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Summer Teen Workshops
Ages: 12 – 17

Summer Teen Art Academy at Silvermine will inspire young artists with challenging, fun and unique opportunities for creative expression. Led by professional teaching artists, and featuring structured learning in a safe and supportive environment, Silvermine summer programs in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewelry are your young artist’s pathway to new artistic adventures.

Students should bring a NUT-FREE light 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 through Friday from 9am to 5pm for any questions or to register.

View By Available Weeks

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




WEEK OF JUNE 19 – 23

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Teen Art Studio

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

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

Youth Enameling

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

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. The school will provide all materials unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Painting the Landscape

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

Students will learn to simplify the general order of a landscape and quickly capture the main components of how light changes as the sun shifts positions. Students will work on at least two separate paintings and gain a greater understanding of the subtle shifts of light. Composition, drawing, color and tone, as well as different approaches from varying schools in the realm of landscape painting, will be discussed.

Youth Metal Sculpture

Ages: 14-17
Mark Andreas
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $400
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. There will be demonstrations of various pieces of equipment, including oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding. Among many other lessons, forging will introduce students to the concept of annealing and hardening of metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Exploring Adobe Photoshop

Ages: 14-17
Jessica Yankura
Tuesday – Thursday | 11am – 2pm | $280
Three-Day | June 20 – 22

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop but felt a little bit overwhelmed by all of the tools and options? This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of the digital imaging software in a fun and relaxed way in order to make you comfortable with the program. We will learn about the basic tool functions, adjustment options and other ways to create artwork that moves beyond straightforward photography. Students should bring a flash drive or external hard drive (at least 4GB storage), and materials to work with including photographs of personal importance, etc. Class time will be spent learning about the software, with time for individual work and discussions about the course materials. Students should bring a laptop with any version of Photoshop pre-installed on it. If students do not have a laptop with Photoshop on it, a limited number of computers are available in the studio. Please notify the school at the time of registration if you have a computer to use or if you need to use a computer in the studio.

Drawing, Painting and More

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

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

Pottery: Throw On!

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

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

Youth Fashion Illustration

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

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

Exploring Sculpture

Ages: 13-17
Mark Andreas
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4:30pm | $400
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the art of sculpture. Students will be exposed to contemporary and modern sculptors and have an opportunity to work hands-on with the materials learning the techniques and methods of sculpture. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting in clay, wood and metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Journalistic Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Erin McLaughlin
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

Have you always wanted to get better at drawing from life but haven't been sure where to start? In this class, we’ll use personal sketchbooks and go out into the world and draw what we see in a variety of different materials. Pen, Ink, Watercolor, we’ll develop a full sketchbook of work based on observational drawing around Silvermine’s sprawling campus. These drawings will include drawings of people, nature, and buildings so students can learn to work quickly and loosely, developing their drawing skills in the world around them. This weeklong teen camp will cover the basics of observational drawing.

Figure Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $375
Five-Day | June 19 – 23

Students will start by capturing the dynamics and energy of a pose, using fast sketches and gestural drawings. The students will work from a live nude model. Students will receive personal attention in the process of creating a fully modeled figure drawing, as well as attaining knowledge of representing the human form in a convincingly realistic manner. Parental permission is required due to the use of professional male and female nude figure models.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 14-17
Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 19 – 22

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. The school will provide all materials unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.


WEEK OF JUNE 26 – 30

Youth Pottery Exploration

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

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

Youth Art Studio: POP ART!

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

We will learn about the Pop Art movement while creating original works of art that reflect our current popular culture. Students will create collages using magazines and contemporary imagery that tells stories of their generation; create collograph prints using found objects, and explore graphic design and advertising in art. Artists we will discuss will include: Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Rauschenberg.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

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

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

Youth Landscape Painting

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

Painting outdoors, students will explore the many facets of the landscape. We will explore composition, develop tonal sketches, achieve perspective, and good color sense, and translate it all into a dynamic landscape painting. Through demonstration and personal artistic guidance, each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable painting skills. Students may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition.

Youth Enameling

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

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. The school will provide all materials unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Youth Wood Working

Ages: 13-17
Mark Andreas
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $400
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. Students will learn the art of carving wood and creating functional 3-dimensional artwork. There will be an introduction to tools such as chisels, rasps and gouges. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing. Long hair must be tied back.

Hands, Feet and Face

Ages: 13-16
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $375
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

You can stop hiding the hands in pockets and running the feet off the page. This workshop will teach you the easy way to incorporate those dreaded appendages. We will also work on drawing the face in different views.

Youth Art Studio: The Face

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

This week we will explore in depth the human face and facial proportions as our subject matter in self-portrait and portraiture. We will also learn how to draw the figure from live models. The self-portrait is a valuable learning tool and has been used by artists through the centuries from Rembrandt to Van Gogh.

Expressive Art: Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Pottery: Throw On!

Ages: 13–17
Lisa Scroggins
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

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

Youth Oil Painting

Ages: 13-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $375
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

Teens will learn about the beautiful and unique features of painting. We will learn about setting up a palette, color mixing, media, care of materials, and safety. Students will be guided through the process of creating painting. Composition and perspective will be taught as we work both in the studio and outside.

Youth Enameling

Ages: 14 – 17
Gail Bradshaw
Monday – Thursday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

Discover the magic of fusing glass to metal. Create amazing, colorful pendants, and other small pieces of jewelry. Basic introduction includes preparation and application of enamel, working with opaque and transparent colors and a variety of dry sifting techniques. Explore experimental as well as traditional techniques. The school will provide all materials unless the use of fine silver is desired. For safety reasons, long pants and closed toe shoes are required in the studio. No experience necessary.

Youth Metal Sculpture

Ages: 14-17
Mark Andreas
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4:30pm | $400
Five-Day | June 26 – 30

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. There will be demonstrations of various pieces of equipment, including oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding. Among many other lessons, forging will introduce students to the concept of annealing and hardening of metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 14-17
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | June 26 – 29

Students will have the chance to investigate different photographic practices. We will explore the pinhole camera, the 35mm film camera and the digital camera. Principles of photography, composition and design will be covered. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students receive a roll of film and one package of paper. Students need to provide a digital camera. No experience necessary.


WEEK OF JULY 5 – 7

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting & More!

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

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

Youth Portrait Painting

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

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

Exploring Sculpture

Ages: 13-17
Mark Andreas
Wednesday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $295
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the art of sculpture. Students will be exposed to contemporary and modern sculptors and have an opportunity to work hands-on with the materials learning the techniques and methods of sculpture. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting in clay, wood and metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Manga Inspiration

Ages: 13-17
Justin Wiest
Wednesday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $270
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Develop your own character from a basic armature to a full black and white or color rendering. We will look at various poses from a reference model to initiate the creative process. Demonstrations on setting, proportion, and foreshortening will be given. Students will be encouraged to draw group compositions with story telling elements.

Travel the Globe with Art

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! 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: Throw On!

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

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

Youth Wood Working

Ages: 13-17
Mark Andreas
Wednesday – Friday | 1pm – 4:30pm | $295
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. Students will learn the art of carving wood and creating functional 3-dimensional artwork. There will be an introduction to tools such as chisels, rasps and gouges. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing. Long hair must be tied back.

Character Creation

Ages: 14-17
Erin McLaughlin
Wednesday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Build your own world and characters to populate it, or redesign your favorite classic characters! Teens will learn the basic principals of character creation and design, including costuming and environment, in this weeklong workshop. We will look at popular movies, games, and cartoons, and learn from the best as we create our own cast of characters and bring them to life.

Youth Landscape Painting & Drawing

Ages: 13–16
Nomi Silverman
Wednesday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $250
Three-Day | July 5 – 7

Painting outdoors, around the beautiful Silvermine campus, students will explore the many facets of the landscape. We will explore composition, develop tonal sketches, achieve perspective; 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.


WEEK OF JULY 10 – 14

Creative Comics

Ages: 8-12
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

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

Youth Art Studio: Big Art: Large Scale Expressionism

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

Go big with your art! Young artists will be encouraged expand their imaginations by creating large-scale works of art, both collaboratively and on an individual level. Subject matter might include self-portraits, imaginative landscapes, floral or geometric designs, and abstract art. We will draw inspiration from historical and contemporary artists and use unconventional tools such as brooms to paint with! Students will learn to express themselves individually within the context of a larger piece while witnessing firsthand the effect large-scale artworks can make on its surroundings.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

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

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

Youth Landscape Painting

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

Painting outdoors, students will explore the many facets of the landscape. We will explore composition, develop tonal sketches, achieve perspective, and good color sense, and translate it all into a dynamic landscape painting. Through demonstration and personal artistic guidance, each student will develop their unique artistic voice and gain informed and valuable painting skills. Students may work with a variety of drawings to learn the traditional techniques such as proportion, shading, and composition.

Youth Landscape Painting & Drawing

Ages: 13–16
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

Painting outdoors, around the beautiful Silvermine campus, students will explore the many facets of the landscape. We will explore composition, develop tonal sketches, achieve perspective; 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 Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Mixed Media Sculpture

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

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

Creative Comics

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

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

Hands, Feet and Face

Ages: 13-16
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1:30m – 4:30pm | $375
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

You can stop hiding the hands in pockets and running the feet off the page. This workshop will teach you the easy way to incorporate those dreaded appendages. We will also work on drawing the face in different views.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 14-17
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | July 10 – 13

Explore Polaroid; digital and the original instant photograph Tintypes. Students will work in each process, and across processes, and explore Polaroid 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 Polaroid and tintypes. The school provides cameras. No experience necessary.

Youth Jewelry

Ages: 14-17
Margaret Brady
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 10 – 14

Learn the basic techniques of jewelry making in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Create key chains, pendants, earrings and rings out of sheet metal and wire. Learn the basics of sawing, drilling, texturing, bending, and polishing jewelry. Wire wrapping techniques can be used to connect pieces, make clasps, and add ear wires. The metal provided by the school includes copper, brass and nickel. Students are welcome to bring and work in sterling silver. Suggestions on where to purchase sterling silver and other optional supplies will be discussed in class. Safety glasses as well as a sketchpad and sharpie marker are needed for class. No experience is necessary.


WEEK OF JULY 17 – 21

Youth Art Studio; Nature as the Artist's Canvas

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

We will learn about artists who use nature as their subject matter as well as artists who use natural materials to create art. We will use the outdoors as our classroom, painting and drawing from what we see around us. Young artists will also make sculptural installations using natural materials and create nature-based prints.

Youth Art Studio: Fiber Arts Fun

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

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

Teen Art Studio

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

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

Manga Inspiration

Ages: 13-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $365
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Develop your own character from a basic armature to a full black and white or color rendering. We will look at various poses from a reference model to initiate the creative process. Demonstrations on setting, proportion, and foreshortening will be given. Students will be encouraged to draw group compositions with story telling elements.

Figure Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $375
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Students will start by capturing the dynamics and energy of a pose, using fast sketches and gestural drawings. The students will work from a live nude model. Students will receive personal attention in the process of creating a fully modeled figure drawing, as well as attaining knowledge of representing the human form in a convincingly realistic manner. Parental permission is required due to the use of professional male and female nude figure models.

Expressive Art: Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism

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

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

Youth Jewelry

Ages: 14-17
Margaret Brady
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Learn the basic techniques of jewelry making in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Create key chains, pendants, earrings and rings out of sheet metal and wire. Learn the basics of sawing, drilling, texturing, bending, and polishing jewelry. Wire wrapping techniques can be used to connect pieces, make clasps, and add ear wires. The metal provided by the school includes copper, brass and nickel. Students are welcome to bring and work in sterling silver. Suggestions on where to purchase sterling silver and other optional supplies will be discussed in class. Safety glasses as well as a sketchpad and sharpie marker are needed for class. No experience is necessary.

Drawing the Landscape

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | July 17 – 21

Students will learn to simplify the general order of a landscape and quickly capture the main components of how light changes as the sun shifts positions. Students will gain a greater understanding of the subtle shifts of light. Composition, drawing, color and tone, as well as different approaches from varying schools in the realm of landscape, will be discussed.


WEEK OF JULY 24 – 28

Character Creation

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

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

Youth Art Studio: Sketching and Painting

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Exploring Different Media

Ages: 11-14
Jessica Hughes
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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

Youth Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $450
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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.

Sketchbook Drawing

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

Inspiration strikes at the oddest moments, and keeping a sketchbook allows you to collect such inspiration and record your ideas, play, experiment, and work through your creative process freely on each page. We will draw inspiration from nature, books, magazines, music, maps, photographs, and more. Students will be encouraged to use their sketchbook as a tool for honing their drawing skills, to experiment with new materials or processes, and as a place where they can record moments, memories, and thoughts freely.

Figure Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $375
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

Students will start by capturing the dynamics and energy of a pose, using fast sketches and gestural drawings. The students will work from a live nude model. Students will receive personal attention in the process of creating a fully modeled figure drawing, as well as attaining knowledge of representing the human form in a convincingly realistic manner. Parental permission is required due to the use of professional male and female nude figure models.

Character Creation

Ages: 13-17
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | July 24 – 28

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


WEEK OF JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

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

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

Let's Face It

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

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

Youth Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $450
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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.

Travel the Globe with Art

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

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

Teen Pottery

Ages: 10-14
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Portrait Painting

Ages: 13-17
Nomi Silverman
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $375
Five-Day | July 31 – August 4

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.


WEEK OF AUGUST 7 – 11

Youth Art Studio: Drawing, Painting and More

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

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

Expressive Art: Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism

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

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

Youth Oil Painting

Ages: 13-17
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $400
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

Teens will learn about the beautiful and unique features of painting. We will learn about setting up a palette, color mixing, media, care of materials, and safety. Students will be guided through the process of creating painting. Composition and perspective will be taught as we work both in the studio and outside.

Youth Art Studio: Fiber Arts Fun

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Exploring Sculpture with Various Mediums

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

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

Youth Drawing

Ages: 13-16
Shabiroon Vereen
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $375
Five-Day | August 7 – 11

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.


WEEK OF AUGUST 14 – 18

Youth Art Studio: POP ART!

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

We will learn about the Pop Art movement while creating original works of art that reflect our current popular culture. Students will create collages using magazines and contemporary imagery that tells stories of their generation; create collograph prints using found objects, and explore graphic design and advertising in art. Artists we will discuss will include: Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Rauschenberg.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

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

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

Teen Pottery

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

Let your child's love of clay continue and build in this pottery workshop. Each day will have a unique project that gives each student room to explore their own spin on a topic. More sculptural elements and advanced techniques will be explored. We will use slabs, pinch pots, coils and various texturing tools to turn a lump of earth into a piece of art! The last day we will add color with under glazes. Clay pieces take three to four weeks to be fired. The school office will notify parents when pieces are ready to be picked up.

Youth Fashion Illustration

Ages: 13-17
Lisa Arnold
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $375
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

This workshop is geared to the serious student who wants to learn stylized approaches to drawing the fashion figure and face. Exaggeration is the key to fashion illustration. All figure drawing rules are replaced with extreme and fun fashion drawing steps. We will also learn how to create inspiration boards, key for any designer. Learn about fashion illustration blogging and illustration. The Internet offers so much in terms of keeping on top of the newest looks and you can learn how to showcase your drawings.

Youth Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 9am – 1pm | $450
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

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

Youth Art Studio: Big Art

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

Go big with your art! Young artists will be encouraged expand their imaginations by creating large-scale works of art, both collaboratively and on an individual level. Subject matter might include self-portraits, imaginative landscapes, floral or geometric designs, and abstract art. Students will learn to express themselves individually within the context of a larger piece while witnessing firsthand the effect a mural can make on its surroundings.

Youth Drawing

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

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

Hands, Feet and Face

Ages: 13-16
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $375
Five-Day | August 14 – 18

You can stop hiding the hands in pockets and running the feet off the page. This workshop will teach you the easy way to incorporate those dreaded appendages. We will also work on drawing the face in different views.

Exploring Photography: Polaroid, Tintype and Digital

Ages: 14-17
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | August 14 – 17

Explore Polaroid; digital and the original instant photograph Tintypes. Students will work in each process, and across processes, and explore Polaroid 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 Polaroid and tintypes. The school provides cameras. No experience necessary.


AUGUST 21 – 25

Pottery Exploration

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

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

Creative Comics

Ages: 8-12
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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

Teen Art Studio

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

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

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

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

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

Introduction to Illustration

Ages: 13 – 17
Erin McLaughlin
Monday – Friday | 10am – 1pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

Students will learn to illustrate using gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and pen & ink. Through demonstrations on how to set up a page, layout design and place text will be included. Students will learn the ins and out of different markets of illustration, and how to tell a story with art. Students are given a sketchbook to practice drawing from life inside and outside of class.

Youth Metal Sculpture

Ages: 14-17
Justin Perlman
Monday – Friday | 9am – 12:30pm | $400
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. There will be demonstrations of various pieces of equipment, including oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding. Among many other lessons, forging will introduce students to the concept of annealing and hardening of metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Figure Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:30pm | $375
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

Students will start by capturing the dynamics and energy of a pose, using fast sketches and gestural drawings. The students will work from a live nude model. Students will receive personal attention in the process of creating a fully modeled figure drawing, as well as attaining knowledge of representing the human form in a convincingly realistic manner. Parental permission is required due to the use of professional male and female nude figure models.

Youth Art Studio: Expressionism

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

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

Teen Art Studio

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

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

Creative Comics

Ages: 13-17
David Ferreira
Monday – Friday | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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

Pottery: Throw On!

Ages: 12–16
Jon Puzzuoli
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $350
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

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

Exploring Sculpture

Ages: 13-17
Justin Perlman
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4:30pm | $400
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

Students will be introduced to the art of sculpture. Students will be exposed to contemporary and modern sculptors and have an opportunity to work hands-on with the materials learning the techniques and methods of sculpture. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting in clay, wood and metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Exploring Photography: Pinhole, Film and Digital

Ages: 14-17
Bruce Dunbar
Monday – Thursday | 1pm – 4pm | $300
Four-Day | August 21 – 24

Students will have the chance to investigate different photographic practices. We will explore the pinhole camera, the 35mm film camera and the digital camera. Principles of photography, composition and design will be covered. Film cameras will be available for students to use during class sessions. Students receive a roll of film and one package of paper. Students need to provide a digital camera. No experience necessary.

Painting the Landscape

Ages: 14-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 4pm | $325
Five-Day | August 21 – 25

Students will learn to simplify the general order of a landscape and quickly capture the main components of how light changes as the sun shifts positions. Students will work on at least two separate paintings and gain a greater understanding of the subtle shifts of light. Composition, drawing, color and tone, as well as different approaches from varying schools in the realm of landscape painting, will be discussed.


WEEK OF AUGUST 28 – 30

Pottery Exploration

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

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

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

Ages: 9-12
Marta Violette Kot
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 12pm | $250
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

We will be introduced to an exploration of how to make sense of ways of re-interpreting facial parts; naming parts and understanding how their function can be interpreted in a drawing, on a "filled head." Through exploration of individual parts and by using a variety of materials and techniques, students will create "real" interpretations combined with new ways of re-presenting ones self. Included will be a variety of artist materials for drawing, painting, sealing, collage, and sketching. Students will take home a portfolio of sketches, studies and a self- portrait that displays an accumulation of their studio exploration.

Manga Inspiration

Ages: 13-17
Justin Wiest
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 12:30pm | $260
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

Develop your own character from a basic armature to a full black and white or color rendering. We will look at various poses from a reference model to initiate the creative process. Demonstrations on setting, proportion, and foreshortening will be given. Students will be encouraged to draw group compositions with story telling elements.

Youth Wood Working

Ages: 13-17
Justin Perlman
Monday – Wednesday | 9am – 12:30pm | $295
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

This is an intensive workshop for all levels. We will learn the methods and techniques to create traditional, contemporary and functional three-dimensional pieces of art. Students will learn the art of carving wood and creating functional 3-dimensional artwork. There will be an introduction to tools such as chisels, rasps and gouges. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing. Long hair must be tied back.

Summer Landscape Painting and Drawing

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

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

Pottery: Throw On!

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

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

Exploring Sculpture

Ages: 13-17
Justin Perlman
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4:30pm | $295
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

Students will be introduced to the art of sculpture. Students will be exposed to contemporary and modern sculptors and have an opportunity to work hands-on with the materials learning the techniques and methods of sculpture. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting in clay, wood and metal. Students should wear work boots, long pants and sleeved cotton clothing and bring work gloves. Long hair must be tied back.

Journalistic Drawing

Ages: 14-17
Erin McLaughlin
Monday – Wednesday | 1pm – 4pm | $250
Three-Day | August 28 – 30

Have you always wanted to get better at drawing from life but haven’t been sure where to start? In this class, we'll use personal sketchbooks and go out into the world and draw what we see in a variety of different materials. Pen, Ink, Watercolor, we'll develop a full sketchbook of work based on observational drawing around Silvermine's sprawling campus. These drawings will include drawings of people, nature, and buildings so students can learn to work quickly and loosely, developing their drawing skills in the world around them. This weeklong teen camp will cover the basics of observational drawing.