OLD LYME — The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts will offer a variety of summer 2019 art instruction programs in July and August for both high school and middle school students.

"This summer will be very exciting at the Lyme Academy for high school and middle school age students who are interested in developing their artistic skills," said Kimberly Monson, a longtime Lyme Academy art instructor and alumna who is teaching programs this summer.

"We will be continuing the very popular Pre-College Academy for high school students,” Monson said. “Freshman through senior students with beginning to advanced level art training can enroll in weeklong, daytime classes during July and August that include painting, drawing, sculpture, animation and more. The Pre-College curriculum is based on an art college experience. Students are instructed by master artists to help them explore and expand their technical skills and abilities. All Pre-College art courses train our students through individualized instruction, creativity, and provide a professional edge developing portfolios. Students who come through our program certainly have an advantage.”

“This summer, I am particularly proud that the Lyme Academy is offering our new program for Middle School students," Monson added. "The 'Art Apprentice Program' is inspired by famous historical artists. This year, students ages 11-13 will 'apprentice' for Edgar Degas, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci. The weeklong camps explore one of these famous artists through different materials and styles all while embracing creativity. Our instructors are very excited to show our young artists how to paint, draw and sculpt like the old masters did," expressed Kimberly. Classes begin July 8 and will run weekly through August 2.

The Lyme Academy has a new website at www.lymeacademy.org where there is complete information about these programs, instructors, dates and times, and how to enroll.

"Enrollment fills up fast, so I’m hoping parents and their children will learn more about these summer art programs on our website and reserve their place," Monson said.

For more information about the Lyme Academy summer youth art programs contact Kristen Brady via email at kbrady@lymefs.newhaven.edu, via telephone at 860-598-5143 visit lymeacademy.org.

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