Summer Art Camp: Dreamhouse Design (Ages 6-8)

July 15, 2024 - July 20, 2024

5 Days

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Taught by Erica Connolly

Join us as we design and construct our dreamhouse, first with sketches, and then building with cardboard, fabric, paint, and landscaping.  Learn how to draw and design a creative floor plan that translates to an exciting 3D model of your ideas.  Whether you want a twirly slide to take you from your bed to the breakfast table, or an indoor trampoline, you will have fun designing alongside other imaginative young artists, and making your dreams come true! Campers should bring lunch, a drink, and paint-friendly clothing! Friends and family are invited to join us Friday at 1:45pm for a mini exhibition of camper’s work.

About the Teaching Artist:

Erica Connolly is the Elementary Artist-Teacher at the Jamestown Melrose School. Erica has been teaching Art to Pre-K-4th grade Artists for 24 years, and this year she was proudly named the 2024 Art Educator of Rhode Island. This will be Erica’s 3rd summer teaching Art at the Museum School, where she loves creating a fun and welcoming studio environment for her campers!

As an Art Educator, Erica is eager to guide her young Artists towards an appreciation of Art, Art History, and our beautiful coastal island surroundings of Newport. Erica believes it is through authentic Art Studio experiences, and student-centered, choice-based learning, that students will be able to awaken their creativity, and reveal their inner Artists. Erica simultaneously offers a variety of media centers in the Art Studio, where Artists are able to delve deeply into the areas of Art that interest them most, and make important discoveries that lead to positive self-expression, and a life-long love of Art!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Please submit an application to the education manager by 2 weeks before camp begins.

Museum members receive a discount on tuition!

Location and Parking

Newport Art Museum School camps are held in the Museum's School located at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at 26 Liberty Street. Please park in our museum parking lots or on Liberty Street.