NEW! Art Exploration + Day Camp – Entering Grades 5 – 8

Fessenden Summer Camps

Art Exploration + Day Camp – Entering Grades 5-8

In Art Exploration + Day Camp, campers will explore a variety of art mediums during the week of ocean themed art.  Campers will spend half the day in the art studio and the other half participating in day camp activities.  These art students will learn about color theory, the value scale and do a painting and printmaking project. We will learn about Art History and look at examples of famous paintings and artwork about the ocean. They will look at a variety of artwork for inspiration including work by Winslow Homer, Katsushika Hokusai, and Claude Monet.

Monday: Art History, observational drawing, color theory

Tuesday: Color mixing, Acrylic Painting day 1

Wednesday: Acrylic painting day 2 

Thursday: Printmaking: designing and carving the block prints

Friday: Making prints!


We strive to have a balance of ages, and a mix of boys and girls, in the camp.  This impacts the number of spaces available for a given age or gender in the camp.

Features of Art Exploration + Day Camp include:

  • Day Camp activities with their group
  • Swim lessons provided by our Red Cross certified instructors
  • Daily drawing prompts
  • Art History lessons
  • Instruction on color theory and value study
  • Painting
  • Printmaking

Meet the Director

Victoria Stearns
Art Camps Director
(3 years at Fessenden)

Victoria is the Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher at Fessenden. She has her masters in Art Education from Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and has taught Visual Arts in the Boston area for the past 8 years. Her work has been exhibited in Boston area Art Shows and she has taught Visual Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Shady Hill School and the Monroe Center for the Arts summer camp program.

My favorite artist is…

Claude Monet

In my free time…

I enjoy drawing, painting, and being in nature.

What I love about teaching art is…

Seeing children become immersed in a new art medium and seeing the creativity and joy that each child brings to their work.