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Programs by Topic: Arts | Creativity

arts creativity sewing summer k-12 westport ctArts & Creativity classes are designed to foster creativity and imagination! Classes are taught by artists and teachers who have the passion and commitment to promote all forms of creative expression. Many classes are inspired by the Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC), including the painting shown at right, Portrait of a Girl with Floral Headdress, by Paul Camacho. View more Arts & Creativity classes in the Discovery Camp Afternoon section.

Acrylic Painting Studio [entering 6-9]
Learn, practice, and experiment in the fine arts in this studio class. Explore “the Masters,” create still-life and line drawings and then move on to painting with acrylics. Learn more about color theory, color mixing, and painting techniques from observation.
#200a | June 27 - July 1 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $249 | SHS
#200b | July 18 - 22 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $249 | SHS

Ceramics Studio [entering 6-12] Join us in the professionally equipped Staples studio where beginner and experienced students alike can explore techniques with clay through handbuilding, sculpture, and wheel thrown pieces. Experiment with texture and manipulating forms, as well as glazing and decorating techniques.
#201a: June 27 - July 8 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | $375 | SHS
#201b: June 27 - July 8 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $375 | SHS
#201c: July 11 - July 22 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | $399 | SHS
#201d: July 11 - July 22 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $399 | SHS

Create-a-Comic/Graphic Novels [grades 3-6] Let your imagination guide the way to make your ideas into super fun comics and/or graphic novels! Learn the skills and techniques to develop your own style. Craft a spellbinding storyline and then add your characters and captions, finishing with ink or color for your very own comic strip.
#202: July 18 - 22 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $265 | BMS

Earth Heroes [entering grades 2-6] Students will get a chance to explore a variety of ways to create eye-catching artwork and sculptures uniquely designed by them. Use common and recyclable materials (cardboard, newspapers, magazines, bubble wrap etc.) to create projects like handmade paper to become upcycled art.
#206 | August 8 - August 12 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $189 | BMS

Print It! [entering grades 3 - 7] Learn about the amazing artists in the Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC) like the groundbreaking work of Andy Warhol, who made printmaking images part of his style. Like making a copy on the Xerox machine, printing is a way of putting words and images from one surface to another.
#207a | August 1 - 5 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Grades 3 - 5 | $189 | BMS
#207b | August 1 - 5 | 12:30 - 3:00 pm | Grades 5 - 7 | $189 | BMS

Painting with Flair [entering grades 3-6] Inspired by artists in the Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC), students learn about a variety of artists, encouraging them to create their own unique twist on popular artists’ styles and subject matter.
#205a | June 27 - July 1 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Grades 5 - 7 | $189 | BMS
#205b | June 27 - July 1 | 12:30 - 3:00 pm | Grades 3 - 5 | $189 | BMS

Sew with a Pro [entering grades 7-12] Fashion Designer Jennifer Butler will be leaving her studio and showroom in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield for a week of teaching at Staples High School! Learn to make what YOU want-using provided fabrics or bring in your own materials to make your design dreams a reality.
#203: July 11 - 15 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $275 | SHS

Wizard Academy [entering grades 3-5] Learn the history and lore behind the most famous wizard through hands-on projects studying Hogwarts subjects like astronomy, the care of magical creatures, herbology, and more!
Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8:
Full-Day: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | $289; AM: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $169; and PM: 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $169
Mon, July 11 - Fri, July 15:
Full-Day: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | $325; AM: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $199; and PM: 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $199

Acrylic Painting Studio (entering 6-9)

Dates:

6/27 to 7/22

Grades

6,7,8,9

Locations:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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Artists Create! (entering 3-9)

Dates:

7/25 to 7/29

Grades

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Locations:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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Ceramics Studio (entering 6-12)

Dates:

6/27 to 7/22

Grades

6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Locations:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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202 Create-a-Comic / Graphic Novels (entering 3-6)

Class is Full: Waiting List Available

Sessions:

5

Dates:

7/18 to 7/22

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

3,4,5,6

Location:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
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206 Earth Heroes (entering grades 2 - 6)

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

5

Dates:

8/8 to 8/12

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

2,3,4,5,6

Location:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
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126 Journalism in the Real World [entering 10-12]

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

4

Dates:

7/5 to 7/8

Times:

Tu  10 am -1 pm
We  10 am -1 pm
Th  10 am -1 pm
Fr  10 am -1 pm

Grades

10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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128 Out of the Box Thinking: Cultivating Qualities for the Emerging Future [entering 10-college]

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

3

Dates:

8/9 to 8/11

Times:

Tu  9 am -1 pm
We  9 am -1 pm
Th  9 am -1 pm

Grades

10,11,12,College

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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Painting with Flair

Dates:

6/27 to 7/1

Grades

3,4,5,6,7

Locations:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
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Print It!

Dates:

8/1 to 8/5

Grades

3,4,5,6,7

Locations:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
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203 Sew with a Pro (entering 7-12)

Sessions:

5

Dates:

7/11 to 7/15

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

7,8,9,10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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Wizard Academy

Dates:

7/5 to 7/15

Grades

2,3,4,5

Locations:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
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