such as collage and assemblage with Aldrich teaching artist Erika Rohde.

Week 3: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26
Let’s Figure it Out!
Entering Grades 4 through 6

Dive deep into art making with Aldrich teaching artist Adam Handler and explore how the human figure has been represented throughout the ages. Discover the forms, styles, media, and techniques artists use to depict themselves and others and paint, draw, sculpt, and photograph figurative works that draw inspiration from your life, yourself, and the current Aldrich exhibitions.

Week 4: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
Journalation in This Gallery: An Aldrich Book-Making Experience
Entering Grades 4 through 6

Design and create your own art book from scratch inspired by exhibiting artist Sara Cwynar with Aldrich teaching artist Sooo-z Mastropietro. Each day explore a different artist and art making style to incorporate in to your own special 3-D mixed media art book while also creating your own handmade paper.

Daily Schedule:

Drop Off (9 to 10 am): Campers have the option to draw, read, play, or participate in group activities while all the children arrive.

Artist Session (10 am to 12 noon): Campers work with the teaching artist on their projects, experimenting with art-making techniques, and exploring the galleries and Sculpture Garden.

Lunch (12 noon to 1 pm): Time to eat (outside if the weather permits) and then participate in games and activities in the Sculpture Garden or The Studio.

Artist Session (1 to 3 pm): Campers continue to work with the teaching artist on their projects.

Snack (3 to 4 pm): Children enjoy a snack (outside if the weather permits), and then have time to add final touches to their work for the day and/or take part in games/activities.

Pick Up (4 to 5 pm): Campers have the option to draw, read, play, or participate in group activities while caregivers pick up the children.

For more information, please contact Michelle Friedman, Head of Education and Academic Initiatives, at 203.438.4519 or