No time to take a cross-country road trip with the kids this summer? Don’t worry! The Studios of Key West’s Summer Art School offers kids ages 8-13 plenty of opportunity for creative adventure, right in their own backyard. Over the course of 5 one-week sessions, each with a fun and creative theme, students discover and reimagine the world in unique ways. Kids may sign up for one or more weeks, and discounts are offered for siblings and multiple week enrollments. Art School is specially designed to provide plenty of one-on-one attention through small class size and hands-on activities. Enthusiastic teachers guide students through a variety of experiences ranging from learning acting skills and putting on a performance, creating artwork and presenting a group exhibition, experimenting with mixed media, and pirate-themed stage-fighting!

Sessions are $265/week, $240/week for members (discounts for multiple weeks and siblings) daily healthy lunch included.

All camps will be held at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.

Camp Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 3pm

Ages 8-13

Week 1, June 11 – 15

Drama Club:  Let your flair for the dramatic come through in full force. Director and acting coach Annie Miners will walk you through scenes, and help you make an impact on stage. At the end of the week, you’ll have a chance to show off your new skills in a special performance.

Instructor: Annie Miners

Week 2, June 18 – 22

Art School:  Katie Holtkamp leads art-minded students through a week of activities and projects, in a variety of media. The week will culminate with an exhibition of your child’s favorite masterpieces.

Instructor: Katie Holtkamp

Week 3, June 25 – 29

Mixed Media Experimentation: Students will learn how to use paint and paper in one piece of artwork. We will be experimenting with various art forms including: sketching, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and collage art, photo montage, and found objects. Students will spend time observing other artwork and develop their own self- expression.

Instructor: Tara Popick

Week 4, July 9 – 13

Pirate Adventures: Local actor and stage-fighting choreographer Mathias Maloff helps older kids reconnect with their sense of play. Build a spyglass, learn creative swordplay, search for treasure, and test your skills in “battle” during this week of creative and active playtime.

Instructor: Mathias Maloff

Week 5, July 23 – 27

Old Masters, New Masters: Tara Popick shares some light art history, allowing past masters to inspire young artists in the making. Students will have an opportunity to recreate a classic work, step by step and also explore their own creative ideas with a variety of media (painting, drawing, collage, etc). The week culminate with a special exhibition.

Instructor: Tara Popick

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