Summer on the Hill – A Painting and Nature Workshop Series

Begin your days at Hill-Stead, meet new friends, make art, and enjoy the outdoors!

Hill-Stead’s new summer camp, Summer on the Hill, introduces young artists to drawing and painting en plein air. Perfect for outdoor lovers with creative sensibilities! Participants will learn field drawing and sketching, and build skills in both watercolor and oil pastel, depending on age and interest. No art experience necessary!

New Session Added!

We have added a new bonus week: August 11 & 13

This special bonus week will feature new crafts, new art projects, and new games! Learn more

REGISTER for our new bonus week! 

Summer on the Hill

This summer program runs from 9 am to 12 pm two days a week (choose either Tuesdays & Thursdays or Wednesdays & Fridays).

See all available sessions.


Week 4: Final Masterpiece
Use the skills you have learned to create a final showpiece in watercolor or oil pastel

Bonus Week: All New
This week features new art projects, games, and crafts

Program details

  • For students ages 9 to 14
  • 15+ are welcome to apply as “artists-in-training” to assist
  • 10 students maximum
  • Campers must dress appropriately for outdoor activities and bring snacks. Hill-Stead will provide water bottles and art supplies. All campers must wear masks, keep at least six-feet apart from other campers and staff, and wash hands regularly.
  • Questions?  Contact


One week  |  $100
Siblings  |  10% discount
Artists-in-training*  |  $80/week or $275/series

*Those ages 15+ can apply to assist


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