SummerWorks is a six-week-long arts program broken up into four sessions: SongWorks (2 weeks), TheatreWorks (2 weeks), and two segments of ArtWorks (one week each). The program day runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Field trips are built into each session.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 7, 2019.

** Note: If you are applying to more than one session, please rank them in order of your preference on your application.

Session One – ArtWorks I: Creative Writing & Smartphone Photography

Location: Newmarket, NH

Dates: July 8 to July 12, 2019 (5 days)

Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm

AIR theatre instructor, Catherine Stewart, will be sharing her expertise in digital arts as the lead artist guiding photography and short video creation. AIR’s Program Director, Becca Romanoski, will work with Catherine to lead the poetry and creative writing. This week will be full of field trips as we venture outdoors and draw inspiration from the natural world around us! (A personal smartphone is not needed to participate).

Session Two – SongWorks

Location: Dover, NH

Dates: July 16 to July 25, 2019 (8 days)

Week 1: Tuesday through Friday 9am – 3pm

Week 2: Monday through Thursday 9am – 3pm

SongWorks is one of our most popular programs! This 8 day program is jam (pun intended) packed with visits from guest musicians, workshops in lyric writing and song form, writing and recording original songs, singing choral pieces, and preparing for our annual singer-songwriters concert. This summer Roxanne O’Connor is returning as our lead vocal instructor- we can’t wait! (No previous vocal or instrumental experience is needed to be part of this program).

Session Three – ArtWorks II: Bookbinding & Paper Arts

Location: Durham, NH

Dates: July 29 to August 2, 2019 (5 days)

Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm

Visual artist Cara Cabral returns to Arts In Reach to teach this year’s ArtWorks II which will focus on bookbinding and paper crafts. Cara’s teaching style is enthusiastic, compassionate, and inclusive and draws on her extensive knowledge of studio art and curating. This program is open to beginners and intermediate artists. This would be a great program to try if you are new to AIR!

Session Four – TheatreWorks

Location: Durham, NH

Dates: August 6 to August 16, 2019

Week 1: Tuesday through Friday 9am – 3pm

Week 2: Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm

(Showcase Sunday, August 18, 2019)

At AIR, we don’t start our theatre and dance program with a script….we create one along the way! Join us this summer to experience devised theatre, a process of collaboratively creating and performing an original production with the guidance of a professional theatre director. Returning to AIR this summer is dancer, choreographer, and performance educator Sarah Duclos. Sarah provides compassionate, inclusive instruction that focuses on dance as a form of storytelling.


Girls, ages 13-18.


July 8 through August 16


Locations in Newmarket, Dover, and Durham, NH


FREE of charge

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