Education Programs

 

Artist Talks and Demonstrations by members and guests are a regular part of our monthly meetings and many of our exhibitions.   If you are interested in giving a presentation or learning more about this, please send an email to christinerwaller@gmail.com.

Previous Presentations

9/21/19 Internationally renowned artist Bernd Haussmann spoke about and demonstrated some of the ways he establishes an optimal environment for creating art… with a focus on meditation and music.

#2826, 18×36, ink, acrylics and oil on canvas © Bernd Haussmann

_________________________________________________________________________________________

8/21/19 Mary Jane Mulholland gave a presentation on her digital painting process.

Morning Girl by Mary Jane Mulholland  ~ 9" x 11"  Family by Mary Jane Mulholland iPad Art: Procreate/Art Set ~  x   Wistful by Mary Jane Mulholland iPad Art, Procreate, Art Set ~ 9" x 11"
© Mary Jane Mulholland
_________________________________________________________________________________________

7/17/19 Sculptor Thomas Berger gave a presentation (more photos here) on the creation of Millie the Whale— the first Art & Play functional sculpture in Rockport’s newly renovated Millbrook Meadow. Millie is created from granite quarried from Johnson’s Quarry in Rockport. The stone traveled to Berger’s studio in Kittery, Maine where it became Millie.

Humpback Whale
“Millie” © Thomas Berger

_________________________________________________________________________________________

6/19/19 Nella Lush spoke and facilitated a group discussion about artists’ fears at Rockport Art Association & Museum.

“Metropolis” ‐ mixed media ‐ Canvas ‐ 48 x 48 © Nella Lush

_________________________________________________________________________________________

5/30/19 Jan Charles presented two wood block printing live demos at Charles Fine Arts.

Sailing Past 10 Pound Island (3/5), 2019
“Sailing Past 10 Pound Island” (3/5), 2019
woodcut 4 x 6 in  
© Jan Charles

_________________________________________________________________________________________

5/23/19 Kathleen Miller gave a demonstration at Charles Fine Arts of cold wax medium and spoke about being an artist and gallerist.

image25
“Long Beach Twilight” © Kathleen Miller

_________________________________________________________________________________________

5/18/19 Kat Masella gave a demonstration at Charles Fine Arts of her encaustic art making process, using non-toxic materials she developed.  A video of the demo is here, and on her website KATMASELLA.COM. Kat edited the raw 1 hour recording down to 35 minutes.

“Becoming Woman” ‐ Mixed Media ‐ 12 x 12 © Kat Masella

_________________________________________________________________________________________

5/16/19 Ruth Mordecai spoke about the making of her new art book and her journey from figurative to abstract painting.Invisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent imageInvisible protector. Transparent image

“Ancient Sun with Brown Paper Bag”
Acrylic, oil, and collage
22″ x 22″ © Ruth Mordecai

_________________________________________________________________________________________

5/15/19 Yhanna Coffin talked about her artist tools and some of the inspirations for her work.

Black horse, thin and  sad
“missing you”
Acrylic on paper
28″ x 42″
© Yhanna Coffin 2019

_________________________________________________________________________________________

10/25/18 Elaine C. Daly gave a presentation showing the possibilities of making art with repurposed plastic bags, and demonstrated some of the different effects you can achieve (more photos here).

Elaine C. Daly, in her studio.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

09/20/18 Otto Laske gave a presentation on the impact of using software on the structure and process of the artist’s creative process. The presentation focuses on the mindset a visual artist acquires through continued digital practice, and the nature of the experimentation s(he) is led to undertake.

Mystery Woman, Limited Edition 1/10
“Mystery Woman” © Otto Laske

_________________________________________________________________________________________

07/18/18 Jacki Harrington demonstrated her process/techniques for making pressed flower art (more photos here).

“Earth Awakens”, pressed flower art © Jacki Harrington

_________________________________________________________________________________________

10/26/17 – “Outsider, Insider or Self-Taught? From Dubuffet to Boston and Beyond”, by Barbara Trachtenberg (photos here)

Hieroglyph I: Hieroglyph Series
Hieroglyph I: Hieroglyph Series,Acrylic on canvas © Barbara Trachtenberg

_________________________________________________________________________________________

09/21/17 – “Gamblin Paint Demo”, by Kristina Carroll-Gamblin

 oil on cradle board 16" x 20" private collection
“Richard” oil on cradle board © Kristina Carroll-Gamblin

_________________________________________________________________________________________

08/24/17 –  “Standing on a Threshold of Experimental Art – a presentation on the importance of the paper print”, by Leslie D. Bartlett

When I Find You, Again, You Will Be in Quarries (40 in. x 10 ft.) © Leslie D. Bartlett

_________________________________________________________________________________________

07/27/17 – Encaustic demo by Kat Masella

Moments no. 25 ‐ Oil ‐ Paper ‐ 16 x 12 © Kat Masella

_________________________________________________________________________________________

06/22/17 – Presentation about experimental artist Ana Mendieta,  by Yhanna Coffin

I work in a series and this is the end of the series on the death of my beloved brother
don’t know if I’m Saying Goodbye to you or you are saying Goodbye to me
acrylic and wood on canvas 36″ x 52″ © Yhanna Coffin

_________________________________________________________________________________________

05/18/17 – Wood/mixed media sculpture demo by Jeff Grassie

Image result for jeff grassie
Invincible © Jeff Grassie

_________________________________________________________________________________________

04/20/17 – Presentation about experimental artist Phillip Noyed, by Terry Del Percio-Piemonte

Joyous Rebellion
Acrylic on Paper 18 x 26
© Terry DelPercio-Piemonte

_________________________________________________________________________________________