June 25-29 (Mon-Fri) 9:30am-1:30pm
July 9-13 (Mon-Fri) 9:30am-1:30pm
July 16-20 (Mon-Fri) 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun Porch Studio’s art instructors are experienced professional Columbia University graduates. As dedicated full-time art educators in K-12 private schools, Eleana and Mary Jo are passionate about teaching and strive to create a comfortable, creative environment where children feel confident and eager to explore various art mediums and techniques. Both Eleana and Mary Jo have studied overseas at the world-renowned preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and experienced first-hand how language, environment and access to tools can empower children to become life-long learners. Visit the Summer Camp page for more information about our curriculum, schedules and fees.
Summer on the Sun Porch offers workshops for children and adults. All materials are always included. View the schedule below:
Independence Day Tie Dye Party Monday, July 2 10am-12pm. ALL AGES! Fee $30 per student (includes T-shirt and Tank Top).
Adult Ceramic Handbuilding Thursday evenings in June from 6-8pm. June 7, 14, 21, 28. Fee $80 per adult.
Are you tired of the dying eggs each year with the same simple and redundant technique? During this workshop, students will be invited to experiment with unconventional ways of designing eggs. We will learn how to decoupage with bleeding tissue paper, marbleize the egg surface as well as transform this edible form using various collage materials. Participants will take home a collection of creative and colorful edible eggs for all to adore.
Two sessions will be held on Saturday, March 31:
- Ages 6-9 10am-11:15am
- Ages 10-13 1pm-2:15pm
Each session is $25 per student (all materials included). To register, email Mary Jo at email@example.com or call 631.379.8068
Creative Egg Art, Saturday, March 31 will be held at Sun Porch Studio, 18 Hillside Rd, Stony Brook.
Next Session starting in May
Exploration of Art through the Masters This six-week session offers children ages 6-9 and 9-13 the opportunity to explore a variety of art forms while learning about the history of famous artists and their artistic style. Students will be introduced to popular works of through a discussion about their content and composition and will be inspired to make a personal work of art in their own individual style. Each creative experience will focus on the exploration of one art medium and two artists. Participants will be introduced to artists such as Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Louise Nevelson and Joseph Cornell.
This six-week session will meet on Thursday, March 8,15, 22, 29 and on April 5 and 19.
Student Art Exhibition: Thursday, April 26 at 5:30pm. An opening reception will be held for artists and their family members to celebrate the works of art created throughout the session.
Session Fee: $130 per student (siblings receive %10 discount) SPACE IS LIMITED
To register, email Mary Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 631.379.8068
Sun Porch Studio offers art instruction to children with a focus on building skills, creativity, and self-confidence. All students are considered working artists and their imaginative ideas help guide their personal creative process. Classes are offered to artists ages 5 and up and run in 4-6 week sessions that are focused around a specific theme and/or art technique. Although students work in the same art medium, instruction is given on an individual basis. To help each student work towards a personal potential, classes are small and cap at 7 students.
Private Art Instruction is offered at the studio and in your home. Students explore a variety of techniques and materials such as acrylic and oil painting, watercolor and gouache painting, observational drawing, clay handbuilding and printmaking.
Adult Art Workshops are offered in landscape painting, batik silk painting, clay handbuilding and ceramic glazing. Workshops offer creative experiences to adults who yearn to remember what it feels like to get messy and create magic with their hands.
Creative Art Parties are offered in tie dye, jewelry making and sculptural painting activities. Art Parties are most meaningful with children ages 5 and up in groups of 15 or less. A two-hour event is organized with a special art making activity, an art related game, and creative cupcake decorating.
Don’t miss my create page. It’s an artsy blog that offers fabulous design ideas, activities, and inspiration for the artist within.
Founder, Instructor, Mary Jo Allegra, currently teaches Visual Arts at a progressive private school in Bridgehampton, NY. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Mary Jo believes that experience across learning disciplines inspires depth and creativity in works of art. Her teaching style integrates imagination with life experiences and immerses children in an array of art mediums and techniques.
Sun Porch Studio, Stony Brook, NY