Summer Studio Morning Workshops
Young Artists Summer Studio Morning Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm. We will have fun engaging with a wide range of artistic disciplines and materials in a multi-sensory studio environment. Limited class size and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability between the ages of 6 and 14. An exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum caps the season with selected student works.
Cape Ann Adventures
Monday June 26 to Thursday June 29; 9 AM - 1PM
This week, we’ll be on the go! Sketchbooks in hand, we’ll follow the footsteps of legendary Cape Ann artists such as Stuart Davis, Nell Blaine, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery and Edward Hopper. We’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most scenic destinations and inspiring galleries and studios. A Gloucester harbor boat shuttle will bring us to explore the Rocky Neck Art Colony…and to get an ice cream of course ☺ Walking shoes, swimsuit and a towel are encouraged this week!
Crazy Cool Collage
Monday July 3 to Friday July 7; 9 AM - 1PM
* Class runs Mon-Fri with no class Tues July 4
Clip, cut, collect, compose, construct - this week is all about creative collage! Made with a variety of materials, our creations will include 2D whimsical drawings and 3D found-object sculptures, and a whole lot in between. We’ll experiment with a combination of printmaking, photography, and magazine collage, with inspiration from the mixed mediums of Robert Rauschenberg, cutting edge pieces by Kurt Schwitters, the Twentieth Century’s greatest master of collage, and the crazy upside-down world of Julian Schnabel.
Monday July 10 to Thursday July 13; 9 AM - 1PM
This week, the studio door will open to a woodworking shop! We’ll be inspired by one of nature’s greatest treasures to create abstract wood sculptures like Louise Nevelson, wacky driftwood portraits, and mobiles with wood scraps, sea glass and buttons à la Alexander Calder We’ll even build our own personalized step-stools. Together, we’ll safely learn about tools like hammers and various joining and gluing techniques to make our constructions sturdy. From the decorative to the functional, wood is a perfect, versatile material to fire-up our imaginations!
From Trash to Treasure
Monday July 17 to Thursday July 20; 9 AM - 1PM
From the beach to the recycling bin, our art materials this week will come from unlikely places! We’ll cast the sand beneath our feet into whimsical sculptures, and make funky 3D pieces with driftwood and found objects. Colorful shards of pottery, buttons, marbles, shells, and other collected treasures will help us see that art is truly everywhere. Come with your imaginations revved up as we transform discarded remnants into modern masterpieces!
Playing With Pattern
Monday July 24 to Thursday July 27; 9 AM - 1PM
Pattern, color, and designs galore! We’ll use a variety of fanciful techniques to flex our creative muscles. From collage to block printing, you’ll have your family and friends mesmerized by your creations! We’ll experiment with a craypas-watercolor resist and try our hands at bold optical illusions. Looking to color experts like Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Stella, we’ll turn blank canvases into eye-popping masterpieces.
Monday July 31 to Thursday August 3; 9 AM - 1PM
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Come on an artistic safari, guided by the works of Henry Rousseau, Deborah Butterfield, and Franz Marc. Along the way, we’ll use a variety of fun and sophisticated techniques. Make animals spring to life in colorful 3D paper-mache masks and beautifully detailed metal embossings. Channel your spirit animal in an Aboriginal dream drawing and get messy with a big chalk-pastel masterpiece. This week, set free your imagination to run wild!
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Monday August 7 to Thursday August 10; 9 AM - 1PM
Learning to draw is the goal! Ancient cave paintings, modern-day graffiti, traditional Chinese calligraphy, what do these varying techniques have in common? We’ll spend this week celebrating the humble line, the foundation for every great masterpiece! With tools like ink, charcoal, oil stick, and pastels we’ll draw inspiration from the textured drips of Jackson Pollock, the spirited marks of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the punchy dots of Roy Lichtenstein.