Featherstone offers weeklong art camps for children ages three through teens on a six acre campus, inspiring young minds while exploring art and creativity. Camps are Monday through Friday, running from mid-June to mid-August for four age groups.
Summer Art Camp offerings include:
Magic Garden Summer Art Camp with Shannon Rueffer, Nancy Danielson & Melissa Knowles for children ages 3 to 5
Explore, Discover & Create Summer Art Camp with Coral Shockey for children ages 6 to 8
Ceramic Summer Art Camp with Sabrina Kuchta for children ages 9 to 11
Discovery Studio Summer Art Camp for children ages 12 and older: June 25: Printmaking with Allison Doherty July 2: Digital Photography with Karen Gourley Lehman July 9: Acrylic painting with Donna Straw July 16: Printmaking with Allison Doherty July 23: Digital Photography with Karen Gourley Lehman July 30: no camp August 6: Digital Photography with Karen Gourley Lehman For the weeks of: June 18, June 25 July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 Special Four day camp for the week of July 2: July 2, 3, 5 & 6 * Additional week of August 13-17 has been added for Explore, Discover & Create (ages 6-8) and Ceramics (ages 9-11) Monday - Friday 9AM – 12PM $350 per week ($280 for week of July 2)
Required Forms • Registration Form • Physician signed and dated Immunization Record or Health Care Record • Emergency Contact Form • Payment • Please provide any additional information that will help give your child a positive camp experience.
Magic Garden with Shannon Rueffer, Nancy Danielson & Melissa Knowles for children ages 3 to 5 For the weeks of: June 18, June 25, July 2 (4 day week), July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 Monday - Friday 9AM - 12PM $350 per week ($280 for week of July 2)
Join us as we share stories, negotiate nature, explore the elements of art, and mix media during art camp designed just for the preschooler! We will offer a wide range of art experiences to try different materials and techniques, all designed to build confidence and experiment with creativity, while also enriching basic fine motor skill development. Come find out what art means to the youngest among us! Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp. Explore, Discover & Create Summer Art Camp with Coral Shockey For Ages 6-8
For the weeks of: June 18, June 25, July 2 (4 day week), July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 Extra week: August 13-17 Monday - Friday 9AM - 12PM $350 per week ($280 for week of July 2)
Dare to explore, discover & create this summer! Children will be encouraged to observe the world around them and what better place than in the serene natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard? Children will learn about wildlife both plants and animals spanning from the land, sky and sea. They will in turn have the opportunity to color their world utilizing different artistic mediums. Campers will further their scope of explorations to the night’s sky, planets and constellations. Throughout our summer wildlife discovery, children will also learn about some of our favorite and inspirational artists. They will be encouraged to study the masters while discovering and developing their own art making process. This new Featherstone Summer Camp program is rooted in the foundation that by fostering a safe compassionate environment, where children have the freedom to explore the world around them, they will enhance their self confidence and discover a deeper understanding of their self expression through art. Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Ceramic Art Camp with Sabrina Kuchta for children ages 9 to 11 For the weeks of: June 18, June 25, July 2 (4 day week), July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 Extra week: August 13-17 Monday - Friday 9AM - 12PM $350 per week ($280 for week of July 2)
In this class we will focus on hand building techniques to explore 3d art, art in the round, and texture. We will create sculpture pieces such as food, creatures, and wind chimes and mobiles, but we will also make functional ware such as mugs, dinner ware, and vases. Monday: Building Up and Hollow forms/sculpture Tuesday: Slab Building Wednesday: Glazing Thursday: Fimo Friday: AssemblePlease note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Digital Photography with Karen Gourley Lehman For Ages 12 and older For the weeks of July 2, July 23, August 6 Monday - Friday 9AM – 12PM $350 per week ($280 for week of July 2) In this fun workshop, students will explore and expand their creative photo image-making skills while learning how to use the Digital Single Lens camera. They’ll learn to edit pictures in Adobe Photoshop and create inkjet prints. Constructive encouragement and feedback is ongoing while students spend the week doing a series of fun projects. At the end of class on Friday each student leaves with a portfolio/folder of new images. Bring your digital camera if you have one. Projects include: • portraiture — with natural light; self portraits and “studio” set-ups using props • a photo scavenger hunt • the Camera Obscura and pinhole cameras for making paper negatives • creating digital negatives in Photoshop for contact printing a cyanotype positive on cotton watercolor paper • the scanner as camera, for collage-making Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Explore Printmaking with Allison Doherty For Ages 12 and older For the weeks of June 25, July 16 Monday - Friday 9AM – 12PM $350 per week
This class supports the creativity, development and expression of young artists through the exploration of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques. Mastery of tools and materials will provide students with the confidence to find their artistic voices. This class can be tailored to the interests of those attending. All materials are provided. Bring a snack.
An introduction to several printmaking techniques including monoprinting, relief block printing and dry-point etching. MONOTYPE: A unique print is a one-of-a-kind transfer of an inked or painted image from a Plexiglas plate to paper pressure or by means of a press. Sometimes there is enough ink or paint residue left on the plate surface to pull a second, much lighter print. This is called a “ghost”. Each transfer is unique and cannot be exactly duplicated. RELIEF BLOCK PRINTING: The transfer of drawings and compositions that are cut into soft linoleum using carving tools and run a proof. DRY-POINT ETCHING: "Drawing" into Plexiglas sheets with a metal scribe, ink the sheets and print the results. This technique can be combined with other printmakingpossibilities, such as chine collé or with drawing to create a multi-layered final piece. Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Working With Acrylics: Focusing on Color and Design with Donna Straw For Ages 12 and older For the week of July 9 Monday - Friday 9AM – 12PM $350 per week
Welcome to Summer Art Camp and working with acrylics. We are going to continue to explore color mixing, color theory and design. • In this workshop we are going to work with a wide range of values through extensive color mixing in order to create contrasts and areas of emphasis in a unified work of art. We will discover how we can achieve a successful composition through the overlapping of images and grids. On the first day please bring in a box full of images, photos, objects, still- life subject matter, etc. that you will be interested in drawing, painting and fragmenting. • We are going to analyze styles of art from the Expressionist, Cubist and Futuristic Movements and begin to plan out our compositions and fragmented grids. We will think about how we can create interesting compositions by zooming-in, cropping off and breaking up our spaces. You can create grids out of concentric circles, continuos overlays, geometric shapes, cracked lines, webbed patterns, asymmetrical design, etc. • Painting on practice sheets, we will discuss and explore a wide variety of color theories so that we can decide which ones we want to incorporate in our paintings. In order to be successful, you will need to restrict yourself to a color theory. (mono-chromatic, tertiary, complementary, split-complementary, etc.) • Once we sketch our ideas onto the canvas and have our grids figured out the fun begins. Every time you cross over the line, you must change the color. Always think in terms of contrasting values so that the image stands out. You are going to have to use extensive color mixing to achieve your goal. Let's have fun! Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Afternoon art classes also offered for children ages 7 & older