2021 Summer Youth Workshops

We’ve designed our themes and have plucked out our favorite projects that are the most friendly to at-home learning, as well as offering in-person options that follow CDC guidelines for schools (contact us for details).  Most materials are included in your tuition.  For online courses, we’ll have materials available for curb-side pick-up or delivery so you don’t have to go shopping, and we’re focusing on projects that use tidier supplies so you can keep messes to a minimum.  If you need supplies mailed to you, we must receive your registration no later than 7 days prior to the start of your workshop.  Otherwise we can provide you with a materials list.  Parents, go have a tall glass of lemonade on the porch and let our expert teachers inspire and encourage your kids!

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Unless otherwise indicated, the artwork accompanying the course listing below is by Nina Chavchavadze.

WORKSHOPS

Week 1

ONLINE, JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD (3rd-7th grades)

Mon-Fri / July 5-9 / 9:30-11:00am / $165

Instructor Nina Chavchavadze

Let us be your tour guide as we make stops around the world to explore contemporary illustration as an expression of the unique characteristics of different cultures.  Each day we’ll be making our own illustrations based on a new artist’s work, learning technique and style from observing today’s master visual storytellers from around the globe.  *Most materials are included in the price and will be available for curb-side pick-up.  If you need delivery, there is an additional $10 charge.

 
 

Week 2

ONLINE, PAPER ARTS (3rd-7th grades)

Mon-Fri / July 12-16 / 9:30-11:00am / $165

Instructor Nina Chavchavadze

Paper becomes a 3D medium in this hands-on workshop.  Using cut-out and layering techniques, we’ll illustrate and assemble gorgeous constructions using stiff paper, watercolors, pen & ink, and scissors.  (Please note:  older children are welcome to use Xacto knives, with parental permission and supervision.  We will not supply any sharp tools for this workshop.)  *Most materials are included in the price and will be available for curb-side pick-up.  If you need delivery, there is an additional $10 charge.

Week 3

ONLINE, ART ON THE HIGH SEAS (3rd-7th Grades)

Mon-Fri / July 19-23 / 9:30-11am / $165

Instructor Nina Chavchavadze

Come on a swashbuckling adventure in art with vikings, mermaids, pirates, and sea creatures!  We’ll use classic comic character and illustration drawing techniques to make nautically-themed environments and characters, including the assembly of a 3D paper boat in which our cut-out original characters can travel.  *Most materials are included in the price and will be available for curb-side pick-up.  If you need delivery, there is an additional $10 charge.

 
 
 

Week 4

ONLINE, CREATE YOUR OWN CHILDREN’S BOOK (3rd-7th grades)

Mon-Fri / July 26-30 / 9:30-11:00am / $165

Instructor Nina Chavchavadze

Young Artists will create their own accordian-style book from scratch, and fill it with exciting adventures with original storytelling.  We’ll learn about character-building, environment creation, and how to put together an effective narrative.  *Most materials are included in the price and will be available for curb-side pick-up.  If you need delivery, there is an additional $10 charge.

 

Week 5

IN-STUDIO, SUMMER DRAWING BOOTCAMP (3rd-7th grades)

Tues-Fri / August 3-6 / 1:30-4:00pm / $200

Instructor Felicia Feldman

Bring the rays of summer sun inside!  We’ll use cheerful landscape photos and beachy scenes to teach young artists how to bring out their best with common drawing supplies such as colored pencils and pastels.  Through practice, they will be exposed to important foundational lessons in composition, color theory, and drawing techniques.  *Materials are included in this course.

 

Week 6

IN-STUDIO, ANIMAL PAINTING (3rd-7th grades)

Tues-Fri / August 10-13 / 1:30-4:00pm / $200

Instructor Felicia Feldman

Using our favorite furry creatures as “models,” we’ll learn how to use water-based paints to create adorable and accurately rendered pet portraits.  You’re welcome to use photos of your own animals!  Topics covered will be composition, light and shadow shapes, color, use of materials, and best painting techniques. *Materials are included in this course.

 

Painting by Felicia Feldman.

 

Week 7

IN-STUDIO, MIXED MEDIA HANDICRAFTS (2nd-5th grades)

Tues-Fri / August 17-20 / 9:00-11:00am / $160

Instructor Michael Korol

Your younger artist will enjoy handicrafts with Michael!  This course is still in development; more details TBA.  *Materials are included.

 

For once-a-week courses that your young artist or teen may enjoy all summer long, click the button below. (Please note: Summer classes are posted by June 1.)

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