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Junior Camps
(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. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

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.

Please contact the School Office at 203-966-6668, Ext. 2 if you have any questions, or to register your child.


Fluffy, Soft, Light and Transparent (Ages: 5-8)

Marta Kot
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm $325
Five-Day June 15 – June 19

How do we re-create feelings and observations that appear as light as a feather, soft as a head of curly hair, fluffy as a cotton tail, solid and large but light and curious, and transparent but untouchable? Campers will explore and re-interpret their world using play, imagination, and observational drawing. They will develop understanding of the unlimited possibilities that exist in using a variety of materials and the relationship of the properties of the materials.


Exploring Pottery (Ages: 6-9)

Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm $280
Four-Day June 22 – June 25

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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to that was created. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.


Adventures in Art (Ages: 4-5)

Wendy MacCordy
Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm $240
Four-Day June 23 – June 26

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 Nature Camp (Ages: 5-8)

Marta Kot
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm $325
Four-Day June 23 – June 26

Over-sized bugs, spiral seashells, bumpy bark, opaque clouds, veiny leaves, campers will re-create nature using a variety of art materials and methods. Sculpture, outdoor landscape mural studies, drawing, painting, and clay will be explored and developed according to weather conditions.


Teen Art Studio Workshop (Ages: 11-13)

Inez Andrucyk
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm $325
Four-Day June 23 – June 26

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.


Creative Comics (Ages: 8-12)

Christine Goldbach
Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $275
Four-Day June 23 – June 26

If you have an interest in comic books, creating character driven stories, and drawing, this is the workshop for you! Whether you love Super-heroes, sci-fi, Manga, Fantasy or comedy, the structure within is all the same. We will touch on all the essential tools you will need to understand the comic book medium. Students will learn all the fundamentals of the storytelling art. Students will learn techniques for developing a story outline, page layout, character design, drawing with perspective, inking, and tips on lettering their comics.


Pottery Exploration

Lisa Scroggins
Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $300
Four-Day June 23 – June 26 (Ages: 6-9)

Tuesday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $300
Four-Day June 23 – June 26 (Ages: 10-14)

Clay is a wonderful, tactile media and in this workshop we will use the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children use a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, slump-molds, coils, and finally the wheel. We will create narrative tiles, animal sculptures, fairy houses and a few bowls. There will be plenty of opportunities for free expression. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they will be empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom! 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.


Art and Books (Ages: 4-5)

Megan Collins
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm $240
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

Every art project will be based on a children's illustrated story. We will read books and explore pastels, watercolor, collage and so much more on these literature inspired projects.


Exploring Pottery (Ages: 6-9)

John Puzzuoli
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm $280
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to that was created. 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 Pottery (Ages: 10-12)

John Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $280
Five-Day June 29 – July 2

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. We will build on the foundation of skills learned in the past and push the projects to a higher level. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. We will explore more sculptural elements and advanced techniques. 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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to everything created. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.


Robots, Legos, Sculpture, Clay and Painting (Ages: 5-8)

Marta Kot
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm $325
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

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. Included can be wood, paint, artist drawing materials, metal, foam, plastic, fabric, clay, more. Campers are invited to bring robots and Legos from home for group exploration during a short recess (at their own risk).


Youth Enameling (Ages: 12-14)

Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 1:00pm $275
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

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 including, stenciling, stamping, sgraffito (scratching through enamel to create patterns), and cloisonné (wire separation enamel). All materials 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.


Youth Painting (Ages: 11-15)

Liza Masalimova
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm $380
Four-Day Workshop June 29 – July 2

Painting can be challenging, yet fun! Beginning with still life projects, students will learn the basic manipulation of oil paint. There will be demonstrations in mixing color, composition, design, painting, different textures, and drawing. Halfway through the course, students will move on to the portrait. Working directly from a life model, students will capture a likeness, mix flesh tones, and gain confidence in their work. Students will receive critiques and will be shown the process of building a painting in layers, glazing, and creating textures.


Exploration of Artists Mediums (Ages: 12-16)

Christine Goldbach
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm $275
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

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.


Drawing, Painting and More (Ages: 8-11)

Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm $325
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

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 June 29 – July 2
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm $300
Four-Day August 17 – August 20

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. Principles of photography, composition and design will be covered. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students receive a roll of film and one package of paper.


Pottery Exploration (Ages: 8-12)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm $300
Four-Day June 29 – July 2

Clay is a wonderful, tactile media and in this workshop we will reflect the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, slump-molds, coils, and finally the wheel. We will create narrative tiles, flower vase for Mom, ocean animal sculpture, desert island treasure box and finally a chance to try out the wheel. We will create narrative tiles, animal sculptures, fairy houses and a few bowls with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom! 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.


Travel the Globe with Art (Ages: 8-12)

Shabiroon vereen
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day July 6 – July 10

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 projects.


Teen Art Studio Workshop (Ages: 11-14)

Inez Andrucky
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm $345
Five-Day July 6 – July 10

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.


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 | $300
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
August 3 – 7
August 10 – 14
August 17 – 21

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 also 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.


Adventures in Art (Ages: 4-5)

Megan Collins
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm $275
Five-Day July 6 – July 10

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.


Color Daze (Ages: 4-5)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm $275
Five-Day July 13 – July 17

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.


From Drawing to Sculpture (Ages: 6-9)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $315
Five-Day July 13 – July 17

In this week long camp we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to a 3 dimensional form. We will be using model magic, cardboard among other materials to bring your artists ideas to life.


Creatures and Animals (Ages: 5-8)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm $380
Five-Day July 13 – July 17

This workshop will introduce various materials and mediums 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.


Junior Art Camp

Marta 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 | $300
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
August 3 – 7
August 10 – 14
August 17 – 21

Art Camp is a place where young artists engage their imagination, real-life associations, reflections and visual transformations while making sense of materials. In stretching, smudging and squeezing, participants will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques. Weekly explorations may include mixed media, clay, sculpture and two-dimensional surfaces. Students may engage in wire, wood, canvas, paint, charcoal, oil pastel, foam core, watercolor and more. The teacher to student ratio is approximately 1 to 4 allowing for the development of individualized artistic expression and effective dialogue. There will be some introduction to art history. The camp is organized into sessions, where during the outdoor break times; children are encouraged to participate in group organized expressive games, dramatic story telling about different artists as well as create their own games.


Let's Face It (Ages: 11-14)

Christine Goldbach
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $360
Five-Day July 13 – July 17

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.


Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital (Ages: 12-15)

Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm $280
Four-Day July 13 – July 16

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. Principles of photography, composition and design will be covered. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students receive a roll of film and one package of paper. Students need to provide a digital camera.


Color Daze (Ages: 6-9)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $310
Five-Day July 20 – July 24

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.


Story Books and Art (Ages: 4-5)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm $275
Five-Day July 20 – July 24

Story telling and creative expression will go hand in hand in this week long camp. We will read a range of books including a few from the Max and Ruby series by Rosemary Wells, 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.


Art Studio Explorers (Ages: 9-12)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day July 20 – July 24

The perfect introductory workshop for our younger students will include painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and some sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on imagination, creative expression, and skills that will help children to develop hand-eye coordination.


Youth Drawing Workshop (Ages: 11-14)

Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm $345
Five-Day July 20 – July 24

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 may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition. Subject matter will include still life, figure/portrait, and landscape.


From Drawing to Sculpture (Ages: 7-10)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day July 27 – July 31

In this week long camp we will be working on starting ideas from drawings and taking them to a 3-dimensional form. We will be using model magic, cardboard among other materials to bring your artists ideas to life.


Creatures and Animals (Ages: 4-5)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm $275
Five-Day July 27 – July 31

This workshop will introduce various materials and mediums 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.


Drawing, Painting and More (Ages: 7-10)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $310
Five-Day July 27 – July 31

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.


Youth Watercolor Landscape Painting (Ages: 11-14)

Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm $380
Five-Day July 27 – July 31

Painting outdoors, around the beautiful Silvermine campus, 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.


Exploring Pottery (Ages: 7-10)

Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $315
Five-Day August 3 – August 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 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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to that was created. 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 Pottery (Ages: 11-14)

Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $315
Five-Day August 3 – August 7

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. We will build on the foundation of skills learned in the past and push the projects to a higher level. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. We will explore more sculptural elements and advanced techniques. 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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to everything created. 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 Books and Art (Ages: 4-5)

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm $275
Five-Day August 3 – August 7

Story telling and creative expression will go hand in hand in this week long camp. We will read a range of books including a few from the Max and Ruby series by Rosemary Wells, 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.


Adventures in Art (Ages: 6-8)

Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 3 – August 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.


Drawing, Painting and More (Ages: 9-12)

Megan Collins
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 3 – August 7

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.


Teen Art Studio Workshop (Ages: 11-14)

Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm $345
Five-Day August 3 – August 7

This workshop will have students 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.


Creatures and Animals (Ages: 4-5)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm $275
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

This workshop will introduce various materials and mediums 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.


Travel the Globe with Art (Ages: 6-9)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $310
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

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 projects.


Art and Drama Camp (Ages: 5-9)

Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 17 – August 21

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 costumes, scenery and 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, such as drawing from the clothed model, still life; collage and three-dimensional assemblage adding painting techniques and some printmaking. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance.


Exploring Pottery (Ages: 11-14)

Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $315
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery camp. We will build on the foundation of skills learned in the past and push the projects to a higher level. 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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to all everything created. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired.


Exploring Pottery (Ages: 7-10)

Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $315
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

Let your child discover a love 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 will be reserved for adding color with under glazes to all that was created. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.


Adventures in Art (Ages: 9-12)

Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 17 – August 21

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.


Drawing, Painting and More (Ages: 9-12)

Megan Collins
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm $450
Five-Day August 10 – August 14

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.


Creative Comics (Ages: 8-12)

David Ferreria
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $315
Five-Day August 17 – August 21

If you have an interest in comic books, creating character driven stories, and like to draw, this is the workshop for you! Whether you love Super-heroes, sci-fi, Manga, fantasy or comedy, the structure within is all the same. We will touch on all the essential tools you will need to understand the comic book medium. Students will learn all the fundamentals of the storytelling art. Students will learn techniques for developing a story outline, page layout, character design, drawing with perspective, inking and tips on lettering their comics. Students should have rudimentary drawing skills and love to draw.


Youth Drawing (Ages: 11-14)

Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $360
Five-Day August 17 – August 21

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 may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition. Students will work with a variety of drawing supplies from graphite, micron pens, to pen and ink, to colored pencils and more. Subject matter will include still life, figure/portrait, and landscape.


Pottery Exploration

Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm $330
Five-Day August 17 – August 21 Ages: 6-9

Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $330
Five-Day August 17 – August 21 Ages: 10-14

Clay is a wonderful, tactile media and in this workshop we will reflect the theme of summer as inspiration. During this workshop children will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, slump-molds, coils, and finally the wheel. We will create narrative tiles, flower vase for Mom, ocean animal sculpture, desert island treasure box and finally a chance to try out the wheel. We will create narrative tiles, animal sculptures, fairy houses and a few bowls with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom! All levels are welcome. Clay pieces takes three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.


Adventures in Art (Ages: 4-5)

Marta Kot
Monday – Wednesday 9:30am – 12:00pm $210
Three-Day August 24 – August 26

Late summer studio exploration for very young children, will provide a way of transitioning into autumn and new life patterns, including exploring a variety of art materials. Art Campers will engage in storytelling and imagination through smushing, mixing, blending, discovering, and reinventing. This studio program will introduce basic techniques through a process of learning and exploration, touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, and tasting. Campers will develop and awareness of hints of the changing season, while developing friendships. They will discuss and explore the creative world through sculpting, painting, drawing and invention.


Art Studio Workshop (Ages: 6-10)

Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Wednesday 10:00am – 2:00pm $275
Three-Day August 24 – August 26

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.


Let's Face It (Ages: 10-14)

Christine Goldbach
Monday – Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm $285
Three-Day August 24 – August 26

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.


Exploration of Artists Mediums (Ages: 10-14)

Christine Goldbach
Monday – Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm $235
Three-Day August 24 – August 26

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, 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 marker.