Art Camp!


I am so, so happy and honored to be leading a summer art workshop for parents and preschoolers at Spring Street Preschool in downtown Amherst, MA. The school is offering a month of Wednesday summer workshops where parents and children will have the chance to explore, create, and learn together. 

As described by Sam Wilde, the workshop coordinator: "Each morning includes an hour devoted to parent and child playing and learning together, either dancing, making art, singing or learning new yoga poses under the skilled instruction of our teachers. After the joint play/learning time, the preschoolers will move across the hall with Spring Street teacher Sue Burkey for preschool camp. The children’s camp includes a snack time, theme-related books and games, outside time, free play and learning on the day’s topic.  During this time the parents will stay with our teacher/artists and enjoy a sustained period of personal, meditative, playful exploration " 

I love how the program balances togetherness and creative unity with independent exploration. 


The workshop I will be teaching is Art Camp for Parents and Children

Art Camp, July 13, with Emily Neuburger (there is a $5 materials charge for this class)

This creative crafting workshop is perfect for those who wish to explore color, shape, and easy-to-learn techniques in a relaxing, encouraging setting.

In the first portion of the workshop, adults will learn how to use freezer paper and ink to make simple, bold, bright prints on fabric. Using everyday items or nature as our muse, each person will choose one thing to stencil and print onto a 12 inch square of muslin fabric. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own light colored fabric and fabric blanks from home (t-shirts, smooth tea towels, napkins, or bags) for more printing if time allows. This is a simple way to design your own home textiles. No prior printing or drawing experience needed!

In the second portion of the class, adults and children will make color collage garlands.  This engaging project will have children sorting by color, collaging by whim, and learning to trim to preserve shape forms.  It is a lovely way for parents and children to enjoy color and creativity together.  Parents and children should bring a few magazines, old books, or catalogs in to use as collage material. 


Camp runs every Wednesday in July from 9 a.m.-noon, and it is for children 2.9- 5 and their parent or caregiver.

July 6  Yoga Camp with Corrine Andrews 
July 13  Art Camp with Emily Neuburger  (that's me!)
July 20 Music and Movement Camp with Heleen Cardinaux
July 27 Dance Camp with Iris Berkman.

$45/camp for parent and child with registration by July 1. Space is limited to 10, so register early as classes are expected to fill quickly. Enrollment after July 1 is $52 for parent and child.
An additional child is $20. Enroll for 3 or 4 camp days, and tuition is $38 a day or $114 or $152 respectively! 

If interested, please email me directly (my address is in the side bar) or leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you.  


Or, go to Spring Street Preschool for registration information.

Happy Friday

4 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish Julia and I could attend your art camp! But alas, we are on the other side of the country. Another reason why I think your blog is awesome -- you are in or near Amherst, MA?? I went to Mount Holyoke for college! I miss that area....
    ~Melissa

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  2. I wish you two could teleport to art camp! Yes, I do live in Amherst. We are only 8 minutes from Mount Holyoke, which has such a beautiful campus. My girls call it "the castle."

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  3. Oh that is so cool! I have such fond memories of that place, it was such a far cry from the pineapple fields of Hawaii, where I grew up! And now I'm in the rainy Pacific NW, which is also a far cry from those pineapple fields. :) My brother in law lives in Boston and teaches at Harvard, we're hoping to visit him in the fall and I am determined to get back to S. Hadley to visit Holyoke, which I have not laid eyes on since I was 20 yrs old! take care, Melissa

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  4. I'm sure it will be just as beautiful as it was years ago. This area doesn't change much (thank goodness)!

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