Teens & Adults

Arts Labs for Teens / Photo in the Expanded Field

Aug 6 – 10, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM




In an era where image making has become less tactile, this camp will explore alternative photographic processes that welcome back the presence of the hand. Students will blend digital image making with traditional photographic processes and learn how to make digital negatives, pinhole cameras, cyanotype prints and photograms. They will see images appear before their eyes in a camera obscura, and experiment printing on a variety of surfaces including cloth, plant material, and paper. They will learn the history, and science of a photograph and develop an understanding of issues in contemporary photography. Materials included in tuition fee. Students may bring their own digital camera or smart phone (optional).

Caroline Valites was raised in Stratford Connecticut. She received her B.F.A at the University of New Haven in 2005, where she studied biology and fine arts with a focus in photography. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. As a photographer and installation artist, she is inspired by physical phenomenon and uses her background in science to work with materials such as light, sound, and magnetism. Caroline has exhibited her work nationally and is published in Photographer’s Forum Magazine. She has also been awarded a grant from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Arts council.

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Newmark Gallery

Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings April 18 - June 6 to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
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Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM
Education Pavilions

Artgarten is a special program designed with our youngest artists in mind! Occurring at the same time and place as Camp Omi, Artgarten allows 4 and 5 year olds to explore, create, play, and grow in a developmentally appropriate environment alongside experienced and energetic caregivers. Children must be 4 years old at the time of the program.

2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: June 24-June 28 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 2: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 3: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 4: July 15-19 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 5: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 6: July 29-August 2 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)


9:00-9:30 - Arrival + Morning Meeting
9:30-10:15 - Art Project
10:15-10:35 - Snack
10:35-11:20 - Nature + Discovery
11:20-12:00 - Lunch + Play
12:00-12:35 - Story + Rest
12:35-1:20 - Art Project
1:20-2:20 - Swimming
2:20-2:45 - Snack + Play
2:45-3:00 - Afternoon Meeting


Swimming occurs everyday (weather permitting) on site in an in-ground pool, enclosed in the backyard of Ledig House. There are no formal swim lessons, just open time where children can play in and out of the water as they wish. Two certified, experienced lifeguards are present at all times. Children are limited to the steps and shallow end of the pool (3ft.) marked by a floating rope. Artgarten staff join children in the water. Feel free to provide your child with any personal floating accessory (e.g. ‘swimmies’, vest) that they feel comfortable with. If your child is a NON-SWIMMER, he/she will join us at the pool where there will be other activities, including a ‘kiddie pool’ or sprinkler monitored by a counselor. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards.

Cancellations made prior to June 15th are eligible for a full refund. After June 15th, a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered will apply.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

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