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KidSPOT Camp is a summer arts camp that offers campers ages 6-13 the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. The activities are different for each week. In addition to creating art, campers will explore the town, local galleries, and artist studios and participate in cooperative and art-based games and activities to build camaraderie and art knowledge. Parents can choose between half-day and full-day sessions. See details below.

Instructor and program developer, Mary Ann Herron, has been teaching at Radcliffe Creek School for 20 years- currently teaching art to students in grades K-8. She was featured in What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine (go here and scroll down).  She also serves as a lead instructor at Echo Hill Outdoor School’s summer Little Explorers program. Mary Ann has taught art classes in inner city Philadelphia, at Kent School and Horizons. She attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she studied studio art with a focus on printmaking and drawing and has a Masters of Art in Teaching from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Ann enjoys gardening, raising chickens, cooking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and working on various art projects with her family.

Additional instructors teach various session throughout the summer. Instructors are talented art educators and local artists.

New for 2017- Morning Sessions ( 9 am – Noon)  for Little Kids 

June 19 -23:    Under The Sea      Ages 4- 6
Under the Sea Fun: Explore sea life through a variety of fun art activities. Make jellyfish mobiles, watercolor sea paintings, sea life dioramas and so much more.

June 26-June 30:    Rainforest Rally      Ages 4- 6
Create a rainforest environment using recycled materials. Making  stuffed paper rainforest animals, rain sticks, and paper plate venus fly traps are just a few of the fun activities planned for this week of adventure.

Clay Studio for Big Kids   (Two Weekly Sessions)  Ages 8-13

June 19-June 23:   Clay Studio
                                 Ages 8-13          9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm
     Spend the week exploring sculpture and pottery at RiverArts Clay Studio.
Different projects for each week.

June 26 – June 30:   Clay Studio
                                    Ages 8-13       9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm

 Spend the week exploring sculpture and pottery at RiverArts Clay Studio.
Different projects for each week.

***Clay Studio sessions only- Located at Clay Studio – 2014 High Street
       cost $160 half session, $275 full day- cover clay and firing fees**

Big Kids Ages 6 -13

July 10-July 14:  Ancient Egyptian Art and Life
Ages 6-13   9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm

 While learning about the Ancient Egyptians develop your artistic skills. Draw, build, sculpt, and paint Egyptian style masks, sarcophagus, canopic jars, and pyramids. Design and make clothing and furniture and learn to write in Hieroglyphics.


July 17- July 21:  Printmaking Power
Ages 6-13  9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm

 Explore the power of printing. Learn to use Dura-Lar and gelatin plates to make monotypes and carve wood and rubber blocks as well as a variety of materials like yarn to make relief prints. Explore printing on different surfaces.


July 24-July 28: Multicultural Media Mix Up
                              Ages 6-13  9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm

 Learn about different cultures through their art. Make yarn paintings from Mexico, Ghana printed fabrics, and Aboriginal hand paintings. Explore a variety of techniques and materials in this wonderful wacky week.


July 31-Aug 4: Artistic Journeys
                         Ages 6-13  9am-Noon, 12:30-3:30pm

Learn about famous artists from around the world by studying their painting and drawing techniques. Use tempera, watercolor, acrylic paints, pencil, colored pencil and pastels to mimic different artist styles.


Morning session: 9 am – 12 pm
Afternoon session: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

KidSPOT, 315 High Street, Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
Campers should come with a snack for each session, and lunch if enrolled for the full day.

Clay Studio, 204 High Street, Chestertown, MD  21620

$135: 5 half-days/week (mornings or afternoons)
$250: 5 full-days/week

 Clay Studio Sessions: cost $160 half session, $275 full day- cover clay and firing fees**


To register: Download and complete the Registration Forms, or call RiverArts 410-778-6300, or drop by the Gallery. Permission slips, health forms and payment must be complete to finalize registration.


All tuition must be paid at the time of registration. No adjustments will be made for student absences. Refunds and credits cannot be issued for classes missed as a result of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event. In the event that a session is cancelled by Kidspot for any reason, all tuition will be refunded. All withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to the Executive Director.

10% Administrative Fee for all refunds
No refunds after session has begun



Adult, High School and College aged volunteers are welcome. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours or to gain experience for those studying or applying to college to study education. Please contact RiverArts at 410-778-6300 for more information.



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