Nurturing creativity without boundaries for over 35 years. We offer art classes for children from age 2 to 18.

Summer 2017 Camps & Classes


Summer 2017

To register for camps or classes, email info@youngatartworkshop.com or call 914-723-9229.

Summer Classes

Animé & Manga Workshops for Grades 5-12

Come meet our new Anime and Manga artist, Dave Limpel, at these August workshops:

Animé & Manga Style Portraits Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Grades 5-12 $30 Learn about this popular Japanese style of cartoon drawing. Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing Manga faces, facial expressions, hair, and various feature of Anime and Manga characters.

Animé & Manga Style Accessories & Weaponry Thursdays, August 24, 2017 2:00-3:30pm Grades 5-12 $30 This class focuses on drawing the details and decor of signature accessories and weaponry used by characters in popular Manga (Japanese comics) and Anime (animated series). Blades, swords, scythes, bows, the dragonslayer, x-gloves, and other magical accessories are examples of what students will learn to draw.

Sensory Art for children aged 18-months to 3-years-old

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am $150 for 6 weeks, Mommy & Me Class meets: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Instructor: Jen This is a mommy/daddy and me class. A caregiver is required to participate. Children explore age-appropriate and nontoxic media, such as paint, glue, paper, crayons, and stickers. Colors and shapes are introduced. Sensory play is part of every class with play dough, sand, water, textured materials and digging for treasure. Music and movement are woven throughout the program with dancing, obstacle courses, balls, and games. Each class includes a snack.  

Expressive Art & Mixed Media for grades 4-8

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm $360 for 4 weeks/8 sessions Class meets: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3 Instructor: Jackie This class was previously advertised as a 6-week class meeting from 5:00-7:00pm. If you prefer those hours, please contact us at 914-723-9229. This four-week class meets twice a week. Students will be making both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork. They will explore several of the following concepts: impressionism, optical illusions, pop art, sketching, still life, portraiture, diagramming face parts, mixing “values” of a color, contour drawing, patterns, positive and negative space, book-making, sculpture, printmaking, and spatial relations. They learn about techniques used by well known artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Keith Haring, and Georgia O'Keefe, and little known artists. Children are encouraged to create art that is an expression of themselves. Each class includes a pizza or snack.  

Summer Art Camps

Art projects center on the weekly theme. Prices include all materials, a healthy snack, games, and movement activities each day. Please make sure your child is dressed for mess. Instructors for camps are: Emily Gosweiler, Melissa Listwan, and Jen Kaplan.

Our August camps are our most popular. Register early to ensure you have a spot.

Art Camp for 3-5-year-olds

$275 for Mon-Fri, 9:30-12:00 $250 for Mon-Thurs, 9:30-12:00

June 13-15: African Safari - Paint a jungle mural, make your favorite animals, and create your own gear to go on safari. This is a short week. Our studio is only available 3 days this week, so the price is $180 for Tues-Thurs,9:30-12:00.

June 19-23: Outer Space - Build a rocket ship to explore outer space. Create your own worlds, planets, and alien life.

June 26-30: Pizzeria - Become a pizza chef complete with apron and chef hat. Make a toy pizza and oven you can play with for many years.

July 3-7: Carnival- Make carnival games you can play at home, like ring toss and skeeball. Decorate a crazy hat and make carnival snack food.

July 10-14: Superheroes - Design superhero puppets, give them special powers, gadgets and sheilds. Paint a cityscape they can fly over looking for people to rescue.

July 17-21: Paw Patrol - Construct a truck out of cardboard, paint, and collaging materials with wheels that work. Make a dog or cat to drive it, and a road map to show you were you need to go.

July 24-28: TROLLS - Have a great time making a troll doll and a habitat for him or her to live in. Make colorful troll hair for yourself to wear and lots more...

July 31-August 4: Fairy & Elf Castles - Fabricate a magnificent castle of cardboard, paint and jewels (that will fold up for easy storage). Make tiny fairies or elves to live inside.

August 7-11: Bake Shop - Produce delicious sweets, cakes, and pies from felt, pom-poms, Styrofoam, clay, and beads. Construct a bakery counter with display shelves for your wares.

August 14-18: Camping - Make your own tent, pillow, play fire, and amores. Design a Native American headdress, string a dream catcher, and fashion a toy bow and arrow. FULL - no space available as of 8/2/17

August 21-25: Robots - Build a bot using painted boxes, wires, and real lights. Decorate it with buttons and found objects to make it unique. FULL - no space available as of 8/2/17

August 28-September 1: Pirates & Mermaids - Paint a big beautiful sea with mermaids and sea creatures. Make pirate puppets who are looking for treasure. Forge a map to lead him or her to it. Fill a treasure chest with lots of goodies. FULL - no space available as of 8/2/17

Art Camp for grades 1-4

$330 for Mon-Fri, 1:00-4:00 $300 for Mon-Thurs, 1:00-4:00

June 13-15: Painting & Drawing - Learn to work with acrylic paints, chalk pastels, and charcoal. Experiment with figure drawing, still life, and cartooning. Our studio is only available 3 days this week, so the price is $225 for Tues-Thurs, 1:00-4:00.

June 19-23: Outer Space - Build a rocket ship to explore outer space. Create your own worlds, planets, and alien life.

June 26-30: Candyland - Imagine a miniature world made out of "candy". Then, using paint, cardboard, clay, and other supplies, build a 3D model of your candy land.

July 3-7: Carnival- Make carnival games you can play at home, like ring toss and skeeball. Decorate a crazy hat and make carnival snack food.

July 10-14: Harry Potter & Wizardry  - Welcome to Hogwarts where you will fashion a wand for yourself and create your own house elf. Design your house flag, make a spell book that can growl, and become an animated portrait.

July 17-21: Puppies & Kittens - Design an adorable stuffed animal, create accessories like a leash, collar, and toys. Make a bowl out of clay. Paint a dog house or bed for your pet.

July 24-28: Open Studio Week - Painting, collage, and sculpture are all mixed into this week. Explore the color wheel in various media and make a found object sculpture, using wood, wire, plastic, toys, gems, and trinkets.

July 31-August 4: Fairy & Elf Castles - Fabricate a magnificent castle of cardboard, paint and jewels (that will fold up for easy storage). Make tiny fairies or elves to live inside.

August 7-11: Bake Shop - Produce delicious sweets, cakes, and pies from felt, pom-poms, Styrofoam, clay, and beads. Construct a bakery counter with display shelves for your wares.

August 14-18: Graffiti & Pop Art - Learn the art of stylized lettering, experiment with water-based spray paint, create signature stickers to trade with friends. Make art like Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. Become familiar with other pop artists and develop your own style.

August 21-25: Robots - Build a bot using painted boxes, wires, and real lights. Decorate it with buttons and found objects to make it unique. Almost FULL - 2 spaces available as of 8/2/17

August 28-September 1: Sculpture - Create a wire and plaster sculpture, mold clay figures, use straws and clay to build something unique, and concoct a fabulous structure out of wood, wire, and found objects. This is one of our most popular classes.

Maximum enrollment for camps is 12 children, with a student teacher ratio of 6:1.

Enroll via email info@youngatartworkshop.com or by calling 914-723-9229.

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