Fall 2021 Classes and Workshops

Digital Photography Workshop 

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Dates: Thursdays, October 7-28, 2021 (4 sessions) 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ages: Adults

Class size: 10 person maximum

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

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.

The Museum is following state and CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 and will adapt accordingly as they change. Currently we ask that unvaccinated people wear a mask while indoors at the museum. With any questions about these measures, please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Paint like a Famous Artist!

Instructor: Mary Taggart

Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 22 – October 27, 2021 (6 sessions)

Time: 3:30-4:45

Ages:  6-10

Cost: $110.00 members / $130 non-members

Class Size: Max 8

Course Description: In this class we will discover the artwork of famous artists and use them as our inspiration!

Students will use a variety of materials over the 6 week course, such as acrylic paint, watercolor, collage and more.

We will begin the class with a short book to illustrate the artists’ style and to set a theme and then each student will interpret that in his or her own unique way. For example, we might discuss Monet and the impressionist style. We would then do our own painting using the beautiful shapes and colors found in his work. The class will also cover basic art concepts such as color, composition, line and shape.

 

Mask Policy: Currently, visitors to the museum are asked to wear masks while inside regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to update our mask policies as the situation and guidelines evolve. With any questions about these safety measures please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Art of the Wild 

Instructor: Erin Rice

Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26 (6 sessions)

Time: 3:15 – 4:30pm

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $110 members / $130 non-members

Class Size: Max 8 students

Course Description:  In this class we will explore the possibilities that nature has to offer and take advantage of the beautiful colors of Autumn. Inspired by environmental artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, and Ana Mendieta, this class will take place mostly outdoors using the materials we gather in the woods, the meadow, and along the riverbed. When we can’t be outside, we’ll bring nature into the classroom and experiment with printmaking and collage.

Mask Policy: Currently, visitors to the museum are asked to wear masks while inside regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to update our policy as the situation and guidelines evolve. With any questions about these safety measures please contact Erin at educator@ipswichmuseum.org