Visual Arts

Beauty in the Detail

Submerge yourself in the endless possibilities of visual art this summer. Whether your preferred medium is 2D or 3D, students will grow and gain confidence in their artistic expression while creating new, originals works. Experiment with different techniques and methods offered by our dynamic faculty, all while expanding your artistry under inspirative pine trees. Students will explore the infinite possibilities of construction and composition alongside a diverse class of like-minded young artists.

Courses

Ages 9-12

Adventures in Art

Ages 9–12

June 24-July 7
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.

This is a studio class for the explorer and dreamer. Combining and flowing through mediums, from collaborative drawing and plein air painting, to mixed media collage and sculpture, students are given the space to reflect on the wonders of the world within and around us. Group discussions and prompted writing exercises support students to construct meaningful dialogue surrounding their projects. We emphasize the joy of building and exploration while challenging ourselves to engage with materials and ideas of all kinds using multiple methods of construction.

Tuition, room and board: $3,020 Day student: $2,620
Lab Fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Dani Kantrowitz

Art from Many Cultures

Ages 9–12

July 22-August 4
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 a.m.

Explorers. Students will be explorers of cultures, material, subjects, techniques and friendships. A feeling of community is created while the students create together, as they learn and grow together. We will find inspiration while we look at different cultures around the world, discovering the beauty created everywhere. We will be working with a variety of materials and subjects, looking at not only the art but also the stories and music of different lands. Some of the projects we will explore will be drawing dragons inspired by Japanese wood cuts, collaged travel journals that the students can use throughout our time together and beyond to record their thoughts and ideas, simple loom weavings and dream catchers, clay pinch pots and animal figures to name just a few. Students will be empowered to create, learning a variety of art skills and become connected with the beauty in the world.

Tuition, room and board: $3,020 Day student: $2,620
Lab Fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Rachel Welch

Drawing and Sculpture for Junior Artists

Ages 9-12

July 8-14
One-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.

See your world in new ways as you spend half of each day learning drawing and the other half learning sculpture.

Drawing will help you explore new ways to look at your surroundings. As you walk through the woods, you will discover how to reflect it by drawing, sketching other students, and looking at great master drawings. You will learn to express movement, volume and depth, and how to use the expressive powers of drawing through line, shading, and even scribbling. Exercises and activities will guide you toward your own artistic and creative self.

Then expand your understanding of sculpture design while creating unusual and imaginative three- dimensional art. Learn how to use relationships, size, texture, and positive and negative space to express your ideas. Build with wax, clay, plaster, wire, wood, and papier-maché. Draw inspiration for your unique structures from organic forms and natural materials from the forest. Be prepared for fun in the third dimension.

Tuition, room and board: $1,560 Day student: $1,360
Lab Fee: $30
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Stanley Goldstein, Ray Ben Moszkowicz

Modern Art, Clay and Sculpture for Junior Artists

Ages 9–12

July 15-21
One-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.

Spend half of each day discovering the secrets of modern art, and the other half putting your imagination to work creating your own artistic masterpieces.
Take a journey into the magical world of 20th century painting and sculpture. Look at the radical and experimental work of modern masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Pollack, Nevelson and more, then use what you learn to make your own versions of each artist’s work. Learn to make shadow boxes, go wild with paint, and assemble collages. Have fun with materials while getting a glimpse into the imaginations of great artists.

Then explore a variety of hand-building techniques used in ceramic and plasterwork. You will learn experimental and traditional processes. Find out how to use pinching, coiling, slab work, and carving to create sculptural forms inspired by a variety of modern artists. Artists and architects such as Gaudi, Claus Oldenburg, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Henry Moore will serve as both creative springboards and inspiration for your individual art.

Tuition, room and board: $1,560 Day student: $1,360
Lab Fee: $30
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Stanley Goldstein, Ray Ben Moszkowicz

Ages 11-13

Ceramics for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

July 22-August 4
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.

This is a two-week 3D art extravaganza where we will explore the world of ceramics! You will learn various techniques for forming clay to create pottery and sculpture. Then you will focus on techniques for applying glazes and firing the work using high- temperature gas kilns, mid-temperature in electric kilns, and soda firing with the possibility of raku firing and horsehair firing. In this instructive and fun workshop you will receive individual instruction, group interaction, and creative growth regardless of your level of experience.

You may bring your own tools, but studio tools are available for use. Bring your old clothing for this fun and messy workshop! Lab fee includes all clay and firing materials.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 10 students.
Faculty: Sam Lopez

Drawing and Painting for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

June 24-July 7

Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.

Explore the wonders of art in this fun and exciting combination course! Discover traditional and non- traditional ways to create and think about art. Use your own creativity to develop your own style. Colin Smith and Saffron Symank will team teach this class for a more well-rounded art experience. Each teacher comes from a different background, and brings unique-yet- complimentary artistic perspectives. You will learn acrylic and watercolor painting, graphite and charcoal drawing, pen and ink, oil pastels, contour drawing, color mixing, portrait projection, grids, batik, mixed media and collage, figure drawing, and plein air sketching. You should be open and willing to try new techniques and to use different materials. Use your talent and commitment to art as your springboard to grow as artists and enjoy your own creative process.

Plan to bring paint brushes, a 9”x12” pad of Bristol paper, a set of varying hardness graphite pencils, and a pencil sharpener.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $80
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Colin Smith, Saffron Symank

The Magic of Art

Ages 11–13

July 8-21
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.

Imagine, play, create and discover your own magic as you explore techniques and materials from across the world of art! Create tree houses from found wood, explore the world through the lens of a digital camera, and learn to capture still life on canvas using acrylics and oils. Discover how to express yourself in everyday objects by batiking shirts and skirts using natural dyes, and creating sculptures from stained glass, beads, found objects, bendable aluminum, wood, and thick wire. Explore the mysteries of mask-making using papier maché. Learn the many processes of printmaking, from wood-cut block mono prints to collagraphs (collage and printmaking combined). Use your imagination to create wall-sized murals. Discover how to use your imagination to turn your life into art!

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Ben Morales

Photography for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

July 22-August 4
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.

Photography tools are rapidly changing, but the fundamental principles are not. Explore the concepts and techniques of photography and how you can use them in both traditional and digital works. You will learn about the history of photography, the darkroom and new digital tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom. Capture your own underwater photographs and discover how to use reflectors to create portraits. Find out how to combine your creative mind with technical skills to expand your photographic vision. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams

Plan to bring a digital camera, batteries, charger and instruction manual (if available), USB thumbdrive, 25 sheets of ink jet photo paper (luster or glossy surface), and water bottle. Your lab fee includes all printing supplies.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab Fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 10 students.
Faculty: Shaunna Lehr

Ages 13-16

Art Exploration: Find Your Passion

Ages 13–16

June 24-July 7
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.

Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, this workshop will help you grow and gain confidence. Spend two weeks playing, learning, experimenting, and stretching as you experience the joy of creating art. Projects will include both 2D and 3D creations, using a variety of materials and techniques. Explore, experiment and discover the infinite possibilities that arise when you are given opportunity to just have fun. Projects will incorporate color and design instruction including sculpture, painting, drawing, silk painting, basketry, creating musical instruments, fabric art, bookmaking and found object assemblage. Expect individual instruction to support your own level of confidence, talent and skill development. Your workshop will culminate in an art exhibit, allowing you to show off your talents to family and friends.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $100
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Rachel Welch

Ages 14-18

Ceramics Intensive: Clay Works

Ages 14–18

July 8-21
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.

This studio-focused intensive is a two-part 3-D art experience designed to build your vocabulary in ceramics. In your first week, you will focus on methods of construction, with the primary emphasis on the potter’s wheel. In your second week, you will examine glazing and firing, learning techniques such as high- temperature reduction (gas kiln), mid-temperature oxidation (electric kiln), and soda firing, with the potential for raku and horsehair firing. This intensive gives you excellent opportunities for individual instruction, group interaction, and growth, whether you are a beginning or advanced student.

Tuition, room and board:
$3,165
Lab fees: $50
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
Faculty: Leah Bowring

Digital Photography Intensive

Ages 14–18

June 24-July 7
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.

Beginning with the Basics – This exciting intensive covers the fundamental techniques of photography, from camera handling to the finished print. Introduction to the camera includes exposure calculations, image control, and learning to see. Your field trips and shooting assignments will be followed by extensive work in post-production techniques to enhance your images for quality printing and viewing. You will explore visual concepts in photography, such as the frame, composition, light, time and the moment.
Advancing Your Techniques – Your second week will challenge you to see beyond the basics, including night photography. Explore ways of interpreting the world through photographs so your images reflect what you feel and see. Explore the aesthetics of photography through slides, books, discussions and extensive individual and group critiques and workshop assignments. Enhance your technical knowledge and clarify your goals as a photographer, enabling you to develop a new sense of direction and purpose.
Plan to bring a 35mm digital camera and additional lens (fixed 35mm or 50mm would be best), two camera batteries plus chargers, two or more 4 GB media cards, and a tripod (optional).

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
Faculty: Tracey Landworth and Santino Zafarana

Drawing and Painting Intensive I

Ages 14–18

June 24-July 7

Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.

Learn the fundamental approach, techniques, and concepts of drawing and painting. Drawing will be taught almost exclusively using the human figure as a means of investigating line, contour, negative space, volume, light, and composition using a wide array of media. Concurrently, you will focus in painting on the mechanics of working in oil paint with use of the human figure, landscape, still life, and photographic imagery as subject matter. You will complete at least three to six paintings. Investigate various ideas and considerations regarding art in both historical and contemporary terms. The studio will be open during the evening so you may work on projects outside of class.
Plan to bring two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), one newsprint pad (24” x 18”), and any brushes you prefer.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150
Enrollment limited to 30 students.
Faculty: John Brosio

Drawing and Painting Intensive II

Ages 14–18

July 8–21
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.

Structured much like Intensive I, (see above) but if you are a continuing student expect to broaden your experience with the option of individual projects. All drawing will be done using a live model to investigate aspects of light, volume, composition, and line quality. Intensive II will also focus primarily on using oil paint. Consider Intensives I and II to be interchangeable but with different instructors so that you benefit from different perspectives.

Plan to bring two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), one newsprint pad (24” x 18”), and any brushes you prefer.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150
Enrollment limited to 30 students.
Faculty: John Brosio

Drawing and Painting Intensive III: Prepare Your College Portfolio

Ages 14–18

July 22-August 4
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.

Open to all visual arts media, Intensive III is for advanced students planning to pursue art at the college level. You will produce a body of work that represents your technical abilities and demonstrates an understanding of visual arts fundamentals. You will focus on drawing, painting, and mixed media, with opportunities to demonstrate facility and knowledge in life drawing, color theory, and composition. Plan to produce a series of paintings that will investigate an idea, theme or interest. Instructors will discuss and critique the development of your work. At the end of the intensive, you will have at least 12 college entrance-quality works that will be photographed and compiled into a standard 12” x 9” presentation portfolio. You also will produce a résumé and artist’s statement. Faculty will provide application information for institutions, colleges, and universities that have outstanding or unique visual arts departments.

Plan to bring a standard black portfolio case (31” x 20” or larger), two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), any brushes you prefer, and optional tools such as a 35mm or digital camera. You may wish to bring completed works for inclusion in your portfolio.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150
Enrollment limited to 16 students.
Faculty: John Brosio

Jewelry Intensive

Ages 14–18

July 22-August 4
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.

Create and construct one-of-a-kind jewelry. You will learn the design theory and fabrication techniques needed to make wearable art. This intensive exploration of jewelry design and construction includes one-on-one instruction for both beginning and advanced students. You will learn basic soldering, sawing, forming, gemstone setting and additional techniques using found and unusual materials.

Your projects will emphasize three-dimensional design, using a combination of metals techniques to create earrings, rings, pendants, and bracelets in copper, brass, and sterling silver. Expect to explore contemporary fashion trends and timeless styles. You will leave with silversmithing skills, as well as a collection of finished handmade jewelry that expresses your individual point of view.

Lab fee includes the use of all tools, equipment, brass, copper, sterling silver, gemstones, and consumables such as solder, sandpaper, acetylene gas, polishing compounds, and more.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab Fee: $200
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Valentina Moeur

Photography Intensive: Darkroom & Lightroom

Ages 14–18

July 8-21
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.

The Basics – Learn all the fundamental techniques of photography from camera handling to the finished print. Introduction to the camera includes exposure calculations, image control, and learning to see. Each print will be produced in the darkroom, where you will learn how to develop film and print on enlargers. Field trips and shooting assignments are followed by extensive work in post-production techniques to enhance your images for quality printing and viewing. You will explore visual concepts in photography, such as the frame, composition, light, time and the moment.

Digital Imagery – Learn how to use a DLSR camera, CS5 and Lightroom. You will learn the basics in night photography and underwater photography. Explore ways of interpreting the world through photographs so your images reflect what you feel and see. Explore the aesthetics of photography through slides, books, discussions and extensive individual and group critiques and workshop assignments. This week is designed to enhance technical knowledge and to clarify your goals as a photographer, enabling you to develop a new sense of direction and purpose.

Plan to bring a 35mm digital camera and additional lens (fixed 35mm or 50mm would be best), two camera batteries plus chargers, two or more 4 GB media cards, USB, and a tripod (optional).

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50
Enrollment limited to 10 students.
Faculty: Shaunna Lehr