Summer Workshops for Kids

Anthony DeRosa, Mud Monkey Pottery

Anthony DeRosa, Mud Monkey Pottery

Painting with Fire: Raku Pottery
Ages 13+
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Saturday, June 29, 11 am - 1 pm
$100 Non-members | $85 Members

Raku is a process that takes pots, heats them up until they are red hot, then submerges them in a bed of combustible materials that ignite to create spontaneous color! During this one-day workshop students will explore their creativity and participate in hands-on Raku Firings using pre-made ceramic vessels. Each student will produce one pot, but additional vessels can be purchased for those who wish to do more. Old clothing is recommended as you will get dirty!


Drawing

Learn to Draw Series
Ages 9-15
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 am
$45 Non-members | $30 Members (per workshop)

A series of new one-day drawing workshops! The instructor will provide one on one direction. All materials are provided. Price is per workshop.

Richard DiGia, Drawing

Richard DiGia, Drawing

Drawing Basics: June 22
Learning to Shade: June 29
Drawing Animals: July 6
Learning to Texture: July 13
Drawing Portraits: July 20
Drawing Folds: July 27
Learning Perspective: August 3
Figure Drawing: August 10

Cartooning Series
Ages 9-15
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
$45 Non-members | $30 Members (per workshop)

A series of new one-day workshops in cartooning! The instructor will provide one-on-one direction. All materials are provided. Workshops are held on Saturdays from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Price is per workshop.

Intro to Pre-Computer Animation: June 22
Cartoon Characters: June 29
Cartoon Body Fundamentals: July 6
Cartoon Character Emotions: July 13
Storyboarding: July 20
Animation Backgrounds: July 27
Super Hero Cartoon Workshop: August 3
Cartoon Characters In Motion: August 10


Fiber Arts

Stramba Studios, Terri Stramba

Stramba Studios, Terri Stramba

Family Felting Workshop: Beads, Flowers & more!
Ages 8+
Instructor: Terri Stramba
Wednesday: June 26, 6-8 pm
$60 Non-members | $45 Members

Kids will learn the basics of the magic of tangling fiber to make beautiful and useful objects. Multiple projects will be completed from making beads to felting around bars of soap to creating flowers and attaching stems through a basic resist process. All materials are provided, including locally made natural soaps and fibers milled by the instructor herself. (This would be a great parent and child or grandparent and child activity.) Capacity:10 students. Minimum: 4 students.

Family Felting Workshop Felting a Pillow
Ages 12+ or 8+ with adult
Instructor: Terri Stramba
Thursday: July 18, 6-8 pm
$60 Non-members | $45 Members

Terri will lead us in a small fun pillow workshop. We will start with a fluffy batt of carded fiber that has been harvested from her animals and carded in her mill. We will use the Feltloom machine needle felter to create one of kind non-woven fabric that we will then embellish, cut and hand sew into a fun decorative pillow. This is a beginner class suitable for children and adults and will be a building block for future classes where we make larger more detailed projects from home décor to wearable art. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 6 students.


Music

Intro to Suzuki Cello
Ages 3-5
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
Saturday: July 20, 10-11 am
$20 Non-members | $15 Members

In a small group setting, your child and you will be introduced to the cello through simple activities, songs, and games. Your child will be able to try a small cello and you will have the opportunity to try a full size one. Come and learn how the Suzuki method’s principles of early beginnings, listening, parent support, and playing with other children develops your child’s ability and confidence, in addition to understanding and love of music. Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 2 students.

Private Cello Lessons
Ages 5-18
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
4 Tuesdays: June 18, July 16-30, by half- hour appointment
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

The flex pass provides four half-hour lessons that may be conducted between the dates specified during the Summer 2019 Semester.

Suzuki Cello Ensemble
Ages 9-18
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
July 23, 24 & 25; 4:30 - 6 p.m.
$110 Non-members | $80 Members

This three-day workshop is for students taking individual cello lessons, who are in Suzuki Book Two or beyond. Students will polish pieces and play duets, trios, and quartets from the classical music repertory of various countries. The workshop will culminate in a performance at the Hoyt’s Children’s Festival on Friday, July 26. Students will get a free t-shirt to tie dye for the festival.

Group Suzuki Cello Lessons
Ages 5-8
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
July 23, 24 & 25; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

This three-day workshop is for students taking individual cello lessons, who are at the beginning of Suzuki Cello Method Book One, ages 5-8. Students will learn ensemble skills and musicianship skills in a relaxed and lively environment. The workshop will culminate in a performance at the Hoyt’s Children’s Festival on Friday, July 26. Students will get a free t-shirt to tie dye for the festival.


More opportunities for Kids

Summer Art Camp (Ages 3-12)

Creative Play (Ages 3-7)

Art’s Club (Ages 3-16)


Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to families demonstrating financial need. Contact us at 724.652.2882 for more information. Download scholarship application here.