Summer Art Institute

For the past 30 years I have combined my love of art, teaching and children via a two week summer art class for my own and other children aged 2 – 16.

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The 2018 summer art institute featured mostly cooking projects:

Week 1

  • Low carb bread making
  • Lettering fun
  • Hummus and falafel
  • Acrylic pouring
  • Cheeseboard pepitos knockoff sauce and parmesan crackers

Week 2

  • Restaurant Salsa, guacamole and tacos
  • Doodling and florals
  • Chutney and curry
  • Acrylic painting
  • Party prep – Dessert bar, Strawberry tower

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2017

The 2017 summer art institute focused on party decorating techniques and appetizer bars

Week 1

  • Lemon tart – how to make lemon curd
  • Still life drawing – light and dark
  • Pizza dough – pizza party
  • Puzzle design workshop
  • Watermelon pizza

Week 2

  • Incredible snowflakes and paper chains
  • Raw cheesecake
  • Making paper flowers
  • Party prep – ice cream sandwiches
  • Pencil and paper games – how to have fun anywhere

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2016

The 2016 summer art institute focused on food, and a wide range of art media.

Week 1

  • Ice box pies and cakes – cheesecake cup
  • Silk screening
  • Jello desserts and appetizers
  • Garbage art after Vik Muniz – “Portrait of a Vacation”
  • Pizza dough – pizza party

Week 2

  • Oilcloth painting – 2 by 3 ft.
  • Gum paste and frosting tip practice
  • Portrait photography
  • Party prep – homemade cake, cake assembly and clutter decorating
  • Architecture crosshatch and perspective drawing

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2015

The 2015 summer art institute combined cooking and craft projects and featured several paper explorations.

Week 1

  • String art
  • Sauces and Rubs – DIY
  • Painted Stools
  • Huguenot Torte – Foods of the South
  • Journaling – Stories, One-Act Plays, Poems

Week 2

  • Party prep – Salsa snack mix, pate, pizza, almond joy cookies
  • Beads and Jewelry
  • Gumbo
  • Game making
  • Meringue Mushrooms
  • Box making

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Week 1

  • Pen art – Calligraphy and Doodling
  • Chinese brush painting
  • Printmaking – linoleum cutting
  • Party planning – plan & review checklist
  • Card making – invitations

Week 2

  • Party prep – sourdough baguettes, cheese making, ikebana flower arranging, marbleized cake
  • Decorate votive candle holders
  • Lacquered wooden eggs
  • Plaster of paris shell frames
  • Shell collage boxes