The Brookfield Craft Center is offering an exciting opportunity for our communities’ youth.  Youth ages 6 to 16 will be able to explore their creativity in our 2019 Hands-On Art Summer Youth Program.

Our Hands-On Art Youth Program is a great alternative to full-day summer-long programs.  Our small groups allow students to receive individual attention from the instructor in a warm, family-like atmosphere.  We offer four one-week sessions with half-day and full-day options.  Ages for classes are broken up into 6-10 and 11-16 unless otherwise noted in the class description.

Every class will have an experienced artist and an assistant to help the students learn basic skills in various craft mediums.  Space is limited and classes fill quickly. Early sign up is encouraged.

Classes will run:

July 8 – 12

July 22 – 26

August 5 – 9

August 19 – 23

Each morning session is from 9:00–12:00pm. and each afternoon session is from 1:00–4:00pm.  A lunch time session is available for children staying on campus between the morning and afternoon sessions for an additional $40.  Lunches are not provided.

Types of Classes Offered:

  • Beads for Besties – Glass Studio
  • World of Turning- Woodturning Studio
  • Tea for Two Pottery – Ceramics Studio
  • Littles and Looms – Fiber Studio
  • Blacksmith Basics – Forge
  • Drawing Space Fantasy – Painting Studio
  • Character Design – Modern Craft Studio
  • Youth Metalsmithing & Jewelry – Jewelry Studio
  • and many more

For additional information, please contact the Brookfield Craft Center at info@brookfieldcraft.org or call 203-775-4526.

Hands-On Art at the Brookfield Craft Center is supported by the Give Back Brands Foundation and the Union Savings Bank Foundation

Thanks to funding from these organizations and the State of Connecticut, Brookfield Craft Center is able to offer exciting opportunities for children (ages 6 to 16) to explore their creative energies. Recipients will receive free tuition for a class of their choice. The scholarship will also cover materials and registration fees.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a panel of Brookfield Craft Center staff. The panel will review the applications and select those that reflect the strongest need and desire to experience and explore creative opportunities.

To apply, please fill in the form below and click the submit button. You will be informed of the award within a few days of submission. 

Summer Youth Scholarship Form

  • (this is used to contact in case of change in schedules and emergencies)
  • Please indicate the class you are interested in.

  • Classes will run:
    July 8 – 12
    July 22 – 26
    August 5 – 9
    August 19 – 23