The Rockport Art Association & Museum nurtures local artists of all ages. Each summer, the RAA&M offers weekly classes that explore a set of ideas and mediums to spark the imaginations of children. We understand that all students vary in their development widely from grade to grade, but ideally all courses are intended for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. RAA&M membership is not required for enrollment in studio classes, but RAA&M members receive discounted enrollment fees.
Animals & Art 3D Sculpture - Erin O’Sullivan
JUly 16 - July 20, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This class focuses on the animal form in sculpture. A few four-legged guests may visit, as we explore the animal kingdom and the habitats in which animals live! Students will begin by making quick sketches in clay, while exploring balance, proportion, and positive and negative space. They will then choose one of their “sketches” to enlarge using coil and slab construction and plaster. Diverse art techniques will be used to explore the freedom to be imaginative and expressive! Perhaps all the answers are found in nature!
Exploring mixed media - erin o'sullivan
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!
Jewelry, Beads, & More - Pam Jones
JUly 23 - July 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let your imagination go wild! Create art jewelry, key chains and other small objects that emphasize creative expression and design. We will incorporate a variety of materials including glass, wire, polymer clay, paper and found objects to name a few. (Optional: Do you have found objects like sea glass and stones at home? Bring your inspiration to life and turn your treasures into unique jewelry.)
Drawing & Painting II - Becky Merry
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.