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ArtStart – Summer Art Program for Children

New this year: one week sessions to allow you more flexibility!

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. There are songs and games at the beginning and end of the morning.  Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music and stories.   Campers should bring a bag lunch every day to ArtStart. There is an informal production at the end of each weekly session.

**Please note: Current MAC membership at the Family level (or above) is required for discounted ArtStart tuition.  Membership year runs August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.**

ArtStart 2018
Director:  Jamie Wiksten

Session 1: Tue., June 26 – Fri., June 29 – 9am to 12:30pm*
$155 MAC member/$175 non-member;
No classes on Mon., June 25 due to late school release – price is pro-rated
Classes are still available in Session 1 – please stop by the Marion Art Center to register and pay if you’d like one of the remaining spots!

Session 2: Mon., July 2 – Fri., July 6 – 9am  to 12:30pm*
$155 MAC members/$175 non-members;
No classes on Wed., July 4 due to holiday – price is pro-rated
session 2 is FULL

Session 3: Mon., July 9 – Fri., July 13 – 9am to 12:30pm*
$195 MAC members/$215 non-members
session 3 is FULL

Session 4: Mon., July 16 – Fri., July 20 – 9am to 12:30pm*
$195 MAC members/$215 non-members
session 4 is FULL

 *Each Friday is “show day” and will release at 1pm.

Please note that ArtStart fees are non-refundable.