Be bold - try something new! The Art Center is the place to embrace curiosity and explore your creativity. We offer experiential learning opportunities for students at all levels of artistic development and encourage new and experienced artists to investigate, take risks, build skills and be part of the meaning-making.
HDAC members save $25 on every class!
More information: 802-253-8358
$50 deposit required at time of registration
Payment in full due two weeks before the start of class.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for cancellations 14 days or fewer before a class; 30 days or fewer before a summer camp; a 15% administrative fee is non-refundable. Credit for tuition may be transferred to a future class and must be used within a year.
2017 Teen Summer Camps
TEEN SUMMER CAMPS
YOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
$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
$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
STREET ART AND CARTOONING
July 31-Aug 4
$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
Cartooning Instructor: Stephanie Zuppo
EXQUISITE ANIMATION JAM
$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
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.
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.
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 Skye, RN, 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. 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.
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 youth and adults of all ages. Besides printing and distributing her own comics, she has also appeared in several comic anthologies, including Dirty Diamonds #6, Earthbound 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 worked as a freelancer, web and UI/UX designer, storyboard artist, and project manager for a couple of different companies. She is a master of many trades.