Kids Summer Art Programs 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor art programs happen at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery, Indoor art programs happen in our Montgomery galleries, 232 Ward St..

Scholarships to be announced.  Scholarship Application

 

Mommy Time! Mom’s drop your child off for an art class and spend a little quiet time yourself! Enjoy coloring in our adult coloring book in a quiet place for two hours. Tea, coffee and cookies provided. Just a little bit of time to yourself to relax and decompress! $10 for the coloring book, use our colors or colored pencils, and enjoy a quiet space for the time your child is in class for the whole week!

Liam's Watercolor Studio (beginner level: ages 8-16)

This beginner level painting class is for kids and teens looking to get into the loose and colorful world of watercolor! Students will learn about the essential materials used in watercolor painting, the process of mixing, and how to strategically paint with layers. A wide range of fun and unique watercolor techniques will be used to create interesting textures and effects! Students will work from a mix of photographs and still life setups, to complete simple yet stunning works of art, the class will end with an observational floral painting. each class will finish with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, as well as a list of tips and projects that may be completed at home, if the student desires. basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them

SATURDAYS IN MAY

MAY 5, 12, 19, 26

2:00-4:00 pm

4 sessions: $120 non members -$100 members

$35 individual session

SUMMER ART PROGRAM SESSIONS

week long session: $125

$35 for an individual session

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 (non members) ($120)
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 (members) ($100 )
MAY 5th ($35)
MAY 12th ($35)
MAY 19th ($35)
MAY 26th ($35)
July 23-27 1:00pmm-3:00pm ($125)
Aug 13-17 10:00am-12:00pm ($125)
Individual session ($35)

Portraiture with Liam!

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Learn the basics of anatomical proportion, shading to capture skin tones, and getting a good likeness! Fun class drawing faces and portraits from busts and live models. Learn how to use charcoal and graphite. Materials supplied (sketchbook, charcoal, white pastel, pencils) For experienced artistic children, pre-teens, and teens.

Sessions run for 1 week $125.00

Individual session $35

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125. Mon-Fri
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Session Dates: July 16-20th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ($125.00)
August 6-10 th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)
Individual session ($35.00)

Sketching with Shawn Dell Joyce

Sketching from direct observation in nature! Open to children, adults and teens! Follow in the Footsteps of Jane Colden, and learn about Coldenham’s founding family, and America’s first female botanist; Jane Colden, who at 13, identified indigenous plants in our region. Participants will learn to identify and draw at least 10 indigenous plants, and keep a sketchbook with botanical notes and illustrations. Participants will learn the basics sketching from direct observation (plants, fields, buildings), and plant identification. Field hikes (walking) every day and sketchbooks plus materials provided to take home.  All ages welcome! Camp happens at Benedict Town Park in Montgomery$125 9:45-11:45, Mon-Fri. 

Following in the Footsteps of Jane Colden

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 from 10-noon, all materials provided at Benedict Town Park
Session Dates: July 16-20, 10am-noon Benedict Park ($125.00)
Single day w/materials ($30.00)
Aug. 6-10, 10am-noon at Benedict Park ($125.00)

Nerf Camp! - With Philip and Greg!

Great camp for boys and tomboys! Children will learn play imaginative war games based on World War II, Zombie Infection Games, and Scavenger Hunt style games. Great camp to get the kids out of the house, and away from the video/t.v. Please note that this camp will take place at Benedict Park and will be held outdoors rain/shine with shelter. Water and low-sugar snacks will be served.  Class led by two adults and one teen helpers. $125, 9:45am-11:45 Min. of  6 max. 14 per week Early drop off for this class!

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Instructor: Philip Barron
Price: $125/week Mon.-Fri. 9:45am-noon at Benedict Town Park
Session Dates: July 9-13 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)
July 16-20, 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)
July 23-27, 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)
July 30, Aug. 3 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)
August 6-10, 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)
August 13-17, 9:45am-12 Benedict Park ($125.00)

Pizza Party Lunch Between Camps

children cookingYour child gets to have pizza for lunch everyday! Plus hang out with a teen for the hour between the morning session of summer camp and the afternoon session begins. We supply drinks and pizza for $50/week per child. If your child is registered at a camp happening in our main building and at Benedict Park, transportation will be provided from the park to the building for the afternoon session with a licensed adult. If transportation is provided you must sign a waiver:  Hold Harmless. If your child is not transported than a waiver is not necessary.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $50/week
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: July 9-13 ($50)
July 16-20 ($50)
July 23-27 ($50)
July 30-Aug. 3 ($50)
August 6-10 ($50)
August 13-17 ($50)
August 20-24 ($50)
August 27-31 ($50.)

“Painting with the Stars” with Shawn Dell Joyce

Paint with the Art Stars! Learn about the Old Masters and a few modern/contemporary artists as well! Great class to learn about art history and different art making techniques. Each class you will be introduced to the work of a different artist, and work from the same subject using the same materials as that artist, and make a complete painting every day! Classical art training for children, easy to follow, step-by-step instruction, painting from direct observation using real art materials, easels, and still lifes. Class happens at Wallkill River School. Materials provided (ages 8-15) Adult may join in with child (family rate)! Monday-Friday 1-3pmchildren-painting

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 for the week per child, $50/week for adult
Session Dates: July 9-13, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Family rate (1 adult 1 Child) ($150.00)
July 23-27, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Aug. 13-17, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Adult 1 class only ($10.00)
Child 1 class only ($25.00)

All About Art for Children

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 7.27.41 AMSuperfun art program for the child who LOVES art and wants to learn how to do all different things like sketching, drawing with colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, watercolors, and more. Children will get a 100 PIECE ART KIT, SKETCH PAD as part of the class! YIPPEE! All materials included! Limited to 10 at Wallkill River School. Ages 5 and up,

Monday; learn to draw a still life from observation, make several sketches playing “musical easels” and turn one into a watercolor painting.

Tuesday: Use markers to make supercolorful portraits of animals, dogs, cats and others!

Wednesday: Learn to use oil pastels by scratchboarding and resist techniques using pastel and watercolor.

Thursday: Learn to use colored pencils to create really colorful tree murals and compositions.

Friday: Use crayons to create very different paintings including melted crayon paintings, resist paintings and wowzers colorful paintings!

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Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 (materials included) for week Mon.-Fri. 1-3pm
Session Dates: July 16-20, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Aug. 20-24, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)

Outdoor (plein air) Painting for Beginners with Shawn Dell!

Ages 7 and up-adult Have you ever wanted to paint the outdoors like the Impressionists? Now is your opportunity! Every day students will have the opportunity to paint a new outdoor scene at the beautiful Benedict Farm Park in Montgomery using a different media each day. Various painting techniques and the use of color will be learned and discussed, follow along step by step starting with a value sketch and ending with a finished piece. Class is open to children and adults, all materials provided including easels, canvas, etc. Join for a day or a week!  9:45-11:45 Materials Included $125

Monday-sketch

Tuesday-acrylic

Wednesday-watercolor

Thursday-pastel

Friday-free choice

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Mon.-Fri. 10am-12pm at Benedict Farm Park, 1675 Route 17K Montgomery
Session Dates: July 9-13, 10am-noon Benedict Park by Barns ($125.)
July 23-27 10am-noon Benedict Park ($125.)
July 30-Aug. 3 10am-noon Benedict Park ($125.)
Aug.13-17 10am-noon Benedict Park ($125.)

Drawing and Painting Animals With Liam Vogel

Learn how to create beautifully realistic drawings and paintings of your favorite furry friends! In this workshop, you will learn a variety of drawing and painting techniques that will be used to create your very own animal themed masterpiece! Topics covered in the class will include drawing birds to learn anatomical proportion, drawing dogs and cats to learn how to render realistic fur textures, and learning how light and color can be used to make your furry friend as visually pleasing  as possible. Students will spend the first 2 classes learning all of the necessary foundational techniques, and will move into acrylic painting during the rest of the sessions to complete an artwork of their favorite animal! All Materials will be supplied, but if the student wishes to do their final painting larger than 8×10, they may bring their own stretched canvas (no larger than 18×24.) Students must register for all 5 sessions to participate in the class, no single day drop-ins permitted. This is a beginner level course designed for teens, and pre teens.

week long session: $125

$35 for an individual session

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: July 16-20th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)
August 6-10th 10:00 AM -12:00 PM ($125.00)
individual session ($35)

Scavenger Sculpture with Amy!

For the third year in a row, join Amy Lewis Sweetman, Art Educator and AGRISCULPTURE Founder, on the beautiful Benedict Farm Park of Montgomery, NY for “SCAVENGER Sculpture with AGRISCULPTURE Amy.”  Using found natural materials along with recycled materials, learn techniques and processes of thinking, finding, and 3D creation in gorgeous natural settings of fields, woods and of course – on the banks of the Wallkill River!  Students make many small projects or one large project to take home during the week!  Ages 6-12.
 
(Minimum class size = 6)
Last week of July and then last week of August.
Instructor: Amy Lewis
Price: $125 for week, Mon.-Fri. 9:45am-11:45 Benedict Town Park, Montgomery
Session Dates: July 23-27, 2018 ($125.)
Aug. 27-31, 2018 ($125.)

Cartooning and Comic Strips with Cathy DeMaio

Learn to draw a cartoon character and make your own comic strip! Children learn elements of cartooning, story-telling and drawing) materials supplied; colored pencils and paper. Limited to 6 children at Wallkill River School.

Catherine DeMaio has BS and an MA in Art Education, and has taught children’s classes for more than ten years.

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for week, Mon.-Fri. 10am.noon
Session Dates: August 6-10, 2018 10-noon ($125.00)
July 9-13, 2018 10-noon ($125.00)

Watercolor Pencils I with Cathy DeMaio

Learn the basics of watercolor and using watercolor pencils to create beautiful sketches and paintings. Class limited to 6 children. Children need to bring their own set of watercolor pencils and watercolor pad (available from craft stores) class happens at Wallkill River School. Ages 6-12 at Wallkill River School.

Catherine DeMaio has BS and an MA in Art Education, and has taught children’s classes for more than ten years.

 

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for the week, Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon
Session Dates: July 16-20, 2018, 10am-noon ($125.00)
August 13-18, 2018 10am-noon ($125.00)

Collage with Cathy!

Children learn to combine scraps of colorful paper, textures, cloth and watercolors to make beautiful collages. Great fun for younger children! Limited to 6 kids, and all materials provided!

Catherine DeMaio has BS and an MA in Art Education, and has taught children’s classes for more than ten years.

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for a week. Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon
Session Dates: July 23-27, 2018 10am-noon ($125.)

Watercolor Pencils II with Cathy!

This is the second part of Watercolor Pencils and takes children to the next level of drawing. Children use watercolor pencils to create beautiful works of art from direct observation. Classical drawing skills and color use, as well as watercolor skills are taught. Children should bring their own set of watercolor pencils and a pad of watercolor paper. Limited to 6 children.

Catherine DeMaio has BS and an MA in Art Education, and has taught children’s classes for more than ten years.

Pears watercolor by Cathy DeMaio valued at $160
Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for a week, Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon
Session Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018 10am-noon ($125.)

Learn to Draw (Classical drawing for children and adults) with Shawn Dell Joyce!

Learn the basics of drawing like values/shading, drawing symmetrical objects, masses and perspective. This is a college-level class taught in a way that children can comprehend and use now to build skills that will change their artistic ability forever. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, this is the class for you! Perfect for adult and child together (note family discount) All materials provide. Offered  in studio, and in plein air. Ages 6 and up.

Shawn Dell Joyce has taught drawing classes for more than 20 years and is the founder of Wallkill River School. She’s a professional artist who has won many awards for her plein air works.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 (materials included) for week Mon.-Fri.
Session Dates: July 9-13, 1-3pm at Wallkill River School ($125.)
July 30-Aug. 3 1-3pm at Wallkill River School ($125.)
Family rate (1 adult, 1 child) July 30-Aug. 3 ($150.)
Aug. 6-10, 1-3pm at Wallkill River School ($125.)
Family rate (1 adult & child) Aug. 6-10 ($150.)
Aug. 20-24 10am-12 at Benedict Park (outdoors) ($125.)
Family rate (1adult & child) Aug. 20-24 ($150.)
online only (adult or child) for any week ($80.)

Masterpiece Mondays with Nicole Asendorf

Each week a new artist or subject will be taught. A range of mediums will be explored. This is the perfect camp for those that cannot commit to a full week. All classes are appropriate for ages 6-12 unless otherwise specified.

 

July 9- Seurat Pointillism

Students will learn about artist, Georges Seurat and the painting technique of pointillism. Students will then create their own pointillist painting.

 

July 16- Warhol Printmaking

Students will look at works by artist, Andy Warhol and create a project based on Pop Art. Painting and printmaking skills will be taught.

 

July 23- Chamberlain & Found Sculpture

Students will create sculptures using found objects that are both from nature and man made. While students are encouraged to bring found objects of their own, the instructor will also provide some. Artist, John Chamberlains work will be used as inspiration. Joining techniques and sculptural terms such as “in the round” will be taught.

 

July 30- Paper Mache Fabric Bowls

Students will create a 3 dimensional bowl using both paper mache and fabric.

 

August 6- Matisse Cutout Collage

Henri Matisse will be the artist of inspiration for this class. We will look at his later works known as the “Cut-Outs”. Students will then be guided to create a “Cut-out” of their own. Basic skills of cutting, color, positive and negative space, and collage will be discussed.

 

August 13- A Day at the Beach

The focus of this class is the beach. Students will be given step-by-step instructions for painting a beach scene using acrylic paint. Beginners are welcome!

 

August 20- Art Making Fun Ages 4-6

This class is designed for your littlest artist.

 

 

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: 9am-12pm $50.00 a session
Session Dates: July 9- Seurat Pointillism ($50.00)
July 16- Warhol Printmaking ($50.00)
July 23- Chamberlain & Found Sculpture ($50.00)
July 30- Paper Mache Fabric Bowls ($50.00)
August 6- Matisse Cutout Collage ($50.00)
August 13- A Day at the Beach ($50.00)
August 20- Art Making Fun Ages 4-6 ($50.00)

Summer Pastel Studio with Liam Vogel

This beginner level class is intended to give students a basic understanding of pastel painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of color, composition, and value, while using a variety of pastel painting approaches. students will work from still life setups to produce completed drawings, which we will critique as a group, in an attempt to discover the strengths/weaknesses of each student individually! basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific pastels/papers if they have them.

an advanced version of this class will be offered the week of August 27-31 from 1:00-3:00pm for students who are looking to learn more complex pastel skills, or for students who have taken the pastel studio class, and enjoyed it. ( basic drawing skills required for the advanced session)

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125 for week
Session Dates: July 30- August 3rd 10:00am-12:00pm ($125)
Aug 20-24 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125)
Advanced session Aug 27-31 1:00-3:00 ($125)
individual session ($35)

Summer Acrylic Studio with Liam Vogel (recommended ages 8-17)

This beginner level painting class is for kids looking to get into the wonderful world of painting! Students will learn about the essential materials used in painting, the process of color mixing, how to compose an underpainting, and how to paint from observation. Students will work from a mix of photographs and still life setups, to complete simple yet stunning works of art. each class will end with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, as well as a list of tips and projects that may be completed at home, if the student desires.basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them

week long session: $125

$35 for an individual session

 

an advanced version of this class will be offered the week of August 27-31 from 10:00am-12:00pm for students who are looking to learn more complex pastel skills, or for students who have taken the acrylic studio class, and enjoyed it. ( basic drawing/painting skills are required for the advanced session)

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: July 23-27 10:00am-12:00pm ($125)
August 13-17 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125)
Individual session ($35)

Figure Drawing with Liam Vogel ( Ages 13-18)

Have you wanted to improve your ability to draw people? perhaps your characters just don’t look right, or you would like to be able to sketch people on the bus, train, or other public place? well this is the class for you! This introductory figure drawing class is intended to teach students the foundational skills needed to draw the human figure. Students will work from a mix of images, and live models in class, to learn the essential elements and principles of figure drawing, such as shape, form, proportion, and overall anatomy. students will start each class with a warm up period, followed by a lesson on the elements and principles. each class will end with a longer drawing, followed by a group critique.

although this is an introductory class, it is suggested that students have some understanding of basic drawing.

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: July 30-August 3rd 1:00-3:00pm ($125)