ed summer2017 Summer Camps!

Summer camps for ages 3-16 inspire young artists to explore, innovate and create!

HDAC MEMBERS save $25 on classes and camps!
Registration requires a $50 deposit. Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. There are no refunds for cancellations 30 days or fewer before the start of camp; a 15% administrative fee is non-refundable.
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Summer Camps 2017:

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS
Art Extravaganza | Art & Nature | Building and Ephemeral Art | Adventures in Public Art | Adventures in Photography | Painter's Sketchbook | Paper Arts & Book Sculpture | Storytelling Through Art Illustrations

TEEN SUMMER CAMPS
Young Filmmakers Workshop | July Fashion Design | August Fashion DesignStreet Art and Cartooning | Exquisite Animation Jam

Instructor Bios


 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE thanks to our Education Sponsors and individual donors!
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2017 ed class extravaganzaART EXTRAVAGANZA
A Stowe Parks and Rec partner camp
Ages 5-12
Session I: June 19-23
Session II: August 21-25
9:00am-12:00pm
Stretch your creative muscles with Action Painting, Mural Design, Found Object, and Mixed-Media collage. This week long, 1/2 day class, presents a rich opportunity to explore painting, sculpture, and more with traditional and non-traditional materials. Students will create exciting 2D and 3D art pieces. Combine this with another half-day camp at Stowe Parks and Rec for a full day of fun and activity!
Session I Instructor: Kristina Gosh
Session II InstructorRobyn Alvin


$120 single week | $190 both weeks
Register for this camp at:
www.stowerec.org or call 802-253-6138
*HDAC membership discount does not apply for these camps

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2017 ed class artnatureART AND NATURE
Ages 3-5
June 26th-June 30th

3 spots left, call to register; 802-253-8358
9:00am-12:00pm
Discover the great outdoors through art! Partake in nature walks, creative outdoor games and art using a variety of media. Art-making will be explored through story-telling, active exercises, and art projects created specifically for early learners. Each child will gain familiarity with art materials, practice observational and verbal skills, and work with other students through group projects.
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
$165 (member) | $190 (non-member)

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2017 ed class sawBUILDING AND EPHEMERAL ART 
July 10th-14th
Ages 6-8 
9:00am-4:00pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
Have fun in the morning with nails, hammers and saws!!  Campers will enjoy a variety of building projects that will help develop skills and techniques while working with wood and other materials.  Projects will include collaborative structures and both short term and longer projects from making an artistic bird house to an outdoor sculpture. In the afternoon Ephemeral Art will take place primarily in our outdoor classroom as students develop familiarity with naturally occurring art materials. We will create, build, and design with color, texture, and even ice. As students become acquainted with a variety of materials, they will enhance their creative capacity. The afternoons will be heavily documented, as much of the work will not outlast the class day. 
Building Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
Ephemeral Art Instructor: Robyn Alvin

Building and Ephemeral Art

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2017 ed class publicADVENTURES IN PUBLIC ART MAKING
July 10th-14th
Ages 9-13 
9:00am-3:00pm
$275 (member) | $300 (non-member)
Join the team and bring a powerful idea to life to share in our community! Campers will get to work in various media and collaborate on something BIG. The group will create a mural responding to the idea of BELONGING. The sky's the limit! In this camp, we will look at what artists are putting out into the world and share ideas of how we respond to art as we live alongside it.
Instructor: Kelly Holt 

Adventures in Public Art Making
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2017 ed class photographyADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
July 17th-21st 
Ages 7-11

Waitlist only; 802-253-8358

9:00am-3:00pm
$275 (member) | $300 (non-member)
Grab your camera and head out on some new adventures! Campers will experiment in the landscape, as well as in the Helen Day Art Center photo studio. The group will learn how to compose interesting images, combine photography with mixed media processes and try different camera techniques. We will also have fun with introductions to photographers and their work each day.
Instructor: Kelly Holt

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2017 ed class xtravPAINTER'S SKETCHBOOK
Ages 8-12
July 24th-28th
9:00am-3:00pm 
This camp has been immensely enjoyed for a number of Summers. Beginning and returning students explore the world of painting through guided instruction and individual choice. Students work from observation and from their imaginations. They learn art elements and principles through practice with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor, pastel and tempera. Students create both indoors and out. Their artwork delightfully captures the natural beauty and the wonder of  Stowe.  Field trips to a variety of local galleries directly expose children to various styles and masterful techniques. All students quickly bond and enthusiastically share ideas. This full week always passes far too quickly!
Instructor: Karen Abbruscato

Painter's Sketchbook Camp

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2017 ed class booksculpturePAPER ARTS AND BOOK SCULPTURE
July 31st-August 4th
Ages 6-12 
9:00am-12:00pm (morning camp)
OR
1pm-4pm (afternoon camp)
$165 (member) | $190 (non-member)

Afternoon Camp: Space Available
Morning Camp: Waitlist only 802-253-8358

Lock up your home libraries after this class! Students will creatively engage with paper and books in order to create sculptural and painted pieces. This camp will encourage students to expand their understanding of art creation, and canvas limitations. Two-dimensional materials will become three-dimensional explorations for our imaginations. Students will bring 2-D stories alive with created 3-D structures.  
Instructor: Robyn Alvin

Paper Arts and Book Sculpture (Afternoon)
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STORYTELLING THROUGH ART ILLUSTRATIONS
August 7th-11th
Ages 3-5
9:00am-12:00pm
$165 (member) | $190 (non-member)
Creativity is nearly natural while literacy is unavoidable. This play based class of art exploration will focus on storytelling. We will create daily characters, and explore our increasingly powerful imaginations as we illustrate our characters’ adventures. This class can be likened to introductory literacy learning through art exploration. This class will introduce students to kindergarten level concepts, such as exploration of character, setting and sequence as students develop their artistic and linguistic literacy. 
Instructor: Robyn Alvin

Storytelling Through Art Illustrations
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TEEN SUMMER CAMPS


2017 ed class filmmakingYOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
June 26th-30th
Ages 11-18

3 spots left, call to register; 802-253-8358
9:00am-3:00pm
$275 (member) | $300 (non-member)
What’s your favorite movie? Whether it’s Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally or Gone with the Wind, movies excite and fascinate us all. In this week-long workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make movies from the ground up. They’ll collaborate, in small groups, to write a short screenplay, build costumes and sets, direct and film scenes, and edit their movies. In previous workshops, young filmmakers have created such characters as secretive storm troopers, lonesome dogs, bungling burglars, elegant singers and triumphant FBI agents. This workshop is designed for those who possess filmmaking skills to those who have only dreamed of making their own movie.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh

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2017 ed class fashionFASHION DESIGN
July 24th-28th SPACE AVAILABLE
OR
August 14th-18th
Waitlist Only; 802-253-8358

Ages Ages 11-16
9:00am-3:00pm

$275 (member) | $300 (non-member)
Take pieces of clothing and rearrange them into a whole new wardrobe! Working on sewing machines, you will learn how to redesign old clothing into your new favorite outfit. Raid your closet, visit a used clothing store; bring buttons, sequins, lace, ribbon and other accessories to add. Basic sewing skills helpful but not necessary.
July Instructors: Donna Collins and Jolene Lane
August Instructors: Donna Collins and Robyn Alvin

July Fashion Design Camp

 
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2017 ed class cartooningSTREET ART AND CARTOONING
July 31-Aug 4
Ages 12-18

3 spots left, call to register; 802-253-8358
9:00am-4:00pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
Morning: What is street art and how does one take their own idea and place it alongside other images in a public space?  We'll work with stenciling, screen print and painting to create individual art pieces and then collage them collaboratively to a blank wall.  With an eye towards bold imagery, we'll use formal design elements, such as repetition, color, shape, and texture.  Looking at examples of decorated public spaces for inspiration, we will create our own changing 2-D landscape and document the changes along the way.  All materials will be non-toxic.
Afternoon: Do you have what it takes to become a cartoonist? In the afternoon, students will strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. Learn how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics. At the end of the week, students will have a book of comics that they made to take home with them!
Street Art Instructor: Leif Goldberg
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2017 ed class animationEXQUISITE ANIMATION JAM
August 7th-11th
Ages 11-18
9:00am-12:00pm
$165 (member) | $190 (non-member)
In this fun group animation project we will make an "exquisite corpse" animated movie, where each individual's piece connects to make a complete film.  Invented by the Surrealists, “exquisite corpse” is a method by which a group of images is collectively assembled.  This will be an open workshop, where different techniques (such as drawings, cutouts, and sand) will be demonstrated along the way to incorporate into the animated story.  To complete it we will compose a soundtrack for the film, which will be screened at the end of the week.
Instructor: Leif Goldberg

Exquisite Animation Jam

 

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Instructor Bios - Summer 2016


Karen Abbruscato has been a professional educator and visual artist for over thirty years. Her strategies are planned, developed and recalled from many experiences teaching all ages in a variety of schools and settings in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont. Karen presently lives in Lunenburg, Vermont where her artwork (Blue Spruce Studios) is focused upon Two-Dimensional Imagery and Fiber Arts.

Robyn Alvin currently works as an art educator, freelance photographer, and web developer while building experience toward her ultimate goal: becoming a curator for a funky, modern arts gallery. Alvin graduated from the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA with a BA concentrating on photography. She has worked as an assistant to Vermont painter Jess Grahan and since 2008 has worked as an assistant to artist and stonemason Thea Alvin. She has shown her fine art photography for the Goddard Gallery, is a regular at the Rock Paper Scissors Gallery in Morrisville, VT and continues build on her collective experiences with travel to Asia, Europe, and across the United States.

Donna Collins has been in the garment industry since the 4th grade when she sold doll clothes to her friends. She has done costume design for the Lyric Theatre and The Flynn Center for Performing Arts. She has also worked for Garnet Hill, Burton, Brystie and the Johnson Woolen Mill. Donna does everything from designing to pattern making and is currently working as a freelance design technician.

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon recently moved to Vermont and creates commissioned and gallery furniture pieces, as well as small production work She earned her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina State University where she taught deisgn and wood design classes. Stephanie spent 12 years working at an independent school in Washington D.C. teaching and creating art, woodworking, and ceramic curricula for all ages.

Leif Goldberg is an artist working & with drawing, printmaking, and film animation.  He teaches film production and animation at Burlington College.  His film work as part of collaborative projects has been exhibited in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and the RISD Museum and is showcased at Anthology Film Archive in 2013.  Leif's drawings and prints have been published in numerous anthologies and are held in collections around the world.

Kristina Gosh is an interdisciplinary teaching artist and art activist. Her art practice twists together digital and analog imagery and explores the dichotomies of everyday life. She experiments with installation, digital collage, social performance, writing and sculptural painting. Kristina taught aesthetics, video performance art, and video production & editing at Columbia College Chicago for five years and was an arts integrationist and after-school art instructor with Columbia's Center for Community Arts Partnership. Her work has been exhibited at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Center for Book & Paper Arts, The Chicago Humanities Festival, and Art on Track Chicago- a moving art festival on a CTA train. Kristina holds a double BA in Studio Art & French from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago.

Kelly Holt is a visual artist and Independent Curator currently exhibiting photography, video/installation and mixed media work. Holt has been involved in youth and adult art programs, workshops, summer camps, and research on the creative process at the following institutions: Helen Day Art Center, Johnson State College, Portland Museum of Art, River Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She received her BA from Boston College and her master’s degree in Art Education at Johnson State College. 

Jolene Lane’s mother taught her to sew as a young girl and she has not stopped since. She works as a home sewer for Prints & Patches Quilt Shop and also designs and creates her own products. Jolene has a MA in Art Education and is a licensed art teacher.

Sequana SkyeRN, BA, MFA, is a multi-faceted, multi-passionate artist. Her initial creative experiences were as writer, director and actor in stage productions in upstate New York. Since moving to Vermont in 2008, Sequana has branched out into filmmaking as a writer, director, and producer. Her team, in the 2014 Green Mt. Film Festival Film Slam, was awarded third place for the film, The Time is Right. Sequana has participated in many creative opportunities in Vermont including being a guest artist on the Arts Bus in Randolph, Vermont. She teaches her original filmmaking program Lights! Camera! Action! throughout the state. She was recently tapped to produce and manage an inaugural Film Slam sponsored by River Arts in Morrisville, scheduled for August 2016. Sequana earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is currently an MFA candidate in the Film program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Michael Zebrowski teaches sculpture and 3D art at Johnson State College. His work explores art, architecture, and science through the lens of “material culture” — the physical objects, artifacts, and spaces used by people to define their culture. Michael is the principal designer of the brand “this end up” and the founder of O P E N, an exhibition and event space in Geneva, N.Y. His most recent projects, installed at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, include the design/build Cube and the design Brooks Light Lab. He has a master’s degree in architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and has held academic positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Buffalo, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Morgan State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Mississippi State University.

Stephanie Zuppo is a Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer originally from Philadelphia, but currently stationed in Burlington, VT. She received her BFA in Illustration and Design at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and an MFA in Comics at The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. She was, up until recently, the head of library staff at The Schulz Library and currently teaches comics and cartooning workshops to kids and adults of all ages. Besides printing and distributing her own comics, she has also appeared in several comic anthologies, including Dirty  Diamonds #6Earthbound Party!Summer: Quick & Dirty #2, and Maple Key Comics issues 4 & 5. She is also the co-founder of Blank Party!- a video game based comics collective. Prior to moving to Vermont to learn about comics, she had worked as a freelancer, web & UI/UX designer, storyboard artist, and project manager for a couple of different companies. She is a master of many trades. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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