Youth Summer Art Camp 2016          

Ages 7-12            2 sessions:     June 13-17 and July 11-15

Ages 12-15          2 sessions:     July 25-29 and August 1-5

Monday-Friday Day long studio art classes. 9am-4pm                          studio map

Summer Art Camp is held in the studio and yard. Students are encouraged to see, think and create with an experimental and playful mindset. Each week we look to both historical and contemporary art and move between different tactile activities and materials. My classes welcome students at all levels of experience and are kept small for individual attention. Please contact me with questions.


Me, Myself and Eye    June 13-17, M-F      Age 7-12

During this first week of art camp we'll take a few cues from artists who are known for their portraits including; Alice Neel, Chuck Close, Frida Kahlo and others. Students will use themselves as inspiration and develop ideas through sketching and writing about their dreams and desires.  We'll work both large and small scale combining observational and imaginary drawing. Students will create a unique collage photo portrait, a life size self portrait and a small kinetic person complete with faux hair. Skill and technique focus; balance, movement, assemblage, color, enlarging, invention. Our week culminates in a celebratory mini-art show on Friday, June 17th. 

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Painters Color Lab     July 11-15, M-F      Age 7-12

In this camp we'll experiment with and explore different paint mediums and methods. Our inspiration in part, will come from stories, everyday objects and looking at colorists such as Frankenthaler, Hockney and Marsden. Students will draw and compose their own paintings and work in water based media from small to large scale. We’ll do lots of looking, painting and problem solving in this very color driven lab. Materials include canvas, papers, paints, drawing materials, cardboard, and miscellaneous objects. Our week culminates in a celebratory mini-art show on Friday, July 15th. 

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My son loved his art class with Teresa ~ it was fabulous to send him off with an eager smile each day. Not only did he learn about various artistic styles of art but also how to create them with his own expression and detail. Parent-Renae B.

Paper fabric, sculptural armature and lanterns.

3-D Sculpture and Light     July 25-29, M-F       Age 12-15

Explore color, dimension and light by creating luminous sculptural objects, standing wood sculpture and wall reliefs. Students will create an illuminated paper shape with transparent papers using their own hand built 3-D form. We’ll also look to artists Louise Nevelson and George Morrison for inspiration to construct assemblage wall pieces from wood. Students will create hanging wire animal and geometric shapes incorporating movement and light. Our focus will be on observation, discovery, drawing, color relationships, form, balance and 3-D problem solving. A mini-art show ends our week on Friday, July 29th. *$5 required for sculpture light     

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Teresa’s art classes provide a much deeper artistic experience than any other classes our family has taken. Parent-Magda R.

Make your Mark     August 1-5, M-F       Age 12-15

In this final Camp students will explore contemporary ideas around mark-making and drawing. We’ll work with wet and dry media and experiment with traditional; pencil, marker, pen, stamps and non-traditional tools; cardboard, wire, string and sticks. Each student will build their own spirograph, bundled element tool, symbolic stamps and combine these with tracings and shape rubbings to explore layered imagery. Our focus will be on experimentation, tonal relationships, movement, scale and problem solving.  A mini-art show ends our explorative week on Friday, August 5th at 3:30 pm.

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*Contact Teresa directly regarding individual lessons, group classes, arts programming or project ideas.

Adult Classes

Exploratory Samplers       

Wednesdays By Appointment

6:00-9:00 pm,  $40 per person-per session (4-7 people)

Created as a refresher for the experienced artist or as an introduction to newer makers wanting to explore a single medium. Contact Teresa for details.

Colored Pencil Drawing


Landscape Collage

Acrylic Still-life



Private Lessons

Adult and youth. Details and Registration for Private Lessons. I work with individual students at any level of experience. Lessons are developed based on the students background, ability and interest.

Arts Programming And development

I believe in the art of the mistake and that everyone can grow and develop their creativity through practice and experimentation.

Curriculum development and planning with small to large institutions.

Adult and youth instruction. Individual and group lessons at any level.

Institutions Teresa has partnered with:


  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

  • Walker Art Center

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts