DOW ARTS CLASSES


Fall 2020 Workshops and Classes

Digital Photography

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Dates: Thursdays, September 24 – October 15  (4 sessions) 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ages: Adults

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: 6 people maximum

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

The class will be held indoors at the Ipswich Museum with a number of safety measures in place, including reduced class sizes, distanced seating, sanitizing of all surfaces prior to and following class. All attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to arriving to the museum for the start of the course. Students must wear a mask and practice social distancing while attending the workshop.

REGISTER HERE

Experimental Watercolor Workshop

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Instructor: Christine Bobek

Date: Saturday September 19 and Saturday September 26 (2 sessions) 

Time: 9am – 12pm

Course Description:

Are you wanting to experiment with watercolor but hesitant to try? Have no fear! This is a workshop for adults new to painting, and also appropriate for the beginner to intermediate painter wanting to take their practice to a new level. 

During this workshop, you will learn secrets to success, and tips to get you on your way to enjoying this versatile and wonderful medium.

Lessons will cover the basics for the best composition and subject matter, how to choose appropriate paints, paper and brushes, and how to mix colors, glazes and washes for the result you want.

The class will be held outdoors under a tent, weather permitting.

Age:  Teen to adult

Cost: $75 members / $90 non-members

All attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to arriving to the museum for the start of the course. Students must wear a mask and practice social distancing while attending the workshop.

Students must bring their own paints, brushes and other supplies. A supply list will

Painting Abstraction with Acrylics

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Instructor: Jenn Wood

jennwoodstudio.com  –  instagram.com/jennwoodart  

Date: Wednesdays September 23 – October 21, 2020,  1:00 -3:00pm  (5 sessions)

Age: Adult only

Course Description:  Develop your visual language as you paint to reveal form, color, line and light. Utilizing painting exercises, visual references, and photos or sketches, you will abstract imagery of organisms, objects, or scenes, either real or imagined. Challenge your style or practice to re-think compositions and explore different ways of painting. Spontaneity, experimentation, and personal content are encouraged. Guidance and critiques are provided. All levels are welcome.

The course will be held partly outdoors (weather permitting), partly in the barn of the museum, and tent.

Students will need to bring their own supplies. The instructor will provide a list of materials prior to the start of the course.

Cost: $120 members / $150 non-members 

All attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to arriving to the museum for the start of the course. Students must wear a mask and practice social distancing while attending the workshop. Weather permitting, the class will be held in  a portion of the museum barn with doors open and an adjoining tent. 

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Paint like a Famous Artist!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Instructor: Mary Taggart

Date: Wednesdays Sept. 23 – October 28 (6 sessions)

Time: 3:40-4:40

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 gardens 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.

 

Age:  6-9

Cost: $150 members/ $180 non-members

 Students will be asked to bring some of their own materials. The Instructor will provide a list prior to the start of the course.

 The class will be held indoors at the Ipswich Museum with a number of safety measures in place, including reduced class sizes, distanced seating, sanitizing of all surfaces prior to and following class. All attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to arriving to the museum for the start of the course. Students must wear a mask and practice social distancing while attending the workshop.

REGISTER HERE

 

There will be no Spring 2020 Dow Arts Classes 

Winter 2019 Classes and Workshops 

Punch Needle Workshop 

Saturday January 18, 2020  10am – 1pm

Ages: teen – adult 

Join Elise of Le Comptoir at the Ipswich Museum to expand your fiber arts skills and learn the art of punch needle. Participants will be provided with all the materials required to create a unique work of art to take home with them.

Class size: maximum 15 students

Cost: Members $45 / Non-members $50

Embroidery on Printed Fabric Workshop 

Saturday February 1, 2020  9am – 1pm

Ages: teen – adult 

Join Elise of Le Comptoir at the Ipswich Museum for an embroidery workshop celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United States. Participants will have the opportunity to choose images from a selection of photo-printed fabric and embellish their images with different embroidery techniques. All skill levels of embroiderers welcome. Materials will be provided and are included in the registration price.

Class size: maximum 10

Cost: Members $50 / Non-members $55

Fall 2019 Classes and Workshops 

Registration for these classes are now closed

All Ages Wire Sculpture Workshop

Sunday, September 22, 2019. 1-3pm

Ages: Age 7 – Adult 

Learn the basics of working with this fun and simple medium with award-winning artist Ryan Kelley. Students will create mixed media sculptures with wire and found objects while learning to work with their hands in our 3D world!

Class size: 7-20 students

Instructor: Ryan Kelley

Cost: $20

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, October 5 and 6, 9:00- 1:00 pm. 

Ages: 16  to Adult

This 2-day workshop in plein-air painting will be taught on location by Nicole Hupin-Otis. We will explore what goes into making a landscape painting, working directly from the subject. The workshop will include an overview of materials, canvas and palette preparation, planning a strong composition, seeing tone and hue, developing, and finally, completing the painting. This class is open to all levels although some experience- especially in drawing- is helpful. The tone of the workshop will be light-hearted and encouraging, so if you’ve always wanted to work in oils but did not know how to begin, come give it a try! If you’ve got some experience but wish for a new perspective, join us! 

Nicole’s work can be viewed on Instagram at @nicole.hupin.otis 

Cost: $90/members or $110/non-members

Digital Photography Workshop 

Thursdays, October 24 & November 7  (2 sessions, no class on Halloween) 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ages: adults

This 2-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: 5-12

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Cost: $75/members or $90/non-members