2024 Summer Art Workshop

for Children Age 6 to 12 (max 8 students) at CAI Art Grounds (Period: July 1 – July 27 1PM-5PM, Mon-Fri)

Contact: Yin Peet Email: ypeet@verizon.net Tel: 617-699-6401

Tuition: $1,500 (for 4 weeks class + exhibition, art materials included); $400 per week if you pay for an individual week

To Register: Make check payable to CAI and mail to 68 Quarry Road, Acton, MA 01720

Week/Project #1(7/1-7/5): Introduction to sculpture and drawing; create bar-relief on canvas

Week/Project #2(7/8-7/12): build structure and create a medium size sculpture

Week/Project #3(7/15-7/19): introducing figurative plaster work

Week/Project #4(7/22-7/26): paint/color the sculpture and bar-relief created during previous weeks; prep for Exhibition

Art Exhibition (July 27, Saturday 2PM-5PM)

Workshop general Description:

The workshop concentrates in 3D sculptural art. The 4-week workshop entails weekly project on different material and topic focus. Each project is designed for young children to gain knowledge through hands-on experience on sculpture, its material, its creative thinking and making. Our teaching philosophy is weaving children’s playful nature with creative thinking in developing skill of art object making. We cherish all the imaginations, curiosity and communicable style that children bring with them to the classroom. With the 10 acre art and nature ground, students spend 4 hours per day in a balanced living with art working, playing, socializing and learning. Every project has components in problem solving that helps children develop both ability to concentrate in doing task alone as well as collaborate with peers in a social context. And we will conclude the 4-week workshop with an exhibition of students’ art work in our museum building to recognize and celebrate children’s effort to reinforce children’s sense of achievement. The exhibition will be open to the general public.CAI will provide drinks/snacks, students with allergy issue should bring own snacks. Students need to carry personal health insurance. The Guardians are required to sign CAI Waiver for the students.

Special topic art class: EAST ASIAN 2D Artwork Mounting

Instructor: Gao Jing, Senior East Asian Conservator in Boston Museum of Fine Art

Class Type and Time: Workshop; 4 sessions (9/9, 9/16, 9/17 and 9/23, 1:00pm-5:00pm)

Tuition: $600 total (all material included)

This class is highly recommended for western painters. The technique has been developed over the centuries in East Asia. It is our intention to introduce this East Asian cultural heritage in the Western artistic context, we believe learning this technique will inspire ones innovative prospects and enrich his/her future 2D artwork. For more information, contact Yin Peet at 617-699-6401 or email ypeet@verizon.net

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General Description

We specialize in 3D art forms particularly stone carving and kinetic metal sculpture. We also offer a wide range of art media, including painting, installation and performance art. We understand art is a highly individualized activity, therefore, our teachers would designed the course detail (structure and class time) together with students. All classes are designed to develop your artistic ability by teaching you about the elements and principles of the targeted media through hands-on art creation and evaluation of artwork. You will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums, and techniques for creating, discussing and exhibiting art works. In addition, your skill level and definition of art will be challenged, validated, and expanded through your own self-exploration, teacher’s coaching and mastery of different art media and techniques.
Students are required to sign the CAI Waiver and carry personal health insurance.

Class Site: CAI Art Grounds (68 Quarry Road, Acton, MA 01720)

Teachers: Yin Peet, Viktor Lois and guest artists (based on # of enrollment, teacher/student ratio 1 to 3)

Student Age: 14 and up (for students with ability to handle electrical tools, we will teach stone carving)

Class period/time: from May till December, specific class time will be co-designed by student and teacher

Tuition: $3,700 (for 60 contact hours over 6-month period or intensively over one month period, plus one exhibition)

To Register: Make check payable to CAI and mail to 68 Quarry Road, Acton, MA 01720

The Facility

In general, on an ongoing basis, we offers art education through college-credited courses as well as workshops; the former provides an off-campus learning experience for students enrolled in colleges or high schools and students who wish to build a portfolio to apply for advanced art study in their college and graduate school applications; the latter is open to general public of diverse background and capability. Our facility is especially favorable for 3D sculpture, multi-disciplinary visual arts and music. Students work in direct contact with professionals and receive much individual attention. We strive to establish this grounds to serve regional colleges and universities as their off-campus teaching facilities. CAI is a cooperating institution of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Our classroom is unconventional. There is an indoor classroom as well as several acres of outdoor teaching grounds. Our capabilities are enhanced by an inspiring sculptural park and heavy industrial machines for large scale work.