Youth Programs

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In-person and Online Camps: Feb 15-19 & April 12-16

Vacation Camp Schedule:

  • Morning in-person camp drop-off begins at 8:45 am; pick-up is by 12:15 pm
  • Afternoon in-person camp drop-off begins at 1:45 pm; pick-up is by 5:15 pm
  • Campers who attend morning and afternoon in-person camps will be included in 12-2 pm lunch and art activity time.
  • Afternoon hybrid camps are limited to 6 in-person campers and 4 remote campers. 
  • All in-person camps are limited to 6 students (5 for pottery).
  • All in-person campers must wear masks and follow AVA’s Visitor Guidelines

Additional Online Camps: Feb 22-26 & April 19-23

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Camp/Class NameMedium / FormatLevelInstructorDescriptionDatesTimesMembers' Price (15% Off)Non-Members' PriceDrop-In FeeMaterialsRegistration
FEBRUARY VACATION CAMPS
Painting with Pastels for ages 10-13Painting / Onlineages 10-13Beth McGeeCampers will discover the versatility of pastel as a medium, and experiment with blending and mixing colors on several different surfaces. This camp meets online via ZoomMon-Fri, Feb 22-2611 am-12 pm$68$80IN SESSION
Jungles and Rainforests for ages 6-9Painting / Onlineages 6-9Allison ZitoCampers will look at the art work of Henry Rouseau and talk about colors and the way artists make objects look far away. They will observe other clues the artist gives us in his mysterious paintings, and then will create our own collages and paintings. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, Feb 22-2612:30-1:30 pm$68$80IN SESSION
APRIL VACATION CAMPS
Animals: Local and Exotic for ages 6-9Mixed-media / In-personages 6-9Allison ZitoWith a creative eye, campers will learn about the wild life of New Hampshire and Vermont. They will compare our local Fauna with that of distant lands, and will then create drawings, paintings, and sculptures of the animals they choose to portray. This camp meets in-person and is limited to 6 students.Mon-Fri, April 12-169 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Mr. K’s Crazy Comics for ages 10-13Comics / In-personages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will develop characters and learn techniques for redrawing them in different poses to visually complete a thought or story. They will learn the art of the first and second draft to create storyboards and well designed, finished comics. This camp meets in-person and is limited to 6 campers.Mon-Fri, April 12-169 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Throwing Clay for ages 10-14 Clay / In-person ages 10-14Tyler MorrisonWe’re not just throwing clay around the room! This is an introduction to using the potter’s wheel. Campers will develop the skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. This is a great opportunity for young artists to incorporate this traditional tool into their work. This camp meets in-person and is limited to 5 campers.Mon-Fri, April 12-169 am-12 pm$204$240Clay Materials Fee is included in tuition.FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Create to the Beat for ages 6-9Mixed-media / In-personages 6-9AVA InstructorCampers will translate music into visual images by creating drawings and paintings based on a variety of music. They will also deconstruct the music into individual sounds, giving a “face" to the different melodies they hear.Mon-Fri, April 12-162-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Earth Day for ages 10-13Mixed-media / In-personages 10-13Allison ZitoRobert Rauschenberg designed a poster for the first Earth Day back in April of 1970, and his work brought awareness to the environment and the overall health of our planet. Campers will brainstorm ideas and create artwork that speaks to current trends in environmental actions, both positive and negative. This is an in-person camp and limited to 6 students.Mon-Fri, April 12-162-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Portraits for ages 6-9Drawing / Onlineages 6-9Beth McGeeCampers will learn about techniques for creating portraits of each other and/or other people’s photos. They will use a variety of dry media (graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and sharpies), drawing what they see and learning different ways of abstracting some of their creations. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, April 19-239:30-10:30 am$68$80Register Now
Portraits for ages 10-13Drawing / Onlineages 10-13Beth McGeeCampers will learn about techniques for creating portraits of each other and/or other people’s photos. They will use a variety of dry media (graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and sharpies), drawing what they see and learning different ways of abstracting some of their creations. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, April 19-2311 am-12 pm$68$80Register Now
Animals: Local and Exotic for ages 6-9Mixed-media / Onlineages 6-9Allison ZitoWith a creative eye, campers will learn about the wild life of New Hampshire and Vermont. They will compare our local Fauna with that of distant lands, and will then create drawings, paintings, and sculptures of the animals they choose to portray. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, April 19-2311:30 am-12:30 pm$68$80Register Now
Earth Day for ages 10-13Mixed-media / Onlineages 10-13Allison ZitoRobert Rauschenberg designed a poster for the first Earth Day back in April of 1970, and his work brought awareness to the environment and the overall health of our planet. Campers will brainstorm ideas and create artwork that speaks to current trends in environmental actions, both positive and negative. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, April 19-231-2 pm$68$80Register Now
SPRING CLASSES
Digital Animation Online for ages 8-13Animation / Onlineages 8-13Paula Allen/PollyzoomLearn new skills and get more information on how to make your animations really zing with creativity. Artist / Instructor Paula Allen will give daily instruction and kids will have time to follow along or more advanced students can use skills they have to go to the next levels in this fun animation camp. You will learn basic animation, digital drawing, shading for animation, character design, background design and so much more. If you love to draw let's make those drawings move! This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon, April 19-May 313:30-4:30 pm$102$120Tech Requirements: Smartphone or tablet for animating and another device for watching the class on Zoom. + Flipaclip App.Register Now
3D Design and Build for ages 6-9Mixed-media / In-personages 6-9Karl NeubauerThis is an exploration of engineering in art. Through the processes of planning, building, and testing, students will have fun create working vehicles, scaled architectural models, and kinetic sculptures. This class will meet in-person and be limited to 6 students.Tues, April 20-June 13:30-5 pm$136$160Register Now
Pottery for ages 10-14Clay / In-personages 10-14Tyler MorrisonAn introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work. This class will meet in-person in AVA's Clay Studio, and will be limited to 5 students.Tues, April 20-May 253:30-5:30 pm$187$220$40 Materials Fee Applied at Check-outRegister Now
Pottery for ages 10-14Clay / In-personages 10-14Tyler MorrisonAn introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work. This class will meet in-person in AVA's Clay Studio, and will be limited to 5 students.Wed, April 21-May 263:30-5:30 pm$187$220$40 Materials Fee Applied at Check-outRegister Now
Art Adventures Online for ages 6-9Mixed-media / Onlineages 6-9Allison ZitoArt Adventures is an opportunity for elementary school artists to discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their skills while exploring new and familiar art materials, methods and techniques. Students will observe, explore, investigate, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by great works of art and the natural world. We will draw, paint, create sculptures, print, make toys, and much more. Lessons will include cultural storytelling, games, history, and lots of fun. This class will meet online via Zoom.Wed, April 21-June 23:30-5 pm$136$160Register Now
Art Adventures for ages 6-9Mixed-media / In-personages 6-9Allison ZitoArt Adventures is an opportunity for elementary school artists to discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their skills while exploring new and familiar art materials, methods and techniques. Students will observe, explore, investigate, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by great works of art and the natural world. We will draw, paint, create sculptures, print, make toys, and much more. Lessons will include cultural storytelling, games, history, and lots of fun. This class will meet in-person and be limited to 6 students.Thurs, April 22-June 33:30-5 pm$136$160Register Now
Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting for ages 10-13 OnlineMixed-media / Onlineages 10-13Karl NeubauerThis class will present students with a visual arts curriculum that will look at different ways to approach drawing, painting, and sculpting. Students will explore a wide range of 2D and 3D visual arts media. This is a progressive skill building course that is sure to enhance every young person’s creative practice.   This class will meet online via Zoom.Thurs, April 22-June 33:30-5 pm$136$160Register Now
Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting for ages 10-13 OnlineMixed-media / In-personages 10-13Karl NeubauerThis class will present students with a visual arts curriculum that will look at different ways to approach drawing, painting, and sculpting. Students will explore a wide range of 2D and 3D visual arts media. This is a progressive skill building course that is sure to enhance every young person’s creative practice. This class will meet in-person and be limited to 6 students.Fri, April 23-June 43:30-5 pm$136$160Register Now