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AVA 2020 Summer Camps Online!

The photo is a link to AVA''s Online Summer Camp offerings and to inspire the creative spirit in children and parents and to let them know about AVA Gallery and Art Center's online summer camp program.

Nourish you child’s imagination!

Sign Up for Online Summer Camps Today!

Have you heard about the excitingall-inclusivereally flexibleone-price-fits-allseven-week summer camp at AVA?

For a single fee of $175 (with a 15% discount for family members) households will have access to an entire menu of live Zoom summer camp classes from some of AVA’s most beloved and seasoned instructors for the entire summer, through August 21!

Every day (M-Th) will be devoted to a different theme and Fridays will feature live artist demos from AVA artists, including teens! Lessons will be at 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30 each day. Additional surprise classes may pop up at any time. Anyone can join any lesson at any time, and at least one lesson each day will be specifically designed for kids ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12.

MudZoom: Coming September 10th!











2020 has inundated us with a torrent of change. A world-wide pandemic has changed millions of lives; a new awareness of systemic racism has inspired calls for change and reform; and an upcoming national election, no matter what the outcome, will bring about even more change. It is for these reasons that AVA Gallery’s quarterly storytelling series, The Mudroom, is looking for storytellers who can tell a good story related to the theme “Change.” Whether it is a change of heart or a change of hairstyle—or anything in between—we want your stories. The event will be held the evening of Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Full Details Here

View Student Work from Carla Kimball’s photography class:
Seeing With New Eyes 

Art Lab Online is on vacation for the summer

Art Lab is an imaginative visual art program serving adults with special needs, and is run in conjunction with AVA’s Art Lab partner, the Special Needs Support Center. Art Lab is on hiatus for the summer. In the meantime, you can watch recorded Art Lab videos created by instructor Lea Wells on AVA’s YouTube Channel.

CAOS will resume when conditions are safe

Watch as CAOS instructors Alison Zito and Emily Battles demonstrate great homemade art projects. While you’re visiting, subscribe to AVA’s YouTube Channel.


Fiber Art Open Studio: Mondays at 9:30-10:30 am

RISD graduate and long-time AVA instructor Meredith Smith hosts this online open studio for artists working in any fiber medium: sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving, collage, felting, spinning, you name it. If you are interested in joining the Fiber Arts Open Studio on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:30 am (free and open to the public), please email Education Manager Nick Gaffney for the secure link.




Senior Art Open Studio: Mondays 1-3 pm + Thursdays 10 am-12 noon


Despite the public health crisis, Senior Art Open Studio continues to meet virtually every Monday from 1-3 pm and Thursday from 10 am-12 noon. Core Studio Instructor Maggie Kundtz-Joseph is your host and guide. There’s lots of great artwork being created, home art-making tips being traded, and laughter being shared! If you are interested in joining the fun (free and open to the public), please email Education Manager Nick Gaffneyfor the secure link.

Make hand-forged, heirloom, barbecue skewers at home!

Barbecue Skewers One Can Make At Home

Barbecue season is just around the corner. This 15-minute video demonstrates how to forge your own skewers using some simple tools that you may already have in your basement.

During open houses at AVA Gallery and Art Center, parents and their children have taken turns using a hand-held propane torch to twist and bend decorative patterns in eighth inch square stock, so why not take it to the next level? Make something elegant and lasting! You can also apply this knowledge to making decorative hooks for your kitchen or fireplace.

How to create a Doodling Coloring Book

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Make Your Own Doodling Coloring Book Today!


This enjoyable activity is fun for all ages. Parents and their children, grandparents, too, will have fun making a coloring book.

Doodling allows your mind to wander and be creative with no expectations at all. The joy of doodling is yours to discover! Share your doodles with AVA and your friends. Let’s build connection, community and encourage others to join in the fun. Send your doodle to roger@avagallery.org



Student Work from AVA’s first Hand-building with Clay class

taught by Karin Rothwell
hand-built student ceramic artwork

Hand-building with Clay– Student Work


Enjoy this 8-minute video presentation of Karin Rothwell’s Student Work from her Hand-Building with Clay class, Spring 2020. Many of these students never worked with clay before. By unanimous decision, her students requested that she continue her class with no end date. COVID-19 put a temporary hiccup in that plan…

Help support AVA, its teachers, and staff while continuing to provide excellence in programming during the pandemic. Donate to the From Here To There Fund today!



Progress report from mosaic artist, Rachel Goldenberg:
Dance of the River Shards

Debbie CampbellPhoto Essay of a Plein Air Painting in Progress

Debbie is a plein air painter who lives in Sunapee, NH. Lake Sunapee and sister peak Mt. Sunapee are Debbie’s muses. In Debbie’s words, “As a landscape painter I am fortunate to live in the inspiring Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. I love painting outside and find unlimited inspiration from the beauty in nature. What makes plein air painting so exciting and energetic is the press of time and the desire to capture the ever-changing light. I love observing light as it dances and reflects on the beauty of nature that is all around us. Water is one of my favorite subjects. I paint only in oil because of the richness of color and the flexibility of this medium.” Read more about Debbie Campbell in the Hippo

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