Summer Classes at Studio Arts are magic! Keep a weekly routine with one or two classes and make some artistic connections. Projects are designed to be adaptable to your travel schedule. Also priced to miss twice, so feel free to jet around the world. Once you land, we will catch you up on anything you missed. No makeups or prorating in summer, only fall/spring.

Many parents tell us that Studio Arts is their teen’s home away from home. For teens, projects can be individualized per their interests/requirements or we are prepared to direct! Our greatest achievements at Studio Arts lie in helping teens meet lofty art goals through serious study.


Drawing & Painting

If you are always drawn to pick up a pencil, don’t brush off your painting skills! Draw from still life (but really COOL still life), clothed models (sometimes the studio dog) and work from your imagination while learning important stuff like proportion, perspective, composition and hatching/cross hatching to add value. Supplies and model fees included.

Wheel & Hand-build Clay

Making awesome stuff from mud is nothing short of miraculous. The process is as simple as you need it to be and the challenges are very exciting. Throwing on the potter’s wheel can really get you centered. Hand building sculpture and dinnerware is a perfect meditation. You will be amazed at how quickly your skills develop. Please note that all clay must be picked up within two weeks of the class end or find your clay in the clay garden!

Young Illustrator

Do you LOVE drawing in pen and pencil? In fact, are you pretty much addicted to it? You might be headed for a career in illustration! Take any good book as your subject matter and discover new ways to express characters/action/place/style. This class is sort of a book club for drawing geeks. We also support future advertising artists, game creators, and manga masters here. Illustration, you know!

Portfolio Classes

Pre-Portfolio, Portfolio Class, Post-Portfolio, for Admission to Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and College Portfolio Prep classes are all available. For 25 years our studio has supported teens as they create individualized portfolios to prepare to audition for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, other local high schools and first-choice colleges and art schools. Pre-Portfolio starts in February – it’s the class for seventh through ninth graders interested in pursuing Portfolio class which begins in June for Booker T. hopefuls. In February, we offer Post-Portfolio class for those students who want to continue on with their Portfolio tribe. Our College Portfolio class continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Barley Vogel, Studio Arts director, has created a safe space that allows art students to gather as they build relationships and continue their transformation into creative, successful, young-adult working artists.

Please visit our Portfolio Series page for detailed information! Email Barley Vogel at for info.



Up your social media photography game with this phone photography course. Fun weekly assignments help you to learn to use your phone camera better. We will cover, editing apps, design principles, urban landscapes, portraiture and how to communicate your ideas through imagery. This class is geared towards supporting your artistic social media future with great tips on how to properly communicate your ideas and present your art work/products/ideas online.  $345

Friday evenings, 6:45pm – 8:45pm

Photographer, Film maker and Instructor, Tracey Holman

Please email for info on how to register for this class.

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