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.
Major 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.
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!