Panorama 2020: Summer Learning for Youth

PANORAMA Olana’s Week-Long Summer Arts Program
Experience Frederic Church’s Olana this summer during our week-long summer arts program. Participants will explore nature through observation, science, and outdoor excursions while developing an artistic eye, learning to sketch and paint, just like Frederic Church. Participants ages 6-11 are invited to join in one, two, or all three weeks!Age groups:
“Olana Explorers” for ages 6-8 (must be entering first grade in fall 2020)
“Olana Viewfinders” for ages 9-11

All programs include:
• Tour of Frederic Church’s Main House at Olana
• Interactive daily walks through Olana’s artist-designed landscape
• Guest speakers, demonstrations and visiting artists
• Time for lunch and play
• Takeaway projects to bring home at the end of the week
• Family closing reception on Friday afternoon

Early Bird Registration: February 15-April 1 ($250/week)

Full Price Registration: April 1-June 15 ($325/week)

Space is limited to 28 students per session, register soon
Registration costs for each weeklong program includes all processing fees  

week 1

Exploring Elements of Art

  • Monday-Friday, July 6-10 9AM-4PM

Frederic Church designed Olana’s 250-acre landscape, including five miles of carriage roads, and Main House to be enjoyed and experienced by future generations. During this week, students will learn art techniques from local art education specialists. Each day, students will use the landscape at Olana as inspiration and explore a wide range of artistic media to create original works of art such as nature sketches, printmaking, and sculpting.

week 2

Exploring Landscapes & Nature

  • Monday-Friday, July 13-17 9AM-4PM

Olana is a vast landscape stretching over 250 acres. When Frederic Church designed it, he was inspired by ideas about land, nature, wilderness, and leisure parks. This led him to design Olana with both an artistic eye and a scientist’s sensibility enhancing his own eco-system. Participants in this week will explore nature through observation, science, and outdoor excursions with incredible environmental educators from the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. Students will discover the landscape and engage with ecology, forests, and meadows.

week 3

Cross Pollination: Exploring Art & Nature

  • Monday-Friday, July 20-24 9AM-4PM

This week explores the themes of the 2020 exhibition, “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment.” Participants will join art educators and exhibition designers to understand “cross pollination” between art and the environment from the 19th century to today. Young artists will be inspired by Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Martin Johnson Heade, Nick Cave, Flora Mace and others to create projects including terrarium building, sculpture construction, and glass work experiments.