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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

Summer Camps 2022

Camp runs Monday – Friday
Campers must register for each week they wish to attend.

Weeks available for registration:
June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22

There will be no camp week of July 4

Questions?

Call us: 215-887-4882 ext 100

Email us:  studioschool@abingtonartcenter.org

Camp Withdrawal
&
Transfer Policy

Withdrawals made more than 2 weeks prior to your registered week will result in a full refund less a $25 fee. Refunds will not be given for withdrawals made less than 2 weeks prior to your registered week.

Transfers, based on availability, may be possible for a fee of $15. Deadline for transfer requests is 1 week prior to your registered week.

Vaccinations

All Camps will follow CDC guidelines and PA state regulations. All Campers must show proof of vaccine.

Art Camps

Creative Arts Camps – Ages 4-6
Instructor | Sophia DeSimone

Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

These camps are specially designed for your child’s creative hands and mind. We know how young children love to be introduced to new materials and ideas that fully engage them in the artistic process. Each week kids will create a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more. Halfway through class, students will eat their own snack and take a walk outside on the grounds. Each week lessons are new, so depending on your schedule, feel free to enroll your child in camp throughout the summer.

Weeks available: July 18, July 25, August 15

Weeks Full: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, August 1, August 8, August 22

There will be no camp week of July 4

$175 per week

Summer Arts Camp for Kids – 7-12
Morning Instructor |Maya Williams

Afternoon Instructor | Norn Noszka
Mornings:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoons: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Work side-by-side with a professional artist to create your own masterpiece. Kids make new friends and together explore both traditional and non-traditional forms of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and more. This is a supportive and nurturing environment where kids receive individualized instruction in our small classes. Projects are both educational and fun; they lead you to discover your own creativity and individuality. Everyone can be an artist with the right encouragement and inspiration.

Weeks available: June 13, June 20, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8

Mornings Full: June 27, July 11, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22
Afternoons Full: June 27, July 11, August 15, August 22

There will be no camp week of July 4

$175 per week, Morning or Afternoon
$350 per week, full day (includes one hour break)

Clay Camps

Creative Clay & Mixed Media – Ages 7-9
Instructor | Linda Johnson

Mornings: 9:00am-12:00pm

The ceramic studio is a fun place to get messy and play with clay. In this safe and nurturing environment learn how to create pinch pots, animals and other inventive characters. We will teach you to get artistic and creative with clay. The second week you will be involved in building sculpture using a mix of materials so that your ceramic pieces can be glazed and fired in the kiln, ready to take home.

Weeks Available: August 1,  August 15 (two week program)

$400 for the two week program

Sculpture and Wheel Throwing – Ages 9-12
Instructor | Riley Strong

Afternoons:
1:00pm-4:00pm

Wheelthrowing is a fun and challenging art form that requires focus and discipline. Learn centering and pulling and as your skills develop, create a variety of cups, bowls and vases. This is an opportunity to build work that at the same time is both beautiful and functional. The second week of the workshop is dedicated to creating mixed media sculpture so that your ceramic pieces can be glazed and fired in the kiln.

Weeks Available: August 15 (two week program)

Weeks Full: August 1

$400 for the two week program

Comics/Illustration Camp

Comics and Illustration Camp – Ages 12 – 16
Instructor | Chloe Howard

Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoons:
 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discover how to tell stories using your creativity and drawing skills. You will explore a variety of styles, templates, and mediums to create your own narrative artwork. To aid in crafting your own story, you will also study the work of many artists and the techniques they use, providing strong foundational knowledge to help you become a Comics Artist or Illustrator.

Weeks available: July 25

Mornings Full: July 18, July 25
Afternoons Full: July 18

$175 per week, Morning or Afternoon
$350 per week, full day (includes one hour break)

Acting Camps

Acting Camp – Ages 9-16
Instructor | TBA

Mornings: 9:00am-12:00pm

Encounter lessons, activities, and games that explore basic acting techniques, character development, and script analysis. Throughout each day, campers will strengthen their abilities as an ensemble (working with the whole group) as well as honing personal skills (working in smaller groups according to age). Our intention is for students to gain confidence in themselves, knowledge and experience in their acting, provide a place to express their creativity, and have a ton of fun in the process! We will rehearse for a small presentation at the end of camp for which parents and family members are invited to attend.

In partnership with Scattered Seeds

$175 per week
Weeks Available: July 11

Musical Theater Camp – Ages 9-16
Instructor | TBA

Afternoons:
 1:00pm-4:00pm

Sing and dance to your favorite Broadway showtunes! We learn music, staging, and choreography both as solo-work and as an ensemble. Students gain self-assurance in their performing as well as a self-confidence that they can keep for a lifetime. Our work during camp will be highlighted in an exciting showcase at the end of camp.

In partnership with Scattered Seeds

$175 per week
Weeks Available: July 11

Shakespeare Camp – Ages 12-18
Instructors | Anna Kurtz and Kristin Olinger
9:00am-4:00pm

June 20: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Students will produce an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy with beautiful Abington Arts Center as a backdrop! Students will create fairy puppets, work on scenes, have workshops in Acting, Improv, Dance, Stage Combat, props and costumes, plus play lots of theatre games. This camp ends in a showcase for friends and family.

June 27: Henry V – Students will produce an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic historical drama. Abington Arts Center will become the fields of France as students develop characters, work with Shakespeare’s language, learn cool stage combat sequences, props and costumes, plus play lots of fun games! This camp ends in a showcase for friends and family.

In partnership with Theatre on the Verge

$350 per week
Weeks Available: June 20, June 27

Registration Portal

Returning Students

Log in with your email, choose a session, Add to Order, and select the person you wish to register before checking out or adding additional classes.

New Students

Click Login and create an account for yourself. If you are registering a child or someone else, click Add to Order, fill out the form with your registrants’s information under “Add New Registrant,” and click “Create Registrant.” Select the person you wish to register before checking out or adding additional classes.

Please Note: The Registration Portal shows all classes available currently at AAC, including Adult classes. If you do not see a description for a class on this webpage, it is most likely an ADULT CLASS.