Women in the Arts 

 Celebrating the Genius of Women              Orlando, Florida             A 501(c)3 non-profit organizatio

CSA at the Library

Art Summer School 2023
The registration for this program opens at this page on April 22 after 11:00 AM (Eastern Time).

Program Information

Partner Locations: Hiawassee Library, Eatonville Library, Southeast Library.

Type: Attendees will be provided a link to a self-paced virtual lesson each week.

Cost: Free. Limited registration spots. Art kits are provided. Library card in good standing required. Library card will be verified at pick-up time. 



"Art: Imagination Takes Form"

This summer, enter the world of your imagination and learn how to translate your ideas into two- and three-dimensional forms. Explore different media and materials in drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, and art-science.


This journey includes four weekly online lessons, an art bin with supplies, and links to extend the adventure with related reading and resource materials from the Library and museum collections. All together, we will celebrate the conclusion of the program with an in-person awards reception.



Each lesson is posted on Saturdays at 10:00 AM at womeninthearts.org, starting June 24, 2023.

  • Jun. 24    Lesson 1    Drawing 
  • Jul.  01    Lesson 2    Painting
  • Jul.  08    Lesson 3    Photography
  • Jul.  15    Lesson 4    Mixed Media & Art-Science
  • Jul.  22    Final deadline. End of program.

  • Jul.  22-29 Art bin return (empty).   
  • Jul. 29  Awards ceremony (in-person). Further information will be provided at a later time. 

Art Kit Pick-up

A free Art Kit with supplies is provided to the parent or designated adult of the registered student. Library card in good standing required. Library card will be verified at pick-up time. 

Art Kit Pick-up Dates

June 10- June 22 at your selected participating location: 

Eatonville Library

200 E Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, FL 32751 

Hiawassee Library

7391 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32818

Southeast Library.

5575 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822

The Library is closed on Sundays.

Contact the library via Questline at 407.835.7323


CSA Instructors

Xiomara Aleksic

Professional artist

Teaches: Drawing and Mixed Media for Kids and Tweens.

Lindsay Merwin

Professional artist

Teaches: Painting for Kids, Tweens, Teens.

Susan Torregrosa

Professional Master Photographer

Teaches: Photography for Preschool, Kids, Tweens, Teens.

Maria Guerrero

Architect, Designer

Teaches: Drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D and art-science for Preschool and Teens.

Natalia Guerrero

Astronomer, Artist

Teaches: Art-science for Teens.

Victoria Guerrero

Program Assistant

Portraits courtesy of Studio T Photography


How to participate

1. Select your project by grade level.

2. Complete the project at home.

3. Text or email the image or video clip of your completed project. Include your first and last name. 

Email womeninthearts@gmail.com 

Text (407) 900-5918‬

4. Each project is due preferably the same day or within a week. 

    The final deadline per each project is the next Saturday before 10:00 AM ET. 


Equipment Requirements

Students will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone to access and submit assignments.


Parents: your assistance and supervision is recommended and necessary for some of the projects, especially for younger students. 



Maria Guerrero

Email womeninthearts@gmail.com 

Text (407) 900-5918‬




Thank you for your support!

Sustaining sponsors
Carol Vale.  Dorothy and Emmett Owens.  Don and Bobbie Abate.  James K. Densmore.  Joan Healy.  Sandra de Nijs.  Susan Torregrosa.  Erika Oliver.  Sara Brown.  Sherry Neustaedter.  The Guerrero Family.

Business and Corporate Sponsors
West Orange Foundation: C101 and Leadership Alumni.  Studio T Photography.  Wiley.  Fiske Brothers Refining Co. 


Orange County Library System.