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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 2014.

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, metal smithing, 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.

On Line Registration opens February 2, 2015. Use the link below to register today!              Once you’ve registered you will receive a confirmation/receipt email from internetproducrtsupport@myvirtualmerchant.com. Later in the year, you will receive an email from David Heustess with a welcome to summer and a reminder of the basics, location, etc.

The online registration system only accepts Visa, Discovery, or MasterCard

Summer Sessions 2014

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 *                                                                                                           Instructor:  Andie Gay

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

Session 3 June 15 – 19  *Artsapalooza                                                                                          * Max Capacity – 12 *                                                                                                       Instructor:  Andie Gay

Session 4 June 23 – 27 *Nature Crafts                                                                                            * Max Capacity – 24 *                                                                                                           Instructor:  Andie Gay and Susan Moody

Session 5 July 6 – 10 *Artsapalooza                                                                                                * Max Capacity – 12 *                                                                                                       Instructor:  Andie Gay

Session 6 July 13 – 17 *Nature Crafts                                                                                            * Max Capacity – 24*                                                                                                         Instructor:  Andie Gay and Susan Moody

Session 7 July 20 – 24  *Artsapalooza                                                                                           * Max Capacity – 12 *                                                                                                           Instructor:  Andie Gay

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

Session 2 June 8 – 12

Session 3 June 15 – 19 

Session 4 June 23 – 27

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

Session 5 July 6 – 10

Session 6 July 13 – 17

Session 7 July 20 – 24

Session 8 July 27 – July 31

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 Metalsmithing/Darkroom Photography                                                          Instructors: Susam Moody and JC Johnson

Session 2 June 8 – 12 Clay Studio/ Animation Studio                                                                     Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

Session 3 June 15 – 19  Fiber Arts/Printmaking                                                              Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

Session 4 June 23 – 27 Drawing and Painting/Photography                                                           Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

***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                                                                        Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

Session 6 July 13 – 17 Clay Studio/ Photography                                                              Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

Session 7 July 20 – 24 Clay Studio/Animation Studio                                                            Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson

Session 8 July 27 – July 31 Fiber Arts/Printmaking                                                              Instructors: Allison Jarrett and JC Johnson