Summer Classes

Summer Arts & 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 (scroll down). 

Registration is flexible, sign up for the weeks and classes that interest you. The weekly program runs Monday through Friday starting June 24 through August 30. There is no program offered during the week of August 19 through 23. You can receive a full refund if you notify me at least 72 hours before the class start date. All art and crafts materials are included in the cost of the class.

Scroll down the right side to see all class dates and times.

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To register and pay for class: Select the box of the name and dates of the class(es) you want to register for, fill out the form and pay via Paypal or Venmo. 

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 art and craft supplies. Parents can schedule sessions with their children's friends too.

I encourage parents and caregivers to join these sessions as well! Individual instruction costs $45, more than two children $25 per person.

To book sessions at your convenience contact me at (781) 343-1250 or nicoledonson@comcast.net to set up a date and time.  You decide the length of the class and then contact me to book when you want to meet and for how long. 

Sessions can be held indoors or outside if you wish, weather premitting. There is a large shady yard in front of my studio building with trees and grass. 

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Week-long classes

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Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board and much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-9)

Register for $250

Take an imaginary trip to the zoo and create 2D and 3D animal-themed art projects. Make papier mâché animals and animal masks. Sew felt and fleece stuffed animals by hand. Sculpt your favorite animal using air-dry clay, and use cardboard wire and other recyclables to build a monster, animal or other funky creature. Create paper collages inspired by Eric Carle’s books and practice drawing animals from photographs. (Ages 5 – 8)

Register for $250

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board and much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse and learn to do one point and two point perspective drawings. The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 8-10)

Register for $250

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk and fabric painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board and much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-9)

Register for $250

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Kids create artwork inspired by their favorite children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, Rainbow Fish, Pete the Cat, Monsters Love Trouble, Leaf Man, Elmer the Elephant, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. We’ll paint textures on paper and make collages as Eric Carle did, paint on pre-cut paper leaves and use 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. Each day we'll explore a two books, read each aloud and enjoy art projects inspired by that book. (Ages 4-7)

Register for $160

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board or creating a mirror made from clothes pins much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse and learn to do one point and two point perspective drawings. The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 8-10)

Register for $250

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board and much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-8)

Register for $250

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board or creating a mirror made from clothes pins much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse and learn to do one point and two point perspective drawings. The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 8-10)

Register for $250

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, painting a t-shirt with colorfast fabric paints, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics with glass tiles, air dry clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting,  silk painting and tie dye, paper mache, painting a canvas and/or bulletin board and much more. We will also do artwork inspired by Modern artists such as Monet, Picasso and Matisse  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the rest of the week will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-9)

Register for $250

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Kids create artwork inspired by their favorite children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, Rainbow Fish, Pete the Cat, Monsters Love Trouble, Leaf Man, Elmer the Elephant, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. We’ll paint textures on paper and make collages as Eric Carle did, 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. Each day we'll explore a two books, read each aloud and enjoy art projects inspired by that book. (Ages 4-7)

Register for $160