Summer at Studio is our action-packed summer program, running from the end of school in June through mid-July. In the summer of 2020, due to COVID-19, we offered a virtual program of innovative workshops for students ages 6-14.
In and Out Of The Box: Paper and pencil are all you need to unravel these baffling logic problems and mind-bending teasers. Come spend the week boosting your brainpower through solving sudoku, kenken, shikaku, and crossword puzzles.
Global Artisans: Come and explore a variety of materials to make different handicrafts and toys from around the world. Become an artisan at work, as you engage in constructing your own original designs.
Elaborate Gadgets: Inspired by Rube Goldberg Machines, let’s overly complicate a physics challenge by learning how one thing leads to another. You will engineer a series of steps as you invent a complex and innovative systematic structure.
Ciphers and Codes: A letter will arrive on your doorstep, but the text will seem strange. Are you able to solve the hidden message? Journey through the world of hidden codes as we decipher and devise secrets.
Our World and Other Worlds: Join this literary adventure, where each day, you will travel to new worlds through the written word. You will explore how to create realistic and imaginative settings in sharp, sensory detail, while also working on developing original characters and dialogue. Where shall you go first?!
Exploring The Black Experience Through the Arts: Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s “The Great Migration,” join in an exploration of African American history. Each week, you will be guided to investigate the arts and culture of African Americans from 1916 to the 1970s.
Strategy and Syllogism: Strategize and outwit yourself and others as you explore strategic and mathematical games from around the world. Complete daily challenges while also investigating the art of game making.
Artist in Residence: Through this immersive art workshop, you will meet new artists, experience different visual spaces, and explore across various mediums. Each day an artist, some familiar and new faces, will join us to teach new techniques and skills on how to reevaluate and transform the everyday materials and objects that surround us. Explore techniques in paper sculpture, photography, graffiti, collage, fibers, textiles, and more.
Children spend summer mornings giggling through a range of creative and physical activities, from painting, collage-making, and clay-sculpting, to singing, dancing, instrument-playing, and cooking. They build with blocks, jump around in our outdoor yard, and splash in sprinklers.
Children delight in fun-filled activities. Each day provides a new opportunity to create, imagine, experiment, and invent through cooking, woodworking, sculpting, puppetry, and dancing.
Those who stay for the afternoon play outdoor games and have swimming lessons four days a week in a nearby saltwater pool.
Children put on costumes, lab coats, and jerseys as they engage in culinary, performing, and visual arts, as well as science, engineering, and technology. Throughout the week they partake in exciting activities and work on captivating projects that inspire curiosity and creativity.
Four days a week they have swimming lessons at a nearby saltwater pool, and participate in weekly trips all over the city.
Surrounded by Ashokan’s 385 acres of forests, ponds, and creeks, children engage in activities, such as canoeing, hiking, and blacksmithing, while learning about ecology and natural history. Studio School staff accompany the children throughout the week.