Summer 2021 Classes and Workshops

Digital Photography Workshop 

Dates: Thursdays, June 24-July 15, 2021 (4 sessions) 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ages: Adults

Course Description: This 4-session workshop is based on two overriding premises: #1 good photographs, even great photographs, are made by the photographer, not the equipment; #2 The best camera is the one you have with you.

Whether your Camera is an iPhone/Smart Phone, a digital SLR or a digital point and shoot you need to understand the basic techniques involved in obtaining proper exposure and focus. Once we’re sure everyone understands those critical steps the fun begins as we explore all the techniques for identifying and including all the elements of composition that elevate a snapshot to a worthy photograph, and the importance of and tools for post-processing your images. A homework assignment due for the 2nd session will be a key part of the learning experience, and class participation is important. No matter what level of expertise you think you are at with your Camera, this workshop will make you better.

Class size: 10 person maximum

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Cost: $110/members or $130/non-members

The Museum will follow new state guidelines effective May 29, 2021 and adapt accordingly as they change. We ask that students wear a mask while indoors attending the workshop. With any questions about these measures, please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org

Art in the Meadow (For Teens)

Dates: July 12-16

Ages: 13-17

Time: 12:30-3:00pm

Course Description: This week-long course geared towards teenage students will use the meadow for an intensive study of plant life, an exploration in history, and art-making possibilities. We’ll work in drawing, watercolor, and lino-cut printmaking. We’ll press plants, learn to identify them and figure out their role in the delicate ecosystem of a meadow. We’ll experiment with making our own pigments and explore the creative possibilities that plants offer.

Cost: $225 members / $250 non-members

Materials: Students must supply their own watercolor set and brushes. We recommend a pan set of 12 or more colors. Crayola sets are OK, but professional brands like Sakura-Koi, Faber-Castell or Winsor Newton produce much better quality paints. If you plan to use the paints again it is worth spending more for a quality set. The pan set allows you to conveniently carry the paints outdoors and mix your paints directly in the pan. We will provide paper, lino-cut tools and inks, as well as any other supplies that are needed.

Instructor: Erin Rice

The class will be held outdoors as much as possible. The Museum is following and adapting to state guidelines as they continue to change. Currently, masks are optional outdoors and mandatory indoors. This applies to our classes and workshops. With any questions about these policies please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org 

Art in the Meadow (For Kids)

Dates: July 19-23, 2021

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

Ages: 8-12

Course Description: Join us for a week-long (half-day) camp exploring the incredible variety of plant life in a pollinator meadow and the fragile, yet incredibly important ecosystem it supports. Our adventures will be part scientific, part artistic, and part experimental. We’ll learn the basics of botanical watercolor painting and cyanotype printmaking while digging deeper into the possibilities the plants have to offer from making our own dyes to identifying important native pollinators and other plant secrets!

Cost: $225 members / $250 non-members

Instructor: Erin Rice

Materials: Students must supply their own watercolor set and brushes. We recommend a pan set of 12 colors. Crayola sets are OK, but brands like Sakura-Koi, Faber-Castell or Winsor Newton produce much better quality paints. If you plan to use the paints again it is worth spending more for a quality set. The pan set allows you to conveniently carry the paints outdoors and mix your paints directly in the pan. We will provide paper, as well as any other supplies that are needed.

The class will be held outdoors as much as possible. The Museum is following and adapting to state guidelines as they continue to change. Currently, masks are optional outdoors and mandatory indoors. This applies to our classes and workshops. With any questions about these policies please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org 

Fish Lantern Workshop

Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021  9:30-11am

Ages: 6-10

Description: In this workshop we will make a beautiful undersea lantern using a variety of materials. Students will use collage to create a luminous ocean complete with fish and seaweed. We will add sand, real shells and a candle to complete the project. Materials will be provided.

Instructor: Mary Taggart

Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members

Covid Policy: The Museum is following and adapting to state guidelines as they continue to change. Currently, masks are optional outdoors and mandatory indoors. This applies to our classes and workshops. With any questions about these policies please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org 

 

Fairy Garden Workshop

Date: Wednesday July 28, 2021 9:30-11am

Ages: 6-10

Description: In this workshop we will build a fairy garden.  Using primarily materials found in nature such as moss, sticks, shells and stones, the students will create a magical environment suitable for the tiny fairies! With modeling clay, the students will sculpt additional figures to add to the gardens. These gardens can be rearranged indefinitely and expanded upon when taken home as well. 

Instructor: Mary Taggart

Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members

Covid Policy: The Museum is following and adapting to state guidelines as they continue to change. Currently, masks are optional outdoors and mandatory indoors. This applies to our classes and workshops. With any questions about these policies please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org