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Register Now for Youth & Teen Summer Art Program at Guilford Art Center

Guilford, CT – Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience art! Registration for Guilford Art Center’s summer youth program is now open. Choose from weekly art programs that run from June 19–August 18 for kids ages 5-12, plus art workshops and art classes for tweens and teens. Kids can attend morning or afternoon sessions or attend full-day with bridge care in between. Financial aid is also available.

The summer youth art program at Guilford Art Center is geared towards developing creative expression, artistic skills and social interaction through hands-on activities. Classes cover a range of mediums and themes, including ceramics, painting, photography, sewing, recycled sculpture, mixed media, art & geometry, metalworking, sensory art, printmaking (collagraphy), drawing cartoons and more. Workshops include leather working and paper quilling. Teen classes include blacksmithing, stained glass and leather working.

All classes are posted on the GAC website with full descriptions and pricing information. Registration is available online at or by calling (203) 453-5947. All questions should be directed to or call (203) 453-5947.

Financial aid is available. Applications are due June 13 and are available at

For more information, contact Guilford Art Center at or call (203) 453-5947.


About Guilford Art Center

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.

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