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.
Explore the Shore
Monday June 22 to Thursday June 25; 9 AM - 1PM
With sketchbooks in hand, we’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most iconic spots. Hop aboard a boat shuttle through the 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, Stuart Davis, Nelle Blaine, and Edward Hopper. Walking shoes, swimsuit, and a towel are encouraged this week––as well as an appetite for ice cream :)
Monday June 29 to Thursday July 2; 9 AM - 1PM
Jungle rhythms and animal prints will guide us through a visual safari. Animals have long been muses to great artists like Henry Rousseau, Deborah Butterfield, Miroco Machiko, and Susan Rothenberg––and now they’ll inspire you too! From Aboriginal Dreamings and Oaxacan embossed tin collages to pet portraits and papier-mâché animal masks, we’ll explore the many ways that the animal kingdom captures the human imagination.
Monday July 6 to Thursday July 9; 9 AM - 1PM
This week, color and whimsy will turn the studio into a magical factory laboratory. We’ll experiment with an array of textile-art techniques like Japanese Shibori, tie dyeing, and block-printing inspired by the storied, local Folly Cove Designers. Paint your own ornate silk scarf, sew a stuffed animal, and embroider your own unique patterns with colorful yarn.
Crazy Cool Collage
Monday July 13 to Thursday July 16; 9 AM - 1PM
We will clip, cut, collect to compose creative constructions and assemblages from a variety of materials. Blend methods of drawing, photography, printmaking, and mosaics to create works in the style of Robert Rauschenberg, Lesley Dill, Romare Bearden, and Julian Schnabel. From food packaging and magazines to decorative papers and photographs, we’ll mix, match, and manipulate imagery in an array of collaged compositions!
Monday July 20 to Thursday July 23; 9 AM - 1PM
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 your 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!
Pop Art Party
Monday July 27 to Thursday July 30; 9 AM - 1PM
This week we’ll make eye-popping creations with mixed media, paint, and collage. Like Andy Warhol’s famous Cambell’s soup can, pop art is a style of art based on simple, colorful, bold images of common items and iconic figures. From product labels and food to animals and words, we’ll take inspiration from popular culture and run with it to make comic strips, optical illusions, and watercolor paintings in the style of Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Rosalyn Drexler.
Oodles of Doodles
Monday August 3 to Thursday August 6; 9 AM - 1PM
A line is a dot that went for a walk. This week, we’ll be running in all directions with ink, charcoal, and pastels to bring our own imaginative doodles to life. From ancient cave paintings to modern day graffiti, we’ll explore how drawing techniques have evolved over time. Practice observational drawing on Cape Ann’s docks in the tradition of Stuart Davis, compose a dynamic comic-book painting, and construct colorful collages in the style of Frank Stella. When a line bends, it makes a shape and you’ll find there are endless possibilities for making your own unique mark!