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Current and Upcoming Classes & Programs

Saturday Open Studios - a drop in art program for ages 3 - 10
With Cheryl Robinson 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 90 minutes! Children age 3 - 5 come from 10:30 - noon. Children age 6 - 10 come from 12:30 - 2pm. Artist Cheryl Robinson is an amazing teacher who encourages self expression and freedom in a safe and nurturing environment! Special thanks to College Bound Dorchester for the space! RSVP to 617-680-5269. Hope to see your kids there!
$10 per session. SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING-SCALE always available
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The Children’s Studio with Janet and Judy for ages 3 - 5.
Tuesdays, and/or Fridays, 10:30 - 12:30pm
Tuesday class begins May 12th, Friday class begins April 17th
Register your child for Tuesday, Friday or Both! These will be multiple weeks (Tuesday class meets 7 times, Friday class meets 8 times) 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).
7 Tuesdays beginning May 12th from 10:30am - 12:30pm $120 includes all materials and snacks
8 Fridays beginning April 17th from 10:30am - 12:30pm $135 includes all materials and snacks

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Creating with Color - Paintings and Mosaics for ages 5 - 10.
With Liz Carney at The Little House in Savin Hill
8 Tuesdays in Spring, 3:45 - 5:45pm beginning April 28
Join us for this eight week COLORFUL art adventure in Painting and Mosaic Making to decorate our neighborhood streets! Beginning Tuesday March 3rd.
Students will learn concepts of color theory within the 2D disciplines of painting and mosaic making. We also consider carefully the difference between permanent and semi permanent public art. Students will get to design and build projects with canvas, brushes, acrylics glass, marbles, found materials and whimsical objects. We’ll install our mosaics in a surprising place in Dorchester to delight passerby’s with our color and creativity!
The Little House is located at 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T Station
8 Tuesdays beginning April 28th, 3:45 - 5:45

$125.00 - includes all materials and healthy snacks!
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April Vacation Program - Art for the Neighborhood! ages 3 - 10.
With Cheryl Robinson at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
Age 5 - 10 Full-Day Program, Tuesday April 21 - Friday April 24, 9am - 5pm
Age 3 & 4 Partial Day Program, Tuesday April 21 - Friday April 24, 10am - 1pm
Join teacher Cheryl Robinson for three full days of Springtime art making. We’ll make art for our neighborhood streets! Students will learn to plan, design and create ambitious, large-scale works of art to adorn the Dorchester landscape. In this multi age level class we will educate students about the importance of public art and also visit some of our neighborhood’s own notable public artworks. This program offers working families a fun, enriching and safe opportunity. All materials and snacks provided. Students bring their own lunch.
$225 for four days - includes all materials and healthy snacks - SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING-SCALE always available
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Summer Vacation Program for ages 5 - 10
Dot Art Camp! with Cheryl Robinson at The Little House in Savin Hill 275 East Cottage Street near JFK/UMass T
These intensive two-week Art Camps give children a chance to be immersed in creative exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. Choose a two week session in July or a two week session in August. Students will have a chance to 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. This program is two weeks per session and if possible, we will allow families to elect one week as soon as we have enough registrations. There is a 25% 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 summer programs this year thanks to the volunteer efforts of many supporters.
July 20th - July 31st. Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm
August 17th - August 28th. Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm
$460 per two-week session. Includes all materials and healthy snacks . SCHOLARSHIPS and SLIDING-SCALE always available. Dot Art hopes to welcome anyone who wants to join!
Questions? office@dotart.org

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Summer Vacation Program for ages 3, 4 & 5
Little Children’s Summer Studio with Judy and Janet Shea at our space in Baker Artist Lofts in Lower Mills
Join us for this extremely popular summer class led by our well loved teachers, Janet and Judy Shea, who have been with Dot Art for over 10 years! 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.
Week One - July 14th, 15th and 16th (Tues, Wed, Thurs) 10:30 - 1:30
Week Two - July 28th, 29th and 30th (Tues, Wed, Thurs) 10:30 - 1:30
Sign up for one or two weeks of art classes!

Located at the Baker Artist Lofts, 1231 Adams Street in Lower Mills section of Dorchester (side entrance at left of the building)
Tuition is $85 for each week and includes materials. Children bring their own lunch.
Classes limited to 12 students.

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school partnerships

We are pleased to provide after-school art classes with The Henderson School in Dorchester to provide quality after-school programming in the visual arts. Every Monday and Wednesday children from K2 - 4th grades honed their skills in drawing, painting and sculpture. Find out more about bringing Dot Art to your school by emailing us at office@dotart.org. Dot Art is proud to have partnered with The Lee Innovation Academy, The Murphy and other Dorchester elementary schools over it’s fifteen year history in the neighborhood!

non-profit collaborations

We have collaborated with Boston City Singers, UMass Boston, College Bound Dorchester, Write on the Dot, Dot OUT, Dorchester Food Coop’s Winter’s Farmers Market and other non-profit organizations in Dorchester to help build a stronger presence of the arts in our community. We believe in the power of art to help unite communities positively and encourage social change. To bring Dot Art into your organization please contact us at office@dotart.org