Time for Art


Time for Art has a base camp!

Time for Art at The Shop, in Auburn, New York, offers fine art classes, camps and workshops to all levels of students, preK to adults.  Drawing, painting and mixed media are all covered.  Portfolio preparation, parent - child classes, home school offerings and classes-on-demand are given.  Paint and sip wine with a loved one or create your own small group class to delve into an area of particular interest.

At Time for Art we take a "follow the artist" approach, while offering informed suggestions on subject matter, media, technique, color theory and so much more!

Time for Art has offered truly inspired original fine art programs in Denver, Colorado for over ten years and now we have come to Central New York!  While the world spins and you do what you do, we will be waiting for you to make Time for Art – begin it now! 

Time for Art at The Shop
23 Mary Street
Auburn, NY  13021

Hours: by appointment


I’m happy to announce that our Best of all Worlds Time for Art Denver 2018 summer art camps will consist of 2 days at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1 at the Zoo!!!, and 1 (or 2 if you opt in for a Friday) at the Denver Art Museum, with a trip to the Byers-Evans House for a visual arts scavenger hunt on Fridays only!  Our experience last year at the zoo was wonderful!  Sketching from the live models was awesome!

I will be teaching the first 4 weeks of the K-6th art camps and Warner K. Varno will return for the last two weeks of K-6 art camp, while Liat’s Music will add an art and music element to Week five, six and seven for our 3-5 year old budding artist!

**denotes camps for our special budding artists, 3-5 years old! These camps start at 9 am and run to 12 noon.  Students will still need to bring a snack and a “Camp Pac!”

Week One: June 11 - 15 (Friday option available)  with Ippy Farnam
Week Two: June 18 - 21 with Ippy Farnam
Week Three: July 9 - 12 with Ippy Farnam
Week Four : July 23 - 27 with Ippy Farnam
**Week Five: July 30 - Aug 3 with Liat’s Music  (w/ Friday Option)
Week Six: August 6 - 10 with Warner Varno (w/ Friday Option)
**Week Six: August 6-10 with Liat/s Music (w/ Friday Option)
Week Six: August 13-17 with Warner Varno (w/ Friday Option)
**Week Seven: August 13 - 17  with Liat’s Music (w/ Friday Option)

Feel free to respond an RSVP for any weeks by emailing Ippy at zip1023@mail.com.  We are always looking to grow!  Please pass this information along to friends with kiddos who would LOVE a week to devote to sketching and making art in phenomenal locations around Denver! 

Thank you for all your continued support!"

Ippy Farnam
Warner Varno
Liat Arochas

Time for Art fine art enrichment programs offer high quality, inspired art making to children in grades preK-8th grade, teens and adults.  Time for Art offers a variety of after school fine art enrichment programs in a drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, recycled art and clay.   We offer Seedlings, Blooming Artists, Master Artist, drawing and painting, mixed media classes, parent-child classes, portfolio preparation, school break workshops and summer camp programs.  See below for a full listing of Time for Art enrichment classes.

Our summer camp program in Denver is led by the color magician, Batik, Mosaic and clay master, and world traveler, Ippy Farnam!  Ippy is a local professional artist in Denver and a master teaching artist for over twenty years.  We also offer summer Yoga and art workshops and mini-camps in Central New York through the Skaneateles Community Center and YMCA led by CNY native, lover of bones, flowers and humanity in general, Warner K. Varno.  Warner has been a professional master teaching artist for over fifteen years.

Time for Art’s Best of Both summer camp has been running in Denver for over 10 years now and is a six hour, four or five day camp that fully utilizes our local cultural centers as environments of inspiration!  While teaching young artists the art of Yoga and sketchbook technique in the mornings, we expose artists to a variety of art media to create a project in the afternoons. These camps run at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

We now offer an ECE component, our Art and Music in the Garden summer camp at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  This camp is led by the child mesmerizing, song bird and local musician Liat Sara Arochas and fuses together movement, music and art.  Liat is a long time music and movement teacher at Denver’s Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center in Denver, CO.  The Art and Music camp runs three hours a day, 9-11 AM, Monday-Thursday and is held entirely at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Time for Art Enrichment Class Offerings 

• Seedlings, artists age 3

• Blooming Artists, artists ages 4 & 5

• Master Artists, artists preK-5

• Guided Drawing, artists K-2nd

• Drawing and Painting, artists 3rd-6th

• Recycled Art, artists K-2nd

• Beginning Clay, artists K-2nd

• Advanced Clay, artists 3-6th

• Portfolio preparation, artists 4th-6th & HS

• Parent-Child classes, preK-6th

• Teen, adult and small group classes by request



Time for Art • Denver

K-6th grade, Best of Both fine art summer camps, 9AM - 3PM.  Art inspired by your environment at the Denver Botanic Gardens and art influenced by the current exhibitions at The Denver Art Museum.  Yoga based stretching, sketchbook technique and mixed media and 3D art projects to take home!

Time For Art • CNY

Three hour fine art mini camps at the Skaneateles Community Center in Skaneateles, NY.  Explore summer fun themes like rainforest animals, fantasy landscapes and bodies in motion. Students warm up with Yoga, study sketchbook technique and create mixed media and 3D projects to take home!