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Summer Camp Intensives

Summer Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool exciting subjects lead by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new! Sessions available Monday through Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. $180 per session, unless otherwise noted below.


Fashion Design

One day you are in, the next day you’re out. Do you have what it takes to cut it in fashion design? Led by a Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) alumna with industry success, campers will design a fashion line with wearable finished pieces to present in a Quick Fashion Show. July 8–11 / Ages 10–14.

Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
Sooo-z Mastropietro holds a BFA in Fashion and Textile Design from FIT. After starting off as an Art Director in Interiors, she conceived Mastropiece, a silk painting business which utilizes her own wearable designs. She has continued to develop collections in oil, illustrations of estates, and a line of stationery featuring ‘Socialites’. She has judged art shows, curated over 60 themed shows, has been featured as ‘Artist in Residence’ and taught, and currently serves as ArtSmart chairperson at the Elementary school level.


So You Think You Can Dance? Pop, lock, and more! Campers learn choreography to perform before friends and family at the end of the session-a great confidence builder! July 15-18/Ages 9 and up.

Instructor: Brian Herman (Double Up Dance Studio)
Part of the dance duo, Double Up, Brian has performed at Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium, and many stages around the world. He has collaborated as a dancer and choreographer with artists such as Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Sean Paul, and many more.


This year we are combining street art with screen printing! Students will have the chance to turn their street art in to wearable art. July 22-25/Ages 10 and up.

Instructor: Frankie Frieri (Three Roses Studio)
Frankie Frieri, owner of Three Roses Studio, is a local artist. In addition to being a tattoo artist, Frankie creates art in many different mediums, including oils, acrylic, pastels, watercolor, graphite, marker and color pencil. He features his art on canvas, paper, sneakers and skateboards. His work has been featured in magazines and books.

Singing for the Stage

Learn a singer’s secrets to earning the golden ticket. Do you have what it takes to turn her chair around? Led by a local Juilliard-trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform. Two sessions: July 29 – Aug. 1 / Ages 11 and up, and Aug. 5 – 8 / Ages 8-11 (please inquire at Box Office if you have questions regarding the age fit for each class).

Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
A soprano opera singer and trained at Juilliard, Lucia has sung internationally with televised performances and huge audiences at the world's biggest concert halls following her debut at Carnegie Hall.

Painting the World

Participants will learn the principle concepts, history, and practice of painting. Students will be led through a number of painting activities using art historical models, still life setups, color exercises, and the landscape to practice and improve their painting skills. August 5–8 / Ages 9 and up.

Instructor: Susan Fehlinger

Art of Photography

Great for all levels of experience, campers will dig into photography in different forms, exploring composition, lighting, and subject matter. Participants will get to play with portraiture, nature photography, and editorial photography, so whether your child aspires to be the next Ansel Adams or wants to learn how to take those magazine-worthy lifestyle shots, there is something for everyone. Participants should bring their own camera (any camera will do!) Aug. 12-15/Ages 9 and up.

Instructor: Jennifer Prat
Jennifer Prat, a Fairfield native with over a decade of professional experience. She has shown her work regionally, was published in nationally distributed magazines, and currently works with individuals and businesses to help share their stories both visually and through written word.


Members of dance crew FLEXN lead this energetic class, teaching the flex dance style. This electrifying street dance is characterized by pausing, gliding, hat tricks, animation, and contortion that evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up dance style made popular in Brooklyn reggae clubs. Wednesday, August 21, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Ages 9 – 16. FLEXN fee is $40.

Bass Camp

Rising up from the back of the section, the double bass takes center stage in Bass Camp to emit its rich deep tones. The caboose of the train line, the anchor of the ship, the buttercream in the brownie, the double bass has so many capabilities.

Bass Camp is a one-day intensive of double bass mania designed to celebrate bass players of all levels. The camp will create opportunities to play in small ensembles and will focus on double bass music in a variety of genres. Bass camp welcomes students entering 7th grade through 12th, in skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Sat., Aug. 24 / Base Camp fee is $100.

Bass Camp fee: $100 for the day includes t-shirt, folder, and music; Registration available by calling the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.
Date: To be annouced.

Instructors: Rich Zurkowski, Sooo-z Mastropietro, and Brian Torff

Rich Zurkowski has toured across the United States and Europe, backing up well known artists such as Martin Sexton and Blues Grammy Award-winner, Joe Louis Walker. He is also a member of the bands "Jen Durkin and the Business" and “Caravan of Thieves,” American Chamber Orchestra, Fairfield County String Society, and Connecticut Little Symphony.

Sooo-z Mastropietro has played with Conference All-State in New York, Saratoga Performing Arts Center Summer Camp, NYU Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, American Chamber Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of New Haven, and most recently the Danbury Symphony.

Brian Torff is a bassist, composer, author and educator. Currently a Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University, he has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Birdland. Torff performs in jazz festivals throughout the United States and was the founder of the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Workshop.

Cancellation Policy Summary*

A $50 fee will be charged in the event of any cancellation. Payments are transferable but subject to a $50 transfer fee. No transfers may be made without Box Office consent. A refund of the remainder of the tuition fee is subject to session replacement by another applicant. No cancellations or refunds are possible within one week of the session or once the session has begun.

Registration Process Summary*

Please complete the registration form, registration and cancellation agreement and the photo release form and return them in person or by mail along with the full tuition payment. Quick Center Members get guaranteed session enrollment until February 25.  All other registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis starting February 26. All registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail notifying you of your session placement. 


If you have any questions regarding the registration process or you are in need of any additional forms, please call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or send an email to boxoffice@quickcenter.com.


Please note that full tuition payment must be included with registration form.

Summer Camp Arts Education Assistance

Since the inception of the Education and Outreach Fund in 2018, over $14,275 has been donated to provide 80 scholarships to students. If you feel that your child qualifies for Arts Education Assistance, please fill out the application and attach a letter of recommendation from your child’s classroom teacher stating why they believe your child should be considered for the Quick Center’s Summer Camp Arts Education Assistance Program.