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.
Explore the Shore
Monday June 25 to Thursday June 28; 9 AM - 1PM
We’re on the go this week! Sketchbooks in hand, 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, where we’ll follow in the footsteps of legendary Cape Ann artists Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, Stuart Davis, and Edward Hopper...and get an ice cream☺ Walking shoes, swimsuit, and a towel are encouraged this week!
Play with your Food
Monday July 2 to Friday July 6; 9 AM - 1PM
* Class runs Mon-Fri with no class Wed July 4th
From Dutch realist still life paintings to Andy Warhol’s pop art Campbell’s soup cans, food has long been in the picture! This week we’ll take inspiration from the pantry, making handmade books and picture frames from packaging, block prints from cabbages and potatoes, and watercolor resist paintings of fanciful cakes! We’ll look to artists Wayne Thiebaud, Vic Muniz, and Sandy Skoglund for fun and imaginative ideas!
THE ABCs of Book Making
Monday July 9 to Thursday July 12; 9 AM - 1PM
We’ll use a variety of traditional bookbinding techniques to turn a stack of empty pages into sketchbooks, diaries, and dream journals! With beautiful, ornate papers and decorative materials, students will incorporate painting, printing, drawing, and collage to fill their masterpieces. Come with your imagination, and leave with a collection to add to your library shelves!
Fabrics and Fibers: Living in a Material World
Monday July 16 to Thursday July 19; 9 AM - 1PM
This week, the studio will turn into a factory of wonders, as we create works of art, clothing, and home decor! We’ll explore Japanese Shibori dyeing, making intricately folded and colorful creations. We’ll take inspiration from Cape Ann’s own Folly Cove Designers, making bold block print patterns. And we’ll hand build unique clay vessels and make wire jewelry to fill them!
Monday July 30 to Thursday August 2; 9 AM - 1PM
Empty out your treasure chest and bring your favorite collections of marbles, costume jewelry, keys, sea glass, shells, and action figures to add to Dawn’s colorful pieces of pottery. We’ll be exploring the French mosaic technique Pique Assiette, which means “stolen from plates.” We’ll embed tiles and vases with pieces of patterned china and personal relics, creating impressive museum-quality pieces to display at home!
Monday July 31 to Thursday August 3; 9 AM - 1PM
Let’s build a house – only kidding! But, how about making some other things made from wood? Do you want to know how to use a hammer, drill, saw, and other tools? In this class we’ll learn the basics of woodworking. By the time the week is up, you will have made one or more wooden objects that you can use in your home, or give as a gift!
On Your Mark: the Art of Drawing
Monday August 6 to Thursday August 9; 9 AM - 1PM
This week, we’ll explore the world in 2-D, experimenting with ink, charcoal, oil stick, and pastel. From ancient cave paintings and traditional Chinese calligraphy, to modern-day graffiti and funny cartoons, we’ll learn a variety of exciting techniques! Inspired by Keith Haring, Frank Stella, and the superheroes of Marvel comics, we’ll bring our imaginative doodles to life!