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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.

Our emphasis on individualized instruction ensures that each student progresses through a series of assigned exercises at their own pace, and is instilled with confidence at every stage. Our goal for Academy Youth Programs is, of course, to help the next generation of artists master the skills they will need to succeed in today’s art world, but it is also to create a positive and inspirational environment in which to create and learn.

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

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.

Summer Youth 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. Students learn the fundamental principles of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture in a professional studio environment, working independently and collaboratively under the guidance of an exceptional faculty of artists. Our workshops are open to students ages 11-18, and all levels of experience are welcome. To receive notifications about these programs when they become available, please submit your email address below.

Middle School Summer Academy

The Middle School Academy Program offers students ages 11-13 a variety of week-long workshops, 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. These are fun, hands-on opportunities to work in a professional artist’s studio, while learning about iconic artists and art history.

Each week-long workshop features three single-day assignments, a continuing multi-day project, a lecture and art-related activity, and guided exercises. All materials are included.

Middle School Academy workshops are located in the Lyme Academy’s Chandler Building.

Please note that for the safety of all students, open-toed shoes are prohibited.

At a Glance

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Supervised outdoor and indoor recreational breaks and lunch hour (please note that snacks, meals, and beverages are not provided)
  • Materials included

Marissa Asal

CLAUDE MONET
Ages 11-13
July 10-14

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Marissa Asal

BASICS OF PORTRAITURE
Ages 11-13
July 17-21

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Marissa Asal

BASICS OF REALISM
Ages 11-13
July 24-28

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Pre-College Summer Academy

The Pre-College Academy Program for students ages 14-18 offers beginning- to advanced-level art instruction through a variety of focused workshops. Most workshops run 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Three- or five-day workshops are offered.

Each week-long workshop includes an overview or introduction, skill assessment, and a designated project. All workshops are designed to build student knowledge and a portfolio of work over time. The workshops are tailored to individual learning and may be repeated in order to further advance a student’s skill-set and abilities. Critical thinking and assessment and appraisal skills are among the proven benefits that the PCA Program offers to this age group, as it creates stronger, more prepared artists.

All workshops are located in the Lyme Academy’s Chandler Building, with access to the campus’s outdoor spaces also provided. 

Please note that for the safety of all students, open-toed shoes are prohibited.

At a Glance

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday (exceptions noted)
  • Supervised outdoor and indoor recreational breaks and lunch hour (please note that snacks, meals, and beverages are not provided)
  • Materials included

Rick Lacey

DRAWING I
Ages 14-18
June 26-30

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Paul Michael

DRAWING LIKE VAN GOGH
Ages 14-18
June 28-30

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Rick Lacey

PAINTING I
Ages 14-18
July 10-14

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Marina Melluzzo

INTRO TO PORTRAITURE
Ages 14-18
July 10-14

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Paul Michael

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
Ages 14-18
July 10-14

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Emily Archer

INTRO TO LANDSCAPE
Ages 14-18
July 17-21

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Paul Michael

INTRO TO NARRATIVE ART ENVIRONMENTS
Ages 14-18
July 24-26

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Emily Archer

INTRO TO PORTRAITURE
Ages 14-18
July 24-28

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Marina Melluzzo

SCULPTURE I
Ages 14-18
July 24-28

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Rick Lacey

DRAWING I AND II (COMBO)
Ages 14-18
July 31-August 4

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Paul Michael

INTRO TO NARRATIVE ART (CHARACTERS)
Ages 14-18
August 2-4

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Rick Lacey

PAINTING I AND II (COMBO)
Ages 14-18
August 7-11

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Emily Archer

INTRO TO LANDSCAPE
Ages 14-18
August 7-11

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Marina Melluzzo

SCULPTURE I AND II (COMBO)
Ages 14-18
August 14-18

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