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Summer Youth Art – ART: Express Yourself

July 13

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Please check one of our other Summer Youth Art sessions for availability.


In-Person & Virtual Week Long Summer Art Adventures (ages 5-11)
This year, Summer Youth Art (ages 5-11) is being offered on-site at the Museum as well as virtually from home.  Each week features a different theme and on Thursday evenings children and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, an exclusive evening performance and activity.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with Family Night on Thursday until 6:00 p.m.
Full and partial scholarships available. Pre-registration required. Contact Heather Whitehouse at x117 or for more information.

ART: Express Yourself

July 13-17
This week is all about YOU! Adventurous artists will search for inspiration in the Museum and embark on creative DIY projects each day: define your own brand with upcycled accessories; get creative in the kitchen with homemade snacks; explore your interior design aesthetic; and design puppets that are entirely YOU-nique. Participants will experiment with tools that artists use in creative fields from photography to costume design.

Family Night – Puppet Show: The Fairy Circus
Thursday, July 16, 4:00-6:00pm
Enjoy a virtual performance combining art, acrobatics, and marvelous music with the Tanglewood Marionettes featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes. These turn-of-the-century-style trick puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, and fly through the air, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers.

Registration Form & Scholarship Application

At Rose Hill, participants will join museum educators in a series of guided activities. Collaborate on large-scale group projects; experiment with printing, photography, painting & more; and enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor playtime. After lunch, talented teaching artists will lead in-depth, workshops designed to engage curious minds. Children will wrap up each day with healthy DIY snacks and an afternoon art journaling session.  The Mattatuck Museum is following all state guidelines for a safe, and a clean environment. No more than 10 children will be in attendance each week, implementing social distancing strategies. All employees will wear cloth face masks and the Mattatuck will implement hand hygiene and will continue with protocols for intensified cleaning and disinfection.

If you choose to participate from home, each week is packed with live and recorded art activities, creative snack recipes, and daily opportunities to engage with other kids and teachers virtually. Every participant will receive their very own “Studio in a Box,” a mailed kit filled with all the art materials you’ll need to keep crafting and artmaking all summer long. Daily activities are designed to keep participants busy from morning through the afternoon, and will include: a virtual warm-up activity to get creative juices flowing, two guided art projects for which all supplies will be provided, a kid-friendly snack recipe with basic ingredients included, and a virtual wrap-up session and drawing prompt to end each day in a mindful way.

Virtual Studio in a Box (Week 1) Includes: Sketchpads, Pencils, Scissors, Tacky glue, Glue sticks, Crayons, Gel pens, Paint sticks, Watercolor trays, Paint brushes, Sidewalk chalk, Watercolor paper, Colored paper pack, 6 rolls of different color Washi tape, Duct tape, Black marker, White t-shirt, Fabric markers, Elastic cord, Plastic needles, Foam board, Clipboards, Fabric scraps, Wooden skewers, Poster board, Pencil sharpener, Apron, Wooden chopsticks, and a bag of Misc embellishments


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144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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