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.
Monday June 21 to Thursday June 24; 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 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, swimsuits, and a towel are encouraged this week––as well as an appetite for ice cream :)
Monday June 28 to Thursday July 1; 9 AM - 1PM
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!
Journey to Japan
Monday July 5 to Thursday July 8; 9 AM - 1PM
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.
Sew Much Fun
Monday July 12 to Thursday July 15; 9 AM - 1PM
Delve into the art of textiles, where form meets function through a variety of colors, textures, and prints. Crafting decorative pillows, embroidering unique patterns with colorful yarn, and learning a variety of basic stitches, you’ll bring your own expressive flare to time-honored traditions. Gain handy skills, like how to sew a button, while creating pieces you can wear and decorations for your home!
Nature’s Art Box
Monday July 19 to Thursday July 22; 9 AM - 1PM
Artists have always turned to their surroundings for inspiration. We’ll do the same this week, making works from found and natural materials. Forage and sculpt in the spirit of Andy Goldsworthy and capture the shapes and colors of the landscape before you like Georgia O'Keeffe and Milton Avery. We’ll make whimsical nature collages using found natural materials, and intricate observational sketches of shells and sea creatures!
Monday July 26 to Thursday July 29; 9 AM - 1PM
*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!
Jots and Dots
Monday August 2 to Thursday August 5; 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 imaginations to life. From ancient cave painting 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 and compose dynamic Pop Art drawings using 3-D cubes and cylinders. While exploring the art of Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, you’ll find there are endless possibilities for making your mark!