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!

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 10-noon, 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-noon 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
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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)

“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!  10am-12pm 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.)

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. 10am-noon 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: July 9-13, 2018 10-noon ($125.00)
Aug. 6-10. 2018, 10am-noon ($125.)

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)
Aug. 20-24, 2018 10am-noon ($125.)

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.)
Aug. 27-31, 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 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.)