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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 2018.

For Summer 2019, SYAI will touring the globe with our theme “A Wonderful World of Art”.  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 – 11  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 12 – 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 – 11 (entering 2nd grade through 6th grade in the Fall) and ages 12 – 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.

Registration and Tuition Information

SUMMER 2019 IS SOLD OUT!!!

Join us next summer for a wonderful world of art in 2020

Tuition for summer 2019 is $280.00 per child per week. This cost includes art instruction and all supplies.   Receive a $40.00 Early Bird discount by registering between February 1 and April 1. No code is required.

Returning Parents: Simply log in to the registration system with your child’s users name and password.

New Parents: You will create an account in our on line registrations system for each child that will be attending Youth Art. This system does not allow for family accounts.

Refunds/Transfers

Transfers – We are always happy to assist with a transfer if space is available in the class.

Refunds – Students/parents must request to withdraw from a weekly session no later than 5 business days prior to the first class meeting. Please contact us at david.f.heustess@vanderbilt.edu or 615-343-0491 to request a withdrawal and refund. Refunds will no be issued after the first day which is a Monday. *Please note that credit card refunds cannot be given after 120 days from the purchase date, instead we will work with you to request a check refund from the University. Our registration system does not allow for the option of a credit towards a future class.

Tour The World Through Art 2019

Week One – June 3-7 The Art and Crafts of Mexico and Central America

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16 Jewelry Design Studio/ Pottery on the Wheel

Week Two – June 10-14 The Art and Crafts of Asia – Japan, China and Korea

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16  Paper Making and Asian Style Book Arts/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Three – June 17-21 European Art

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16 Fused Glass/Figurative Clay Studio

Week Four – June 24-28 Arabian and North African Art

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16 Marbling and Book Arts/Pottery on the Wheel

We are Closed for Fourth of July Holiday Week –  July 1 – 5, 2019

Week Five – July 8-12 South African Art and Crafts

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16   Mixed Media Photo Studio/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Six July 15-19  Southern Asian Art – India and Sri Lanka

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16 Tapestry and Embroidery/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Seven – July 22-26  Native American and Aboriginal Art

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16 Jewelry Design Studio/Pottery on the Wheel

Week Eight July 29 – August 2 Celebrate American Craft

Ages  5-6 and 7 – 11  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 from generation to generation.itions and influences that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Ages 12 – 16  Paper Making and Book 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.