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Vacation Programs for Children and Teens

2017 Vacation Art Programs!

  • Summer (June 26 - September 1)

Our popular vacation programs for children and teens provide students with the opportunity to try a variety of art mediums and develop new skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment, bringing families back year after year!

In our Children's Program and Preteen Program, students attend four classes daily in Visual Arts, Ceramics, Drama Activities and Sculpture/3D. Each student has the opportunity to learn and grow with friends and peers, while creating art and having fun! The New Art Center environment also gives children the opportunity to work with, and be inspired by our professional art instructors, who thrive on the enthusiasm of young artists. Each week, children gain a sense of accomplishment by creating and bringing home exciting projects inspired by our program themes!

Our Teen Day Program, & Teen Afternoon Ceramics Program enable teens to gain new skills while further developing their interests and abilities in the visual arts. Our teen programs are small and highly individualized to give teens the knowledge, confidence and skills to create beautiful and intriguing projects. Working in Painting/Drawing, Sculpture/Mixed Media and Ceramics, teens will have a great time!

The CIT Program at the New Art Center offers teens a unique opportunity to focus on leadership within an arts organization. Counselors in Training (CIT) work under the guidance of Teacher Assistants (TA's) and professional art instructors to learn about classroom management skills while building confidence working with young children. This is a chance to build your resume in a fun and rewarding environment! Learn More.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! High School Ceramics Workshop with Julie Fox. In this six-week, evening workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn new skills and advance current skills while exploring the possibilities of clay. Participants will be introduced to the entire process, including forming, glazing, and firing. Wheel throwing, hand building, surface decoration and combined techniques will be covered. Students will complete structured assignments as well as enjoy creative freedom by developing their own projects. Learn more and register here.

We are hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, May 20, from 1-4PM. Learn about our programs, participate in craft projects, take a tour of our facilities. You can find out more anytime by stopping by our main office at 61 Washington Park in Newtonville or calling 617-964-3424.

Check back in the fall for details about more 2017-18 Vacation Programs.