The Putney School Summer Arts

Create and Connect Through Art


About Us

Since 1987, Putney Summer Arts has welcomed a diverse community of young artists and arts professionals to the Putney School campus each summer, providing a space where students who are passionate about the arts receive support and inspiration through intensive workshops in visual, performing, interdisciplinary, and literary art forms. 

Located on a working farm in Southern Vermont, the Putney School is a leader in progressive education, committed to the ideal of “learning by doing” and encouraging students to play an active role in shaping their own education. As a Summer Arts participant you will have the opportunity to spend your summer fully immersed in the Putney lifestyle, which supports the arts as a necessary element of everyday life. 

Summer Camp for Teens

Join our tight-knit community of young artists for our flagship summer program where you’ll find the space and support needed to fully immerse yourself in the craft of your choosing.

Summer Programs for Adults

With a variety of workshops that appeal to adults of all ages, our arts intensive provide the guidance, time, and space you need to develop your individual work. Our programs also serve as a valuable professional development opportunity for teachers.

School Year Programs

Can’t wait for summer? We have expanded our curriculum to offer a series of online workshops throughout the school year to help you develop your artistic voice at home.

Programs for Alumni

We’re offering a special series of online workshops for alumni of The Putney School and Putney Summer Arts programs. Brighten your new year and let your artistic side flourish in workshops with Putney alumni of all generations.

“I learned a lot of techniques and about more materials. I have started making art a lot more and I will continue doing so!”

-Petra, summer ’20

Workshops Dates & Rates

Teen Winter Virtual Workshops

Tuition: $300

Jan 13 – Feb 17:
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Jan 16 – Feb 20:
Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST

Alumni Virtual Workshops

Tuition: $300

Jan 10 – Feb 14:
Sundays, 4 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Teen Summer Workshops

Tuition: $8,400

In-Person 4 Week Session: June 27 – July 24