Grassroots : An Exhibition for Emerging Artists
Aug
10
to Sep 3

Grassroots : An Exhibition for Emerging Artists

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[ NOW ON VIEW ] - Grassroots : An Emerging Artists Exhibition
August 9 - September 3, 2018
Opening Reception : Saturday August 11, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is excited to celebrate the diversity of the creative community around us. 
This exhibition has brought artists from across New England that are currently not Exhibiting Artist Members to showcase their artwork in this historic art institution on Cape Ann.

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Children Create - Exploring Mixed Media with Erin O'Sullivan
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Children Create - Exploring Mixed Media with Erin O'Sullivan

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AUGUST 13 - AUGUST 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience texture, clay, glazes, foils, charcoal and a variety of mediums in mixed media exploration. Children are guided through “chalk talk,” shadow drawing and aspects of abstract composition, as we investigate how to visually communicate through art. Join us for this creative exploration in the art of collage. It is all about the process and learning to stretch your imagination!

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano

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This plein air watercolor class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique. Students may paint in other media if they choose.

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Figure Sketch Group
Aug
17
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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Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos
Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos

We will discuss time-tested techniques used by masters over the centuries - “Chiaroscuro” (lights & darks), “Diaphanous” (sheets of atmosphere for example, as seen in the distance) and the “Golden Ratio” (composition) - all three play a vital role in our outside “studio.” One of the joys of outside painting is that it engages the senses, such as sound (hearing birds in the air), touch (feeling a gentle breeze), smell (fragrant trees in blossom, flowers, fields, or the ocean air) and of course sight. We will also employ little techniques that have proven to be helpful over the years, used by artists around the world. So let us just enjoy the moments and satisfaction of outside painting . . .

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Figure Sketch Group
Aug
24
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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Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos
Aug
28
9:00 AM09:00

Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos

We will discuss time-tested techniques used by masters over the centuries - “Chiaroscuro” (lights & darks), “Diaphanous” (sheets of atmosphere for example, as seen in the distance) and the “Golden Ratio” (composition) - all three play a vital role in our outside “studio.” One of the joys of outside painting is that it engages the senses, such as sound (hearing birds in the air), touch (feeling a gentle breeze), smell (fragrant trees in blossom, flowers, fields, or the ocean air) and of course sight. We will also employ little techniques that have proven to be helpful over the years, used by artists around the world. So let us just enjoy the moments and satisfaction of outside painting . . .

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano

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This plein air watercolor class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique. Students may paint in other media if they choose.

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Figure Sketch Group
Aug
31
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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Figure Sketch Group
Sep
7
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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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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“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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Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos
Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Joy of Plein Air Oil Painting with Keith Gantos

We will discuss time-tested techniques used by masters over the centuries - “Chiaroscuro” (lights & darks), “Diaphanous” (sheets of atmosphere for example, as seen in the distance) and the “Golden Ratio” (composition) - all three play a vital role in our outside “studio.” One of the joys of outside painting is that it engages the senses, such as sound (hearing birds in the air), touch (feeling a gentle breeze), smell (fragrant trees in blossom, flowers, fields, or the ocean air) and of course sight. We will also employ little techniques that have proven to be helpful over the years, used by artists around the world. So let us just enjoy the moments and satisfaction of outside painting . . .

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Paul Ciaramitaro Drawing Demonstration
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Paul Ciaramitaro Drawing Demonstration

Join the Rockport Art Association & Museum in welcoming Paul Ciaramitaro for a drawing demonstration. Influenced by Renaissance artists as well as local artists of the Cape Ann School, including Aldro Hibbard, Emile Gruppe and Charles Movalli. Ciaramitaro is an active artist member of Rockport Art Association & Museum and has several paintings in the Museum Collection.

General Admission : $5 | Current RAA&M Members: FREE

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano
Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Plein Air Watercolor Painting with Carole Loiacano

This plein air watercolor class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique. Students may paint in other media if they choose.

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Children Create - Drawing & Painting II with Becky Merry
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Children Create - Drawing & Painting II with Becky Merry

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AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun while learning to develop your drawing and painting skills. Become familiar with the elements of basic drawing, observation, perspective and composition, as well as color mixing and watercolor techniques. Plein air drawing and painting methods will be used with beautiful Rockport as your outdoor studio.

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Efflorescence
Aug
3
to Aug 10

Efflorescence

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Efflorescence, a pop-up exhibition, showcasing some the colorful florals from some of our past artist members. Efflorescence, by definition, is the blooming stage of flowers, but has also come to describe a stage at which an artist fully blooms and comes into their own. Artists include Mildred Jones, Albert Scarpetti, Margaret Hoyt, Zygmund Jankowski, Louis Burnett, William B. Hazelton, and more.

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Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demonstration
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demonstration

Join the Rockport Art Association & Museum in welcoming Rosalie Sidoti for am oil painting demonstration. Sidoti says [her] "inspiration is endless and possibilities are boundless. For years, [she] painted exclusively plein air and the knowledge [she] gleaned from that process proved invaluable. [She] studied the clouds, the open sky day and night and under all kinds of weather conditions."

General Admission : $5 | Current RAA&M Members: FREE

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John Caggiano Oil Painting Demonstration
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

John Caggiano Oil Painting Demonstration

Join the Rockport Art Association and Museum in welcoming John Caggiano for an oil painting demonstration. For Caggiano, "painting is the bold and dynamic use of color that infuses life into the subject of the painting. Color is the lifeblood of the painting. Nothing stimulates more than its pleasing harmony, whether strongly applied or toned and tranquil."


General Admission : $5 | Current RAA&M Members: FREE

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David P. Curtis Oil Painting Demonstration
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

David P. Curtis Oil Painting Demonstration

Join the Rockport Art Association & Museum in welcoming David P. Curtis for a oil painting demonstration. "Learning to see should be the goal for which all painters strive, whether they are just beginning or have painted for many years. The guiding principles for this study include the natural vision; tone and color; light and shade; form, atmosphere, and focus," according to Curtis.

General Admission: $5.00.
RAA&M Members: FREE with current membership card.

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