A student shows off his artwork from Holly Rosario's class.

Holly Rosario was born in rural upstate New York, and spent her childhood exploring its forested terrain. Introverted and aesthetically curious by nature, Holly was interested in art from a young age. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where she pursued her Bachelors of Fine Arts in conjunction with a Master of Arts in Teaching. While at MICA, she developed an interest in watercolor, inks, paper cuts, and ceramics as well as a passion for art history.

As an artist, Rosario’s papercut works and watercolors are inspired by a love of nature on its most minuscule levels, and explore the role of pattern and repetition in the processes of growth and decay. Rosario spent three years as an Elementary Art Teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. She sees her pursuits as artist and educator as inseparably intertwined, and hopes to facilitate transformative learning by sharing her passion for the visual world. Holly teaches visual arts classes for childen.

Holly Rosario's Classes This Season

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Comic books, graphic novels, and concept art abound in this week-long camp. Your young artist will learn to think, draw, and ink like an illustrator -- designing works of art around their favorite stories or their own narratives. Students may work in whatever style they wish, but will be encouraged to further their artistic growth with new materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, and other forms of wet media. Storytellers, video game lovers, anime fans, and fine artists alike will love this camp, as they get to learn what it's like to design posters, book covers, games, comics, and more. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class.A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Your young illustrator will love this camp in which they are guided through the process of self-publishing their own book. Over the course of a week, students may choose to author and illustrate a children's book, comic book, or an artist's book to showcase their creativity and storytelling abilities. All students will take home their original manuscript and a digital eBook. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    5-7
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $130
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    Your aspiring builder will love creating sculptures in this class about making art with air dry clay. Students are invited to participate with both modeling clay and model magic (air-dry clay), as we create sculptures in a different theme each day. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. Email the instructor with any questions: holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    5-7
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $130
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    Your young artist will learn to create their own dynamic characters in this camp that fosters storytelling. Campers will enhance their illustration skills as they design and draw complex characters from head to toe. This class will focus on traditional drawing and illustration skills, including painted character portraits and an illustrated story. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Lovers of animated movies, graphic novels, and video games alike will enjoy this camp that fosters storytelling. Young artists will learn how to design and draw complex characters of their own creation from head to toe. This class will focus on traditional drawing and illustration skills, including character portraits, action drawing, and sequential illustration. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class.A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    This in-depth painting and sculpture camp explores how color can be mixed and applied to create vivid and vibrant art. This class focuses on self-expression and student-centered art, while offering starter projects to get each camper's creative juices flowing. Paint pouring, color-based optical illusions, and color symbolism are just a few of the ways students will push the boundaries of color. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class.A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    5-7
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Scales, tails, and all things fuzzy and furry await in this exciting camp that explores animals and the natural world around them. Animal lovers will enjoy this class where they will learn to create any creature of their choice, while learning about and creating several interesting animals and their habitats. Students will receive step-by-step instructions for guided projects, and then apply their new skills to a final artwork of their own choosing. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class.A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    5-7
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Design delicious menus and create colorful art inspired by play food in this project-based camp. Students will work collaboratively and individually to design a bountiful restaurant-inspired art show for our final day of camp. Students will use their own expressive style to create two and three dimensional artworks inspired by fruits, veggies, dishes, desserts and more! This class will focus on foundational drawing, painting, and sculpture skills, as well as texture and pattern to create convincing faux-food. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches.For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Learn techniques to take your artworks to the next level in this skill-based camp. Students will explore different aspects of realism in art while learning how to draw what they see through still lives and portraits. Come discover how proportion, shading, texture, and form can create the illusion of reality. Perfect for anyone who just wants to improve their drawings and paintings. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Take your drawing skills to the next level in this camp all about the art of inking. Students will explore and combine markers with felt-tip pens to create richly detailed illustrations of their own choosing. We will focus on the skills of blending, shading, and creating varied line weight to enrich our drawings. A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class. A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Create glowing neon Art in this creative camp. Students will work individually and collaboratively to create a black light art installation to be displayed on the last day of class. We will explore painting, print making, papercut art, and three-dimensional sculpture over the course of the week. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class.A supervised break is available for students taking both morning and afternoon camps; students should bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

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