Colonie Art League, Inc.
Artists of New York's Capital District and beyond.
Established 1974


Pruyn House Summer Art Program 2018




This year the CAL Summer Art Camp at the Pruyn House will be held
June 25-28. There will be a choice of either a morning (9 to 11:30) or afternoon
(12:30 to 3) session for $35. If you know any children completing grades 4, 5 or
6 at the end of this school year who would like to attend, now is the time to let
Marjorie Ward know. The children do not have to live in within the North
Colonie School District. Registration details will be sent out via email to any
families who are interested. Contact Marjorie at: calartcamp@gmail.com, or call
her on 518-253-3402.


We had two groups (21 in each session) of young artists who, with the help of all of our amazing instructors, produced a lot of beautiful work

First of all - many, many thanks to our own Sue Lunow and Kevin Kuhne who handled the last day of camp with their excellent watercolor instruction. That was the most humid of all the days. So naturally we had a lot of rather soggy paintings to deal with when you combine humidity with the enthusiasm of the kiddos to use as much water and paint as they possibly could.

And the same thanks go out to Laurel Petersen and Kevin for their work on the first day of camp with the introduction to bookmaking project. No, we were not teaching them how to win at the race track - this was real books done in the accordion style with wonderful images and stories. Laurel's son Brett was on hand to share his latest techniques which are an off-shoot of sequential art. The campers always love Brett and he is an excellent teacher.

We found a wonderful woman, Suzanne Crisafi, who taught the second day in Zentangle. She managed to keep the entire group under her spell and some incredibly beautiful work was done. Suzanne is a very gifted and multi-talented artist who has tons of great ideas. We could almost do an entire week of camp using just her!! She generously shared her time and talent on a volunteer basis. I encourage all of you to check out her Facebook page "Free to be Tangling" and you will be very impressed.

As always, we took on the "messy day" projects with "Paint Like Jackson Pollock" and alcohol inks on a variety of surfaces. In addition to the JP's, the campers left with five ink projects - a sun-catcher, a refrigerator magnet, a 4"x4" tile, a 5x7 framed and matted piece and a light switch cover. They love the alcohol ink!!

We had a wonderful camp this year with many talented, enthusiastic and very well-behaved children, and - beautiful weather before the week of blistering heat.


This year the CAL Summer Art Camp at the Pruyn House was held June 25-28 for children completing grades 4, 5 or 6. The children do not have to live in within the North Colonie School District. Registration details will be sent out via email to any families who are interested. Contact Marjorie at: calartcamp@gmail.com, or call her on 518-253-3402.



This year the CAL Summer Art Camp at the Pruyn House will be held
June 25-28. There will be a choice of either a morning (9 to 11:30) or afternoon
(12:30 to 3) session for $35. If you know any children completing grades 4, 5 or
6 at the end of this school year who would like to attend, now is the time to let
Marjorie Ward know. The children do not have to live in within the North
Colonie School District. Registration details will be sent out via email to any
families who are interested. Contact Marjorie at: calartcamp@gmail.com, or call
her on 518-253-3402.


2017 Kids Art Camp photos.

In 2017 We were blessed with sunny skies, cool breezes through the barn and no mosquitoes! As always, the spectacular Pruyn House gardens were a source of inspiration to campers who wanted to sketch and paint outside. Each camper was invited to leave one piece to be displayed in the school house during Old Fashioned Sunday in September. A very special shout-out goes to Kevin Kuhne for not only teaching on Monday but returning every single day of the camp to assist in any way needed. Thanks Kevin – you were a very special part of Art Camp 2017! Look for our photos below.