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Young Artist Adventures

Registration has closed for 2022 Young Artist Adventures.

MIAD’s Young Artist Adventures is a week-long series of summer art and design courses for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade. The program offers a fun-forward approach to creative instruction, encouraging and guiding students to experiment with new ways of thinking and making and is a great foundation for all future artistic endeavors! Students participate in four courses each day: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Ceramics. Supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

Program Dates: August 1 – August 5, 9 a.m – 4.30 p.m. (breaks between classes and for lunch)
Tuition and supplies: $275


Learn the basics of sculpture through the use of clay. Basic hand-building techniques are introduced including pinching, slab building, and coil building. Students also learn basic decorative and glazing techniques as well as kiln firing processes. Both functional and sculptural ceramics are explored.

Explore a variety of relief printmaking techniques including carving images into linoleum and creating your own custom stencils. Instruction covers relief print and pattern making for use on paper and textiles, allowing students to experiment with various printmaking effects and image-forming techniques.

Experiment with multiple approaches to drawing from life, investigating still life and mixing observational drawing with imaginative elements. Students are introduced to a variety of fine art materials including charcoal, collage, and oil pastel, refining both black and white as well as color skills.

Amplify your understanding of color and shape using a variety of painting techniques. Students work with acrylics to investigate subject matter from photos and observed objects, gaining an understanding of the foundational elements of art in a fun and expressive creative environment.



April 1, 2023
Summer Pre-College Scholarship Deadline

Mid-April, 2023
Scholarship Award Notification

May 1, 2023
Registration Deadline

May 1, 2023
Scholarship Acceptance Due

May 15, 2023
Final Payment Deadline

July 10-21, 2023
Core Studio Concepts Program

July 10-28, 2023
Advanced Studio Concepts Program