Kids Summer Art Programs 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor art programs happen at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery with an early drop off (9:45) and an early pick up (11:45)

Scholarships available for children on the reduced lunch program, or “Back Pack Snack Attack program or artistically-interested children 2018 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!

Jewelry making for teens and tweens

(Beginner Level, Ages 10-16) Design, create and wear your own unique, handcrafted jewelry! Ideal for older children and teens, this course explores different techniques for creating one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. A variety of glass, metal and wooden beads will be provided in addition to all necessary tools and materials, but students are encouraged to bring any beads, charms or broken jewelry to incorporate into their designs. 
August 20-251:00-3:00 pm ($125)

Instructor: May Meyers
Price: $125 for a week long summer art program
Session Dates: August 20-25, 1:00-3:00 pm ($125.)

Watercolor Pencils with Ayanna Terry

Learn to draw with this exciting medium which combines the control and precision of pencil drawing with the beautiful color blending of paint.  This is a very popular choice for kids who enjoy drawing and color pencils and want to take it a step further.

Materials:  Children need to bring their own set of watercolor pencils and watercolor pad (available from craft stores)

Ages 6-12

This is a week-long class from 10:00-12:00 PM at the Wallkill River School

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 20-24 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

Cel Animation Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Many may remember classic cartoons such as The Looney Tunes and The Flintstones. These cartoons were only made possible through celluloids, the roots of the animation industry. Although modern day technology has revolutionized the process, the influence of cel animation still remains. In this week long course, students will learn about the history and process of cel animation and use their newfound knowledge to create their own animation!

This course is ideal for ages 11-17.

This is a week long workshop which runs Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm.

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 13-17th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)

Fashion Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Fashion has existed for centuries as a form of expression. For those who want to express their sense of style through illustration, this is the class for you! Students will learn the techniques necessary to convey their ideas, such as using textures and color. By the end of the summer course, every student will have their own illustrative line of work to show off!

Ideal for ages 5-13 but older students are welcome and will be given more advanced projects.

This is a week long workshop which runs Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 13-17th 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

Advanced Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Are you a young illustrator looking to grow your abilities and skill-set? Then look no further! This summer camp provides guidance to the future artists of the world through illustrative techniques and multiple mediums, such as ink, markers, color pencils, and watercolor, and . Students will not only walk away with a stronger skill set, but also companions that share their love of the arts.

Ideal for ages 11-17.

This is a week long course which runs from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)

Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Illustration exists everywhere in the world around us, from television to books. Young ones who are interested in how to create through this stylized form of art are welcome to this week long summer camp. Children will learn the building blocks of illustration, from line and form to value and color. Students will have the ability to illustrate whatever comes to their imagination by the end of the course.

Ideal for ages 5-10 but older students are welcome and will be given more advance projects.

This is a week long course with morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
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Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

3D Drawing for Teens and Adults

Have fun drawing illusionary images with artist Shawn Dell Joyce and learn about value and shading! Great class for exceptional young artists and adults! Each class starts with a video demonstration of a 3D drawing, then you follow along step-by-step with Shawn as she takes you through the finished piece! Different subjects each day! Easy class for beginners to advanced artists. Take a single class or sign up for the whole week! Shawn Dell Joyce is a professional artist and founder of the Wallkill River School. Her work is in major museum collections and she has been teaching for more than 20 years.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 per day or $100 for 4 days
Session Dates: Aug. 6-9, 1-3pm, Mon.-Thurs. ($100.00)
any single day ($30.00)
Mon. July 30, 1-3pm ($30.)
Tues. July 31, 1-3pm ($30.)

Summer Figure Drawing Workshop 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)
August 20-24 10:00-12:00 ($125)

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 ($125.00)
August 13-17 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125.00)
August 27th-31st 10-12:00pm ADVANCED ($125.00)
Individual session ($35.00)

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: Aug 20-24 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125)
Advanced session Aug 27-31 1:00-3:00 ($125)
individual session ($35)

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 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)

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: Aug. 20-24 10:00AM-12:00PM ($125.)
Family rate (1adult & child) Aug. 20-24 10:00AM-12:00PM ($150.)

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.

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $125 for a week, Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon
Session Dates: Aug 27-31st, 2018 10am-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 13-17, 2018 10am-noon ($125.00)

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)

Summer 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)

Summer Watercolor Studio with Liam Vogel (beginner level: ages 8-17)

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

SUMMER ART PROGRAM SESSIONS

week long session: $125

$35 for an individual session

 

 

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

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; Painting bubbles on black canvas with oil pastels, sketching clear glass on black paper

Tuesday: Using watercolor to make paintings by blowing through a straw, and dropping it in splashes!

Wednesday: Learn colored pencil techniques to make colorful pet portraits and close up eye drawings

Thursday: Learn to use crayons as a resist with watercolor, and use a blowdryer on top of crayon to chase the color!

Friday: Use markers and coffee filters to create interesting prints, and use markers on plastic cups to make interesting “glass” flowers!

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Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 (materials included) for week Mon.-Fri. 1-3 PM
Session Dates: Aug. 20-24 ($125.)

“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)

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
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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.)

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.  We will have some Nerf guns for anyone to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own.  Water and low-sugar snacks will be served.  Class led by two adults and one teen helper. $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 30, Aug. 3 9:45am-11:45 Benedict Park ($125.00)
August 6-10, FULL ($FULL)
August 13-17, 9:45am-11:45 Benedict Park ($125.00)

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: Single day w/materials ($25.00)
Aug. 6-9 10am-noon at Benedict Park ($100.)

Summer Portraiture Workshop 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)