Summer Camps Schedule 2019

Summer Camp Information

All camps are ages 6 and up unless otherwise specified. Please pack a nut-free snack, lunch, water bottle and sunscreen as we go outside for daily walks and lunch breaks.  A typical day includes a walk to Pleasant Street or Reiche playground during our lunch hour.

Cost for one full week (Mon-Fri): $275 | July 4th week 4-day camp: $225 | Half day camps: $130
Tuition is non-refundable. To guarantee your child’s spot, please include the full tuition with your registration form. To hold a spot, a $135 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due no later than June 1st.

For further information or to make a studio visit, please call Beth @ (207) 775-7118 or email us.

Download Summer Camp Registration Form

SESSION 1: June 24 - 28

Painting with Mia Bogyo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

Come paint with us!  Students will have the chance to work with watercolor and acrylic paints as well as mixed media throughout the week. We will explore a variety of painting techniques and color theory while working both indoors and outdoors. It’s a week you won’t want to miss!

SESSION 2: July 1 - 5

Illustration and Drawing with Clare Flore
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday*
* no class on July 4
** this camp is full

This camp will investigate both illustrative and realistic drawing techniques as well as the process and technique of simple book binding with handmade and watercolor paper. We will use the books to explore drawing and painting techniques as well as to journal about our daily projects and field trips. Watercolor and colored pencils will also be used as we engage in a variety of exercises inspired by the natural world around us. 

SESSION 3: July 8 - 12

Watercolor & Nature Drawing with Clare Flore
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

This workshop week will focus on using watercolor as well as fundamental drawing techniques to record observations and inspirations. We will focus on observing the nature of Maine and local surroundings. Students will implement different paper making and manipulating techniques to express their experience and inspiration!

SESSION 4: July 15 - 19

Mixed Media with Anne Ackerman
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

Come explore the fun world of mixed media! Students will create original artwork using a variety of materials and art making processes. Students will learn about color theory and design as they create mixed media paintings, altered pages, collages, prints, books, and relief sculptures! 

SESSION 5: July 22 - 26

Earth Arts with Rachel Romanski
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

Art is all around you! This class will explore 2D and 3D arts as students learn to use nature as both inspiration and medium. We will work together to make our own paintbrushes, nature journals, mandalas, sun prints, collages and more, using found objects such as leaves, twigs, flowers, and rocks. Students will learn the valuable skill of creative problem solving, and gain a renewed appreciation for nature, while channeling inspiration from renowned land artist Andy Goldsworthy. The week will be designed around spending a significant amount of time outdoors, weather dependent.  The students will be responsible for gathering natural materials on jaunts to Deering Oaks Park and the Reiche School garden.

SESSION 6: July 29 - August 2

Puppets and Performance with Nance Parker
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* only 4 spots left!

Have you ever wanted to be on stage? Here is your chance to be a star, and learn about theater from the inside out! Students will learn from local master puppeteer Nance Parker. The week consists of writing a script, creating props and hand puppets using techniques from age old masters, constructing the sets and the main stage. We wrap the week up with a Friday afternoon performance on stage for parents and friends.

SESSION 7: August 5 - 9

Sewing and Fiber Arts with Rose Allard
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8 and up)
* only 4 spots left!

Wear your art on your sleeve, literally!  This class will explore different methods of fabric art and sewing with fun and functional projects. Students will learn the basics of their sewing machines and explore unique surface design through printing and stitching. Students will start with plain fabric, then use artistic stitching, appliqué, printing and painting techniques to create custom innovative designs.

SESSION 8: August 12 - 16

Toddler Camp* with Catherine LaBarre
9am - 11:30am, Monday - Friday (ages 3-5)
* Half day camp
** this camp is full

An introduction to several forms of visual art. Each day will bring a new project that may include drawing, collage, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Come create in a playful way!

Movie Making Boot Camp* with Casey Ledoux
12:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday (ages 11 and up)
* Half day camp
** this camp is full

Have you ever wanted to be a creative director and produce your ideas through film? This is your chance…. students will discover the fun of movie making in a course that covers all aspects of film production including script writing and storyboarding, using cameras effectively for cool, dynamic shots, and editing it all together to make a cohesive short film. Some field trips or group field work around the city might apply.

SESSION 9: August 19 - 23

Clay with Mia Bogyo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full


Let’s get messy! Join us for a week of introductory ceramics. We will be exploring three simple ways of using clay – coil, slab, and pinch. Students will choose one type to focus on and create a small body of work. As a class, we will explore how to alter the surface texture of clay.

SESSION 10: August 26 - 30

Creating Characters - on stage and on paper with Jay Piscopo and Meg Christie
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8 and up)
* this camp is full


Create your very own comic book characters and experience the thrill of bringing your ideas to life on the page and through improvisational theater! This class will run in two halves, beginning with learning all aspects of improvisational theater. You will explore storytelling and physical theater techniques that will bring laughter to your morning and prepare you to create imaginative characters on paper in the afternoon. You will play games, learn to listen, explore how characters express themselves through physical movement, facial expressions and voice. Our work will be about staying in the moment, turning ideas into realities and saying "yes!". The second half of the day will be spent learning professional techniques for drawing, inking and page layout. You will create characters that will come to life. Fun, exciting and interesting characters are what storytelling is all about. With cartooning techniques, you will look at how to use simple shapes to create personalities that are in your imagination and express them with drawing.

PRICING:

Cost for one full week (Mon-Fri): $275 | July 4th week 4-day camp: $225 | Half day camps: $130
Tuition is non-refundable. To guarantee your child’s spot, please include the full tuition with your registration form. To hold a spot, a $135 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due no later than June 1st.

Download Summer Camp Registration Form