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 24 to Thursday June 27; 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, Fitz Henry Lane, and Edward Hopper. Walking shoes, swimsuit, and a towel are encouraged this week––as well as an appetite for ice cream ☺
Monday July 1 to Friday July 5; 9 AM - 1PM
* Class runs Mon-Fri with no class Thursday July 4th
This week, we’ll make our selfies by hand! Using ink, charcoal, collage, and pastels, we’ll explore a range of portraiture techniques. From Picasso to Frida Kahlo, we’ll find inspiration from the traditions of cubism, surrealism, pop art, and graffiti. Your reflection will never look the same!
Journey to Japan
Monday July 8 to Thursday July 11; 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 15 to Thursday July 18; 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 designs, 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 22 to Thursday July 25; 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, capture the shapes and colors of the landscape before you like Georgia O'Keeffe. We’ll make whimsical fairy houses, funky block prints, and intricate observational sketches of shells and sea creatures!
Monday July 29 to Thursday August 1; 9 AM - 1PM
Someone's trash is another’s treasure! Artists like Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and Julian Schnabel are known for making masterpieces from the recycling bin. This week you’ll learn how to make something from nothing and everything from anything, turning broken plates into mosaic collages, forming driftwood into sculptures, and using cereal boxes to make handmade books.
Oodles of Doodles
Monday August 5 to Thursday August 8; 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 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 a dynamic comic-book painting in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. You’ll find there are endless possibilities for making your mark!