Youth Camps and Classes

summer Camps 2021

Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

All in-person students and campers must wear masks and follow AVA’s Visitor Guidelines

In-person and Online Camps: April 12-16; additional Online Camps: April 19-23

Summer Camps: June 28-August 20

In-person Spring and Summer 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 (12:45 pm drop-off and 4:15 pm pick-up for afternoon August Plein Air camps at the Montshire Museum)
  • Campers who register for morning and afternoon in-person camps will be included in 12-2 pm lunch and art activity time (there is no additional cost if they are registered for both morning and afternoon camps). 
  • Campers must bring their own snacks, lunch (if attending all day), and water bottle to camp.
  • All in-person summer camps are limited to 8 students (5 for pottery camps).
  • August In-person Plein Air camps happening at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT, will run contingent on the State of Vermont’s Reopening Guidelines.

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SUMMER CAMPS
Week One
June 28-July 2
Colors of the World for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Emily BattlesCampers will focus on painting and creating with color, while being inspired by artists of color. They'll have the opportunity to explore art from all walks of life, as well as learning about the artists behind the art.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 29 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Asian Art for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Allison ZitoCampers will create Japanese Sumi-e ink paintings, paint scrolls, and much more.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 29 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Throwing Clay for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Tyler 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. Mon-Fri, June 28-July 29 am-12 pm$204$240$40 Clay materials fee included in camp tuitionFULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Landscapes Cityscapes Online for ages 6-9Online Summer Campages 6-9Karl NeubauerCampers will find their way into the landscape using the tricks of perspective to create the illusion of space on the flat surface of drawings and paintings. Draw a pond in a glen and dive right in! This class meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 29:30-10:30 am$68$80Register Now
Science and Art: Secrets of the Green World for ages 10-13Online Summer Campages 10-13Paula Allen / PollyzoomOffered in Partnership with the Dartmouth College Department of Biological Sciences. Join us to explore the inner and outer workings of plants. Participants will take a virtual field trip to the Dartmouth Greenhouse to see tropical, sub-tropical, desert, and aquatic plants, including the Brout Orchid Collection. Participants will also explore how plant hormones regulate growth and development of roots and shoots. Inspired by these visual and conceptual prompts, campers will interpret and express their experiences through traditional art media as well as through digital drawings and animation. While the camp is designed for older kids, mature 9 year-olds are also welcome to attend. Secrets of the Green World is funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 210-11:30 am$68$80Students will need the following: sketch book, markers, colored pencils, and a digital device that can download apps.Register Now
Landscapes Cityscapes Online for ages 10-13Online Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will find their way into the landscape using the tricks of perspective to create the illusion of space on the flat surface of drawings and paintings. Draw a pond in a glen and dive right in! This class meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 211:30 am-12:30 pm$68$80Register Now
Surrealist Dreams for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoUsing the irony and symbolism of surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte as inspiration, campers will look to their own thoughts and dreams and create avant-garde dreamscapes, paintings, and sculptures.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 22-5 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Colors of the World for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Emily BattlesThis camp will focus on painting and creating with color, while being inspired by artists of color. Campers will have the opportunity to explore art from all walks of life, as well as learning about the artists behind the art.Mon-Fri, June 28-July 22-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Two
July 5-9
Take me to Your Leader for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Olivia GenereauxCampers will incorporate make-believe role playing with sculpture and drawing. They'll explore new worlds and problem solve, to create artwork that is out of this world.Mon-Fri, July 5-99 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now; Only one spot left, so register soon!
Mixed Media Blitz for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Beth McGeeCampers will learn about composition through collage and low relief sculpture using a variety of 2D and 3D media, found objects, and lots of imagination.Mon-Fri, July 5-99 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Painting with Pastels for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Beth McGeeCampers will have fun experimenting with different kinds of pastels and paints. They will try new ways of using color through a combination of pastels and a variety of tools.Mon-Fri, July 5-92-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Cars, Planes, and Boats for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will learn to build vehicles and sculptures out of repurposed recyclables. They'll design, build, and have fun testing them.Mon-Fri, July 5-92-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Three
July 12-16
Bees, Butterflies, and other Tiny Creatures for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoCampers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of birds and other winged creatures. They'll also brainstorm ways to keep them safe in our world.Mon-Fri, July 12-169 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Landscapes Cityscapes for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will find their way into the landscape using the tricks of perspective to create the illusion of space on the flat surface of drawings and paintings. Draw a pond in a glen and dive right in!Mon-Fri, July 12-169 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Stuffies Central Online for ages 6-9 Online Summer Campages 6-9Tanya LibbyShow off your favorite stuffed animal using a different art style of art each day! This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, July 12-169:30-10:30 am$63.75$80Register Now
Digital Animation for ages 8-13Online Summer Campages 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-Fri, July 12-1610 am-11 am$63.75$75Tech Requirements: Smartphone or tablet for animating and another device for watching the class on Zoom. + Flipaclip App for iOS or Android.Register Now
Art That Pops Online for ages 10-13Online Summer Campages 10-13Tanya LibbyCreate art that pops with vibrant, bright colors that exude joy and energy. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, July 12-1611:30 am-12:30 pm$63.75$80Register Now
Green Art for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Emily BattlesCampers will spend the day outside collecting natural materials to create sculptures and mixed media paintings under AVA’s outdoor studio tent.Mon-Fri, July 12-162-5 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Murals, Murals, Murals for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Tanya LibbyCampers will explore painting on large surfaces using rollers, spray bottles, large brushes and look at and talk about Public Art. Campers will then plan and create their own murals and, as a group, will paint one of the fountain covers that protect the Colton Park’s fountains over the winter here in Lebanon.Mon-Fri, July 12-162-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Take Me to Your Leader for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Olivia GenereauxCampers will incorporate make-believe role playing with sculpture and drawing. They'll explore new worlds and problem solve, to create artwork that is out of this world.Mon-Fri, July 12-162-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Four
July 19-23
Impressionist Painting for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoCampers will create their own masterpieces with an Impressionist’s eye. They'll be inspired by works by Monet, Manet, and more, observing the way the Impressionists play with color, light, and time in their art.Mon-Fri, July 19-239 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Painting to the Music for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Beth McGeeThis camp is a collaborative effort by two Lebanon cultural institutions. Each day, campers will be introduced to a different instrument and musical recording by a UVMC teacher via Zoom. the campers will then transpose what they hear into visual imagery using a variety of drawing and painting media. Thank you to the kind and creative musicians at the Upper Valley Music Center.Mon-Fri, July 19-239 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now; Only one spot left, so register soon!
Painting to the Music for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Beth McGeeThis camp is a collaborative effort by two Lebanon cultural institutions. Each day, campers will be introduced to a different instrument and musical recording by a UVMC teacher via Zoom. the campers will then transpose what they hear into visual imagery using a variety of drawing and painting media. Thank you to the kind and creative musicians at the Upper Valley Music Center.Mon-Fri, July 19-232-5 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Surrealist Dreams for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Allison ZitoUsing the irony and symbolism of surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte as inspiration, campers will look to their own thoughts and dreams and create avant-garde dreamscapes, paintings, and sculptures.Mon-Fri, July 19-232-5 pm$170$200Register Now; Only one spot left, so register soon!
Week Five
July 26-30
Printmaking Party for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Janet CatheyThis camp's focus will be on process, art making, play, and experimentation. Campers will explore how printmaking is similar to and different from painting and drawing. They'll print with all kinds of objects, from fingers to toys to recycled items to objects from nature. They'll make collaborative art and art from our own imaginations, use rollers to make rainbow prints, and learn about collagraphs and trace monotypes. Finally, they'll each build up our their collections of prints and cut up some of our prints to make mixed media art.Mon-Fri, July 26-309 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Crazy Comix for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will develop characters and create their own visual story. They will learn techniques for re-drawing their characters in different poses to create storyboards to help plan their comic strips, editorial cartoons, and maybe even a stop action video.Mon-Fri, July 26-309 am-12 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
3D printing and CAD modeling for ages 10-13In-person Summer Campages 10-13Laurel PollardCampers will be introduced to the process of creating an object from start to printed. Participants will learn TinkerCAD, an online design tool for students, and how to take their models from virtual to reality. They will learn basic 3d-printer operations and design considerations to get better 3d printing results. They'll also take a look at what other 3d artists have designed and print an item from the open-source 3d printer community. Mon-Fri, July 26-309 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Stuffy Time for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Emily BattlesCampers will create stuffed animals or dolls sewn from colorful fabrics. Adding buttons and bobs campers will bring their creations to life. The week will end with a fun and festive tea party.Mon-Fri, July 26-302-5 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Printmaking Party for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Janet CatheyDo you know how to make a rainbow print? Do want to learn how to use carving tools to make art? Do you like to experiment? Do you like precision or do you like being spontaneous? You'll find it all with printmaking! Campers will explore making relief prints, monoprints, and collagraph prints, with and without a tabletop printing press. There will be time during the last few days of class to dive deeper into the techniques they enjoy most.Mon-Fri, July 26-302-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Six
August 2-6
Draw What You See for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Karl NeubauerCampers will learn the tricks that artists use to draw, paint, or sculpt what they see. Still lifes, trees, cars, houses; they will use their powers of observation to create works of art from things right in front of them.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-69 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a waitlist.
Art-ester Orchestra for ages 6-9In-person Summer Campages 6-9Alicia DaleMusic and art educators from the Upper Valley Music Center and AVA take campers on a quest to discover the ways in which music and art can work together. Students will explore a variety of visual art materials as they create their own instruments and learn to play them. With your fellow campers you'll explore your musical and artistic creativity by making music on your original instruments.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-69 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Pottery for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Tyler MorrisonCampers will learn or continue progressing the skills necessary to work on the potter’s wheel. They will develop the fundamentals of centering, throwing, and shaping clay.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-69 am-12 pm$204$240$40 Clay materials fee included in camp tuitionFULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Stuffies Central Online for ages 6-9 Online Summer Campages 6-9Tanya LibbyShow off your favorite stuffed animal using a different art style of art each day! This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-69:30-10:30 am$63.75$80Register Now
Art That Pops Online for ages 10-13Online Summer Campages 10-13Tanya LibbyCreate art that pops with vibrant, bright colors that exude joy and energy. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-611:30 am-12:30 pm$63.75$80Register Now
Clayworks for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoHand building, pinch pots, sculptures: campers will use ceramic and airdry clays to create their wonderful 3D artwork. They'll also learn techniques for joining, sculpting, and carving clay.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-62-5 pm$204$240$40 Clay materials fee included in camp tuitionFULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Experiments in Painting for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Tanya Libby Campers will explore a multitude of paint media. They'll be encouraged to approach painting in new and sometimes unusual ways, as well as using familiar and unlikely tools to produce their art work.Mon-Fri, Aug 2-62-5 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Seven
August 9-13
Gardens, Sunflowers and Stories for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoCampers will look at Van Gogh's Sunflowers and paint their own versions on canvas board. They'll also be inspired by the Greek myth of Apollo and sunflowers and will plant, collage, draw, paint, print, and more.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-139 am-12 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Plein Air Painting for ages 6-9
(at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT)
In-person Summer Campages 6-9Emily BattlesCampers will engage in observational drawing and painting in the open air, learning how to use color and perspective to create an expressive image of what they see. This camp takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-139 am-12 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Imagination Stations for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Tanya Libby Campers will circulate between different art making stations with a variety of materials and media. It's up to the campers to find out what to make! An instructor will be there to help.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-139 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Crazy Comix Online for ages 6-9Online Summer Campages 6-9Karl NeubauerCampers will develop characters and create their own visual story. They will learn techniques for re-drawing their characters in different poses to create storyboards for comic strips and more. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-139:30-10:30 am $63.75$80Register Now
Crazy Comix Online for ages 10-13Online Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerCampers will develop characters and create their own visual story. They will learn techniques for re-drawing their characters in different poses to create storyboards for comic strips and more. This camp meets online via Zoom.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-1311:30 am-12:30 pm$63.75$80Register Now
Imagination Stations for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Tanya Libby Campers will circulate between different art making stations with a variety of materials and media. It's up to the campers to find out what to make! An instructor will be there to help.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-132-5 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Clayworks for ages 10-13In-person Summer Campages 10-13Allison ZitoHand building, pinch pots, sculptures: campers will use ceramic and air dry clays to create their wonderful 3D artwork. They'll also learn techniques for joining, sculpting, and carving clay.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-132-5 pm$204$240Register Now
Plein Air Painting for ages 10-13
(at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT)
In-person Summer Campages 10-13Emily BattlesCampers will engage in observational drawing and painting in the open air, learning how to use color and perspective to create an expressive image of what they see. This camp takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.Mon-Fri, Aug 9-131-4 pm$170$200Register Now
Week Eight
August 16-20
From Stick to Figure to Cartoon for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Karl NeubauerThis is a lively and physically active camp that teaches young artists elemental figure drawing skills such as gesture and contour drawing. Campers will put their figures into colorful back- grounds and make them move with stop action video tools.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-209 am-12 pm$170$200FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list.
Plein Air Painting for ages 6-9
(at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT)
In-person Summer Campages 6-9Tanya LibbyCampers will engage in observational drawing and painting in the open air, learning how to use color and perspective to create an expressive image of what they see. This camp takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-209 am-12 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
King Minos of Ancient Greece for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Allison ZitoCampers will draw, paint, sculpt, and much more as we uncover the secrets of the past. Whatever happened to the Lost City of Atlantis? We will investigate this and other mysteries of the cultures found on the mainland and islands of the Aegean Sea.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-209 am-12 pm$170$200Register Now
Art and Myth for ages 6-9 In-person Summer Campages 6-9Allison ZitoCampers will learn about myths, folklore, and legends that inspired great art. They will create their own myths and artwork with drawings, paintings, sculpture, prints and more.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-202-5 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
From Stick to Figure to Cartoons for ages 10-13 In-person Summer Campages 10-13Karl NeubauerThis is a lively and physically active camp that teaches young artists elemental figure drawing skills such as gesture and contour drawing. Campers will put their figures into colorful back- grounds and make them move with stop action video tools.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-202-5 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list
Plein Air Painting for ages 10-13
(at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT)
In-person Summer Campages 10-13Tanya LibbyCampers will engage in observational drawing and painting in the open air, learning how to use color and perspective to create an expressive image of what they see. This camp takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.Mon-Fri, Aug 16-201-4 pm$170$200FULL, please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a wait list