Summer Matters for All Camps and Classes

Summer Matters for All Camps and Classes

“Explore the Arts at the Chaffee this summer”

Sliding Scale for reduced class and camp fees available. Contact Chaffee for information.  [email protected]

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CAMPS

Plein Air Camp
Plein Air is painting outdoors from real life surround by Mother Nature, Campers will paint what they see focusing on shapes and values instead of detail. Campers should be prepared for the elements. Inclement weather classes will be held in the Chaffee.
July 26-30
1-4pm
Ages 10-18
$125
Instructor: Dale Bills
Min 5
Max 10

Creative Metal Camp
Have a great week learning to sculpt in metal. While making your own small wall piece and a small sculpture, students will get to learn how to cut with a plasma machine, hand tools. The class will get to weld, using oxygen and acetylene. Learn how to form a small 3D sculpture exploring skills in hammering, forming techniques.
August 2-6
Ages 12+
1-4pm
$125
fee for materials, $25
Instructor: Piper Strong
Min 5
Max 6

Clay Camp
Campers will make several projects out of mid-fired stoneware clay. Projects may include: birdhouses, drinking vessels, bowls, wind chimes/mobiles, Pendants and storied wall hangings as well as some free time to make a few of your own ideas. Items will be fired in a kiln with fun melty food safe glazes. We will be creating for 3 days, then glazing and assembling for 3 days. On the final camp day, campers prepare for an Art Show to show off their creations.
2 weeks Mon, Tues, Fri schedule
Session 1: August 2, 3, 6 and 9, 10, 13
Session 2: August 16, 17, 19, and 23, 24, 26
Ages K-8
9-Noon
$125
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell
min 5
max 10

Draw with Color Camp
Intro to Drawing! The week will explore the fundamentals of drawing. This class will be an overview on eye/hand coordination skills, making marks on paper freely,  using line, shading, positive and negative space, perspective, and light. The class will explore a range of materials and techniques. Having fun with drawing in the beautiful setting of Chaffee. We will work with still life, plus  explore the gardens around Chaffee. Materials will include pencils, charcoal and some color.
August 16-20
Ages 9+
1-4pm
$125
Instructor: Piper Strong
Min 5
Max 10

The Art of Nature Camp
Campers will find patterns in nature while collecting material for fairy houses which will be made around the Chaffee trees. Pressed leaves and other found objects in clay. We will learn how to draw nature with various materials. Campers will be taking a short walk around a few blocks and be encouraged to discuss and share what they see.
Campers need to wear proper shoes.
August 9-12
Ages K-8
1-4p
$100                                   
Min 5
Max 10                                         
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell and Dale Bills

Puppet & Theatre Camp
Create a puppet using your imagination or a favorite character, then bring it to life in a play! Campers will design and create a puppet; work as a group to build a backdrop; write a play and act it out with a special screening for family and friends on the final camp day.
August 23-27
1-4pm
$125
Instructor:  Helvi Abatiell
Min 5
Max 10

Summer Matters Art Show Finale August 28th during Artisan Market

CLASSES

Saturdays 10-11
Kid’s Class (Click to see description and current schedule)

Clay 5 week Class
Students will learn how to build out of clay.
All projects will be fired and painted or glazed depending upon the piece.
Projects include: drinking or eating vessels, outdoor art, jewelry, carving, wheel work and more.
Please plan to attend all 5 classes so projects can be completed.
Wednesdays 10 to 11:30am
August 18, 25, and September 1, 8, 15
All ages, perfect for homeschoolers!
$100
min 6
max 10
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell

Clay 5 week Class
Students will learn how to build out of clay.
All projects will be fired and painted or glazed depending upon the piece. 
Projects include: drinking or eating vessels, outdoor art, jewelry, carving, wheel work and more.
Please plan to attend all 5 classes so projects can be completed.
Thursdays 3:45 to 5:15pm
August 26, and September 2, 9, 16, 23
$100
Ages K-8
min 6
max 10
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell

Teen Drawing Class
ARTNATUREFLOW … Drawing techniques inspired by nature.
Come join this weekly science-based drawing and painting techniques class inspired by Vermont’s beautiful natural environment. Jason Bemis, artist instructor and head lecturer for the AICCE Academy, will lead experiential drawing courses that focus on understanding how to construct common themes from nature (such as trees, clouds and mountains) by using color form and pattern techniques in a variety of mediums.
Wednesdays 2:30 to 4pm
Ages 12-18
$20 per week
min 6
max 10
Instructor: Jason Bemis

DO IT ALL … Draw, Paint, Sculpt, & Write Poetry
Teens, this is your opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic expression within ONE  life-changing day! Join this one-day workshop with multi-media artist, Fran Bull and work like an artist in the studio. Begin by DRAWING your visions, ideas and thoughts on paper. You might even want to include WORDS AND POETRY! Then, adapt these to PAINT AND CANVAS, learning about form, composition and color as we go. Take a leap into the THIRD dimension! Your painting now lives as sculpture.
August 7th
10-3pm
Ages 14+
Bring your lunch
$75 per person
Min 5, Max 10
Instructor: Fran Bull

FOR ALL CAMPS AND CLASSES:
• Must pre-register and pre-pay before class date;
• Safety Protocols, masks required*;

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