Children's art classes currently enrolling for:
December WorkshopsDec. 26-27
Registrations open now through December 19.
In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Animals in Art. Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.
Full-day (9 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) programs provide six hours of daily art instruction taught by highly qualified, professional artists and art educators.
|8–9 a.m.||*extended morning|
|8:45 – 9 a.m.||drop-off in studios|
|9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||morning classes|
|12 – 12:30 p.m.||lunch|
|12:30 – 1:00 p.m.||creative time|
|1:00–4:00 p.m.||afternoon classes|
|4:00–4:15 p.m.||pick-up in studios|
|4:00–6 p.m.||*extended afternoon|
*AM and PM Extended Day Classes available during registration. Extended day fees are: AM $16/WK & PM $33/WK
We want to help you choose the right Vacation Week Workshop.
We understand that children vary in their development from grade to grade. Please select either the grade the student completed in June 2019, or the grade the student will enter in September 2019. We suggest placing children with peers, regardless of artistic ability.
Registration process—all registration is done using Framingham State University’s class registration portal.
December Vacation Week Workshops
Summer Arts FAQs
Our 2019 Summer Arts program for Grades K-8 is full-day only. For Grades 9-12, we offer half-day classes, and a full day immersion program which is discounted.
Yes, we offer both an Extended Day Morning Session from 8-9 am (Monday-Friday), and an Extended Day Afternoon Session from 4:30-6 pm (Monday- Thursday only). Registration is required for Extended Day and additional fees apply. Children may be registered for Extended Morning ($40/week), Extended Afternoon ($50/week), or for individual sessions as space allows.
Classes have a maximum class size of 12 students per one instructor. In addition to one experienced instructor, each grade K-8 class also has at least one high school or college level assistant in the studio. High School classes have a maximum of 12 students per one instructor.
Yes! We are pleased to offer a discounted Early Bird rate of up to $50 per class, available for a limited time until Monday, April 30, 2019. A Multi-Week Discount is also available for all Grade K-8 classes. Register your child(ren) for more than one week of Summer Arts and you’ll pay the listed price for each registration for the first full week, and receive 10% off each registration for each additional full week. There is no additional discount applied during the week of July 1-3 or to Extended Day sessions. The Multi-Week discount applies to the regular rate and to the Early Bird rate. This year, we have added a Full Day Immersion discount for High School classes! This is applicable to both the regular and early bird pricing.
We understand this happens sometimes. Please call the school as soon as possible if you need to cancel a registration. Cancellations received at least 3 weeks prior to start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to start date will be refunded less a 10% cancellation fee per class. No refund will be issued after class start date except in the case of emergencies.
We offer convenient, supervised curbside drop-off and pick-up at the school. Each family will be given a placard to display on their dashboard for use during pick-up. Watch for an email with specific instructions, and please follow signs regarding drop-off and pick-up lanes and traffic patterns. Guardians/caregivers are welcome to accompany their children into the building at any time. Curbside and walk-in drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9am, Monday through Friday. *Please be aware we will not be able to accept students before 8:45 unless they are registered for extended day.
For afternoon only High School students: There is no supervised curbside drop off for afternoon classes. Students may be dropped off from 1:15-1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
For all students: Pick up is from 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm Monday through Thursday only. On Friday, starting at 4:15 pm, families are invited to view the week’s creations on exhibit and pick up their children’s portfolio of artwork. There is no curbside pickup on Fridays.
There is no curbside pick-up for students enrolled in Extended Afternoon sessions.
Sure. Please make sure to list all adults who are authorized to pick up children during registration. For the safety of your child, if a different adult must pick up your child, please call the School Office to provide us with their information. Please remind the adult who is picking up your child that they will be required to provide a photo ID.
Yes! This year for Summer Arts, we ask the question “What’s the Story?” exploring the relationship between stories and images. Students in Grades K-5 will be inspired by weekly story categories such as It’s a Mystery, Intergalactic, and Amazing People. Instructors will use the illustrations and ideas from the stories to lead projects which will allow individual expression for each child. Through painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture, students will learn about scale, color, value, shape, texture and line- the foundations of art- and will go home with a portfolio of amazing artwork. Students in Grades 6-8 will enjoy classes designed around specific artistic materials and methods, developing skills and concepts- and will also go home with an impressive portfolio. Our High School classes allow for concentrated study as well as portfolio development and are taught by working artists and college instructors.
No, students need to bring their own, nut-free lunches. Supervised lunch takes place from 12:00pm to 12:30 pm. Each morning and afternoon class will have a short snack and stretch break. Please pack two healthy snacks and a water bottle labeled with the student’s full name. Tip: make sure your child knows which food to save for lunch and what to eat as a snack! All students are asked not to bring snacks or lunches that, to the extent verifiable, contain nuts, tree nuts, or products containing those ingredients. However, we do not inspect people’s belongings, and cannot guarantee that all participants will comply. Please alert the school office if your child has a serious allergy.
We ask all parents to let us know anything about your child that will help us accommodate his/her learning needs. Please contact the School Administrator, Noelle Fournier, at 508-215-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any special circumstances your child may have. We will do our best to accommodate them.
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