Summertime

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We have 3 awesome Summer art programs:

  1. CAMP-Classes – small week-long classes in the mornings – 9 am to noon
  2. The Summer ART Buffet – a drop-in class every weekday afternoon
  3. Creative Workshops – 3-day, weekend workshops for teens & adults

Overviews of each summer program are right below. Click the LEARN MORE buttons to view in-depth info further down the page.

CAMP-Classes MORNINGS

  • Art Garden – age 4 & 5
  • Art Bugs – age 6 – 8
  • Color Camp – age 8 – 12
  • Toon Camp – age 9 – 14

We mashed together two great ideas. We took the week-long Summer Camp idea, and combined it with a fantastic art class. We have 10-12 students per CAMP-Class with 2 instructors in the younger age groups. The fun is like a camp, yet the instruction is very personalized! Our CAMP-classes teach kids real art concepts while having a blast.

LEARN MORE about CAMPclasses

Use the button to jump further down this page and learn more about payments, scheduled dates, and full descriptions of CAMPclasses.

The Summer ART Buffet AFTERNOONS

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Drop in – any weekday all summer!

Our popular daily art classes are every weekday afternoon from 1 – 3:30 pm, all through June and July.

Ages 6-9 A structured lesson for ages 6-9 which includes supplies

Ages 8-12 Individual projects for ages 8-12

Ages 13 & up Individual projects for teens through adults.

LEARN MORE about the Buffet

Workshops WEEKENDS

Our specialized in-depth workshops for teens and adults are great for delving deeper into difficult subjects. We offer several workshops that are 10 hours each. 4 – 6:30 pm Thursday and Friday, and 12:00 noon to 5 on Saturday

  • Painting Trees 
  • Creative Summit 
  • Figure Drawing
  • Easy Artists Perspective

LEARN MORE about Workshops

In-depth Information

Summer CAMPclasses at Firstlight

Each CAMPClass is 9:00 AM to Noon Monday through Friday. See below for all the scheduled weeks. Please call or text for availability if it is mid-May or later. Prices are below in the descriptions, and include all supplies! (Please note the earlier 9:00 AM time for starting if you’ve been in our program before). Sibling discount is $15 off the regular price.

All Day Art Fun!

Come for art from 9 am to 3:30 pm all week. Combine your morning CAMP-Class with the afternoon Summer ART Buffet to have a full day of art all week long – with a discount! Bring a sack lunch and watch animation shorts or play games for the break from 12-1. Price is $135 to add the Summer ART Buffet to your CAMPClass for all 5 days (savings of $15). Reservations are encouraged to ensure a spot.

Add after care:

  •  After care is 3:30 – 5:30 pm – – $34/week or $8/day
  • Basic supplies are available.
  • Add $5/session for access to full set of acrylic paints.
  • cash or card at drop off/pickup

SCHEDULE

Drop-in MAY 31 – JULY 29

The Summer Art Buffet ages 6 to adult 1:00 – 3:30 pm, each weekday (except for Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4) $30/day + supply fees $5 small/$8 large

Add to your CAMPclass for $135/week

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Camps JUNE 6 – 10

Art Bugs June 6 ages 6 – 8
$160 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

Color Camp ages 8 – 12
$185 – Price includes shirt & all supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

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Camps JUNE 13 – 17

Toon Camp June 13 ages 9 – 14
$185 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

Art Bugs June 13 ages 6 – 8
$160 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

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Camps JULY 11 – 15

Toon Camp July 11 ages 9 – 14
$185 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

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Camps JULY 18 – 22

Art Garden ages 4 – 5
$160 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

Art Bugs July 18 ages 6 – 8
$160 – Price includes supplies
9:00 am – noon, M-F

DESCRIPTIONS

NEW! Longer camps.

We’ve added a half hour to all of our camps this year, so they begin at 9 and go a full 3 hours to 12 noon. Drop off is at 8:45 or later.

Art Garden

  • July 18 – 22

Ages 4 & 5. Plant the seeds for a big harvest of art in your kids. Each day during camp, we make art projects that grow from the heart and bloom with color. Students will create designs, paint flowers and bugs, as well as discover fun ways to make new artwork. All supplies included.

Art Bugs

  • June 6 – 10
  • June 13 – 17
  • July 18 – 22

Ages 6 – 7. Explore the world of art in paint and paper, and draw from a bug’s perspective. We begin the week creating lots of pictures and painting different colors. Each day, we add a section to our giant butterfly poster, and on the last day, there’s a really “big” surprise. All supplies included.

Color Camp

  • June 6 – 10

Ages 8 – 12. Color your world! Learn what makes colors look great by mixing paints each day to make a bunch of beautiful color swatches. You’ll use these in creating a large poster mosaic of a colorful animal. At the end of the week you’ll make an original painted t-shirt with your own design. All supplies, including artist’s acrylic paint, tools and t-shirt are included.

Toon Camp

  • June 13 – 17
  • July 11 – 15

Ages 9 – 14. Jump into the world of cartooning. Learn how to develop characters, give them expression, and make them come to life. You’ll create characters in air-dry clay to take home, as well as on paper. Finish the week creating your own comic book with a color cover! The week of work is collected and bound in a take-home book.

Register & pay for CAMPclasses

You’ll can make your camp payment with a credit or debit card on our new Parent Portal by iClassPro. (Please continue with payment checkout after entering payment method.)

Note: policies and session times are subject to change but it’s not likely. Any changes will be posted here and/or sent out in emails to registrants. Register early! We fill tend to fill to capacity.

The Summer ART Buffet at Firstlight

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Pricing for the Buffet: • $30/session + supply fee if needed • Six-day pass for $165 (save $15) • $8 to stay and work to 5:30 pm

Our popular daily art classes begin on Tuesday, May 31. This is a customized drop-in art class. Not only do you get to choose your own project, but you also make your own schedule, coming on whatever days you choose. The Summer ART Buffet is great for both kids and adults. We have it every weekday afternoon from 1 – 3:30 pm, and you may stay until 5:30 and continue working on your own for an additional $8

Ages 6-9 A structured lesson for ages 6-9 which includes supplies Ages 8-12 Individual projects for ages 8-12 Ages 13 & up/adults Individual projects for teens through adults.

M E N U ~ of ~ P R O J E C T S

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Buffet Supplies: Bring your own or add a small or large supply fee. If you need supplies for the individualized lessons, add $5 per day for basic supplies (small) and $8 (large). canvases are extra. The small supplies fee for 8-12, or teen & adult, includes one small 3-D project and all the papers, tools and paint you need for several more 2-D projects. A large supply fee is for one of our larger projects. You can view what’s available at the studio when you get there.

Reservations are encouraged, and can be made the morning of the day you’d like to attend. Purchase your passes here, and we’ll have everything ready for you. Reservations are taken by text only, from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.

Register for Art BUFFET class(es)

You’ll can make your Buffet payment with a credit or debit card on our new Parent Portal by iClassPro. (Please continue with payment checkout after entering payment method.)

Please note that the first 20-30 minutes will be used for free art time, orientation, and lesson planning for each student. Please be patient while the teacher works to get everyone started. Thanks!

Workshops at Firstlight

Our specialized in-depth workshops for teens and adults are great for delving deeper into difficult subjects. We offer several workshops that are 10 hours each. 4 – 6:30 pm Thursday and Friday, and 12:00 noon to 5 on Saturday

  • Figure Drawing – July 14, 15 & 16
    • Most of our time will be spent working on sketches and drawings from live models (wearing leotards) as well as drawing demonstrations by the instructor. Various techniques are used such as contour line and shading to create realistic and expressive figurative work. Ink, charcoal, pencil and watercolor is used.
    • $298
  • Easy Artists Perspective – July 21, 22 & 23
    • Understanding how to make structures appear to have an accurate illusion of depth can be very frustrating. Typical classes are too complex to be practical and are designed for architects. We will demystify and explain all this left-brained stuff in a way that can be used by the right-brained artist! We’ll create drawings in pencil and ink.
    • $280

Covering specialized subjects, our workshops go further in-depth for these areas of interest than we are able to in our regular classes. The students who have attended have raved about how much they’ve enjoyed themselves and how much they’ve learned! If you have an interest in taking your work to the next level, then a workshop is for you.

Register for Workshops

You’ll can make your Workshop payment with a credit or debit card on our new Parent Portal by iClassPro. (Please continue with payment checkout after entering payment method.)