Children’s Classes & Camps

Colored Pencil Art Instructor: Brenda Murphy

Class will be held at 2377 Rte 7 South in Middlebury

Using colored pencils learn to draw animals, nature or creatures from your imagination. You will learn easy techniques of layering, blending, and burnishing to make the colors pop off the paper. Colored pencils allow you to easily control colors and shapes. This class is for all abilities. Be prepared to come and have fun. You can sign up for one or more classes. Please pre-register. For ages 6 and up, from 5-6PM. Tuition $14 per class

Sess 1-July 5

Sess 2-July 12

Sess 3-July 19

Sess 4-July 26


All camps will be from 9-11:30AM & are held at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT

June 25-29, Design and Build Your Own Tree House Instructor: Kathy Hall

Here is your chance to design and build your own free-standing miniature tree house. You will be given a form that is made from an actual tree branch with its own stand and from there the sky’s the limit!  We will have a huge selection of materials and art supplies so that you can build the tree house of your dreams.  Multi-level dwellings? Ladders?  Rope swing?  Slides?  You decide! Your creation will be the perfect size for Playmobil-size figures.  Wear your paint clothes and bring a snack.  Ages 6-12, Tuition $150 – materials included

July 2-6, (no camp on the 4th), Birds on the Wing Instructor: Michaela Granstrom

Birds are Everywhere! Let’s get inspiration from our feathered neighbors. We will make bird masks and sculptures, draw and paint, and explore the surroundings for our neighborhood birds.  Using natural found objects and recycled materials, campers will get creative and invent their own feathered friends. Come prepared to be outside and wear paint clothes. Bring a snack/drink. Age 6 and up. 4 days. Tuition $120 – materials included

July 9-13, Whirligigs and Thingamajigs  Instructor: Kathy Hall

In this camp we will be making art and craft projects from whirligigs to houses on wheels that you create yourself. Want to make a camper for your Playmobil figures or dolls? An apartment house?  A circus car? Starting with a base with or without wheels and lots of materials to choose from, children can let their imaginations go wild. Other projects will focus on making real wooden whirligigs with moving parts to catch the wind. You can create an animal, fairy or imaginary creature whirligig. You will make your own designs, do planning, prep and painting of the whirligig. Wear paint clothes and bring a snack. Ages 6-12. Tuition $150 – materials included.

July 16-20, Rainbow Paper Camp

Instructor: Elizabeth Sciore-Jones

This class is hands-on, elbows-in, papermaking! Make colorful one-of-a-kind paper. We will use glitter, yarn, confetti and colorful paper. We will go on a nature walk collecting leaves and flowers that will make each paper individual. We will also make plant-able paper seed hearts!!  Papermaking is wet, wet, wet! Come wearing water sandals or galoshes, aprons and fun clothes to get messy in. For ages 6-12. Tuition $150 – materials included

July 23-27, Never Laugh at a Live Dragon

Instructor: Renee Ursitti

Do you see dragons in your dreams?  In this class we will use paper clay and other media to create your very own dragon. You will begin with a sketch and bring it to life with paper clay and other media such as beads, gems, and material. Every dragon needs a castle.  We will use recycled materials to build a castle for your dragon to lay siege to. Be prepared to get dirty and have fun. Bring a snack & drink. Ages 6 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

July 30-Aug 3, Weird, and Wacky Art!

Instructor: Eileen Gombosi

Back by popular demand! Get ready for some wacky fun with this creative art camp. Paint with homemade slime, build a clothespin shark, make the wackiest hat you dare to wear and much more! Come dressed to get messy and bring a water bottle and snack. Ages 6 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

Aug. 6-10, Fairies and Friends

Instructor: Michaela Granstrom

Wee folk of field and forest need homes, too! Come build houses, shelters, and furniture for the elves and fairies of our neighborhoods. Create your own tiny friends. We will gather materials from outside and used other found objects. Lots of materials will be provided. You can bring wood, bark, acorns, shells, small sticks, etc. if you have some. Wear paint clothes bring a snack/drink. Age 6 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

Aug. 13-17 (no camp on Aug 16), Art of Thailand

Instructor: Saisorn Peemanao

Have fun learning to make and decorate a floating lantern. These little boats are decorated to look like a lotus blossom. Bad luck is thought to float away with these colorful boats…mistakes are gone and everything starts fresh. Make a colorful Thai elephant. Build and decorate a traditional Thai house. Draw and decorate a “Tuk Tuk”…a 3 wheeled motorcycle taxi. Bring a snack & drink. Ages 6 and up. 4 days. Tuition $120 – materials included

 Multi-age Summer Clay Classes

Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South in Middlebury, VT

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting red clay on. You will probably get get clay on yourself.

Multi-age Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Ages 4 1/2 to adult,

Class will run on Mon, Tues, Weds

3:30-5PM, Tuition: $60

Sess. 2H- June 25, 26, 27

Sess. 3H-July 2 & 3, (Tuition $40)

Sess. 4H-July 9, 10, 11

Sess. 5H-July 16, 17, 18

Sess. 6H-July 23, 24, 25

Sess. 7H-July 30, 31, Aug 1

Sess. 8H-Aug 6, 7, 8

Sess. 9H-Aug 13, 14, 15

Sess. 10H-Aug 20, 21, 22

Wheel Classes

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting red clay on. You will probably get get clay on yourself.

If you have long hair bring a hair tie.

AM Multi-age Wheel

Instructor: Saisorn Peemanao

Ages 8 to adult,

Class will run on Tues, Weds, Thurs

10AM-11:30, Tuition: $60

Sess. 1AMW-June 26, 27, 28

Sess. 2AMW-July 3, 5, Tuition $40

Sess. 3AMW-July 10, 11, 12

Sess. 4AMW-July 17, 18, 19

Sess. 5AMW-July 24, 25, 26

Sess. 6AMW-July 31, Aug 1, 2

Sess. 7AMW-Aug 7, 8, 9

Sess. 8AMW-Aug 14, 15, 16  ? who will teach?

Sess. 9AMW-Aug 21, 22, 23

PM Multi-age Wheel

Instructors: Su Shannon & Tahira

Ages 8 to adult,

Class will run on Mon, Weds, Thurs

3:30-5PM, Tuition: $60

Sess. 1PMW- June 25, 27, 28

Sess. 2PMW- July 2, 5, Tuition $40

Sess. 3PMW- July 9, 11, 12

Sess. 4PMW- July 16, 18, 19

Sess. 5PMW- July 23, 25, 26

Sess. 6PMW- July 30, Aug 1, 2

Sess. 7PMW-Aug 6, 8, 9

Sess. 8PMW- Aug 13, 15, 16

Sess. 9PMW- Aug 20, 22, 23

To register call Barb Nelson at 802-247-3702 or email

Mail check to office: Middlebury Studio School, 989 Indian Trail, Leicester, VT 05733

Finished pottery can be picked up anytime in the outside alcove of our garage.

No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.