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Rising K-1st graders can enroll in Summer Arts on the Hudson (SAH)

Rising 2nd-8th graders can enroll in both SAH and Art a la Carte (ALA)

Rising 9th-current 12th graders can enroll in Summer Art Institute (SAI)


Session 1 of SAH June 26-July 7 (no program on July 4)

Session 2 of SAH July 10-July 21


SAI July 24-August 4


Session 1 of ALA August 7-11

Session 2 of ALA August 14-18



SAH 9:30am-3:00pm


SAI 10:15am-4:15pm


ALA morning 10:00am-noon

ALA afternoon 1:00pm-3:00pm

Students registered for a full-day experience will be supervised for lunch and free time between classes. Half-day students can stay during lunch for an additional fee here. Students must bring their own food.  



SAH $875 for a two-week session


SAI $1,190 for a two-week session


ALA $315 for a half-day week-long session

ALA $530 for a full-day week-long session ($100 off!)

Lunch Bunch $100 for half-day ALA kids, included in full-day ALA kids


Payment plans and Financial Assitance is available for all programs.

All materials are included in tuition.

There is a $25 discount for siblings in SAH and SAI.



Cancellations for SAH before May 26, SAI before June 24, and Art a la Carte before July 14 will be assessed at a $100 service charge per child per program. No refunds after May 26. Refunds will be given should we need to cancel the program. 





Summer Arts on the Hudson is Garrison Art Center’s highly acclaimed arts immersion program for children entering grades K – 8. SAH is a unique opportunity for children to learn new skills and expand their worlds. While the focus is on art, the program is designed to serve all children's interests and creative potential. Students will use a wide range of materials in traditional and experimental approaches, emphasizing shared discovery and friendly fun. Each year a different theme is chosen to guide the curriculum and, along with the study of many artists and ideas, children develop a richer artistic language. We welcome all young artists in 2023 as we further explore the theme of You are Here!

Our teaching staff is comprised of highly credentialed teaching artists whose knowledge and open approach will encourage and nurture all students. This summer’s theme will allow our teaching artists to introduce students to various artists, art history, and art-making. Students will be engaged in collage, painting, sculpture, papier mache, and more.



The Summer Art Institute was established in 1998 to offer high school students artistic opportunities that their school programs may not offer. This pre-college program can provide total immersion in making art and a way for students to gain valuable skills that can prepare them for a college of the arts or whatever path they choose. 

​High school students are divided into three groups during the program to ensure small class sizes. They will have a full range of our facilities, enabling the development of creative abilities under the guidance and encouragement of outstanding teaching artists. Classes will take place in our printmaking, drawing, and pottery studio, and we will use our outstanding location on the banks of the Hudson River when the weather allows. This program is a great opportunity for high school students to explore their creativity, push themselves, and develop and advance their artistic abilities.



Art a la Carte offers children entering 2nd through 8th grades the opportunity to experience multiple types of art-making at our studios. This program features week-long classes, with students having the option to take half-day classes in the morning or afternoon. Half-day registrants can join our Lunch Bunch for an additional fee. Or you can register for a morning and an afternoon class and spend an entire day with us on the banks of the majestic Hudson River. Students registered for a full-day experience will be supervised for lunch and free time between classes. Classes this year will focus on collage, clay, and other subjects and materials. 


Financial Assistance

Garrison Art Center is happy to offer financial support to students in need to offset the cost of summer arts education and classes throughout the year. Assistance is available to all students, from children to adults. Please call our office for more information or click below to complete the Request for Financial Assistance. All inquiries are confidential. 

Donor-Funded Summer Art Scholarship 

We believe art should be accessible to all. In 2022, donors like you contributed $2,190 in financial assistance to families participating in our summer programs.

The Renee Ulrich Oswald Award 

Thanks to a generous yearly contribution from Renee Ulrich Oswald’s legacy, we can give a full scholarship for Summer Arts on the Hudson.

The Gillette Scholarship Fund 

Henry S. Gillette, an accomplished artist, author, teacher, and mentor, was a devoted participant at Garrison Art Center for many years and left a bequest to the Art Center in support of the arts education program. Mr. Gillette was recognized throughout his life for his talents in various media, including painting, book illustration, and teaching. Through his legacy, we are able to provide year-round financial assistance. 

The Anita Balter Creative Fund

Anita Hart Balter, was an artist and writer well known for her role in fostering the arts in the Hudson Valley. 

She was on the board of the Garrison Art Center, where she established a Scholarship and Mentor Program in which artists worked with promising local pupils. In 1987 she was a founding board member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Through her legacy, we are able to provide year-round financial assistance. 


The Garrison Art Center would like to thank Hudson Valley Credit Union for their support of our summer programs scholarship program.

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