August Art a la Carte: grades 2-8

SESSION I: August 8-12, 2022

SESSION II: August 15-19, 2022

Monday through Friday, 9:00am–12:00pm and 1:00–4:00pm
$315 for half-day, $525 for full-day (all materials included)
We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Apply today.

 EARLY REGISTRATION  Sat. February 19 at 8am (GAC Family Membership Level & above)

 OPEN REGISTRATION  Wed. February 23 at 8am

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NEW FOR 2022! We're adding a brand new summer program for 2nd-8th grade children this August! Art a la Carte offers children entering 2nd through 8th grades the opportunity to experience multiple different types of art-making at our studios. This program features week-long classes, with students having the option to take half-day classes in the morning or afternoon, or register for both a morning and an afternoon class and spend a full day with us on the banks of the majestic Hudson River. Students registered for a full day experience will be supervised for lunch and free time in between classes. Half-day registrants have the option to join our Lunch Bunch for an additional fee. Tuition includes all materials.

 SESSION I: August 8 - 12 

Morning Classes: 9:00am-12:00pm
 

Beyond the Brush: inspired by Eric Carle

Rising 2nd-4th graders

Create colorful art like Eric Carle in his book The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse. Students will be making wonderful painted papers in a variety of experimental ways, using untraditional items and then using them to create animals, fish, and bugs.

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Exploring Printmaking

Rising 5th-8th graders

Students will be guided through a variety of printmaking techniques including collagraph, foam board carving, mono print, sun prints, and more. The experimental nature of printmaking lends itself to fostering creativity and self-confidence.

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Afternoon Classes: 1:00-4:00pm

Exploring Printmaking

Rising 2nd-4th graders

Students will be guided through a variety of printmaking techniques including collagraph, foam board carving, monoprint, sun prints, and more.  The experimental nature of printmaking lends itself to fostering creativity and self-confidence. 

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Fabric Projects to Dye For

Rising 5th-8th graders

Students will explore different methods of tie-dying, fabric stamping, bleach dying, simple weaving, and more! Students will leave with at least one finished object and will have the option to bring in personal items to dye as well.

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 SESSION II: August 15-19 

Morning Classes: 9:00am-12:00pm
 

Nature Prints

Rising 2nd-4th graders

Did you know you can print from nature? We will print from life, using fish, feet, hands, arms, our own heads, leaves, grass, bark, and more! Explore making cyanotypes, gyotaku, monoprints, and gell-prints. All students will have the opportunity to create their own book of the prints using the Japanese stab bound style of book making.

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Nature Inspired Pottery

Rising 5th-8th graders

Students will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Inspired by world of nature is where we will pull our inspiration, using drawing and carving techniques to bring that inspiration to life in clay. All students will get the opportunity to use the wheel to make their creations.

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Afternoon Classes  1:00-4:00pm

Earth Art

Rising 2nd-4th graders

We will construct, sculpt, paint and print using natural materials. Earth artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Ana Mendieta and Charles Simmonds will guide and inspire our creations with mud, clay, plants, minerals and water.

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Giant Papier-Mache Animal Heads

Rising 5th-8th graders

Let’s make giant papier-mache animal heads together! Create a fox, dog, bird, or even a human head out of found materials and objects like cardboard, paper tape, tissue paper, string, sticks and whatever else we can rustle up!

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Lunch Bunch for Art a la Carte

August 8-12, 15-19

Full day students: FREE

Half-day students: $100 per week

Join us for our Lunch Bunch! A counselor will supervise the group in free time and lunch in-between sessions. Free for students participating in a full day of Art a la Carte programs. A fee of $100 will be required for half-day students to enroll for the week.

Tuiton

Tuition includes all materials needed for the program.

Installment payment plan is now available. Choose this option and we will send you an invoice for the balance in May.

Signing up a sibling? Choose the “sibling rate” option when signing up a second or third child and save $25.

Covid Safety

We are requiring Covid vaccinations for all students ages 5 and up. We anticipate the vaccine will be available for 4-year-olds soon and will require students under 5 to have at least one shot by the first day of the program.

Policies:

Payment plans are available. Contact Kit Burke-Smith, Education Manager at education@garrisonartcenter.org 

Cancellations before July 8 will be assessed a $100 service charge. No refunds after July 8.

Refunds will be given should Garrison Art Center need to cancel the program.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Apply today.

 

 Learn about Summer Arts on the Hudson for students entering grades K-8.

Learn about the Summer Art Institute for high school students entering grades 9–12