Monroe Street Studio

Summer Workshops 2022

Paint Pouring: Summer Painting Workshop 2022

At Monroe Street Studio, we believe that the art-making process should be fun, educational, and a safe place for students to try new things! In this 3-day workshop, students will get to create their own Acrylic Pour Painting masterpieces, becoming familiar with at least 4 different techniques. The result of this “alchemical” process is always surprising, colorful, magical, and exciting! Students will complete and take home up to 4 paintings on canvas for proud display. 

Students will focus their efforts exclusively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

Acrylic Pour Painting for Young Students
Ages 10+
Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Acrylic Pour Painting for Young Students
Ages 10+
Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 5
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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All Around the Studio: Summer Multimedia Workshop 2022

Does your child have a love for art? Are your young artists frequently drawing, painting, designing, and looking to make their own masterpieces? If so, this 4-day Summer Workshop is for them! The All Around the Studio Summer Workshop invites students ages 7+ to join our Monroe Street Studio instructors in experimenting with all sorts of art forms, including Clay Art, Mosaics, Painting with Acrylics, and much more! Students will develop new skills, gain knowledge about art mediums and art history, and hone their creative techniques. 

Students will focus their efforts exclusively and intensively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

All Around the Studio 
Ages 7+
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Unique Fashion Week: Summer Fashion Workshop 2022

Fashion is all around us, and this summer we want our students to confidently express their style in unique and functional ways! This 4-day workshop will encourage students of all skill levels to design and create using different techniques for making wearable and personalized clothing and accessories. We wil introduce students to the beautiful craft of crocheting and knitting as well.  Sewing skills are not required, but certainly welcomed! Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

For fashion enthusiasts, finished wearables can be documented with a studio photoshoot. The Workshop will end the week with an extravagant Henna party! 

Safety requirements:  We ask that students interested in this course have some experience working with scissors and glue guns. 

Unique Fashion Week for Young Students 
Ages 10+
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Build-A-Stuffie: Summer Sewing Workshop 2022

The coziest stuffed friends are the ones made with love! In this 4-day workshop, students (ages 8+) will practice hand sewing and design skills to create their own stuffed creations using their imagination and a variety of quality materials. Students will learn about sewing tool safety, essential hand stitches, marking and cutting fabric, and basic measuring and drafting. Your children will also have a teacher-assisted tour of the sewing machine. Students will share inspiring ideas with each other and be able to take home their own handmade fluffy friends! Classes are kept small (4-student max.) to ensure safety and abundant attention from the instructor. 

Students will focus their efforts exclusively and intensively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

Build a Stuffie: Summer Sewing Workshop
Ages 8+
Monday, July  11 – Thursday, July 14
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Glass Mosaic Masterpieces: Summer Mosaic Workshop 2022

Glass Mosaics have been used all throughout history to create stunning and intricate designs. During this 3-day workshop, our students will become familiar with the rich history of Glass Mosaic art, and will design and create their own unique, functional, state-of-the-art masterpieces on a terra cotta plate! These can be used as a bird feeder, birdbath, or for proud display in your home or garden. Students will have 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink. 

Safety Note: Our students will be working with pre-cut glass materials and will learn how to safely handle their materials under the supervision of an experienced instructor. 

Glass Mosaic Masterpieces 
Ages 8+
Tuesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Acrylic Painting on Canvas: Summer Painting Workshop 2022

Is your child happy to be covered in paint? If so, we invite them to join us in the Studio for this 3-day painting workshop! Students will explore how to use Acrylic paint using a variety of painting techniques, utensils, and themes. All paintings will be on canvas, and they will have opportunities to paint summer seascapes, landscapes, still life compositions, and more!  Students will accomplish up to 4 masterpieces on canvas.

Students will focus their efforts exclusively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
Ages 7+
Tuesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Play With Clay: Summer Ceramics Workshop 2022

Does your child love working with their hands? Do they want to make their own 3D creations? Bring your artists to the Studio for this 4-day Summer Workshop! Students will work with clay using hand-built techniques, learning the fundamentals of clay tools, creating textures, attaching pieces together, glazing, and making stunning details.  Students will focus their efforts exclusively and intensively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

Please note: If you’ve ever worked with natural clay, you may know that it needs to dry thoroughly and be fired in the kiln before it can come home. Please make sure your student knows that their Clay Art pieces will remain at the Studio at the end of the workshop. We will schedule a pick-up day for you after the pieces are fired. Details will be provided during the workshop about a Studio Glazing Day later on for students interested in glazing their pieces with a colorful shine finish. 

During the workshop, students will glaze a pre-made bisque that they will be able to take home on the last day (Thursday).

Clay Art for Young Students
Ages 7+
Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Eco-Friendly Fairy House: Summer Design Workshop 2022

Monroe Street Studio will have a bit of magic this summer! Using the power of imagination, students in this 4-day workshop (ages 10+) will design and create their own mythical architecture projects from recycled and repurposed materials such as egg cartons, empty glass containers, cardboard boxes, and more. Students will learn how to reduce waste in the environment in creative ways! 

Magical Fairy Homes, Sinister Witch Huts, Smurf Mushroom Houses, and other similar charming and spellbinding homes will be offered as subjects to explore their architectural skills! Our young architects will design and produce detailed decorations to breathe life into their fantastic residences. Students will focus their efforts exclusively and intensively on Learning, Creating, and Celebrating Art, with 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

Safety Requirements: We ask that students interested in this course have some experience working with scissors and glue guns. 

If interested in this workshop, please email us at art@monroestreetstudio.com

Eco Friendly Fairy House Summer Workshop 2021
Ages 10+
Monday, June 14 – Thursday, June 17
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Eco Friendly Fairy House Summer Workshop 2021
Ages 10+
Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Stunning Suncatchers: Summer Stained Glass Workshop 2022

We love stained glass at Monroe Street Studio and are so excited to offer this Workshop for older students (ages 15+) who are brand new to this art form! In this 4-day workshop, students will learn the stained glass process from beginning to end, and they will complete their own Stained Glass Panel (suncatcher) Project!  Taught within our exclusive Glass Art Studio space, our class size is kept small (4 students only), allowing us to focus on safety while having fun with Stained Glass.  Students will have 1-2 short breaks during the workshop. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink. 

Safety Note: Stained glass involves class cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing techniques, all of which will be taught with the utmost safety and supervision from an experienced instructor.  Tools and equipment are provided, as well as a selection of Stained Glass, solder, copper foil, and flux.

If interested in this workshop, please email us at art@monroestreetstudio.com

Stained Glass Suncatcher Panel Workshop
Ages 15+
Monday, June 21 – Thursday, June 24
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Stained Glass Suncatcher Panel Workshop
Ages 15+
Monday, June 28 – Thursday, July 1
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Sustainable Sewing: Summer Sewing Workshop 2022

If your child has ever expressed interest in sewing, fashion, design, or the environment, this workshop may be a perfect fit! Our 4-day Sustainable Sewing Summer Workshop explores environmental art practices, teaching students how they can reduce waste and learn environmentally friendly practices by creating fun and useful projects from recycled/repurposed fabrics. We welcome students of all skill levels to join us and learn essential hand stitches, safe sewing machine operation, steam pressing, working with patterns and templates, and so much more! 

Students will work independently and in collaboration with each other, and will receive personal attention from instructors to help make their ideas become reality. There will be 1-2 short breaks during the workshop, and students should bring a packed lunch and drink.

If interested in this workshop, please email us at art@monroestreetstudio.com

Sew Sustainable Summer Workshop for Teens
Ages 13+
Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 15
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Sew Sustainable Summer Workshop for Pre-Teens
Ages 10 – 12
Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Did you miss the beginning of the session but still want to enroll? Want to do a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your student?  Opportunities are available – please contact art@monroestreetstudio.com for details.
Workshop policies: The Studio will hold the Workshop with a minimum of 4 participants. If the class has less than the minimum requirement, the class is subject to be cancelled. Registration for the classes ends a week before the date the class starts. If your class is cancelled due to not enough enrolled students, you will receive a full refund.

Attendance policy: Due to the nature and continuous presentation and refinement of new skills and techniques covered in this program, we ask that students do their very best to attend all classes within a session. Summer Workshops includes 4 classes. During the Summer, we will not be issuing credits or refunds when one or more classes are missed due to student schedule conflicts or illness. Students who are aware that they might miss one or more classes should discuss the situation with the Studio prior to registering for the class.