Workshops

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.

Sun and Sand: Travel with Sketchbooks in Hand

Monday June 24 to Thursday June 27; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

With sketchbooks in hand, we’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most iconic spots. Hop aboard a boat shuttle in Gloucester harbor; explore the galleries and studios of the Rocky Neck Art Colony; and follow the same scenic paths as legendary Cape Ann artists Winslow Homer, Nelle Blaine, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley. Walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat are encouraged this week––as well as an appetite for ice cream!

* There is an additional $20.00 museum and boat shuttle fee for this week per student

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Bookmaking Blastoff *NO CLASS on Thursday July 4

Monday July 1 to Friday July 5; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

*New book designs this year

Do you keep a diary? Do you record your dreams? Do you write notes to your friends and family? Do you sketch and doodle or write stories? This week, students will construct their very own ornate books from cover to cover! Students will learn the art of traditional binding while experimenting to add their unique touches. We’ll use our imaginations to incorporate painting, printing, drawing, and collage techniques to make our books really pop with personality.

 

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Journey to Japan

Monday July 8 to Thursday July 11; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

Take inspiration this week from the time honored traditions of Japanese art. We’ll explore textile design, bookmaking, and ink painting; try our hand at manga comics; and create our own big waves inspired by Hokusai’s iconic painting. Students will bring a piece of Japan home in hand-dyed Shibori silk, hand-bound journals, and Sumi-e ink paintings. 

 

 

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Sew Much Fun -FULL!

Monday July 15 to Thursday July 18; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

This week, color and whimsy will turn the studio into a magical factory laboratory. We’ll experiment with an array of textile-art techniques and be inspired by the local Folly Cove Designers, the quilters of Gee’s Bend and whimsical fabric paintings by Faith Ringgold. Paint your own dazzling ornate silk scarf, sew a cuddly stuffed animal, and embroider your own unique patterns with colorful yarn. Learn basic sewing and textile techniques, and have SEW much fun!

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Woodwork Wonders- FULL!

Monday July 22 to Thursday July 25; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

*New projects for returning students

Want to build a house? Only kidding. But how about making some other amazing things from wood? Do you want to know how to use a hammer, drill, saw, and all sorts of wood tools? This week we’ll learn the basics of how things are made and construct our own objects that you can use in your home or give as a gift! You will leave the class with an appreciation of things made with wood and will have enough knowledge to create your own projects at home!

* There is an additional $20.00 fee for materials this week per student

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Crazy Cool Collage

Monday July 29 to Thursday August 1; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

We will clip, cut, collect, compose and collage creative constructions and assemblages made from a variety of materials. Student creations will include wall- sized drawings, sculpture with wood and found objects, as well as a combination of printmaking, photography and magazine collage. We will look at the mixed mediums of Robert Rauschenberg, the cutting edge pieces by the Twentieth Century’s greatest master of collage, Kurt Schwitters and the crazy upside down world of Julian Schnabel as we make and manipulate an artful array of free associations.

 

 

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Amazing Animals

Monday August 5 to Thursday August 8; 9 AM - 1PM

$275

Tribal rhythms and patterns inspire students as we embark on a safari to interpret the customs and artistic traditions linking the Animal Kingdom to the human experience around the Earth. Projects will range from Aboriginal Dreamings, Oaxaca embossed tin collage, and rendering colorful animal portraits in pastels. Our guides Henri Rousseau, Deboralh Butterfield, Bettye Saar, and Susan Rothenberg will lead out students in freeing the creative impulse captured within them.

 

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