Grades 6-8 Descriptions

Immerse yourself in Art

Engage with some of Boston’s finest artist-educators in studios purposely designed for ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Continue your journey in art by immersing yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment.


Design a Play Structure: Architectural Workshop

Instructor: Wendy Prellwitz

Grade 6 -9
Tuesday – Friday
12:30 – 5:30 pm
February 21 – 24, 2017

Uncover the art in architecture by designing a play structure!

This 4-day program will introduce the basics of architectural design through the planning and design of a proposed addition to the existing play structure at 20 Sacramento St.

Using architectural tools, students will learn how to create drawings and models to scale for their own design ideas and collaborate on one final design together. More detailed curriculum available here.

Say It with Screenprinting

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Grades 6 – 8
10 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 23 – April 3, 2017
Excludes February 20, 2017

Wild colors and combinations!

Colorful prints are so fun to make! Learn the basics of silkscreen and more, everything from hand-cut stencils to painted, drawn, and photo images.

If you have tried screenprinting already, take it to new levels of invention on new surfaces. This most colorful of processes can be applied in crazy layers and combinations on almost any surface.


Illustration: Drawing & Mixed Media

Instructor: Vico Fabbris

Grades 6 – 8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 18 – March 29, 2017
Excludes February 22, 2017

Keep an open mind and let your ideas fly!

All of the fundamental principles of drawing are introduced in guided exercises using both traditional and experimental techniques of object drawing with a variety of media and techniques including pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, image-transfer, and collage.

Experiment with combinations of techniques that can be used to create works of art that appear complex, yet are easy to produce. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows students to progress at their own pace. 

Focus on “how to see” and the major skills dealing with drawing, materials, and techniques.

Wheelworks: Another Spin

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 6 – 8
10 Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 19 – March 30, 2017
Excludes February 23, 2017

Work on a potter’s wheel.

Learn to advance the skills of throwing pots on a potter’s wheel, from salt cellars to floor vases, and everything in between, from functional to sculptural.

Hand-glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Grades 6-8

Instructor: Jasmine Baetz

10 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
January 28 – April 8, 2017
Excludes February 25, 2017

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.