Summer Art + Explore · Virtual Minicamp
Six Weeks ft. Weekly Summer Themes ·
14 Self-Paced Art Projects and Creative Prompts
Enrollment is now closed.
Essem’s Art + Explore program is a six-week exploration of summer themes. Each week will feature one main art/craft project and we’ve sprinkled in a few bonus mini project, creative prompts, or activities. The guided art labs are hosted on teachable and are self-paced. Our goal is minimal screen time (less than 30 minutes each week). Each little artist will receive a special Art Box with *all the supplies they will need to participate in each project. These projects are a really great way to creatively engage with your little artists (age 3-6) or stimulate your bigger kids (6+) with more independent art and craft explorations.
Our weekly themes invite each little artist to explore before participating in the guided art project. Each project has been thoughtfully created and curated to spark joy and inspire creativity so your little ones will enjoy the process and want to boast out loud, “I made that.” The weekly themes were chosen to especially delight young artists and each week will feature a different art/craft process or medium:
- Bubbles · Artist Style: Jackson Pollack
- Butterflies · Cardboard Puppet Creation
- Flowers & Trees · Painting + Drawing
- Waterfront · Cut + Collage
- Bees · Coil Clay Hive Creation
- Summer Sweet Treats · Mixed Media Project
Suggested age: 3+ with adult assistance, 6+ for adult supervision.
We are so excited to share this magical experience with you and your budding artists. Limited Art Boxes and Enrollment (60)
How it Works
First, you Enroll/Register your little artist(s) for the program by July 18th.
During the week of July 20th, you can pick up for your Art Boxes at the studio, opt into doorstep delivery (Charlestown families only), or we can ship anywhere in the U.S.
Every Sunday evening, starting July 26th (for six weeks) we will send you an email introducing the weekly theme, adult guides, and links to all projects associated with it on teachable. These project and classes be completed at your own pace. Please note: This is a seasonal 6-week program and will be accessible through the end of September to permit extra time to complete the projects.
*Art boxes will not contain scissors and common household items such as salt, cardboard, etc.
⋒ Frequently Asked Questions ⋒
My little one is not 3 yet, can they still participate? At the studio, we have definitely had the privilege of working with some very precocious toddlers who have a longer attention span than their older classmates. Trust your parental judgement and knowledge of your little one’s disposition. All little artists under 6 years of age will likely need adult assistance. The younger your little one, the greater you should expect your involvement to be. That said, we have had super engaged 18 month olds in our studio complete similar projects successfully (and very joyfully) with adult assistance (of course!)
Is my child too old to participate? Never too old in my personal opinion. The mediums, concepts, processes that we are introducing are ones that mature artists spend their lifetimes mastering, crafting, and creating. While a lot of the concepts are designed for young artists to easily comprehend, they are by no means skills or experiences you can age out of. As an adult, my favorite part of what I do, is constantly exploring, experimenting, and creating. So, short answer, no. Your child is not too old to participate. 🙂