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Are you looking for a fantastic experience for your children during the summer of 2019? Our Art Explorers Program at the Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts might be the perfect solution.

The Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts is located in the scenic hamlet of Maplecrest. Sugar Maples' mission is to create a center for the study of studio arts and natural agriculture, and to offer a beautiful mountain setting for artist retreats.

We offer exceptional programs for children and youth. Please note that a limited amount of space is available, and we have filled several of our past program offerings. Call Justin or Isabel at (518) 263-2001. Don't delay, register today!


All weeks are Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

YP-01 Week 1 July 9 - July 12
YP-02 Week 2 July 16 - July 19
YP-03 Week 3 July 23 - July 26
YP-04 Week 4 July 30 - August 2
YP-05 Week 5 August 6 - August 9
YP-06 Week 6 August 13 - August 16

Typical day

Students begin their day at 10:00 am, and participate in an array of art-related activities. Classes and rehearsals end at 4:00 pm.

Mixed Media
Painting and Drawing
Cultural Art
Wheel-thrown Pottery


Cost Per Child:

1 - 3 Weeks: $240/week
4 - 6 Weeks: $200/week
Registration Fee: $35/student

Scholarship Program Cost: $65/week (2 weeks maximum)
Registration Fee: $35/student

(Discounted weeks can only be purchased as a package in advance. A minimum commitment of one week is required to enroll.)

Full tuition payment and a non-refundable $35 registration fee must accompany all applications.

A $50 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

Upon Receipt of payment in full, a registration packet will be sent to be completed and returned prior to the start of the program.


A partial scholarship for up to two weeks may be available to students whose family income would otherwise prevent participation in the Art Explorers Program. Scholarship recipients must be registered at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central or Hunter-Tannersville Central School Districts:

To apply for the scholarship, please send the general application form, plus:
1-2 paragraph statement requesting a scholarship and the reason for the need
A copy of the student's most recent report card/evaluation
One teacher recommendation

Requests for scholarships must be received by June 15, 2019.

For more information contact Justin or Isabel @ 518 263 2001 or e-mail: mcgowanj@catskillmtn.org or cunhai@catskillmtn.org.