Summer Arts ’24

For its 15th year, Buxton’s Summer Arts is excited to offer programming for children, ages 6 and up. The programs will run from 10:00AM – 3:00PM each day, with an hour for lunch, when campers will picnic outside and engage in supervised interactive games and activities on Buxton’s pastoral campus. A small, afternoon snack and all other materials are provided. With any questions, please contact Peter Smith, Summer Programs Director:

Arts & Ceramics – July 8-12

Join us for an adventurous week of making unique art and getting messy while exploring ways to artistically express oneself! All classes will be structured with ample opportunity to find one’s creative voice while working with fabulous tactile materials. Ceramics will include learning to throw on the wheel, making functional and abstract sculptures with coils, slabs, colored slips, and glazes. Studio Arts will include fiber arts, painting, crafting with recycled materials, drawing comics, bookmaking, printmaking, & more.  A casual culminating art show will take place Friday at the end of the day. Ages 6-13, class size limited to 16





Dive into a culinary adventure with Thyme to Cook Camp, led by our new Associate Director of Summer Programs, Meghann Brody. Meghann is a passionate traveler and culinary enthusiast, who will guide aspiring chefs on a global taste journey. With hands-on cooking sessions, children will master basic cooking techniques, explore diverse cultures through their cuisines, and unleash their creativity in the kitchen. A unique feature of our camp is the use of fresh ingredients directly from Buxton’s garden, ensuring that our young cooks learn the value of farm-to-table cooking. This immersive experience promises fun, learning, and the joy of sharing homemade creations! Ages 7-12, each class is limited to 6.

Advanced Cooking Camp: August 5-9 (Registration full)

Beginners Cooking Camp: August 12-16 (Registration is full)


GUITAR!  July 8-12

Join us on the bucolic Buxton School campus this summer for a week of guitar!

This weeklong day camp takes a fun look at all things guitar! Students will participate in group lessons that are geared toward the beginning to intermediate guitarist. They will learn single notes, basic music notation reading and tablature, basic open chords and multi-part songs. Students will also learn how to teach themselves their favorite songs using internet resources and will be immersed into the history and culture of both the acoustic and electric guitar. Music from all genres will be explored and listened to.

At the teacher’s discretion, there will be a short performance on the last day of the camp.

Open to ages 7-12, it is recommended that all students bring their own guitar. Electric and acoustic guitars are acceptable and all electric guitarists should bring a small amplifier. Class size limited to 8.

Jamie Choquette has been teaching the arts in public schools and higher education for 23 years. He is currently an arts and technology teacher at Taconic High School in Pittsfield and an adjunct instructor at MCLA. Also an active musician, Jamie has made numerous albums as a producer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist and has most recently worked with the Greylock Opera Collective. Jamie is also active in the technical performing arts as an audio engineer, lighting designer and technical director. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in fine & performing arts and a master’s degree in education from MCLA. In his spare time, he loves cooking, traveling, collecting art, reading and most importantly spending time with his family and his two pups, Orvin and Luna.




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