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Summer Art Camp

About Summer Art Camp

Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers multi-disciplinary summer art camp for youth entering grades 1-9. Since 1996, Harwood’s summer programing has fostered creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. We offer four two-week sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options.  

At Harwood Summer Art Camp, campers in grades 1 - 9 will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They will experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and music, imaginations are unleashed. Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts. It is an adventure your children will remember for years to come!

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1:  June 5 - June 16
Session 2: June 19 - June 30
Session 3: July 5 - July 14
(no camp Monday & Tuesday, July 3 & 4)
Session 4: July 17 - July 28

REGISTRATION

Art Camp 2017 is full! To be placed on the waiting list, please call (505)242-6367. 

LOCATION

Harwood Art Center is located at 1114 Seventh Street NW (Seventh and Mountain Road) just north of downtown Albuquerque. Activities take place in Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood’s classrooms, theater and dance studio.

OUR STAFF

Our Teaching Artists and Guides share our commitment to lifelong learning and creative expression, and they all have experience working with children. Our Teaching Artists are accomplished in their diverse fields and maintain professional artistic careers. Teaching Artists and / or Guides are present throughout all activities, providing enrichment, support and supervision at all times.

LUNCH

Students are required to bring their own sack lunch and snack (one for morning and one for afternoon) with them to camp. We are a nut free campus, so please don't send nuts, nut butters or any snacks with nuts in them. In the past we have been able to offer sack lunches for purchase through the Harwood Cafe. The cafe is currently in transition and we aren't sure yet it this will be an option. Once we know, we will post more information here and send out an email to all registered families.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Harwood Art Center is committed to ensuring that every child who has a desire to attend Summer Art Camp is able to do so without financial barriers. We are proud to be able to offer scholarships to campers that demonstrate need though the generosity of Marble Brewery, A Good Sign, The Bram Family, The LEF Foundation, and private donations..

The deadline to apply for Summer Art Camp 2017 financial support is Monday, May 1, 2017.  

To apply for financial support:

  • Register your child for Summer Art Camp,
  • Pay a $100 deposit per session (this deposit is refundable if for some reason we are unable to provide support),
  • Submit a signed one page written request explaining why and how much financial support is needed,
  • Mail or email signed letter to Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator

                 Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator
                 Harwood Art Center
                 1114 7th St. NW
                 Albuquerque, NM 87102

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about Summer Art Camp, please contact:
Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator OR
GuruAmrit Khalsa, Director of Administrative Services  
 

HARWOOD STORIES

Richard Goulis

Former Harwood Employee

In 1992, I answered a HELP WANTED ad for substitute teachers at Escuela del Sol Montessori. There I met Friedje, who astutely noticed I had some experience in organizing artists and arts organizations. I began searching for interested artists and set out creating art workshops for the community. We soon began offering about 30 workshops, in everything from pinhole photography, drawing, performance art, to ceramics, mask making, video production and more.  After this successful summer session, I was offered a managerial position and began to see what could come of the newly minted “Harwood Art Center.”  After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list of well over 50 people, a working performance space, dance floor and darkroom, various gallery spaces, as well as classes just about every night of the week.

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