Summer Program 2020

Although the studio is currently closed for COVID-19 social distancing, our hope (fingers crossed!!) is that we will be able to re-open for the 2020 Summer Program starting in late June. We encourage you to register for the program if you are interested. We will keep all registrants posted as the situation evolves.

The 2020 Summer Program is now a five-day-a-week, full-day (9:00-2:30) format!

The 2020 Summer Program at Muckykids is a unique opportunity for kids to indulge, explore, and expand their love of art and craft. With weekly themes, the kids can participate in a variety of hands-on projects that allow for experimentation with the concepts, techniques and supplies. We will spend the mornings together in the studio and then have lunch and gross motor play in the afternoons.

Drop-off is between 8:45-9:00. The morning starts at 9:00, and will consist of 3-4 structured art projects. With ample time throughout the week, we can extend the projects as inspiration strikes! We will break for a mid-morning snack and then continue art making until 12:00.

At 12:15 we will walk to Dudley Street Park (2 blocks away), where we will have a picnic lunch. Children bring their own lunch. The park has ample shade, climbing structures, water play and running space. Back at the studio by 2:00, we will have choice time until pick-up, which is from 2:30-2:45.

Ages 6-8yrs old. Enrollment is limited to 8. All weeks are taught by Liz Vance and a summer intern. The price is $500 per week.

Week 1: Art & Nature (June 22 – 26)
In this workshop we’ll expand on a favorite theme at Muckykids: combining traditional crafting techniques with found objects from nature. We will be printing with leaves, painting and embellishing stones, building dioramas, and making nature wands. We will also make sun prints at the park, craft with oven bake clay, have fun making animal puppets and acorn people, and plant a window display that will grow throughout the summer!
Week 1: Art & Nature (June 22 – 26): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 2: Paper Craft (June 29 – July 3)
Paper, as an artistic medium, has incredible potential. In this offering we will sculpt with it, stitch it, look at it under a microscope and even make handmade paper with our scraps. Students will also carve and build printing plates. Printing onto various types of paper will set us on course for crafting creations from the printed papers. Twirling mobiles, accordion books, rolled paper beads, banners, ‘trading’ cards, framed prints, as well as craft suggestions from the kids.
Week 2: Paper Craft (June 29 – July 3): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, $500.00 (2 of 8 spaces left) [REGISTER]

Week 3: Art & Science (July 6 – 10)
In this class, we will have a blast thinking and acting like the creative scientists that we already are! We will wonder why the physical world behaves as it does. In doing so, explorations with gravity, force and motion, friction, optics, electricity, density, and states of matter will be a part of this class. Some of the many activities will include: playing with substances that absorb, dissolve, melt, and/or evaporate, sculpting with gravity as a pulling force, pendulum painting, catching and bending light, making colorful potions and building simple circuits.
Week 3: Art & Science (July 6 – 10): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, $500.00 (4 of 8 spaces left) [REGISTER]

Week 4: Sculpture (July 13 – 17)
Over the course of this dynamic week, we will focus on various forms of sculpture, building techniques, and manipulating 2D materials into 3D objects. We will look at addictive and reductive forms of sculpture and play with kinetic vs. static sculpture. Foam, wire, clay, felt, rocks, wood, pompoms, and paper are a few of the materials we will sculpt with. Some of the projects will take inspiration from past and contemporary sculptors such as Alexander Calder, Andy Goldsworthy and Tara Donovan.
Week 4: Sculpture (July 13 – 17): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 5: Printmaking (July 20 – 24)
In this workshop we will explore some of the many forms of printmaking. We will carve printing plates, build printing plates, print with found objects, print with nature, and make our own stamps. We will print, draw into, and collect artist trading cards. We will make paper pouches to collect the cards in. Some of the printed pieces will be turned into hanging sculpture! And finally, the students will curate and choose two of their favorite prints to frame.
Week 5: Printmaking (July 20 – 24): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 6: Fiber Arts (July 27 – 31)
The world of fiber arts has a richness and depth that can take years to explore! During this week we will start by viewing fabrics, yarn and thread under a microscope to see how it’s made. From there we will make our own printed and marbled fabrics to use. Other projects will include: making fusible fabric garlands, painting on silk, building soft sculptures, creating designs or imagery for zipper pouches, as well as sewing, weaving and embroidery.
Week 6: Fiber Arts (July 27 – 31): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Central to Muckykids Art Studio’s philosophy is a commitment to open-ended, child-driven art education. We express this philosophy through art projects and activities that can easily adapt to a wide range of ages, interests, and artistic ambition. Whether your child already loves art or is just beginning their artistic journey, the Summer Program offers them a chance to grow.

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