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Hopkinton Center for the Arts Educational Classes

HCA is a regional arts center located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, that offers year-round classes and workshops for adults and children. Classes are taught by experienced artist-instructors and are tailored for beginning through advanced students in the visual and performing arts. Classes include programs in the fine arts, acting and theater, music, singing, movie-making, creative writing, and ceramics. If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out our online scholarship form. Young adults are welcome to enroll in most adult courses. 

If you wish to join a class already in session, please call us at 508-435-9222 and we'll pro-rate the cost proportional to the number of classes remaining in the session. 

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Summer 2019 Brochure I  HCA-Hopkins Registration Form 

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Jun

05

Aug

Comedy Improv for Adults/Teens - SUMMER 2019

Grades: 9th- adult

Days: Monday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 08:30 PM

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Whether you are experienced or completely new to improv, this class will cover it all! Experience the power of play, and the fun of improvisational comedy in a fun and safe environment.

Instructor: Barbara Kessler

Mondays  7-8:30 pm.  SIX CLASSES: 6/24 (no class on 7/1), 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/5.

DROP-INS WELCOME: $25 drop-in fee per class (no registration required)

 

June 24 - August 05 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)
9th- adult
14-80
Monday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

08

Jul

23

Aug

After Art - Summer 2019 One Day pass

Grades: k -8th

Days:

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

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One Day pass for After Arts for those parents who need extended day coverage beyond 3 pm for their child enrolled in an HCA summer program. (Offered as a weekly option for a total of $135 for the week , which is $27 a day). Pick-up must be done no later than 5:45 pm. 

July 08 - August 23 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
k -8th
4-12
General Price: $35 | Member Price: $0

11

Jul

08

Aug

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (Th) - Session 1

Grades: adult

Days: Thursday

Class Time: 07:00 PM- 10:00 PM

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Learn to use a pottery wheel! Beginners will learn to wedge clay, form clay on the wheel and basic decorating techniques. Continuing students refine their wheelthrowing skills and expand their knowledge of decorating techniques. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. Taught by Cheska Kommisar. 5 classes. Includes Open Studio time.

July 11 - August 08 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)
adult
adults
Thursday
Cheska Komissar
General Price: $195 | Member Price: $185.25

22

Jul

26

Jul

Complete Artist III

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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If you're child loves both theater and fine arts, this workshop is the perfect blend! This full week session will have students spending part of their week in the Fine Arts Academy and part of their week performing in the Summer Theater Show in a Week workshop. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

July 22 - July 26 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

22

Jul

26

Jul

Summer Theater: Show in a Week III: Jack & The Beanstalk

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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A play presented each week! Using well loved stories, students will learn, stage and perform a play (musical or non-musical) for the general public to attend at the end of the week. Creativity abounds in this fun workshop that will include improv and acting games, as well as craft projects for the play. A different play each week in the series.

July 22 - July 26 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

22

Jul

26

Jul

Fine Arts Academy III

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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The HCA fine arts weekly academy sessions are geared toward those students who want to fully explore different visual art mediums. Their day will include studio time with different teachers learning to work with acrylic, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, ceramics handbuilding and pencil drawing. The students will also work on a group activity each day and spend time outside. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

July 22 - July 26 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

22

Jul

26

Jul

Art Adventures for Kids III: Outer Space Explorations

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This one week half day program is full of colorful summer fun! Kids will create art projects each day with a summer theme. Through projects that include body motion, story-time, and music, campers will create unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. They will work with clay, paint and other fun materials. They will also learn fun summer songs and engage imaginative play and games Students should bring a snack and water bottle and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty! If you pair this with Broadway for Kids in the afternoon to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

July 22 - July 26 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $185 | Member Price: $175.75

22

Jul

26

Jul

Broadway For Kids III

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:00 PM

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This program is perfect for budding performers! Each week Broadway for Kids will have a different theme with participants learning different scenes and songs from favorite shows. Students in the program will also have the opportunity to play theater games and make new friends. Performance on last day of each week for family and friends. Students should bring a snack and water bottle. If you pair this with Art Adventure in the morning to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

July 22 - July 26 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

22

Jul

26

Jul

After Art III

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

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After Arts is an open-studio style program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more! Can be paired with a camp that runs from 9 - 3 pm or be a stand-alone program for your child.

July 22 - July 26 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

29

Jul

02

Aug

Complete Artist IV

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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If you're child loves both theater and fine arts, this workshop is the perfect blend! This full week session will have students spending part of their week in the Fine Arts Academy and part of their week performing in the Summer Theater Show in a Week workshop. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

29

Jul

02

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing II

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

29

Jul

02

Aug

Summer Theater: Show in a Week IV: The Reluctant Dragon

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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A play presented each week! Using well loved stories, students will learn, stage and perform a play (musical or non-musical) for the general public to attend at the end of the week. Creativity abounds in this fun workshop that will include improv and acting games, as well as craft projects for the play. A different play each week in the series.

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

29

Jul

02

Aug

Fine Arts Academy IV

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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The HCA fine arts weekly academy sessions are geared toward those students who want to fully explore different visual art mediums. Their day will include studio time with different teachers learning to work with acrylic, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, ceramics handbuilding and pencil drawing. The students will also work on a group activity each day and spend time outside. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

29

Jul

02

Aug

Art Adventures for Kids IV: Nature Lovers

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This one week half day program is full of colorful summer fun! Kids will create art projects each day with a summer theme. Through projects that include body motion, story-time, and music, campers will create unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. They will work with clay, paint and other fun materials. They will also learn fun summer songs and engage imaginative play and games Students should bring a snack and water bottle and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty! If you pair this with Broadway for Kids in the afternoon to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

July 29 - August 02 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $185 | Member Price: $175.75

29

Jul

02

Aug

Musical Theater for Little Ones IV

Grades: Pre - k -0.5th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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Using well-loved stories and songs, students will use acting exercises and imaginative games while learning songs to create a unique musical theater performance for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development.

July 29 - August 02 (09:30 am-11:30 am)
Pre - k -0.5th
3-5
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

29

Jul

02

Aug

Broadway For Kids IV

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:00 PM

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This program is perfect for budding performers! Each week Broadway for Kids will have a different theme with participants learning different scenes and songs from favorite shows. Students in the program will also have the opportunity to play theater games and make new friends. Performance on last day of each week for family and friends. Students should bring a snack and water bottle. If you pair this with Art Adventure in the morning to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

July 29 - August 02 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

29

Jul

02

Aug

After Art IV

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

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After Arts is an open-studio style program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more! Can be paired with a camp that runs from 9 - 3 pm or be a stand-alone program for your child.

July 29 - August 02 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

05

Aug

09

Aug

Complete Artist V

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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If you're child loves both theater and fine arts, this workshop is the perfect blend! This full week session will have students spending part of their week in the Fine Arts Academy and part of their week performing in the Summer Theater Show in a Week workshop. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing III

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

05

Aug

09

Aug

Summer Theater: Show in a Week V: Alice in Wonderland

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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A play presented each week! Using well loved stories, students will learn, stage and perform a play (musical or non-musical) for the general public to attend at the end of the week. Creativity abounds in this fun workshop that will include improv and acting games, as well as craft projects for the play. A different play each week in the series .

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

Fine Arts Academy V

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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The HCA fine arts weekly academy sessions are geared toward those students who want to fully explore different visual art mediums. Their day will include studio time with different teachers learning to work with acrylic, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, ceramics handbuilding and pencil drawing. The students will also work on a group activity each day and spend time outside. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

Movie Making Madness III

Grades: 4th-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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This 5 day workshop will allow students to plot out a more complex short films and sketches Get ready for a fun 5-day workshop of making movie trailers and sketches in this introduction to movie making. For beginner and intermediate-level movie makers, this workshop will focus on what goes into making a movie while getting hands on experience being both in front of and behind the cameras. Students should bring lunch, water bottle and snack everyday. For grades 4-8.

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
4th-8th
9-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $450 | Member Price: $427.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

Art Adventures for Kids V: Under the Sea

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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This one week half day program is full of colorful summer fun! Kids will create art projects each day with a summer theme. Through projects that include body motion, story-time, and music, campers will create unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. They will work with clay, paint and other fun materials. They will also learn fun summer songs and engage imaginative play and games Students should bring a snack and water bottle and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty! If you pair this with Broadway for Kids in the afternoon to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

August 05 - August 09 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $185 | Member Price: $175.75

05

Aug

09

Aug

Musical Theater for Little Ones V

Grades: Pre - k -0.5th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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Using well-loved stories and songs, students will use acting exercises and imaginative games while learning songs to create a unique musical theater performance for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development.

August 05 - August 09 (09:30 am-11:30 am)
Pre - k -0.5th
3-5
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

Broadway For Kids V

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:00 PM

+ More Info

This program is perfect for budding performers! Each week Broadway for Kids will have a different theme with participants learning different scenes and songs from favorite shows. Students in the program will also have the opportunity to play theater games and make new friends. Performance on last day of each week for family and friends. Students should bring a snack and water bottle. If you pair this with Art Adventure in the morning to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

August 05 - August 09 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

05

Aug

09

Aug

After Art V

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

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After Arts is an open-studio style program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more! Can be paired with a camp that runs from 9 - 3 pm or be a stand-alone program for your child.

August 05 - August 09 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

12

Aug

16

Aug

Complete Artist VI

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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If you're child loves both theater and fine arts, this workshop is the perfect blend! This full week session will have students spending part of their week in the Fine Arts Academy and part of their week performing in the Summer Theater Show in a Week workshop. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
Hana Reilly
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

12

Aug

16

Aug

Ceramics Summer Wheel Throwing IV

Grades: 6th-12th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

+ More Info

For beginners and intermediate ceramics students. Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. For grades 6th - 12th

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
6th-12th
11-17
Monday - Friday
General Price: $260 | Member Price: $247

12

Aug

16

Aug

Summer Theater: Show in a Week VI: Treasure Island

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

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A play presented each week! Using well loved stories, students will learn, stage and perform a play (musical or non-musical) for the general public to attend at the end of the week. Creativity abounds in this fun workshop that will include improv and acting games, as well as craft projects for the play. A different play each week in the series.

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

12

Aug

16

Aug

Fine Arts Academy VI

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

+ More Info

The HCA fine arts weekly academy sessions are geared toward those students who want to fully explore different visual art mediums. Their day will include studio time with different teachers learning to work with acrylic, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, ceramics handbuilding and pencil drawing. The students will also work on a group activity each day and spend time outside. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

12

Aug

16

Aug

Art Adventures for Kids VI: Disney Fun

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

+ More Info

This one week half day program is full of colorful summer fun! Kids will create art projects each day with a summer theme. Through projects that include body motion, story-time, and music, campers will create unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. They will work with clay, paint and other fun materials. They will also learn fun summer songs and engage imaginative play and games Students should bring a snack and water bottle and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty! If you pair this with Broadway for Kids in the afternoon to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

August 12 - August 16 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $185 | Member Price: $175.75

12

Aug

16

Aug

Musical Theater for Little Ones VI

Grades: Pre - k -0.5th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:30 AM- 11:30 AM

+ More Info

Using well-loved stories and songs, students will use acting exercises and imaginative games while learning songs to create a unique musical theater performance for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development.

August 12 - August 16 (09:30 am-11:30 am)
Pre - k -0.5th
3-5
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

12

Aug

16

Aug

Broadway For Kids VI

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 12:30 PM- 03:00 PM

+ More Info

This program is perfect for budding performers! Each week Broadway for Kids will have a different theme with participants learning different scenes and songs from favorite shows. Students in the program will also have the opportunity to play theater games and make new friends. Performance on last day of each week for family and friends. Students should bring a snack and water bottle. If you pair this with Art Adventure in the morning to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

August 12 - August 16 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $150 | Member Price: $142.5

12

Aug

16

Aug

After Art VI

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

+ More Info

After Arts is an open-studio style program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more! Can be paired with a camp that runs from 9 - 3 pm or be a stand-alone program for your child.

August 12 - August 16 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $128.25

19

Aug

23

Aug

Fine Arts Academy VII

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 03:00 PM

+ More Info

The HCA fine arts weekly academy sessions are geared toward those students who want to fully explore different visual art mediums. Their day will include studio time with different teachers learning to work with acrylic, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, and pencil drawing. The students will also work on a group activity each day and spend time outside. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Students will be grouped by age and ability.

August 19 - August 23 (09:00 am-03:00 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $350 | Member Price: $332.5

19

Aug

23

Aug

Art Adventures for Kids VII: Wild Animal Kingdom

Grades: Pre - k -1st

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 09:00 AM- 12:00 PM

+ More Info

This one week half day program is full of colorful summer fun! Kids will create art projects each day with a summer theme. Through projects that include body motion, story-time, and music, campers will create unique pieces of art that connect to science, history, and math. They will work with clay, paint and other fun materials. They will also learn fun summer songs and engage imaginative play and games Students should bring a snack and water bottle and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty! If you pair this with Broadway for Kids in the afternoon to create a full day of fun, you will need to send your child with lunch as well. Appropriate for ages 4 to 6.

August 19 - August 23 (09:00 am-12:00 pm)
Pre - k -1st
4-6
Monday - Friday
General Price: $185 | Member Price: $175.75

19

Aug

23

Aug

After Art VII

Grades: 2nd-8th

Days: Monday - Friday

Class Time: 03:00 PM- 05:45 PM

+ More Info

After Arts is an open-studio style program that will give students a choice to engage in different activities each day in visual arts, games, outdoor fun and more! Can be paired with a camp that runs from 9 - 3 pm or be a stand-alone program for your child.

August 19 - August 23 (03:00 pm-05:45 pm)
2nd-8th
7-13
Monday - Friday
General Price: $135 | Member Price: $0