Presented By: Jamilee LacyA Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition curated by Jamilee Lacy The Newest Romantics features artists who harness the illusive qualities of photography and sleek lines of architectural sculpture to manipulate images of botanical still lifes and environments.
January 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Presented By: Lisa GorenWatercolor can seem daunting, but this workshop will help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and learn how rewarding it can be. Focus on working with water, color mixing, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a "wet-on-wet" approach using different surfaces and methods. Materials not provided. Register Here.
January 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Presented By: Amy MacGregor-RadinLearn this low-tech method to hand-print colorful images. THe white line woodcut or "Provincetown print" was devised in the early 1900's by a group of artists who were looking to simplify traditional Japanese woodblock printing. White line printed images can be as simple or complicated as you would like. Materials provided. 3 Wednesdays 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15 Register Here.
February 1, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presented By: Tatiana Yanavskaya-SinkIn this three part workshop (oil or acrylic), learn to work with confidence using various starting approaches (blockin-ins) to achieve a successful still life. Study value,shapes, color temperatures, edges,and design. Learn how to set up a still life; improve your paint application; mixing various harmonious colors; and refine your brush strokes. Instructor demos as well as plenty of individual attention will be included. Materials not provided. 3 Saturdays 2/4, 2/11, and 2/18 Register Here.
February 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Presented By: Amy BeecherWork collaboratively to create a multi-media diorama for a natural object of your choice. Use fabric, paint, collage, and photographs to construct an environment inspired by still life photographs in the gallery. For Families with Children 6yo+. Register Here.
February 4, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Presented By: Nancy MerrifieldJoin us for a fun and relaxing evening of arts and crafts, by making greeting cards using carving and printing techniques. Discover how fun it is to create your own one-of-a-kind rubber stamps which can be used over and over...No prior experience required! Using lighweight tools you will carve into soft pieces of rubber, from simple to ambitious designs. Materials provided. Register Here.
February 8, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presented By: Amy BeecherArtist-in-Residence, Amy Beecher (on view in "The Newest Romantics") will be transforming the Holzwasser Gallery into a print studio, through February 18, combining digital and analog modes of printmaking to create unique works. During this lecture and reception, learn about Beecher’s practice, source materials and inspirations that have shaped her work, including Roman Murals, food advertising, and the still life photography of Irving Sandler.
February 9, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Presented By: Amy BeecherStudents use prior knowledge about adjectives to describe the plants and natural objects that they see in The Newest Romantics. Participants choose three adjectives to guide their creation of an imagined plant. For Grades 2-4. Register Here.
February 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
February 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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February 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Presented By: Nancy MerrifieldLearn how to make your unique owl sculpture using air-dry clay. Learn and aply simple potterytechniques such as pinch methods that allow you to work quickly and effectively. Add personality to your piece and bring a final product home in the same evening. Materials provided. Register Here.
March 1, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presented By: Michel L’HuillierThrough the study of a wide range of fused pieces, students will learn about different glass firings. Students will experiment with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and glass frits to create a plate available to pick up within one week. No previous glass experience is necessary. Materials provided. Register Here.
March 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presented By: Carol BlackwellWho doesn't love Matisse, his colors, compositions, cut-outs?! The energy and vigor of his work, from the Matisse Chapel to the beautiful SNAIL, composed of colored paper squares, will be the underpinning of this workshop. Develop new work influenced by the study of Matisse's use of intense color, line, pattern, and shape, using a viariety of materials, not all of which were available to the master. Materials not provided. 2 Sessions Saturday 3/4 & Sunday 3/5 Register Here.
March 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Presented By: Sandro MayoInspired by Mayo's "Genogram" series on view in the Holzwasser Gallery, participans are guided ghrough the process of creating their own family genogram. Genograms are pictorial family trees used in medicine, psychiatry, and social work, which, through a system of marks and symbols, illustrate hereditary patterns and provide insightinto the character of individual relationships. Each genogram has its own pattern built upon the deepest and most basic human relationships. For Adults and Teens (Grades 7-12) Register Here.
March 4, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
March 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Presented By: Nancy MerrifieldExplore, learn, and have fun in this laid back, step-by-step portrait drawing workshop. No experience necessary. Bring a photograph, (color or black and white) and use vine charcoal to draw the basic proportions of the face, neck and shoulders. Learn techniques for drawing specific features such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. Discover that portrait drawing can be easier than you think! Materials provided. Register Here.
March 8, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presented By: Michel L’HuillierLearn the basics of the mosaic process, which incorporates pieces of glass or ceramic with grout to fit a square or rectangular substrate. Choose your glass from a wide selection of precut pieces and glue these pieces on the base. Michel will grout the panels and bring them back to the NAC within a week. Materials provided. Register Here.
March 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presented By: Katherine MillerDiscover how to sketch and paint your favorite pet or animal in a realistic or abstract way. Learn how to select the source photos to work from and ways to sketch and transfer images to canvas or paper. Use pencil, charcoals and/or paints to mix colors, create shade, fur, whiskers, and layers of colors to create special effects, features, shapes and dimensions. Materials not provided. Register Here.
March 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
March 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
March 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Presented By: Henriette Huldisch
Presented as part of our “Curatorial Opportunity Program”, curator workshops feature presentations by curators about their projects and approaches to curating contemporary art, and invite participants to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas. This workshop will feature Henriette Huldisch, curator at MIT’s List Visual Art Center. Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about NAC’s open call for curatorial proposals.
This workshop will feature a presentation by Henriette Huldisch, curator at MIT’s List Visual Art Center.Register Here.
March 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Presented By: Carol BlackwellAll aspects of collage are omnipresent in our postmodern world;film, print,TV, text...it's a global mish-mash of fragmentary images floating continually before us. THis art form, begun by Picasso and Braque, has many possibilities for artists today. Learn the many diverse aspects of collage and assemblage in this hands-on workshop to discover new directions of this multifaceted medium. Materials not provided. 2 Sessions, Saturday 3/25 & Sunday 3/26 Register Here.
March 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM