Teen art classes currently enrolling for:

Summer Arts

July 8-Aug. 2, 2019

Weeklong, half-day or full-day sessions for High School students in Grades 9-12. Summer Arts Teens classes are for all high school students who wish to explore art concepts, materials, and techniques in a focused art school environment, and for those who are developing their college application portfolios.

Our three-hour classes allow for concentrated study, and are taught by working artists and college instructors. In these high-quality enrichment courses, students will create works that demonstrate their technical skill as well as their creativity. We offer a flexible schedule for half-day classes or full-day immersion, and have added a Fashion Design component and a Portfolio Review class to the schedule with the benefit of access to the Framingham State University Art Department faculty.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. morning classes
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. full day immersion experiences
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. afternoon classes

teens drawing  
teen still life with lights  

We want to help you choose the right teen class. Early bird discounts are offered through April 30, 2019.

*Full day immersion packages—Sign up for a full day session from 9 a.m. –4:30 p.m. for a total cost of $500.

Session number + Dates
Instructor(s)
Grade level + Class name
Price
Register
3
July 8 – July 12
Gr. 9-12
Portrait and Figure Studies
$225
Meets 5 times, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

A must for all students working to create a strong portfolio, this class will explore the structure of the clothed figure and head. Students will learn different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, relationships and movement of the figure in space as well as how to base a figure drawing on a skeletal frame and to render clothing with line and a full range of values.

teen still life with lights
pen and ink male figure
3
July 8 – July 12
Laura Kane
Gr. 9-12
Fashion Illustration
$225
Meets 5 times*, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Other courses taught by Laura: classes in Fashion Design program at FSU university

A studio drawing class focused on illustrating the traditional fashion figure, clothing details, and fabric drape. Students will develop an original illustrated fashion collection with mood board, color story, and fabric swatches.

4
July 15 – July 19
Gr. 9-12
Museum Intensive: Painting Techniques
$225
5 days, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In this innovative class, students will spend time in the Museum, learning about the artwork in exhibits, including the techniques and materials used by the artists. Back in the studio, the instructor will lead demonstrations using these techniques and materials, so that students may create a body of work inspired by the artwork exhibited in the museum.

4
July 15 – July 19
Gr. 9-12
Portfolio Review and Development
$225
5 days, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This class is for serious art students who would like to receive direct input on their portfolio from professors in the Art Department at Framingham State University. After an individual review of each portfolio, students will be guided to make improvements to existing pieces while creating new work as recommended for strengthening portfolios. Faculty will make a second review at the end of the week prior to a student exhibition in the studio. Students should bring any portfolio work they would like reviewed, along with their preferred art materials.

5
July 22 – July 26
Gr. 9-12
Garment Design as Wearable Art
$225
Meets 5 times, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A studio course focused on the design and creation of original garments on half-scale forms using non-traditional materials. Students will create 2-3 original garments using found and recycled materials based on provided design prompts. No sewing experience is necessary.

5
July 22 – July 26
Gr. 9-12
Museum Intensive: Painting Techniques
$225
Meets 5 times, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

In this innovative class, students will spend time in the Museum, learning about the artwork in exhibits, including the techniques and materials used by the artists. Back in the studio, the instructor will lead demonstrations using these techniques and materials, so that students may create a body of work inspired by the artwork exhibited in the museum.

neil's palette
6
July 29 – Aug. 2
Gr. 9-12
Portfolio Review and Development
$225
Meets 5 times, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This class is for serious art students who would like to receive direct input on their portfolio from professors in the Art Department at Framingham State University. After an individual review of each portfolio, students will be guided to make improvements to existing pieces while creating new work as recommended for strengthening portfolios. Faculty will make a second review at the end of the week prior to a student exhibition in the studio. Students should bring any portfolio work they would like reviewed, along with their preferred art materials.

6
July 29 – Aug. 2
Gr. 9-12
Portrait and Figure Studies
$225
Meets 5 times, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This class is for serious art students who would like to receive direct input on their portfolio from professors in the Art Department at Framingham State University. After an individual review of each portfolio, students will be guided to make improvements to existing pieces while creating new work as recommended for strengthening portfolios. Faculty will make a second review at the end of the week prior to a student exhibition in the studio. Students should bring any portfolio work they would like reviewed, along with their preferred art materials.

Teens drawing model at easel
model posing with close up of drawing

Summer Arts Teens FAQ

purple ink figure  
What is full day immersion for Summer Arts Teens?

We developed the Full Day Immersion Program in order to provide an enhanced and more comprehensive experience for teens. Our high school students choosing full day immersion will have the opportunity to work on their own in the studio after lunch, continuing projects from morning or afternoon classes. In addition, they will take advantage of learning directly from professionals working in various fields related to art during our after lunch careers-in-art talks. We have many art world professionals such as painters, photographers, children’s book illustrators, museum professionals, architects and a Project Runway participant, who is a graduate of Framingham State University’s well-known Fashion Design department, Nathalia JMag. The full-day participants will also have the advantage of a private tour of the museum designed specifically for them.

Will we need to buy supplies?

Probably. We have included a list of suggested materials along with the class descriptions. Please call us if you need help figuring out what to buy. 508.215.5116

My child is going into eighth grade but he is really good at art. Can he take a High School class?

We encourage students to take classes with their direct peers. While artistic skills may be advanced, the social atmosphere in our classes is important to the overall learning environment. In this case, the age difference would likely create an uncomfortable experience for both your child and the older students in the class.