Summer Camps

WE OFFER CAMPS FOR each week of summer break

9am-3pm = $500 full week OR $110 per day

9am-5:30pm = $40 additional per day

Early Drop off - 8am - $16 additional per day per child

10% sibling discount


Each week, the young artists in 3rd - 5th grade head out on an Art Trek while the young artists in PreK - 3rd grade take over the studio!  When the older crew returns, everyone creates new work in the studio and the private back porch!!!!!! Every camp our artists choose a theme to design projects, map materials, and curate inquiries for dialogue time! Themes integrate art history, current events, and FUN. Young artists attending camp should plan to make new friends, get messy in the studio, and explore information that is inspiring and interesting. Ask questions if you've got them!! 

July 2-6 - Open Studio
July 9-13 - Drawing //\\ Painting

July 16-20 - Sculpture //\\ Clay
July 23-27 - Collage //\\ Photo
July 30-August 3 - Printmaking //\\ Stencils

August 6-10 - Fiber Arts //\\ T-Shirts
August 13-17 - Puppetry //\\ Performance
August 20-24 - Installation //\\ Site-Specific
August 27-31 - Nature //\\ Outdoor Observations

JULY & AUgust 2018

Lower Elementary

Studio Take Over

Upper Elementary

Art Trek

July 9th - 13th - Drawing / Painting

ART TREK : New Museum! &more! // MATERIALS : Acrylic! Charcoal! & more! // ARTIST REFERENCE : Richard Tuttle! & more

July 16th - 20th - Sculpture / Clay

ART TREK : MoMa PS1! Artist Studio! &more! /// MATERIALS : Wax! Clay! & more! /// ARTIST REFERENCE : Eva Hesse! & more!

July 23rd - 27th Collage / Photo

ART TREK: Museum of Art & Design! & more! // MATERIALS: Pinhole camera &more! // ARTIST REFERENCE: Joseph Cornell & more!

July 30th - August 3rd - Printmaking / Stencils

ART TREK: Bowery Graffiti Wall & more! /// MATERIALS: Linoleum! Silk Screen! & more! /// ARTIST REFERENCE: Christian Joy! & more!

August 6th - 10th - Fiber Art / T-shirts

ART TREK: Garment District Public Art & more! / MATERIALS: Natural Dyes & more! / ARTIST REFERENCE: Samantha Bittman & more!

August 13th -17th  - Puppetry / Performance

ART TREK: ‘Grown Up Flowers’ & more! / MATERIALS: Rod Puppets, Paper Mache, & more! / ARTIST REFERENCE: Bread and Puppet Theater & more!

August 20th - 24th - Installation / Site-Specific

ART TREK: Madison Square Park “Delirious Matter”& more! /// MATERIALS: Overhead Projectors & more! /// ARTIST REFERENCE: Diana Al-Hadid & more!

August 27th - 31st - Nature / Outdoor Observations

ART TREK: MoMA Snowman & more! /// MATERIALS: Solar Prints & more! /// ARTIST REFERENCE: John Grade & more!


Summer Morning Sessions for ages 2.5-4yo

July 9 - August 29, 2018

9 AM - 12 PM

$480 for 8 weeks // $70 for individual days

10% sibling & multiple day discount

In this intimate studio setting, young artists work closely with teaching artists on a wide range of art techniques and materials while socializing and building a positive first-time community studio experience. A unique alternative to daycares and playgroups — this three-hour art session focuses on strengthening each child’s intrinsic connection to the visual and social world. Young artists first learn The Painted Cloud morning routine, and upon having it down, their self-motivated exploration expands exponentially. Our teaching artists specially curate art projects for this age group emphasizing on engaging sensory awareness and practicing fine motor skills as well as building vocabulary in art and socialization. Our studio habits include songs, movement, snack, and stories. Choice time is also an important component of our schedule. Young artists are given independent time to think, imagine, and develop personal interests alongside their peers. Teaching artists kindly guide young artists through dialogue with their peers and answering the open-ended question, ‘What do you notice?’. In art-making, teaching artists provide stimulating options and support to young artists’ explorations through a process and inquiry-based approach.

Through painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, textiles, and more, young artists take their first steps in a lifelong love for the arts while building strong communication skills and relationships.



January 15 - February 16 - March 30 - May 28 - June 7 - June 11 - June 15

9am - 3pm = $100 / 9am - 5:30pm = $140

10% sibling discount

to register, click the below links

Lower Elementary

Art Camp

We run lower elementary art workshops at The Painted Cloud. Young artists will work on art projects, along with drawing, choice time, snack, lunch, and outdoor play at the Rodney Street Playground (2 blocks from The Painted Cloud).

Upper Elementary

Art Treks

Our upper elementary group meets at The Painted Cloud before adventuring into the city on an Art Trek. Young artists will take public transportation to a museum, gallery, or artist's studio to observe, discuss, and create based on the theme of the workshop. Young artists should plan for being outdoors, taking the train or bus, snack and lunch. 


day camps all week

Winter & Spring break

we offer two camps for Winter Break (February 19-24) and Spring Break (April 2-6)

9am-3pm = $550 for 6 days // $100 per day

9am-5:30pm = $40 additional per day

10% sibling discount

to register click below