Summer Camps Schedule 2018

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): $240 | July 4th week 4-day camp: $200
Tuition is non-refundable. To guarantee your child’s spot, please include the tuition with your registration form. To hold a spot, a $110 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due a month prior to the camp’s start date.

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 25 - 29

Sewing and Printing with Rose Allard
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday  (ages 8 and up)

Wear your art on your sleeve, literally! This class will explore different methods of surface design and sewing with pleasing, innovative 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, and painting techniques to create custom innovative designs.

SESSION 2: July 2 - 6

Storytelling Through Visual and Media Arts with Catherine LaBarre
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Dive into your imagination!  This camp will explore traditional and modern ways of telling stories such as stop motion animation (using iMovie) and simple theater techniques as well as drawing, painting, and collage. The week schedule will be designed to alternate between spending time outdoors, sharing stories through short theater activities, creating props and books, and finally, working on the computer. 

SESSION 3: July 9 - 13

Hand Puppets & Performance with Nance Parker and Catherine LaBarre
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

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 4: July 16 - 20

Mixed Media with Anne Ackerman
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

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 23 - 27

Illustration Arts Through Journaling and Watercolor with Clare Flore
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

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 6: July 30 - August 3

Sculpture with Anne Ackerman
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Come explore the many different ways to create sculptures!  Students will take inspiration from cityscapes and neighborhoods, the natural world, and their imagination to create sculptures using a variety of techniques and materials. Materials will include paper, fibers, found objects (both man-made and natural), paper mache, plaster, and cardboard.

SESSION 7: August 6 - 10

Clay Camp with Mia Bogyo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8-14)

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 8: August 13 - 17

Painting with Mia Bogyo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 6 and up)

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 9: August 20 - 24

Bookmaking and Comic Drawing with Mia Bogyo and Jay Piscopo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8 and up)

Create your very own comic book and experience the thrill of bringing your ideas to life on the page in book form! This class will run in two halves, the first half of the day will be spent looking at book artists and learning the the ins and outs of the folded page. Students will create sculptural books in which comic creations will be incorporated. During the second half of the day, students will learn all aspects of the comic creation process. They will explore storytelling and visual interpretation techniques as well as learn professional techniques for drawing, inking, and page layout. Students will create characters that will come to life on the pages of handmade books. By the end of the week, students will have a multitude of sculptural books and a unique comic anthology!

SESSION 10: August 27 - 31

TBD
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

 

PRICING:

Cost for one full week (Mon-Fri): $240 | July 4th week 4-day camp: $200
Tuition is non-refundable. To guarantee your child’s spot, please include the tuition with your registration form. To hold a spot, a $110 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due a month prior to the camp’s start date.

Download Summer Camp Registration Form