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We are a big happy creative family here, and during the summer we open our studios up to the next generation of makers and crafts-persons. Our small, customized camps are created with age appropriate projects that support our campers in developing skills, confidence, and creating beautiful objects.  We’ve been passing down the heritage of hand-made for over 70 years, and we hope that your family joins us for a very exciting and productive summer.

CAMPS FOR AGES 5-7 (Older kid camps scroll below)

WEEK ONE: June 26-30
9am-12pm
Camp: Outer Space! Limit 8
Ages 5-7
(Mixed Media)
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
Explore outer space as an artistic space adventurer!  Learn to marble paper making swirling universes. Create hanging mobiles with UFO’s, rockets, planets, and stars.  Make glowing galaxies as a final project and then at the end of the week invite parents to a mini inter-galactic reception.
Member $157.50 Non Member $175
SOLD OUTplease email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a wait list.

WEEK TWO: July 10-14
9am-12pm
Camp: Festival! Limit 8
Ages 5-7
(Mixed Media)
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
Celebrate with a BIG Parade! Learn how to make life-size puppets and miniature marionettes using cardboard, paint, beads, and paper!  Heads will spin, limbs will dance, and faces will show expression as we design and develop these parade pieces for a last day interactive performance for family and friends!
Member $157.50 Non Member $175
SOLD OUT- please email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a wait list.

CAMPS FOR AGES 8-10 (Older kid camps scroll below)
WEEK ONE: June 26-30
9am-4pm
CAMP: My Artful Planet Limit 10
Ages 8-10
(Mosaic, Clay and Recycled Materials)
Instructors: Mikayla Dennison and Sarah Sprague
Celebrate the Earth!  Explore where we live and examine the Earth through creative expression and monumental building. Campers will create round glass mosaics, earth clay orbs, and recycled material sculptures.  Students will be encouraged to explore their own inquisitive creativity about what the Earth represents and means to them and will share their creations on the last day of camp at our reception for family and friends.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
Register Here

WEEK TWO: July 10-14
9am-4pm
CAMP:  Make Your Mark Limit 10
Ages 8-10
(Printmaking/Painting)
Instructors: Mikayla Dennison and Sarah Sprague
Explore textures, shapes, color and nature while learning how to carve linoleum blocks, make mono-prints, and play with experimental techniques in print making.  Learn how to print on paper and make repeating designs for textiles and make a signature stamp to show off on the final day of camp for family and friends at our reception.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
Register Here

WEEK THREE: July 17-21
9am-4pm
CAMP: Earth Wind Fire and Water Limit 10
Ages 8-10
(Clay/ Metal)
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
Explore the elements of the Earth and create interactive art using the clay and metal studios.  Learn how to make clay luminaries and use the Raku kiln.  Make metal wind chimes out of silverware, beads, and scrap metal.  Construct a carp-shaped kite out of paper to show off and fly with family and friends at our art reception on the final day.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
SOLD OUTplease email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a waitlist.

WEEK FOUR: July 24-28
9am-4pm
CAMP: Puppet Parade Limit 10
Ages 8-10
(Theatrical Fun/Costume Design)
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
Explore and gain inspiration from the Parade Exhibit at The Shelburne Museum on the first day of Camp! Create a cast of characters and bring them to life with papier-maché!  Learn how to design and sew costumes for your large puppets, and then create a decorative mask for yourself to wear during our group designed performance for family and friends on the last day of camp!
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
Register Here

CAMPS FOR AGES 11-14 (Teen camp scroll below)

WEEK ONE: June 26-30
9am-4pm
CAMP: Archery and Metal Limit 10
Age 11-14

(Wood/Metal)
Instructors: Chris Ramos and Sarah Sprague
Let’s go back to ancient Rome with inspiration from Roman culture and Roman warriors.  Learn how to make dazzling metal work and a hand crafted hickory wood bow. This two-part camp will take place in the woodshop and the metals studio.  Campers will learn how to carve, bend, shape and sand a beautiful wooden bow. Then, they will work with copper, brass and silver to make warrior rings, pendants, and coins.  On the last day of camp, campers will get to practice using target arrows.
SOLD OUTplease email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a waitlist.

WEEK TWO: July 10-14
9am-4pm
CAMP: Artist Studio Limit 10
Age 11-14
(Painting, Drawing, Clay, Metal and Glass)
Instructors: Sarah Sprague and Sarah Aherns
Develop your craft exploring several different mediums designed to encourage focus, practice, design, color theory, and building a portfolio.  Work with two master level artists to engage understanding of drawing, painting, hand building in clay, stained glass and 3D metalwork.  At the end of the week each junior artist will present their work in our group art show.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
SOLD OUTplease email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a waitlist.

WEEK THREE: July 17-21
9am-4pm
CAMP: Clay on the Wheel and Wooden Spoon Limit 8
Age 11-14
(Clay and woodworking)
Instructors: Rik Rolla and Chris Ramos
Get into the woodshop and clay studio!  Learn how to design, carve, sand, and finish your very own usable spoon out of Cherry wood.  Students will gain an understanding of woodshop safety and how to use a variety of carving tools.  Students will also learn the essentials of working on the potter’s wheel including centering, forming cylinders and bowls, trimming and glazing finished functional works of art.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
Register Here

WEEK FOUR: July 24-28
9am-4pm
CAMP: Wood Table and Mosaic Limit 10
Age 11-14
(Woodworking and Stained Glass)
Instructor: Sarah Sprague and Chris Ramos
Learn how to make a functional work of art in this two-part camp that takes place in the woodshop and the stained glass studio.  Campers will learn about woodshop safety while learning how to use tools to make a wooden table. Then, students will design, plan, and cut colored glass to create a mosaic topper to mount as the top of their hand made table.
Member: $292.50 Non Member: $325.00
SOLD OUTplease email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to get on a waitlist.

 

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Cancellation Policy

All camps must be paid for at time of registration to ensure your spot. Refunds are given two weeks prior to camp, 20% is non-refundable. No refunds for camps missed. We will not prorate the cost of a camp. A full refund will be given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.

CIT and Volunteers

During summer camp, we invite a few selected junior artisans (ages 15 and up) to help us out and be part of this amazing creative experience, for more info please email us at info@theshelburnecraftschool.org.

What is the rhythm of each day?

On the first day, we meet as a group (all camps) we go over expectations, introduce all staff and give guided tours. After that we break into our smaller groups and go into the studios.  Ages 5-7 yrs. old have snack break 10-10:30 am, with play time, once the kiddos are inside, the older groups meet outside for their break.  At 12 pm the 5-7 yrs. old kids get picked up, and then the older kids break for an hour lunch, free play, and activity.  At 1 pm we return for afternoon activity depending on the camp. At 4 pm ages 8 yrs. old and up are picked up and go home. On Friday we have our art shows.

Important times:

Camp Times:

5-7 yrs. old: 9am-12 pm (Half Day)

8 yrs. old and up: 9am-4 pm (Full Day)

Art Show:

5-7 yrs. old: Friday 11:30 am

8 yrs. old and up: Friday 3:30 pm

Questions?

Send an email to info@theshelburnecraftschool.org or call us (802) 985-3648, Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM.

Scholarships:

The Shelburne Craft School offers partial scholarships for adults and children when available, and based on need. We encourage you to submit a scholarship application. Please click HEREto submit a scholarship request.

Emergency and Medical Release Form:

We ask that every child has an updated Emergency Form on-hand for Summer Camps and After school Classes, please click HERE to fill one out.

Support the Shelburne Craft School:

Your financial support to the Shelburne Craft School helps make it possible for young people attend summer camps who could not otherwise afford to do so. Consider becoming a Friend of the Shelburne Craft School today. DETAILS.