Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Local Art Lessons- RES

Sometimes I am asked by art-loving students or families to provide resources for additional art lessons outside of the forty minutes per week each RES child receives in school. Here is a list of places nearby that your child (or you!) can take art classes during the school year and summer. Have fun!

Burlington City Arts
BCA Print and Clay Studio
250 Main Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
BCA Center
135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
 "Burlington City Arts (BCA) has served the cultural and artistic needs of the Greater Burlington area for more 30 years. Our vision is to fuse a dynamic relationship between the arts and community, to nurture creativity and imagination, and to ignite a passion for learning through the arts. We run a range of arts programs from The BCA Center (formerly the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts) and throughout the city, and have established The BCA Center (formerly the Firehouse Gallery) as one of the few exhibition spaces in the state dedicated to showcasing contemporary art. Coupled with our commitment to accessibility, The BCA Center and BCA’s Print + Clay Studio enable us to present an integrated series of art experiences that help set us apart from other art centers across the country and cement Burlington’s reputation as one of America’s most livable cities for the arts."

Davis Studio
4 Howard Street
BurlingtonVT 045401
(802) 425-2700
"We are committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. Each student is respected as an artist with his or her own unique style and unlimited potential.
A wide range of classes and camps are offered for students to explore artistic possibilities. We offer a selection of after school and Saturday classes throughout the school year. Additionally, classes are held during weekdays for adults, homeschooled students and preschool families. Camps take place during the summer as well as during school vacations, including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation and February and April school breaks."

64 Harbor Road
ShelburneVT 05482
(802) 985-3648
"The Shelburne Craft School’s mission is to inspire individual creativity by providing hands-on education in craft and art.  We believe that working with one’s hands is an essential part of a well-rounded life. We offer opportunities to learn, teach, and develop as artists, artisans, and professionals."
4A Howard Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 233-7676
"What wingspan does: Faux Painting, Decorative Painting (Interior or Exterior), Faux Finishing, Murals, Custom Fine Art, Venetian Plaster and Stenciling, Marbling, Wood Graining, and specialty Old World Finishes with Plaster, Fresco and Faux Stone."

Other enrichment and summer programs take place even closer to home- Young Rembrandts happens right here at RES, and in the summers Art classes are available at Camel's Hump Middle School.  If you know of other excellent programming I have missed, please feel free to share those in the comments below.

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