Summer Classes

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IN-PERSON SUMMER ART & CRAFTS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Nicole’s Art Spot Summer Program offers children week-long in-person intensive arts and crafts classes and workshops. Class sizes are limited to 6 kids. Parents can also schedule individual or small group-classes. 

Registration is flexible, sign up for the weeks and classes that interest you. The weekly program runs Monday through Friday starting July 11 through September 2. There is no program offered during the week of August 22rd through August 26th. You can receive a full refund if you notify me at least 72 hours before the class start date. All art and crafts materials are included in the cost of the class.

SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP SESSION

Children choose an art or craft project and work at their own pace. They decide what they want to do, receive one-on-one attention and I provide the supplies. Parents can schedule sessions with their children's friends, in the same "pod".  I encourage parents and caregivers to join these sessions as well! Individual instruction costs $45 per hour per family. To book sessions at your convenience contact me at (781) 343-1250 or nicoledonson@comcast.net to set up a date and time. The times listed below are the time windows when you can set up an individual or small group class. They are not length of the class, you simply contact me and let me know when you want to meet and for how long. 

I am fully vaccinated and for now, classes will be held outside and will follow CDC recommendations and safety guidelines. We will wear masks and practice social distancing. There is a large shady backyard at my studio building with trees and grass where several tables will be set up six feet apart. If the CDC changes its protocols and deems it safe to move indoors classes take place inside my air-conditioned art studio. 

If it rains classes will be held indoors or cancelled. I will contact parents to determine if they are comfortable with moving indoors. If most are uncomfortable, I will cancel class and a make up will be scheduled or I will give a refund for the day. 

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Week-long classes

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Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics and clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting, fabric painting and tie dye, paper mache, beaded jewelry, painting a bulletin board and much more.  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Other class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the following sessions will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-10)

Register for $250

Paint, print, tie-dye, and more. In this mixed media class, make art on fine fabrics and create crafts projects with felt, wool, and other fibers.  Learn popular silk painting and decorating techniques using non-toxic dyes, paints, and markers; tie dye a T-shirt or other piece of clothing; and design and paint a scarf, pillowcase, tote bag, or T-shirt. Make weavings with yarn, ribbons, and strips of fabric; practice simple hand-sewing techniques to make stuffed animals, pillows; and bags; and discover wet-felting to make felt from wool roving. To top it off,  embellish work with colorful sequins, buttons, and other assorted decorations.  Cost of class includes materials. (Ages 6-11)

Register for $250

Create a whole bunch of cool crafts. Explore the art of mosaics and decorate a wooden mirror or picture frame with ceramic tiles and grout. Decoupage a keepsake box or picture frame using decorative papers, colored tissue, fabric, glue-on jewels, and colorful beads. Decorate a T-shirt, tote bag, and sun-catcher with markers and paints. Use clothespins to create a funky original mirror and your own bulletin board—both painted, decorated and designed to fit your style. Build and decorate desk accessories from wood and recycled materials, or create decorations to hang on your wall. (Ages 5-10)

Register for $250

Explore and do a variety of art and craft media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mosaics, collages, wet felting, clay, fabric painting and jewelry. Using glass tiles learn the art of mosaics. Do paper mache, create sculptures from cardboard and wood. Make drawings of animals, learn to draw in one-point perspective. Using dyes and fabric paints, paint a silk sun-catcher, tote bag or t-shirt too. Projects will be discussed the first class and children decide what they would like to do each week. All materials are included in the class fee. (ages 5-10)

Register for $250

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Create artwork inspired by your favorite children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, Rainbow Fish, Pete the Cat, Monsters Love Trouble, Leaf Man, Elmer the Elephant, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. We’ll paint textures on paper and make collages as Eric Carle did, paint on pre-cut paper leaves and use a watercolor resist technique to make a leaf man, and use colored tissue paper to decorate rainbow fish and Elmer the elephant. We'll create monsters like the wild things and collages with dots and drawings using a purple crayon. Each day we'll explore a two books, read each aloud and enjoy art projects inspired by that book.

Register for $160

Kids will explore a variety of art and craft media: painting and drawing, wood, cardboard and wire sculpture;  printmaking and collages, mosaics and clay, sewing stuffed animals and pillows, wet felting, fabric painting and tie dye, paper mache, beaded jewelry, painting a bulletin board and much more.  The first day kids can choose from two art and craft projects to do. Future class projects will be discussed the first day and projects for the following sessions will be tailored to the children's interests. (ages 5-10)

Register for $250

Explore and do a variety of art and craft media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mosaics, collages, wet felting, clay, fabric painting and jewelry. Using glass tiles learn the art of mosaics. Do paper mache, create sculptures from cardboard and wood. Make drawings of animals, learn to draw in one-point perspective. Using dyes and fabric paints, paint a silk sun-catcher, tote bag or t-shirt too. Projects will be discussed the first class and children decide what they would like to do each week. All materials are included in the class fee. (ages 5-10)

Register for $250

Explore and do a variety of art and craft media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mosaics, collages, wet felting, clay, fabric painting and jewelry. Using glass tiles learn the art of mosaics. Do paper mache, create sculptures from cardboard and wood. Make drawings of animals, learn to draw in one-point perspective. Using dyes and fabric paints, paint a silk sun-catcher, tote bag or t-shirt too. Projects will be discussed the first class and children decide what they would like to do each week. All materials are included in the class fee. (ages 5-10)

Register for $250














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