Darien Arts Center

2 Renshaw Rd
Darien, CT 06820

Art, Dance, & Music Camp

Come to the DAC for a week of fun in the arts! Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. This camp is a wonderful way to introduce little campers to the arts. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

Cartooning/Comic Strip Camp

In this camp session, each student will create their own short comic strip. They will learn how to illustrate the comics, and write text to go along with it. Students will create their own characters, with focus on facial expressions, body language, and the use of color. At the end of the class, each student will have their own comic strip to take home.

Kids Love Printmaking Workshop

Printmaking is a blast! In this 4 day, afternoon camp, artist Nancy McTague-Stock will show middle school students the many ways artists can create prints. Nancy will also teach and guide students how to use a real printing press! At the end of the last session, the students will bring home many projects to take home and frame.

Fantasy Map Design Workshop

Don’t like the world you live in? Well, here’s your opportunity to create a map of your own perfect realm inspired by fictional worlds in literature (or films) i.e. Tolkien’s Middle Earth/Midgaard, King Arthur’s Camelot, C, S. Lewis’ Narnia, Lovecraft’s Dreamlands, or Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. Using the elements, styles, scripts and artistic techniques of olde world cartography, participants will be invited to unleash their imaginations, and to design and produce a color map of their new unique and mythical land, kingdom or empire! Think sea-dragons and labyrinths. By week’s end, each camper will walk away with a finished map of their ideal world in the form of a scroll.

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