For Children


The Art Nest

Summer hours: Fridays 3:00 PM to 7:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 PM to 5:00 pm
Year-round hours: Saturdays 12:00 PM to 5:00 pm

The drop-in friendly Art Nest is a free, welcoming art space for children of all ages. Newly renovated, the Art Nest is always stocked with a variety of art projects designed to inspire and encourage creative play and exploration. It is open year-round and features thoughtful projects, giving children and parents the opportunity to explore new themes during each visit. We ask that children under 10 years of age be accompanied by an adult.


Art Scouts

For students entering grades K–6
July 15 to July 19, 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
$175 (scholarships available upon Request)

This dynamic camp includes interactive tours through the Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and hands-on creative activities inspired by the works on view as well as projects coming straight from the unique practices and skills of our artist educators. The program culminates in a mini-exhibition and reception for participating families. Students work on individual and collaborative projects based on their discoveries in the show culminating in a mini-exhibition of their own at the end of the month.


Camp Wassaic

For students entering grades 6–8
August 5 to August 9
9:30 Am to 3:00 PM
$250 (scholarships available upon Request)

Under the guidance of our Education Fellows, campers will spend a week experimenting with multimedia practices such as sculpture, light, assemblage, painting, and beyond to create their own immersive installation environment. The theme of this environment will be created entirely by the participants and enjoyed by all the families with a culminating art show at the end of the week. Individual and group projects will also be explored.


School Programs

Our school programs are all about capturing kids’ creativity. Programs like Architectural Beasts — a playful introduction to the architectural design process led by Cosmo Design Factory at Cornwall Consolidated School — and Worm Creatures — where kids create uncommon creatures from common materials, led by Jeila Gueramian at Webutuck Elementary School. Other programs include stop-motion animation lessons, float-designing workshops, explorations in creative geography, and fabric dyeing classes.

We’re always looking for new partnerships, new programs: reach out to tara@wassaicproject.org with any ideas.


Field Trips

We love working with school groups — reach out to tara@wassaicproject.org and we’ll put together a customized visit featuring hands-on projects and tours of the Maxon Mills, the Luther Barn, and our artist-in-residency studios.



Art Scouts and Wassaic x Webutuck are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program: a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered by Arts Mid-Hudson with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Worm Creatures was funded by Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s The Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund.


Financial Flexibility

We want to work with all kids in the area — if any of our programs present a significant financial hardship, reach out to tara@wassaicproject.org and we’ll work something out.


Photos by Verónica González Mayoral and Walker Esner