Summer Programs 2023

Summer Art Workshops
@The Open Studio

This summer we are offering the following two programs:

@The Open Studio: Our beloved flagship program (ages 4-11 *see dates below) will be taking place in our studio in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Artists as Mentors: Teens and pre-teens (ages 12-16) work in small groups with our partner artists in their studios around Jerusalem. Each of our partner artists are experts in their field. This track will challenge, inspire and build self-confidence in your teens and give them expertise in that specific area. 10am-1pm. Payment is made directly to the partner artist. Full program and descriptions coming soon.

@The Open Studio
9am-2pm Sunday-Thursdays (early drop off from 8:30 and a Full Day option until 3:30pm available). Location: Tsiporra Street in Baka.

Session 1 July 2-13 (10 days) Paper, Fabrics & Jewelry (ages 7-11)
Session 2 July 16-26 (9 days) Fantastical Creatures (6-11)
Session 3 July 30-Aug 10 (10 days) Creative Elements: Earth, Air, Water & Fire (6-11)
Session 4 Aug 13-24 (10 days) Eco Arts (4-11)

Children will be grouped according to age

Early Registration (Until June 10) 1780 per session, 990 for a single week, 1680 for Session 2 (no camp on 9 Av)
Late Registration (after June 10) 1880, 1040 for a single week, 1780 for Session 2 (no camp on 9 Av)
3 Session/Family Discount* – Sign up for 3 sessions or more, or 3 children for the same session, save an additional 100 per child, per week!
*The “3-Session/Family Discount” applies to families registering for a total of 3 sessions or more. This discount applies to all of the children in a family coming to this program.

Please check back here in the coming days for a link to our Registration Page! and feel free to email us with any questions.

Artists as Mentors – more info coming soon…

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These workshops will be taking place in the studios of our Mentor Artists in the artist colonies of Hutzot HaYotzer or the Jerusalem House of Quality. Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED (usually groups are only 6-8 participants). Once each group reached capacity, a waiting list will be opened.

Hours: 10am-1pm, prices are listed under individual sessions. While you register on this form, payment is made directly to the artist mentor. Once registered, you will receive an email with payment information. Your child’s space is guaranteed only once payment is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken at camp?

Our staff are all bilingual (English and Hebrew) and our language of discourse is often both. Both children that do not speak English and those who do not speak Hebrew are comfortable at the Open Studio.

How much time are the children outdoors?

Children in Anafim will have approximately one hour of lunch and free play time and approximately 30 minutes for snack in the mornings. We often go to park Lifshitz for lunch. 

Who are your staff?

Our Senior Staff and Madrichim are all Educators and Artists. Several of our Madrichim also grew up participating in our programs. For every group of ten children, there is at least one counselor (quite often more than one) and a Counselor-in-Training. Our staff are all bilingual and go through pre-camp training. 

Can you take children with severe allergies?

If your child suffers from food or other allergies, we will do whatever we can to ensure they have a safe and normal week at camp. All our staff is trained in the use of Epi-pens and allergy procedures. Please call us with any individual questions or concerns.