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Snow Farm Summer

Summer is coming and Snow Farm is ready! 

We are delighted to be reopening Snow Farm Summer in 2021! 
Some things have been adjusted for COVID-19 containment, but the basic premise remains:  

At Snow Farm, you're not a student, you're an artist!

NOTE:  The program is reduced size this year to comply with Covid containment guidelines and has filled quickly. However, we often see plans changes as the summer gets closer.  Please add your name to the waitlist through the APPLY process.  
Session 1:         July 4 - 17, 2021 (FULL, waitlist available)
Session 2:        July 18 - 31, 2021 (FULL, waitlist available)

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With small classes, six hours of instruction a day, passionate instructors, and professionally-equipped studios, Snow Farm is a creative community. 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.

Location

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 dormatory rooms with shared bathrooms. In 2021, all students will have a single room. The large, sunny dining hall also includes an outdoor patio area for eating meals and hanging out.  

Program

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 new in 2021, 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 maximum number of students per studio has been reduced from 9 to 6 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Still, each studio will have two instructors and 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 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.   

Weekends

Our creative staff will fill the weekends with fun activities such as walking the trails in the hills surrounding Snow Farm, taking small groups swimming or out for ice cream, organized outdoor games, movie night, talent shows, bonfires and more. We will not be inviting guest artists to campus or taking off-campus field trips in 2021. 

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