NORTH BENNINGTON - The Vermont Arts Exchange will be holding a special Vacation Week Open Studio Art Camp in VAE's Sage Street Mill studios from Monday to Friday - April 15-19 - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VAE's Open Studio Art Camp is one of VAE's most popular and fun programs. With artist-instructor Ann Webster-Lang, students ages 6-12 are exposed to a wide variety of materials, tools and supplies not often found in other art programs. Campers get the chance to work both individually and in groups, and are encouraged to try new things.

As campers work at their own pace throughout the week, structured activities and themes act as guides, and freedom of expression is encouraged. Students experiment and work with wood shop tools, mixed media and recycled material, plaster, wood, fiber, drawing materials, acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel and chalk pastel. Weather permitting, the group heads outdoors to explore the VAE grounds - the "outdoor studio." Tuition for this Open Studio Art Camp is $185 per week. Campers should bring lunch, a snack and clothes that can get messy.

To register, or for more information about Vermont Arts Exchange's camps, classes and workshops, studio memberships, exhibits and the 2013 Basement Music Series concert season, contact VAE at 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.