Spend your February (Grades 6 – 12), April (Grades 6 – 12), and Summer Vacation (Grades 7 – 12) expressing your ideas, developing skills, learning art techniques and building your art portfolio.

Our teens experience week-long studio intensive programs led by professional artists. Perfect for all experience levels, this is a great opportunity for teens to explore their interest in art, learn new techniques and skills, or build their portfolio. We group students by grade and maintain a high teacher-to-student ratio to ensure our teens have the most personalized experience with our talented faculty. All materials are provided.

Now offering more flexibility for our teens to pursue their interest in the arts – our studios are scheduled so that you can register for one or more studios in a given week, allowing you to pick and choose the medium you want to explore. Choose to spend your morning, afternoon, or all day learning Ceramics, Drawing, and Painting at the New Art Center! Register for one or more weeks – each studio has new lessons and projects every week.

Studio Options

Choose to come to the New Art Center for a morning studio, afternoon studio, or both. Pick which studio(s) to explore for the week.

Ceramics Studio

Learn handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques. Fire and glaze your finished pieces.

Location: 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA

Drawing Studio

Explore the techniques of drawing with various mediums which may include pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc. Work with a clothed live model for 1 session during the week. Plein air painting will be included during the summer when weather permits.

Location: 245 Walnut Street, Unit 213, Newton, MA

Schedule & Details

Step 1 – Choose Morning, Afternoon, or Both

Choose to register your teen for a morning studio or afternoon studio (for a 1/2 day at New Art) or both studios (for a full day at New Art). New lessons every week! Register them for multiple weeks to explore new subjects and concepts throughout the winter, spring, and summer.

Step 2 – Choose Studio Focus

For each studio, select the focus that your teen would like to explore for the week: Ceramics, Drawing, or Drawing & Painting during the summer. Each studio takes place at either our main building (61 Washington Park, Newton, MA) or our satellite location (245 Walnut Street, Unit 213, Newton, MA) which is a 7 min (0.3 mile) walk.

Things to Know

  • The Emergency Form deadline is 2 weeks before the start date. You will receive a link via email. You can also fill out the form here.
  • All materials are provided; all levels are welcome.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty!
  • Scholarships are available according to need, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email marte@newartcenter.org for an application.
  • View our policies here.
  • Full Day Students registered for both morning and afternoon studios should arrive at the location of their first studio and be picked up from the location of their second studio. 1/2 Day Students registered for only a morning or afternoon studio should be dropped off and picked up at the location of their class.

Full Day Student, Sample Schedule

Students with morning & afternoon studios should arrive at the location of their 1st studio and be picked up from the location of their 2nd studio.

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Arrival at 245 Walnut Street, Unit 213
10:10 AM – 1:00 PM Drawing Studio
2:00 PM – 4:50 PM Ceramics Studio
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Pick Up/Leave from 61 Washington Park

1/2 Day Student, Sample Schedule

Students registered for one studio should be dropped off and picked up at the same location of their one studio.

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Arrival at 245 Walnut Street, Unit 213
2:10 PM – 4:50 PM Drawing Studio
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Pick Up/Leave from 245 Walnut Street, Unit 213

Dates & Times

MLK DAY VACATION PROGRAM

PROGRAM DATE TIME GRADE MEDIA PRICE REGISTRATION
MLK Day Ceramics: Handbuilding January 18 2:00PM – 5:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Ceramics $95
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MLK Day Drawing January 18 2:00PM – 5:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Drawing $95
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FEBRUARY & APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DATE TIME GRADE MEDIA PRICE REGISTRATION
February Vacation – Morning February 16 – 19 10:00AM – 1:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Choose 1: Ceramics OR Drawing $290 /$260
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Register Now for Drawing!
February Vacation – Afternoon February 16 – 19 2:00PM – 5:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Choose 1: Ceramics OR Drawing $290 /$260
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April Vacation – Morning April 20– 23 10:00AM – 1:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Choose 1: Ceramics OR Drawing $290 /$260
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Register Now for Drawing!
April Vacation – Afternoon April 20– 23 2:00PM – 5:00PM 6 – 12 Grade Choose 1: Ceramics OR Drawing $290 /$260
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing!

SUMMER VACATION PROGRAMS

Register your teen for the grade they will be in during Fall 2021.

PROGRAM DATE TIME GRADE MEDIA PRICE REGISTRATION
Week 1 – Morning June 21 – 25 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Here for Ceramics!
Register Here for Drawing & Painting!
Week 1 – Afternoon June 21 – 25 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Here for Ceramics!
Register Here for Drawing & Painting!
Week 2 – Morning June 28 – July 2 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Here for Drawing & Painting!
Week 2 – Afternoon June 28 – July 2 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Here for Drawing & Painting!
Week 3 – Morning July 6 – 9 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$290 / $245
Register Here for Ceramics!
Register Here for Drawing & Painting!
Week 3 – Afternoon July 6 – 9 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$290 / $245
Register Here for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 4 – Morning July 12 – 16 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 4 – Afternoon July 12 – 16 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 5 – Morning July 19 – 23 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 5 – Afternoon July 19 – 23 2.00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 6 – Morning July 26 – 30 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 6 – Afternoon July 26 – 30 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 7 – Morning Aug 2 – 6 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 7 – Afternoon Aug 2 – 6 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 8 – Morning Aug 9 – 13 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 8 – Afternoon Aug 9 – 13 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 9 – Morning Aug 16 – 20 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 9 – Afternoon Aug 16 – 20 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 10 – Morning Aug 23 – 27 10:00AM – 1:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!
Week 10 – Afternoon Aug 23 – 27 2:00PM – 5:00PM 7 – 12 Grade Choose 1:

Ceramics OR Drawing & Painting

$355/$300
Register Now for Ceramics!
Register Now for Drawing & Painting!