Summer Immersion at the Salem Willows

Who is this for?

Children ages 7 and up.

DSCN1797The purpose of this class is to teach the student how to deal with the element of painting outside: the changing of the light, the changing of the weather, being in public, different materials used, and working from techniques that allow the artist to work quickly. The class runs in one week sessions. The children are picked up by the Acorn bus at 9AM at the studio and brought to the Salem Willows, IMG_1614where they have a choice of scenes for them to work from.  They are taught how to set up their pallets and about the various materials being used.  After this, a 15 minute demonstration is performed each morning by the instructor as a sample of what is expected of them that day. There are 10 students to two teachers, and a snack is provided at 11AM.  The last 20 minutes of each day, the children are allowed to play in the arcade under constant supervision.  The children are then driven back to Acorn Gallery to be picked up at 1PM. On Fridays, there is a final critique and a pizza party on location.

All materials, snack, and pizza party included.


  • $300.00 per week
  • Full Payment is due at time of sign up.  If your child drops out we can refund you half payment.  If your child drops within 7 days prior to your enrolled immersion week no money will be refunded. 

Weeks of Willows Immersion

  • July 10th – 14th (this week for Pre-Portfolio 1 students and higher)
  • July 17th – 21st
  • July 24th – 28th
  • July 31st -August 4th
  • August 7th – 11th
  • August 14th – 18th
  • August 21st – 25th