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Summer Youth Art Institute

Children of all ages love the chance to be creative at the Sarratt Youth Art Institute! There is a lot of fun and learning as children explore clay, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textile arts, while making new friends and learning about the wonderful world of art. Voted Best Kids Camp of Nashville 2012 in the Nashville Scene’s readers poll, we’re looking forward to another busy and exciting summer of art in 2015.

Each summer The  Sarratt Youth Art Institute offers one week classes by age groups.  Ages 5 – 7 will be buzzing with excitement as they explore clay, drawing, painting and more of the things this age group loves in a week we are calling “Artsapalooza” or an exciting array of mediums such as weaving, paper making and sun prints during the weeks marked “Nature Crafts”.

Ages 8 – 12 spend their week exploring a variety of mediums such as clay, drawing and painting, jewelry, fused glass, book arts and photography basics.  Each week will offer 2 – 3 mediums, but art instructors are also including additional art lessons that are fun and age appropriate for the young artist.

*NEW FOR SUMMER 2015 * We are very excited to offer this opportunity to ages 13 – 16 where they are spending 3 hours in the morning and then 3 hours in the afternoon in the Studios exploring specific topics and art mediums. Summer can be a perfect time to create work for a portfolio and to really concentrate on specific art skills. Studio courses include black/white photography, pottery on the wheel, figurative clay sculpture, drawing and painting studio, jewelry, short film/animation.

Children are divided into groups of 10 – 12 based on their ages and enrollment. Please see the schedule below for studio offerings each week. At SYAI, our goal is to focus in on each technique and have a more productive and fun time in each studio. And for more information about our program, hours of operation and more information use the link “About the Program”

Our theme for summer 2015 is “The Vocabulary of Art”. There is a specific vocabulary used in the art world and among each medium. Visual Art also allows one to create a unique, individual vocabulary to express thoughts, ideas and emotions. Students will explore the visual art vocabulary of specific mediums while creating their own vocabulary through use of color, texture, symbols, emotions and form.

Institute class hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.                                                    Arrival time is from 8:30am to 8:55am.                                                                                       Pick up time is from 4:00pm to 4:30pm.                                                                                      Before and After Care are not available.                                                                                                                                                         Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided in the tuition rates. Children must bring their own food and drinks.

Vanderbilt Community (Vanderbilt Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni)

  • $220.00 (includes art supplies)

Nashville Community

  • $260.00 (includes art supplies)

Please use the “Registration Information” tab above to review our policies and to register on line.

Summer Sessions 2015

For Ages 5 – 7 They All Love Art

When a session fills to capacity, the session is marked CLOSED here on our schedule and removed from the registration form.

Session 1 June 1 – 5 *Artsapalooza (A little of this, a little of that then add a lot of fun creating art)   * Max Capacity – 12 * CLOSED

Session 2 June 8 – 12  *Nature Crafts (A week of exploring how nature, science and art work together!)  * Max Capacity – 24 *

Session 3 June 15 – 19  *Artsapalooza CLOSED *Max Capacity – 12 *

Session 4 June 22 – 26 *Nature Crafts CLOSED

Session 5 July 6 – 10 *Artsapalooza  CLOSED

Session 6 July 13 – 17 *Nature Crafts CLOSED

Session 7 July 20 – 24  *Artsapalooza CLOSED

For Ages 8 – 12 The Young Artist

Schedule of art mediums is subject to change, but we never cancel.  When a session fills to capacity, the session is marked CLOSED here on our schedule and removed from the registration form. Capacity for this age group is 24 children.

Session 1 June 1- 5 Book Arts and Handmade Paper * Fused Glass CLOSED

Session 2 June 8 – 12 Clay * PrintmakingCLOSED

Session 3 June 15 – 19  *Drawing and Painting * Weaving and Fiber Arts CLOSED

Session 4 June 22 – 26 Clay * Printmaking CLOSED

***We are closed to celebrate the Fourth of July during the week of June 29 through July 3

Session 5 July 6 – 10 Drawing and Painting * Book Arts and Handmade Paper CLOSED

Session 6 July 13 – 17 Clay * Printmaking CLOSED

Session 7 July 20 – 24 Clay  * Book Arts and Handmade Paper CLOSED

Session 8 July 27 – July 31 Drawing and Painting * Weaving and Fiber Arts CLOSED

Ages 13 – 16 Art Intensives

A lot of our young artists are now entering high school, some are even applying to college. This summer takes these students in to a more intensive session in the Studios. Three hours in a studio ans after lunch three more hours in a different studio. It’s time to immerse oneself in to a medium and get the most opprotunity to learn, create and even add pieces to a portfolio.

Schedule of art mediums is subject to change, but we never cancel.  When a session fills to capacity, the session is marked CLOSED here on our schedule and removed from the registration form. Capacity for this age group is 12 children.

Session 1 June 1 – 5 Painting Studio * Darkroom Photography CLOSED

Session 2 June 8 – 12 Pottery on the Wheel *  Animation Studio CLOSED

Session 3 June 15 – 19  Fiber Arts * Printmaking    CLOSED

Session 4 June 22 – 26 Pottery on the Wheel * Darkroom Photography CLOSED

***We are closed to celebrate the Fourth of July during the week of June 29 through July 3

Session 5 July 6 – 10 Fiber Arts * Printmaking CLOSED

Session 6 July 13 – 17 Figurative Clay * Darkroom Photography CLOSED

Session 7 July 20 – 24 Pottery on the Wheel * Animation Studio CLOSED

Session 8 July 27 – July 31 Fiber Arts * Printmaking CLOSED

Please use the “Registration Information” tab above to review our policies and to register on line.