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Art and Ecology (with Ivy Michelle Berg)
  • Ages 5 to 6, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
  • Ages 5 to 6, Mon 08/25 Tue 08/26 Wed 08/27 Thu 08/28 Fri 08/29
  • Ages 7 to 8, Mon 08/25 Tue 08/26 Wed 08/27 Thu 08/28 Fri 08/29
Art and Ecology We live in a beautiful world. Our incredible living planet inspires so much of what we see as beautiful in art. Come on a journey of learning about the natural world and its celebration through art. Each day we will explore a different ecosystem including the ocean, rainforest, wetlands, desert, and tundra. We will discuss various plants and animals that inhabit each of these ecosystems and the roles these ecosystems play in the health of our planet. Art projects will feature the ecosystem and animals of the day. We will also learn about recycling and creating art out of "found objects." Students signing up multiple sessions will find that we focus on different animals and plants in each session as there is always more to learning about our living world. Teacher: Ivy Michelle Berg
Sections:

Ages 5 to 6
$175.00 Course Fee - $20.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 5 to 6
$175.00 Course Fee - $20.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/25, Tuesday 08/26, Wednesday 08/27, Thursday 08/28, Friday 08/29, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 7 to 8
$175.00 Course Fee - $20.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/25, Tuesday 08/26, Wednesday 08/27, Thursday 08/28, Friday 08/29, 01:00 - 04:00 PM

Community Arts Full Day (with Courtney Surmanek)
  • Ages 5 to 6, Mon 08/11 Tue 08/12 Wed 08/13 Thu 08/14 Fri 08/15
  • Ages 7 to 8, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
  • Ages 9 to 10, Mon 08/25 Tue 08/26 Wed 08/27 Thu 08/28 Fri 08/29
Community Arts Full Day Community Arts Community Arts will empower students as they develop a sense of confidence in themselves through learned skills in art making practices, as well as the impact they will have on their immediate community! Students will explore the technical aspects of various art mediums (drawing, painting, mixed media, and printmaking), with a focus on creativity, freedom of expression and collaboration. Working in collaboration with one local organization per week, classes will donate 1-2 of the works created. Get ready for a whole lot of learning and a whole lot of fun! Community Arts offers age appropriate projects. July 28 - August 1 camp week - Long Island Veterans Home Friday, August 1 from 4:30- 5:00pm (after camp, transportation not provided) Reception at the Long Island Veteran's Home, 100 Patriots Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790 Students will bring one painting, made throughout the course of the week, to be donated to a Veteran and displayed at the Veterans Home's Art Gallery. Students will get to mingle with residents in the LIVH's Art Program, and see their hard work pay off! Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend for this special opportunity! August 11 - 15 camp week - American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge NYC (to be donated to Hope Lodge in NYC) August 18 – 22 camp week - Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island Thursday, August 21 from 12:15- 1:00pm (during camp hours) Arthur Copelman, President of the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, will be coming to the Mills Pond House speak and do an activity with students. Come learn about what CRESLI does, and hear some fun facts about whales, dolphins, and other exciting marine mammals you can see just off Long Island's coast! Half-day students are encouraged to stay later, or come in earlier on this day, although it is not required. August 25 - 29 camp week - Riverhead Foundation (as part of the Long Island Aquarium) ****************************************************Minimum Age: Children must be entering Kindergarten in September 2014
Sections:

Ages 5 to 6
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/11, Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, Thursday 08/14, Friday 08/15, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 7 to 8
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 9 to 10
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/25, Tuesday 08/26, Wednesday 08/27, Thursday 08/28, Friday 08/29, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Community Arts Half Day (with Courtney Surmanek)
  • Ages 5 to 6, Mon 08/11 Tue 08/12 Wed 08/13 Thu 08/14 Fri 08/15
  • Ages 5 to 6, Mon 08/11 Tue 08/12 Wed 08/13 Thu 08/14 Fri 08/15
  • Ages 7 to 8, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
  • Ages 7 to 8, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
  • Ages 9 to 10, Mon 08/25 Tue 08/26 Wed 08/27 Thu 08/28 Fri 08/29
  • Ages 9 to 10, Mon 08/25 Tue 08/26 Wed 08/27 Thu 08/28 Fri 08/29
Community Arts Half Day Community Arts Community Arts will empower students as they develop a sense of confidence in themselves through learned skills in art making practices, as well as the impact they will have on their immediate community! Students will explore the technical aspects of various art mediums (drawing, painting, mixed media, and printmaking), with a focus on creativity, freedom of expression and collaboration. Working in collaboration with one local organization per week, classes will donate 1-2 of the works created. Organizations include the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, St. James Healthcare, Coastal Research & Education Society of LI, and the LI State Veterans Home. Get ready for a whole lot of learning and a whole lot of fun! Community Arts offers age appropriate projects and different projects will be completed in the morning/ afternoon to allow for the fullest half-day experience possible!*****************************************Minimum Age - Students must be entering Kindergarten September 2014
Sections:

Ages 5 to 6
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/11, Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, Thursday 08/14, Friday 08/15, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 5 to 6
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/11, Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, Thursday 08/14, Friday 08/15, 01:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 7 to 8
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 7 to 8
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 01:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 9 to 10
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/25, Tuesday 08/26, Wednesday 08/27, Thursday 08/28, Friday 08/29, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 9 to 10
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/25, Tuesday 08/26, Wednesday 08/27, Thursday 08/28, Friday 08/29, 01:00 - 04:00 PM

Drawing & Painting for Young Artists (with Krista Biedenbach)
  • Ages 10 to 12, Mon 08/04 Tue 08/05 Wed 08/06 Thu 08/07 Fri 08/08
  • Ages 10 to 12, Mon 08/04 Tue 08/05 Wed 08/06 Thu 08/07 Fri 08/08
  • Ages 7 to 9, Mon 08/11 Tue 08/12 Wed 08/13 Thu 08/14 Fri 08/15
  • Ages 7 to 9, Mon 08/11 Tue 08/12 Wed 08/13 Thu 08/14 Fri 08/15
  • Ages 10 to 12, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
  • Ages 10 to 12, Mon 08/18 Tue 08/19 Wed 08/20 Thu 08/21 Fri 08/22
Drawing & Painting for Young Artists Get set for an exciting, fun-filled week all about ART! Students will discover all of the possibilities of art making while delving into a variety of drawing and painting explorations. Students will explore a variety of drawing and painting techniques offering them many creative paths to express their ideas. After a thorough understanding of the material and/or technique is achieved, students will be able to apply this knowledge to create wonderful works of art! Students will explore charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencils, pan and liquid watercolor, tempera paint and more. Personal style is celebrated and age appropriate activities will be executed. Returning students will find each week to be a new, unique experience.
Sections:

Ages 10 to 12
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/04, Tuesday 08/05, Wednesday 08/06, Thursday 08/07, Friday 08/08, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 10 to 12
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/04, Tuesday 08/05, Wednesday 08/06, Thursday 08/07, Friday 08/08, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 7 to 9
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/11, Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, Thursday 08/14, Friday 08/15, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 7 to 9
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/11, Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, Thursday 08/14, Friday 08/15, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Ages 10 to 12
$350.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 09:00 - 04:00 PM

Ages 10 to 12
$185.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Monday 08/18, Tuesday 08/19, Wednesday 08/20, Thursday 08/21, Friday 08/22, 09:00 - 12:00 PM

Drawing Heads, Hands and Feet (with Chris Ann Ambery)
  • Ages 18 to 99, Tues 08/05 to 08/26
Drawing Heads, Hands and Feet The objective of this course is to help the student to learn to draw heads, hands and feet. The class will focus on understanding structure in order to enhance the student’s drawing. Supplies Needed: Soft Vine Charcoal—Kneaded eraser—Newsprint pad
Sections:

Ages 18 to 99
$104.00 Course Fee - Materials Fee
Tuesdays 08/05, 08/12, 08/19, 08/26, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Fashion Illustration Intermediate Ages 10-12 (with Irene Paquette Tetrault)
  • Ages 10 to 12, Weds 08/20 to 08/27
Fashion Illustration Intermediate Ages 10-12 Week 1: Students will be taught how to draw a proper fashion figure in several poses. An introduction to the History of Fashion will also be covered and the influence it has over current styles. Students will explore how to draw faces in different positions as well as various hairstyles, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Week 2: Everything learned from week one will be put into action. Students will be creating their own designs with all their new Fashion Designing skills. Optional assignments will be given such as Costume Design, design a red carpet gown for a celebrity or Bridal gowns. Interested students can model for the class to give a feel of what a Master Fashion Illustration class is like. All levels of Fashion Students welcome.
Sections:

Ages 10 to 12
$104.00 Course Fee - Materials Fee
Wednesdays 08/20, 08/27, 10:00 - 02:00 PM

Fashion Illustration Junior Ages 6-8 (with Irene Paquette Tetrault)
  • Ages 6 to 8, Tues 08/19 to 08/26
Fashion Illustration Junior Ages 6-8 Week 1: Students will learn how to draw the Fashion Figure. Attention will also be given to how to draw faces, shoes, various hairstyles and all kinds of jewelry. Students will even be given a chance to model like in a Master Fashion Illustration class! Week 2: Let the designing begin! Student will spend the second week of class creating original designs with their new Fashion Illustration skills. Optional assignments will be given such as designing a new gown for their favorite Princess, Costume design and Bridal gowns. A must for any young designer!
Sections:

Ages 6 to 8
$104.00 Course Fee - Materials Fee
Tuesdays 08/19, 08/26, 10:00 - 02:00 PM

Introduction to Painting with Watercolors for Adults (with Chris Ann Ambery)
  • Ages 18 to 99, Weds 08/06 to 08/27
Introduction to Painting with Watercolors for Adults The objective of this class is to introduce the student to painting with watercolors. This is a beginner through intermediate level class. Participants will learn about different types of watercolor paper, brushes, paints as well as various painting techniques. Supplies Needed: • 5.5 x 8.5 140 lb. watercolor pad for exercises • 9 x 12 140 lb. watercolor pad for paintings • 1 large & 1 medium flat (bright) watercolor brush for washes s • 1 medium & 1 small round brush • Tubes of watercolor paint , at a minimum you will need ultra-marine blue, viridian green, cadmium yellow light, alizarin crimson. You can purchase an inexpensive set of watercolor paints at AC Moore or Michaels • Small round plastic pallet—2 containers for water—Paper towels • Flat board…….back of an old cutting board will work—Photographs or objects to work from.
Sections:

Ages 18 to 99
$104.00 Course Fee - Materials Fee
Wednesdays 08/06, 08/13, 08/20, 08/27, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Styled to Rock Workshop 2 (with Missy Bernstein)
  • Ages 10 to 13, Sat 08/09
Styled to Rock Workshop 2 Workshop 2- Fashion Trends in Illustration Saturday, August 9 Students will be exposed to current fashion design artists and the many different ways to express a fashion design through art & illustration. Each student will develop a fashion sketchbook................................................... Join our edgy rock and roll design team to create fashion-forward looks like a pop star celebrity icon! Each of the four fashion design workshops will allow you to gain a taste of real life experience in the design room. Each workshop will focus on one of the four processes of fashion design development: fashion research, illustration, technical flats, and construction techniques. These workshops are upbeat, high-energy and fun! We will incorporate students’ interests in music, media and current scene trends in each workshop. So take one to immerse yourself in one design aspect or take all four to complete your fashion-forward look. Instructor: Missy Bernstein $48 per workshop All workshops 12 noon – 3 pm Ages 10-13
Sections:

Ages 10 to 13
$48.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Saturday 08/09, 12:00 - 03:00 PM

Styled to Rock Workshop 3 (with Missy Bernstein)
  • Ages 10 to 13, Sat 08/16
Styled to Rock Workshop 3 Join our edgy rock and roll design team to create fashion-forward looks like a pop star celebrity icon! Each of the four fashion design workshops will allow you to gain a taste of real life experience in the design room. Each workshop will focus on one of the four processes of fashion design development: fashion research, illustration, technical flats, and construction techniques. These workshops are upbeat, high-energy and fun! We will incorporate students’ interests in music, media and current scene trends in each workshop. So take one to immerse yourself in one design aspect or take all four to complete your fashion-forward look. Instructor: Missy Bernstein $48 per workshop All workshops 12 noon – 3 pm Ages 10-13 Workshop 3- Technical Flats & Pattern Making Saturday, August 16 Students will focus on the critical technical side of how a designer turns an illustration or sketch in to a technical tool for constructing a garment in real life. Students will illustrate their own fashion design technical flat and pattern.
Sections:

Ages 10 to 13
$48.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Saturday 08/16, 12:00 - 03:00 PM

Styled to Rock Workshop 4 (with Missy Bernstein)
  • Ages 10 to 13, Sat 08/23
Styled to Rock Workshop 4 Workshop 4- Garment Construction Techniques Saturday, August 23 Four different garment reconstruction techniques will be taught to students: dip dye, stencil print, embellishment, and reconstruction. Students will design and construct their own fashion forward look using one of the four garment construction techniques. Additionally students who have taken prior workshops will be guided by the instructor to incorporate their prior knowledge of the four process of fashion design to build on their fashion forward look. ............................................................Join our edgy rock and roll design team to create fashion-forward looks like a pop star celebrity icon! Each of the four fashion design workshops will allow you to gain a taste of real life experience in the design room. Each workshop will focus on one of the four processes of fashion design development: fashion research, illustration, technical flats, and construction techniques. These workshops are upbeat, high-energy and fun! We will incorporate students’ interests in music, media and current scene trends in each workshop. So take one to immerse yourself in one design aspect or take all four to complete your fashion-forward look. Instructor: Missy Bernstein $48 per workshop All workshops 12 noon – 3 pm Ages 10-13
Sections:

Ages 10 to 13
$48.00 Course Fee - $0.00 Materials Fee
Saturday 08/23, 12:00 - 03:00 PM