Open Hands Art Camp2021-04-06T15:34:02+00:00

Open Hands Art Camp

Open Hands Art Camp offers week-long, themed camps in clay, paint and mixed media in an idyllic setting. We have indoor and outdoor studios and workspace including a big treehouse, a large yard, vegetable garden and a very special climbing tree. Camps are co-taught by ceramic artist, Sue Allman, and painter, Page Zekonis. This summer we have a new face – visiting clay artist and teacher from Santa Fe, Catharine Hull.  Our studio assistant of many years, Chloe Brasket, will teach her own camp in June, Art Around the World.  And we will have two studio assistants, both previous campers and mentors, Eithne Mulligan and Rebecca Flax.  Join us for another summer of creativity, friendship and fun!

  • paint and clay every week!
  • full day and half day themed camps for ages 7-11
  • all day camps for middle & high school
  • outdoor camps for paint and clay
  • large, well-ventilated studio and indoor spaces for rainy days

Open Hands Art Camp – Paint and Clay all Day!

Our goal at Open Hands Art Camp is to provide an environment of cooperation and support where each camper has the time and freedom to explore and grow creatively.

June 7-11 Finding Your Muse 9:00am – 3:30pm
June 14-18 Art Around the World 9:00am – 12:00pm
June 21-25 Color-Shape-Create 9:00am – 3:30pm
June 28 – July 2 Follow Your Muse 9:00am – 3:30pm
July 6-9 no camp – kiln firing
July 12-16 Fairy Houses 9:00am – 3:30pm
July 19-23 Giraffes on Skates and Other Animal Antics 9:00am – 3:30pm
 July 26-30  Over-Under in Paint and Clay 9:00am – 3:30pm
August 2-6 no camp -kiln firing
August 9-13 Garden Worlds 9:00am – 3:30pm

Finding Your Muse middle school camp

with Sue and Page

June 7-11
9:00-3:30 / entering grades 6,7,8,9 / $450

Spend a week surrounded by friends and create whatever your muse desires in paint, clay or mixed media sculpture. This camp will encourage you to experiment and help you develop as an artist. You will have the support of Page and Sue as well as your fellow artist/campers. Start listening to your muse and collecting your ideas now!

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Art Around the World

led by Chloe Brasket

June 14-18
9:00-12:00 / ages 7-11 / $250

From Chinese calligraphy to Aboriginal dot art, in this camp we will celebrate the fantastic diversity of art from different cultures. Learn about art around the world, get inspired and make your own!

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Color-Shape-Create

with Page and Sue

June 21-25

9:00 -3:30 / ages 7-11 / $450
paint, clay, mixed media

Brainstorm, collaborate and create with color and shape!  Learn about artists who use color and shape in all kinds of ways from bold and beautiful to soft and musical. Learn how shape affects color and color changes shape.   You will alternate between clay and paint each day as  you explore  your ideas and discoveries.

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Follow Your Muse

with Page and Catharine

June 28 – July 2

9:00 – 3:30 / middle & high school/ $450
paint, clay, mixed media

Explore your ideas, take creative risks and develop technical skills in this fun, collaborative studio art environment. All that is required is a love for making art! Page is there for support, feedback support and brainstorming. Materials provided.

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Fairy Houses & Hidden Places

July 12-16

9:00-3:30/ ages 7-11 / $450

Fairies, sprites, gnomes and probably a few dragons! Discover magical places in our camp’s yard, courtyard and garden.  This week we will create  miniature worlds using paint, clay and natural materials. As always, we will find inspiration through stories, art, and our imaginations.

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Giraffes on Skates…and other animal antics!

July 19-23

9:00-3:30 / ages 7-11 / $450

​Lions and tigers, bears…dogs, cats, elephants, giraffes, sloths, bunnies, owls, sharks and dragons…oh my! Have fun drawing and painting your favorite animals in all their wonderful and playful ways.

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Over-Under in Paint and Clay

July 26-30
9:00-3:30 / ages 7-11 / $450

What beautiful forms lie deep in the ocean or in the shallows of a pond? What ​kind of  world exists within the roots of a tree or hidden in a cave? Inspired by Kate Messner’s beautiful books, Over and Under the Pond and Over and Under the Snow, we will make our own “over-under” paintings and clay sculptures using our own experiences, imagination and stories.

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Garden Worlds

August 9-13
9:00-3:30 / ages 7-11/ $450

In our Garden Worlds camp we celebrate “Scott’s Garden” – a magical world of flowers, vines and vegetables; home to dragonflies, birds and bugs. Let the sweet peas and carrots, fruit trees and flowers inspire you in paint and clay.

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