Our Vacation Programs are back, with in-person and online options available!

Grades K-5 spend School and Summer Vacations immersed in the arts. New Art’s programs are designed for students interested in developing skills, creativity, and self expression at any ability level. Each week will be packed with possibilities, imagination, and fun as students explore 4 exciting activities each day: 2D, 3D, performing arts, and clay.

Program Overview

Spend your MLK Day, February, March, April, and Summer Vacations immersed in the arts! Each week will be packed with possibilities, imagination, and fun as students explore 4 exciting activities each day based on the week’s theme. Students will be divided into groups by grade. All materials will be provided. Register for one or more weeks. 

We are now offering hybrid options for our MLK Day, February, March, and April vacation programs. Students in grades 2 & 3 can attend these programs on Zoom for a morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions. Online morning sessions include drama and 2D art activities. Online afternoon sessions include clay and 3D art activities.

Drawing, Painting, 2D

Stimulate the creative process and enhance visual skills! Art techniques in drawing, painting, and printmaking are taught using a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage, or mixed media.

Sculpture, 3D

Create unique and imaginative sculptures! Explore such topics as 3D design, fiber arts, bookmaking, paper mache, and assemblage, using traditional and non-traditional materials.

Clay

Create in clay! Using air dry clay, learn handbuilding techniques including coiling, pinching, and sculpting. 

Performing Arts

Each class offers stimulating group games and performance opportunities. Students experiment with pantomime, improvisation, ensemble work, movement, and character creation.

Each day participate in 4 activities with new and exciting projects, perfect for all experience levels. Every week has a theme that projects and performances are based on. No two weeks are the same! We group students by grade and maintain a high teacher-to-student ratio. Register for one or more weeks.

children's ceramics

Ceramics

Create in clay! Using white stoneware clay, learn handbuilding techniques including coiling, pinching and sculpting. One-day workshops explore air-dry clay, while vacation workshops will be glazed and fired.

children's ceramics

Drawing, Painting, 2D

Stimulate the creative process and enhance visual skills! Art techniques in drawing, painting, and printmaking are taught using a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage or mixed media.

children's ceramics

Sculpture, 3D

Create unique and imaginative sculptures! Explore such topics as 3D design, fiber arts, bookmaking, paper mache, and assemblage, using traditional and non-traditional materials.

children's ceramics

Performing Arts

Each class offers stimulating group games and performance opportunities. Students experiment with pantomime, improvisation, ensemble work, movement and character creation.

Things to Know

  • Summer program – Register your child for the grade they will be entering in Fall 2021.
    • Emergency form deadline is 2 weeks before the start date. You will receive a link via email.
  • Participants must bring a lunch and two snacks each day. No nuts or peanuts please.
  • All materials provided; all levels welcome
  • There will be supervised outdoor time in Washington Park and New Art’s grounds, weather permitting
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty!
  • View our policies here.

Dates & Times

MLK DAY PROGRAM

PROGRAM DATE TIME GRADES REGISTRATION
MLK Day January 18 9AM – 4PM 2-5 Grade
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FEBRUARY, MARCH, AND APRIL VACATION

PROGRAM DATE TIME THEME PRICE GRADES REGISTER
February Vacation February 16 – 19 9:00AM –  4:00PM Mush! Iditarod in Newton $430.00 K-5
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March Vacation March 15 – 19 9:00AM – 4:00PM Pollinator Garden $535.00 K-5
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April Vacation April 20 – 23 9:00AM – 4:00PM Pollinator Garden $430.00 K-5
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SUMMER VACATION PROGRAMS

Register your child for the grade they will be entering in Fall 2021.

WEEK  DATES TIME THEME PRICE REGISTER
Week 1 June 21 – 25 9:00AM – 4:00PM A Galaxy Far, Far Away $480.00
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Week 2 June 28 – July 2 9:00AM – 4:00PM Bon Appetit: Food in Art $480.00
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Week 3 July 6 – 9 9:00AM – 4:00PM Oink! Quack! Moo! Farm-to-Easel $385.00
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Week 4 July 12 – 16 9:00AM – 4:00PM Honk! Capturing Citiscapes $480.00
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Week 5 July 19 – 23 9:00AM – 4:00PM POW! Comics in Action $480.00
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Week 6 July 26 – 30 9:00AM – 4:00PM Defying Gravity: Mobiles and Motion in Art $480.00
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Week 7 August 2 – 6 9:00AM – 4:00PM Heroes and Monsters from Greek Mythology $480.00
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Week 8 August 9 – 13 9:00AM – 4:00PM Step Right Up! A Week at the Circus $480.00
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Week 9 August 16 – 20 9:00AM – 4:00PM Ahoy! A Voyage of Maritime Art! $480.00
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Week 10 August 23 – 27 9:00AM – 4:00PM Pop Art $480.00
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