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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 18–22

Morning Afternoon

JUNE 25–29

Morning Afternoon

JULY 2–6 *

Morning Afternoon

JULY 9–13

Morning Afternoon

JULY 16–20

Morning Afternoon

JULY 23–27

Morning Afternoon

JULY 30–AUG 3

Morning Afternoon

AUG 6–10

Morning Afternoon

AUG 13–17

Morning Afternoon

AUG 20–24

Morning Afternoon

* ( no classes July 4th)



JUNE 18 – 22 · MORNING

Creatures and Animals

Ages: 4-5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:00pm | $300
Five-Day | June 18 – 22

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.

Food in Art: Abstract Expressionism vs. Realism

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

In the history of art, sliced ham and peeled lemons, thirteen carefully arranged cakes on a canvas, and thin, angular fish with doughy Eucharist bread have appeared in well-known art works though various use of style and expression. In this studio program, children will re-experience food in their lives, and re-interpret their experience using paint, clay, oil pastel, water color, charcoal, papier-mâché, ink, canvas, printmaking, glaze, more. As a result, students will create unique works of art offering new ways of looking at fruits, vegetables, bread, more.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7–10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $360
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. During the week we will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slab construction, coil building and we will sample the wheel. Among our projects we will create tiles, coil creations, pinch pot animals and animal sculptures, and a bowl or two, with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Colored under glazes will be used to finish the creations. 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: Sketching and Painting

Ages: 9–12
Wendy MacCordy
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

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 instruction, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of color, line, and 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: 10–13
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $320
Four–Day | June 18 – 21

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
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | June 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 and mixed media. 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 18 – 21

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.

JUNE 18–22 · AFTERNOON

Art Fun-Damentals

Ages: 4-5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $300
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

Children discover the world of texture, line, shape, and color as they create original artwork. A wide range of basic mediums will be used to develop skills in painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Each term expands the artistic horizon of the children, whether they are new to art or repeating the class.

Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 1pm–4pm | $320
Four–Day | June 18 – 21

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.

Food in Art: Abstract Expressionism vs. Realism

Ages: 7-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | June 18–22

In the history of art, sliced ham and peeled lemons, thirteen carefully arranged cakes on a canvas, and thin, angular fish with doughy Eucharist bread have appeared in well-known art works though various use of style and expression. In this studio program, children will re-experience food in their lives, and re-interpret their experience using paint, clay, oil pastel, water color, charcoal, papier-mâché, ink, canvas, printmaking, glaze, more. As a result, students will create unique works of art offering new ways of looking at fruits, vegetables, bread, more.

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

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 Landscape Painting

Ages: 11-14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

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.

Pottery: Throw On!

Ages: 11–15
Lisa Scroggins
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $360
Five–Day | June 18 – 22

Whether you have taken classes before or have never been on the wheel, during this workshop you will learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel in a supportive environment. We will throw bowls, and learn small plates and vase forms 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.

JUNE 25–29 · MORNING

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4–5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

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!

Studio Art and the Natural World

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

Children 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, flower buds with their delicate attachments, spiral seashells with repeating designs, bumpy bark with changes in color values, opaque and transparency in clouds and bodies of water, and line-filled leaves, more. Sculpture, out-of-doors landscape studies, drawing, painting, ink, oil pastel, collage, printmaking, watercolors, and clay may be explored and developed according to weather conditions. Included will be an introductory exploration of work by well-known artists and an out-of-doors break time.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $360
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. During the week we will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slab construction, coil building and we will sample the wheel. Among our projects we will create tiles, coil creations, pinch pot animals and animal sculptures, and a bowl or two, with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Colored under glazes will be used to finish the creations. 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
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

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 | $310
Four–Day | June 25 – 28

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.

Glass Flame Working

Ages: 11-13
Stephanie Maddalena
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $350
Four–Day | June 25 – 28

Learn what lampworking is all about! Starting at the very beginning, students will learn to make glass beads the way they have been made in Venice for centuries. Students will use colorful glass rods, silver and copper foils and enamels to personalize their beads. No experience is necessary, but students with some experience will have the chance to work with the instructor on more advanced techniques. Students need to wear long sleeves and pants. Must tie back hair.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11–15
Lisa Arnold
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

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 and mixed media. 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 25 – 28

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.

JUNE 25–29 · AFTERNOON

Art Studio Explorers

Ages: 5-7
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

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

Studio Art and the Natural World

Ages: 7-10
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

Children 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, flower buds with their delicate attachments, spiral seashells with repeating designs, bumpy bark with changes in color values, opaque and transparency in clouds and bodies of water, and line-filled leaves, more. Sculpture, out-of-doors landscape studies, drawing, painting, ink, oil pastel, collage, printmaking, watercolors, and clay may be explored and developed according to weather conditions. Included will be an introductory exploration of work by well-known artists and an out-of-doors break time.

Youth Art Studio: The Face

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

This art studio 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.

Youth Drawing

Ages: 11–14
Lisa Arnold
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $390
Five–Day | June 25 – 29

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

JULY 2 – 6 · Morning

(No Classes July 4th)


Art Adventures with Story Books

Ages: 4–5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday & Tuesday | 9:30am–12pm | $180
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

Story telling and creative expression will go hand in hand in this week long camp. Each day we will express delightful imagery inspired by the many storybooks we read. We will be drawing, painting, stamping, sculpting and collaging. Art materials we will use include drawing with markers and pastels, painting with tempera, watercolors, colored sand, mixed medium and sculpting with model magic. Students should bring a paint shirt or smock that they can get paint on.

Camping Adventures: Nature and Animal Studies with Art

Ages: 4-6
Caroline Weihs
Thursday & Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $200
Two–Day | July 5 & 6

In this class, students will embark on a camping adventure. We will take nature walks, read stories, and learn about forests together. Trees and forest animals will be subjects for paintings, drawings, and other exciting projects. As a group, we will prepare for a pretend campout that we will enjoy at the end of the week!

Youth Art Studio

Ages: 6-9
Marta Violette Kot

Monday & Tuesday | 9am–12pm | $200
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

Thursday & Friday | 9am–12pm | $200
Two–Day | July 5 & 6


Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-10
Lisa Scroggins
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri | 9:30am–12:30pm | $320
Four–Day | July 2, 3, 5 & 6

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. During the week we will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slab construction, coil building and we will sample the wheel. Among our projects we will create tiles, coil creations, pinch pot animals and animal sculptures, and a bowl or two, with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Colored under glazes will be used to finish the creations. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Sun Explorers: Art-making and Learning with Light

Ages: 9-12
Caroline Weihs
Monday & Tuesday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $200
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

Students will engage in mindful activities focused around the theme of natural light. Together we will learn about the power of the sun by reading stories and making our own observations. Students will create multimedia artwork such as collaging light-catchers that reflect the changing and beautiful nature of light and shadows.

Pottery Discovery

Ages: 8-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Thursday & Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $220
Two–Day | July 5 & 6

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.

Let's Face It

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday & Tuesday | 9am–1pm | $230
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

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

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Thursday & Friday | 9am–1pm | $230
Two–Day | July 5 & 6

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.

JULY 2 – 6 · AFTERNOON

(No Classes July 4th)


Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot

Monday & Tuesday | 1pm–4pm | $200
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

Thursday & Friday | 1pm–4pm | $200
Two–Day | July 5 & 6

Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme


This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Youth Art Studio: Nature as the Artist's Canvas

Ages: 9–12
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday & Tuesday | 1pm–4pm | $200
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

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.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 10-13
Jon Puzzuoli
Thursday & Friday | 1pm–4pm | $220
Two-Day | July 5 & 6

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 Art Studio: Sketching and Painting

Ages: 11-14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday & Tuesday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $200
Two–Day | July 2 & 3

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 instruction, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of color, line, and 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.

Youth Landscape Painting

Ages: 11-15
Wendy MacCordy
Thursday & Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $200
Two–Day | July 5 & 6

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.

JULY 9 – 13 · MORNING

Art Adventures with Story Books

Ages: 4–5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

Story telling and creative expression will go hand in hand in this week long camp. Each day we will express delightful imagery inspired by the many storybooks we read. We will be drawing, painting, stamping, sculpting and collaging. Art materials we will use include drawing with markers and pastels, painting with tempera, watercolors, colored sand, mixed medium and sculpting with model magic. Students should bring a paint shirt or smock that they can get paint on.

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6-9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $320
Four–Day | July 9 – 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 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.

Sun Explorers: Art Making and Learning with Light

Ages: 7-9
Caroline Weihs
Monday - Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

Students will engage in activities focused around the theme of natural light. Together we will learn about the power of the sun by reading stories and making our own observations. Students will create multimedia artwork such as collaging light-catchers that reflect the changing and beautiful nature of light and shadows.

Creative Comics

Ages: 8–12
David Ferreira
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

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

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

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 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 | $310
Four–Day | July 9 – 12

Students 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.

Glass Flame Working

Ages: 11-13
Stephanie Maddalena
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $350
Four–Day | July 9 – 12

Learn what lampworking is all about! Starting at the very beginning, students will learn to make glass beads the way they have been made in Venice for centuries. Students will use colorful glass rods, silver and copper foils and enamels to personalize their beads. No experience is necessary, but students with some experience will have the chance to work with the instructor on more advanced techniques. Students need to wear long sleeves and pants. Must tie back hair.

Youth Portrait Painting

Ages: 11-14
Shabiroon Veeren
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $390
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

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.

JULY 9 – 13 · AFTERNOON

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Youth Art Studio: Animals, Sea Creatures and More!

Ages: 7-10
Mathew DiGiovanna
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

Working with the theme of animals, sea creatures and much more students will have an opportunity to explore different art materials and processes. Students will learn techniques in printmaking, mixed media, drawing and painting using a variety of media. This course is designed to help each student develop his or her style.

Youth Art Studio: Line Drawing

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

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: 10-13
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 1pm–4pm | $320
Four–Day | July 9 – 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.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11–15
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 9 – 13

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.

JULY 16 – 20 · MORNING

Camping Adventures: Nature and Animal Studies with Art

Ages: 4-5
Caroline Weihs
Monday – Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $300
Five–Day | July 16 – 20

In this class, students will embark on a camping adventure. We will take nature walks, read stories, and learn about forests together. Trees and forest animals will be subjects for paintings, drawings, and other exciting projects. As a group, we will prepare for a pretend campout that we will enjoy at the end of the week!

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | July 16 – 20
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Amazing Aquatic Animal Art

Ages: 7-9
Lisa Scroggins
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 16 – 20

Each day we will explore the animals that live in and around watery habitats such as oceans, ponds, and rivers. We will use different mediums to draw, paint and sculpt creatures such as turtles, frogs, fish, octopuses, sea horses and ducks. Art materials we will use include drawing with markers and pastels, painting with tempera, watercolors, colored sand, mixed medium and sculpting with model magic. The school will provide all materials but students should bring a paint shirt or smock that they can get paint on. Students should bring a light nut-free snack.

Youth Art Studio: Exploring Elements of Art

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 16 – 20

In this workshop students will explore the elements of art (color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value) through various artistic media. Subject matter will include still-life, portraits, landscape, abstraction, sculpture, and more. 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, color mixing, drawing, printmaking and the three-dimensional form.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 16 – 20

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.

JULY 16 – 20 · AFTERNOON

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 16 – 20
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Youth Art Studio: Animals, Sea Creatures and More!

Ages: 9-12
Mathew DiGiovanna
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 16 - 20

Working with the theme of animals, sea creatures and much more students will have an opportunity to explore different art materials and processes. Students will learn techniques in printmaking, mixed media, drawing and painting using a variety of media. This course is designed to help each student develop his or her style.

Exploration of Artistic Mediums

Ages: 11–14
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm– 4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 16 – 20

This workshop will explore various media, introducing students to a new way of working or enforce skills already learned. We will work in a variety of media such as pen and ink, watercolor, giant oil sticks, pastels, collage and more! Students will be encouraged to use their unique imagination through the exploration of layering and combining materials and techniques.

JULY 23 – 27 · MORNING

Whimsical Art Adventures

Ages: 4-5
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | July 23 - 27

Each day we will create colorful and playful art. Children will draw, paint, stamp, collage and sculpt. We will explore many different art techniques while covering basic art skills such as drawing, cutting and color mixing. Children will use various materials including drawing with pastels, painting with tempera, watercolors, and colored sand and sculpting with model magic. Students should bring a paint shirt or smock that they can get paint on.

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | July 23 – 27
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Sun Explorers: Art-making and Learning with Light

Ages: 7-9
Caroline Weihs
Monday - Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 23 – 27

Students will engage in activities focused around the theme of natural light. Together we will learn about the power of the sun by reading stories and making our own observations. Students will create multimedia artwork such as collaging light-catchers that reflect the changing and beautiful nature of light and shadows.

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 23 – 27

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 Pottery

Ages: 10–13
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $320
Four–Day | July 23 – 26

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: Exploring Different Media

Ages: 11–14
Shabiroon Veereen
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 23 – 27

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.

JULY 23 – 27 · AFTERNOON

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 23 – 27
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Pottery Discovery

Ages: 6–9
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Thursday | 1pm–4pm | $320
Four–Day | July 23 – 26

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: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Pop Art!

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 23 – 27

In this workshop we will learn about the Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Pop Art movements. With an emphasis on bold, expressive colors, students will create portraits, landscapes, abstract, and graphic works of art that reflect on our current popular culture and the natural environment. Artists we will discuss include: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and more.

Youth Portrait Painting

Ages: 11-14
Shabiroon Veeren
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $390
Five–Day | July 23 – 27

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.

JULY 30 - AUGUST 3 · MORNING

Amazing Animal Art Adventures

Ages: 4–5
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3

Each day we will create art with amazing animals as our theme. We will explore animals from different environments such as the forest, farms, jungles, oceans and your imaginations. Children will use various materials including drawing with pastels, painting with tempera, watercolors, and colored sand and sculpting with model magic. Students should bring a paint shirt or smock that they can get paint on.

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Character Creation

Ages: 8–12
David Ferreira
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $340
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3

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: Drawing, Painting and More!

Ages: 8–11
Megan Collins
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3

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.

Glass Flame Working

Ages: 11-13
Stephanie Maddalena
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $
Four–Day | July 30 – August 2

Learn what lampworking is all about! Starting at the very beginning, students will learn to make glass beads the way they have been made in Venice for centuries. Students will use colorful glass rods, silver and copper foils and enamels to personalize their beads. No experience is necessary, but students with some experience will have the chance to work with the instructor on more advanced techniques. Students need to wear long sleeves and pants. Must tie back hair.

Let's Face It

Ages: 11–14
Nomi Silverman
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | July 30–August 3

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.

JULY 30 - AUGUST 3 · AFTERNOON

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Youth Art Studio: A Botanical Experience

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3

Students will explore the vast, complex, and colorful world of the botanical through the use of multiple techniques, materials, and artistic processes. Through direct observation of flowers, leaves, and seedpods, combined with inspiration from floral fabrics and contemporary artists, students will create beautifully layered works of art. We will examine ways to define space, light, and color using simple watercolor techniques of washes and layering, wet felting techniques, pen and ink processes, layering with pastels, collaging, and some sculpture.

Youth Drawing

Ages: 11–14
Nomi Silverman
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $390
Five–Day | July 30 – August 3

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 6 – 10 · MORNING

Creatures and Animals

Ages: 4–5
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

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.

LEGOS: Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Wood Sculpting

Ages: 5–9
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

Children will develop understanding of ways in which Legos can be expanded in the making of new and unexpected creations. They may use paint, clay, wood, fabric, oil pastel, canvas, metal, watercolors, charcoal, in building through their Legos concepts, and explore actual Legos for installation and social exploration. Children will learn about drawing and painting skills, "perspective," painting and design. T hey will explore play, risk, inquiry, critique, and imagination in the development of building friendship and works of art. Children are invited to bring their own Legos for group exploration during supervised outside recess.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

In this class a wide variety of art making and dramatic experience. Classical and innovative techniques and materials will be introduced. Practiced in drawing, painting, collage, assemblage, theater and more. The natural inventiveness curiosity and expression of young artists is respected and celebrated. While visual art is the main focus an original dramatic play by the students will be performed for families and friends on the last day of each session along with a moving art exhibition.

Pottery Discovery

Ages: 7-10
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $360
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

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: POP ART!

Ages: 9–12
Megan Collins
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

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.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11–14
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

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.

AUGUST 6 – 10 · AFTERNOON

LEGOS: Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, & Wood Sculpting

Ages: 5–9
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

Children will develop understanding of ways in which Legos can be expanded in the making of new and unexpected creations. They may use paint, clay, wood, fabric, oil pastel, canvas, metal, watercolors, charcoal, in building through their Legos concepts, and explore actual Legos for installation and social exploration. Children will learn about drawing and painting skills, "perspective," painting and design. They will explore play, risk, inquiry, critique, and imagination in the development of building friendship and works of art. Children are invited to bring their own Legos for group exploration during supervised outside recess.

Mixed Media Sculpture

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

Explore the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Students will be encouraged to use the power of their hands, simple tools, and their imagination to create unique sculptures. We will experience sculpture through a variety of materials that may include air-dry clay, wire, wood, found and/or recycled materials, papier-mache, felt, and sculpey. The work of various artists will be introduced to inspire creative thinking.

Teen Pottery

Ages: 10-13
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $360
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

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.

Let’s Face It!

Ages: 11–14
Shabiroon Veeren
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 6 – 10

In this workshop, students will 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.

AUGUST 13 – 17 · MORNING

Muddy Hands

Ages: 4–5
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

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 Studio

Ages 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | August 13 – 17
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–9
Martha Bloom
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

In this class a wide variety of art making and dramatic experience. Classical and innovative techniques and materials will be introduced. Practiced in drawing, painting, collage, assemblage, theater and more. The natural inventiveness curiosity and expression of young artists is respected and celebrated. While visual art is the main focus an original dramatic play by the students will be performed for families and friends on the last day of each session along with a moving art exhibition.

Youth Art Studio: Exploration of Artistic Mediums

Ages: 9-12
Megan Collins
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

This workshop will explore various media, introducing students to a new way of working or enforce skills already learned. We will work in a variety of media such as pen and ink, watercolor, giant oil sticks, pastels, collage and more! Students will be encouraged to use their unique imagination through the exploration of layering and combining materials and techniques.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 10–13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $310
Four–Day | August 13 – 16

In this workshop, students will 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 Drawing

Ages: 11–14
Lisa Arnold
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $390
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

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 13 – 17 · AFTERNOON

Junior Art Studio

Ages: 4-6
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 13 – 17
Every Week Is a Different Exploration/Theme

This creative studio is a place where children will engage their imagination. By stretching, blending, mixing, smudging, layering, squeezing, "erasing," and observing, they will develop knowledge of a variety of artistic techniques and materials. Weekly explorations do not repeat, while paint and clay are always included. Children may explore mixed media sculpture, print making, papier-mâché, life and landscape studies, self-portraits, design through wood and architecture, still-life, collage, more. Artist materials may include oil pastels, watercolor, fabric, ink, clay, artist pencil, wood, canvas, wire, materials from the natural world, more. Introduction to well known artists, arts vocabulary, gentle and open critique, will be enhanced through visits to the Silvermine Gallery and outdoor sculpture walk. This art studio is organized into changing sessions. Out-of-doors break time will allow children a chance to manage expressive small-group games and activities, and enjoy dramatic story telling. Students are encouraged to bring favorite storybooks.

Art and Story Writing

Ages: 5-9
Martha Bloom
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

Visual art and personal expression is the main focus of this workshop. An introduction in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and assemblage and their combination with mixed media will be the focus of this camp. Subjects will include; still life, drawing from the clothed model, and painting abstract and realism will be practiced. Story will be illustrated, studied and prepared by the young authors. Students who are just learning to read and write will have special assistance as needed. Stories. A moving exhibition of all the student’s art will be curated and a reading on the last day of the camp with parents families and friends Stories will be collected to go home for their portfolio at the presentation’s end.

Youth Art Studio: Big Art

Ages: 9–12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 13 – 17

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.

Glass Flame Working

Ages: 11-13
Stephanie Maddalena
Monday–Thursday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $350
Four–Day | August 13 – 16

Learn what lampworking is all about! Starting at the very beginning, students will learn to make glass beads the way they have been made in Venice for centuries. Students will use colorful glass rods, silver and copper foils and enamels to personalize their beads. No experience is necessary, but students with some experience will have the chance to work with the instructor on more advanced techniques. Students need to wear long sleeves and pants. Must tie back hair.

AUGUST 20 – 24 · MORNING

Adventures in Art

Ages: 4–5
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12pm | $300
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

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.

Watercolor Exploration: Landscape and Still Life, Pets and People

Ages: 5–8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 9am–12pm | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

Children will explore different watercolor techniques and materials every day. They will learn about wet and dry watercolor pigments, transparency, opaque uses, metallic and glaze finishes, more, in their exploration on various surfaces. Included will be studies out-of-doors (pending on weather) visit to the Silvermine Gallery, and exposure to works of art by artists re-known for their use of watercolors. Children may explore combining clay and watercolors with new observations.

Art and Drama Studio

Ages: 5–8
Martha Bloom
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

In this class a wide variety of art making and dramatic experience. Classical and innovative techniques and materials will be introduced. Practiced in drawing, painting, collage, assemblage, theater and more. The natural inventiveness curiosity and expression of young artists is respected and celebrated. While visual art is the main focus an original dramatic play by the students will be performed for families and friends on the last day of each session along with a moving art exhibition.

Youth Pottery Exploration

Ages: 7-11
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday–Friday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $360
Five–Day | August 20–24

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. During the week we will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slab construction, coil building and we will sample the wheel. Among our projects we will create tiles, coil creations, pinch pot animals and animal sculptures, and a bowl or two, with plenty of opportunity for free expression. Colored under glazes will be used to finish the creations. 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 | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

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.

Exploring Elements of Art

Ages: 9-12
Jennifer O'Connell Reid
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

In this workshop students will explore the elements of art (color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value) through various artistic media. Subject matter will include still-life, portraits, landscape, abstraction, sculpture, and more. 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, color mixing, drawing, printmaking and the three-dimensional form.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 10–13
Bruce Dunbar
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $310
Four–Day | August 20 – 23

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.

Glass Flame Working

Ages: 11-13
Stephanie Maddalena
Monday–Thursday | 9:30am–12:30pm | $350
Four–Day | August 20 – 23

Learn what lampworking is all about! Starting at the very beginning, students will learn to make glass beads the way they have been made in Venice for centuries. Students will use colorful glass rods, silver and copper foils and enamels to personalize their beads. No experience is necessary, but students with some experience will have the chance to work with the instructor on more advanced techniques. Students need to wear long sleeves and pants. Must tie back hair.

Teen Art Studio

Ages: 11-15
Wendy MacCordy
Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | $420
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

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

AUGUST 20 – 24 · AFTERNOON

Watercolor Exploration: Landscape and Still Life, Pets and People

Ages: 5-8
Marta Violette Kot
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

Children will explore different watercolor techniques and materials every day. They will learn about wet and dry watercolor pigments, transparency, opaque uses, metallic and glaze finishes, more, in their exploration on various surfaces. Included will be studies out-of-doors (pending on weather) visit to the Silvermine Gallery, and exposure to works of art by artists re-known for their use of watercolors. Children may explore combining clay and watercolors with new observations.

Art and Story Writing

Ages: 7-10
Martha Bloom
Monday–Friday | 1pm–4pm | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

Visual art and personal expression is the main focus of this workshop. An introduction in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and assemblage and their combination with mixed media will be the focus of this camp. Subjects will include; still life, drawing from the clothed model, and painting abstract and realism will be practiced. Story will be illustrated, studied and prepared by the young authors. Students who are just learning to read and write will have special assistance as needed. Stories. A moving exhibition of all the student’s art will be curated and a reading on the last day of the camp with parents families and friends Stories will be collected to go home for their portfolio at the presentation’s end.

Travel the Globe with Art

Ages: 9-12
Caroline Lethbridge
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

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 Landscape Painting

Ages: 11–14
Wendy MacCordy
Monday–Friday | 1:30pm–4:30pm | $340
Five–Day | August 20 – 24

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.