Vacation Arts Program South End Boston

School vacation will be here before you know it. We’d love to have your child with us to create art, build connections, get messy, and have fun!

Arts Activities

Each day, children are given the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of visual arts projects and techniques ranging from crafts projects to painting, printmaking and sculpture. All artwork is yours to take home at the end of the session. Children are taught traditional technical skills but will also be encouraged to work on original creations and are given freedom to use their imaginations creative problem-solving. The Vacation Arts Program is a non-competitive environment that encourages each young artist to develop their interests, grow in their own personal style, and work with others as they explore the world of art.

Enrichment Classes

Yoga: Youth will participate in a Yoga class by Urbanity Instructors that will help develop strength, flexibility, coordination and focus. Through the use of Yoga postures children experience new ways to move their bodies and express themselves.

Creative Movement & Dance: Through a partnership with Urbanity Dance Studio, children will learn a variety of contemporary dance techniques such as jazz, ballet and hip hop.

Musical Theater:  Rhythm, Beats & Tones will provide an exciting, expressive, and fun environment to stimulate children’s developing brains.

Field Trips

Each week participants go on a field trip for further arts and cultural exposure. Past field trips have included: African drumming and stilt walking at Spontaneous Celebrations, museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Center for the Arts, Plays in the Park. If applicable, children will be taking public transportation to and from this location. There is no additional cost of participating in field trips and a bagged lunch is provided. Specific information regarding field trips each session will be sent at the start of the program.

Ages: 4.5 – 10

Hours: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and a snack.

February Vacation: $325
February 21 – 24

April Vacation: $325
April 18 – 21

Summer Session 1: $625
June 26 – July 7

Summer Session 2: $650
July 10 – July 21

Summer Session 3: $650
July 24 – August 4

Summer Session 4: $650
August 7 – August 18

Summer Session 5: $650
August 21 – September 1

View a sample Vacation Arts week schedule

Questions? Contact Children’s Art Centre Assistant Director, Melissa Buckley at (617) 375-8159 or