Shattuck Summer Arts Program
June 30th- August 14th
Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Theatre Extension 3:30-5:00pm
This summer, Dedee Shattuck Gallery will host children’s art classes on the grounds and inside our new sustainable artist studio. Participants will learn various ways to combine nature and art through their creativity and be introduced to fundamental elements of the artistic process.
We invite youth artists, ages 9-14, to join us for seven weeks of art and theatre classes exploring the relationship between art and the environment.
For centuries, nature has been a powerful inspiration for artists. Creating works of art in response to the environment allows us to experience and appreciate the outdoors in a new way. Today, with concerns of climate change and sustainability, it is all the more important to develop a strong relationship with the earth and pay homage to it in one of the best ways possible- through art!
Along side Mary Wayss, the Summer Arts Coordinator, campers will be experimenting with different forms of art;
Sculpture: Andy Goldsworthy style sculpture (shells, flowers, leaves, stones, and branches) to build additional style sculptures.mn
Drawing: Illustration of Birds, leaf drawing, watercolor leaf drawings, drawings of acorns, leaves, pine cones, and mushrooms.
Painting: Natural Paint Brushes and Pigments Landscape drawing or painting. Watercolor, acrylic, oil paints.
Printmaking:with natural materials. Types of printing: Collagraph printing, leaf printing, block printing and sun prints.
Explorer Art: Surrounded by nature, students will feel inspired as they walk along the sculpture trails in the Shattuck Gallery woods.
Theatre Camp: Campers will practice A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with teacher Diana Young from 3:30-5:00pm. Campers turned actors and actresses will give a performance at the end of the summer!
Full Session 8:30-5:00pm (includes 3:30-5:00pm Theatre Camp)
Cost: $2,000 for 7 weeks, ($290/week)
Short Session 8:30-3:30pm
Cost: $1,540 for 7 weeks, ($240/week)
The sessions are structured with breaks in between. Youth artists enrolled in the full session will have the opportunity to practice and preform A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The entire program, will be capped at
18 students, ages 9-14.
*Registration for particular days of the week is also available. Contact SummerArts@dedeeshattuckgallery.com for more information.
Costs will go to cover supplies and instruction. For more information or TO REGISTER your child please email Mary Wayss, the Summer Arts Coordinator, at SummerArts@dedeeshattuckgallery.com.
About Mary Wayss
Mary has been a middle school art teacher at Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford, MA since it opened in August of 2008. She also the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator. She taught high school art at St. Patrick’s Academy in Providence, RI.
She has a Master’s degree from Lesley University in Art Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from University of MA Boston. She has also co-founded a non-profit the Music and Art Collaborative Inc. in 2011. Mary will be participating as a voyager on the historic sail of The Charles W. Morgan in June 2014
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