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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. The Art Studios run for 10 weeks beginning on June 20 through August 26. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

Please call the School Office at 203.966.6668, Ext. 2 to register or you can download our registration form from the website to mail or fax (203.966.8570) to our office. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Students should bring a NUT-FREE snack. 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.



JULY 18 – 22

Summer Art Studios

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

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

Summer Youth Art Studio

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325
Expressionism
July 18-22

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

Muddy Hands

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

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

Nature Art Exploration

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

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

Let's Face It

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

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

Teen Art Studio Workshop

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 18 – 22

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

JULY 25 – 29

Summer Art Studios

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

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

Summer Youth Art Studio

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325
Post-Impressionism, Light and Color
July 25-29

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

Adventures in Art

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

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

Junior Pottery Workshop

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

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This 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.

Pottery Workshop

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery 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 Portrait Painting

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

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

AUGUST 1 – 5

Summer Art Studios

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

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

Summer Youth Art Studio

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325
Surrealism, Dreams and the Subconscious
August 1-5

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

Story Books and Art

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

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

Color Daze

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

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

Junior Pottery Workshop

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

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This 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.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 7-9
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

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

Pottery Workshop

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

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

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 1 – 5

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

AUGUST 8 – 12

Summer Art Studios

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

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

Summer Youth Art Studio

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325
LINE
August 1-5

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

Adventures in Art

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

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

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

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 Workshop

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

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This 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.

Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 7-10
Jennifer O'Connell
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

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

Pottery Workshop

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery 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: 11-15
Inez Andrucyk
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 8 – 12

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

AUGUST 15 – 19

Summer Art Studios

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

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

Summer Youth Art Studio

Jessica Ginsberg
9am to 12pm · Ages: 8–11
1pm to 4pm · Ages: 9–12
Students may enroll in one or more week-long sessions
Five-Day Session–Monday through Friday | $325
Post Modern Art
August 15-19

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

Creatures and Animals

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

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

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

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 Workshop

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

Let your child discover a love of creating in 3-D with clay. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. This 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.

Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

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

Fiber Arts Fun

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

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

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

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

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

Pottery Workshop

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery 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 Landscape Painting

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 15 – 19

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

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

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

AUGUST 22 – 26

From Storybooks to Art

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

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

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

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 for the student body and parents. Another focus of this program will be to develop their fine art skills through a variety of art materials and techniques. There will be an exhibition of their work on the last day along with the dramatic performance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pottery Exploration

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

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

Creative Comics

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

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

Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

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

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

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

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

Exploration of Artists Media

Ages: 11-14
Christine Goldbach
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $370
Five-Day | August 22 – 26

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

Pottery Exploration

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

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

AUGUST 29 – 31

Creatures and Animals

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

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

Art Studio

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

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

The Studio Academy Workshop

Ages: 5-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 10am – 1pm | $235
Three-Day | August 29 – 31

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