UPCOMING DOW ARTS CLASSES


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING CLASSES!
You can Register Online on this page

or please send your completed registration form(s) at least one week prior to the start of the class to educator@ipswichmuseum.org or bring/mail to

Ipswich Museum
attn: Museum Educator
54 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

For more information, please email the Dow Arts Program coordinator at educator@ipswichmuseum.org

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Spring 2017 Dow Arts Classes
Drawing from LifeDrawing from Life fall 2016
Mondays 3:30-5pm, March 27 – May 8 (classes skip a week when Ipswich schools are not in session)
Ages: 11-14

Explore the fun and challenge of drawing from observation. This class will work on skills that help young artists learn to draw what they see. Using pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, and charcoal, we will learn about line, form, space, value, composition, perspective, and proportion. Classes will be held in the studio or outdoors for drawing excursions. This class is supportive and interactive and each student’s individual style and contribution is valued!
Class size: 3-7 participants
Instructor: Nicole Hupin-Otis
For students under age 18, parents must fill out a child release form.
Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

 


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Folk Art Painting
Sunday, April 23rd, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Ages: adult
Beginners, as well as adventurous artists are welcome in this workshop and are encouraged to bring a friend! After a brief introduction to folk art, students will be guided through the process of creating their own folk art painting. Participants will use a combination of custom cut stencils and free hand design. All supplies are included. Each student will leave with a completed folk art painting, ready to hang!
Class size: 5-12 participants
Instructor: Johanne Cassia

Enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.


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Folk Art Painting




Applied Digital Photography
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, March 30 – April 20
Ages: teens and adults

You’ve got a digital camera that you kind of know how to use. This workshop will give you the skills, tools and techniques to advance from simple snapshots to making quality photographs. We’ll cover camera basics and then move on to exercises teaching elements of composition, understanding light, correct exposure and selective focus. Finally we’ll explore the possibilities found in the all-important post processing of your images.
Instructor: David Stone

Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

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Landscape Painting
Wednesdays 9am-12, March 29th – May 3rd
Ages: adults

Each session will begin with a short discussion of the aspects of successful landscape painting, such as planning a composition, color versus value, atmospheric perspective, etc. We’ll paint as a group indoors from photos, or outdoors if weather permits. With the goal of finding one’s own individual interpretation of nature, assistance will be provided in planning and executing, as well as critiques of the finished work. Participants may choose to paint in oil or watercolor. A suggested supply list will be issued before the start of the session.
Instructors: Janet Sutherland & Michael Dorsey

Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

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Art History Seminar: Introduction to Arthur Wesley Dow
Saturday, April 8th, 10am-noon
Ages: teens and adults
An overview of the life and influence of Ipswich painter Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922).  Dow ran the Ipswich Summer School of Art at the turn of the 20th century.  An important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement, Dow published in 1899 Composition, outlining his theory of art and art education. This book had great influence at the time and is still available today.  Participants will also have the rare opportunity to view and discuss objects from the Ipswich Museum’s vast Dow archive.
Instructor: Stephanie Gaskins, Dow Curator at Ipswich Museum

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 CANCELED

Oil Painting
Fridays 9:30am-noon, March 17th – April 21st

Ages: adults
All levels are welcome whether you are just starting or you would like to improve work, this is a great opportunity to study with awardwinning artist Paul George. You will work in a beautiful light studio space in Ipswich for six weeks on Fridays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM He will analyze and critique your work and show you how to improve and strengthen your paintings.
Instructor: Paul George

Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

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CANCELED

Watercolor Painting
Fridays 12:30-3pm, March 17th – April 21st
Ages: adults
All levels are welcome whether you are just starting or you would like to improve work, this is a great opportunity to study with awardwinning artist Paul George. You will work in beautiful light studio space in Ipswich for six weeks on Fridays from 12:30 – 3PM He will analyze and critique your work and show you how to improve and strengthen your paintings.
Instructor: Paul George

Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

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Download Flyer for Paul George’s Painting Classes


WINTER 2017 DOW ARTS CLASSES

Drawing from LifeDrawing from Life fall 2016
Mondays 3:30-5pm, January 9 –
Ages: 11-14

Explore the fun and challenge of drawing from observation. This class will work on skills that help young artists learn to draw what they see. Using pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, and charcoal, we will learn about line, form, space, value, composition, perspective, and proportion. Classes will be held in the studio or outdoors for drawing excursions. This class is supportive and interactive and each student’s individual style and contribution is valued!
Instructor: Nicole Hupin-Otis
Select the membership status, enter the participant(s) name and the class name and click the “Pay Now” button to make a payment to the Ipswich Museum.

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FullSizeRender (3)Landscape Painting
Wednesdays 9am-12, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
Ages: adults

Each session will begin with a short discussion of the aspects of successful landscape painting, such as planning a composition, color versus value, atmospheric perspective, etc. We’ll paint as a group indoors from photos, or outdoors if weather permits. With the goal of finding one’s own individual interpretation of nature, assistance will be provided in planning and executing, as well as critiques of the finished work. Participants may choose to paint in oil or watercolor. A suggested supply list will be issued before the start of the session.
Instructors: Janet Sutherland & Michael Dorsey


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camera lecture

Applied Digital Photography
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, January 12 – February 2
Ages: teens and adults

You’ve got a digital camera that you kind of know how to use. This workshop will give you the skills, tools and techniques to advance from simple snapshots to making quality photographs. We’ll cover camera basics and then move on to exercises teaching elements of composition, understanding light, correct exposure and selective focus. Finally we’ll explore the possibilities found in the all-important post processing of your images.
Instructor: David Stone

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