Children’s Classes

Children’s Classes

Mask & Puppet Making Workshop

Instructor: Steve Myott

This workshop is designed to challenge and stimulate young imaginations. Participants will create their own unique masks and inventive puppets with paper mache and recycled materials. They will explore ways to manipulate the puppets and find expression through the use of masks. The workshop will culminate with an “original” art opening and presentation for family and friends on Friday at the end of class. This class will be held at the Hannaford Career Center.

July 10-14, 1:30-4PM. For ages 7-13. Tuition $165

 Summer Art Camps

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


June 26-30, Cosmic Creations

Instructor: Eileen Gombosi

Imagine & build cosmic creatures or even a moon flower. Use pastels to create pictures of outer space. What would your house, pet or garden look like if you lived on Mars? Make a lunar lantern & a Japanese Moon Box.

Wear  paint clothes and bring a snack. For ages 6 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

July 3-7 (no camp on the 4th) Fairyland Creatures and Homes

Instructor: Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson

Come build enchanting homes and worlds for the magical wee folk! We will use materials from nature, found objects, and other art materials to build these mystical homes and the fairies who live there. Wear your paint clothes, bring a snack and venture into fairyland! Ages 6 and up. Bring a snack. 4 days. Tuition $120 – materials included

July 10-14, Where the Wild Things Are Instructor: Kathy Hall

Get ready for an art adventure!  Projects will include making some wild and gigantic masks as well as using a variety of materials and mediums to create some fantastic creatures out of paper and cloth.  Campers will get inspiration from favorite fictional characters, animals, fantasy creatures, or something entirely from their imaginations. Be prepared to get messy and have fun! Wear paint clothes. Bring a drink/snack. Ages 6-12. Tuition $150 – materials included.

July 17-21,  Art of China Instructor: Yinglei Zhang

We will learn to do Chinese Paintings of birds, flowers and landscapes. Learn how to do Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting. Find out about Chinese Opera and Taiji. Wear paint clothes and bring a snack and drink.  Ages 6 and up.

Tuition $150 – materials included

July 24-28, Viking Art Adventure

Instructor: Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson

In this camp we will learn about Viking culture as we build shields and helmets, design viking brooches, paint our dragon headed ships and prepare to sail into the unknown. Bring your imagination, paint clothes, snack and a drink. Ages 8 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

July 31-Aug 4, Birds of a Feather

Instructor: Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson

During this camp we will transform ourselves into giant birds as we design and construct our own beaky masks and feathery wings. We will also work in different mediums, including drawing and painting, using craft supplies and found objects from nature to create what the many-colored birds of the world inspire in us.  Wear your paint clothes and bring a snack and drink. Ages 7 and up. Tuition $150 – materials included

Aug. 7-10, Animals in Art

Instructor: Eileen Gombosi

In this class we will be doing tons of art projects that involve drawing, painting and printing (you guessed it!) animals! Students will come up with their own ideas of which animals (real or imaginary!) to make into their own art. We will create with paint, paper, fabric, 3-D constructions, and more. Wear your paint clothes, prepare to get messy and have fun! Bring a snack and drink.  Ages 6 and up.

(no camp on Aug 11)

Tuition $120 – materials included

Aug. 14-18,  Art of Egypt

Instructor: Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson

Join us as we delve into ancient tombs of Egypt and make our own jewelry, paintings, headdresses, statues, and more, inspired by what we find there. Paint your eyes with Kohl (non-toxic face paint), learn to write secret messages in Hieroglyphs, and listen to the fantastic tales of the Egyptian Pantheon. Wear your paint clothes. Bring a snack and drink. Ages 7 and up. 4 days.

(no camp on Aug 16)

Tuition $120 – materials included

 Kid’s Summer Clay Classes

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

AM Multi-age Wheel Instructors: Su Shannon & Tahira

Ages 8 to adult,

Tues, Weds, Thurs. each week

10:30-Noon, Tuition: $60

Sess. 2AMW-June 27, 28, 29

Sess. 3AMW-July 5, 6, 7

Sess. 4AMW-July 11, 12, 13

Sess. 5AMW-July 18, 19, 20

Sess. 6AMW-July 25, 26, 27

Sess. 7AMW-Aug 1, 2, 3

Sess. 8AMW-Aug 8, 9, 10

Sess. 9AMW-Aug 15, 16, 17

Sess. 10AMW-Aug 22, 23, 24

PM Multi-age Wheel Instructor: Su Shannon & Tahira

Ages 8 to adult,

Tues, Weds, Thurs. each week

12:30-2PM, Tuition: $60

Sess. 2PMW- June 27, 28, 29

Sess. 3PMW- July 5, 6, 7

Sess. 4PMW- July 11, 12, 13

Sess. 5PMW- July 18, 19, 20

Sess. 6PMW- July 25, 26, 27

Sess. 7PMW-Aug 1, 2, 3

Sess. 8PMW- Aug 8, 9, 10

Sess. 9PMW- Aug 15, 16, 17

Sess. 10PMW-Aug 22, 23, 24

Multi-age Hand Building Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Ages 4 1/2 to adult,

Tues, Weds, Thurs. each week

3:30-5PM, Tuition: $60

Sess. 2H- June 27, 28, 29

Sess. 3H – July 5, 6, 7

Sess. 4H – July 11, 12, 13

Sess. 5H – July 18, 19, 20

Sess. 6H – July 25, 26, 27

Sess. 7H – Aug 1, 2, 3

Sess. 8H – Aug 8, 9, 10

Sess. 9H – Aug 15, 16, 17

Sess. 10H – Aug 22, 23, 24

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.