Registration is open

FOR AGES 13-16

Week 1: August 9–13
Week 2: August 16–20
1-4:30PM Monday-Friday

Trustees Members: $220/week
Nonmembers: $275/week

To receive the $55 per week discount and enjoy all the benefits of Trustees family membership year-round, become a member when you register.

Join a community of teens and educators passionate about art. DeCordova’s new Summer Studio for Teens offers a space for students to refine and expand their artistic skills as they dive into creative projects alongside accomplished teachers and artists. Whether you’ve previously been a hive camper or not, each individual week will bring your artistic knowledge and skills to new heights.

Week-long intensives are innovative experiences in 2D and 3D techniques. Engaging directly with sculptures and exhibitions at deCordova, you will gain inspiration from artists featured in deCordova’s summer exhibitions and Sculpture Park. Learn practical artistic techniques, create meaningful connections, and develop confidence in your unique artistic voice.

Join us for one or both intensive weeks designed to bring your artistic knowledge and skills to new heights in the museum, Sculpture Park, and sky-lit studios of deCordova.

Summer Studio Themes
  • On the Page: Explorations in 2D
  • Brough to Life: Explorations in 3D

On the Page: Explorations in 2D

August 9 – 13

This week, we will focus on 2D media as we paint, draw, collage, and print artwork inspired by artists in the summer exhibitions. Students will investigate various ways to create, layer, and manipulate images, patterns, textures, and colors in their art. As students engage in their own projects, they will learn from the work of featured artists such as Jeffrey Gibson and Sonya Clark. At the end of the week, we will celebrate our work with a “Explorations in 2D” group exhibition.

Brough to Life: Explorations in 3D

August 16 – 20

In our second week, we will engage with 3D media as we build, sculpt, assemble and construct in the Sculpture Park. Students will learn directly from works by sculptors like Andy Goldsworthy, Nam June Paik, and Rachel Mica Weiss. Through hands-on engagement, students will explore the potential of traditional and unconventional art-making materials. Students will experiment with assembly methods as they learn new artistic techniques to bring bold designs into reality. We will conclude this week-long intensive with a celebratory group exhibition of our “Explorations in 3D” projects.