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Visual Arts at Appel Farm

Visual Arts at Appel Farm

Throw a pot, paint a mural, or sculpt your wildest dreams! Possibilities are endless when you let your imagination take the lead.

  • Campers learn to use new tools to achieve new potentials. Campers can use pottery wheels and learn screen-printing techniques.
  • Individual and Collaborative projects with an emphasis on process learning.
  • Informal Class Critiques, Art History, and Appreciation.
  • Families Invited to a Formal Gallery Show Each Session.
  • Spacious new art building houses large, open studios and gallery.


Visual Arts Majors

Campers in the Visual Arts program choose a specific medium to study, learning and practicing new skills and techniques, and working on projects. Campers learn to work with a variety of artistic tools including a printing press, loom, pottery wheels, welding and glass torches, and electric and unique Noborigama wood-fired kilns. They also participate in informal class critiques and learn about art history.

Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, and more shows 3 kids painting outside all smilingMajor I Classes

  • Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Green Corp, Multimedia Art & Printmaking

Major II Classes

  • Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fiber Arts & Crafts

Visual Arts Minors

We have a unique staff with a wide variety of specialized skills. Every summer, we strive to design classes that capitalize off of our staff’s special strengths. So, minor class lists change a little every year.

Shows A Young Child Holding a very cute stuffed doll that looks like a young boy. Examples of Past Minor Classes

  • Illustration & Comic Book Art, Painting on Alternative Surfaces, Sculptural Ceramics, Functional Ceramics, Mixed Media Sculptures, Jewelry Making, and Fabric Art

Some of our classes are in such high demand that they’re offered as both Majors AND Minors, such as Green Corp and LEGO® Robotics and Design!