Summer Art Adventures

with Maya Rivera

Summer Art Adventures will take place from July 10 – August 11, 2023.
Artists are encouraged to bring a water bottle and snack. No previous art experience is required. Weekly cost includes all materials. 

Age ranges listed for each week of programming are suggestions based on the planned projects. If your artist is interested in a certain week’s theme and falls outside of the suggested age range, email Maya to discuss if it may be a good fit for your child.


Monday – Friday Mornings
9:30am – 12:00pm
Each week will culminate in an art reception on Fridays from 12:00-12:30.

Painting Week
July 10 – 14

Painting Week will involve close observation and practice in drawing and painting techniques to create layered, dimensional works on canvas, wood, and other surfaces. A light study on color theory and color mixing techniques will be explored daily. Materials will include acrylic, gouache, ink, and watercolor. We will practice observation skills through studying botanical artifacts, and discuss paintings of contrasting styles and methods for inspiration. Artists whose work we will consider include Georgia O’Keeffe, Alma Thomas, Sonia Delaunay, Vincent Van Gough, and local artist Edward Kwiatkowski. (To learn more about Kwiatkowski’s story and view some of his works, please visit

Cost: $225
Age: 8-14
Spaces available: 1

Printmaking Week
July 17 – 21

Over Printmaking Week, a variety of printmaking techniques and methods will be explored, including collagraph, relief printing, monoprinting, and more. We will consider and discuss different global traditions of printed textiles and symbolism to develop our own personal symbolic imagery through printmaking. Observation and drawing skills will come into practice this week in successfully planning and developing our printmaking designs. Julie Lapping Rivera will be visiting as a guest artist during the week.

Cost: $250
Age: 7-12
Spaces available: 0
Please inquire for waitlist!

Fiber Arts Week
July 24 – 28

Fiber Arts Week will focus on creating functional works of textile-based art, including embroidered and hand-sewn pillows, appliqué design, and textile design through stamped patterns and naturally dying fabrics. We will warp our own looms and learn simple weaving techniques to create a small weaving project, if time allows. Traditional textile designs from global cultures and symbolism will be discussed, and mindfully interpreted for inspiring our creative choices. 

Cost: $225
Age: 7-12
Spaces available: 1 

Weaving Week
July 31 – August 4

The second week of Fiber Arts-based projects will focus on weaving and tapestry. We will warp our own looms, learn different stitches, and use contrasting material to create multi-textured effects on a tapestry weaving. We will also create small wearable woven pouches, and if time allows, additional works of functional and decorative woven art. Similarly to the first Fiber Arts-themed week, we will discuss traditional tapestry designs from cultures around the world in terms of patterns, imagery, symbolism, and functionality to consider and inspire our creative choices. 

Cost: $225
Age: 7-12
Spaces available: 0
Please inquire for waitlist!

Sculpture Week
August 7 – 11

Sculpture Week will focus on creating works of art in 3D. Materials will include wood, aluminum foil, wire, air-dry clay, objects from nature, and recycled materials. Artists who will inspire some of our projects include Beverly Buchanan and the theme of home, Alexander Calder and his circus-themed series, and Andy Goldsworthy, who uses nature as a medium for sculpture. We will learn how these artists used balance, negative space, symbolism, and color to spark our ideas. Use of low-temperature hot glue tools will be assisted and fully supervised. 

Cost: $225
Age: 5-11
Spaces available: 1


How to Sign Up

Email Maya at with your artist’s name, age, and programming week(s) of interest to reserve their space for Summer Art Adventures.

Summer program payment or a deposit of $50 is due on June 10, 2023. If paying a deposit, the remaining program fee is due one week before the first day your child attends summer programming at the studio.

A completed Studio Emergency Contact & Waiver Form is required for artists to be dropped off for in-person studio programs. This form will be sent via email, along with payment details and directions & parking information. The Emergency Contact & Waiver Form may be completed at home and a digital copy emailed in. Alternatively, copies of the form are available at the studio to fill out at drop-off on the first day of programming your child attends.

Sibling Discount

After the first artist, additional artists from the same family receive a discounted rate of 10%.

Health & Safety 

Artists are encouraged to bring a snack and water bottle daily, and may enjoy their water or snack independent from other artists in the small library. If the group is ready for snack at the same time, we will take a break outside with an instructor present. Students are not permitted to share food brought from home.
If your child has a life-threatening food allergy, please let us know to ensure safety. Allergies are indicated on the Emergency Contact/Waiver Form as well.

Accessible restroom onsite
Regular sanitation of high-touch surfaces
Masks currently optional
Studio is air-conditioned

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