Get Ready for Summer Youth Art at the Mattatuck Museum!

Summer Youth Art @MATTAre you ready for another action packed, hands-on, and fun filled summer of art making? Join us at the Mattatuck Museum for Summer Youth Art Classes!

The museum is hosting its 4th Annual Summer Youth Art for children ages 6 – 14. “We have created exciting themes for each week so the children can pick what they want to learn about and create,” says Meghan Malcolm, Manager of Youth and Family Programs. The program, which runs in one week cycles, will take place from July 18 to August 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Young artists will be inspired by the Mattatuck’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. They will explore the art galleries through museum educator-led learning opportunities, make original works of art with some of the area’s finest teaching artists, and learn more about the fun and exciting world of art and history museums.

This year’s Summer Youth Art Classes themes include Drawing FUNdamentals, Artextravaganza, Painting FUNdamentals, and Mixed-Media Madness! “We want the Museum to be thought of as a destination for children to learn about their regional history and have fun learning experiences with the visual arts,” says Malcolm.

Program fee per child is $90 for Members and $100 for Non-Members. Program fee includes admission to the Museum and all program supplies. For more information and to register please call (203) 753-0381 x 130 or visit Thanks to support from the American Savings Foundation, scholarships are available upon request.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (

Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.

CONTACT: Stephanie Harris, Director of Museum Operations
(203) 753 – 0381 x 111