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Arts Center at Killingworth - Events 2016
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Saturday Morning Art Program for Ages 6-12, April and May, 2016
Creative Drawing: Illuminated Book Journey, Saturdays, April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14. Makeup May 21, 9-10:30am, Ages 6-8. Learn how to draw found objects and letterforms. Apply drawing skills such as contour drawing and understand calligraphy, collage and watercolor techniques. Draw creative pictures to describe each letter in your name and build an accordion fold book in this illuminating journey!  Drawing Through the Ages, Saturdays, April 9, 23, 30: May 7, 14. Makeup May 21; 10:30-Noon, Ages 9-12.  Students study select historical Art Periods and Movements to understand the when, where, why and how art was created. Using a variety of pencils, students learn about shape, perspective, mark making, form, and composition. Material list available. To Register Call (860) 663-5593 or email

Visit the Arts Center Killingworth's website at and download free monthly art activities for kids.

Models needed to pose for fashion illustration sessions. Have fun, create outfits and learn modeling poses. (Monday thru Thursday 9-Noon) Counselors assist with set-up, check-in, scheduling and supervising lunch (Monday thru Thursday 8:30-1:30; Friday 8:30-5:30 – Fridays they help organize the Fashion Runway!). No experience necessary.

For Nature Art Camp a counselor is needed for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Mornings 8:30-12:30 for ages 7-10 and afternoons 1:30-5pm for ages 11-14.  Counselors work directly with instructor setting up projects and then assisting children with their pieces.
Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and-9th to meet and greet visitors, give directions and act as messengers between the Arts Center and vendors.

Advertising Solicitors(Ongoing, Flexible Times)
Market to local businesses for sponsorship and advertising space to support the Arts Center’s larger events. ADVERTISING COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. Target markets include Branford, Chester, Clinton, Centerbrook, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Madison.

You bring the children and cake, we’ll do the rest! Party themes such as the NEW! Get Messy Party for Preschoolers, Jewelry Design for Boys and Girls, Clay Discovery, Perfume Creation and Art Parties.  Make your child’s Birthday a special day!  Fri, Sat and Sun afternoons.  Call (860) 663-5593 or email Visit birthday party page at  
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Party Themes Include:
Fashion Jewelry Design for Girls and Boys - Ages 6-12 design and create their own beautiful pendant, necklace and bracelet from polymer clay with artist Gloria Nilsson, or piece together custom-beaded backpack clips/keychains and unique sailor knot bracelets with artist Wendy Hughes!
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Clay and Painting Discovery - Ages 6-13 create a customized variety of clay or painting artwork, or a combination of the two! With Gloria Nilsson, create your favorite animals, figures, flowers or other fun objects using clay, or develop engaging paintings inspired by professional artists.
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Personalized Perfume Creation - Teens and young girls love this one. Develop your own unique scent from a variety of essential oils with graphic artist Sarah Thompson. Take home a vial of the new perfume to wear and show off! Ages 9-15. 

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 We do the work to make your child’s Birthday a special day!  Visit our website for fun photos of previous parties!  Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
For more information and to schedule call (860) 663-5593 or email Visit our birthday party page at Friend us on,and follow us on

Fashion Week One, Monday-Friday, July 11-15. 9-5:30pm. Ages 11-15. Mornings learn fashion illustration while afternoons focus on sewing and clothing design. End of the week, walk the runway after professional hair and makeup sessions and a photo shoot! Fashion Week Two, Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 9-5:30pm. Ages 11-15. Fashionistas focus their fashion illustrations, sewing and designs on the influences of Gianni Versace, a designer to celebrities and royalty who brought vitality and art to an industry considered out of touch with the street, and Jeanne Paquin, a crafter of innovative design and the first woman to open a fashion house in Paris and achieve acceptance in haute couture. Finish the week with a portfolio ready piece and a ready-to-wear outfit.  Walk the runway while parents and friends enjoyTeen Models Needed for both Fashion Weeks. No experience necessary. Community service hours available.


Nature Art Camp, July 25 to 29. Ages 7 to 10 attend in the mornings; ages 11-14 in the afternoons. Spend summer days drawing en plein air, painting and sculpting on the grounds of the Arts Center. Use nature as inspiration for unique projects with a one-day visit to Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook. Register early, space is limited. Counselor needed for this camp for both or either session. Community service hours available.Call (860) 663-5593 or email

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The Arts Center at Killingworth is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor classrooms. A deaf interpreter is usually available with a minimum of two weeks notice. Parents of special needs children should contact the Center for additional information. 
Founded in 2003, The Arts Center at Killingworth is a nonprofit organization focused on the development and presentation of the visual arts on the Shoreline of Connecticut. The Center supports amateur and professional artists by organizing exhibits and and offering classes, camps and workshops for children and adults.
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There are two arms to The Center's mission: To showcase artists from outside the Shoreline area, as well as enlist local artists to teach, exhibit, and perform - furthering their reach into the community. The key to growth for The Center has been its developing programming - from one small, free Origami Workshop in the Spring of 2003, to the current variety of visual programs and performing events.
To Visit The Arts Center at Killingworth for Classes and Workshops
From I-95
Take Exit 63 (Clinton, Killingworth Turnpike CT-81) and travel North on CT-81. At the circle in Killingworth continue North on CT-81, through the light at CT-148 and after approximately 1 mile turn right on North Parker Hill Road. 276 is the driveway on the right. (appx. 10 miles total)
From Route 9
Take Exit 9 (Clinton/Killingworth, CT-81) and travel South on CT-81. After approximately 4.5 miles turn left on North Parker Hill Road. 276 is the driveway on the right. (appx. 5 miles total).
The Arts Center at Killingworth
276 N. Parker Hill Road | Killingworth, CT. 06419
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