At Snow Farm, you're not a student, you're an artist!
Full Summer: July 3 - 30, 2022
Session 1: July 3 - 16, 2022
Session 2: July 17 - 30, 2021
Snow Farm Summer is a creative community with small classes, six hours of instruction a day, passionate instructors, and professionally-equipped studios. Some people arrive with specific goals and projects in mind, and others want to explore and enjoy learning that stands apart from the usual rigors of their academic school year. No matter what they walk in the door with, our participants leave with an unforgettable experience, lasting friendships, and real world skills.
Our 50-acre campus is located in Williamsburg, MA on a historic New England farm in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Students live in simple dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. The large, sunny dining hall includes an indoor "common room" for relaxing or playing board games and an outdoor patio area for eating meals and hanging out.
Snow Farm Summer is open to students ages 14 - 18. The heart of the program are the studio classes in flameworking, ceramics, painting & drawing, metalsmithing/jewelry, metal sculpture/fabrication, and flat glass. Students enroll in two studios each session; one class meets in the morning from 9:00 am to 12 pm and the second one meets from 1:00 pm to 4 pm. The first week focuses on fundamentals and skill-building; the second week allows the young artists to choose an area of interest and explore it through a final project.
- Each studio class is limited to eight students with two instructors. All students receive individual instruction and critique in a supportive and engaging environment.
- Supervised open studios in the late afternoon and evenings allow for self-directed work in both studio classes.
Other optional activities during the day vary depending on student interest and can include trips to a swimming hole or ice cream stand, pick-up Frisbee or soccer games, playing music, or just relaxing with friends.
On Saturdays, we welcome guest artists to campus. They offer a full-day class in something different than what students have been working on all week, for example illustration, basket making, or fabric dyeing. Class groups remain small and students are mixed around with an opportunity to work with people who are not in their two studio classes, On Saturday night and Sunday, our creative staff offer fun activities both on and off campus, such as hiking, swimming, movie night, talent shows, dance parties, and bonfires. When students return to their studios on Monday morning, they are refreshed and ready to tackle their final projects.