Summer Classes

In-person Summer Art & Crafts Classes for Children

Nicole’s Art Spot Summer Program offers children week-long in-person intensive arts and crafts classes and workshops. Class sizes are limited to 6 kids. Parents can also schedule individual or small group-classes.

Week-long classes

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Schedule an Individual or Small Group Session

Children choose an art or craft project and work at their own pace. They decide what they want to do, receive one-on-one attention and I provide the supplies. I encourage parents and caregivers to join these sessions as well! Individual instruction costs $45 per hour per family. To book sessions at your convenience contact me at (781) 343-1250 or nicoledonson@comcast.net to set up a date and time. Available times listed below.

Available Individual & Small Group Hours

6/28 -7/2: 9 am to 11 am
7/5 -7/9: 1 to 6 pm
7/12 – 7/16: 3 – 6 pm
7/19 – 7/23: 3:30 – 6 pm
7/26 – 7/30: 9 am – 11 am
8/2 – 8/6: 3:30 – 6 pm
8/16-8/20: 9 am – 11 am
8/30- 9/3: 3:30 - 6 pm
Saturdays: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 8/7 from 10 am – 5 pm

For now, classes will be held outside and will follow CDC recommendations and safety guidelines. We will wear masks and practice social distancing. There is a large shady backyard at my studio building with trees and grass where several tables will be set up six feet apart. If the CDC changes its protocols and deems it safe to move indoors classes take place inside my air-conditioned art studio.

Registration is flexible, sign up for the weeks and classes that interest you. The weekly program runs Monday through Friday starting July 5 through August 31. There is no program offered during the week of August 23rd through August 27th.

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Week-long classes

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Explore a variety of art and craft media: painting, drawing, wood, cardboard and wire sculpture,  printmaking, mosaics, collages, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting, clay, fabric painting and tie dye, paper mache, beaded jewelry, painting a bulletin board and much more.  Class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the following days will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-10)

Register for $160

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Join us to create artwork inspired by your favorite children's books. We'll investigate the artistic approaches in books like Where the Wild Things Are, Rainbow Fish, Leaf Man, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Pete the Cat, The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. We'll paint textures on paper and make collages as Eric Carle did, paint on paper leaves and apply a watercolor resist technique to make a leaf man, and use colored tissue paper to decorate rainbow fish and Elmer the elephant. We'll create monsters like the wild things and collages with dots and drawings using a purple crayon. We'll explore a book and then enjoy art projects inspired by that book.

Register for $150

Paint, print, tie-dye, and more. In this mixed media class, make art on fine fabrics and create crafts projects with felt, wool, and other fibers.  Learn popular silk painting and decorating techniques using non-toxic dyes, paints, and markers; tie dye a T-shirt or other piece of clothing; and design and paint a scarf, pillowcase, tote bag, or T-shirt. Make weavings with yarn, ribbons, and strips of fabric; practice simple hand-sewing techniques to make stuffed animals, pillows; and bags; and discover wet-felting to make felt from wool roving. To top it off,  embellish work with colorful sequins, buttons, and other assorted decorations.  Cost of class includes materials. (Ages 6-11)

Register for $250

Explore a variety of art and craft media: painting, sewing stuffed animals, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mosaics, collages, wet felting, clay, fabric painting and beaded jewelry. (ages 5-10)

Register for $195

Get inspired by famous artists who worked during the late eighteenth century through early the late twentieth nineteenth century: Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Seurat, Miró, Klimt and Kandinsky. Do whimsical and abstract paintings inspired by Wassily Kandinsly and Joan Miró, and spatter paint like Jackson Pollack. Create collages using paper as did Matisse and make artwork inspired by impressionist painters like Claude Monet and Vincent VanGogh and dot paintings like Georges Seurat. Learn a bit of art history each week as we will focus on one artist, see images their work, and create art inspired by that artist’s style. 

Register for $195

Join us for this fun, creative mash-up of sculpture using everything from paper and plastics to wire and wood! Make wooden sculptures and play with self hardening clay and make beads or animals or other imagined creatures. Create large paper mache monsters and animals. Use all sorts of recylced materials; tin cans, corks, plastic and metal lids, plastic containers, egg cartons– to create funky sculptures. Create cool wire sculptures of people and animals and make mobiles like Alexander Calder. Learn the art of book binding and create one of a kind journal. Take home a bunch of creations you’ll feel proud to share, The cost of materials is included in the cost of the class. (ages 6-10)
 

Register for $195












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