Test Camps

WeekCamp NameScheduleInstructorDescriptionPrice*Registration
Week 1 The Art of Play for ages 6-9 June 19-23; 9 am-3:30 pmOLIVIA JANNA GENEREAUXCampers will be immersed in an environment of discovery. Using traditional materials in unconventional ways campers will gain greater knowledge of the material world that will support the development of abstract thinking and hone individual leadership skills. This camp meets all day at AVA, 9 am-3:30 pm.$360 / $400Register Now
Week 2 Dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Worlds for ages 6-9 June 26-30; 9 am-12 pmALLISON ZITOCampers will investigate the creatures of the prehistoric world. They’ll create their own interpretation of this ancient time and the dinosaurs that existed then with a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media, including collage, drawings, paintings and dioramas.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 2 Sculpt it! for ages 10-13 June 26-30; 9 am-12 pmTANYA LIBBYCampers will explore all things three-dimensional! Using Sculpey, paper mâché, found objects, and more, they’ll use their imaginations to experiment and create.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 2 Paint Like Crazy for ages 6-9 June 26-30; 1:30-4:30 pmTANYA LIBBYCampers will celebrate the wonder of color. They will play and explore different ways of applying and mixing paint, pastel, pencil and more. $180 / $200Register Now
Week 2 Surrealism, Dreams and the Analytical Mind for ages 10-13 June 26-30; 1:30-4:30 pmALLISON ZITOCampers will explore the irony and symbolism of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. By thinking about dreams and juxtaposing different elements of nature, campers will think about their own subconscious, and push the limits to create their own avant-garde dreamscapes, paintings and sculptures.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 2 Pottery for ages 10-13June 26-30; 1:30-4:30 pmTYLER MORRISONThis camp introduces students to the potter's wheel, helping them to develop the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. Campers will leave with finished pieces that have been glazed and fired. $243 / $270Register Now
Week 3 Play with Polymer Clay for ages 6-9 July 5-7; 9 am-12 pmEMILY NADEAUShaping objects for form and for function, campers will explore bead making, sculpting, and constructing useful items. Polymer clay is a versatile, colorful, and easy-to-use oven bake clay. Campers will see things differently while working with this exciting material.$108 / $120Register Now
Week 3 Imagination Stations for ages 10-13 July 5-7; 9 am-12 pmCHRISTIE KEENEYCampers will circulate between art making stations set up with a variety of materials and media. In a structured open studio, the campers will use the different materials to discover what they want to create! $108 / $120Register Now
Week 3 Imagination Stations for ages 6-9 July 5-7; 1:30-4:30 pmCHRISTIE KEENEYCampers will circulate between art making stations set up with a variety of materials and media. In a structured open studio, the campers will use the different materials to discover what they want to create! $108 / $120Register Now
Week 3 Picasso to Pollack for ages 10-13 July 5-7; 1:30-4:30 pmEMILY NADEAUCampers will explore and be inspired by the styles and accomplishments of famous cubist and abstract expressionist artists. They’ll experiment with subject matter and use techniques from the artists they look at to create their own unique masterpieces.$108 / $120Register Now
Week 4 3D Printing for ages 10-13July 10-14; 9 am-12 pmLAUREL POLLARDCampers will learn how to draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and to turn those drawings into physical objects - including characters, words and letters, and even jewelry - using 3D printing technology!$198 / $220Register Now
Week 4 Mixed Media Blitz for ages 10-13 July 10-14; 9 am-12 pmBETH MCGEECampers Learn about composition through collage and low-relief sculpture using a variety of media, found objects and lots of imagination.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 4 Sculpt It! for ages 6-9 July 10-14; 9 am-12 pmTANYA LIBBYCampers will explore all things three-dimensional! Using Sculpey, paper mâché, found objects, and more, they’ll use their imaginations to experiment and create.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 4 Mixed Media Blitz for ages 6-9 July 10-14; 1:30-4:30 pmBETH MCGEECampers Learn about composition through collage and low-relief sculpture using a variety of media, found objects and lots of imagination.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 4 Paint Like Crazy for ages 10-13 July 10-14; 1:30-4:30 pmTANYA LIBBYCampers will celebrate the wonder of color. They will play and explore different ways of applying and mixing paint, pastel, pencil and more. $180 / $200Register Now
Week 4 Pottery for ages 10-13July 10-14; 1:30-4:30 pmTYLER MORRISONThis camp introduces students to the potter's wheel, helping them to develop the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. Campers will leave with finished pieces that have been glazed and fired. $243 / $270Register Now
Week 5 Paint to the Music for ages 6-9 July 17-21; 9 am-12 pmBETH MCGEEThis is a collaborative effort by two great Lebanon cultural centers. Each day, campers will be introduced to a different instrument and musical recording by an Upper Valley Music Teacher. AVA campers will transpose what they hear into visual imagery using a variety of drawing and paint media. Thank you to the kind and creative thinkers at the Upper Valley Music Center.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 5 Asian Art, Dragons and Zen Gardens for ages 10-13 July 17-21; 9 am-12 pmALLISON ZITOCampers will sample the techniques from a wide variety of Asian cultures. They'll design their own dragon, make scroll paintings, and learn how to paint Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting), which can be applied to all forms of painting.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 5 3D Printing for ages 10-13 July 17-21; 9 am-12 pmLAUREL POLLARDCampers will learn how to draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and to turn those drawings into physical objects - including characters, words and letters, and even jewelry - using 3D printing technology!$198 / $220Register Now
Week 5 Monet and the Impressionist Painters for ages 6-9 July 17-21; 1:30-4:30 pmALLISON ZITOCampers will look at the art of Claude Monet and other impressionist artists for inspiration. They’ll then create paintings, prints, and more using bright, vibrant colors and visible, defined brushstrokes.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 5 Paint to the Music for ages 10-13 July 17-21; 1:30-4:30 pmBETH MCGEEThis is a collaborative effort by two great Lebanon cultural centers. Each day, campers will be introduced to a different instrument and musical recording by an Upper Valley Music Teacher. AVA campers will transpose what they hear into visual imagery using a variety of drawing and paint media. Thank you to the kind and creative thinkers at the Upper Valley Music Center.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 6 Dolls and Stuffies, Oh My! for ages 6-9 July 24-28; 9 am-12 pmEMILY BATTLESCampers will create stuffed animals or dolls sewn from colorful fabrics and other materials. Adding buttons and bobs, they’ll bring their creations to life. The camp will end with a fun and festive tea party.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 6 Crazy Comics for ages 6-9 July 24-28; 1:30-4:30 pmKARL NEUBAUERCampers will develop cartoon characters and create environments to tell stories. They’ll learn techniques for redrawing their characters in different poses to create story boards, comic strips, and more.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 7 Art-estra Orchestra for ages 6-9 July 31-Aug 4; 9 am-12 pmALICIA DALEMusic and art educators from the Upper Valley Music Center and AVA will 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. They'll explore musical and artistic creativity by making music on their original instruments. $180 / $200Register Now
Week 7 Close Up Focus on Pollinators and Flowers for ages 10-13 July 31-Aug 4; 9 am-12 pmALLISON ZITOSometimes considered pests, pollinators are crucial to our farmers and the production of our agriculture. Campers will use a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media to create art work inspired by the stamen, pistil, and petals that entice the butterflies, bees, bats and birds.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 7 Animals Local and Exotic ages 6-9 July 31-Aug 4; 1:30-4:30 pmALLISON ZITOThe Upper Valley is rich with animal life! Campers will draw, paint, print and create sculptures while learning about animals both local and far away. $180 / $200Register Now
Week 7 Crazy Comics for ages 10-13 July 31-Aug 4; 1:30-4:30 pmKARL NEUBAUERCampers will develop cartoon characters and create environments to tell stories. They’ll learn techniques for redrawing their characters in different poses to create story boards, comic strips, and more.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 7 Pottery for ages 10-13July 31-Aug 4; 1:30-4:30 pmTYLER MORRISONThis camp introduces students to the potter's wheel, helping them to develop the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. Campers will leave with finished pieces that have been glazed and fired. $243 / $270Register Now
Week 8 All You Can Eat for ages 6-9 Aug 7-11; 9 am-12 pmEMILY NADEAUCampers will learn how to use various materials to create artworks representing their favorite foods. They’ll talk about the history of some important foods, create still lifes and paper mâché sculptures, and encounter some yummy surprises. Bon appetite!$180 / $200Register Now
Week 8 From Stick to Figure for ages 10-13 Aug 7-11; 9 am-12 pmKARL NEUBAUERThis is a lively and physically active camp will teach young artists elemental figure drawing skills such as gesture and contour drawing, while using a variety of 2D and 3D media.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 8 Art of Sound for ages 6-9 Aug 7-11; 1:30-4:30 pmEMILY NADEAU & BELLA JOHNSONThis is a collaborative camp where campers will make instruments, and then create music and visual art. Emily Nadeau and will guide campers on an exploration into visual art and music and how they inspire and affect one another. Bella Johnson will focus on the science of sound and music and how they are influenced by visual art. Each day, campers will switch studios at the halfway point and explore things from the other teacher’s perspective. $180 / $200Register Now
Week 8 Sustainable Architecture for ages 10-13 Aug 7-11; 1:30-4:30 pmELLEN SOROKATo create their own buildings, campers will learn about floor plans, exteriors, and housing. They'll brainstorm and problem solve as they design and create models of homes based upon examples from real life, as well as from their own imaginations.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 9 The Art of Play for ages 6-9 Aug 14-18; 9 am-12 pmOLIVIA JANNA GENEREAUXCampers will be immersed in an environment of discovery. Using traditional materials in unconventional ways campers will gain greater knowledge of the material world that will support the development of abstract thinking and hone individual leadership skills. This camp meets from 9 am-Noon, but campers are also encouraged to register for the afternoon session.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 9 Landscapes/Cityscapes for ages 10-13 Aug 14-18; 9 am-12 pmKARL NEUBAUERUsing color, tone, and line quality, campers will work their way into the landscape. They’ll use tricks of perspective to create the illusion of space on the flat surfaces of their drawings and paintings.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 9 The Art of Play for ages 6-9 Aug 14-18; 1:30-4:30 pmOLIVIA JANNA GENEREAUXCampers will be immersed in an environment of discovery. Using traditional materials in unconventional ways campers will gain greater knowledge of the material world that will support the development of abstract thinking and hone individual leadership skills. This camp meets from 1:30-4:30 pm, but campers are also encouraged to register for the morning session.$180 / $200Register Now
Week 9 Making Art that Moves for ages 10-13 Aug 14-18; 1:30-4:30 pmALLISON ZITOCampers will looks at the art of engineer and artist Alexander Calder and his circus and mobiles, as well as the geometric paintings of his biggest inspiration, Piet Mondrian. Campers will discover different ways they can bring movement to their own 2 and 3 dimensional artwork.$180 / $200Register Now