Summer 2022 Schedule

Summer 2022 Schedule

Another fun summer of art-making in our outdoor art tent.

All summer programs will be held in our outdoor, on-site art tent with the opportunity to head inside to the studio if the weather dictates (and if covid allows). Decisions about masking will be made as we get closer to summer and will be based on public health recommendations and guidelines.  Max 10 kids per week with two staff members.

Summer 2022 Schedule At-A-Glance

  • Session 1: July 5-8 (9-11:30am)  Art Exploration (Ages 5-10) — Full, register for waiting list
  • Session 2: July 11-15 (9-11:30am) Drawing and Painting (Ages 6-11) — Full, register for waiting list
  • Session 3A: July 18-22 (9-11:30am) Sculpture (Ages 6-11) — Full, register for waiting list
  • Session 3B: July 18-22 (1-4pm) Sewing and Fabric Design (Ages 9-12) — Full, register for waiting list
    ** includes an indoor component (electricity for sewing machines) 
  • Session 4: July 25-29 (9-11:30am)  Art Exploration (Ages 5-10) — Full, register for waiting list
  • Session 5: August 1-5 (9-11:30am) Fun With Fabric! (Ages 6-11) — Full, register for waiting list
  • Session 6: August 8-12 (1-4pm) Sewing and Fabric Design (Ages 9-12)
    ** includes an indoor component (electricity for sewing machines)

Daily Schedule

  • 9-9:15am arrival and meeting
  • 9:15-10am Art Block 1
  • 10-10:30am hand washing, snack, and games
  • 10:30-11:15am Art Block 2
  • 11:15-11:30am finish, choice, clean-up and goodbyes

Registration Info

Spaces are held on a first come, first serve basis once a registration form, completed waiver, AND full payment (check or Venmo @Lindsay-Fogg-Willits) are received. Students who withdraw from a summer session before June 15, 2022 will receive a full refund. After that point, an 80% refund will be issued. 

Art Exploration (Ages 5-10) 

Session 1 — Full, register for waiting list
July 5-8, 9- 11:30am

Session 4 — Full, register for waiting list
July 25-29, 9- 11:30am

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

A great program for kids who love making art and want to explore lots of approaches and materials! Projects throughout the week will focus on drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, fiber art, printmaking and more and will be inspired by a variety of themes and artists.

Register for Art Exploration

Drawing and Painting (Ages 6-11)

Session 2 — Full, register for waiting list
July 11-15

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

This week will be spent helping students to develop their painting and drawing skills through daily technique demonstrations, materials experimentation and projects exploring a variety of themes including landscape, portraiture, still life, figure drawing, abstraction and more. We will also learn ways that line, value, color, perspective and design principles can enhance a work of art. This is a fun and relaxed week of 2D art-making for children of all levels!

Register for Drawing and Painting

Sculpture (Ages 6-11)

Session 3A — Full, register for waiting list
July 18 – 22
9- 11:30am

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

A great workshop for children who have big imaginations and a love for building! We will work with clay, wood, cardboard, paper mache, wire and more to create a variety of small and large-scale sculptures.  Projects will explore a variety of themes and will occasionally be inspired by sculpture artists working locally and abroad. Come ready to get your hands messy!

Register for Sculpture

Sewing and Fabric Design (Ages 9-12) 

Session 3B — Full, register for waiting list
July 18-22

Session 6
August 8-12

Instructor: Talia Lefton

Learn to customize your own fabric and sew it into a wearable item! Using indigo dyeing and block printing techniques, you will design your own fabric to sew into a tote bag, skirt, or shorts. We will start the week with fabric decoration and familiarizing ourselves with operating a sewing machine, and will spend the second half of the week sewing a finished item! No previous sewing or dyeing experience needed!

Register for Sewing and Fabric Design

Fun with Fabric! (Ages 6-11)

Session 5 — Full, register for waiting list
August 1-5

Instructor: Talia Lefton

Spend the week exploring all the fun ways to make art with fabric!! Projects will include tie dye, wet felting, fabric collage, and more!! Lots of fun, wet and drippy, active art-making for kids who love creating functional and decorative art. 

Register for Fun with Fabric!

Our Staff: 

Lindsay Fogg-Willits (left) is the owner of Art Always and a frequent visiting artist to local schools and programs. She was also an art teacher at Northampton High School and spent 9 years as Administrative Director of Deerfield Academy’s Summer Arts Camp (DASAC). She lives in Florence with her husband and two children. 

Molly Carlisle (right) is Assistant Director of our in-person summer programs and a visiting instructor from time to time! She attended Mount Holyoke College, where she received a B.A in Studio Art, and spent a year studying painting and printmaking at the Lorenzo de’Medici School in Florence, Italy. Having spent four incredible summers teaching painting, printmaking, and batik at DASAC, she is excited to return to a relaxed camp environment and have some fun making art!

Talia Lefton has been a maker and daydreamer for as long as she can remember. She hot glued everything until she finally learned how to sew. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, Talia has developed her fiber art and teaching practice with a focus on community building and facilitating welcoming art making spaces.

Lexi Walters Wright, owner of High Five Books, isn’t part of our official summer program staff, BUT you’ll likely see her busying herself with High Five Books business while we’re in the midst of our art-making! She might even join in the fun from time to time.