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Summer Art Studios & Workshops
Ages 4 – 12

Silvermine Summer Art Studios offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, to have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and to meet friends. Students learn and experience creativity in the professional and nurturing environment. Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

Students should bring a NUT-FREE snack. 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.

Please contact the School Office, 203.966.6668, ext. 2, Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm with any questions or to register.

View By Available Weeks

JUNE 19-23 JUNE 26-30 JULY 5-7 JULY 10-14 JULY 17-21 JULY 24-28 JULY 31-AUG. 4 AUG. 7-11 AUG. 14-18 AUG. 21-25 AUG. 28-30




WEEK OF JUNE 19 – 23

Creatures and Animals

Ages 4-6
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

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.

Robots, Castles, Lego Design, Sculpture and Painting

Ages: 7-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

In building castles and robots, and developing perspectives on a 2-d surface, children 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 artist drawing materials, metal, foam, plastic, fabric, more. Children are invited to bring robots, Legos, and other objects from home for group exploration during supervised outside recess.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium and in this workshop we will reflect on the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children 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 Pottery

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Four-Day | June 19 – 22

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

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.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 12-14
Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday | 10am –1pm | $300
Four-Day | June 19 – 22

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. The school will provide all materials 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.

Robots, Castles, Lego Design, Sculpture and Painting

Ages: 7-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

In building castles and robots, and developing perspectives on a 2-d surface, children 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 artist drawing materials, metal, foam, plastic, fabric, more. Children are invited to bring robots, Legos, and other objects from home for group exploration during supervised outside recess.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | June 19 – 22

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 workshop 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 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.

Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 9-12
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

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: Throw On!

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

Whether you have never touched clay or you have taken classes before, during this five-day wheel throwing workshop you will learn the basics of working on the potter's wheel in a supportive environment. We will construct simple projects using the basic forms of cylinders, bowls and plates, and decoration techniques (including glazing) will be taught with lots of hands-on instruction and demonstrations. The school provides the clay. 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 Fashion Illustration

Ages: 12-17
Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday | 1:30am – 4:30pm | $375
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

This workshop is geared to the serious student who wants to learn stylized approaches to drawing the fashion figure and face. Exaggeration is the key to fashion illustration. All figure drawing rules are replaced with extreme and fun fashion drawing steps. We will also learn how to create inspiration boards, key for any designer. Learn how to create your own look for your fashion designs, work in various media to create formal illustrations, and acquaint yourself with the great fashion illustrations from the 1920's and on.


WEEK OF JUNE 26 – 30

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4–5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

Explore the tactile world of clay! Children will explore a variety of ceramic methods including pinch pots, slabs, coil building and extruding. Projects might include hand-built mugs, flower vases, bowls, wall pockets, narrative tiles, animal sculptures, and more!

Art Studio and the Natural World

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

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 workshop 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 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.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 8-12
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | June 26 – 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.

Youth Art Studio: POP ART!

Ages: 9-12
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

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 Landscape Painting

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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 guidance, each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable painting skills. Students may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 12-14
Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 1pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

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. The school will provide all materials 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.

Art Studio and the Natural World

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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

Youth Art Studio: The Face

Ages: 9-12
Caroline Letherbridge
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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.

Expressive Art: Surrealism – Abstract Expressionism

Ages: 11-14
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

Inspiration will be drawn from the Abstract Expressionist painters who filled their canvases with fields of color, abstract forms, and gestural marks to create unique works of art. Together we will examine the improvisatory techniques these artists used and their connection to the Surrealist movement before them. Various methods will be explored such as automatic drawing, drip painting, color-field painting, and "dream-scapes." Young artists will be encouraged dig deep into their imaginations and allow their creativity to flow freely.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 10-12
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.

WEEK OF JULY 5 – 7

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Wendy MacCordy
Wednesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $220
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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.

Blobby Urchin and Angular Fish: Food in Art

Ages: 6-9
Marta Violette Kot
Wednesday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Artist such as de Heem painted sliced ham and peeled lemons, Wayne Thiebaud carefully arranged 13 cakes on canvas using variations of favorite colors, Dali combined thin, angular fish with doughy Eucharist bread in his art. Today children can experience their own pop-up restaurant, cupcake shop, and local/organic/ sustainable food in multiple sizes, textures, and colors, in this three-day studio. They will re-present the food of their times, organize and express through artist materials and tell stories. They may use clay, fabric, paper mache, paint, foam, oil pastels, and other materials.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 5-7
Jon Puzzuoli
Wednesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $275
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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 workshop 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 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.

Junior Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Wednesday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $275
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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 Art Studio: Drawing, Painting & More!

Ages: 8-11
Victoria Fry
Wednesday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $295
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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!

Youth Portrait Painting

Ages: 11-15
Nomi Silverman
Wednesday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $330
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

This workshop will work with a clothed model exploring both the face. Students may work with a variety of 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 skills while gaining self-confidence.

Food in Art: Blobby Urchin and Angular Fish

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Wednesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Today children are experiencing the pop-up restaurant, cupcake shop, and local/organic/ sustainable food in multiple sizes, textures, and colors. In this three-day studio exploration, they will re-present the food of their times, organize and express through artist materials and tell stories. They may use clay, fabric, paper mache, paint, foam, oil pastels, and other materials. In 1648, de Heem painted sliced ham and peeled lemons. In the 1960ies, Wayne Thiebaud carefully arranged 13 cakes on canvas using variations of favorite colors. Dali grew up on the coast of Spain and he combined thin, angular fish with doughy Eucharist bread.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 9-12
Victoria Fry
Wednesday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 11-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Wednesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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! T he last day 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: Throw On!

Ages: 11-15
Lisa Scroggins
Wednesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

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.


WEEK OF JULY 10 – 14

Color Daze

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 7-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 10 – 13

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 session 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 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 10 – 14

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 bring a personal sketchbook if they have one.

Youth Art Studio: Big Art: Large Scale Expressionism

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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. We will draw inspiration from historical and contemporary artists and use unconventional tools such as brooms to paint with! Students will learn to express themselves individually within the context of a larger piece while witnessing firsthand the effect large-scale artworks can make on its surroundings.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

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

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.

Youth Landscape Painting

Ages: 11–14
Victoria Fry
Monday – Friday | 9am –1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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 guidance, each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable painting skills. Students may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Art in an Underwater World

Ages: 6-8
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4 pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

In this workshop we will explore the creatures that live in underwater habitats such as oceans, ponds and droplets of water. Each class we will use different mediums to draw, paint and sculpt creatures including turtles, frogs, fish, octopuses, jelly fish and microscopic life forms.

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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!

Teen Pottery

Ages: 11-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 10 – 13

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.

Mixed Media Sculpture

Ages: 13-15
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

Explore the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Use the power of hands and imagination to create sculptures. Junior artists will experience sculpture through a variety of materials that may include clay, wire, papier-mâché, and sculpty. The work of various artists will be introduced to inspire creative thinking.

Creative Comics

Ages: 13-17
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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 a personal sketchbook if they have one.


WEEK OF JULY 17 – 21

Story Book Art Adventures

Ages: 4–5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

In each class we will read a few exciting picture books and create art inspired by that weeks themes. Drawing in pastels, colored sand, painting and sculpting in model magic will be some of the art materials we will explore.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Youth Art Studio; Nature as the Artist’s Canvas

Ages: 9-12
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

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.

Youth Art Studio: Fiber Arts Fun

Ages: 8-11
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Spark your creativity with the magical world of Fiber Arts! Together we will learn the basics of weaving, fabric dying & 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.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Victoria Fry
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

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, painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Funky and Wild Sculptures

Ages: 8-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

In this week long camp we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to a 3-D form. Students will create wild and whimsical sculptures, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. We will be using self-hardening clay, paper mache, cardboard and other materials to bring your artists ideas to life. Self-portraits and robots will be among our themes. This workshop will be sure to inspire and challenge.

Expressive Art: Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism

Ages: 11-13
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Inspiration will be drawn from the Abstract Expressionist painters who filled their canvases with fields of color, abstract forms, and gestural marks to create unique works of art. Together we will examine the improvisatory techniques these artists used and their connection to the Surrealist movement before them. Various methods will be explored such as automatic drawing, drip painting and color-field painting.


WEEK OF JULY 24 – 28

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Character Creation

Ages: 8-12
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

Do you want to learn how to make great characters for animation, comics, picture books, games and fantasy? In Character Creation you will learn everything you need to know to bring the characters you imagine to life. We will use expression, color, shape, movement and design and discuss making costumes and clothing that work. Students will learn the standards used by animators and artists to create several characters in class. This will be a fun experience for those that like to draw. A personal sketchbook is recommended but not required.

Youth Art Studio: Sketching and Painting

Ages: 9-12
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

Students of all levels of experience who want to explore the magic of drawing and painting are invited to join this fun class. Through group and one-on-one instructions, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of color, line, texture and shape techniques while exploring different styles of modern artists. Projects include drawing and painting from still life, landscape, portraiture and students' own creations.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | July 24 – 27

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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: 11-14
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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, 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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28 Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 24 – 27

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 workshop 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 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.

Story Teller

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

In this weeklong workshop students will create an original story. They will create their own characters and write a story to go along with their characters. Through drawings, paintings and some sculpting, students will gain a new understanding of how to use and combine a wide range of art materials. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal expression while they use their imaginations to create their own story.

Sketchbook Drawing

Ages: 11-14
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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.


WEEK OF JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

Art in an Underwater World

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

In this class we will explore the creatures that live in underwater habitats such as oceans, ponds and droplets of water. Each class we will use different mediums to draw, paint and sculpt creatures including turtles, frogs, fish, octopuses, jelly fish and microscopic life forms. The school will provide all materials.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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 workshop 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 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.

Nature Art Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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.

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 8-11
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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.

Let's Face It

Ages: 11-14
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Funky and Wild Sculptures

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4 pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

In this week-long session we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to a 3-D form. Students will create wild and whimsical sculptures, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. We will be using self-hardening clay, paper mache, cardboard and other materials to bring your artists ideas to life. Self-portraits and robots will be among our themes. This workshop will be sure to inspire and challenges.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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 | July 31 – August 4

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.


WEEK OF AUGUST 7 – 11

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday –Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | July 7 – 11
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

This art studio 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.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

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 workshop 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 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.

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 8-11
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

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.

Expressive Art: Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism

Ages 11-14
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

Inspiration will be drawn from the Abstract Expressionist painters who filled their canvases with fields of color, abstract forms, and gestural marks to create unique works of art. Together we will examine the improvisatory techniques these artists used and their connection to the Surrealist movement before them. Various methods will be explored such as automatic drawing, drip painting, color-field painting, and "dream-scapes." Young artists will be encouraged dig deep into their imaginations and allow their creativity to flow freely.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 7 – 11
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Youth Art Studio: Fiber Arts Fun

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

Spark your creativity with the magical world of Fiber Arts! Together we will learn the basics of weaving, fabric dying & 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.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 11-15
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.

Exploring Sculpture with Various Mediums

Ages: 11-14
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

Working with various art materials, some traditional and non-traditional, students will use their imagination and individual expression. Through this approach, students will gain an appreciation for mark making, layering, and surface building. Explore the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Junior artists will experience sculpture through a variety of materials. The work of various artists will be introduced to inspire creative thinking.

Youth Jewelry Making

Ages: 11-13
Davina Ramansky
Wednesday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $250
Three-Day | August 9 – 11

Teens will be introduced to tools and skills needed to create handmade metal objects and jewelry. Soldering, sawing, drilling and finishing techniques will be covered. Students will learn fundamental techniques that will allow them to explore the exciting material of metal and how to manipulate it! For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Funky and Wild Sculptures

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4 pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

In this week-long session we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to a 3-D form. Students will create wild and whimsical sculptures, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. We will be using self-hardening clay, paper mache, cardboard and other materials to bring your artists ideas to life. Self-portraits and robots will be among our themes. This workshop will be sure to inspire and challenges.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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 | July 31 – August 4

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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.


WEEK OF AUGUST 14 – 18

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4–5
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

Explore the tactile world of clay! Children will explore a variety of ceramic methods including pinch pots, slabs, coil building and extruding, Projects may include hand-built mugs, flower vases, bowls, wall pockets, narrative tiles, animal sculptures, and more! Children will learn to finish each piece by colorful painting.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | August 14 – 18
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

This art studio 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.

Junior Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

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 workshop 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 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 Art Studio: POP ART!

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

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 and Robert Rauschenberg.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | August 14 – 17

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 Pottery

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. 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 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 Jewelry Making

Ages: 11-13
Davina Ramansky
Monday – Wednesday | 10am – 1pm | $250
Three-Day | August 14 – 16

Teens will be introduced to tools and skills needed to create handmade metal objects and jewelry. Soldering, sawing, drilling and finishing techniques will be covered. Students will learn fundamental techniques that will allow them to explore the exciting material of metal and how to manipulate it! For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 14 – 18
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Youth Art Studio: Big Art

Ages: 9-12
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

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.

Youth Drawing

Ages: 11-14
Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $375
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

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 21 – 25

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4-5
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12pm | $290
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

This art studio 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 Exploration

Ages: 7-11
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $350
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

Whether you have never touched clay or you have taken classes before, during this three-day wheel throwing workshop you will learn the basics of working on the potter's wheel in a supportive environment. We will construct simple projects using the basic forms of cylinders, bowls and plates, and decoration techniques (including glazing) will be taught with lots of hands-on instruction and demonstrations. The school provides the clay. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office 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 21 – 25

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 a personal sketchbook if they have one.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 10-13
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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, painting, printmaking and the three-dimensional form. Projects will change each session for students who wish to repeat.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 10-13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $300
Four-Day | August 21 – 24

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.

Junior Art Studios

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25
Each Week has a Different Theme

Studio art studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, smudging, squeezing, layering, blending, and observing, children will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat and clay and painting are always included. Other explorations may involve mixed media, sculpture, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, and wood design. Students may engage in watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal, paint, conte crayon, wire, canvas, and materials from the natural world. They will have opportunity to consider materials that shine, glo-in-the-dark, with furry surfaces, more. Included is an introduction to art history, arts vocabulary, and visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk and garden. The art studio is organized into changing sessions and during out-of-door break-time. children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, in developing new games, and dramatic story telling about different artists.

Youth Art Studio: Expressionism

Ages: 9-12
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-14
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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.


WEEK OF AUGUST 28 – 30

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 1pm | $295
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

This art studio 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 Exploration

Ages: 7-11
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Wednesday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $250
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

Whether you have never touched clay or you have taken classes before, during this three-day wheel throwing workshop you will learn the basics of working on the potter's wheel in a supportive environment. We will construct simple projects using the basic forms of cylinders, bowls and plates, and decoration techniques (including glazing) will be taught with lots of hands-on instruction and demonstrations. The school provides the clay. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

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

Ages: 9-12
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 12pm | $250
Three-Day | August 28 – 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, students 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. Students will take home a portfolio of sketches, studies and a self-portrait that displays an accumulation of their studio exploration.

Summer Landscape Painting and Drawing

Ages: 7-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

Summer lights and darks bring unexpected colors and will be explored in this workshop using a variety of artist painting and drawing materials. The studio understanding will include exposure to art history and seasonal paintings and drawings. Techniques to achieve effects with light and color will be demonstrated and explored.

Pottery: Throw On!

Ages: 12–16
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day Workshop | August 28 – 30

Whether you have never touched clay or you have taken classes before, during this three-day wheel throwing workshop you will learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel in a supportive environment. We will construct simple projects using the basic forms of cylinders, bowls and plates, and decoration techniques (including glazing) will be taught with lots of hands-on instruction and demonstrations. The school provides the clay. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.