Programs Just For Kids Grades 6 - 8

Please note our middle school programs are held at our summer expansion space, 76 Rogers Street!

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Our weeklong programs offer teens positive creative experiences that build confidence through hands-on learning. Students have fun using their imagination, experience community and develop leadership skills through hands-on projects.

When: Week-long Sessions runs Monday-Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $160.00
Sibling Discounts and Scholarships are available

To Register email traci@arthaven.org.

Special Note about Afternoon Arts and Crafts
This is purchased as separate class (see listings under the class for each week.) Students who have attended  in the morning and stay for Afternoon Arts can pack a lunch and stay right through until 3:00 p.m. All others arrive at 1 p.m. This is a time for students to work on any art project they like, with a teacher there to help. Many days we go for a walking field trip to play games outside as well. Spend the afternoon with friends making art, crafts and having fun!


What Kids Gain

Open-ended thinking teaches children about the design process with its incredible range of unique solutions. Learning how to draw, paint and build are all empowering and exciting experiences that have a positive life-long impact on kids. We are excited to enrich our programs, bringing art history, local culture, science and literature into the studio as well,  nurturing the natural curiosity that kids have about the world and making connections with art.

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Art Haven's Studio

We are located in downtown Gloucester close to fantastic resources like the Cape Ann Museum. Our newly renovated studio is a bright cheerful place where students are encouraged to be independent learners so that they feel empowered and feel ownership of the space. Teacher-student ratios are generally 6-1 so that children can have the best experience possible. We are a nut free facility.


Middle School Summer Classes

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Middle School Art: Books and Zines June 24 - June 28

Additional Info

Students will be led through a process of creating books and zines, allowing them to express their ideas through images and text. We will explore various “book’ formats, and discuss how these variable impact the telling of a story. Found art, drawings, paintings, printing and collage will all be used to create finished books.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts June 24- 28

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Upcycle July 1 - 3

Additional Info

Upcycle is a creative, fun concept allowing students to reimagine materials(most often cast off items) and breathe new life into them. We will have a variety of items to choose from, and lead projects for the class to transform their use into new, exciting pieces of art & functional designed objects.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts July 1 - 3

WEDNESDAY NOT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Architecture and Interior Design July 8 - 12

Additional Info

In this class we will discuss the important role architecture and design play in our everyday lives. Students will be led through exercises to reimagine their current environment, create the ultimate fun space, and even dream up what Gloucester might be in 500 years! Along the ay we will teach specific skills of drawing to scale and perspective, as well as architectural rendering.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts July 8 - 12

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Myth to Sci Fi Creatures July 15 - 19
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Additional Info

In this class students will be encouraged to dream up their own narratives and characters. They will learn how to incorporate emotion and movement into their artwork, as well as symbolism and storytelling. We will create a 2D and 3D representation of their stories, using a wide range of mixed media

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts July 15 - 19

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Digital Art (O'Maley) July 22 - July 26
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Additional Info

We will introduce the students to photoshop, teaching them to manipulate photos(filters, cut/paste, transform), as well as to incorporate type into their designs.  There are projects that correspond with these lesson like poster design, meme design, as well as zines & t shirt design. The class size is small, so we can address everyone's individual needs - some kids come in with computer experience, some don't.  All will leave having created a design with imagery & type...

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts July 22 - 26

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Fashion Week July 29 - August 2
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Additional Info

For fashion week young designers will be led through the process of envisioning and sketching their chosen “look”, and then creating pieces to achieve it, through, draping, simple sewing, accessory creation and t shirt recycling.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts July 29 - August 2

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Drawing & All Things Paper- August 5 - August 9
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Additional Info

This week we will work on the process of drawing representationally. Students will learn to “see”. and to draw using reference points and proportion to get to realistic renderings. Alongside this proactive they will learn to incorporate movement and gesture to bring their art alive. We will use charcoal, graphite, pastel and paint media as well.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts August 5 -9

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Comics (O'Maley Academy) August 12 - August 16
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Additional Info

In this class students will learn to tell stories combining text/symbols and images. We will focus on the traditional high contrast ink style, as well manga. Students will create a narrative, and learn how to create anticipation, movement and emotion through their drawings. Students will create a book as well as a panel series.

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts August 12 - August 16

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

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Middle School Art: Digital Art August 19 - August 23
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Additional Info

Please note, if your child took the earlier week of digital art, there is plenty of room to further hone their skills in this class. Class size is just 6 kids, so we can address the individual needs of each student! We will focus on photoshop, teaching them to manipulate photos(filters, cut/paste, transform), as well as to incorporate type into their designs.  There are projects that correspond with these lesson like poster design, meme design, as well as zines & t shirt design. All will leave having created a design with imagery & type...

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

Options:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
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Summer Afternoon Arts and Crafts August 19 - August 23

Available Monday-Friday 1-3:00 p.m.
Choose specific days below.

Every afternoon we offer a time for kids grades 1-5 to come make arts and crafts. This is not an instructional class, but a more free time to come up with your own projects, or just hang out with other kids in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Additional Info

• Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy.
• Students bring a packed snack (We are a nut free facility)
• Phone and tablets must stay in a backpack during class.

Options:
Quantity:
Add To Cart