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Spectrum Gallery + Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual July Camps for Children and Teens

Arts Center Killingworth is located at 276 North Parker Hill Rd. Killingworth, CT. For more information about Summer Camps, please email or call 860-663-5593.

Fashion Week One, Monday-Friday (9-5:30pm) for ages 11-15. Mornings are spent working with a professional illustrator learning to draw the fashion silhouette as live models pose for your sketches. End the week of illustration with a portfolio ready piece. Afternoons are spent with professional seamstresses learning to read, pin and cut a pattern of your choice. Construct and finish your garment by sewing and adding accessories. Professional hair and makeup stylists help prepare you for the end of the week photo shoot and fashion show. Model your creations for friends and family!

Fashion Week Two, Monday-Friday (9-5:30pm) for ages 11-15, camp goers dig deeper and focus their designs on the influences of top fashion designers.  Afternoons, they sew their creations and add details. The week ends with a portfolio-ready fashion illustration and their turn to make their way down the runway for family and friends.  Learn sketching from a live model and design your own muse inspired creations. Fashionistas can register for either week or both weeks. No previous experience is necessary.

2019 Fashion Week Parent Reviews:

This was Ava’s third year in the Fashion Program and each year her skill set, confidence and designs improve exponentially.  I highly recommend this camp!! – Tina Gilbert

Wonderful experience for Davian!  Encouraged him to be creative and confident in his expression and vision. – Wilfredo Nieves

A unique camp and well worth the drive.  The skills she learns she uses all year sewing and creating fabulous garments.  Fantastic experience! – Jennifer Datum

This was Allison’s first year at this camp and she really liked it!  She already knew how to sew and she learned a lot more.  Thanks. – Amy Safran

This was Ceci’s first time sewing so she was nervous at first—new skill, new people.  After day one, she came home with a bunch of new friends and the confidence to attack a new project.  She absolutely loved her week at Fashion Camp!!  She learned so much and made new friends whom she can’t wait to see at camp again next year.  Great program!  – Sarah Gannon

This was Scarlet’s first time at Fashion Camp.  She loved the process of creating an outfit from scratch. She coordinated hers with a friend which added a fun element to the sewing and to the runway. – Amy Earls

A first timer who in a week’s time gained so much sewing experience.  Her excitement about what she can now sew is promising.  Loved it! – Jeannine Skitgis

There are not many other camps where kids can learn these skills.  Thank you! – Lyn MacGregor

Nature Art Camp, Monday-Friday (10-4pm) for ages 7 to 11.  Participants spend fun summer days drawing en plein air, painting and sculpting on the grounds of the Arts Center.  Nature is the inspiration for a variety of unique projects for this camp including creating a week long installation.  Campers will also enjoy two afternoons with guest artists and one day creating at Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook.

Nature Art Camp 2019 Parent Comments:

Nature Art Camp was such a creative and nurturing way to spend a week. Wonder staff, nice friends…great program! – Tiffany Glanville

Siena had an amazing time at the Nature Art Camp.  She enjoyed all of the activities.  Wish it was longer than a week!  – Christina Buompane

Emily had a phenomenal time at the Nature Art Camp program.  She always came home with a story about her day. She was always motivated to come to camp each day and never wanted to leave. – Carolyn Blicharz

Caterina had a wonderful time at Nature Art Camp.  She enjoyed the many varied activities. – Luisa Wilson

Maggie learned several new art technique and loved the camp! – Sarah Keenan

Ava really liked the Origami.  She loved the camp! – Renmei Wang