Art Studio

Art Studio is offered to campers ages 10-13 

Art Studio

Sculpture and Installation (Session 2: July 6 – July 17)

Artists interested in learning how to transform spaces into creations of their own designs or who would like to explore turning their drawings into 3-D works of art will delve into this medium and discover a new way to express their creativity during this all-new Specialty Camp. Young artists will be guided as they experiment with various 3-D art-making approaches sure to satisfy even the most ambitious creator’s impulses. We will investigate the potential of molding clay, wire or papier mache, carving foam, or combining them all together to transform a particular space into an entirely new world. Campers will learn age appropriate strategies designed to manipulate a variety of 3-D media while fostering their individual, unique creative vision.


Portfolio Development (Session 3: July 20 – July 31)

This course will give young artists a jump start on developing a personalized portfolio of art works. Artists will explore techniques that are age appropriate in various drawing, painting and sculptural materials all the while building confidence and unlocking their own artistic voice. Young artists can expect to create up to 5 finished artworks to add to their portfolio. Using art historical references, campers will brainstorm and create projects that are personal to them and receive the support necessary in realizing their completion. Along with creating strong, personalized, portfolio-worthy pieces, campers can be expected to participate in the critique process and familiarize themselves with appropriate vocabulary that will help them better articulate their vision.


Time & Location
Art Studio takes place at our Sixth Avenue campus (272 Sixth Avenue). It meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.  A hot lunch is provided Monday-Thursday; we ask that campers bring a bag lunch on Fridays.

 Daily Schedule:

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Art Studio campers will make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of the session, students will join theTens-Twelves & other Specialty camps on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.

Field Trip and Friday Share Schedule:
Artists will make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of each session, students will join Tens-Twelves on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses:

Field Trip Schedule 2019

Friday, July 26th: Victorian Gardens
Friday, August 2nd: End of Camp Celebration & Share


Teacher Bio
Matthew Mahler is a visual artist living in Queens and working in Brooklyn. He holds a B.S. in Art Education from Hofstra University and an M.F.A. in Painting from CUNY Queens College. During the school year, Matt works as a teaching artist with numerous organizations, serving NYC public and private schools and privately tutors developing artists, as well. He is an active participant in the NYC art community, both showing and curating shows and has shown his work throughout the country. Matt has worked with Summers at LREI for over a decade and loves coming back to collaborate with its creative staff each summer.