Middle School Academy

Art "Apprentice" Program  

For More Information Contact Kimberly Monson 



84 Lyme Street     Old Lyme, CT 06371     Phone: (860) 434-5232

Week 1- July 8th-12th  

Edgar Degas- Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Tuition $325  Enroll Now!

Edgar Degas was a reluctant Impressionist. He enjoyed color and light effects as well as scenes of urban leisure. He loved working from the figure and he is most known for his works featuring horse racing and the ballet. Due to Degas infatuation with color and form, as well as his strong classical tendencies, he created wax sculptures as studies and fleshed out his initial drawings by developing elaborate pastels paintings.

Participants in the Edgar Degas week will concentrate on color and form as the focus of making art. Students will investigate Degas favorite themes and media by use of gestures and movement through wax sculpture studies and color through pastel painting.


Week 2- July 15th-19th

Michelangelo- Genius is eternal patience.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Tuition $325  Enroll Now! 

Michelangelo is considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time. He drew, painted and sculpted with equal ability. He believed when he created work he was setting it free. Michelangelo was known for his psychological intensity and emotional realism. His sculpture of the David, his Pieta and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling are among the most famous art in the western world. However he is most appreciated for his sculpture.

Students who take the Michelangelo week will copy from the features of the David, sketch from his Medici portraits and carve from blocks of plaster to reveal the spirits inside.


Week 3- July 22th-26th

Salvador Dali- Drawing is the honesty of the art, there is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Tuition $325  Enroll Now!

Salvador Dali was a Surrealist artist. He used hyper real imagery and morphed it to reveal his dreams and distortions. Dali's work was saturated in meaning. He used symbolism and blended ideas to create his own visual language.

Students who participate in the Salvador Dali week will use both realistic images and dream imagery to create striking original work. Symbolism will play a primary part in the developing the content of each artist based on individual preferences and experience. Collage, sculpture, drawing and painting will be explored while delving into the surrealist mind.


Week 4- July 29th- August 2nd

Leonardo Da Vinci- Learning never exhausts the mind.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Tuition $325  Enroll Now!

Leonardo Da Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance man. He mastered instructive drawing of precise spacial and anatomical symmetry. He mastered and invented the sfumato technique which literally means “smoke” where the edges of the work are softened and blended to perfection. Leonardo is famous for keeping elaborate and stunning notebooks of study and invention. His sketchbooks are an art form themselves.

Participants who choose to study the Leonardo Da Vinci week will concentrate on drawing. Students will create and keep a storytelling sketchbook full of observational studies, designs based in symmetry, careful line drawings and exploration of softening edges (sfumato) that Leonardo was so known for.

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