SELECTIONS FROM THE RAA&M PERMANENT COLLECTION
Sep
29
to Oct 21

SELECTIONS FROM THE RAA&M PERMANENT COLLECTION

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Permanent Collection represents a pictorial history of Cape Ann. This exhibition features pieces recently on view at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, MA. The exhibition entitled “Exploring New England Landscape: Seasonal Pathways Across Time,” honors the Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission by offering visitors the grand feeling of walking along pathways, through the tall trees, past the diverse plant species toward the impressive display of paintings by long past Cape Ann artists to celebrate the connection of people and the natural environment as a remarkable experience. With doors open, collections out and interpretation provided the selected artworks from the Rockport Art Association & Museum’s permanent collection invites visitors to encounter, engage and contemplate New England landscapes of spring, summer, winter and fall.The current selection of artwork includes historic artist members, such as Aldro T. Hibbard, William Lester Stevens, Marguerite S. Pearson and more.

ARTWORK : Rockport Quarry PoolWilliam Lester Stevens, Oil

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Abstract Visions
Oct
6
to Oct 21

Abstract Visions

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Abstract Visions showcases many ways in which photography can be considered abstract based on natural experiences of the environment. Digital photography (camera and digital darkroom) bridges the gap between traditional photography (camera and darkroom) and other art mediums, creating a stimulating new art form while continuing to use the traditional concepts of color, form and composition.

For Law, long exposures are like using the camera as a paint brush, blurring the motion of waves to create new patterns and textures in a single image. Keeping the shutter open throughout the cycle of a wave, shows the movement as the subject of the artwork. New landscapes and patterns appear and colors shift in tone and hue through this process. Other images without frame of reference continue to expand her definition of abstraction.

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head,” said Henri Cartier-Bresson.


For Skip, his ability to see and compose is based on perspectives - angles, distance, perch, light, color, patterns, reflections and image space. Subjects are coupled with Skip's own knowledge of the sky, earth and sea. Weather patterns, dew points, air temperatures, winds, sunrise or sundown, all provide the palette from which he creates a backdrop to a sometimes serendipitous; choice of focal point.

"What I see through the camera lens (and sometimes in my mind’s eye) is what I strive to reproduce in the final image," said Skip.

ARTWORK : Atlantic Waves: Grave and Movement, Law Hamilton, Photography

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ILLUMINART : Judy Schmid - One Art Show
Oct
13
to Oct 25

ILLUMINART : Judy Schmid - One Art Show

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Judy’s latest series is entitled SELFIES - These are not a visualization of simply her outer self (EXTERIOR), but a visualization of her inner self (INTERIOR).

Just as life is a journey, so is the pursuit of art; every day brings new discoveries, challenges, surprises, and some successes. Also some failures, hopefully, the learning kind. My art will always be of the moment, learning from each creation, using that knowledge to continue to experiment.

At this point, I cannot stand by and watch a great number of my fellow Americans descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria --- I ask myself: What is going on? How does one cope? The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Visualizing my frustrations has given me an outlet for all of this stress, and also great satisfaction. 

Imagine, after 35 years as a graphic designer, solving other people’s problems, to be turned loose in a studio, with all the tools necessary for creating a completely new way to express my self every day . . . I am in heaven!”

- Judy Schmid

Image : What’s Beyond, Judy Schmid, Illuminated Encaustic Painting

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Veterans' Art Class
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 19 - November 9, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Figure Sketch Group
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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AMERICAN ETCHINGS, BENSON FAMILY TIES
Oct
20
to Nov 25

AMERICAN ETCHINGS, BENSON FAMILY TIES

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October 20, 2018 – November 18, 2018
Reception : October 28, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Ultimately none of it would have been possible for any of these artists without the support and encouragement of friends and family. As the phrase goes, ‘Blesséd are the ties that bind.’” [American Art Review, September/October 2018] 
- Judith Curtis, RAA&M Historian
 

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Veterans' Art Class
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 19 - November 9, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Figure Sketch Group
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS WITH SUSANNE WHITE
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS WITH SUSANNE WHITE

Sunday, October 28, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $85  /  Non-Members: $100
Registration Deadline: October 21 | REGISTER NOW

This workshop is all about painting with acrylics. Techniques, technical advice, and so many possibilities for whatever your personal artistic expression might be.

Acrylics are very versatile, and may be used in many different ways. They are permanent, never crack or change color with time, and there are no toxic fumes.

This class would be helpful to people who have been working in other media and want to delve into acrylics, and also for people who are just beginning to learn about painting.

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Veterans' Art Class
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 19 - November 9, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Figure Sketch Group
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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PAINTING SKY & ATMOSPHERE IN OIL WITH ROSALIE SIDOTI
Nov
3
to Nov 4

PAINTING SKY & ATMOSPHERE IN OIL WITH ROSALIE SIDOTI

Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $175  /  Non-Members: $200
Registration Deadline: October 27 | REGISTER NOW

In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to achieve maximum atmosphere in your painting. Rosalie will help you determine what to put into the painting and, just as important, what to leave out. With a combination of lecture, demos and hands-on individualized teaching, Rosalie will show you techniques, tips and tricks. Rosalie will guide you as you work on your own canvas during the two days, and you'll leave with a finished atmospheric piece of your very own!

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Veterans' Art Class
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 19 - November 9, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATIONS WITH SUSAN GUEST-MCPHAIL
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATIONS WITH SUSAN GUEST-MCPHAIL

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Saturday, November 10, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $85  /  Non-Members: $100
Registration Deadline: November 3 | REGISTER NOW

New exercises in mixed media will help you to find your way by combining texture, color and design. This workshop offers creative experiments that stimulate the imagination toward more satisfying images. Using a basic color palette and hand crafted papers, we will expand your painting vocabulary and personal vision.

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TONALIST LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL WITH TERI CANELLE ERAMO
Nov
17
to Nov 18

TONALIST LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL WITH TERI CANELLE ERAMO

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Saturday – Sunday, November 17 - 18, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $175  /  Non-Members: $200
Registration Deadline: November 10 | REGISTER NOW

Each day begins with a demo and overview of colors used for the foundation of a tonalist painting, and how to create the mystery of this type of painting. The workshop will focus on how to begin a tonalist painting using different approaches, and following through to a finished piece. Through strong composition, glazing and application of color, we will create paintings that are both poetic and mysterious.

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COASTAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PLEIN AIR WITH NEAL HUGHES
Oct
15
to Oct 16

COASTAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PLEIN AIR WITH NEAL HUGHES

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Monday – Tuesday, October 15 - 16, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $175  /  Non-Members: $200
Registration Deadline: October 8 | REGISTER NOW

2016 & 2017 AWARD WINNING CAPA ARTIST

This workshop will be about interpreting the beauty of nature in a coastal environment.

Neal will discuss his technique and philosophy with demonstrations to show how he works, while explaining his thought process at various stages of painting. Composition, color and brush work are some of the topics that will be discussed.

Students will also have the opportunity to paint while receiving individual instruction based on their ability and level of experience. Neal’s demonstrations will be in oil, but students may paint in a different medium if they choose.

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Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw
Oct
14
7:30 AM07:30

Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw

Cape Ann Plein Air

7:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration at RAAM at side gate. We will accept up to 120 artists total, including CAPA 40.
(Note: Rockport Music parking lot will be available for registration ONLY).

9:00 - 11:00 AM
Artists paint.
(Note: Maximum size will be 12x16 or equivalent (unframed); submitted work must be framed and ready to hang.)

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Artists drop off work at RAAM at side gate.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Artwork hung and juried.

1:00 - 5:00 PM
Reception and artwork sales.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2:00 - 2:15 PM
Awards announced.

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is looking for volunteers for a fast fun filled day starting at 7:00am.  If you can spare two or three hours helping register, assist with lunch for the artists and exhibition set-up, and clean-up, please contact Karen Berger goberger@gmail.com or 978-546-7399. RAA&M is always looking for volunteers in other areas as well, please feel free to sign up here as well.

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Opening Reception - ILLUMINART : Judy Schmid - One Art Show
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception - ILLUMINART : Judy Schmid - One Art Show

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Judy’s latest series is entitled SELFIES - These are not a visualization of simply her outer self (EXTERIOR), but a visualization of her inner self (INTERIOR).

Just as life is a journey, so is the pursuit of art; every day brings new discoveries, challenges, surprises, and some successes. Also some failures, hopefully, the learning kind. My art will always be of the moment, learning from each creation, using that knowledge to continue to experiment.

At this point, I cannot stand by and watch a great number of my fellow Americans descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria --- I ask myself: What is going on? How does one cope? The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Visualizing my frustrations has given me an outlet for all of this stress, and also great satisfaction. 

Imagine, after 35 years as a graphic designer, solving other people’s problems, to be turned loose in a studio, with all the tools necessary for creating a completely new way to express my self every day . . . I am in heaven!”

- Judy Schmid

Image : Selfie - Psyched, Judy Schmid, Illuminated Encaustic Painting

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Figure Sketch Group
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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Veterans' Art Class
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 5 - 26, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Mary Rose O’Connell Artist Demonstration
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Mary Rose O’Connell Artist Demonstration

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CAPA organizers offer a robust, weeklong program of painting competitions, exhibitions and education.

Join the Rockport Art Association & Museum and CAPA in welcoming Mary Rose O’Connell for an oil demonstration. Mary Rose’s work shows the benefit of a strong grounding in draftsmanship and design. Her style of painting is done using natural light and is influenced by the beautiful colors of the Impressionists.

FREE and Open to the Public

Image : Edgartown Lighthouse Study, Mary Rose O’Connell, Oil

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Abstract Visions Opening Reception
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Abstract Visions Opening Reception

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Abstract Visions showcases many ways in which photography can be considered abstract based on natural experiences of the environment. Digital photography (camera and digital darkroom) bridges the gap between traditional photography (camera and darkroom) and other art mediums, creating a stimulating new art form while continuing to use the traditional concepts of color, form and composition.

ARTWORK : Skip Montello, Photo Montage

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Figure Sketch Group
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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Veterans' Art Class
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

Session III : Oil Painting with Janet Sutherland
Fridays, October 5 - 26, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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UNEXPECTED #9 Opening Reception
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

UNEXPECTED #9 Opening Reception

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As part of the RAA&M, the Experimental Group is a community of artists devoted to sharing and developing their ideas on artistic expression. As an ongoing forum for passionate communication, it fosters liberating and meaningful experiences for both artists and viewers. UnExpected #9 is the newest installment in a series of exhibitions that showcases the range of artistic styles and mediums explored by members of the Experimental Group.

ARTWORK : The Space Between, Janet Wolahan, Oil on Canvas

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UNEXPECTED #9 : RAA&M EXPERIMENTAL GROUP
Sep
29
to Oct 13

UNEXPECTED #9 : RAA&M EXPERIMENTAL GROUP

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As part of the RAA&M, the Experimental Group is a community of artists devoted to sharing and developing their ideas on artistic expression. As an ongoing forum for passionate communication, it fosters liberating and meaningful experiences for both artists and viewers. UnExpected #9 is the newest installment in a series of exhibitions that showcases the range of artistic styles and mediums explored by members of the Experimental Group.

ARTWORK : Hazmat Man, Christine Whalen-Waller, Oil & Collage


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MARILYN SWIFT : ONE ARTIST SHOW
Sep
29
to Oct 11

MARILYN SWIFT : ONE ARTIST SHOW

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An exhibition of diverse watercolor and water media paintings by Gloucester artist Marilyn Swift will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room at the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M).

Marilyn Swift has been an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum since 1978 and continues to produce a diverse body of work. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her watercolors, not only at the RAA&M but also at juried shows throughout the Northeast. Upon earning her BA at The College of New Rochelle in NY, she taught art in the Norwood Public Schools.

“My paintings are direct responses to visual stimuli. While others use words or music or gestures, I paint. Watercolor is, for me, the vehicle that generally works best. When a subject dictates, I will paint in oil or acrylic; but I always return to watercolor. I am a dedicated plein air painter, inspired not only by Cape Ann, but also by travels both near and abroad. Over the years, I have studied with noted artists whose works I admire, yet I continually strive to express my own voice. My work can be described as emotional realism incorporating careful drawing, planning along with thoughtful editing, and good design.” - Marilyn Swift

ARTWORK : Silhouettes, Marilyn Swift, Watercolor

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Figure Sketch Group
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

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The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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Veterans' Art Class
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session II : Oil Painting with Rosalie Sidoti
Fridays, September 7 - 28, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Figure Sketch Group
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

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The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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Veterans' Art Class
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session II : Oil Painting with Rosalie Sidoti
Fridays, September 7 - 28, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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Impression & Design – Plein Air Painting with Ken DeWaard
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Impression & Design – Plein Air Painting with Ken DeWaard

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Friday – Sunday, September 21 - 23, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $275  /  Non-Members: $300
Registration Deadline: September 19 |
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“My personal objective during this workshop is to make sure that each and every student experiences advancement.”

IMPRESSION: the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation. A strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings and conscience. 
DESIGN: to form or conceive in the mind; to intend for a definite purpose.

We will inevitably be chasing the light and seeing beyond what is there, always looking for more. No matter what we are faced with, it all comes down to design. Utilizing and building on what nature gives us, but not being a slave to it. It is all about the design and interpretation. We will be working to simplify our shapes, really pushing to explore our use of temperatures and color, along with controlling our values as well as our edges. Composition and design underlie all of these, along with our drawing which will be our foundation. All in all we will look to make our paintings fresh, vibrant, and full of light and color. Not being a slave to what is there, but knowing how to interpret the impression of it. Individualized critique, at the students easel, will form the basis for instruction, as well as an oil painting demonstration on the first morning. 

Students may work in the painting medium of their preference, be it oil, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. A very modest suggested supply list will be available.

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EXPRESSIVE PAINTING WITH NANCY COLELLA
Sep
15
to Sep 16

EXPRESSIVE PAINTING WITH NANCY COLELLA

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Saturday – Sunday, September 15 - 16, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $175  /  Non-Members: $200
Registration Deadline: September 8 | REGISTER NOW

Learn how to create more expressive paintings by breaking the subject down into big, simple shapes and letting go of the details. Using shape, color and line, with an emphasis on strong composition and correct values, we will explore fun ways to express an emotion or feeling. Through a series of quick exercises, demos and critiques, we will discover how to create lively, expressive paintings that are, in fact, highly organized and carefully planned. Students will work from simple still life set-ups and photographs, using a limited palette and large brushes. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone!

Oils are encouraged, however acrylics will work.

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Figure Sketch Group
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Sketch Group

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The uninstructed, open sketch sessions provide an excellent way to start your process of creating art. Beginners have the opportunity to finally draw from a live model and make decisions on what to put down on paper. Seasoned artists can use the time to hone in on a specific problem area, or just come to keep their drawing skills fresh.

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Veterans' Art Class
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans' Art Class

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Session II : Oil Painting with Rosalie Sidoti
Fridays, September 7 - 28, 2018

The Rockport Art Association & Museum in collaboration with the Veterans' Services of Gloucester announce a free art program for veterans. All materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Veterans' Services of Gloucester at 978.281.9740.

* Photo from 2017 Veterans' Art Program

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