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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 2017.

For Summer 2017, SYAI will touring the globe with our theme “Art From Around the World!”  Through  art we will travel the world to explore the art and cultures of the major continents and regions around the world.. Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in these various countries and regions. Ages 13 – 16 will have focused lessons on particular mediums and we’ve listed the studio techniques below on our schedule.

We use the following groups for registration: Ages 5 and 6 (entering Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall), ages 7 – 12 (entering 2nd grade through 6th grade in the Fall) and ages 13 – 16 (entering grades 7 through 10 in the Fall). We will then divide them in to appropriate age groups of 10 – 12 children based on enrollment.

2017 Art From Around the World Schedule!

Week One – June 5 -9 Portraits/Self Portraits of Europe

Due to staffing needs, this week is not open to ages 5 – 6.

Ages  7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in Western Europe. This could be a week of lots of painting and drawing and sculpting.

Ages 13 – 16 Darkroom Photography/Figurative Clay

Week Two – June 12 – 16 Arabian and North African Art

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in Arabic countries. This could be a week of clay, macrame, and geometric designs.

Ages 13 – 15 Printmaking and Book Arts/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Three – June 19 – 23 The Art and Crafts of Mexico and Central America

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in Hispanic countries. This could be a week of clay, weaving, jewelry, and drawing and painting based on the work of Frieda Khalo and Diego Rivera.

Ages 13 – 15 Darkroom Photography/Drawing and Painting Studio

Week Four – June 26 – June 30 The Art and Crafts of Asia – Japan, China and Korea

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in Asia. This could be a week of clay, printmaking, book arts, dyeing silk scarves, weaving or paper making.

Ages 13 – 15 Animation Studio/Pottery on the Wheel

We are Closed for Fourth of July Holiday Week –  July 3 – 7

Week Five – July 10 – 14 South African Art and Crafts

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in the Southern part of Africa. This could be a week of safari animals made in clay, as well as textile arts, beaded jewelry, wood carving and more.

Ages 13 – 15 Silk Screen Printing/Drawing and Painting Studio

Week Six July 17 – 21 Southern Asian Art – India and Sri Lanka

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in Indian and the small island nation of Sri Lanka. This could be a week of weaving, batik, architecture models, clay and maybe some yoga classes.

Ages 13 – 16 Fiber Arts/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Seven – July 24 – 28 South American Art

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in the continent of South america.

Ages 13 – 15 Silk Screen Printing/Drawing and Painting Studio

Week Eight July 31 – August 4 Native American and Aboriginal Art

Ages 5- 6 and 7 – 12  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and more materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years by Native Americans and other aboriginal people. This could be a week of clay, weaving, jewelry based on the work of southwest Native Americans and drawing and painting based on the work of Australian Aboriginals.

Ages 13 – 16 Fiber Arts/Pottery on the Wheel

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.                                                                                      We are not able to offer Before and After Care in this program.

Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided in the tuition rates. Children must bring their own food and drinks.

Please use the About The Program tab above to review our policies and to register.