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Summer Arts for Grades 1-8

June 21–August 19, 2016  Summer Arts 2016 for Children Going into Grades 1-8


Registration for Summer Arts 2016 is open.
Click to download the Summer Arts catalog [PDF].

Summer Arts for Children (Going into Grades 1–8)

Week-long classes for Children:  June 27–August 19, 2016
No-Snow Bonus Workshops:       June 21–22 and June 23–24, 2016

A World of Creative Exploration Awaits…

Escape the summer heat and enter a world of imaginative exploration inspired by sets of opposites! Gigantic and microscopic! Past and future! Inside and outside! The opportunities for creative discovery and innovative art-making are endless! Through painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and ceramics, students going into grades 1-8 in Fall 2016, will learn about scale, color, value, shapes, texture and line – the foundations of art—inspired by clever weekly themes. (See the Summer Arts - Teens page for offerings for students going into grades 9–12).

At a Glance

      •  8 week-long sessions June 27–August 19
      •  No-Snow Bonus Workshops: Two-day workshops June 21–22 & June 23–24
      •  Sunny, air-conditioned art studios
      •  Convenient curb-side drop-off and pick-up
      •  Register for morning (9am–12pm), afternoon (1pm–4pm), or both
      •  Each week is different! Your child will not repeat projects if registered for more than one
             week-long session.
      •  Register your child/teen for the grade s/he will attend in September 2016

Summer Class Schedule

      AM Curbside Drop-off 8:45–9am
  Morning Classes 9am–12pm
  Morning Curbside Pick-up (M–Th) 12–12:15pm
  Supervised lunch 12:15-1pm
       Free for students registered in both AM and PM classes ONLY
   
  PM Curbside Drop-off 12:45–1pm
  Afternoon Classes 1–4pm
  Afternoon Curbside Pick-up (M–Th) 4–4:15pm
  Extended Afternoon ( M–Th) 4–5pm
      For an additional fee- Registration required

Required Form and Resources to Print-at-Home

      •  Click to download/print REQUIRED Parent/Guardian Release Form (prints to 8.5” x 11” paper)
      •  Click to download/print Summer Arts 2016 brochure (prints to 8.5” x 14” paper)
      •  Click to download/print Summer Arts 2016 catalog [PDF, use landscape mode to print 8.5”x11”]

No-Snow Bonus Week!

Still having nightmares about last year’s make-up snow days and summer vacation delays? Danforth Art School is ready for any scheduling interruptions this year, and is offering a flexible option for the first week of school vacation!

Register your child now for our two-day workshops on June 21-22, or June 23-24. If additional snow days keep your child in school past their scheduled summer release date, you’ll receive a no-hassle refund on the affected workshop if you cancel by June 1, 2016.

Summer Arts 2016 Classes by Grade (Going Into Grades 1–8)

1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 Extended Afternoon  

Going Into GRADES 1–2
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session A Jun 21–Jun 22 (2 days) 2D Art (Work/Play) CLAY (Work/Play)
Session B Jun 23–Jun 24 (2 days) 2D Art (Curved/Straight) 3D Art (Curved/Straight)
 
Session 2 Jun 27–Jul 1 2D Art (Past/Future) CLAY (Past/Future)
Session 3 Jul 5–Jul 8 (4 days) 2D Art (Inside/Outside) 3D Art (Inside/Outside)
Session 4 Jul 11–Jul 15 CLAY (Gigantic/Microscopic) 2D Art (Gigantic/Microscopic)
Session 5 Jul 18–Jul 22 3D Art (Motion/Stillness) 2D Art (Motion/Stillness)
Session 6 Jul 25–Jul 29 2D Art (City/Country) CLAY (City/Country)
Session 7 Aug 1–Aug 5 2D Art (Up/Down) 3D Art (Up/Down)
Session 8 Aug 8–Aug 12 CLAY (Man-Made/Natural) 2D Art (Man-Made/Natural)
Session 9 Aug 15–Aug 19 3D Art (Night/Day) 2D Art (Night/Day)

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Going Into GRADES 3–4
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session A Jun 21–Jun 22 (2 days) 3D Art (Work/Play) 2D Art (Work/Play)
Session B Jun 23–Jun 24 (2 days) CLAY (Curved/Straight) 2D Art (Curved/Straight)
 
Session 2 Jun 27–Jul 1 3D Art (Past/Future) 2D Art (Past/Future)
Session 3 Jul 5–Jul 8 (4 days) CLAY (Inside/Outside) 2D Art (Inside/Outside)
Session 4 Jul 11–Jul 15 2D Art (Gigantic/Microscopic) 3D Art (Gigantic/Microscopic)
Session 5 Jul 18–Jul 22 2D Art (Motion/Stillness) CLAY (Motion/Stillness)
Session 6 Jul 25–Jul 29 3D Art (City/Country) 2D Art (City/Country)
Session 7 Aug 1–Aug 5 CLAY (Up/Down) 2D Art (Up/Down)
Session 8 Aug 8–Aug 12 2D Art (Man-Made/Natural) 3D Art (Man-Made/Natural)
Session 9 Aug 15–Aug 19 2D Art (Night/Day) CLAY (Night/Day)

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Going Into GRADES 5–6
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session A Jun 21–Jun 22 (2 days) Try Painting Handbuilding with Clay
Session B Jun 23–Jun 24 (2 days) Clay Sculpture Try Painting
 
Session 2 Jun 27–Jul 1 Comics and Cartoons Ceramics Studio
Session 3 Jul 5–Jul 8 (4 days) Ceramics Studio Drawing
Session 4 Jul 11–Jul 15 Drawing Comics and Cartoons
Session 5 Jul 18–Jul 22 Ceramics Studio 2D Explorations
Session 6 Jul 25–Jul 29 Painting Ceramics Studio
Session 7 Aug 1–Aug 5 Ceramics Studio Drawing
Session 8 Aug 8–Aug 12 Comics and Cartoons Ceramics Studio
Session 9 Aug 15–Aug 19 Ceramics Studio Painting
Jewelry Design

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Going Into GRADES 7–8
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session A Jun 21–Jun 22 (2 days) Clay Bowls and Mugs Drawing
Session B Jun 23–Jun 24 (2 days) Painting Explorations Ceramics Studio
 
Session 2 Jun 27–Jul 1 Wheelthrowing Drawing Skills
Session 3 Jul 5–Jul 8 (4 days) Painting from Life Wheelthrowing
Jewelry Design
Session 4 Jul 11–Jul 15 Wheelthrowing Drawing Skills
Session 5 Jul 18–Jul 22 Painting Skills Wheelthrowing
Fashion Design
Session 6 Jul 25–Jul 29 Wheelthrowing Drawing Skills
Session 7 Aug 1–Aug 5 Drawing Skills Painting from Life
Session 8 Aug 8–Aug 12 Wheelthrowing Printmaking Studio
Session 9 Aug 15–Aug 19 Manga Wheelthrowing

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EXTENDED AFTERNOON SESSION (Going Into GRADES 1 – 8)
Session Dates 4:00–5:00pm   Mon–Thurs*
Session A** June 21–22 (2 days, T–W) PM Extended Day**
Session B** June 23–24 (2 days, Th–F) PM Extended Day**
 
Session 2 Week of June 29 PM Extended Day
Session 3 Week of July 5 (3 days, T–Th) PM Extended Day
Session 4 Week of July 11 PM Extended Day
Session 5 Week of July 18 PM Extended Day
Session 6 Week of July 25 PM Extended Day
Session 7 Week of August 1 PM Extended Day
Session 8 Week of August 8 PM Extended Day
Session 9 Week of August 15 PM Extended Day

  * Friday Art Celebrations: Afternoon extended day runs Monday through Thursday only. Friday classes will end with a celebration of student creativity. Please plan to attend our Student Art Exhibition Receptions on Fridays (11:45am–12pm for morning students; 3:45–4:00pm for afternoon and all-day students).

** Special Note for Sessions A and B: These are short workshop sessions. There is no student art exhibition.

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Got a Question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

We know how important it is for guardians to gather all the information they can to make an educated decision in booking their child’s summer activities. We have included our Frequently Asked Questions below. You’ll find information about Registration, Drop-Off/Pick-Up, the Art-Making Experience, and Snacks. This form will be updated in March. We are happy to address any further questions you may have and encourage you to contact us at school (at) danforthart.org or 508.620.0937. Click here to download the Summer Arts 2016 FAQ [PDF].

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