Every Sunday from April through December, visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. (In October the projects change from painting to special event related craft projects.)
The program, which is free with Museum admission, begins in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. In good weather, guests can even paint "en plein air" (in the open air) just as the artists did over a hundred years ago. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence's was THE place to paint!
SUMMER ART CAMPS
Art Intensive Mini Camp for
Middle School Students
Monday - Wednesday, July 1-3
$120 (members $95)
Middle school students with an interest in art explore a variety of skill-building exercises with the artists-in-residence, Julie Garvin Riggs and Matt Ferrer. Both graduates of esteemed art programs, the Museum Educators will offer both general and directed projects for the participants. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.
Art Colony Camps for Grades 1-6
Monday - Friday
$200 (members $190)
Kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, art colony campers investigate art exhibitions, paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all artmaking materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in an exhibition of student projects.
Session 1 (grades 1-3): July 8-12 FULL
Session 2 (grades 4-6): July 15-19 FULL
Session 3 (grades 1-3): July 22-26 FULL
Session 4 (grades 4-6): July 29- August 2 FULL
Session 5 (grades 1-3): August 5-9 FULL
Session 6 (grades 1-6): August 12-16 FULL