Art Enrichment Program

Summer Art enrichment Program Information

For the past seven summers, I have enjoyed bringing exciting and challenging art lessons to students ranging in grade levels from 3rd – 9th grade. Please join us for a summer of fun-filled art activities designed to encourage students who have aspiring interests, and emerging skills in art. All courses are co-educational and are open to students from area schools. Please note that courses and lessons are designed to fit the needs of the student, including but is not limited to; age-level, previous experience, and student’s participation in previous summer art courses at Gilman. Projects and subject matter are changed from year to year to assure that students enrolled in previous summer sessions are creating new work.

Please contact David Anderson for questions regarding the summer art program; , 410-323-3800 x636.


Morning Session (9:00 am -11:30 am)


This course, designed specifically for this age level, is for students with emerging interests and talents in art. Students will work on still-life and observational drawing exercises that include fun and relatable subject matter. Lessons often evolve into creative final products that will excite and motivate your young artist. A variety of media will be used such as graphite, chalk and oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic painting. Students learn from their peers and work in an atmosphere that focuses on studio production and creative output.

Ages: Elementary/Middle Level
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dates: June 19 - June 30
Fee: $315
Instructor – David Anderson

Afternoon Session (12:30-3:00 pm)

Clay Studio for Young Artists

This clay course is designed to give students, through guided lessons, opportunities to make wonderful clay creations as well as, provide room for personal exploration that is limited only by skill level. Each student will create 5-7 clay pieces that will be decorated with glazes and/or acrylic paints.

Ages: Elementary/Middle Level
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dates: June 19 - June 30
Fee: $325
Instructor – David Anderson

Pastels and Acrylics - ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE LEVEL

Having an extended day to focus on art-making will afford us opportunities to truly focus on our work. A variety of subject matter will be explored through a series of guided lessons that will utilize chalk and oil pastels, and progress to painting with acrylics on canvas. Students will learn how to make their art standout more than ever before! Students will need to bring a lunch.

Coed: elementary/middle level
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Dates: July 10 -14
Fee: $615
Instructor - David Anderson

Meet Our Instructors

David Anderson

David Anderson holds a Master's degree in Art Education from Towson University. He has 21 years of art teaching experience including seven at the elementary level and nine at the Middle School level. He has taught for the Howard County Public School System, the Maryland Institute College of Art's Young People's Studios, and currently at Gilman Middle School. David has been a regular presenter at both state and national level conferences for art education. In 2005, he was named the Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.


Should you have any questions concerning the summer art enrichment program, courses or enrollment, please contact:

David anderson

ext. 636