The Arts Center Partners
In addition to Saratoga Arts' own arts education offerings, The Arts Center is home to:
Etudes Music School
Our Community Arts Education Program
For nearly 15 years, Saratoga Arts has been dedicated to offering quality fine art and fine craft classes, taught by regional artists, to students of all ages and at all artistic levels. In that time we’ve grown our program to its current capacity, where it now serves over 950 students a year and works with nearly 50 art teachers.
Located in the Arts Center at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Arts has several fine arts classrooms, a weaving studio, a 110-seat theater, two gallery spaces and a darkroom. We have on occasion, when our facilities can not accommodate a class, offered classes off-site as well.
Special thanks to Target
for being a supporter of the
Saratoga Arts' Education Program
School Break Camps
Saratoga Arts is proud to offer camps for kids ages 5 - 14 during school breaks!
A special note to our Camper Families: We are excited to announce that this spring our downstairs spaces will be going through some major improvements, with the installation of new HVAC heating and cooling units in every classroom. Of course, as with projects like these, there may be some inconveniences while construction is taking place. We will be working closely with our contractors to minimize the impact on our students. Thank you for your patience while we improve our classrooms!
Spend school break creatively! Join Saratoga Arts for April Break Camp Creativity, our full-day camp for children ages 8-14. WIth projects geared specifically towards campers' age and skill level, they'll have the opportunity to spend their week creating multiple projects with multiple mediums. A typical day for campers includes 4 art-making sessions taught by our NYS or BOCES registered teachers, a break for lunch, and two snack breaks. Our Camp Creativity campers focus on the basics, but are also introduced to advanced art concepts. Each camp ends with an exhibition of works highlighting lessons and projects - and friends and family of campers are invited to attend! Camp size is limited to 15 students.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
April 17 - 21, 2017
$210 for members / $225 for non-members
Imagination Rules is our half-day camp for children ages 5-7. A typical day for our Imagination Rules campers includes two sessions dedicated to learning about art and art-making and a break at 10:15am for snack. With our younger campers, we focus on the basics of art, color, line, texture, etc., and study the work of famous artists like Picasso, Matisse and Grandma Moses. Campers will complete between 4-6 projects weekly, depending on how many days they are registered. Parents can also choose a 3-day option (usually Monday, Wednesday & Friday) for any of our Imagination Rules camps. Please call 518-584-4132 if interested in registering your child for a partial week.
The Arts Center Children’s Theatre program is designed to introduce children to the basics of theater and theater performance. Campers participating in our Theater Camp will learn and experience the collaborative nature of theater, deciding as a class what play to perform each week. They will explore the many art forms required to bring their play to life, including the basics of character development, stage directions and set, sound and costume design. Campers will play theater, acting & improv games in a fun and supportive environment as they work toward the performance of their play for friends and family on the last day of each session.
Supply List Book: includes
The Winter Landscape in Watercolor
with Robert O’Brien
Using Studies to Capture Light & Color
with Ann Larsen
Intro to Oil Painting
Pastels for Beginners
Intermediate - Advanced Pastels
Beginner - Intermediate Drawing
Watercolors - Beginner to Intermediate
Problem Solving for the Intermediate Watercolorist
All Media Courses
Landscape Painting in Acrylic, Gouache, and Watercolor
Scholarship Request Form (adults)
Community Arts Education Program scholarships for 2017 provided by AYCO.
To learn more about Saratoga Arts Scholarship Program, contact Kate Morse, Director of Education - firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-584-4132