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wingspan Studio
4A Howard Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 233-7676

Ages: 2 - 14+

Cost: Pricing varies by class

Parking: No - Street parking on Howard or Pine Streets and behind the building-enter lot from Howard or Pine Streets



Inspiring programs emphasize the magical interconnection of art and nature, bringing diverse subjects to life! Join an adventurous summer camp experience!  in our beautiful art studio and outdoors, with fabulous guest teachers.  With educator, professional artist and fluent French speaker, Maggie Standley, at it's helm, wingspan Studio offers after school classes, daytime FRART! for Pre-k and parents,  and school vacation camps. Private french tutoring and art lessons available.  We also render unique murals, (especially enjoying kids rooms!), fine art and decorative painting. Our mission:  To inspire all to uncover their strengths and reach their potential!  Our latest, greatest educational/art program:  Spread Your wings!, makes enriching opportunities accessible to all.  Join us and let your imagination soar!



University of Possibilities Summer Camps!

  • Time:  8:30-2:30 pm, *1/2 day Wk 4 Camp:  8:30-11:30 pm
  • Cost:  $300/Wk, *Wk 4-$150
  • 2nd child discount - 10%,  Ages:  see camps for suggested age groups
  • Aftercare:  until 5 pm, $20/day


Week 1: June 16-20, ages 5+    Poetry, Printing, Watercolors, Yoga, Nature

Guest Poet, Certified Yoga Teacher & Farmer:  Rachel Daley

Lions & Veggies & Trees-Oh My!  Yoga & Poetry & Bees-Oh My!

Taking inspiration from the natural world, awaken the yogini, poet and artist inside you!  Join us for the tiger crawl in deep grass, tree poses among trees, printmaking w/ potatoes, sassy spelling bees, poetry and watercolors.  We'll be outside much of each day!    


Week 2:  June 23-27, ages 6+    Digital Stories/Games, Science, Drawing

Guest Educator, Literacy Specialist:  Alyson Dorfman Reilly

Write on!  Up, up and away! 

Centered around the theme of flight, let your imagination soar and create an illustrated story. Games, creative writing and iPads support valuable language skills and boost confidence in self-expression. Work in multiple drawing media. Bird watching and nature walks reinforce observation skills. The sky is the limit!  We'll be outside 1/2 of each day!


Week 3:  July 14-18, ages 5+   African Drumming, Creative Dance, Art, French

Guest Dance Professional, Movement Instructor:  Annette Urbschat

Oh la la!  Hear the Beat, Move Your Feet!

Join us for an invigorating week inspired by the rich continent of Africa.  Sing French songs, create artwork, play real African drums, make-up dances and participate in movement exercises. Put it all together for a final exhibit and performance!  Tres chouette!  Allons-y!


*Week 4:  1/2 Day Camp:  July 21-25, ages 4-9    French, Painting, Music, Movement

FRART!  with Modern Art

This French immersion  1/2 day camp consists of songs, movement, and 2-D art projects inspired by French artists such as Niki de St. Phaille, Paul Gaugin and Monet.  Don't forget your beret!  You'll be painting awayyyyyy!


Week 5:  July 28-Aug 1, ages 7+    Clay, Math, Nature, Drawing

Guest Artist, Designer, Naturalist:  Emily Hoffman

Mathmagic!  Patterns & Shapes in Nature

Explore the wonders of math in nature as we work with patterns, shapes, spirals and the Fibonacci sequence!  Practice drawing skills inspired by flora, doodle to your heart's content and make your own clay treasures. Nature walks, working with clay and outdoor sketching comprise a big part of this mathmagical camp!


Week 6: Aug 4-8, ages 5+   Science, Murals & Yoga

Guest Poet, Certified Yoga Teacher, Farmer:  Rachel Daley

Splish! Splash!  Under the Sea, Warriors, Princesses and Thee! 

Delve into the wonderful world of water and all the life teaming below the surface!  Partake in a mural project based on re-imagined princess and warrior qualities (think "The Little Mermaid" meets "Atlantis").  Yoga helps to hone these archetypes in a playful, relaxed way w/ muscle memory. Images, words and yoga will empower you to catch your wave!


Week 7:  Aug 18-22, ages 5+   Cartooning, Painting, Drama

Bring Your Favorite Characters to Life!

Do you love to create cartoons and paint?  Then join us as we go on a color and character adventure and explore drawing and painting in a variety of media. Draw and paint favorite characters and imagine your own.  Costume play and skits comprise part of this creative, character building camp!



M-F, April 21-25:  African Art, Music & French

  • Time:  8:30-2:30 (aftercare avail until 5 pm)
  • Fee:  $300/wk or $75/day, aftercare:  $15/day, 2nd child weekly $50 discount
  • Ages: 5 -12, older youth welcome as studio helpers
  • Includes:  all materials and healthy snack


Create fabulous art projects, play African drums and learn French, while being inspired by the rich continent of Africa! Explore it's many cultures, animals and geography through watercolors, acrylic painting, print making and 3-d mask making.  French songs and games will also be part of each day. Madame Maggie has many treasures to share from her time living in West Africa.  Allons-y!



Saturdays, April 5-May 6, French & Art/Movement/Music


  • Time:  10-11 am
  • Fee:  $120 per Session/2nd child $80
  • Ages:  18 mths-4 yrs+ w/ adult

French, Art & Movement, Oh My!  Learn French and participate in art projects alongside your child in this immersion, highly effective course.  We will sing songs, make art, and do movement exercises all in French! On y va! No experience necessary!


AFTER SCHOOL World Art, French & Nature

Mondays, March 31-May 12 (no class 4/21)

  • Time:  3:30-5:15 pm
  • Fee:  $175 per session/2nd child $125
  • Ages:  5-12 


Each week we focus on a different francophone artist and learn about their country and artwork. Taking inspiration from this, we create our own masterpieces of 2-d and 3-d artwork.  We'll use recycled and natural materials as well as human-made tidbits.  Most instruction takes place in French and french songs and games make up each class. Open to all levels.  Allons-y!  Final class art show and reception w/ hors d'oeuvres!



Creative Possibilities in Art & French. Check here for more information.


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  • 5

Reviewed on 04/08/2014

L'ours est allé sur la montagne. That is what I heard as my 4 year old son and I were painting "The Bear Went Over The Mountain" in Madame Maggie's class.

My wife and two kids have been going to Madame Maggie's for over a month and already, my two year old will let out some French around the house. It is so adorable when she says "ohh la la." They always have an exciting story for me when I come home from work.
/> Now we are going to Saturday's class and I get to attend. After one class, I am in love with it. It is great for the kids. And, since it engages everyone who attends, it is great for the parents as well!...more

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  • 5

Reviewed on 04/08/2014

I am in my second session of FRART with my 4 yr old and 2 yr old. This is a great and engaging class for the children and for me too! Maggie makes learning French fun and incorporates it into art projects that the kids love. It's a great way for both adults and children to learn French.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 04/02/2014

My two daughters attended camp with Maggie two summers ago. Maggie is a lovely person with a sparkling personality and a gentle soul. I wholeheartedly recommend sending your kids to camp with Maggie if they have a strong interest in art.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 02/06/2014

My daughter aged 9 at the time LOVED THE Ooh LaLa Art Camp!! Not only did she get to do some very creative art, but she learned some French, geography and new culture, as well made some new friends. She especially loved the performance they put on for all of us parents on the last day and said she wished it was a two week camp!!

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  • 5

Reviewed on 01/26/2014

My son loved the 3 days he attended!!!
Thank you Maggie for such an enriching
Looking forward to signing him up again,

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  • 5

Reviewed on 01/02/2014

My daughter, 5, attended the Mathmagic! Art/Nature camp over the holiday break and she exclaimed when I picked her up, "That was the BEST camp ever"! She is very creative and she thoroughly enjoyed Maggie and the camp experience. I will definitely be signing her up for the February camp and I would highly recommend this camp to others.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 12/08/2013

My six-year old son took Madame Maggie's French, Art and Geography class and loved it! I was a bit skeptical at first because the other children in the class were older and spoke fluent French. My son spoke non at all.

As it turned out, this was not a problem. Maggie uses the immersion method and is very organic in her approach. She was able to keep each child engaged and challenged. Truly amazing considering their different levels. Plus, they created wonderful art with high-quality materials. One day my son left class with a large and beautifully painted canvas. Many other wonderful projects too.

I highly recommend Madame Maggie's classes and camps for introducing your child to French language and culture.

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  • 5

Reviewed on 11/09/2013

I really did like the manga camp because we did so many interesting projects and I even made my own comic! What I like about this camp is they have a manga comic so you know about manga drawing and a manga drawing book which is very helpful at times. I honestly have no negative things about this camp. Maggie the instructor was really nice, very supportive and her instructions were clear. Sure cannot wait for the next camp!

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  • 5

Reviewed on 10/14/2013

Wingspan Studio and Madame Maggie are a real treat! I have taken Intermediate Adult French with Madame Maggie, and her studio is warm and welcoming and her teaching style is interactive and fun. Maggie creates a wonderful sense of community among her students and facilitates the group with ease. I can also vouch for her work with youth in the community as Maggie helped connect me with educators in the Burlington School District when I first moved to the area. I highly highly recommend wingspan Studio for both adult and youth classes in the arts and French!


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  • 5

Reviewed on 09/20/2013

My 5-year-old took Miss Maggie's summer camp session on French, Art and Geography this past summer and absolutely loved it! She came home singing french songs and telling me about fairy houses, and they did a sweet performance at the end of the session showing off their new french words and their beautiful artistic creations. It was a great week!

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