Summer Camps, Classes and Workshops at Darien Arts Center

The Darien Arts Center is offering several summer camps and classes for ages 3 and up that include visual arts, dance, music and martial arts. Offerings include printmaking, fantasy map making and cartooning workshops. Find out more and register at darienarts.orgThe Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For questions, call (203) 655-8683.

Art! Dance! Music! Camp

Ages 3-6

Monday-Thursday, 10am-12:45pm

Session 1: June 7-June 10

Session 2: June 14-June 17

Session 3: June 21-June 24


1 session: $265

2 sessions: $500

3 sessions: $700

Come to the DAC for a week of fun in the arts! Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. This camp is a wonderful way to introduce little campers to the arts. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

Cartooning/ Comic Strip Camp

July 12-July 15



Grades 1-4

In this camp session, each student will create their own short comic strip. They will learn how to illustrate the comics and write text to go along with it. Students will create their own characters, with focus on facial expressions, body language, and the use of color. At the end of the class, each student will have their own comic strip to take home.

Kids Love Printmaking Workshop

July 19 -July 22


Grades 5-8


Printmaking is a blast! In this 4-day, afternoon camp, artist Nancy McTague-Stock will show middle school students the many ways artists can create prints. Nancy will also teach and guide students how to use a real printing press! At the end of the last session, the students will bring home many projects to take home and frame.

Fantasy Map Design – Here Be Dragons! Lord of the Rings worlds, Narnia, Hogwarts, Atlas & others

Grades 5-8

July 19-July 23

Monday-Friday: 10:15am-1:15pm (20 min break)


Using fictional worlds from literature (or films) as inspiration i.e. Tolkien's Middle Earth/Midgaard, King Arthur's Camelot, C, S. Lewis' Narnia, or Harry Potter's Wizarding World, participants will be invited to unleash their imaginations, and to design and produce a color map of their own unique and mythical land, kingdom or empire! In the process, we will learn the elements, styles, scripts and artistic techniques of olde world cartography. Think sea-dragons and labyrinths! By week's end, each camper will walk away with a finished map of their ideal world in the form of a scroll.

Children’s Martial Arts

Grades 1-6

July 6-Aug 17

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm


This class is for all levels and will concentrate on rank appropriate material while working on effort, respect and self- control.

Teen/Adult Martial Arts

July 6-Aug 17

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm


A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina, and self-awareness.

Private Music Lessons

Email DAC Music Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for summer lessons.


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