2020 Summer Camps for Children + Teens in Connecticut

Fashion Weeks + Nature Art Camp

Register Early to save your child’s spot for our popular Camps at the Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Art Gallery

Please call 860-663-5593 or email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com to Pre-Register or with any questions.

Fashion Two Group Runway



Registration is now open for the Arts Center Killingworth’s annual July Fashion Camps. 

Click here to download the 2020 Fashion Registration Form
Please call 860-663-5593 before mailing the form to make sure there is space.

Fashion Week One, Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020 (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, July 20-24, 2020 (9-5:30pm) for ages 15-18. During Fashion Week II, fashionistas dig deeper and focus their designs on the influences of top fashion designers. This year, Anna Sui will be our muse. For her innovative work, Sui has been called a designer who “never panders” by The New York Times, and earned the distinction of being named to Time magazine’s list of the decade’s top five fashion icons. Learn sketching as live models pose for your Sui inspired designs. Afternoons, fashionistas sew their creations and add details. The week culminates with a portfolio-ready fashion illustration and their turn to make their way down the runway for family and friends.

Fashion Week Testimonials:

“A comprehensive program which led the girls through the process from concept and design to creating their very own garment. They loved watching their ideas become reality. Amazing how much they experienced in one week!” – Trish Urquidi

“Gabi adores fashion and this camp covered the full spectrum of fashion from design conception to creation to runway modeling their creations. She loved it!” – Katherine Dess

“My daughter loved Fashion Camp. On the last night before the big fashion show she wanted to stay and do more sewing. I finally insisted she leave. The instructors went above and beyond to make this week an experience to remember. Thank you Arts Center Killingworth.” – Renee Smith

“Fashion Camp has opened a whole new world for Leah. She has had the greatest time this week. It has opened her creative sense of fashion. She can’t wait to do it again next year.” – Trish Schoppaul

“Megan has become so interested in sewing, fashion, jewelry design and accessorizing since her first day attending fashion camp that she has brought down all of my material from the attic, and is interested in putting it all together. She has made may new friends and will cherish these memories forever!” – Colleen Venter

“The Fashion Camp was more than I expected! My daughter learned so much and she had a great time. Thank you for the wonderful experience.” – Maggie Mangino

“The fashion camp was a great experience for my daughter. It both challenged her as an artist and helped her understand the details and complexities of fashion design. I guess we’re getting a new sewing machine now!” – Carolyn Kilroy Grabowski

“China had so much fun last year that she came back for a second year and loved it even more! The program tweaks were great and the content is a perfect balance of design and execution. We can’t wait until next year!!” – Michele Amendola




Please call 860-663-5593 for more information and to pre-register.

Click here to download the 2020 Nature Art Camp Registration Form

Dive into our fun and inspiring summer nature art camp! July 27-31, 2020 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) for ages 7-11. Explore sketching floral and landscape drawing as you create a diverse selection of pieces. Use your developing observational skills and beginning basic drawing and sculpting techniques for this year’s fun projects. Leave your cares behind and enjoy learning new skills as you make lasting friendships. Participants spend fun summer days drawing en plein air and painting and sculpting on the grounds of the Arts Center. Nature is the inspiration for a variety of unique projects for this camp…with a one-day visit to Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook!  Thurs. afternoon is spent with a professional photographer learning basic nature photography. Children must bring an iPhone camera or a point-and-shoot camera for this special program.

Please call 860-663-5593 or email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com to pre-register + ensure space!