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 2021
"The Art of Illustration"
This program has been completed. 

Each lesson is posted on Saturdays at 2:00 PM at this page, starting June 26, 2021. 

Refresh the page, select, and click on the link for the weekly lessons.


Xiomara Aleksic

Professional artist and instructor.

Drawing and Mixed Media for Kids and Tweens.

Susan Torregrosa

Professional Master Photographer.

Photography project for Preschool, Kids, Tweens, Teens.

Lindsay Merwin

Professional artist and instructor.

Painting project for Kids, Tweens, Teens.

Natalia Guerrero

Astronomer, artist, and instructor.

STEAM project for Teens.

Vicki and Al Aki

Origami and Kirigami instructors.

Preschool, Kids, Tweens, Teens.

Maria Guerrero

Architect, designer, instructor.

Drawing, painting, mixed media for Preschool and Teens.

Victoria Guerrero

Program Assistant.

Program Information

Partner Locations: Hiawassee Library, Eatonville 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. 

The Community School of the Arts invites you to a summer art experience with a set of curated art projects for students in grades PK-12. The program starts June 26 and it has been prepared by instructors at the Community School of the Arts in Orlando, Florida. 

The Art of Illustration

Travel around the world learning about famous illustrators, graphic designers, animators, and photographers who bring to life fantastic stories, fables, fairy tales, and poems. Let your creativity soar by creating a variety of projects and learning about drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

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

Jun. 12 through Jun. 25 

Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM 

Art Kit Pick-up Locations

Select a location in the registration form.

Eatonville Library

200 E Kennedy Blvd

Eatonville, FL 32751

Hiawassee Library

7391 W. Colonial Dr. 
Orlando, FL  32818  

The library is closed on Sundays.
Contact the library via Questline at 407.835.7323


Jun. 26    Lesson 1    Drawing & Illustration

Jul.  03    Lesson 2    Painting

Jul.  10    Lesson 3    Photography

Jul.  17    Lesson 4    Paper sculpture. Origami, Kirigami.

Jul.  24    Lesson 5    Mixed Media

Jul.  31    Final deadline. End of program.

Awards pick-up and Kit Box return 

Aug. 2 through Aug. 9 

Further information will be announced at a later date (TBA – to be announced).


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 2:00 PM 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. 


This session is dedicated In Loving Memory of Arnene Owens

Thank you for your support!

Sustaining sponsors
Carol Vale. Susan Torregrosa, Studio T; James K. Densmore, C101, West Orange Leadership Alumni, West Orange Foundation; Dorothy and Emmett Owens, The Guerrero Family. The Fountain Family, Don and Bobbie Abate, Joan Healy, Noel and Bertina Busch, Pine Hills Press; Sherry Neustaedter, Sandra de Nijs, Erika Oliver, Sara Brown.

Business and Corporate Sponsors
West Orange Foundation: C101, Leadership Alumni, Suntrust Bank Employees; Fiske Brothers Refining Co.; Wiley.


Orange County Library System.