The Blue House offers a variety of art classes to children of all ages during summer. All our instructors are artists, and most of them are art teachers in the local schools with lots of teaching experience. The classes are small with a maximum of 12 participants, and therefore teachers can give plenty of individual attention to each student. It also creates a fun learning environment for students as it is easy to get to know each other.

Summer Classes


June 9-11          9:30-11:30 am          Beautiful Penmanship

Instructor, Nicole Black of www.thelefthandedcalligrapher.com

Cost $115; Ages 12-16 years

This is a traditional penmanship class. Learn to write with the grace of our grand or great grandparents.

 

June 8-12           1-3 pm                   Sizzling Summer Art Camp

Instructor, Teresa Nolte, an independent art teacher

Cost  $125; Ages 8-12 years

Create art based on works by different famous artists, utilizing different materials and mediums.famous artists.

 

June 15-19         9:30-11:30 am            Love that Poetry

Instructor, Rachel WIcks, an Allen elementary school teacher

Cost $100; Grades 1-4

Create your own poetry. Have a completed and illustrated book of your poetry by the end of the class.

 

June 15-19         1-3 pm                        Poetry

Instructor, Dr. R. Flowers Rivera of http://promethea.com/ and a published author.

Cost $115; Ages 15-18 years

Create and analyze contemporary poetry, fixed forms and free verse. Submit for publication.

 

June 22-26           9-11:45 am                Adventures in Art Camp

Instructor, Becky Eichel, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $120; Age 8-12 years

Complete 8 masterpieces of artwork with 5 different mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel.

 

June 22-25           1-3 pm                        Sizzling Summer Art Camp

Instructor, Teresa Nolte, an independent art teacher

Cost $125; Ages 8-12 years

Create art based on works by different famous artists, utilizing different materials and mediums.

 

June 30-July 3        9 am-12 pm               Americana themed sculpture

Instructor,  Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost ?; Age, entering 3-5 grade

Americana themed sculpture featuring clay, stained glass, wood, collaging and painting.

 

June 30–July 3          1-3 pm                      Americana themed sculpture

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost ?; Age, entering 8-12 grade

Americana themed sculpture featuring clay, stained glass, wood, collaging and painting.

 

July 6-9                       9-11:45 am                Adventures in Art Camp

Instructor, Becky Eichel, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $120; Age 8-12 years

Complete 8 masterpieces of artwork with 5 different mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel.

 

July 13-17                   9 am – 12 pm               Everything but Glitter

Instructor, Brandon Howell, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $140; Age, entering 2-4 grade

Explore different artists and create artwork based on their different work using multiple material (but, no glitter!)

 

July 13-17                   1-4 pm                            Everything but Glitter

Instructor, Brandon Howell, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $140; Age, entering 5-7 grade

Explore different artists and create artwork based on their different  work using multiple material (but, no glitter!)

 

June 20-24                  9 am – 12 pm                 Don’t Hate the Selfie

Instructor, Brandon Howell, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $140; Age, entering 2-4 grades

Create self portraits including paintings, sculpture, drawing and collage.

 

June 20-24                   1-4 pm                           Don’t Hate the Selfie

Instructor, Brandon Howell, an Allen elementary school art teacher

Cost $140; Age, entering 5-7 grades

Create self portraits including paintings, sculpture, drawing and collage.

 

August 3-7                    9 am -12 pm                   Drawing and Printmaking

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost ?; Age, entering 3-5 grades

Classic drawing techniques combined with experimental processes.

 

August 3-7                        1-4 pm                          Drawing and Printmaking

Instructor, Emily Brown, Allen High School art teacher

Cost, ?; Age, entering 8-12 grades

Classic drawing techniques combined with experimental processes.

 

August 11-13                      9:30-11:30 am               Beautiful Penmanship

Instructor, Nicole Black of www.thelefthandedcalligrapher.com

Cost $115; Age 12-16 years

This is a traditional penmanship class. Learn to write with the grace of our grand or great grandparents.