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Themed workshops give young artists the opportunity to explore their interests in depth.


Pastel Bootcamp

Acrylic Painting

Digital Oil Painting

Portrait Drawing

Figure Drawing


Pastel Bootcamp :
Ages 8-12

This workshop is for beginner/intermediate artists looking to experience pastels for the first time or expand their pastel skills. The bootcamp is meant to be an introduction to the Holt School method of teaching. The week will begin with learning how to begin a drawing, then drawing from life, and will end with drawing from photographs. After students have a good grasp on drawing we will introduce artist grade papers to produce pastels with a painted look.

Pastel Bootcamp
Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting :
Ages 10-18

This workshop is for students wishing to learn how to paint in a traditional studio environment. Each student works at their own pace and will be taught the foundations of drawing and painting in acrylics. Subject matter will include still life, landscapes, and animals. This workshop is perfect for students wishing to learn skills that they can later use to paint at home.

*Acrylic painting is only offered during our summer session*

Digital Oil Painting

Digital Oil Painting : Ages 12-18

Design your own mythical creature and learn how to create traditional "oil paintings" in a digital format. The workshop will start with more traditional still lives while learning the basics of painting and drawing on their device and will use their skills to create their own "creatures" at the end of the week. 


Instructors will be using the Clip Studio Paint program and all students must download Clip Studio Paint to their device before the workshop (they offer a 30 day trial on their program).


**Students are responsible for bringing in their own equipment.**

Students must bring an iPad or android tablet with a pressure sensitive stylus, OR a laptop with a drawing tablet.

Smart phones CANNOT be used for this workshop.


Portrait Drawing :
Ages 11-18

This workshop is a detailed introduction to portraits for students wishing to learn how to draw portraits in charcoal. Previous drawing experience is recommended but not required. This workshop is group based instruction and starts with gesture drawing for warm up each day. We will then break down in detail how to draw the eyes, nose and mouth and finish the week with each student completing a self portrait.

Portrait Drawing
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Figure Drawing :
Ages 12-18

This workshop is for students who are wishing to learn how to draw body proportions with charcoal. This workshop is group based instruction and starts with breaking down how to draw hands and feet on the first day. The rest of the week will be challenging students to draw from a live model while talking about anatomy and different approaches to drawing.


Paint Out at Historic Rosedale:
Ages 10-18

Paint outside at Historic Rosedale with us this summer. Follow the link below to our Paint Out page to learn more!

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