Craft and Nature Summer Program at Fuller Craft Museum

January 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration now open! This summer children entering grades 1 – 6 will discover connections between craft and nature at Fuller Craft Museum, lead by experienced teaching artists. These fun and engaging one-week studio art classes promote creativity and self-expression in a variety of craft and art media—drawing, painting, sculpture, and more—inspired by the natural environment surrounding the Museum and by the artwork on view in our galleries.

Fuller Craft Museum




Are you a teen who likes to write poems, stories, novels, or screenplays?

Come find your people. Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP). YAWP students, ages 13-18, come from high schools all over the greater Boston area, and YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as the hub for teenagers who like creative writing. Grub has three types of programs for teens: free Saturday sessions, Teen Writing Camps (most of which take place during school vacations), and a three-week Summer Fellowship program. For more information go to Grub Street Teens


School Vacation Week Classes

Looking for something for your child to do over during February or April vacation weeks? The MFA offers Tuesday-Friday art classes for kids. Each morning and afternoon class focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to 12 children (grouped by age) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; draw, paint, sculpt, collage, and print in studio art classrooms.

Sign your child up for just the morning, just the afternoon or have them come for both sessions! We also offer supervised lunch and late pickup options to extend your child’s fun at the museum.

View our February and April Vacation Week Schedule!

Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes at the MFA consist of a four- or five-day, morning or afternoon course that focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to twelve children (grouped by age 5-7, 6-8, 8-10 and 9-11) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and more in the studio classroom. Themes include Art of Europe, Art of the Americas, Creatures of the MFA, Toy Making, and more!     More Information

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North River Audubon Nature ART Camps – Registration starts January 11th, 2016

Extreme Earth Artists August 1–5 Let your imagination run wild as we get crafty with natural items and an assortment of recycled materials. Take your creativity to the extreme by using rocks, mud, sticks, and leaves to design nature-inspired artwork. Turn trash to treasure with a recycled art project and reflect on your outdoor observations through nature-journaling activities!

Digital Age of Nature Journaling August 1–5 For campers entering grades 6–9 Famous naturalists inspired us with their sketches and journal excerpts for centuries. Combine traditional forms of drawing and writing with digital photography to create a modern-day nature journal. Explore and connect with the outdoors through the camera lens and use your imagination to record your observations in creative ways. Come discover your inner-Thoreau and focus your energy on developing a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

North River Summer Camps





February  2016 Vacation Art Camp

with Marion Carlson      ages 6-9

Monday – Friday, February 15 – 19


This week will be FULL of fun activities and awesome art projects. Painting, drawing, 3D and much more! Flexible sign up – spend a day or two with us, or join us for the entire week!

North River Arts February Vacation Camp



Wild at Art Summer Camp Mass Audubon

Registration starts January 7th, 2016

Art Summer Camp combines art, nature, and fun in a beautiful setting.

The Museum of American Bird Art’s 121-acre wildlife sanctuary, family-friendly art museum, and ceramics studio offer a unique set of resources for campers.

Each day children explore the fields, forest, and wetlands with hands-on investigations and games. Imagination and creativity are encouraged with art projects in print-making, painting, nature journaling, and sculpting in clay. Each week features a guest artist. Non-competitive games and free-choice activities are included every day. Programs are offered for children ages 5-13, extended day is available as well as partial financial aid.  Mass Audubon Art Camp