Summer Program

summer 2018 (check back early spring)


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Ages 4 – 6

A Painter a Day

June 26th – 30th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This week we will learn about 5 famous artists and their paintings! We will create a painting a day inspired by each artist. Monday, Pablo Picasso. Tuesday, Henry Matisse. Wednesday, Vincent Van Gogh. Thursday, Andy Warhol. Friday, Jackson Pollock. $25 materials fee.

BEACH WEEK

July 3rd – 7th (no class July 4th)
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
It is summer in theArtRoom and we are bringing the beach indoors! We will explore with sand, water and sun. Our drawing, painting and sculpture projects will all be “BEACH” inspired. $25 materials fee.

DRAWING & PAINTING

August 28th – 31st
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We will explore drawing and painting while creating original pieces of ART! We’ll have fun experimenting to draw in unusual ways and will paint using tempera paints we’ve made ourselves! This week promises lots of hands on FUN! $25 materials fee.


Ages 6 – 10

BEACH WEEK

July 3rd – 7th (no class July 4th)
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
It is summer in theArtRoom and we are bringing the beach indoors! We will explore with sand, water and sun. Our drawing, painting and sculpture projects will all be “BEACH” inspired. $25 materials fee.

Drawing and Painting Animals 

July 31st – August 4th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Children will learn to draw and paint their favorite animals. We will explore drawing a variety of poses to illustrate movement. Our young artists will have the opportunity to draw from life with live animals in the studio each day! Children will work in charcoal, pencil, paint and pastels. $25 animal model fee.

RECYCLE ART* 

August 7th – 11th
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This week is all about creating with recycled materials. We will turn “trash into treasure” by working in 2D and 3D. We will experiment with drawing, painting and sculpture using plastic packaging, recycled board, food wrappers and more! All supplies are included. *Please note: we will use packaging from food products.

Pop-Up book design 

August 14th – 18th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Do you love to draw and illustrate? This week is all about bringing your drawings to life. Each artist will illustrate a picture book of their own (no writing necessary). We will learn how to create and build pop-ups and put our creative drawing and paintings into a real book! $25 materials fee.


9 – 12

Sculpture 

August 21st – 25th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Children will explore sculpture with clay, wood, wire, fabrics and more! If you love to build things or would like to learn more about how to turn an idea into a sculpture, this class is for you! We will look at the work of several artists for inspiration! $25 materials fee.

Fashion Design I 

July 17th – 21st
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discover what it takes to be a successful fashion designer. Students will learn how professional designers use color, fabric, texture and pattern. We will discuss design elements, styles and trends. Each student will create a personal project, beginning with a mood board and fashion sketch and ending with a complete garment made of non-traditional materials. We’ll complete the week with an informal fashion show for parents and friends. Note: No sewing required. $25 materials fee. 

Life-size Self Portraits

July 24th – 28th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our young artists will create a life-size self portrait from board and paint. We will discuss and observe details from our hair to our clothes to our shoes creating another “me”. Once completed, we will silhouette each painting and add an easel back for free standing. $25 materials fee. 

Marionette Puppets

August 7th – 11th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children will sketch and design their own original puppet and bring it to life using papier-maché, fabric and wood. $25 materials fee.  


AGES 13 & up 

Open Studio I

July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Studio II

August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Studio will allow artists to explore and create individually while working one-on-one with the instructor. Students will have the opportunity to build their portfolio, work on current or develop new projects of their choice. An introduction to a variety of techniques and materials will be covered. $25 materials fee.

Fashion Design II 

July 10th – 14th
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We are so excited to have artist/designer Elizabeth Saitta lead this class. Our designers will discover what it takes to be a successful fashion designer. Students will work with mostly organic materials in monochromatic tones to create their original design. Each designer will work on a dress form to create, fit and alter their piece. We will complete the week with a gallery display of all the final designs. Family and friends are invited to join us for an artist reception at the end of the week. Details will be provided. This class is for students entering 8th – high school. Note: No sewing required. $25 materials fee. 

MONOCHROMATIC Portraits: PASTEL ON BLACK BOARD

July 11th – 14th
Tuesday – Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Students will work with one color (monochromatic) to learn about values, tints and contrast. We will look at and think about the various ways artists, like Warhol, broke up the facial structure and value changes in his work. Students will work in oil pastel on black board. $25 materials fee.

DRAWING 101

August 1st – 4th
Tuesday – Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sharpen your ability to draw what you see! Whether you’re a beginner or just want to brush up on your drawing skills, this class will inspire and challenge you with simple exercises and demonstrations covering spatial relationships, light and shadow, perspective and texture.  Sketchbooks will be provided. $25 materials fee. 

Oil Painting 101

August 8th – 11th
Tuesday – Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Safely learn the techniques of painting in oil. Complete a painting on a stretched canvas using non-toxic water mixable oil paint. $25 materials fee.