Children's art classes currently enrolling for:

Summer Arts

Jun 22 - Aug 21

Registration Open!
New: Half- day options available.
For your convenience, supplies are included and available in a safe, drive-through pick up!
In addition, families may want to collect the following things as they will come in handy during art projects:
pencil sharpener
scissors
stapler
masking tape
small glass jar for water
paper towels
piece of household sponge
aluminum foil/plastic wrap
paper plates for mixing paint
assorted recycled materials

Summer Arts Online:  How Art Happened
From cave paintings to cubism, humankind has made art to express feelings and ideas. This summer, Danforth Art school will look at the long timeline of art making through the ages to learn about how and why different art forms were invented and also how various cultures influenced the many art movements we know of today. How was paint invented? Who made the first architecture? Why are some sculptures so big? Each week will be a new experience having fun being inspired by different eras and art movements.

Students in Grades 6-8 will enjoy classes designed around specific artistic materials and methods such as Prints & Collage, Sculpture, and Comics, Cartoons & Manga.

Our High School classes allow for concentrated study and portfolio development in subjects such as Portrait & Figure Studies, Painting Techniques, and Fashion Illustration. See Teens: Gr. 9-12 tab for full information.

 

 

 
 
 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for Summer Arts closes each Monday prior to the next week’s classes so that we may assemble supply packets for students.

 

We understand that children vary in their development widely from grade to grade, and offer Summer Arts classes open to a grade range so parents/guardians may select which class best aligns with their child’s developmental level. Please choose either the grade your child completed in June 2020, or the grade your child will enter in September 2020.

 

Membership discount—we are pleased to offer 5% off class cost to museum members. To purchase a membership click here

 

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Session number + Dates
Instructor(s)
Class
 
Level
Price
1
Jun 22 - Jun 26
Session 1: Gr. K-1: Putting Down Roots AM
Gr. K-1
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

This week we will explore how our ancestors stopped hunting and gathering as they began planting and keeping livestock around 8000 BCE. Rock carvings and cave paintings gave way to inventions in pottery, ornamented garments, basketry, formal painting and built structures. This week, we learn about ancient art from the elegant paintings of Minoan culture, to the colossal structures of the Egyptian culture, and the amazing ceramic sculptures and vessels created in Asia. Use lots of fun materials to create paintings, drawings, sculptures and more as we go way back in time to make art! K-1 AM Supply List

 

 

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1
Jun 22 - Jun 26
Session 1: Grades K-1: Putting Down Roots PM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

This week we will explore how our ancestors stopped hunting and gathering as they began planting and keeping livestock around 8000 BCE. Rock carvings and cave paintings gave way to inventions in pottery, ornamented garments, basketry, formal painting and built structures. This week, we learn about ancient art from the elegant paintings of Minoan culture, to the colossal structures of the Egyptian culture, and the amazing ceramic sculptures and vessels created in Asia. Use lots of fun materials to create paintings, drawings, sculptures and more as we go way back in time to make art! K-1 PM Supply List

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1
Jun 22-26
Session 1: Grades 4-5: Putting Down Roots AM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

This week we will explore how our ancestors stopped hunting and gathering as they began planting and keeping livestock around 8000 BCE. Rock carvings and cave paintings gave way to inventions in pottery, ornamented garments, basketry, formal painting and built structures. This week, we learn about ancient art from the elegant paintings of Minoan culture, to the colossal structures of the Egyptian culture, and the amazing ceramic sculptures and vessels created in Asia. Use lots of fun materials to create paintings, drawings, sculptures and more as we go way back in time to make art! 4-5AM Supply List

 

 

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1
Jun 22-26
Session 1: Gr. 6-8: Comics, Cartoons & Manga AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Students entering or emerging from grades 6-8 will explore how artwork and storytelling come together in the form of Comics, Cartoons and Manga. Develop a comic strip with your own invented characters; learn about Japanese comics and how to draw in Manga style; learn how to draw a variety of facial expressions, animate objects, imply motion, and use background space in your story. 6-8 Supply List

 

 

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1
Jun 22 - Jun 26
Session 1: Grades : 6-8: Comics, Cartoons & Manga PM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Students entering or emerging from grades 6-8 will explore how artwork and storytelling come together in the form of Comics, Cartoons and Manga. Develop a comic strip with your own invented characters; learn about Japanese comics and how to draw in Manga style; learn how to draw a variety of facial expressions, animate objects, imply motion, and use background space in your story. 6-8 Supply List

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2
Jun 29- Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. K-1: Becoming Civilized AM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

This week we look at the time period after people started putting down roots, around 1000 BCE. Communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

 

 

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2
Jun 29-Jul 3
Session 2: Grades K-1: Becoming Civilized PM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

This week we look at the time period after people started putting down roots, around 1000 BCE. Communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

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2
Jun 29 - Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 2-3: Becoming Civilized AM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

After people started putting down roots, by around 1000 BCE, communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

 

 

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2
Jun 29-Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 2-3: Becoming Civilized PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week we look at the time period after people started putting down roots, around 1000 BCE. Communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

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2
Jun 29- Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 4-5: Becoming Civilized AM
Gr. 4-5
FULL
Meets 5 days, Jun 29- Jul 3
 

After people started putting down roots, by around 1000 BCE, communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

 

 

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2
Jun 29-Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 4-5: Becoming Civilized PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week we look at the time period after people started putting down roots, around 1000 BCE. Communities grew larger which led to the development of new art forms such as formal architecture, complicated pottery forms, and the use of metal and glass in art. Trading between communities led to city states, with developments in government and religion which led to even more variety in new artwork. Join us this week as we make lots of fun art inspired by amazing Roman mosaics, Greek architecture, Celtic metalwork, and sculptures from Central American cultures.

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2
Jun 29- Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 6-8: Sculpture Explored AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 explore everything related to 3D artwork; including relief sculpture (can hang on the wall), kinetic (moving) sculpture, environmental sculpture (natural materials displayed outside), and more. Inspired by historical and contemporary examples, students will plan and execute a series of pieces using wood, wire, clay, Papier Mache, natural and found materials, textiles and more.

 

 

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2
Jun 29-Jul 3
Session 2: Gr. 6-8: Sculpture Explored PM
Gr. 6-8
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 explore everything related to 3D artwork; including relief sculpture (can hang on the wall), kinetic (moving) sculpture, environmental sculpture (natural materials displayed outside), and more. Inspired by historical and contemporary examples, students will plan and execute a series of pieces using wood, wire, clay, Papier Mache, natural and found materials, textiles and more.

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. K-1: Spice it Up AM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silk road.

 

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. K-1: Spice it Up PM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silkroad.

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 2-3: Spice it Up AM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, Jul 6- Jul 10
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silk road.

 

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 2-3: Spice it Up PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silkroad.

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 4-5: Spice it Up AM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silk road. Session 3 Grades 4-5 AM Section I Supply List and Session 3 Grades 4-5 AM Section II Supply List. Not sure which section you’re in? Email the school at danforthartschool@framingham.edu

 

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 4-5: Spice it Up PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

At this point in history, people have created city states with groups of craftsman conducting a variety of jobs. Travel becomes important to conquer more land, and to trade extra goods for things which are needed. During this period, from around 500 BCE to around 1000 CE, some of our ancestors traveled far and wide along routes through what is now Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. This travel spread ideas about art, religion and culture with developments in materials like metals, leather, glass and textiles like silk. Hop on the caravan this week as we create artwork inspired by the silkroad.

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 6-8: Prints & Collage AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, Jul 6- Jul 10
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 will explore various printmaking processes, using ink and brayers, linoleum blocks and other tools to create unique images that can be printed over and over.  In addition, this class will focus on collage as a process for learning about self-expression, composition, layering and color relationships. Session 3 Grades 6-8 AM Supply List

 

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3
Jul 6- Jul 10
Session 3: Gr. 6-8: Prints & Collage PM
Gr. 6-8
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 will explore various printmaking processes, using ink and brayers, linoleum blocks and other tools to create unique images that can be printed over and over.  In addition, this class will focus on collage as a process for learning about self-expression, composition, layering and color relationships. Session 3 Grades 6-8 PM Supply List

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr.K-1: In the Middle AM
Gr. K-1
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

 

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr.K-1: In the Middle PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 2-3: In the Middle AM
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

 

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 2-3: In the Middle PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 4-5: In the Middle AM
Gr. 4-5
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

 

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 4-5: In the Middle PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

As different cultures and religions begin to grow, sometimes co-existing and sometimes battling, global civilizations went through what’s known as the Middle Ages.  Artwork becomes focused on mythical, spiritual and religious symbols in various styles across the globe during this period, from around 500-1400 CE.  Artisans become specialized, forming craft guilds and developing advanced techniques in painting, stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and tapestries, figurative sculptures, and new architectural styles. We even have written records of the names of some artists! This week, we will explore everything from Mayan carvings, to Byzantine architecture and stained glass, woven tapestries, and Asian pottery, making our own artwork inspired by the Middle Ages.

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 6-8: Upcycled Fashion AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Join the movement toward sustainable fashion in this fun class learning how to modify and upcycle garments to develop your very own signature style. Learn basics of fashion sketching and rendering, along with simple sewing and other “sculptural” techniques to create a series of clothing pieces to represent a mash up of fine art, fashion and sustainability!

 

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4
Jul 13- Jul 17
Session 4: Gr. 6-8: Upcycled Fashion PM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Join the movement toward sustainable fashion in this fun class learning how to modify and upcycle garments to develop your very own signature style. Learn basics of fashion sketching and rendering, along with simple sewing and other “sculptural” techniques to create a series of clothing pieces to represent a mash up of fine art, fashion and sustainability!

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. K-1: Age of Discovery AM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society.  This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.

At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

 

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. K-1: Age of Discovery PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society. This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.
At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 2-3: Age of Discovery Am
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society.  This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.

At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

 

 

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 2-3: Age of Discovery PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society. This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.
At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 4-5: Age of Discovery AM
Gr. 4-5
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society.  This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.

At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

 

Register For Classes
5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 4-5: Age of Discovery PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

By around 1400 CE, Europeans rediscovered ancient Greek and Roman texts which is why this period is known as the Renaissance (French for re-birth). These texts stressed the importance of logic and reason- rather than religion- in creating a successful and educated society. This shift in culture led to dramatic advances in scientific and artistic production with paintings and sculpture focused on realism and the human form, and new engineering techniques allowing for vast open spaces in cathedrals.
At this same time, the Aztecs were thriving in central America, artisans in Japan, Korea and China were creating sophisticated decorative arts and architecture, and various kingdoms throughout Africa used advanced methods in metal and wood working to create artwork. Join us this week to make your own artistic inventions using traditional as well as unusual materials as we have fun learning about all the art happening during the Renaissance period.

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 6-8: Drawing & Painting AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece.  They will look at contemporary examples to inspire exciting artwork of their own.

 

 

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5
Jul 20- Jul 24
Session 5: Gr. 6-8: Drawing & Painting PM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece.  They will look at contemporary examples to inspire exciting artwork of their own.

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. K-1: Over the Top AM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.

This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

 

 

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. K-1: Over the Top PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.
This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. 2-3: Over the Top AM
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.

This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

 

 

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. 2-3: Over the Top PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.
This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

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6
July 27- July 31
Session: 6 Gr. 4-5: Over the Top AM
Gr. 4-5
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.

This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

 

 

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. 4-5: Over the Top PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

For hundreds of years across the globe, explorers have been crossing oceans and continents with many governments, kingdoms, and societies flourishing. By the 1600s, cultures have been connecting- spreading artistic practices, styles and ideas. Drama, luxury and elegance is the new style in much of European art and with the rise of the Protestant faith, still life paintings and portraits become common. This period is known as the Baroque. Around the world, refinements continue in architecture, furniture, textiles, decorative items and artwork, as more people are living in private homes, and investing in objects to pass on to the next generation.
This week, we will “go for baroque” making art inspired by a variety of art from this time period: from the radiant paintings of Vermeer to the dramatic sculptures of Bernini, to the colorful weavings from Southeast Asian peoples, to the wood carvings of the Maori in New Zealand.

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. 6-8: Sculpture Explored AM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 explore everything related to 3D artwork; including relief sculpture (can hang on the wall), kinetic (moving) sculpture, environmental sculpture (natural materials displayed outside), and more. Inspired by historical and contemporary examples, students will plan and execute a series of pieces using wood, wire, clay, Papier Mache, natural and found materials, textiles and more.

 

 

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6
Jul 27- Jul 31
Session: 6 Gr. 6-8: Sculpture Explored PM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 explore everything related to 3D artwork; including relief sculpture (can hang on the wall), kinetic (moving) sculpture, environmental sculpture (natural materials displayed outside), and more. Inspired by historical and contemporary examples, students will plan and execute a series of pieces using wood, wire, clay, Papier Mache, natural and found materials, textiles and more.

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. K-1: Snap Shot AM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

Skipping ahead to the mid- 1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

 

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. K-1: Snap Shot PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

Skipping ahead to the mid-1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 2-3: Snap Shot AM
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, Aug 3- Aug 7
 

Skipping ahead to the mid- 1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

 

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 2-3: Snap Shot PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Skipping ahead to the mid- 1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 4-5: Snap Shot AM
Gr. 4-5
$200
Meets 5 days, Aug 3- Aug 7
 

Skipping ahead to the mid- 1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

 

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 4-5: Snap Shot PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Skipping ahead to the mid- 1800s, the world saw huge discoveries and inventions in transportation, communication and science. The speed of train travel, combined with the speed of communication via telegraph allowed people to think in new ways about everything, including time – and artists were no different. They learned from scientists about how we see color and light, and developed systems to capture a moment in time –inventing photography. Claude Monet and others took this idea of a snap shot of time, and realized they could use splotches of paint to create the impression of an object rather than painting it realistically. This movement, known as Impressionism, changed in the idea of what art is and how to make it- which continued in painting, sculpture, decorative objects and architecture. This week will be a fun exploration of materials, learning about early photographic methods, techniques in impressionism, and new styles of art.

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 6-8:Drawing & Painting AM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece.  They will look at contemporary examples to inspire exciting artwork of their own.

 

 

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7
Aug 3- Aug 7
Session: 7 Gr. 6-8:Drawing & Painting PM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece.  They will look at contemporary examples to inspire exciting artwork of their own.

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. K-1: Machine Age AM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

 

 

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. K-1: Machine Age PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 2-3: Machine Age AM
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

 

 

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 2-3: Machine Age PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 4-5: Machine Age AM
Gr. 4-5
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

 

 

 

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 4-5: Machine Age PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Things started to move much faster all of a sudden in the early 1900s with the widespread use of electricity and the invention of cars, airplanes, radios, movies, telephones, television and so on.  These new machines inspired artists and architects to create streamlined, simplified forms and designs. Artists experimented with color in painting and new materials like plastic in sculpture, and skyscrapers started to be seen in cities. Spend the week zooming along with us, experimenting with materials to create original art inspired by the machine age.

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 6-8: Comics, Cartoons, and Manga AM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

Students will explore how artwork and storytelling come together in the form of Comics, Cartoons and    Manga.  Develop a comic strip with your own invented characters; learn about Japanese comics and how to    draw in Manga style; learn how to draw a variety of facial expressions, animate objects, imply motion, and use background space in your story.

 

 

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8
Aug 10- Aug 14
Session 8: Gr. 6-8: Comics, Cartoons, and Manga PM
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

Students will explore how artwork and storytelling come together in the form of Comics, Cartoons and    Manga.  Develop a comic strip with your own invented characters; learn about Japanese comics and how to    draw in Manga style; learn how to draw a variety of facial expressions, animate objects, imply motion, and use background space in your story.

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. K-1: Art Re-Imagined AM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 10:30AM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

 

 

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. K-1: Art Re-Imagined PM
Gr. K-1
$100
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. 2-3: Art Re-Imagined AM
Gr. 2-3
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

 

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9:Gr. 2-3: Art Re-Imagined PM
Gr. 2-3
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. 4-5: Art Re-Imagined AM
Gr. 4-5
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

 

 

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. 4-5 Art Re-Imagined PM
Gr. 4-5
CLOSED
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

As the world made it through wars, a great depression and chaos, artists continued to work, developing entirely new ways of thinking about and making art. Pablo Picasso and others turned the idea of three dimensions upside down by inventing the concept of cubism. Salvador Dali and others invented the concept of surrealism which focused on unconscious imagery. As they travelled around the world sharing ideas and working in new places, artists re-imagined materials, styles, imagery, and methods so that art eventually became everything in the world around us. This week, we will learn about all the amazing artistic inventions of the middle 1900s, and create a portfolio of paintings, drawings and sculptures that represent our own inventions and ideas.

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. 6-8: Prints and Collage AM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 will explore various printmaking processes, using ink and brayers, linoleum blocks and other tools to create unique images that can be printed over and over.  In addition, this class will focus on collage as a process for learning about self-expression, composition, layering and color relationships.

 

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9
Aug 17- Aug 21
Session 9: Gr. 6-8: Prints and Collage PM
Gr. 6-8
$200
Meets 5 days, 1:00PM-4:00PM
 

This week, students in grades 6 to 8 will explore various printmaking processes, using ink and brayers, linoleum blocks and other tools to create unique images that can be printed over and over.  In addition, this class will focus on collage as a process for learning about self-expression, composition, layering and color relationships.

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Now Available! Gift Certificates for art classes may be purchased through the Register for Classes Link.

 

Important Information for Workshops and Summer Arts

 
Will I need to help my child during an online art class?

With the exception of the Family Workshops, our classes for children are designed for minimal parental involvement, similar to when they are taking place in our studios. Once the students are set up with their home workspace and the correct supplies, a plugged in laptop, and are ready to join the class via the Zoom link, the dynamic will be between the instructor, the lesson, and the students.

How can I keep my house safe from messes and paint spills while my child makes art at home?

Setting up an art space for your child can be a fun and positive activity, since it allows your child to have a space of his or her own, create amazing things, and maybe even learn a little responsibility. However when working with paint, even though they are guided by the instructor, we realize there is potential for spillage and paint travelling to unwanted areas in your home.

Here are our recommendations for working with paint or other messy liquids, especially with younger children:

Select a space that is somewhat close to a sink and is in a basement, recreation area, craft room, or kitchen area, and not close to valued furniture or carpeting. If there is no work table in a desired area try moving a coffee table or card table. Place a plastic tablecloth or shower curtain on the table and the floor under and around the table and place the water jar where they are rinsing their brushes inside of a another bigger container (like tupperware) so it stays contained if knocked over. Place the laptop on a wide shoebox or other support so if something spills the device is elevated. If your child will be using a common area of your home for the class and the workspace is temporary, have your child store their art supplies in a box to be brought out for the class and tucked away neatly when they are finished. And of course, have them wear a fun smock! We hope that by having a few guidelines like these your child can have fun exploring painting in your home.

Are supplies included in Summer Arts Online?

As with our in-person classes, Danforth will provide the specific art supplies children need to enjoy the fun lessons our teachers are designing for online study. Our staff will put together a packet of supplies specific to the class in which each child is registered.  In addition, our team of Studio Assistants has created a personalized portfolio for each child! These supplies and portfolio will be available for you to pick up on the Friday before your class between 12:30- 2:00 PM.  We have designed a drive-through pick up system in which our staff, following COVID protocols, will deliver the items to your vehicle.

What do I do if I cannot pick up the portfolio and supplies on that day?

If you arrive after this pick-up time, the supplies will be transferred to a marked bin at the side of the building. Use the sidewalk/stairs to the right of the building to find the bins. Your supplies/portfolio will be marked with your child’s name. Please be sure to reattach the lid securely when you are done.

Can we register for partial week?

No, we design our program to be a progressive and immersive experience for students so that each day builds upon ideas learned previously. Students create a portfolio of work during the week which is presented on Fridays during a special art exhibition.

 

What is the Beyond the Studio event?

While we can’t meet in person this summer, we have added a new program called Beyond the Studio, an hour-long session held every Wednesday evening for students and families to learn a little more about that week’s theme and to share ideas & artwork. Beyond the Studio is a combination of video presentations and live discussions, along with plenty of time for questions from adults and children alike. To access the Beyond the Studio event, please follow directions in the welcome email you receive from school staff.

We always looked forward to your Friday Student Exhibitions- will there be one for Summer Arts Online?

As we cannot host our usual Friday student exhibition of artwork in the studios, we will be creating a slide show each week featuring works from all classes.  This will be posted on “Summer Arts”, an event on our Facebook page in addition to on our website https://danforth.framingham.edu/learn-create/children-vacation-week/. Please check our Facebook Event page also for creative challenges encouraging children to keep learning and thinking outside the virtual studio!

What are Family Workshops?

Our family workshops are designed to allow all family members to share a fun art-making activity together.

We registered for a workshop/class but now we can’t come. Can we get a refund?

We understand this happens sometimes. Please call the school as soon as possible if you need to cancel a registration. Cancellations received at least 2 weeks prior to start date will receive a full refund. No refund will be issued after this time except in the case of emergencies.

In the case of Family Workshops, cancellations must be received a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to start date. No registration fees will be refunded if a cancellation occurs less than one week (7 full days) prior.

What is your COVID-19 related cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel a registration, you can always call or email us and we will issue you a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee, as long as it is at least 2 weeks prior to the class start date. If the cancellation occurs within two weeks of the classes start date, no refund will be issued. However, if the cancellation is COVID-19 related, we will waive any cancellation fees or policies even if it is within the two week span.