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Crazy for Camping

Join us around the campfire as we spin tales to capture your little one’s imagination! We’ll read books, play games, and of course create art that centers around the theme of the great outdoors. Art projects will include painting landscapes, creating binoculars and other play objects to help make camping even more fun! A collaborative mixed media “campfire” will be made on the first day for story time throughout the week! We will get camping i... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-6
Ceramic Castles

Hear ye! hear ye! This week, you’ll be King and Queen of the castle! Using slab and coil techniques you’ll design and build your very own castle, adorned with turrets, courtyards, moats and whatever else you desire...you are ruler of the land after all! You’ll learn to create varying textures, carve windows and doors and finish off your kingdom with glazing or painting. Will you rule with your heart or an iron fist? You decide!

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-6
Pop Art!: Virtual Class

Come explore the world of pop art in this live virtual class! We will be meeting daily on Zoom to explore the art movement and style with the help of Materials Kits you can pick up at The Art Garage. We will get inspired by many pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Klaus Oldenburg, and Wayne Thiebaud and students will create bright bold artwork in a variety of media such as collage, painting, and drawing!

Five 9:30 am 2-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-6
Art, Paper, Scissors/Surreal Silhouettes

Surrealists, like Rene Magritte, created dreamy worlds by superimposing silhouettes onto mysterious backgrounds. This week, imaginations will be stretched as artists experiment with the silhouette, positive and negative space, composition, figure, shade, tint, patterning and so much more! Students will paint colorful textures which will be used to create custom silhouettes that may take both animal and human form! We’ll play with the juxtaposi... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-6
Animal Portraits

Unleash your imagination to create a portrait of your most favorite animal (furry, scaly or feathered)! Young artists will explore drawing and acrylic painting techniques such as scale and dimension, blending, underpainting, highlights, shadow and detail. Each student will take home a completed animal portrait on a 18”x24” professional stretched canvas. **Please Note: Students must send the type of animal they would like to paint two weeks pri... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-6
Paint Draw Hoopla!

Let’s start by getting back down to the basics in this drawing and painting class! We will explore many general painting techniques, color theory, guided drawing and line drawing. Then we will build from what we’ve learned and apply it to multi media collage work, color theory paint pouring, scraping and layering. Artists will be able to learn many drawing and painting application techniques in this mixed media painting class!

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-13
Open Up to Op Art

Learn about the Op Art movement and the artists that caught the art world’s eye. We will practice drawing techniques that trick the eye, learn about color theory, and create our own color wheels all while planning our final compositions. Students will finish this class with a mind-bending final piece that showcases their Op Art skills and will make you dizzy!

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-13
Botanical Art: Virtual Class

Roses are red, violets are blue, I like to make art, how about you?! In this live virtual class, students will have the opportunity to refine their drawing and painting (watercolor and acrylic) skills during a week of observational art-making on Zoom. Materials Kits for the week will be available for pick up at The Art Garage to help you further your skills by focusing on the color, shape, and lines that make up different flowers! Closely obse... Show more

Five 9:30 am 2-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-13
Curious George and Me!

This week, we’ll go on all kinds of artistic adventures with that lovable, curious monkey and the man in the yellow hat! Curious George is know for his inquisitive nature and this week we will join him on his inventive adventures! We will take everyday objects, such as rubber bands, balloons, pieces of wood and bubble wrap, and turn them into our very own art tools! This class will use problem solving, every student's investigative skills and ... Show more

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1 space available
Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-13
Making Waves in Art

In this class, students will travel to Japan to learn about the artistic styles, traditions and works of art that originated there! We’ll surf Hokusai’s Great Wave, create colorful koi fish, and fold origami cranes! We’ll also learn about the delicate and transient cherry blossom tree and make paper lanterns.

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-13
Teen Skills Workshop

In this class, we will begin by diving into drawing , sharpening our skills, and developing our technique. The first week, we will discuss as a group what type of artistic practices we are most excited about and spend the next three weeks working with techniques and media that we decide on as a group. This workshop class is ideal if you are building a portfolio or want to challenge and expand your current artistic practice.

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6 spaces available
Four 5:00 pm 2-hour classes
beginning on Fri Jul-17
What Do You See?

This engaging class is sure to be a people pleaser for parents and young artists alike, as we combine the literature and art of Eric Carle into our own creations. From “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to “The Very Lonely Firefly” and the timeless classic “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?”, students will find excitement as they create art in Carle’s style of bright colors, broad strokes and a plethora of patterns and textures. Students will... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-20
Papermaking and Pulp Sculptures

Where does paper come from? How is it made? How can we make beautiful, handmade paper out of scraps that would normally be tossed aside? Find the answers and be part of the creative process in this week-long class! Not only will you make your own paper and embed your own special gems, you will also learn about the NYC based artistic duo Chiaozza and draw plans for our paper pulp sculptures!

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-20
Unique and Functional Ceramics

Create a new home for your spare change, the birds in your backyard and your thriving plants! students will learn traditional hand-building skills such as pinch, coil and slab techniques to create complex, but useful creations for your home! Piggy banks, bird houses and planters to name a few. students will then glaze their sculptures with bright, fun colors!

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-20
Sloth Superstars

Who doesn’t love that adorable, charismatic and sedentary creature the sloth?! This week we’ll slow down..down....waaaaay down and get to know the sloth a little better through the creation our very own sloth portrait to love and cherish! We’ll learn sloth facts as we hone our artistic skills of composition, color mixing, value, and realistic rendering. In this class our instructor will break down this complex creature into steps to help our s... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-20
Worldwide Readers: Virtual Class

This class will offer young artists an opportunity to explore new cultures without leaving home through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairy tales! This virtual camp will be pre-recorded so that students can take a trip around the world on their own schedule, using global literature as their guide to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of other countries. Registered students will receive links to a week of videos, each inclu... Show more

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8 spaces available
Five 1:30 pm 2-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-20
Sing, Song, Art-a-Long!

We will pair some of our favorite sing-a-long songs with art! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Tisket a Tasket and London Bridge is Falling Down will be just some of the songs that inspire our art projects. Students will learn how to take elements of each song and visualize their ideas into 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works of art!

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1 space available
Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-27
Self-Portrait Week

In this week of self portraits, you will get to focus on yourself for a while! Create a series of self portraits in different styles and mediums, including paint, oil pastel, and collage. Students will look at Picasso and David Hockney among others for inspiration. This class will combine drawing and painting to teach the fundamentals of portraiture, such as proportion and rendering while keeping in mind the expressive artist adding their own ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-27
Art Rodeo/Illustrative Art

Dust off your spurs and your 10-gallon hat - It’s time for another fun summer class at the Art Garage Corral! Cowgirls and cowboys will bring stories about the American West to life through the use of mixed media as they illustrate their own rodeo stories! Students will draw and design their own rodeo arena and complete their very own story to go along with it! We will also create our very own “stick horse” using paper mache, paint pop up cac... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-27
Ceramic Textures

Learn ceramics handbuilding while exploring textures and designs! Create functional ceramic pieces such as tiles, bowls, and a hanging planter while learning a variety of ceramic texture techniques. Students will explore traditional handbuilding techniques like slab and coil construction as well as experiment with subtractive and additive techniques as well as sgraffito and slip trailing. Combine all you have learned through the week to design... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-27
A World of Color

Stained glass windows illuminate our worlds with a kaleidoscope of color! During this week we will explore four unique and nontraditional ways to create a “stained glass” effect using safe and fun techniques! We’ll create colored tissue paper jars to hold a flickering tea candle and gelatin wind chimes that will sing and sparkle in the sunlight! These beautiful, colorful creations will be sure to brighten the lives of young artists.

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-3
A Harmonious Pair

In this class, music and art will merge as we explore both historical and subjective relationships between music and visual art. Art and music often influence each other in many different ways. The are many similar terms that are used in both art forms such as repetition, variety, intensity and balance. In this class, students will learn the relationship between both forms of art by creating drawings, paintings and ceramics while listening to ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-3
It’s All About Me

As you look back on this special time in your child’s life, the artworks created in this class will become as cherished as the artists who made them! students will celebrate their individuality and learn about their likenesses and differences. Art lessons will include expressive self portraits, Picasso style hand print art, miniature 2-D sculptures of themselves and much more. Books such as Marvelous Me, Me, Myself and I and What I Like About ... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-3
Monster Mayhem

Welcome to the monster mash! This week, we will be making some frighteningly fantastic ceramic monsters for you to love and cherish! Students will dream up their monsters and bring them to life with fun and challenging handbuilding techniques like pinch pots, coils and slab construction. They will also learn new techniques to create textures and finally to glaze and paint their creatures to achieve an extra scary finish! students will create b... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-3
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