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ArtStart – Summer Art Program for Children

ArtStart is a summer art program for younger children (ages 4 1/2 to 9 years), offered during June and July and regularly enrolls 90 – 100 children.  ArtStart was founded by former Executive Director, Wendy Bidstrup, in 1985.  Since then, ArtStart has grown and is now serving a third generation of ArtStart campers.  TheArtStart staff consists of music teachers, art teachers, dance teachers, theater arts teachers and various specialists who teach throughout the year.  All faculty members are professionals in their fields.

ArtStart meets on the premises for six weeks during the summer months on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, from 9 AM until noon.  Please note: Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Session II/Week One will be held Wed., Thurs. & Fri.)

There are songs and games at the beginning and end of the morning.  Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music and stories.   There is an informal production at the end of each two-week session.

ArtStart 2017

Director:  Jamie Wiksten

SESSION I: June 20 – June 29 (June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29)
SESSION II: July 5 – July 13 (*July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13)
SESSION III: July 18 – July 27 (July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27)

*Session II/Week One: Due to the holiday, camp will be held Wed., Thurs. & Fri.)

Registration for ArtStart 2017 is now open both for MAC Members and for the general public

TUITION: $195 for each two-week session (MAC members) and $215 for each two-week session (non-members)

**Please note: Current MAC membership at the Family level (or above) is required for discounted ArtStart tuition.  Membership year runs August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.**


ArtStart 2017

To register, please fill out the form below and click on Submit to register and pay with PayPal.
  • NOTE: Your child must be potty trained and have reached 4 1/2 years of age by the start of ArtStart on June 20, 2017. If your child does not meet these criteria, we look forward to seeing them next summer!
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