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NJ Kids Art & Craft Camps for Kids & Teens in New Jersey

The Art School at Old Church
561 Piermont Rd., Demarest, NJ 07627, 201-767-7160
     The Art School at Old Church is a non-profit cultural art center, offering more than 90 classes each semester, as well as free gallery exhibitions, cultural events, and outreach programs. Classes include sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, and more, with an emphasis on process rather than product. Sessions also available for children with physical and developmental challenges.

Cattell's Sew Vac & Sewing Academy
7 Tomlinson Mill Rd. Store 1, Medford, NJ 08055, 856-334-8139   
          One day sewing camp for ages 8 and up.     

The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-234-2345
    Half or full-day summer art camp for ages 5-12 and teens 13-15. Camps run from June 26 through Sept. 1. The camps are designed to stimulate creative expression through theme-based projects that change each week. Half-day or full-day weeks are available. All sessions are led by professional teaching artists. Drawing, painting, ceramics, fashion design, cartooning, graffiti and photography. Visit our website for detailed information.

Fabricland Sewing Camp
855 Rt. 22 West, North Plainfield, 908-755-4700
    Weekly classes for ages 9-17 of all skill levels.

GlassRoots, Inc.
10 Bleeker St., Newark, 973-353-9555
    Students learn to make a variety of functional and artistic objects including glass beads, mosaics and coasters, in a variety of workshops and camps.

Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center St., Clinton, 908-735-8415 x16
    Summer arts camp includes drawing, painting, sculpture photography and fashion design.

We make incredible movies with kids! Locations throughout New Jersey, 201-331-3306. Whether your child likes stop motion animation, or creating live action movies, we're here to guide them. All movies are downloadable by parents for memories that last a lifetime.

Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-232-3411
    Summer Bead Camp provides a creative experience for kids (7-17) this summer. Kids learn professional jewelry skills to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Weekly three half-day sessions (AM/PM/full day).

Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
Rehearsal Hall, Room 101, 85 George St., New Brunswick
848-932-8618 • Email:
    The Mason Gross Extension Division offers world-class arts education to the entire community, right here in Central Jersey. Our innovative programming allows artists of all ages and ability levels to interact and learn from some of New Jersey's most distinguished teaching artists at the state's premier arts conservatory. Courses of study are available for beginners, enthusiastic amateurs and those with professional training.
    Summer camps and intensives for teens include choir, symphonic band, jazz, chamber music, dance conservatories, graphic design, drawing and painting and theater. Summer camps for children include Kids Create (music, dance, theatre and visual arts day camp for kids ages 5-12).
       Summer digital filmmaking camp and fall and spring semester digital filmmaking classes.

The Messy Artist
356 Rt. 10W, East Hanover, NJ 07936, 973-378-2425
    Art is a platform for learning. Every activity serves a specific purpose in promoting social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Children learn the principles of art, color theory, and art history, as they create beautiful, original works of art. All the while paving the path for a life-long appreciation of art.

Montclair Art Museum SummerArt Camp
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, 973-259-5139
    Two-week sessions for children ages 5-12 with morning, afternoon, and full day options.

Morris County Art Association
The Studio, 10 Catherine Lane, Morristown, 973-267-1722
    Summer art classes and workshops for children and adults in our community. See us on Facebook at MorrisCountyArts.

Musical Theatre Conservatory
St. Mary's Church, 200 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston, 973-868-6259
         Kids love to perform on stage, under the bright lights, and at MTC, their dreams come true! In just three weeks, they'll travel from classes to rehearsals culminating in a costumed, Broadway cabaret. Students meet and study with agents and Broadway/TV actors. They'll celebrate with a splash at our Pool Party, then cap things off with the grand finale—a one-of-a-kind showcase in NYC (Broadway district).
Jul 2-21
               Broadway Boot Camp, for ages 7-18 meets Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-3:30pm for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm St., Summit, 908-273-9121
    Art classes and workshops for children and teens • Children's art camp (grades K-5) • Summer Saturday art camp (grades K-4) • Teen art camp (grades 6-12) • Portfolio Development Intensive (10th grade and up). Ceramics, digital photography, drawing, fashion design/illustration, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more!
               Art Camp begins in late June.

Watchung Arts Center Summer Art Camp
18 Stirling Rd., Watchung, 908-753-0190
    Children ages 6-12 can acquire or improve artistic skills, learn new techniques and explore different media.

Zimmerli Art Camp
71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, 848-932-6175
    Students ages 7-14 explore the galleries and learn new skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and more taught by professional artists.

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