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2024 Summer Arts Program
Kids 6-10 years

Sponsored by The Oneonta Elks 

Weeks with Chelly Lisenby

Week 1: July 1-3 Imagination Stations! 

A student-led three day week where our imaginations are the limit as we play with mixed media. Students choose from a variety of guided art projects offered at different work stations. 

Week 5: July 29-August 2 Tie-Dye FULL Registration Closed

Students will be encouraged to use multiple types of fabric dyes to make fantastic creations! We will use natural dyes as well as traditional tie dye powders and compare our creations to find what we like the most. 

Week 6: August 5-9 Nature & Art 

Full- Registration Closed 

Our nature themed week will encourage students to explore our natural world and use what is around us to make beautiful pieces of art. We will learn how to make pinecone flowers, pressed flower sun catchers, and flower petal paper that we will use to make our own journals! This week will be an exploration of the beautiful world outside. 

Weeks with Celia Buchanan

Week 2: July 8-12 Surfaces and Textures
Students will experiment with various mark-making techniques throughout the week, including printmaking, paper-mache, and acrylics. At the end of the week, they will create a low-relief or 3D structure that showcases the different surfaces they've created.

Week 3: July 15-19 Color and Hue

FULL- registration closed
During the workshop, students will learn diverse techniques to create colorful artwork using dry media, dyes, and paints. They will experiment with different hues and shades to develop a range of color-centric works. Toward the end of the week, they will construct either a 2D or 3D piece of art that best showcases their color experimentation.

Week 8: August 19-23 Depth and Dimension
Students will explore techniques that use color, shade, texture, and shapes to create the illusion of depth and space. They will apply these techniques to produce a final piece that showcases their understanding of the concept.  

Week 9: August 26-30 Kinetic Art FULL- registration closed
During the week, students will use various materials like paint, dyes, plaster, and clay to create their artwork. They will also explore ways to animate their stationary images and transform them into dynamic and kinetic creations.

Week with Alyssa Hardy

Week 4: July 22-26 Watercolor: Inspirations & Explorations FULL- registration closed

We will explore different watercolor techniques and use them to create artwork that is inspired both by the work of famous artists and our own lives.

Week with Kaytee Lipari Shue

Week 7: August 12-16 Blossoms & Buds

Friends will design, draw, paint, create, and collaborate using blooming florals and interesting foliage as our inspiration. The workshop will include age-appropriate elements of botany and color theory. 

Discounts apply for CANO Household Members!
before registering to receive your discount. 

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2024 CANO Summer Arts Program Basics

● The Summer Arts Program runs Monday-Friday 9am-1pm. CANO does not offer extended care. Students must be picked up promptly. 

● Enrollment for the Summer Art Program begins on March 18th.

● Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

● Payment is required upon registration to reserve the space. Sign up for 1 or all weeks. 

● Summer Arts Program is designed for children between ages 6 and 10.

● Each week is different, so be sure to register for multiple weeks throughout the summer for an immersive art experience!

Parents of attendees, please read:

● Attendees must bring a nut-free snack every day to eat during a supervised break. Please also provide a water bottle or other beverage for your child

● Parent/guardian must sign child into the summer art program and sign out upon pick-up

● Please let your child stay at home if they are sick. Children with a fever or other symptoms of illness will not be allowed to attend that day.

● Art is messy! Children must wear clothing that can get paint, ink, and other mediums on them. We recommend that children wear closed-toe shoes for their own protection.

● Art mediums and materials are included in tuition.

● Please contact the Education Coordinator by email at: for more information. 


*Cancellation Policy

A refund equal to half of tuition paid will be granted for cancellations made two weeks before the registered start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to that date. Please notify us immediately of any cancellations. Full refunds will only be granted if the program is canceled. 

*Disciplinary Policy

To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, disruptive or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. While teachers will make every effort to redirect behavior, parents will be called and asked to pick up their child if problem behavior persists. There will be no refund of class fees if a child must leave due to behavioral issues.

*Medical or Other Needs

It is your responsibility to let our teachers know of any medical or other needs that your child has. CANO is not responsible for the administration of medication, wtih the exception of an Epipen (provided by parent) in emergency situations. Please fill the Consent to Treatment form at first day of class. 

Thanks to NYSCA, & the Elks Club for supporting the summer arts program!

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