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Current & Upcoming Classes, Programs and Events


Holiday Break Intensive - for ages 5 to 10 a four day class Dec 27, 28, 29 and 30
Four full days of intensive art making!! Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am - 5pm.
Led by Brooke Lambert and guest artists
at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
This four day Art class gives children a chance to be immersed in creative exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Students will have warm ups with movement and stretching; work on larger scale art projects in drawing, painting or sculpture; participate in dialogues about their work and build memories to last for many years. There is a 20% sibling discount and Scholarships and Sliding Scale options are always available! Students bring their own lunch and wear clothes to get messy in! Dot Art will provide all the materials and some healthy snacks. We are thrilled to be expanding our school vacation programs this year thanks to the volunteer efforts of many supporters. Contact us at office@dotart.org to ask about sliding scale and scholarships .
$195 includes all materials and snacks. Students bring a lunch.
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Saturday Open Studios. A drop-in Art laboratory for ages 3 - 10
Begins on October 1st!
With Dot Art teacher Brooke Lambert, Printmaker and Mass Art graduate
at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
This is a weekly drop-in program for children age 3 - 10! A great activity for young artists to explore and create with an array of art materials for a full two hours from 10:30 - 12:30pm! Children age 3 - 5 can come with parents or caregivers and children age 5 - 10 can come alone. Brooke and our wonderful high school helpers encourage self expression and freedom in a safe and nurturing environment! Special thanks to College Bound Dorchester for the space! RSVP to 617-905-7432. Hope to see your kids there!
$10 per session. SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING-SCALE always available
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The Children’s Studio
for ages 3 - 5. FALL/WINTER 2016
with Judy and Janet Shea at Baker Lofts in Lower Mills
10 Tuesdays November 15th to January 31th, 10:30am to12:30 and/or...
10 Fridays November 18th - February 10th, 10:30 - 12:30

These will be 9 great weeks of creativity and exploration with Dot Art’s well loved and experienced teachers Janet and Judy Shae. Held at our vibrant studio at the beautiful and historic Walter Baker Lofts in Lower Mills, students will paint, draw, build and play in a safe, engaging and nurturing environment for a two hour class. All materials and snacks are provided. Scholarships and sliding scale are always available as well as second sibling discounts.
All classes take place at 1231 Adams Street in Lower Mills at the Walter Baker Artist Lofts (left side entrance).

$195 includes all materials and snacks.
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February Vacation Program 2017 - for ages 5 to 10
Four full days of intensive art making!! Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
Teacher To be Announced
at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
This four day Art class gives children a chance to be immersed in creative exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Students will have warm ups with movement and stretching; work on larger scale art projects in drawing, painting or sculpture; participate in dialogues about their work and build memories to last for many years. There is a 20% sibling discount and Scholarships and Sliding Scale options are always available! Students bring their own lunch and wear clothes to get messy in! Dot Art will provide all the materials and some healthy snacks. We are thrilled to be expanding our school vacation programs this year thanks to the volunteer efforts of many supporters. Contact us at office@dotart.org to ask about sliding scale and scholarships .
$240 includes all materials and snacks. Students bring a lunch.
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April Vacation Program 2017 - for ages 5 to 10
Four full days of intensive art making!! Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
Teacher To be Announced
at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
This four day Art class gives children a chance to be immersed in creative exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Students will have warm ups with movement and stretching; work on larger scale art projects in drawing, painting or sculpture; participate in dialogues about their work and build memories to last for many years. There is a 20% sibling discount and Scholarships and Sliding Scale options are always available! Students bring their own lunch and wear clothes to get messy in! Dot Art will provide all the materials and some healthy snacks. We are thrilled to be expanding our school vacation programs this year thanks to the volunteer efforts of many supporters. Contact us at office@dotart.org to ask about sliding scale and scholarships .
$240 includes all materials and snacks. Students bring a lunch.

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Little Children’s Summer program 2017 - ages 3 - 6
with Judy and Janet Shea at Baker Lofts in Lower Mills
Dates to be Announced!!!
Sign up for one or two weeks of art classes!
Join us for this extremely popular summer class led by our awesome teachers, Janet and Judy Shea, who have been with Dot Art for over a decade! For three hours each class, children will play creatively and then enjoy their own ideas and skills with drawing, painting and collage. This is child centered learning environment offering a chance to explore materials in a friendly and inspiring art environment.
Located at The Walter Baker Lofts, 1231 Adams Street in Lower Mills section of Dorchester (side entrance at left of the building)
Tuition is $90 for each week and includes materials. Children bring their own lunch.
Classes limited to 12 students.
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Summer Vacation Program for ages 5 - 10
at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
Four week-long sessions of intensive art making!! Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
These week-long Art Intensives give children a chance to engage for five full days in creative exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Choose one or more of the four sessions in August. Students will sketch outdoors in our courtyard; warm up with movement and stretching; work on larger scale art projects in drawing, painting or sculpture; participate in dialogues about their work and build memories to last for many years. There is a 20% sibling discount and Scholarships and Sliding Scale options are always available! Students bring their own lunch and wear clothes to get messy in! Dot Art will provide all the materials and some healthy snacks.
Dates and Teacher To Be Determined
$250 per session. Includes all materials and healthy snacks, kids bring a lunch and come ready to get messy!
SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING-SCALE always available. Questions? office@dotart.org
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Dot Art’s School Partnership Program


We are pleased to provide After-School art classes at The Henderson School, The Mather School and The Murphy School as well as 26 In-School art classes for The Lee Academy Pilot School and The Holmes School in Dorchester to provide quality programs in the visual arts. We are at the Henderson every Monday and Wednesday working with children from K2 - 4th grades to hone their skills in drawing, painting and sculpture. At our In-School programs at the Lee and Holmes we offer 13 classes per week to children from K0 - 2nd grade...over 400 children! Find out more about bringing Dot Art to your school by emailing us at office@dotart.org. Dot Art is proud to have also partnered with The Kenny, The Murphy and The Everett schools and others in Dorchester over our 17 year history in the neighborhood!

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Non-Profit and Community Collaborations

We have collaborated with Saint Mark’s Are Main Streets Program, Dorchester Parade Committee, Boston City Singers, UMass Boston, Friends of Ronan Park, College Bound Dorchester, Friends of Savin Hill Shores, Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Mother’s Walk for Peace, Dorchester People for Peace, Write on the Dot, Viet Aid, Dot OUT, Dorchester Food Coop and Winter’s Farmers Market, Dorchester Art Project, and other non-profit organizations in Dorchester to help build a stronger presence of the arts in our community. We believe that art unites communities and encourages social change. To bring Dot Art into your organization please contact us at office@dotart.org