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Some things to consider when signing up for our In-Person Summer Programming:

All In-Person Programming will be outdoors and only one in-person program will run each week with a maximum of 10 participants. A waitlist will be available if maximum capacity for a program is reached. Please note that all participants will be given a health screening at the beginning of each day and will be asked to wear masks and maintain physical distancing with others at all times. Additionally, children who arrive from out-of-state need to quarantine for 14 days or be tested at day 7 before entering in-person summer programs.  A complete look at our policies and guidelines for summer camps can be found here.

Take a look at this video showing what an in-person program will look like for your camper this summer!


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2020 Summer Programs:

Story Time + Art (online)

Outdoor Inspirations (online)

Pop Art! (online)

Clay, Sculpt, Draw!

Illustration with Nancy Harrison (online)

Time Travelers: Art Around the World

Photograph then Draw (online)

Comics & Cartooning

Impressionist Painting Outdoors (online)

Digital Art in Motion

Textile Art

Jewelry Making

Macro photography in Nature

 

 


Instructor Bios


 

 

Storytime + Art (online)

Ages 4-6
June 22-June 26
10am-11:30am

Get ready for your day in this program made to inspire art through story and illustrations! From Grumpy Monkey to Jack and the Beanstalk, and Dragons Love Tacos, these young artists will work with Stephanie to recreate some illustration masterpieces! At home art bags will be available for pick up the week before and will include materials such as a watercolor set, heavy drawing paper, resist crayons, construction paper, glue, daily instructions, and more!

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

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Outdoor Inspirations (online)

Ages 7-10
June 22-June 26
12:30pm-2pm

These artists will work from home to create nature inspired art with amazing results! Rachael Wells will send kids outside to resource natural materials to utilize in their art. At home art bags will be available for pick up the week before and will include materials such as oil pastels, heavy drawing paper, charcoal pencil, daily instructions, and more!

Instructor: Rachael Wells

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Pop Art! (online)

Ages 7-10
June 29-July 3
10am-11:30am

Make your art POP with these extremely fun and fantastical projects based on the Pop Art movement. From the relationship of advertisement and art with Andy Warhol, to the comic creations of Roy Lichtenstein, students will be able to apply this new knowledge and techniques to their own art work. At home art bags will be available for pick up the week before and will include materials such as heavy drawing paper, resist crayons, construction paper, glue, stickers, patches, daily instructions, and more!

Instructor: Rachael Wells

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Clay, Sculpt, Draw!

Ages 7-10
July 6-July 10
8:30am-3pm

Join us for our first in-person program this summer! This class is designed for creativity and material exploration. Kids will learn about sculptors and the many materials one can use to create. They will design and build with materials such as sculpey clay, wooden parts, and more! In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon, Rachael Wells

 

This Class is Full! Call 802-253-8358 to be added to the waitlist.

 


Illustration with Nancy Harrison (online)

Ages 11-17
July 13-July 17
10am-12pm

We are thrilled to have The New York Times best-selling illustrator Nancy Harrison teach online learners some amazing tips and tricks while they create their own illustrations. From traditional to digital, these young illustrators will be inspired and challenged with new materials and techniques that will take their art to the next level. Projects are adaptable to what each student loves to draw and will have their creative brains on overdrive! Limited iPads will be available for loan from HDAC. At home art bags will be available for pick up the week before and include materials such as heavy drawing paper, charcoal pencil, daily instructions, and more!

Instructor: Nancy Harrison

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Time Travelers: Art Around the World

Ages 5-6
July 13-July 17
8:30am-11:30am

Bead, sculpt and paint your way around the world this summer!  This in-person program will incorporate the natural world and the art used by many different people all over. Using wood, clay, paint and more, these young artists will explore many different ways to create! In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Rachael Wells

 

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Photograph then Draw (online)

Ages 8-11
July 20-July 24
10-11:30am

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this online class designed to help young artists create artwork based on their photography and the work of master photographers. They will learn about what makes a good photograph and how to interpret it into a drawing. Art bags available for this online class will include charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, tracing paper, heavy drawing paper, and more!

Instructor: Rachael Wells

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Comics & Cartooning

Ages 10-15
July 20-July 24
8:30am-3pm

Work with accomplished cartoonist Dorinne Dorfman and learn what it takes to become a cartoonist and how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics. Young artists will also explore why they're drawn to a specific visual style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. They will expand on their concept of cartooning and illustration while strengthening their drawing skills, and finding inspiration from the outdoors! In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Dorinne Dorfman

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Impressionist Painting Outdoors (online)

Ages 7-10
July 27-31
10am-11:30am

Learn techniques from masters like Monet and Cezanne while exploring the world outside your door. Rachael will take these young artists through fun steps that will help them recreate their surroundings in a new way!  Art bags for this online class include watercolors, watercolor paper, other paints, pastels, and more!

Instructor: Rachael Wells

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Digital Art in Motion

Ages 11-17
July 27-31
8:30am-3pm

In this fascinating class where digital meets traditional art practices, Kristina Gosh guides campers through the world of thaumatropes and zoetropes, old-timey animation toys that are incredibly fun to make! Long before film and video were invented, people would entertain themselves by making these whirling image wheels to delight their friends and family. These young artists will create their own theme/story that will come to life through these toys and flipbooks, while learning about the fascinating history of moving pictures, and then translate their stories into digital formats using iMovie, GIFs, and animation software. They will take walking trips around the Art Center and Recreation Path to collect inspiration for their moving stories. Online portfolios will be created for each camper to document their artwork and creative process. In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Kristina Gosh

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Textile Art

Ages 7-10
August 3-7
8:30am-3pm

Learn all of the amazing ways materials can be used for creating art. From relief sculptures to accessories, and sewn images, these young artists will see the creative ways textile artists have used materials for their art and become inspired to make their own, incorporating natural materials collected on the way! In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Rachael Wells


This Class is Full! Call 802-253-8358 to be added to the waitlist.

 

 


Jewelry Making

Ages 11-17
August 10-14
8:30am-3pm

Rachael Wells will guide campers through a week of amazing jewelry making inspired by nature's patterns and materials collected outdoors. Young jewelry makers will be able to make their own beads, pendants, and other creations with natural materials and work with large beads and tiny seed beads for their one-of-a-kind creations. In-person classes are subject to change depending on community safety needs and mandates.

Instructor: Rachael Wells

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Macro Photography in Nature with Paul Rogers

Teen/Adult
Thursday, July 30 9:00am-11:00am
Friday July 31 online from 3:00pm-4:30pm

With Vermont wildflowers and flora in full swing, we are excited to offer a morning of photography with accomplished freelance photographer Paul Rogers, as he guides participants through the tips and tricks of wildflower/macro photography. Meet Paul at the Rec Path behind the Community Church for a nature walk while he shares tools and techniques to help participants create their own close-up work. Paul will collect the digital images for the day, and participants will meet online the next day to share their photographic successes and discuss solutions to common problems. This workshop is designed to integrate social distancing with meaningful learning; participants who can wear masks will be asked to do so when the class is closely gathered.

Instructor: Paul Rogers

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Instructor Bios - Summer 2020

Dorinne Dorfman, Ed. D. studied fine and commercial art at the School of Visual Arts, the University of Vermont, and Goddard College. For ten years, she taught a wide range of art courses to K-12 students and served as the director of a career academy of the arts. She completed masters and doctoral degrees in education and served as a school administrator. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at the Technical University of Berlin and conducted research on democratic secondary education in Germany. Her interests include child development in the arts, mindfulness, restorative practices, and full-service community schools.

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 design 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.

Kristina Gosh is an interdisciplinary teaching artist, curriculum designer, and art activist based in Chicago and Vermont. Her creative practice twists together digital and analog imagery, and explores the dichotomies of everyday life through installation, digital collage, social performance, writing, sculptural painting and yoga. Kristina taught at Columbia College Chicago for five years where she was on faculty in the television department and an arts integrationist and after-school instructor at the Center for Community Arts Partnerships. 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 mobile performance 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.

Nancy Harrison is an award-winning illustrator originally from Montreal, Canada, who is best known for illustrating the ”Who Was…?” biography series. Her art has also been published in more than 20 other children’s books, Time Magazine, Fortune, The Washington Post, and used for a Netflix series. Nancy has a B.F.A. in Illustration and graphic design, and a Masters Degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. In addition to working as a full-time illustrator, Nancy has been teaching Illustration and Digital Painting for the past 15 years in Philadelphia, San Jose, California and Vermont, passing along tips and tricks that help budding artists take their art to the next level. 

Rachael Wells is an artist and teacher from Stowe, Vermont. She recently graduated from The University of Vermont as a licensed teacher in Art and Special Education. While her primary focuses are in drawing and printmaking,  she also enjoys ceramics, painting, graphic design and jewelry-making. When she isn't making art or teaching, Rachael is hiking, baking or skiing. Rachael has been a friend of The Helen Day Art Center since 2018 when she started here as a student intern. She has worked with students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds at HDAC, The Fleming Museum of Art, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, JFK Elementary School, and Champlain Valley Union High School.  She spent her last year at UVM student teaching at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont and throwing pots in the UVM Pottery Co-Op Studio.


 

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