2023 Summer Youth Workshops

All classes will be in person.  Private online lessons are available upon inquiry.

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Teens may join most adult classes during the summer.  If you have limited availability and don’t see what you need here, check out our Teen Intensive program!


Please refer to our Summer Classes page for once-a-week options.

Week 1

ANIMAL DRAWING & PAINTING (3rd-7th grades)

Tues-Wed-Thurs / July 11-13 / 2:30-5:00pm / $225

Instructor Felicia Feldman

Create adorable and accurately rendered pet portraits! We’ll use our favorite furry creatures as “models” to teach young artists how to bring out their best with common drawing and painting supplies such as colored pencils, pastels, and acrylics.  They will be exposed to important foundational lessons in composition, color, use of materials, and best techniques. Each day we’ll draw or paint a new animal in a new material.  You’re welcome to use photos of your own animals as well! *Materials are included in this course.


Painting by Felicia Feldman


Week 2

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST (3rd-7th grades)

Tues-Wed-Thurs / July 18-20 / 2:30-5:00pm / $225

Instructor Felicia Feldman

Students can use the techniques of artists throughout history to create these unique portraits, using the artist’s own style. For this class, we will use all different media, including acrylics, watercolors, and markers! We will also learn a little bit about each artist’s ideas and techniques. Some artists we will be working with are Kehinde Wiley, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh.

*Materials are included in this course.


Photo and painting:Amedeo Modigliani


Week 3

OIL PAINTING BOOTCAMP (5th-12th grades)

Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri / August 1-4 / 2:30-5:00pm / $275

Instructor Daniel G. daSilva

Bring the rays of summer sun inside with the beautiful, rich experience of painting in oil!  Daniel will walk young artists step-by-step through the proper use of this time-honored medium.  Students will work on a single project steadily through the week as they are taught the principles and techniques relating to color, brush handling, and drawing with paint.  *Materials are included in this course.

Painting by Daniel G. daSilva

Week 4

ILLUSTRATION & PAPER ARTS (3rd-8th grades)

Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri / August 8-11 / 2:30-5:00pm / $275

Instructor Diana O’Brien

This week we’ll explore a variety of hands-on media that are outside the boundaries of traditional pencil and paint.  Illustrator Diana O’Brien has a large pool of skills to draw from, from cyanotypes to pop-up books, and your child will be delighted to learn sophisticated skills they won’t get anywhere else in an uplifting atmosphere with other like-minded young artists.  Students will come away with a book dummy, approximately forty images in an archive they create to build out their own imaginary world, a cyanotype print, pop up visual, and one final illustration pertaining to their created world.  They will be provided a basic instruction manual for their use beyond the class.

*Materials are included in this course.



Week 5 – CLOSED


Tues-Wed-Thurs / August 15-17 / 2:30-5:00pm / $225

Instructor Felicia Feldman

This is the perfect workshop for young artists who love cartooning and anime but are ready for the next step, as well as the young traditional artist who is looking for a figure drawing introduction with a twist.  Many character designers for video games and animation use a synthesis of observation and invention in order to create successful characters.  Likewise, in this class artists will draw the clothed figure in motion with accurate proportions, foreshortening, and shading techniques, while jazzing their drawings up with inventive costumes, hairstyles, and anything else artists want to add to individualize their figures.  This class will be both fun and informative!  We will have a variety of photo images to inspire creativity, but students are welcome to use their favorite superhero or anime character for inspiration. *Materials are included in this course.


Drawing by Felicia Feldman


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