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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”. Thuis age group must be entering kindergarte3n, first or second grade in fall 2016.

Ages 8 – 12 spend their week exploring a variety of mediums such as clay, drawing and painting, jewelry,  book arts paper making and more.  Each week will offer 2  mediums, but art instructors are also including additional art lessons that are fun and age appropriate for the young artist. Children in this age group will be entering third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade in fall 2016.

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, fused glass, fiber arts/weaving, drawing and painting studio, jewelry, short film/animation. This age group is entering seventh grade or higher in fall 2016.

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 2016 will focus on an exhibit of sculptural basket forms created by artist Mary Hettmansperger. These basket creations have a wonderful organic form and often incorporate found objects from Nature. Students at different times during the summer will learn to create their own baskets. Every student will have a chance to explore the exhibit and learn something about this beautiful work.

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.

Please use the “Registration Information” tab above to review our policies, see a complete schedule, and to register on line.

Summer Sessions 2016 will begin May 30, 2016! Session one will be a full week Monday through Friday in spite of the Memorial Day Holiday.