S u m m e r  M o r n i n g  S e r i e s

Workshops run from 9am (8:45 drop-off) to 12pm, Monday-Friday.

For artists entering K-2nd and 3rd-5th grades

$325 per week includes all materials and a sketchbook to keep.

After five months away from our young artists, we are so pleased to open the studio for two weeks of in person art making this summer!

Our Summer Morning Workshops are small, socially distanced classes with Teaching Artist Sharela Bonfield. Like our regular Summer Art Workshops, each session is created around a big idea that is explored through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more! Projects include collaborative and skill building activities, as well as ongoing projects and free art time. Artists spend time outside each day, except in extreme weather. Classes are limited to eight participants and two adults. Masks are mandatory for all participants.

Click here to learn more about the measures we have put in place for the health and safety of our staff and your family during the coronavirus crisis.

Not ready for a return to the studio? Join us for Virtual Summer Art Workshops instead! Click here for more info.

Aug 24-28  Places & Spaces (1 SPOT LEFT!)

What are our favorite places in the neighborhood? What spaces can we make ourselves, with materials familiar, new, and discovered along the way? This week, we will investigate artists inspired by specific and imagined places, like Francis Alÿs and Bodys Isek Kingelez, and artists who make space the subject of their work, like James Turrell. And what program about spaces would be complete without some good old fashioned fort building?

Aug 31-Sept 4  Unusual Art Materials (1 SPOT LEFT!)

Who needs paint from a bottle? This week, we will make art from things we don't usually consider art supplies; like food, wax and found objects. We will explore how artist Rashid Johnson uses everyday materials, like soap and shea butter, to create paintings, and look at artists like Louise Nevelson and Alberto Burri for inspiration on how we can transform discarded materials into art!

Sharela Bonfield is a Brooklyn-based textile artist and educator. She has exhibited nationally and has work in the collection of the Fortune Society. She began teaching as part of a two year fellowship with the Joan Mitchell Foundation and continues to teach with the Guggenheim’s Learning Through Art program, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Studio in a School. As a teaching artist her goal is to create a learning environment that addresses the needs of a diverse population and provides students an atmosphere in which creative thinking is encouraged and developed. Sharela received a BA in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art.