Youth Art and History Programs @the MATT

3 Weeks of Creative Experiences

July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23
All Sessions: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm  (Thursday Family Nights: 5:00-7:00pm)
Before & After Care: $50 weekly (8:30-9:00am & 3:30-5:00pm)
Per Session Fee: $150 Members | $200 General

Social Distancing & Safety

To maintain all state guidelines for a safe, and a clean environment Summer Youth Experience is limited to 15 children per weekly session.

To Register

Complete the Registration Form and email them directly to the Director of Education, Rachel Panasci Lima, at

Scholarships are available.  Please complete the Scholarship Form for consideration.

More Information

Three week-long art adventures @ The MATT will investigate art, history, nature, and themes of the exhibition A Face Like Mine. Activities will include painting, drawing, music, movement, discussions, special guests, and more. Each week will include indoor and outdoor activities and an overarching art project that will be displayed in the Museum’s Monteiro Family Community Gallery.

Week 1: Teen Immersion (ages 11+)
  • Be a curator for a week! Participants will take a deep dive into the Museum’s collection, create works of their own and learn to design and plan an exhibition of those works for the Museum’s Monteiro Family Community Gallery.
Week 2: Investigate A Face Like Mine (ages 6-12)
  • The exhibition A Face Like Mine features 75 works by African American artists ranging from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary works. A range of projects and activities will explore the different artistic styles featured in the exhibition. Through art, music, movement, and poetry, students will learn both fundamentals of art and to experiment with different media.
Week 3: Art & Exploration Outdoors (ages 6-12)
  • Art and science collide during this youth art experience! Participants will travel back in time to learn about prehistoric Waterbury and the development of the landscape while participating in hands on activities that bring history and science to life. Artmaking will focus on nature, Waterbury’s landscape, and be done using materials found during daily explorations.

Children will be grouped by age. All supplies provided. Bring a bagged lunch. Remote packets available by request and will include activity supplies, activity guides, and video content.

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