Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) Summer Camps

PMAC’s Summer 2022 registration is now open! Whether you are a youth artist, a musical teen, or an adult looking to be creative this summer, PMAC has a program for you. You may register online or by contacting us at info@pmaconline.org.

Kid’s Art Camps – Summer 2022 

WELCOME TO DREAMLAND ART CAMP
Come and join us this summer for a week of exploring “dreams” in all of their meanings! We’ll explore the Surrealist painters of the 20’s and 30’s and other artists from around the world that found their inspiration in dreams. We will dream about our own future, and discover the big dreams of some of yesterday and todays’ best thinkers and creators! There are so many amazing ideas that have, and will shape our world! It all starts with inspiration and imagination! We will create paintings, sculptures, drawings, puppets and more in this busy week of art-making. We will explore traditional and innovative tools, techniques, and materials throughout our week together! This camp is an indoor program, held in our Living Innovations Art Room at PMAC.

Ages: 8 – 11
Dates: Monday, 6/27 – Friday, 7/1
Time: 9am – 3pm
Tuition: $305
Register Now!

ALL ABOARD! ART CAMP
Get your passport and jump aboard with us as we travel around the world to see some sights! We will stop in BIG cities and small towns; we’ll even explore some places where humans don’t live- or even visit at all! We’ll then go far beyond the Earth in our travels and discover (and imagine) new worlds altogether! This week we will create some super-sized spacescapes, imaginative sculptures, detailed drawings, some crazy puppets and more! We will explore traditional and innovative tools, techniques, and materials throughout our week together! This camp is an indoor program, held in our Living Innovations Art Room at PMAC.

Ages: 8 – 11
Dates: Tuesday, 7/5 – Friday, 7/8
Time: 9am – 3pm
Tuition: $250
Register Now!

UNDER THE TENT OUTDOOR ART CAMP 2022
Join us outside under the PMAC Tent at 973 Islington Street! During the three weeks of outdoor summer art camp, students ages 5-11 will be able to paint, draw, sculpt and more with a PMAC professional teaching artist, all under the amazing PMAC Tent! Art camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm each day. Space is limited — sign up today to guarantee your spot!

Into the Woods, Sky, and Sea, July 11-15
Think BIG, small, fluttery, scaly, cosmic, nocturnal, and bright! As artists, we are often so inspired by our surroundings- the colors, textures, sounds, and patterns we find in nature. In art camp this week we will stay attentive to the mysterious and marvelous universe we live in both on Earth and in Space! We’ll take our imaginations on a walk through the woods, a dive in the ocean, a journey into caves and crevices, and a quick blast off into space. We will be creating constellations, creatures, botanical prints, landscapes, and sculptures with watercolor, acrylic paint, collage, plaster and printmaking materials. Register Now!

Superheroes: Comic and Costume Creators, July 18-22
Do you like superheroes? Have you ever imagined yourself flying, or running super fast, or turning invisible? Or maybe you know your own real life superhero- one without powers. During camp this week, we will design our own costumes, create our own superheroes, and think about the superheroes in our own lives. We will experiment with recycled materials, markers, paints, clay, paper, and more to have a fun, superhero-filled week! Register Now!

Creature Feature, July 25-29
Animals are all around us: pets, forest animals, sea creatures, and even fantasy animals. This week will be dedicated to them! We will use a mix of mediums to draw, paint, and sculpt our own animals. We will design environments for our animals to live in, and even make animal costumes for ourselves. And we won’t be limited to real animals: we will create our own creatures from our imaginations! Register Now!

**Tuition is $225 per student, if you enroll by May 15, 2022. Tuition will increase to $250.00 after 5/15/22.**


Teen Music Camps – Summer 2022 

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ROCK AND BEYOND SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR TEENS, WEEK 1
ROCK out with us in this summer’s Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop! Expanding beyond Classic, Indie and Hard Rock, bands will be encouraged to explore Hip Hop, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Metal and more — wherever their interests lie! Bands are formed at the beginning of the workshop and each band will learn a tune of their choosing and write and record an original tune. The Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop will conclude with a show. Led by PMAC teaching artists, students will learn valuable skills in musicianship, teamwork, songwriting, stage presence and more!

Open to Guitar, Drum Set, Vocals, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola and Cello. Placement audition required for new students. Limited spaces available for Rhythm Section students – please register early! Enrollment will be limited and all participants are expected to follow PMAC’s safety guidelines. Students will be meeting inside PMAC’s building on Islington St.

Ages: 12 – 17
Dates: Monday, 7/18 – Friday, 7/22
Time: 9am – 3pm
Tuition: $380
Register Now!

Sign up by May 15, 2022 for $380 tuition. Tuition will increase to $400 on 5/16/22.

**Students who register for both weeks of Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop receive a multiple program discount!**

ROCK AND BEYOND SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR TEENS, WEEK 2
ROCK out with us in this summer’s Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop! Expanding beyond Classic, Indie and Hard Rock, bands will be encouraged to explore Hip Hop, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Metal and more — wherever their interests lie! Bands are formed at the beginning of the workshop and each band will learn a tune of their choosing and write and record an original tune. The Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop will conclude with a show. Led by PMAC teaching artists, students will learn valuable skills in musicianship, teamwork, songwriting, stage presence and more!

Open to Guitar, Drum Set, Vocals, Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Violin, Viola and Cello. Placement audition required for new students. Limited spaces available for Rhythm Section students – please register early! Enrollment will be limited and all participants are expected to follow PMAC’s safety guidelines. Students will be meeting indoors at PMAC’s building on Islington St.

Ages: 12 – 17
Dates: Monday, 7/25 – Friday, 7/29
Time: 9am – 3pm
Tuition: $380
Register Now!

Sign up by May 15, 2022 for $380 tuition. Tuition will increase to $400 on 5/16/22.
**Students who register for both weeks of Rock and Beyond Summer Workshop receive a multiple program discount!**

SUMMER ROCK 101
This is everything we offer in Rock and Beyond with a pre-teen focus, including a show at the end of the week. Open to guitar, drum set, vocals, keyboard, bass guitar, flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, and cello.

Placement audition required for new students. Limited spaces available for Rhythm Section students – please register early! Enrollment will be limited and all participants are expected to follow PMAC’s Safety Guidelines. Rock 101 will meet indoors at PMAC’s building on islington St.

Ages: 9 – 12
Dates: Monday, 8/1 – Friday, 8/5
Time: 9am – 12pm
Tuition: $190
Register Now!

Sign up by May 15, 2022 for discounted tuition of $190. Tuition will increase to $200 on 5/16/22.

PMAC SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP
Join us for the 20th summer of PMAC Summer Jazz Workshop! This program is designed for intermediate and advanced teen musicians looking to develop their jazz skills or wanting to learn jazz technique for the first time. Students will learn traditional contemporary jazz tunes throughout the week, and host an invitation only Family and Friends show to conclude the program. A background of 1-2 years of study on the student’s primary instrument is required. No audition is required to attend the workshop. Open to Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar or Upright Bass, and Drum Set. Limited spaces available for Rhythm Section students – please register early! This program will be held indoors at PMAC.

Ages: 12 – 17
Dates: Monday, 7/11 – Friday, 7/15
Time: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $380
Register Now!


Music Lessons – Summer 2022 

Summer Lesson Flex Packs
Music lessons are offered on most instruments and voice. Art lessons are offered in drawing, painting, sculpture and digital arts. Visit our website to see our full list of instruments offered. We offer remote, hybrid, and in-person lessons.

Our Summer Session runs Monday to Friday, June 28 – August 20 (PMAC is closed July 5, 2021). Prorated lesson packs are available.

Why lessons with PMAC?

  • Personalized individualized instruction
  • Learn from teaching artists trained in their field
  • Master classes with guest artists
  • Career & college consultations with faculty members

Summer Lesson Flex Packs at PMAC are just that — flexible and work around your summer schedule! At the time of registration, choose your lesson dates for the summer, whether sequential or varied.

Our Summer Session runs June 27 – August 19, Mon – Fri. PMAC is closed Jul 4, 2022. Prorated lesson packs are available.

Tuition Rates:

  • 30 Minute Six-Pack: $243
  • 45 Minute Six-Pack: $348
  • 60 Minute Six-Pack: $438
  • Music Therapy rates differ. Please contact the PMAC office for more information.
  • Visual Arts Lessons available in 45 minute or 1 hour offerings.

Questions? For more information, fill out our Inquiry Form or email our Private Lesson Coordinator: Meghann Beauchamp meghann@pmaconline.org or call 603-431-4278, or fill our Inquiry Form.


Adult Music Programs – Summer 2022 

Be sure to check out all of our summer adult programs too!

 

Portsmouth Music & Arts Center
973 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-4278

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