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@ ELM Foundation

For artists entering K-2nd and 3rd-5th grades

Each Summer Art Workshop week is created around a big idea that is explored through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more! Projects include collaborative and skill building activities, as well as ongoing projects and free art time. Popular themes are repeated year-to-year, but the projects and art created are as unique as each group of artists. On Fridays, young artists stage an exhibition to share their work with family and friends!


Our artists work daily in their sketchbooks, lunch in the park, and take trips around the neighborhood to find sources of inspiration. Classes are limited to 10 students each, with no more than 20 on any given week. We maintain a high teacher/student ratio with at least one adult per five students for plenty of one-on-one attention. 

Summer Art Workshop 2022 is hosted by ELM Foundation, a local non-profit with the mission to promote the healing power of the arts. The Elm Foundation is located at 191 North 14th St., on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, just over a block from McCarren Park.

Week 1 (July 5th - 8th): Nature, Science, Art   

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Week 2 (July 11th - 15th): Design & Build

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Week 3 (July 18th - 22nd): Places & Spaces   

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Week 4 (July 25th - 29th): Puppets & Performers


Week 5 (Aug. 1st - 5th): Prints & Impressions

Week 6 (Aug. 8th - 12th): Stories & Characters

Week 7 (Aug. 15th - 19th): Big & Public

Week 8 (Aug. 22nd - 26th): Textures & Textiles


Week 9 (Aug. 29th - Sept. 2nd): Art That Moves

Camp days run from 9am (8:45 drop-off) to 4pm.

Extended day option available until 6pm on Mondays-Thursdays (snack, an art project, and park or sprinkler time, weather permitting), for an additional $30 per day.

Early drop-off beginning at 8am available every day for an additional $10/day.

A Day at ESScp Summer Art Workshop


9-9:30am: Arrival, welcome, and daily ice-breaker.

9:30-10:30am: Introduction to the theme of the day. Artists look at and discuss art, engage in collaborative art experiments, work in their sketchbooks, and more.

10:30-11am: Snack break

11-12pm: More art making. Artists explore materials and processes, build art skills, and problem solve individually and in groups.

12-1:45pm: Lunch and play in McCarren Park. 

1:45-3pm: Continue the main project of the day, and/or art choice time. A selection of materials and projects are rotated throughout the week for artists to explore on their own terms.

3-3:30pm: Clean up, sharing, and reflection.

3:30-4pm: Pick-up and goodbye!

Extended Day:

4:00-4:15pm: Snack break

4:15-5pm: Art choice time

5:00-5:30pm: Park or sprinklers, weather permitting

5:30-6:00pm: Free time and pick up

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