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Kids Cabinet of Curiosities Painting Camp

with Kelsey Doherty

Next session: August 12th to 16th, 2024

$500 More Info

The cabinet of curiosities has captivated the minds of humanity for centuries. Enroll your child and allow them to explore strange worlds, investigate scientific marvels, and paint directly from the Academy's own collection of curiosities.

Students will work from observation painting arranged still lifes that showcase our vast collection of skulls, bugs, and oddities. Get weird, historical, and painterly this summer @ 10 Nassau.

Gouache is a historical painting medium used in various forms dating back to ancient Egypt. The paint we know and use today became wildly popular during the 19th century and was often used with pastels and pencils in mixed media format.

Gouache is similar to watercolor but has been modified to be opaque. This allows artists to build layers similar to oil but leaves a chalky matte finish.

AUGUST 12 - 16

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

TUITION: $500.00

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Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 138 Nassau St (Sunday)

with Kelsey Doherty

Current session: September 17th, 2023 to June 9th, 2024

$3500 More Info

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging curriculum in classical drawing and painting for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

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Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 10 Nassau St (Sunday)

with Aya Gandolfo

Current session: September 24th, 2023 to June 9th, 2024

$3500 More Info

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging classical drawing and painting curriculum for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

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Kids Constructive Drawing Camp

with Kelsey Doherty

Next session: July 8th to 12th, 2024

$500 More Info

Children will learn to draw simple and advanced geometric shapes using proper perspective, values, and composition. They will learn correct terminology through instructor demos, exercises, diagrams, and group classwork, in addition to drawing from life.

Geometric shapes should not be considered "the basics" and put to the side as something easy and trivial. The principles involved in accurately drawing these forms are fundamental to an artist's ability to create.

Students will learn the same approaches and exercises that students in our adult program complete daily.

Join us this summer and give your child an introduction to the tools essential to becoming a successful artist.

JULY 8-12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 $500.00

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KIDS Portrait Drawing from Life!

with Kelsey Doherty

Next session: July 22nd to 24th, 2024

$395 More Info

Join us for an engaging and educational 3-day session where your child will work from a live model to create a beautiful, structured portrait!

This immersive experience offers children the opportunity to explore the world of portraiture under the guidance and instruction of an academy-trained artist.

Your child will learn the proportions of the face through step-by-step diagrams and afterward will draw the portrait from life.

Our instructor will teach essential techniques and skills for capturing the likeness and unique features of their subjects. Children will develop observational skills, learn about proportion, and begin to apply concrete shading techniques.

This hands-on practice will enhance their artistic abilities, foster confidence in future fine art projects that apply the same methods, and facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the art of portraiture.

JULY 22, 23 & 24

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

TUITION: $395

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Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 10 Nassau St (Weekday)

with Aya Gandolfo

Current session: September 14th, 2023 to June 14th, 2024

$3250 More Info

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

The same program you love, one hour shorter!

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging classical drawing and painting curriculum for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

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Kids Botanical Painting Workshop

with Kelsey Doherty

Next session: July 15th to 19th, 2024

$500 More Info

Join Ms. Kelsey for a week-long indoor/outdoor workshop painting botanical arrangements and gardens in local Princeton!

Students will discuss perspective, values, color mixing, and more using gouache paint. 

Gouache is a historical painting medium that has been used in various forms dating back to ancient Egypt. The paint we know and use today became wildly popular during the 19th century and was often used in conjunction with pastels and pencils in mixed media format.

Gouache is similar to watercolor but has been modified to be opaque. This gives artists the ability to build layers similarly to oil but leaves a chalky matte finish.

Experiment with this medium this summer!

July 15 - 19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Day 1 - Indoors: Flower Arrangement Painting

Day 2 - Outdoors: Prospect Garden (weather permitting)

Day 3 - Outdoors: Prospect Garden (weather permitting)

Day 4 - Outdoors: Morven Museum & Garden (weather permitting

Day 5 - Outdoors: Morven Museum & Garden (weather permitting

TUITION: $500