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Junior Camps & Workshops
Ages 4 – 12

Silvermine Art Camp offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, to have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and to meet friends. The Art Camps run for 10 weeks beginning on June 20 through August 26. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

Early registration will be during our Open House on Sunday, March 13 from 2pm to 4pm. Open registration begins on Wednesday, March 16 at 9am. Please call the School Office at 203.966.6668, Ext. 2 to register or you can download our registration form from the website to mail or fax (203.966.8570) to our office. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Students should bring a NUT-FREE snack or lunch. All snacks must have original ingredient label (printed by the manufacturer). If snack does not have a label, it will be put away and returned to students at the end of class. The school provides all materials. Age groups are strictly enforced.



JUNIOR ART CAMP

Junior Art Camp

Marta Violette Kot
9:15am to 12:15pm · Ages: 5–8
1:15pm to 4:15pm · Ages: 5–8
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session – Monday through Friday | $325
July 11-15
July 18 -22
July 25-29
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19

Studio Art Camp is a place where young artists will engage their imaginations. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, and layering, participants will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations may include mixed media, clay, sculpture, and life and landscape exploration studies on a two-dimensional surface. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastels, charcoal, paint, wire, wood, canvas, and materials from the natural world. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculptures. The camp is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-doors break-time, children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, developing "new" games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

YOUTH ART CAMP

Youth Art Camp

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325

Young artists will stretch their imaginations during the Youth Art Camp. Discover the fundamentals of drawing and painting while exploring materials and innovative techniques. Learn traditional techniques of drawing people and landscapes through a variety of materials. Children will explore their creativity by working in media such as painting, printmaking, installation and collage. Students will also gain a broad knowledge of art, from many different time periods, as well as a strong focus on contemporary artists. Students will discover new concepts and master basic skills while gaining confidence, pride, and self-discipline through their efforts.

POP ART! · July 11-15
We will learn about the Pop Art movement while creating original works of art that reflect our current popular culture. Students will create collages using magazines and contemporary imagery that tells stories of their generation; create collograph prints using found objects, and explore graphic design and advertising in art. Artists we will discuss will include: Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Rauschenberg.

Expressionism · July 18-22
We will learn about the importance of emotion in art and storytelling, whether through form, color, or subject matter. We will focus on self-portraits created in an expressionistic way and create linocut prints and clay sculpture from live models. We will learn how many expressionists accentuated proportions and reality through color and form. Artists we will discuss will include: Emile Nolde, Otto Dix, Paul Klee, Francis Bacon, Phil Guston, Ben Shahn, Alice Neel.

Post-Impressionism, Light and Color · July 18 – 22
Instructor this week: Jennifer O'Connell

We will create artwork from life; painting and drawing outside the classroom, observational still lives and self-portraits. There will be a strong emphasis on vivid colors, thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter. Artists we will discuss will include: Rousseau, Gauguin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Seurat.

Surrealism, Dreams and the Subconscious · August 1-5
This week will have a strong emphasis on dreams, intuition, and meditation in art making. We will discuss surrealism as an art movement, create dream landscapes and practice automatic drawing. We will also work in clay to create mythical anima sculptures and print using the printmaking press. Artists we will discuss will include: Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Andre Breton, and Salvador Dali.

LINE · August 8-12
We will discuss the importance of line in all forms of art making whether it be realistic or abstract. During this week, students will create realistic, abstract, and architectural drawings. Students can expect to draw self-portraits, landscapes and buildings as well as abstract drawings. We will use many different materials and tools this week as well as creating a site-specific installation using non-conventional materials.

Post Modern Art · August 15-19
We will learn about artists who use non-conventional materials, methods and spaces to create and display their works. Students will create found object sculptures, create prints using many different processes and materials, install large-scale installations on the school’s campus and draw using tools that they may not normally use.

JUNE 13 – 17

Mixed Media: Small Parts for a Large Interchangeable Mural

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday & Tuesday | 10am–2pm | $220
Two-Day | June 13 & 14
Wednesday – Friday | 10am–2pm | $280
Three-Day | June 15 – 17

We will explore a variety of drawing and painting materials and techniques while learning about basic elements in art and design. The studio exploration is for children who like to work small or large and will include the concept that the way we see the world. Campers will explore artist graphite, paint, oil pastels, collage, and relief and will re-view and discuss work by well-known artists. All students will have their own interchangeable mural to transfer home and install in a variety of ways.

JUNE 20 – 24

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4-6
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

We will explore a variety of drawing and painting materials and techniques while learning about basic elements in art and design. The studio exploration is for children who like to work small or large and will include the concept that the way we see the world. Campers will explore artist graphite, paint, oil pastels, collage, and relief and will re-view and discuss work by well-known artists. All students will have their own interchangeable mural to transfer home and install in a variety of ways.

Studio Art and the Natural World

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday |10am – 2pm | $400
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

Campers will be engaged in a detailed exploration of the natural world using a variety of artist materials. They will explore "proportion," texture, color value, and line variety when re-viewing over-sized bugs and their joints, spiral seashells and their patterns, bumpy bark and changing values, opaque and transparency in clouds, and line-filled leaves. Sculpture, outdoor landscape studies, drawing, painting, and clay will be explored and developed according to weather conditions.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 20 – 23

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Nature as the Artist's Canvas

Ages: 9-12
Jessica Ginsberg
Monday–Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

We will learn about artists who use nature as their subject matter as well as artists who use natural materials to create art. We will use the outdoors as our classroom, painting and drawing from what we see around us. Young artists will also make sculptural installations using natural materials and create nature-based prints.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | June 20 – 23

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

In this workshop, students will create a portrait, still life, landscape and sculpture. A different art technique will be introduced each day giving the young artist a chance to have fun exploring a variety of materials. There will be an overview of composition, perspective, and color mixing with drawing, oil painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

Sketchbook Drawing

Ages: 12-14
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 20 – 24

Inspiration strikes at the oddest moments, and keeping a sketchbook allows you to collect such inspiration and record your ideas, play, experiment, and work through your creative process freely on each page. We will draw inspiration from nature, books, magazines, music, maps, photographs, and more. Students will be encouraged to use their sketchbook as a tool for honing their drawing skills, to experiment with new materials or processes, and as a place where they can record moments, memories, and thoughts freely.

JUNE 27 – 30

From Storybooks to Art

Ages: 4-5
Megan Collins
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12pm | $250
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Explore the imaginary world of illustrated children’s books through art. Each class we will read a book together and create whimsical and fun works of art inspired by the story. We will read a range of books by authors such as Mo Willems, Giles Andreae, Kadir Nelson and more! Through drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, and simple bookbinding we will express the imagery and interpretation of the stories we read, and even create small storybooks of our own!

Mixed Media Self Portrait: Facial Parts, Head, and Hair

Ages: 5- 8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 2pm | $340
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

We will be introduced to an exploration of how to make sense of ways of re-interpreting facial parts; naming parts and understanding how their function can be interpreted in a drawing, on a "filled head." Through exploration of individual parts and by using a variety of materials and techniques, campers will create "real" interpretations combined with new ways of re-presenting ones self.. Included will be a variety of artist materials for drawing, painting, sealing, collage, and sketching. Campers will take home a portfolio of sketches, studies and a self– portrait that displays an accumulation of their studio exploration.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Matisse and Fauvism

Ages: 8-11
Jessica Ginsberg
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 3pm | $400
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

We will learn about the artist Henri Matisse, exploring his wide breath of artwork, and take inspiration from his varying art processes and materials. Students will create three-dimensional buildings: "mini Matisse Houses" where students construct, design, and decorate their structures. We will create still life paintings true to the Fauvists, and use the process of printmaking. There will be an emphasis on color theory, line and shape.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 8-12
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 10-12
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Fiber Arts Fun

Ages: 10-12
Jennifer O’Connell
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $280
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Spark your creativity with the magical world of Fiber Arts! Together we will learn the basics of weaving, fabric dying, fabric printing, felting, papermaking, basket coiling, and more. Come discover new concepts and develop new skills through exploring various fiber materials and processes. Young artists will stretch their imaginations and create unique works of art with exciting tactile qualities.

Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 10-13
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $280
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and pain and create some masterpieces! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you will be exploring the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more. Your subject matter can be self-portraits, pet portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes your interest! Together, we will learn more about what makes you a unique and emerging young artist!

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Students will have the chance to investigate different photographic practices. We will explore the pinhole camera, the 35mm camera and film, and the digital camera. We will cover principles of photography, composition and design. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students will receive a roll of film and one package of paper.

Youth Painting

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 3pm | S440
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Painting can be challenging, yet fun! Beginning with still life projects, students will learn the basic manipulation of oil paint. Mixing color, composition, design, painting and different textures will all be demonstrated. Halfway through the workshop, students will work directly from a portrait model. Students will receive critiques and will be shown the process of building a painting in layers, glazing, and creating textures.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 12-14
Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 1pm | $275
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. All materials will be provided by the school unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Exploration of Artists Media

Ages: 12-16
Christine Goldbach
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $280
Four-Day | June 27 – 30

This workshop will explore various media introducing students to a new way of working or enforce the skills already learned. We will work in a variety of media such as oil paint, various surfaces, giant oil sticks, ink and we will employ new watercolor techniques. Come try some new things and be amazed at what there is out there besides the simple pencil or marker.

JULY 5 – 8

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4-6
Jennifer O'Connell
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $250
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Explore the tactile world of clay! Children will explore a variety of ceramic methods including pinch pots, slabs, coil building, extruding, and basic wheel throwing. Projects might include hand-built mugs, flower vases, bowls, wall pockets, narrative tiles, animal sculptures, and more! Children will learn to finish each piece by painting on colorful under-glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Robots, Lego Designing, Sculpture and Painting

Ages 5 – 8
Marta Violette Kot
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $280
Four-Day | July 5 – 8
Tuesday – Friday | 1:15pm – 4:15pm | $280
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

In building robots and developing perspective on a 2-D surface, campers will learn about drawing skills, painting and design. They will explore play, imagination, and inquiry to expand their personal interests when creating a work of art. Materials may include wood, paint, wet and dry drawing materials, metal, foam, plastic, fabric, more. Campers are invited to bring robots and Legos from home for group exploration during supervised outside recess.

Big Art

Ages: 10-14
Jennifer O'Connell
Tuesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $280
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Go big with your art! Young artists will be encouraged expand their imaginations by creating large-scale works of art, both collaboratively and on an individual level. Subject matter might include self-portraits, imaginative landscapes, floral or geometric designs, and abstract art. Students will learn to express themselves individually within the context of a larger piece while witnessing firsthand the effect a mural can make on its surroundings.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 7-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

The Face

Ages: 8-11
Jessica Ginsberg
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $400
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

This week we will explore in depth the human face and facial proportions as our subject matter in self-portrait and portraiture. We will also learn how to draw the figure from live models. The self-portrait is a valuable learning tool and has been used by artists through the centuries from Rembrandt to Van Gogh.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Explore Polaroid, digital and the original instant photograph Tintypes. Students will work in each process, and across processes, and explore Polaroids through shooting, emulsion image transfers, lifts, and use of the day-lab printer. Students will also gain insight into the tintype process, which yields a one-of-a-kind positive image. The digital process will be utilized with both Polaroids and tintypes. The school provides cameras. No experience necessary.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $400
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

In this workshop, students will create a portrait, a still life, a landscape and a sculpture. A different art technique will be introduced each day giving the young artist a chance to have fun exploring a variety of materials. There will be an overview of composition, perspective, and color mixing with drawing, oil painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 11-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Tuesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Scroggins
Tuesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 12-14
Gail Bradshaw
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 1pm | $300
Four-Day | July 5 – 8

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. All materials will be provided by the school unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

JULY 11 – 15

Color Daze

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 11 – 15

Everyday we will think and create in a new color. Monday is red day, Tuesday is blue, Wednesday is yellow, Thursday is secondary color day where we will mix colors and Friday is favorite color day. Kids will work in paint, mixed medium and 3-D to create works of exploration in this fun art class.

Funky and Wild Sculptures

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4 pm | $325
Five-Day | July 11 – 15

In this week long camp we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to 3-D form. Students will create wild and whimsical sculptures, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials, as well as objects of personal meaning brought from home. We will be using model magic, self hardening clay, cardboard and other materials to bring your artists ideas to life. This workshop will be sure to inspire and challenge.

Art Studio Explorers

Ages: 7-10
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | July 11 – 15

Students will stretch their imaginations and refine their artistic skills through exploring various art processes. A wide range of materials and techniques will be introduced, giving each young artist a chance to have fun and make new discoveries. There will be an overview of the elements of, composition, perspective, and color mixing, drawing, basic printmaking, and sculpture. Influence will be drawn from historical and contemporary artists, and from our own imaginations and surroundings.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 7-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 11 – 14

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Creative Comics

Ages: 8-12
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 11 – 15

If you have an interest in comic books, creating character driven stories and like to draw, this class is for you! Whether you love Super-heroes, Sci-fi, Manga, Fantasy or The Sunday Funnies, the structure within is all the same. Students will learn about storytelling and pacing, page layout, character design, drawing and composing for comics, simple perspective, inking techniques and some tips on lettering their comics. Students should s personal sketchbook if they have one.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 11-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 11 – 14

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Drawing

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | July 11 – 15

Learn the fundamentals of drawing through demonstration and personal artistic guidance. Each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable drawing skills. Students will learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition. Students will work with a variety of drawing supplies from graphite, micron pens, pen and ink, colored pencils and more. Subject matter will include still life, figure/portrait, and landscape.

JULY 18 – 22

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4-6
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 18 – 22

Explore the tactile world of clay! Children will explore a variety of ceramic methods including pinch pots, slabs, coil building, extruding, and basic wheel throwing. Projects might include hand-built mugs, flower vases, bowls, wall pockets, narrative tiles, animal sculptures, and more! Children will learn to finish each piece by painting on colorful under-glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Nature Art Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 18 – 22

Inspiration is all around us! Let’s take a closer look at all the beautiful textures, colors, and shapes in nature and express what we see using a variety of art methods and materials. Landscape drawing, leaf printing, rock painting, and natural weavings will be some of the exciting processes we will explore.

Let's Face It

Ages: 11-14
Christine Goldbach
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $370
Five-Day | July 18 – 22

Students will spend time studying the dynamics of the face and create a self-portrait in oils. Understanding the proportions and planes of the face is crucial and by using several techniques they will achieve success. The self-portrait is a valuable learning tool and has been used by artists through the centuries from Rembrandt to Van Gogh.

Teen Art Studio Workshop

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | July 18 – 22

In this workshop students will create a portrait, still life, landscape and sculpture. A different art technique will be introduced each day giving the young artist a chance to have fun exploring a variety of materials. There will be an overview of composition, perspective, and color mixing with drawing, oil painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

JULY 25 – 29

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4pm | $290
Five-Day | July 25 – 29

Prints, paint, sculpture, stamping and collage...we will explore many different art techniques while covering basic art skills such as drawing and cutting. Explore the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 25 – 28

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Four-Day | July 25 – 28

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Portrait Painting

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $400
Five-Day | July 25 – 29

This workshop will work with a clothed model exploring both the face. Students may work with a variety of drawing and painting media to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading and composition. Students will develop skills for painting the portrait, working from the clothed model. Emphasis will be on developing painting and drawing skills while gaining self-confidence.

AUGUST 1 – 5

Story Books and Art

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

Story telling and creative expression will go hand in hand in this week long camp. We will read many books daily and create art in keeping with themes from the stories. Through drawing, cutting, painting, and collage we will express delightful imagery and interpretation of the stories we read.

Color Daze

Ages: 6-9
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

Everyday we will think and create in a new color. Monday is red day, Tuesday is blue, Wednesday is yellow, Thursday is secondary color day where we will mix colors and Friday is favorite color day. Kids will work in paint, mixed medium and 3-D to create works of exploration in this fun art class.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 2:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 7-9
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

Students will travel the globe with each new project inspired by cultures and art styles throughout the world. African, Australian, Central and South American, Native American, American, European, Indian, and Asian art will be studied. Animals, nature, and people will provide subject matter for 2-D and 3-D art projects.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

In this workshop, students will create a portrait, a still life, a landscape and a sculpture. A different art technique will be introduced each day giving the young artist a chance to have fun exploring a variety of materials. There will be an overview of composition, perspective, and color mixing with drawing, oil painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

AUGUST 8 – 12

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

Prints, paint, sculpture, stamping and collage...we will explore many different art techniques while covering basic art skills such as drawing and cutting. Explore the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more.

Art and Drama Camp

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

This art camp combines a wide range of fine art experiences with the process of theater. The students will develop an idea for a play then write a script, design for costumes, scenery and the playbill. On the last day they will perform their collaboration to the student body and parents. Another focus of this program will be to develop their fine art skills through a variety of art materials and techniques. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 7-10
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and pain and create some masterpieces! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you will be exploring the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more. Your subject matter can be self-portraits, pet portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes your interest! Together, we will learn more about what makes you a unique and emerging young artist!

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Exploring Different Media

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

This workshop will explore various mediums introducing students to a new way of working or enforce the skills already learned. We will work in a variety of mediums such as oil paint, on various surfaces, giant oil sticks, some ink and we will throw in some new watercolor techniques. Come try some new things and be amazed at what there is out there besides the simple pencil or marker.

AUGUST 15 – 19

Creatures and Animals

Ages: 4-5
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

This workshop will introduce various materials and media including drawing, painting, and sculpture through the theme of real life animals and imaginary creatures. Projects will explore the use of color, line, shape, texture, pattern, and setting.

Art and Drama Camp

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

This art camp combines a wide range of fine art experiences with the process of theater. The students will develop an idea for a play then write a script, design for costumes, scenery and the playbill. On the last day they will perform their collaboration to the student body and parents. Another focus of this program will be to develop their fine art skills through a variety of art materials and techniques. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance.

Pottery Camp

Ages: 7-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | July August 15 – 19

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This camp will lay the foundation of great skills! We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and paint and create some masterpieces! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you will be exploring the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more. Your subject matter can be self-portraits, pet portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes your interest! Together, we will learn more about what makes you a unique and emerging young artist.

Fiber Arts Fun

Ages: 10-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

Spark your creativity with the magical world of Fiber Arts! Together we will learn the basics of weaving, fabric dying, fabric printing, felting, papermaking, basket coiling, and more. Come discover new concepts and develop new skills through exploring various fiber materials and processes. Young artists will stretch their imaginations and create unique works of art with exciting tactile qualities.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | August 15 – 18

Explore Polaroid, digital and the original instant photograph Tintypes. Students will work in each process, and across processes, and explore Polaroids through shooting, emulsion image transfers, lifts, and use of the day-lab printer. Students will also gain insight into the tintype process, which yields a one-of-a-kind positive image. The digital process will be utilized with both Polaroids and tintypes. The school provides cameras. No experience necessary.

Pottery Workshop

Ages: 11-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day of camp we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Landscape Painting

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 10am – 2pm | $400
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

Painting outdoors, students will explore the many facets of the landscape. We will explore composition, develop tonal sketches, achieve perspective, and good color sense, and translate it all into a dynamic landscape painting. Through demonstration and personal artistic guid

Youth Drawing

Ages: 11-14
Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $365
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

Learn the fundamentals of drawing through demonstration and personal artistic guidance. Each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable drawing skills. Students will learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition. Students will work with a variety of drawing supplies from graphite, micron pens, pen and ink, colored pencils and more. Subject matter will include still life, figure/portrait, and landscape.

AUGUST 22 – 26

From Storybooks to Art

Ages 4-5
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

Explore the imaginary world of illustrated children’s books through art. Each class we will read a book together and create whimsical and fun works of art inspired by the story. We will read a range of books by authors such as Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Peter Reynolds and more! Through drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, and simple bookbinding we will express the imagery and interpretation of the stories we read, and even create small storybooks of our own!

Art and Drama Camp

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

This art camp combines a wide range of fine art experiences with the process of theater. The students will develop an idea for a play then write a script, design for costumes, scenery and the playbill. On the last day they will perform their collaboration for the student body and parents. Another focus of this program will be to develop their fine art skills through a variety of art materials and techniques. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance.

Watercolor Washes, Widgeons, Willows and Wurzels to Studies from Nature

Ages: 5-9
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 12pm | $240
Three-Day | August 22 – 24
Thursday & Friday | 9am – 12pm | $190
Two-Day | August 25 & 26

This late summer studio camp will include an exploration and increasing awareness of our natural world through an investigation of various watercolor materials and artwork of different artists. Young artists will develop understanding of blending, mixing, "washing," transparent and opaque effects, dry brush using watercolor sticks, liquid, dry pigment and more.

Watercolor Washes, Widgeons, Willows and Wurzels to Studies from Nature

Ages: 5-9
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4pm | $240
Three-Day | August 22 – 24
Thursday & Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $190
Two-Day | August 25 & 26

This late summer studio camp will include an exploration and increasing awareness of our natural world through an investigation of various watercolor materials and artwork of different artists. Young artists will develop understanding of blending, mixing, "washing," transparent and opaque effects, dry brush using watercolor sticks, liquid, dry pigment and more.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Creative Comics

Ages: 8-12
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

If you have an interest in comic books, creating character driven stories and like to draw, this class is for you! Whether you love Super-heroes, Sci-fi, Manga, Fantasy or The Sunday Funnies, the structure within is all the same. Students will learn about storytelling and pacing, page layout, character design, drawing and composing for comics, simple perspective, inking techniques and some tips on lettering their comics. Students should s personal sketchbook if they have one.

Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 10am – 3pm | $475
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and paint and create some masterpieces! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you will be exploring the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, you will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling and more. Your subject matter can be self-portraits, pet portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes your interest! Together, we will learn more about what makes you a unique and emerging young artist.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | August 22 – 25

Students will have the chance to investigate different photographic practices. We will explore the pinhole camera, the 35mm camera and film, and the digital camera. We will cover principles of photography, composition and design. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students will receive a roll of film and one package of paper.

Exploration of Artists Media

Ages: 11-14
Christine Goldbach
Monday – Friday | 10am – 2pm | $400
Four-Day | August 22 – 26

This workshop will explore various media introducing students to a new way of working or enforce the skills already learned. We will work in a variety of media such as oil paint, various surfaces, giant oil sticks, ink and we will employ new watercolor techniques. Come try some new things and be amazed at what there is out there besides the simple pencil or marker.

Pottery Exploration

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and finally the wheel. We will be creating narrative tiles, bowls, whimsical containers, and animal sculptures. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

AUGUST 29 – 31

Creatures and Animals

Ages: 4-5
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Wednesday | 9:30am – 12pm | $215
Three-Day | August 29 – 31

This workshop will introduce various materials and media including drawing, painting, and sculpture through the theme of real life animals and imaginary creatures. Projects will explore the use of color, line, shape, texture, pattern, and setting.

Art Studio

Ages: 11-13
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4pm | $240
Three-Day | August 29 – 31

Students will stretch their imaginations and refine their artistic skills through exploring various art processes. A wide range of materials and techniques will be introduced, giving each young artist a chance to have fun and make new discoveries. There will be an overview of the elements of art, composition, perspective, and color mixing, as well as drawing, basic printmaking, and sculpture. Influence will be drawn from historical and contemporary artists and from our own imaginations and surroundings.

The Studio Academy Camp

Ages: 5-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 10am – 2pm | $280
Three-Day | August 29 – 31

Campers will witness how to build on a work of art creating a final piece through layering techniques. The academy will include a variety of methods and styles while young artists will develop an understanding of the properties of art materials. Campers will be introduced to works of art by well-known artists and will be encouraged to develop an arts vocabulary in ongoing informal discussions.