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Summer Arts
June 29–August 21: Grades 1-8 & Teens

June 29 – August 21, 2015 Summer Arts 2015 for Children Going into Grades 1-8 and Teens (Grades 9-12)


Creativity Grows Here! Summer Arts is a series of fun and engaging week-long studio art classes that promote creativity, and are tailored for children of all levels of ability. Create art in many mediums—drawing, painting, sculpture, and more—inspired by the natural world and by artwork on view in our Museum galleries.

About Summer Arts

        8 week-long sessions—Attend for just one week, a couple of weeks, or the whole summer!
        Register for morning (9am–12pm), afternoon (1pm—4pm), or both
        No additional charge for supervised lunch when you register for AM and PM classes in the same week
        Extended Afternoon (Mon-Thu \ 4pm-5pm) available
        Sunny, air-conditioned art studios
        Supervised and convenient curb-side drop-off and pick-up
        Experienced art instructors and support staff
        Every Friday! Student art exhibitions

Explore Nature as Art

Week-long classes for children going into grades 1-8. Different nature-based themes each week.
        Grades 1–4: 2D (drawing, painting, collage), or 3D (sculpture, construction), or clay classes
        Grades 5–8: Foundation classes exploring specific artists’ materials and techniques

Classes for Creative Teens

Special, week-long intensives, taught by professional artists and college instructors, for teens entering     grades 9–12.  AM and PM Classes available. See our Teen Art Classes page for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Summer Arts 2015: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] includes information about registration, drop-off and pick-up, emergency contact and more.

Classes by Grade – Summer 2015

1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 High School Extended PM  

Note: Session 1 (June 22–26) has been canceled due to late closing dates of schools for snow make-ups.
For class descriptions click on the Class Title. Register your child in the grade that s/he will attend in September.
View/download the Summer Arts 2015 course catalog [PDF].


GRADES 1–2
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session 2 Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days) Undersea Art 2D Undersea Art Clay
Session 3 Jul 6–Jul 10 Art of the Forest Clay Art of the Forest 2D
Session 4 Jul 13–Jul 17 Arctic Arts 2D Arctic Arts 3D
Session 5 Jul 20–Jul 24 Create at the Coast 3D Create at the Coast 2D
Session 6 Jul 27–Jul 31 Tropical Art 2D Tropical Art Clay
Session 7 Aug 3–Aug 7 Savanna Art Safari Clay Savanna Art Safari 2D
Session 8 Aug 10–Aug 14 Art at the Pond 2D Art at the Pond 3D
Session 9 Aug 17–Aug 21 Art on the Desert Sands Clay Art on the Desert Sands 2D

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GRADES 3–4
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session 2 Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days) Undersea Art 3D Undersea Art 2D
Session 3 Jul 6–Jul 10 Art of the Forest 2D Art of the Forest 3D
Session 4 Jul 13–Jul 17 Arctic Arts Clay Arctic Arts 2D
Session 5 Jul 20–Jul 24 Create at the Coast 2D Create at the Coast Clay
Session 6 Jul 27–Jul 31 Tropical Art 3D Tropical Art 2D
Session 7 Aug 3–Aug 7 Savanna Art Safari 2D Savanna Art Safari 3D
Session 8 Aug 10–Aug 14 Art at the Pond Clay Art at the Pond 2D
Session 9 Aug 17–Aug 21 Art on the Desert Sands 2D Art on the Desert Sands 3D

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GRADES 5–6
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session 2 Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days) Comics and Cartoons Clay Studio
Session 3 Jul 6–Jul 10 Clay Studio Jewelry Studio
Drawing and Mixed Media*
Session 4 Jul 13–Jul 17 Drawing Comics and Cartoons
Session 5 Jul 20–Jul 24 Painting Intro to Printmaking
Session 6 Jul 27–Jul 31 Lively Landscape Clay Studio
Session 7 Aug 3–Aug 7 Clay Studio Creative Woodworking
Session 8 Aug 10–Aug 14 Comics and Cartoons Clay Studio
Session 9 Aug 17–Aug 21 Clay Studio Painting

* New class - not shown in catalog.

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GRADES 7–8
Session Dates 9am–12pm 1:00–4:00pm
Session 2 Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days) Wheelthrowing Fashion Design
Session 3 Jul 6–Jul 10 Manga Wheelthrowing
Session 4 Jul 13–Jul 17 Wheelthrowing Drawing Skills
Session 5 Jul 20–Jul 24 Drawing Skills Wheelthrowing
Drawing Skills (new section)
Session 6 Jul 27–Jul 31 Wheelthrowing Printmaking Studio
Session 7 Aug 3–Aug 7 Painting From Life Abstract Painting
Session 8 Aug 10–Aug 14 Wheelthrowing Jewelry Studio
Illustration and Design Studio
Session 9 Aug 17–Aug 21 Drawing Skills Wheelthrowing

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HIGH SCHOOL
Click here for summer classes for teens.

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EXTENDED AFTERNOON SESSION (GRADES 1 – 8)
Session Dates 4:00–5:00pm   Mon–Thurs*
Session 2** Week of June 29 (4 days) PM Extended Day
Session 3 Week of July 6 PM Extended Day
Session 4 Week of July 13 PM Extended Day
Session 5 Week of July 20 PM Extended Day
Session 6 Week of July 27 PM Extended Day
Session 7 Week of August 3 PM Extended Day
Session 8 Week of August 10 PM Extended Day
Session 9 Week of August 17 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 Session 2: Due to the holiday, Student Art Receptions will be held on Thursday, July 2rd, at 11:45am and at 3:45pm. There will be no PM extended day on Thursday.

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