summer 2019



Metal Working i & ii
(ages 10+)

Workshop is open to any student hoping to learn basic metal working techniques or add to their metal working skills. Projects will include stamping, sawing, piercing, forming, folding, bezels, cold connections and soldering techniques to create earrings, bracelets, chain, pendants and rings. Workshop materials will include copper, brass, nickel, fine silver sheet and wire with the possibility of some metal clay work. All materials with the exception of metal clay are included.

June 24-28 •   9:00-4:00


Mixed medIa/altered book
(ages 10+)

Students will explore multiple mediums: various papers, paints, printing inks and a variety of techniques to alter a book using collage, photographs, handmade paper, paints, carving printing blocks, weaving papers, oil paint prints, transferring images and cutting away parts of pages. We will also used mixed mediums on canvas and mirrors.

July 22-26  •   9:00-4:00


Printing, Painting & paper i
(Ages 6-10)

limited to 8 students

 This 3 day workshop is designed for young artists. We will be learning about different mediums and how to use them in a variety of ways to create a variety of art forms! This workshop is a short primer for collage, painting, printmaking and sculpture skills that will always include a short journey through a tiny bit of art history!

July 1-3  •  9:00-12:00

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Charms, Amulets & Talismans
(Ages 12+)

Talismans are an ancient magical form, common in many cultures. Talismans, charms, and amulets can be crafted or created to protect the bearer or bring luck! During this 3 day workshop, students will create their own magical charms, amulets and talismans using different mediums.  Some materials include polymer clays, resin, faux bone, wood, found objects stones and cloth.

June 19-21  •   9:00-4:00

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Drawing & Painting realism
(Ages 10+)

All young artists want to create realistic images! Whether it is a still life, portrait or landscape! This workshop will develop awareness and perception as the artists strengthen their drawing and painting skills. Using view finders, grids, positive and negative space and value studies the young artists will be inspired by contemporary and master artists to advance their artistic proficiency while learning to create realistic images!

July 29-31  •   9:00-4:00

Monsters & Myth in film, art & Literature
(ages 12+)

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Creative types have a reputation for being complex and conflicted individuals. Some of our most brilliant and famous artists, authors, actors, and auteurs have struggled with inner demons. We have admired and questioned their work and examined the places they hold in art history, the literary canon, and pop culture. Expressing their inner demons on paper, canvas, or film is one way to tame them. Studying specific artists, authors, actors, filmmakers and their work provides students with insight into some of the complicated and great minds in film, art, and literature.
Profiled Artists, Authors, Actors, Auteurs : Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock, Ed Wood, Guillermo del Toro, Bela Lugosi, Johnny Depp, Walt Disney, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Bram Stoker.
Art & Creative Writing Projects: movie scripting, character development, movie posters, storyboards, visual effects makeup, cartooning.

Instructors: Julie Czerenda & Francesca Morrissey

July 8-19, Monday-Friday, 10 AM-3 PM
Cost: $800 (includes all books and art materials)

This class is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required and can be made by making a 50% deposit as follows:
$200 payable to Access Success & $200 payable to ART Experience
Checks can be mailed to both business at:
6 East. St., Unit B
New Milford, CT 06776
The balance will be due at the first day of class on Monday, July 8.

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Printing, Painting & paper ii 
(Ages 6-10)

limited to 8 students

This workshop is an extension of the workshop offered in early July! We will be working with similar materials but not the same projects or looking at any of the sam artists! Artists will be exploring possibilities with techniques in paper, printmaking and painting while looking at artists/art history! Students who start the summer with the first session are more than welcome to do both sessions!!!

August 7-9 •   9:00-12:00