Age-appropriate, multi-media studio art classes, workshops, and field trips for aspiring artists
For students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade
The Create program introduces aspiring artists to the fundamentals of color, composition, line, and space as used in drawing, painting, pottery, and other media. In this morning art program, you learn the techniques that are introduced in class through hands-on practice. Not only do you gain a new appreciation for your improving talents, but you also sharpen your eye for the beauty all around you.
Students will spend the entire morning fully engaged in the artistic process, rotating through drawing classes, painting classes, pottery classes, and multi-media custom workshops.
There are two levels of instruction in the Create program:
- If you are a newcomer, you are provided with focused and supportive instruction in basic techniques and guided through each media as you discover your specific interests.
- If you are an intermediate student, you refine your skills through assistance provided by our experienced faculty, who work closely with you as you continue to develop more advanced techniques.
In addition to daily hands-on studio work, students at all levels study each of the art forms in context—the history, the cultural impacts, applications, traditional techniques, and aesthetics.
Trips to museums in and around Boston also enrich students’ knowledge and appreciation of particular artists and different artistic movements, as do supplemental readings of primary and secondary sources and art-related films.
The course culminates with an end-of-summer art show that brings together the unique and creative accomplishments of all Summer Session art students.