Deborah  Bazer 

& Lahri Bond

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Summer 2020

It is with great pleasure, we announce we will once again be offering our week-long, children’s summer art classes in The Arts Barn and the woods of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Summer 2020 classes are currently available to register for. This year we are including some exciting new offerings, as well as some favorite classes. 


NEW Older Kids Class

Our usual age range for camp is between 5 -10-years-old. Since so many of the kids who we have enjoyed in classes over the years have grown beyond this age span, this summer we are offering one class for 11 to 14-year-olds. This is a class for kids who are wanting a bit more serious focus on art, and to be able to spend a more concentrated time honing skills and exploring techniques and materials.

Partial Scholarships are available, information can be found on the bottom of the Registration page.


For over 25 years Deborah Bazer and Lahri Bond have been teaching art classes to children and adults in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Our week-long, themed, summer art programs have combined the joy of making of art in a focused classroom setting, with the pleasure of creating art, telling stories and playing in some very beautiful woods, parks and other outdoor locations.


Storytelling is a very important part of all our classes. It enriches the class themes, inspires the art, feeds the mind and nourishes the spirit.


Class Size

Our classes are limited to between 10-12 children, in line with our philosophy of keeping classes small for more individualized attention. This does mean early registration is advisable. We are also offering opportunities for young art assistants. More information can be found on the Registration page

Gift  Certificates!

Give a child you love the gift of time to nourish their creativity and to explore the woods this coming summer. Beautifully illustrated gift certificates for our week-long summer sessions are available now and can be purchased on the Registration page. Gift certificate holders receive priority class choice if they register before March 1, 2020.


Come and join us this summer for art making, storytelling, noncompetitive games and fun on the beautiful Hampshire College campus.

This camp complies with regulations of the MDPH and is licensed by the LBOH

All classes take place at the Art Barn on the Hampshire College Campus, Amherst, MA

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