Welcome to Gage Summer Programs for Teens & Kids!
Get hands-on art experience working with talented instructors in fully-equipped art studios — and have fun, too!

Whether your teen or child has artistic talent or they’re just curious about art, they’ll find a welcoming environment to explore and expand at Gage.

There’s a lot to choose from this summer!

  • All classes are listed below and are organized by age and start date.
  • Click the class title for more information about the course, instructor or tuition.
  • Once you’re ready to register, you’ll also need to submit a required waiver.

Each class ends with an art show, performance, or both so parents or guardians can come and celebrate the joy of creativity!


Ages 12-18

The week of camp, youth are separated into two groups: ages 12-14, and ages 15-18.


Drawing Intensive – Kyle Abernethy & Sarah Bixler
7/2-7/13 | Ages 12 – 18

Learn the foundation of drawing using various drawing media from working with still-life objects and live models.

IT’S ALIVE: Illustrating and Animation Intensive! – Rheannon Rice & Jeanne Dodds
7/2-7/13 | Ages 11 – 18

Expand your creative pizzazz by drawing, painting, collaging, and animating all sorts of creatures.

Painting Intensive – Kyle Abernethy & Sarah Bixler
7/16-7/27 | Ages 12 – 18

Work from observation, learning from structured exercises that allow to explore color, value, and abstraction.

Artscapes: Drawing + Painting Intensive – Grace Flott & Sarah Bixler
7/30-8/10 | Ages 12-18

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting from observation and apply these skills outdoors with short field trips to both natural and urban environments.


Dynamic Acrylic Painting + Creative Cartooning and Comics – Nate Herth & Taylor Dow
8/13-8/17 | Ages 12 – 18

Create active acrylic paintings that express movement, action, and gesture. Plus, a comics creation experience is waiting for you.

Drawing Experiments – Grace Flott & Sarah Bixler
8/20-8/24 | Ages 12 – 18

Working with different media, you will hone your observational skills both drawing from a figure model and by creating a self-portrait.

Future is Female: Mixed Media Art Week – Lauren Holloway & Janet Miller
8/20-8/24 | Ages 12 – 18

Calling all female, self-identifying female, and gender non-conforming youth! Together, we can shape the future!

Ages 15-18

Portfolio Intensive – Mari Shibuya & Scott McCall
7/16-8/17 | Ages 15 – 18

Discover your own artistic expression while learning comprehensive skills in graphite, and charcoal by working from live nude models, master works and still life.

Ages 6-11

The week of camp, youth are separated into two groups: ages 6-8, and ages 9-11.


Creative Rhythms + Drawing Comics – Eduardo Mendonca & Ben Wills
7/2-7/6 | Ages 6 – 11

Create your own rhythms in an intuitive, spontaneous way and engage in all aspects of comic making.

Musical Theater Dance + Anything But A Brush – Amelia Bolyard & Ben Wills
7/9-7/13 | Ages 6 – 11

Draw inspiration from current and past Broadway hits, perform for your family and friends, and explore what it means to create a picture.

Freestyle Hip Hop Movement + Ocean Art – Amelia Bolyard & Willow Heath
7/16-7/20 | Ages 6 – 11

Explore its more improvisational expressions through hip-hop, vogue, waaking, and house dance. Plus, draw and paint underwater ocean scenes and sea life.

Shadow Puppet Theater + Fantasy Illustration – Juliet Pruzan & Ben Wills
7/23-7/27 | Ages 6 – 11

Explore the magical world of shadow puppet theater and how to create fantasy illustrations and designs.

Movers and Shakers + Color Pop Studio – Amelia Bolyard & Willow Heath
7/30-8/3 | Ages 6 – 11

Create and relay stories using shapes, dance moves, percussive and melodic instruments, and text. Plus, explore art through the lens of the bold colors and their application in Pop and Modern Art.


Create a Performance + Nature Drawing Studio – Juliet Pruzan & Ben Wills
8/6-8/10 | Ages 6 – 11

Create and perform a short play! Plus, create a still life on paper with different media.

Bollywood And Yoga + Animation – Jess Klein & Rheannon Rice
8/13-8/17 | Ages 6 – 11

Discover the excitement of Bollywood dance and song as well as learn creative approaches to storytelling through animation.

Physical Poetry + Imagining Cityscapes – Alice Gosti & Wyly Astley
8/20-8/24 | Ages 6 – 11

Explore both graceful and groovy movements with your body. Plus, sculpture experience with traditional and unique materials.

Capoeira + Eco Sculpture – Silvio Aleixo Dos Reis & Lauren Holloway
8/27-8/31 | Ages 6 – 11

Come to learn capoeira! And explore how to transform ordinary things into unique one-of-a-kind sculptures by working with found materials.

PLEASE NOTE: All students (BOTH returning and new) registering for a youth summer program at Gage MUST update their information in their student account before taking a class. To create your account or sign in to an existing account, click HERE!


Gage offers fun and educational Creative Care, our before- and after-school program for young artists. Kids ages 6-11 may be signed up for daily or weekly slots of supervised playtime and structured recreational activities. You can pre-enroll by the week or pay by the day at the door!

Morning Session: 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Afternoon Session: 3:30 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Please Note:

• No Creative Care on Friday Afternoons. Students must be picked up at 3:30pm.

• Creative Care is FREE to scholarship students, ages 6-11.

• Gage charges a non-negotiable $1 per minute fee for parents who drop off their children before 8:00am and/or pick them up after 5:00pm.

Creative Care Fees:
$25 per day, $100 per week — You can purchase below.

Creative Care week 7/9-7/13

Creative Care week 7/16-7/20

Creative Care week 7/23-7/27

Creative Care week 7/30-8/3

Creative Care week 8/6-8/10

Creative Care week 8/13-8/17

Creative Care week 8/20-8/24

Creative Care week 8/27-8/31

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