Summer Art Camp: Intro to Textiles (Ages 7-9)

June 24, 2024 - June 28, 2024

5 Days

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Taught by Emma Welty

Delve into the fascinating world of fabric arts as we embark on an exploration of both traditional techniques and bold, unconventional materials. In this thrilling class, campers will not only learn the basics of textile processes but also unravel the captivating history of fiber art. From ancient artisans to modern-day visionaries, we’ll journey through time, discovering the incredible artists who have woven their magic into the fabric of art history.

Get ready to unleash your creativity, ignite your imagination, and craft your own textile masterpieces under the guidance of our expert instructors. This summer, let’s turn threads into treasures and dreams into dazzling design!

About the Teaching Artist:

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, curator and writer currently living and working in Connecticut. In her studio she is a weaver and researcher, interrogating her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language. She has taught fiber art to kids ages 4-13 as well as senior groups! She completed her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and her MFA in Visual Arts and MA in Art History at Purchase College, SUNY.

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.