Express your creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, and crafts!
Young Artists: Grades 4–9
Explore the visual arts! Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, crafts, and more! Foster creativity and imagination, individuality, and collaboration. Display your work in the exhibition! Class size is limited to ensure one-on on-attention and art supply lists will be provided.
Diverse and fun project activities will be offered with a serious approach to art-making. We will focus on the fundamental concepts and processes in the fine arts including the study of various drawing techniques, experimentation with different media such as acrylic, tempera, and watercolor paints, explorations in collage, sculpture, and clay and special projects based on the works in the Neuberger Museum’s renowned art collection. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are essential parts of the program, with special attention given to the specific needs of each student.
At the conclusion of the program all our young artists will come together for an art exhibit. It will be open to family and friends, and allow the students an opportunity for recognition of the work they create during the program.
Young Artists Typical Day:
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Beginning of Day Check-In & Warm Up
Each day begins with an introduction to a fun new art making technique. We use this group time to ask questions and talk about what we have learned.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. New lesson/Project or Field Trip
Painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and more! Each day’s projects are designed to accommodate different interests and to create new experiences. Throughout the program, students develop both traditional and experimental artistic skills, while learning learn about art forms inspired from around the world and famous artists from our past and present. Students will have access to the valuable resources on the college campus such as state of the art facilities, skylight studios, outdoor sculptures.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. LUNCH
A 45 minute lunch break with their Teaching Assistants, usually eaten outside to enjoy the beautiful green space at Purchase College. This is a great time to re-charge for the afternoon by relaxing, playing games, and hanging out with new friends!
12:45 pm – 2:45 p.m. Group Activity & Individual Studio Time
After lunch we jump back in as a group to work together on a fun collaborative installation project. During the remainder of the day students have the opportunity to continue the group project or other individual projects with independent time to make what they love. The instructors will review students’ current projects one-on-one, introducing students to positive artistic feedback and suggestions for next steps.
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. End of Day Check-In
Artistic endeavors finish for the day and everyone engages in responsible studio clean up. We will check in as a group to address any questions or thoughts before heading home for the rest of the day. Ending the day as a group reinforces friendship and artistic community.
YTH 9180 / Young Artists
Session I: June 27 – July 8
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30 pm (9 sessions, no class July 4)
$1,080 for the first registration
$970 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (paid in full by May 6, 2022)
- Parent/caregiver check-in and out their student at designated location in Visual Arts Building.
- Students must bring lunch, refrigerators available.
- Children should wear old clothing or bring a shirt/smock. Please be sure that they come with plenty of water!
- The Visual Arts Building is air conditioned; children may want to bring a sweatshirt.
Student share their work with families and friends! During the program students vote on a theme for their final show. Together the staff and students will mount an exhibition of pieces made during our time together. Children will then bring their work home.