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ArtStart

ArtStart is the MAC's summer art program for children aged 4 1/2 to 9 years, offered in June and July.

ArtStart teachers are specialists in music, dance, theater, and art, most of whom teach throughout the year and are professionals in their fields. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT regarding COVID-19: Registration is currently still open for ArtStart. While we don't yet know how our schedule might be impacted, we remain hopeful that we will be able to run our annual summer program for children. We know how much our MAC families look forward to this! In the case of cancellation of any session(s) due to COVID-19, all payments can be held as credit for future programs, given as a 100% tax-deductible donation, or refunded in full.

Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music, games, and storytelling. There is an informal performance at the end of each week’s session, and each child receives two tickets for caregivers or family members to attend. Camps run weekly, from 9:00am‒12:30pm daily, except for July 4. Fridays are performance days, and camp releases at 1:00pm. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water every day. MAC members get early registration beginning in January and receive off a significant discount on ArtStart tuition.* Public online registration begins February 1.

ArtStart 2020 Schedule

  • Session 1: Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 3
  • Session 2: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10
  • Session 3: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
  • Session 4: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
  • Session 5: Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31

Camp runs 9:00am‒12:30pm daily, except on Friday (performance day), when camp ends at 1:00pm.

Cost per session: MAC Members: $215 | Non-members: $240

*Please note: ArtStart fees are nonrefundable. Current MAC membership at the Family level ($75) or above is required for discounted ArtStart tuition and early registration. Visit our membership page here to join the MAC. If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508) 748-1266.

ArtStart 2020

To register, please fill out the form and click Submit. Then continue through the payment process to complete registration. Your registration is NOT COMPLETE until you have submitted payment. If you wish to register more than one child, please fill out a form for each child. Alternatively, you may register multiple children in person or by phone by calling 508-748-1266.
  • To register multiple children, please fill out a new form for each child.
  • NOTE: Your child must be potty trained and have reached 4 1/2 years of age by the start of ArtStart on June 29, 2020. If your child does not meet these criteria, we look forward to seeing him or her next summer!
  • Does your child use an EPI pen or an inhaler? Are there any other health issues we should know about?
  • Please provide an email address that you check often as most communication will be done by email.
  • Please list anyone else who may be dropping off or picking up your child.
  • Grandparent, babysitter, etc.
  • Please type your name. By filling out this field, you confirm that the information provided is accurate and complete. In addition, you understand that incomplete registrations and/or incomplete payments will not hold a spot for your child in ArtStart.
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    PLEASE NOTE that current MAC membership at the Family level or above is required for discounted ArtStart tuition. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please call the MAC at (508) 748-1266.