2018 Summer Camps for Children + Teens in Connecticut

Fashion Weeks + Art of Nature 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 before mailing in the Registration Form or with any questions.

Fashion Two Group Runway

Fashion Week One, Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2018 (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! Cost for one registrant is $360 per week, with a deposit of $180. Material list available. 

Fashion Week Two, Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2018 (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.  This year’s designer grew up rigorously training as a figure skater. She swept floors at Vogue watching and listening to what everyone did. Her second job was working at the Ralph Lauren store where she would stay late on a Friday night after the store closed to get it ready for the next day. She designed her own wedding dress dipping her entire wedding collection into tea to express her unique brand. And her persona T-shirt obsession covers an entire room! If you guessed the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America is Vera Wang, you guessed right. Vera Wang’s elegant designer bridal gowns and ready to wear fashions will be our muse. Learn sketching from a live model and design your own Wang Inspired creations. Fashionistas can register for either week or both weeks.  No previous experience is necessary.  Cost for one registrant is $360 per week, with a deposit of $180. Material list available. 

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





For the young artist at heart, Nature Art Camp runs July 23-27 for ages 7 to 11. Parents can choose from two sessions (9am-12:30pm or 1:30-5pm) with participants spending 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! Cost for one camper per session is $200 with a $100 deposit. 

Dive into our fun and fabulous summer Nature Camp! Explore sketching in nature, floral landscape drawing as you create a diverse selection of artwork. Adapt your wonderful drawing compositions using a variety of mediums in this years fun projects; Slab Rolled Nature Impression Wind Chime, Seed Painting3D Floral Still Life, and Op-Art Trees. Leave your cares behind and enjoy learning new skills as you make lasting friendships.


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