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Visual & Performing Arts STEAM Academy 2023

July 31 - August 4

Weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm


Hill-Stead Museum and Farmington Continuation Education join together to offer a unique summer camp experience for students, grades 2 through 8, from Farmington, Hartford, New Britain, and Plainville, Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, from 8 am to 3 pm. 

Please note that students from other locations are warmly welcome to join; however, the program will not be able to provide transportation from and to these additional locations.

This dynamic program offers opportunities for students to experience bold, innovative, and engaging visual, performing arts, and STEAM enrichment activities. 

The morning begins at Hill-Stead with “screen-free” activities such as painting outdoors, meeting the Sheep at Clatter Ridge Farm, exploring the pollinator garden, and dance & music classes in the Makeshift Theater. Each day students will spend time in the historic house learning and immersing themselves in the 19 historic period rooms. Students will also interact with Hill-Stead’s world-class collection of artworks, including French Impressionist paintings by Degas, Monet & Manet along with works by Whistler and Cassatt, Japanese woodblock prints, prints by Albrecht Durer, etchings, and drawings by notable artists.

Afternoons are spent at Farmington High School with a focus on performing arts such as dance, African drumming, Chinese strings/percussion instrumentation, and theater. Students will engage in art exploration through technology in activities like game design and animation, as well as traditional studio arts like clay, drawing, and painting. 

Bus transportation between sites will be provided at midday, along with lunch and a snack. Students should bring a water bottle. 

Please note: The $25 registration fee for this program is contingent on the award of the Interdistrict Cooperative Grant through the State of Connecticut Department of Education. This fee is due upon registration!

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