Nicole’s Art Spot Summer Program offers children a hands-on opportunity to delve into week-long intensive arts and crafts classes that interests them the most. In each class children can explore and expand their love of art and craft media. Classes are held weekly in the mornings from 9 am – noon and afternoons from 1 – 4 pm. Children can select from a range of unique classes that include Fabric Painting, Fashion Design, Yarn Felt and Fabric, Art and Crafts Smorgasbord, Sculpture, Trash Art and Clay, Modern Art Adventure and Animal Art and Crafts. Mixed age groups permit children to learn from each other, offer help and work together.
Students who enroll in morning and afternoon classes can have lunch with me outside or in the studio. There is a large backyard at my studio building with trees and grass and a picnic table where children can play and eat lunch.
Click here for Registration. Registration is flexible, sign up for the weeks and classes that interest you. The weekly program runs Monday through Friday starting June 26 to August 31. There is no program offered during the week of August 20th through August 24th.
Each half day class per week costs $195. 3 day classes is $120
There are discounts for multiple classes. The more classes, the higher the discount. See registration for costs.
A nutritious nut free snack will be served during each class and will include fruit and vegetables, cheese and crackers. If a child signs up for full days, please send him or her with a lunch from home.
Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up: Early drop off at 8:30 am is an additional $20. Late pick up at 5:30 pm is also an additional $20 per day.
July 15 – 19 (ages 8 – 12)
Arts-and-Crafts Fiesta- 1:00 to 4:00 pm
July 22 – 26 (ages 6 – 12 year olds)
Fabric Painting - 9:00 am to noon
Lunch: noon to 1:00 pm
Modern Art Adventure- 1:00 to 4:00 pm
August 5 – 9 (ages 5 – 10)
Modern Art Adventure - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
August 26 -31 (ages 8 – 12)
Sculpture, Trash Art, and Clay - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Lunch: noon to 1:00 pm
Arts-and-Crafts Smorgasbord - 9:00 am to noon
See descriptions below.
Learn popular silk and fabric-painting and decorating techniques using non-toxic colorfast dyes, fabric paints, and markers. Tie dye a t-shirt or other piece of clothing. Design and paint a T-shirt, scarf, sun-catcher, pillowcase, tote bag. Mix colors, thicken dyes, print with rubber stamps and make your own. Use other print-making techniques too. Turn original artwork into iron-on designs, and embellish your work with colorful sequins, buttons, or embroidery. (Ages 6-10)
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. Ages 6 - 10
Individual art and crafts art lesson, fabric painting, sewing, fabric arts and other art and craft activities.
Sketch and create fashion illustrations. View some magazines or other images of fashions you like for inspiration. Use a simple pattern or piece of clothing and revise it to express your personal style. Expect to complete a new pattern and a piece of clothing in this class. Purchase and select the fabric you would like to use at a local fabric store to complete your piece of clothing. If you are also taking fabric painting and dyeing use fabrics you paint and dye to sew your fashion ideas. All other materials are included in the cost of the class. Parents will need to buy the fabric we will use to sew and design clothing in this class. (Ages 10 to 15).
Get inspired by famous artists who worked during the late eighteenth century through early the late twentieth nineteenth century. Create self-portraits like Picasso and do whimsical and abstract paintings inspired by Wassily Kandinsly and Joan Miró. Spatter paint like Jackson Pollack. Create kinetic wire sculptures and mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder and collages using paper as did Henri Matisse. Make artwork as did impressionist Claude Monet and dot paintings like Georges Seurat. Learn a bit of art history each week as we will focus on one artist, see images his work, and create art inspired by that artist’s style (ages 5-11)
Create a whole bunch of cool crafts. Explore the art of mosaics and decorate a wooden mirror or picture frame with ceramic tiles and grout. Create jewelry from beads and use metal washers to create necklaces and bracelets. Decoupage a keepsake box or picture frame using decorative papers, colored tissue, fabric, glue-on jewels, and colorful beads. Decorate a T-shirt, tote bag, and sun-catcher with markers and paints or have fun doing tie dye. Use clothespins to create a funky original mirror and your own bulletin board—both painted, decorated and designed to fit your style. Use classic bookbinding techniques to make a hardbound journal, then decorate the cover with fabric or fancy papers and add stickers, ribbons, or glue-on jewels. Learn simple printmaking techniques: make a collagraph print plate by gluing cardboard and foam shapes to a piece of cardboard and etch your designs into a flat foam rectangle to print. Build and decorate desk accessories from wood and recycled materials, or create decorations to hang on your wall. (Ages 8-12)
Join us for this fun, creative mash-up of sculpture—using everything from clay, paper and plastics to wire and wood! Use all sorts of recyled materials—tin cans; corks; plastic and metal lids; plastic containers; egg cartons—to create funky sculptures. Create large papier mâché monsters and animals.Make wooden sculptures and build cars, airplanes and boats. Play with self-hardening clay and make beads or animals or other creatures from your imagination. Create cool wire sculptures of people and animals and make mobiles like Alexander Calder’s. Collect rocks and twigs and make a sculpture using things found nature. Learn book-binding to make a 3D book or journal. Take home a bunch of creations you’ll feel proud to share. (Ages 5-10).