2024 Summer Art Camp registration opens Thursday, February 1st at 5:00PM
Please note: children must be the appropriate age for each camp by June 1, 2024. 3 week maximum registration per child - in an effort to make our camp weeks available to more families, we have instituted a 3 week maximum participation for each child.
Art Camps 2024
Featherstone offers weeklong art camps for children ages 3 through teens on our 6 acre bucolic campus, inspiring young minds to explore art and creativity. Camps are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM, beginning the mid June and running through mid August, for four age groups, plus a weeklong film camp with MV Film Society & MVTV from 1:00-5:00PM. Each week of camp costs $400 (except for shortened holiday weeks which are $320/4 day and $240/3 day). Further information, including required contact form can be found on the registration pages for each class below: Please note: Campers should bring a healthy, nut-free, mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Magic Garden Summer Art Camp with Helen Hall and Janet Howard for ages 3-4 *This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health ALL CAMPERS MUST BE POTTY TRAINED AND 3 YEARS OLD BY THE START OF OUR CAMP SEASON - JUNE 1, 2024* Art is all around us on the Featherstone campus. Join us as we investigate nature and learn elements of art and mix media during art camp designed just for the preschooler! We will offer a wide range of art experiences that utilize 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!
Explore, Discover & Create Summer Art Campwith Coral Shockey for ages 5-7 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.
Ceramics/Printmaking Summer Art Camp*with Sabrina Kuchta for ages 8-10
Ceramics: During this camp, students will focus on hand building techniques with clay to explore 3D art, art in the round, and texture. Children 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. Printmaking: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. An introduction to several printmaking techniques including monoprinting, relief block printing and dry-point etching.
Youth Filmmakers Camp with Michelle Vivian for ages 11-14
This 5 day camp is a collaborative production with MV Film Society and MVTV.
Discovery Studio Summer Art Camp for ages 11 and older Discovery Studio features a variety of different art mediums by week (weekly camp schedule coming soon):
Acrylic Painting: Focusing on Color and Design with Donna Straw 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, continuous 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!
Mixed Media Collage with Bricque Garber Mixed media collage is a visual representation made from an assembly of different forms, materials and sources to create a new whole. A Collage or Mixed Media piece may include paint, news paper clippings or pictures, ribbons, threads or yarns, bits of colored paper or hand made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and such... glued or otherwise affixed to a canvas or other solid support surfaces. It’s super fun and foolproof.!
Photography with Kate Patterson In this fun workshop, students will explore and expand their creative photo image-making skills while learning how to use the digital 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.
Exploring Printmaking with Allison Doherty 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. 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 printmaking possibilities, such as chine collé or with drawing to create a multi-layered final piece.