Summer Teen Intensives/Classes

2024 Summer Arts for Teens - Coming Soon!!!

CHELTENHAM CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUMMER ARTS FOR TEENS are specially designed for teens ages 13-17, who enjoy activities in the visual arts. Our programs give teens the chance to develop creative skills for self-expression by focusing on a single subject at a time. We encourage teens to explore the many ways to solve problems and think outside the box. A carefully planned program provides teens with a varied schedule that maintains a high level of interest and fun.

2024 coming soon - STAY TUNED!!!
2023 Summer Teen Intensives and Classes:

Drawing from the Model for Teens

  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Ages 13-17
  • 4-6pm
  • Dates: 6/27, 6/28, 6/29, 7/5, and 7/6
  • Tuition: $150 (see below for materials needed)

Life sketching techniques encourage people to absorb their surroundings more mindfully with patience. In this class, teens will learn how to effectively draw clothed human figures through observation and place them in settings.  To learn how to capture the motion of the body, we will first practice simple gestural sketches. From there, we will progress to more polished pieces while learning about anatomy, proportion, perspective, value, and composition. Through handouts, demonstrations, and plenty of sketching from a live model, the class will develop observational abilities and fundamental knowledge of drawing techniques. Click HERE for materials list

Photo-based Mixed Media for Teens:

  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Ages 13-17
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm, 3 weeks
  • Dates: 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27 
  • Tuition: $180 (Specialized materials included)

Young artists will learn how to use their own photography as well as found objects and photo ephemera to create expressive photographic artworks. In this class, you will discover how to combine photo-based imagery with sketching, painting, and printmaking techniques alongside mixed-media artist Nicole Patrice Dul. Participants will explore several approaches to photo-transferring onto paper, such as gel, Wintergreen oil, pronto plate lithography, and sun printing photograms, including Anthotype and Cyanotype processes. The instructor will also offer instructions on transforming your creations into montages, collages, and art books. The possibilities are infinite. Bring an apron. Please send the instructor at least 10 of your images a few days prior to the class. Email:

Fabric Art Explorations:

  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Ages 13-17
  • Wednesdays, 1-4pm, 4 weeks
  • Dates: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2
  • Tuition: $180 (Specialized materials included)

Do you love fabric, color, and pattern? You will practice and mix a variety of dyeing, printmaking, and embroidery techniques in this class to produce original artwork. Learn simple techniques for preparing fabrics, using dyes and inks, and setting them. Try rust and indigo dying, ice dying, sun and leaf printing, and marbling on fabrics. We'll investigate a few great ideas for adding patterns to your dyed fabrics. Lastly, students will be shown how to turn their beautiful fabrics into collage postcards, colorful fabric books, and patchwork textile wall hangings, as well as how to add hand embroidery to these projects. Please bring an apron.

Teen Summer Clay Intensive:

  • Teacher: Bruce Weiner
  • Ages 13-17
  • Monday-Wednesday, 9:30am-12:30pm, 2 weeks
  • Dates: 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19
  • Tuition: $190 (clay and firing fee included)

Refine your pottery skills in this  2 week intensive for Teens ages 13 and up. We will work towards mastering basic forms on the pottery wheel which are the foundation for mor challenging pieces. This class will also include sculptural techniques to be incorporated into your finished work. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fee included.

Prepare to have fun, be challenged, and get messy!