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Youth Programs

Youth Programs at the Lyme Academy are open to all students ages 11-18, regardless of their level of training or proficiency in the fine arts. Our studio classes provide essential skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting the human figure from life. Each class is based upon traditional and proven Academic practices and is designed to foster both life skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving, and visual literacy.

See below for more information about our summer programs and Young Masters Afterschool Program. Click here to learn more about our Open Drawing sessions, offered free to high school students, and our evening and weekend classes.

Summer Programs

The Lyme Academy’s Summer Youth Academy features a variety of workshops that are designed to build artistic skills, develop critical thinking strategies, and explore aspects of art history. Our workshops are open to students ages 11-18.

Lyme Academy’s Portfolio Prep Program provides rising, college-bound seniors with the opportunity to create a competitive art portfolio to support their admissions applications.

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Young Masters Afterschool Program

In keeping with traditional Academic practices that date to the Renaissance period, the Lyme Academy’s Young Masters Afterschool Program provides students ages 12 and up with one-on-one instruction in observational drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students are guided through a progression of skill-building assignments created to engage and challenge, while also growing confidence and ability. Working in an inspiring and professional studio environment, students follow a year-long drawing curriculum before moving on to a second year of painting or sculpture. Each student will progress through the Program at their own pace, suitable to their skill level.


Interested in our Youth Programs?

Please complete and submit our Program Inquiry Form and we’ll be in touch.