2020 Summer Art Camps and Classes

 

Read our Camp and Class Descriptions Below!

How to Register: 

1. To register for Spring II (Summer Classes and Camps as well) classes please click register here to create an account and select the class you are signing up for. 

2. Payment can be made for the class online, credit card or cash/check.

 

3. If applicable, Click on the link (Anaphylaxis Plan) below to view and print the form.

Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Please Note:
1. We require completed registration forms and full payments for our classes and camps as your child’s reservation. 
2. Please make us aware of your child’s allergies,if any. Please complete the anaphylaxis emergency action plan, if need be and submit prior to the start of class.

 

Attention Blue Door Customers: Due to scheduling purposes, those who do not register for class at least 7 days before the starting date will be charged a $10 late fee.

 

Payment Policy for Classes, Camps, and Workshops: If a payment is made and a request for reimbursement is made prior to the start of a camp/class/workshop, Blue Door Studio will consider the reimbursement based on the timing of the reimbursement request and the number of enrollments in the class/camp/workshop. Each reimbursement request will be responded to as individual requests and will be addressed accordingly.

 

PreK-K Art Camps for ages 3-6

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9am – 12pm
Cost: $255
Includes one time summer $25 registration fee per family, and a free BDS t-shirt per camper

 

1. Master Artists!
July 13th, 15th, and 17th
Learn about the art styles of Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse and Helen Frankenthaler as you draw, paint, and sculpt!

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2. Art Around the World!
July 20th, 22nd, and 24th
Travel the world creating art as magnificent as your imagination. Each day we will visit a different country and experience its arts and culture creating art pieces along the way! Join us and fill your artist passport with fun!

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3. Under the Sea!
August 3rd, 5th, and 7th
Explore the depths of the ocean! Create Paper Mache sea creatures, paintings and much more as you draw, paint and sculpt from your imagination!

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Summer Camps – Full Day Options

 

For ages 7-12
Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

Cost: $395
Includes one time summer $25 registration fee per family, and a free BDS t-shirt per camper

 

I.  Mix it Up Media

  • Option 1: July 13th – July 17th
  • Option 2: August 3rd – August 7th
  • Option 3: August 17th – August 21st

This full day art camp is about exploring a variety of art media (drawing media and painting media, recycled materials, and clay). It’s all about the creation of drawing and painting and collage projects in the morning and ceramic studio projects in the afternoon (in our NEW ceramics studio). Grand Finale Art Exhibit on Fridays at 2:45pm.

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II. Digital Media Design: Digital Art, Animation Design, and Photography and Adobe Photoshop
August 3rd – August 7th
This full day art camp is about exploring a variety of digital art media (digital design, animation, photography, and photoshop). Students will create characters, landscapes, and a three-panel comic strip digitally using their Apple iPad with an app called Autodesk Sketchbook! Learn about compositions using a 35mm camera, editing images on Photoshop, and bringing your drawings to life with animation applications! Grand Finale Art Exhibit on Fridays at 2:45pm.

Materials Needed: a stylus pen, an iPhone or  iPad (required for participation in this camp) and please have the following apps downloaded: Animation Desk and Animation Desk.

Register Here!            Make a Payment Here!

 

 

Summer Camps – Half Day Options

 

For ages 7-12
Monday – Friday: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $285
Includes one time summer $25 registration fee per family, and a free BDS t-shirt per camper
Grand Finale Art Exhibits every Friday at 11:45am

 

1. Pop Art!
June 29th – July 3rd
Create unique artwork using bold shapes and colors! Students will learn methods from Andy Warhol and Roy Litchenstein! Students will use acrylic paints and media to give their artwork that extra POP!

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2. Artist Tool Box
July 27th – July 31st
Want to learn how to create art using methods from famous artists? The answer is inside your toolbox! Students will utilize art materials and tools to learn about different techniques and styles. 

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3. Art Around the World
August 10th – August 14th
Travel the world creating art as magnificent as your imagination. Each day we will visit a different country and experience its arts and culture creating art pieces along the way! Join us and fill your artist passport with fun!

Register Here!            Make a Payment Here!

 

4. Digital Media Design: Digital Art, Animation Design, and Photography and Adobe Photoshop
Option 1: June 29th – July 3rd
Option 2: August 10th – August 14th
This half day art camp is about exploring a variety of digital art media (digital design, animation, photography, and photoshop). Students will create characters, landscapes, and a three-panel comic strip digitally using their Apple iPad with an app called Autodesk Sketchbook! Learn about compositions using a 35mm camera, editing images on Photoshop, and bringing your drawings to life with animation applications! Grand Finale Art Exhibit on Fridays at 2:45pm.

Materials Needed: a stylus pen, an iPhone or  iPad (required for participation in this camp) and please have the following apps downloaded: Animation Desk and Animation Desk.

Register Here!            Make a Payment Here!

 

 

Ceramic Camps – Half Days

 

IMPORTANT: When firing pieces in the kiln, Blue Door Studio is not responsible for quality damage during firing, which is sometimes an unpredictable and uncontrollable occurrence due to air bubbles, glaze applications, etc.

Please Note: Ceramics classes require sneakers, no flip-flops, and tied back hair in ponytails for safety purposes when wheel-throwing.

For ages 7-12
Monday – Friday: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $285
Includes one time summer $25 registration fee per family, and a free BDS t-shirt per camper
Grand Finale Art Exhibits every Friday at 11:45am

Each week, campers create new ceramic projects, using hand-building skills and wheel throwing methods as well. Unique opportunities to practice both here in Smithfield, RI!

 

Ceramics 1
June 29th – July 3rd

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Ceramics 2
July 27th – July 31st

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Ceramics 3
August 10th – August 14th

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Ceramic Camps – Full Days

 

IMPORTANT: When firing pieces in the kiln, Blue Door Studio is not responsible for quality damage during firing, which is sometimes an unpredictable and uncontrollable occurrence due to air bubbles, glaze applications, etc.

Please Note: Ceramics classes require sneakers, no flip-flops, and tied back hair in ponytails for safety purposes when wheel-throwing.

For ages 7-12
Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

Cost: $395
Includes one time summer $25 registration fee per family, and a free BDS t-shirt per camper
Grand Finale Art Exhibits every Friday at 2:45pm

Each week, campers create new ceramic projects, using hand-building skills and wheel throwing methods as well. Unique opportunities to practice both here in Smithfield, RI!

 

Ceramics 4
July 13th – July 17th

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Ceramics 5
August 3rd – August 7th

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Ceramics 6
August 17th – August 21st

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Summer Art Classes for Pre K – Grade 3

 

1. Art Explorers!  

for students in Pre K and Kindergarten! (minimum of 5 student enrollment required)

Wednesdays:  (4:00pm – 5:00pm) : June 24th, July 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, and 19th

Saturdays:  (9:00am – 10:00am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

8 week session

Cost: $225, and $25 summer registration fee

Art is an adventure when you begin exploring new art materials and methods!  Our young artists will be introduced to drawing, painting and sculpting media while they learn about master artists’ art pieces and styles. This multi sensory based class will also focus on literacy and art vocabulary!  Students will be given multiple opportunities to express themselves through a variety of media and art discussions with their peers.

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2. Art Adventures in Drawing, Painting & Ceramics

for grades : 1 – 3

Students age 6 can be recommended by a BDS Art Instructor for this class.

Wednesdays: (4:30pm – 6:00pm) : June 24th, July 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, and 19th

Saturdays:  (9:00am – 10:30am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

Cost: $325, and $25 summer registration fee

This action packed art class focuses on this age group’s multi – sensory approach to learning. Our young  artists will expand upon their use of art vocabulary when they learn about the design elements of line, shape, textures and color seen in the works  of master artists: Picasso, Miro, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and many more!  They will also be encouraged to discuss their ideas that they used in their thematic drawings, paintings and sculptures with their fellow art students!

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OUR DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES for Grades 4-12

Our class levels are sequentially based to advance the students’ skills and techniques 

 

1. Pre-teen – Teen Foundations

for ages 11-17

Wednesdays: (4:30pm – 6:30pm) : June 24th, July 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, and 19th

Saturdays:  (9:00am – 11:00am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

8 week session

Cost: $350,plus $25 summer registration fee

This class is an introductory class to drawing and painting skills. It progresses from level Foundations Level 1- Level 4,  allowing  the students to experience a variety of media and lessons from session to session.  The students’ lessons will focus on the design elements and principles of art, as well as drawing and painting. The students will be introduced to a variety of drawing media (pencil, ink, pastels) and painting media (watercolor and acrylics) as they utilize the elements of designs and principles in their creative compositions!  Drawing from observation is strongly encouraged in order to train the eyes of the artist as he or she  draws / paints from life.

~Please note:  Students are divided into age groups within this class to meet the developmental and social needs of students in the class.

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2. Advanced Art / Portfolio Class 

for grades 9-12

Session 1:
Tuesdays: (4:00 pm – 7:30 pm) : June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th, 21st
Saturdays: (9:00 am – 12:30 pm): June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th

Cost: $260, plus $25 summer registration fee

Session 2:
Tuesdays: (4:00 pm – 7:30 pm): July 28th, August 4th, 11th, 18th
Saturdays: (9:00 am – 12:30 pm): August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Cost: $260, plus $25 summer registration fee

This advanced level class is for students who have had previous drawing and painting experiences  in the Adv. Art Level 1 class and who are eager to further develop their drawing and painting skills. Students will advance their drawing skills through the use of various drawing media (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and chalks) and techniques ( contour line drawing, shading and color blending ) when they explore the traditional subject matter of still life, landscapes and figure portraiture. They will also develop their painting skills when they use their understanding of color theory (color wheel, value, warm and cool colors, intermediate and complementary colors) in their work. Various styles of artists will be shown to inspire the students’ conceptual thinking skills, as well as their use of technical skills in their own creations.  The students are given many opportunities to choose their own subject matter and media for their drawings and paintings in this class!  This is a great class for students interested in the possible opportunity of participating in RI Scholastics Art and Writing Competition and the Jim Langevin Art Competition each year.  This is also a great course for students  interested in creating an art portfolio for college.

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Art and Design Classes for Ages 9-14

 

 

1. Digital Media Design: Digital Art, Animation Design, and Photography and Adobe Photoshop 

for ages 7-12

Tuesdays:  (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) : June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th

Saturdays:  (9:00 am – 11:00 am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

8 week session

Cost: $325, plus $25 annual registration fee

Students will create characters, landscapes, and a three-panel comic strip digitally using their Apple iPad with an app called Autodesk Sketchbook! Learn about compositions using a 35mm camera, editing images on Photoshop, and bringing your drawings to life with animation applications!

Materials Needed: a stylus pen, an iPhone or  iPad (required for participation in this class), and a 9 in. x 12 in. spiral bound sketchbook

Please have the following apps downloaded: Animation Desk and Animation Desk.

 

 

 

 

Apps can be found in the App Store and the stylus pen can be purchased at Staples or at Blue Door.

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2. Fashion Workshop

for grades : 7-12

Wednesdays: (4:30pm – 6:00pm) : June 24th, July 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, and 19th

Saturdays:  (9:00am – 10:30am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

Cost: $325, and $25 summer registration fee

Begin with fashion drawings and learn to capture gesture drawings and movement with figures! Create a mood board to inspire your ideas for fashions using recyclables. Learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine when designing your own hair bandanna and scrunchies. Create a sewn purse / bags personalized with your choice of fabrics on a sewing machine!

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Ceramics and Sculpture Classes!

 

1. Ceramics and Sculpture for ages 7 and Up:

Tuesdays:  (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) : June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th

Saturdays:  (9:00 am – 11:00 am) : June 27th, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

8 week session

Materials Needed: Sketchbook

Cost: $350, plus $25 summer registration fee

*Our ceramics fee includes 1/2 bag of clay and 4 oz. of glaze. If we find your child likes to build larger pieces, we reserve the right to request extra material fees on a need-be basis.

Students will learn how to build with clay , throw on the wheel and work with additional three dimensional media such as paper mache, wire, cardboard, and found objects to build this knowledge of three dimensional vocabulary and techniques!

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Drop-in Classes