Academy Art Museum Announces August Events

Pictured are guests enjoying AAM’s Members’ Exhibition.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Annual Members’ Exhibition July 29–September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
Members’ Reception and Judge’s Awards: Friday, July 28, 5:30–7 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. It should be noted that in the last five years, several members have been offered solo exhibitions after having participated in the Members’ Exhibition. The Annual Member’s Exhibition remains one of the Museum’s most popular offerings, providing a venue for our many talented artist members to showcase and sell their works. While updated guidelines are in place to streamline the process, this year’s Annual Member’s Exhibition continues the honored tradition of making the Museum available to all of our members for the exhibition of their artwork.

The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser Continuing
Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) built one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. Literally speaking, the bird sculpture is based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland. Figuratively, however, the artists’ intent is to create a bird sculpture which represents a proud monument to independent thinking and bravery, referencing Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
2nd Monday of each month including:
August 14 (The Future)
Open MIC is a supportive space for our community to share and cultivate the creativity and talents that thrive here. A variety of performances, demonstrations and presentations are welcome. It is open to all ages. Each month will have a topical (and optional) theme to which contributors are encouraged to relate as directly or abstractly as desired. The Museum will provide a PA system, sound engineer, Steinway grand piano and reasonably-priced refreshments. Email RayRemesch@gmail.com for more information.

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

Michael Allen, a participant of Open MIC (Music, Ideas Culture).

HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS: Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Cost: $85 Members, $102 Non-members (includes admission, guided tour and lunch)
Nestled in the hills of northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape into an oasis only five miles from downtown D.C., explore the Mansion, dine at the Café, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the formal gardens. Spectacular Gems and Jewelry will display the greatest examples from Hillwood’s collection, left by Marjorie for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans of pieces once owned by Post but currently housed in other museum or private collections. The exhibition will afford the opportunity to examine the great quality and beauty of gems in the collection, their historical significance, and the evolution of twentieth-century jewelry design from the 1900s through the 1960s.

ADULT CLASSES

Workshops

Pastel Summer Workshop: People at the Beach
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
1 Day: Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non-members
Seeing children and adults on a sunny beach is a wonderful sight. This class will take you through the steps of placing the human figure in the pastel painting with confidence. The class will cover design, perspective, scale and composition – all elements of a successful painting – with the additional challenge of integrating the figure in the environment. Bring your photos or Katie will provide the student with reference photos.

Painting

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry will be on display at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

Summer Challenge—A Painting a Day for 15 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
3 weeks: Saturdays August 5, 12 & 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $144 Non-members
All mediums, all levels of experience. Based on the philosophy of the Daily Painting movement; creating one small artwork each day is a great way to improve quickly, loosen up, and develop the discipline to get into the studio every day. Paintings are typically 6”x 6” or 5”x7” and can be any subject, painted from life or from photos. The first session briefly introduces the concept; then the challenge begins with the instructor and enrolled artists all painting together in the Museum’s studio. Over the following two weeks, enrolled artists paint one painting a day in their home studios; then the current week’s work is brought to class for an individual critique and discussion of each artist’s work. The instructor will take on this exciting summer challenge alongside the enrolled artists, and offer her insight and tips along the way. A very popular event, this challenge should fill fast! Don’t miss it! dianeduboismullaly.com

Telling Stories with Small Paintings
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$195 Members, $225 Non-members
Matthew is teaching a workshop on how to paint a small painting (not a miniature) with figures, animals and boats as subject matter. He will show the student how to take a concept and to work out the problems in the initial study. Values, color and composition will be addressed and there will be several demonstrations by the instructor. A small painting can be a short story, a study for a larger piece or a beautiful little gem that stands on its own. This promises to be an exciting workshop so please register early as the class will fill. This workshop is not for beginners.

Pastel

Diane DuBois Mullaly

For the Pastelist: Summer Mentoring Sessions
Mentor: Katie Cassidy 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: 4 Sessions $110 or $35 per session drop-in fee
Spend the hot August days in a cool studio working with fellow pastel artists on individual projects of your design. Katie will be there working on her own pieces and mentoring other artists as needed. Use the time to try new subject, new techniques or materials while you relax and create in a supportive environment. Each session ends with an informative and lively critique. Open to all levels. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 16.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Time and number of weeks: variable
Cost: per hour fee
Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Full Version or Elements), and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame. Contact: George Holzer geo@georgeholzer.com or 410.310.2604 (cell)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES/PROGRAMMING

Sumi-e Painting
Ages 8–14 (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday-Friday, July 31–August 4, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $115 Museum members; $125 non-members
Students in this workshop will learn a unique method to meditate and relax, while painting the “chi” of the nature around them, as Buddhist monks called the Chan did 1000 years ago. This class will teach a simplified version of the traditional meditative Eastern approach and style to nature painting. Participants will learn about traditional Eastern painting media, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper and suzuri inkwell. All materials provided. If the weather is nice, we may be able to go outside to do some ink paintings in the Talbot Historical Society Gardens. Signed permission slips will be necessary for this option. Please bring a hat and sunscreen.

A student having fun at AAM’s Summer Camps.

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp
Ages 6+
Week # 2 Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4
Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram
12:30–3:30 p.m. daily each week
Cost: $105 Museum members; $115 non-members per week

This signature multi-media camp will feature opportunities each week to explore and develop projects from observation and imagination. Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking may be included. Each week is different. All materials provided. Grand viewing of the week’s projects and party on the last day. Parents are invited!

Fun with Photoshop
Grades 5-9
Instructor: Garnette Hines
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $140 Museum members; $150 non-members
Easton High School’s digital media specialist, Garnette Hines, teaches students the basics of digital storytelling using the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop. In this class, students will try their hand at Photoshop painting, create mythological creatures, learn how to create animated gifs, and transform photos of themselves to create surreal special effects, such as flying and other superpowers.

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
Grades: 7–12
Instructor: Katy Trice
Monday–Friday, August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $110 Museum members; $120 non-members

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Short Stories
Grades: 7–12
Instructor: Katy Trice
Monday-Friday, August 7–11, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $110 Museum members; $120 non-members
These are the perfect classes for students who find themselves constantly writing down phrases, stories, stanzas, or narratives. Each day students will start with a free-write prompt, move into reading and reviewing each other’s work, and then play some creative writing games. The morning session is Poetry, and the afternoon session is Fiction and Short Stories. Students are encouraged to sign up for the one they are most interested in, or both if they can’t decide!

The Art Studio
Ages 7–10
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Monday–Friday, August 14–18, 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Cost: $130 Museum members; $140 non-members
A week full of imaginative activities! The Art Studio is a complete art experience that blends fun and creativity. Each day will bring a new project, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, memory jars and more. If you’ve taken one of Ms. Horsey’s camps in the past, you’ll be happy to know that this summer’s Art Studio will feature all new projects. All materials provided.

Dive into the World of Math and Art!
Grades 6–8
Instructor: Deborah Scales
Monday – Friday, August 14-18, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $125 Museum members; $135 non-members
This fun and challenging five-day workshop is for any middle school math student who wants to discover an exciting way to learn math through art-making. If you like art, you may find that you also find a new love for math. We will explore art-making through mathematical strategies, skills and problem solving. We will use basic operations of arithmetic, algebraic formulas, scientific notation, geometric figures, precision measuring, ratios and proportions, linear-point perspective, transformations, and platonic solids. You will begin this school year with a kaleidoscope of math knowledge! In fact, one of our projects is to make M.C. Escher kaleidocycles. M.C. Escher is a famous artist who said, “I was a particularly poor student in math.” Yet, the funny thing is, mathematicians love his art! The instructor, Deborah Scales is a certified K-12 art teacher and teaches middle school math at Lighthouse Christian Academy on Kent Island.

Sketch it! A Sketchbook Journey
Ages 8–13
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Monday–Friday, August 21–25,10 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $130 Museum members; $140 non-members
The ability to quickly sketch an idea or image is a fundamental skill. This camp is for children who love to draw, paint and create, while developing their skills and techniques. A variety of media will be explored, including pencil, pens, watercolors, and colored pencils–all in students’ sketchbooks. Together we’ll make art a daily event, drawing inspiration from nature and our surroundings. All materials provided.

Architecture Camp
Ages 10-13
Instructor: Andrea Milito
Monday–Friday August 7–11 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members; $135 Non-members
Calling all builders and designers! In this camp, students will explore the world of architecture in a hands-on environment. They will learn about the structural differences of various types of buildings and interiors they see every day, work to design a building, and create their own cityscapes! This is a chance for students to learn new skills and see the world around them in a new light.

Band Camps
Instructor: Ray Remesch
Ages: 7-10 years: Dates: July 31-Aug 4
Ages: 10+ Dates: August 7-11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
Band Camp is an opportunity for young musicians to practice effective teamwork and creative expression. The daily schedule will include musicianship masterclasses, group improvisation games and rehearsals for a short Friday afternoon concert. This camp is open to singers and all types of instruments including, but not limited to, the guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, percussion, clarinet, sitar and kazoo. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Recording Arts Camp
Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 9+ Dates: August 14-18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
The Recording Arts Camp is designed for kids who have an interest in DIY music production and want to professionalize their sound. Campers will learn practical strategies they can use whether they’re recording with a phone, a home computer or in a professional studio. The week’s itinerary includes creative group and individual projects, focused workshops and fun challenges/games. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Mini Masters Summer Camps (For Ages Three through Four)

Building and Construction!
August 14 through 17
9 a.m. to noon
Participants will spend the week building and constructing things out of recycled and other materials. Vehicles, buildings, robots, and child-created designs will be some of the items created.

PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesh (410) 829-0335
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during holidays or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance
Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088. www.dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

AAM Summer Camps Offer Creative Alternative to Summer Vacation

The Academy Art Museum is offering a variety of summer camps through the end of the summer that offer a creative alternative to summer vacation. The camps are offered for children of all ages and include a variety of mediums and topics. Children ages 6 years and older can attend two weeks of the Museum’s signature multi-media camp, Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp, (July 24–28 or July 31–August 4, 12:30–3:30 p.m.).

Pictured is a camper at one of the Academy Art Museum’s creative summer camps.

Children ages 10 through 13 can participate in camps for Papier Mâché Sculpture (July 17–21, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.); Play with Clay (July 24–28, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon); and an Architecture Camp (August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.).

The Museum is offering three new camps: Dive into the World of Math and Art! for grades 6 through 8 (August 14-18, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.) and two new creative writing workshops for students in grades 7 through 12: Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:00 noon) and Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Short Stories (August 7–11, 1 – 3 p.m.).

For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Plein Air Exhibition and Lecture at the Avalon Theatre

“Sunday Brunch” by Tracey Frugoli to be featured in this year’s exhibition.

During the upcoming Plein Air Easton Festival, the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation will present at the Avalon Theatre the exhibition, “Curator’s Choice,” featuring Plein Air paintings selected from the Museum’s Permanent Collection by Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD. Through a new collaboration between the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation, the exhibition highlights prize winners and leading pieces from Plein Air Easton between 2006 and 2008, including works by popular plein air artists Tim Bell, Jill Carver, Stephen Griffin and others. The paintings were donated to the Museum by a generous patron of both institutions.

Another feature of the new collaboration is a free slide lecture on “The History of Plein Air Painting,” given by Van Wagenberg on Sunday, July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or pleinaireaston.com.

AAM and THS Sponsors Lecture on Maryland’s Black Soldiers During the Civil War

On Tuesday June 27 at 6 p.m., the Academy Art Museum and the Talbot Historical Society will host a lecture, “Forgotten Warriors: Maryland’s Black Soldiers During the Civil War,” by noted Maryland historian Daniel Carroll Toomey.

During the Civil War 186,000 Black men served in the Union Army. The small state of Maryland, divided in its loyalties, contributed six regiments or about 9,000 men to the Union war effort. An additional regiment was organized in Norfolk, Virginia, but composed mostly of men from the lower Chesapeake Bay region and those who served in the United States Navy. Approximately half of these men were free when they entered the service, the other half slaves who gained their freedom as a condition of enlistment.

Segregated into regiments known as United States Colored Troops and commanded by White officers, these Marylanders of Color forged combat records equal to any units formed after the Emaciation Proclamations took effect. Of the 16 Black soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, seven were Marylanders. Toomey will explain the evolution of these men from slave to soldier and recount their many accomplishments both as soldiers on the battlefield and veterans after the war.

Daniel Carroll Toomey is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the author or co-author of over a dozen books including “The Civil War in Maryland” and “Baltimore During the Civil War.” He has lectured for a number of historical organizations and colleges including the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information and to register, visit academyartmuseum.org.

Academy Art Museum Announces July Events

Reni Gower, Fragments Entwined.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

FABRICation
Through July 9, 2017
The exhibition FABRICation is making its way around the country, coming to the Academy Art Museum by way of Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Co-curated by Reni Gower, professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kristy Deetz, professor in the Art Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, FABRICation features seven artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith) who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication. Funding for FABRICation was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department (ESWA.org).

Parts and Labor: A Survey Exhibition of Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford
Through July 9, 2017
Steven Ford layers colors via simply carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates. The linocut blocks are often re-inked and reprinted with the paper shifted to create layering and cross hatched patterns. The collagraph plates print “real” textures from items such as popsicle sticks and lathe from old plaster walls. Ford works quickly, rolling ink onto the blocks and cranking them through an etching press. At times the thin, strong Asian papers are folded like an accordion bellows and printed, then flattened and printed some more. Steven Ford is represented by Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia.

Steven Ford, Brick Wheel 1, 2009 Linocut & collagraph with chine collé, Collection of the artist.

Luminous Forms: Marble and Bronze Sculpture by Shelley Robzen
Through July 16, 2017
Shelley Robzen’s sculpture is amazing in its purity and its celebration of beauty and craftsmanship. Robzen has a sophisticated sense of form, volume and line. Her sculptures are sensual and sensitive. They are pared down to an essential simplicity. Her sculpture is included in private collections in the United States, Italy, France, England, Canada, Norway, Hong Kong, Israel and Japan. Robzen is represented by Carla Massoni Gallery. The Academy Art Museum is presenting her marble and bronze sculpture in her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S.

Diana Kingman: Easton Abstract June 3–July 19, 2017
Todd R. Forsgren Northern Saw-whet (Aegolius acadicus), 2013 Collection of the Artist
Diana Kingman was born in Philadelphia (1940) and knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. Kingman majored in Art History, including a Junior year in Paris in 1960. Upon return she moved to New York, where she graduated with a degree at Columbia University School of General Studies, then worked at the Bettmann Archive. After travels in East Africa, marriage to a Canadian and two children she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for their four-year program in painting. During art school and for a number of years afterward she worked in a realistic style, painting still lifes, landscapes and the human figure. In the mid-1980s her style evolved into abstract, eventually dropping all references to subject matter, painting in acrylics on paper. Her work has been shown at galleries in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Lyon, France, and Kingman is represented in a number of corporate and private collections. Since 2004 she and her husband moved to Easton from the Philadelphia area where she actively continues to paint in her home studio.

Shelley Robzen, Anima #2, Carrara White Marble.

Annual Members’ Exhibition July 29–September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
Members’ Reception and Judge’s Awards: Friday, July 28, 5:30–7 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. It should be noted that in the last five years, several members have been offered solo exhibitions after having participated in the Members’ Exhibition. The Annual Member’s Exhibition remains one of the Museum’s most popular offerings, providing a venue for our many talented artist members to showcase and sell their works. While updated guidelines are in place to streamline the process, this year’s Annual Member’s Exhibition continues the honored tradition of making the Museum available to all of our members for the exhibition of their artwork.

The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser Continuing
Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) built one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. Literally speaking, the bird sculpture is based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland. Figuratively, however, the artists’ intent is to create a bird sculpture which represents a proud monument to independent thinking and bravery, referencing Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Diana Kingman, Sunny Cove, 2002 Acrylic on paper Collection of the Artist.

Open MIC
2nd Monday of each month including:
July 10 (Rebellion) and August 14 (The Future)
Open MIC is a supportive space for our community to share and cultivate the creativity and talents that thrive here. A variety of performances, demonstrations and presentations are welcome. It is open to all ages. Each month will have a topical (and optional) theme to which contributors are encouraged to relate as directly or abstractly as desired. The Museum will provide a PA system, sound engineer, Steinway grand piano and reasonably-priced refreshments. Email RayRemesch@gmail.com for more information.

ARTFUL ADVENTURE TRIP

Maine
July 31-August 5, 2017
The Museum will travel to Maine from and visit the state’s leading museums, including the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Museum of Art (where former AAM Director Christopher Brownawell serves as Executive Director), the Colby College Museum of Art, the Bowdoin College Art Museum, and more. Led by Director Benjamin Simons and Senior Curator Anke van Wagenberg, participants will enjoy private visits to some of the leading private collections in the region, take in Winslow Homer’s studio at Prouts Neck, and explore the region’s other cultural offerings and fine dining. For further details, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Damika Baker, Director of Development, at dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.

ADULT CLASSES

Pictured are guests enjoying the Academy Art Museum’s Members’ Exhibition.

Workshops

Pastel Summer Workshop: Boats and the Bay
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
1 day Workshop: Saturday July 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non-members
The Eastern Shore is rich in beautiful scenes on and about the water. This class will go right to the heart of the fundamentals of pastel painting – perceiving and recording the values and color; understanding the properties of light; and drawing skills – with a concentration on this specific subject matter. There will be personal attention to help with each student. Class will work from photos and, if needed, photos will be provided by the instructor.

Drawing

Workshop: Fundamentals of Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 Days: Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $110 Members, $132 Non-members, plus $15 Materials Fee payable to instructor
This adult class provides first-time/beginning students with a solid foundation in drawing. Working with pencil and charcoal, students learn to use line, value, composition, and perspective. Students also learn to develop the ability to see as artists. Students often repeat Katie’s drawing classes to refine their control of the medium. A good class for all levels including beginners. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 10.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Time and number of weeks: variable
Cost: per hour fee
Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Full Version or Elements), and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame. Contact: George Holzer geo@georgeholzer.com or 410.310.2604 (cell)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES/PROGRAMMING

Pictured is Michael Allen, a participant of AAM’s new Open MIC (Music, Ideas Culture).

Animal Art Adventures (Including a visit from the Salisbury Zoo!)
Ages 7-13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Wednesday-Friday July 5–7, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $175 Museum members; $185 non-members
This fun and exciting camp offers young artists opportunities to draw, paint and sculpt while discovering the wonders of the animal world. Children will learn realistic art techniques, learn about animal artists of the past, and study a variety of animals through art. Projects will include animal illustrations, mask-making, animal sculptures and much more. On Thursday, July 6, an animal handler from the Salisbury Zoo will bring some exotic live animals for the children to draw.

Puppet-Making Workshop
Ages 6–8
Instructor: Alanna Berman
Monday-Friday, July 10–14, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $125 Museum members; $135 non-members
Puppets are part of our lives. Students can learn how they are made at this interactive camp. The camp will get behind the scenes to see how storytelling works and campers will get hands-on experience in creating a puppet and puppet theater and in learning voice acting. On the final day, there will be a grand performance! Campers will take home their puppet and a video of the performance. All materials provided.

Medieval Castles, Art, and All the King’s People
Ages 6–8
Instructor: Alanna Berman
Monday-Friday, July 10–14, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $115 Museum members; $125 non-members
Do you love stories of brave knights, crazy kings and bold princesses? This camp will show children how to role play their favorite characters by creating flags, hats and 3-D castles. Campers will even create the monster their character must vanquish or the mythical creature it will befriend. Parents are invited to the final day where students will present their characters and their stories! All materials provided.

Winslow Homer’s studio at Prouts Neck, Maine.

Fun with Tie Dyeing
Ages 11–15
Instructor: Katy Trice
Monday-Thursday, July 10–13, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $135 Museum members; $145 non-members
Students will experiment with resist dyeing, spray and scrunch dyeing, and fold dyeing. On the first two days, they will practice folding, binding and tying small squares of fabric and on the last two days, they will create their own design and dye their tee shirts. Students should wear old clothes or bring a smock. All materials provided. Price includes tee shirt. Shirt size needed from each student.

Papier Mâché Sculpture
Ages:10–13
Instructor: Theresa Schram
Monday-Friday, July 17–21, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $120 Museum members; $130 non-members
This dynamic and creative class focuses on 3-D papier mâché sculpture. Teaching artist Theresa Schram will show students how to manipulate the materials and create unique pieces of art. Students will complete two projects—a papier mâché animal head using molding templates and a sculpted 3-D animal of their choice. The projects will alternate each day to allow the previous day’s work to dry. The final day will be spent adding paint, fun details and decorations. All materials provided.

Play with Clay
Ages 8-13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday-Friday, July 24–28, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $120 Museum members; $130 non-members
Students will explore sculpting with different types of molding materials. Aspiring sculptors will learn how to work with different types of clays and sculpting tools, while creating whatever interests them and pushing their creative limits. Various types of ceramic clay, Sculpey polymer clay, salt dough, and paper clay will be explored in this exciting 3D art class. All materials provided.

Sumi-e Painting
Ages 8–14 (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday-Friday, July 31–August 4, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $115 Museum members; $125 non-members
Students in this workshop will learn a unique method to meditate and relax, while painting the “chi” of the nature around them, as Buddhist monks called the Chan did 1000 years ago. This class will teach a simplified version of the traditional meditative Eastern approach and style to nature painting. Participants will learn about traditional Eastern painting media, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper and suzuri inkwell. All materials provided. If the weather is nice, we may be able to go outside to do some ink paintings in the Talbot Historical Society Gardens. Signed permission slips will be necessary for this option. Please bring a hat and sunscreen.

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp
Ages 6+
Week #1 Monday-Friday, July 24–28
Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram
Week # 2 Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4
Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram
12:30–3:30 p.m. daily each week
Cost: $105 Museum members; $115 non-members per week
This signature multi-media camp will feature opportunities each week to explore and develop projects from observation and imagination. Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking may be included. Each week is different. All materials provided. Grand viewing of the week’s projects and party on the last day. Parents are invited!

Fun with Photoshop
Grades 5-9
Instructor: Garnette Hines
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $140 Museum members; $150 non-members
Easton High School’s digital media specialist, Garnette Hines, teaches students the basics of digital storytelling using the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop. In this class, students will try their hand at Photoshop painting, create mythological creatures, learn how to create animated gifs, and transform photos of themselves to create surreal special effects, such as flying and other superpowers.

Band Camps
Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 7-10 years
Dates: June 19-23, July 10-14 and July 31-Aug 4
Ages: 10+ Dates: June 26-30, July 17-21 and August 7-11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
Band Camp is an opportunity for young musicians to practice effective teamwork and creative expression. The daily schedule will include musicianship masterclasses, group improvisation games and rehearsals for a short Friday afternoon concert. This camp is open to singers and all types of instruments including, but not limited to, the guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, percussion, clarinet, sitar and kazoo. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Katie Cassidy

Recording Arts Camp
Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 9+ Dates: July 24-28 and August 14-18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
The Recording Arts Camp is designed for kids who have an interest in DIY music production and want to professionalize their sound. Campers will learn practical strategies they can use whether they’re recording with a phone, a home computer or in a professional studio. The week’s itinerary includes creative group and individual projects, focused workshops and fun challenges/games. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesh (410) 829-0335
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during holidays or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance

Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088. www.dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

AAM Spring Event Raises $130,00 To Benefit Education and Outreach

Academy Art Museum Board Chair, Carolyn Williams and Honorary Co-Chair Gray Boutté.

The Academy Art Museum welcomed 250 guests to its recent Spring Event, raising $130,000 to benefit the Museum’s educational and outreach programs. The theme of the event, “The Art of Color,” was inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions, “Parts and Labor: A Survey Exhibition of Print and Collage Works By Steven Ford” and “FABRICation.”

Event chairs Caroline Boutté, Peter Gallagher, Gray Boutté and Krista Boutté made color abound throughout the Museum to compliment the colorful artwork in the Museum galleries.  Music at the event was provided by The Eric Byrd Trio.

Sponsors for this year’s event included Mr. Bruce Wiltsie and Mr. Bill Davenport, Maxine and Bill Millar, Clark Charitable Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Saul, Carolyn H. Williams, Catherine Collins McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. George P.A. Eysymontt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Granville, Amy Haines and Richard Marks, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hunter, Tim and Pat Roche, JT and Mary Tydings Smith, Judy and Henry Stansbury, Mr. and Mrs. John “Chip” Akridge, Nancy and CG Appleby, Richard and Ellen Bodorff, Caroline Boutte and Peter Gallagher, Craig and Karen Fuller, Jeffrey Parker and Chance Negri, Mr. and Mrs. David W. Willse, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Doehler, Holly and Paul Fine, Rodanthe and Paul Hanrahan, Robin Johnson, II, and Ruth Noble Groom, Simma and Ron Liebman, Robert and Doris Fischer Malesardi, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Pickle, Mr. John Pinney and Ms. Donna Cantor, Franklin Raines and Denise Grant, The Seip Family Foundation, Peter and Hanna Woicke, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wyman. Corporate Partners included Avon Dixon Insurance Agency, PNC Wealth Management, The Star Democrat, Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop, Ashley Insurance, Wells Fargo Advisors, What’s Up Media, and Sugarplum Tent Company.

Academy Art Museum Hosts Juneteenth Celebration on June 17

Pictured is a young participant at the Annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth, one of the most important African American holidays in the country, marks the abolition of slavery and the end of the Civil War. On Saturday June 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host a celebration which will commemorate Emancipation Day, celebrate the significant contributions of African Americans in our country, and reflect on the common values that we share as a community.

Free activities include screening of the film, 13th, a NETFLIX original documentary by Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma; a Community BBQ in the Museum’s Courtyard; and the opportunity for individuals and families to create their own quilt patch, using slave codes. Participants will also be able to view and learn more about the Sesquicentennial 1864 Maryland Slave Emancipation Quilt. For the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) commissioned a quilt to visualize the stories of people, places, and events in every Maryland county and Baltimore City before, at the time of, or after the ratification of Article 24. In addition, there will be entertainment by local artists and keynote address by Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, designer of the Emancipation Quilt. Local vendors include Talbot Rising, Talbot Mentors, Neighborhood Service Center, Imagination Library and LivAgain/ArtBar. 

For information visit academyartmuseum.org/juneteeth or contact Damika Baker, Director of Development (410) 822-2787 or dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.

AAM Hosts Lecture on Hollyday and Wise Photographic Collections

Larry Denton

On Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Larry Denton, President of the Talbot Historical Society, will give an illustrated lecture featuring a number of the historic photos of the collections of H. Robins Hollyday and Laird Wise. The featured photos will include early aerial photographs of the county, the first phone booth in Easton, the Original Floating Theatre at Easton Point, a Pennsylvania Railroad Engine running through downtown Easton, and many more.

The Talbot Historical Society is home to a world-class photograph collection centered on the collections of H. Robins Hollyday and Laird Wise, with some 60,000 negatives. The negatives are being scanned using a software program to digitize the photograph. Once digitized, the photos can be used by researchers, in society exhibits, and even enlarged and sold.

Denton, a former dean of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins University, is a Civil War historian who has lectured widely throughout the mid-Atlantic. He has authored three books, “A Southern Star for Maryland, Maryland and the Secession Crisis (Publishing Concepts, 1995)”; “William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis, The Effort to Prevent Civil War (McFarland & Company, 2009)”; and “Unionists in Virginia, Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War (The History Press, 2014).”

The cost of the lecture is $20 for Museum members and $24 for non-members. For further information or to register for the lecture, contact the Academy Art Museum at 410-822-2787 or visit academyartmuseum.org

Academy Art Museum Hosts First Studio Sale

On Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Academy Art Museum’s instructors, artists and students are cleaning out their studios and selecting artwork to be featured in a one-day sale at the Museum. No artwork will cost over $300. The Studio Sale will include framed and unframed drawings, paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, pottery, art prints and large quantity of art books. The sale offers the opportunity to purchase original art from some of the region’s best artists.

Many Academy Art Museum artists will participate in The Studio Sale on June 3, 2017. Pictured left to right are participating local artists Heather Crow and Katie Cassidy.

According to local artist Katie Cassidy, Educational Consultant at the Museum, “Many people would like to buy original art for their homes, but often find it to be too expensive. This is a great opportunity to buy original art from 40 local artists at a very reasonable price. We are excited to hold this event at the Museum.”

Contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net for additional information. The rain date is June 10.

Academy Art Museum Announces June Events

Reni Gower, Fragments Entwined.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

FABRICation
Through July 9, 2017
The exhibition FABRICation is making its way around the country, coming to the Academy Art Museum by way of Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Co-curated by Reni Gower, professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kristy Deetz, professor in the Art Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, FABRICation features seven artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith) who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication. Funding for FABRICation was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department (ESWA.org).

Parts and Labor: A Survey Exhibition of Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford
Through July 9, 2017
Steven Ford layers colors via simply carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates. The linocut blocks are often re-inked and reprinted with the paper shifted to create layering and cross hatched patterns. The collagraph plates print “real” textures from items such as popsicle sticks and lathe from old plaster walls. Ford works quickly, rolling ink onto the blocks and cranking them through an etching press. At times the thin, strong Asian papers are folded like an accordion bellows and printed, then flattened and printed some more. Steven Ford is represented by Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia.

Steven Ford, Brick Wheel 1, 2009 Linocut & collagraph with chine collé, Collection of the artist.

Luminous Forms: Marble and Bronze Sculpture by Shelley Robzen
Through July 16, 2017
Shelley Robzen’s sculpture is amazing in its purity and its celebration of beauty and craftsmanship. Robzen has a sophisticated sense of form, volume and line. Her sculptures are sensual and sensitive. They are pared down to an essential simplicity. Her sculpture is included in private collections in the United States, Italy, France, England, Canada, Norway, Hong Kong, Israel and Japan. Robzen is represented by Carla Massoni Gallery. The Academy Art Museum is presenting her marble and bronze sculpture in her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S.

Diana Kingman: Easton Abstract Through July 19, 2017
Todd R. Forsgren Northern Saw-whet (Aegolius acadicus), 2013 Collection of the Artist
Diana Kingman was born in Philadelphia (1940) and knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. Kingman majored in Art History, including a Junior year in Paris in 1960. Upon return she moved to New York, where she graduated with a degree at Columbia University School of General Studies, then worked at the Bettmann Archive. After travels in East Africa, marriage to a Canadian and two children she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for their four-year program in painting. During art school and for a number of years afterward she worked in a realistic style, painting still lifes, landscapes and the human figure. In the mid-1980s her style evolved into abstract, eventually dropping all references to subject matter, painting in acrylics on paper. Her work has been shown at galleries in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Lyon, France, and Kingman is represented in a number of corporate and private collections. Since 2004 she and her husband moved to Easton from the Philadelphia area where she actively continues to paint in her home studio.

The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser Continuing
Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) built one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. Literally speaking, the bird sculpture is based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland. Figuratively, however, the artists’ intent is to create a bird sculpture which represents a proud monument to independent thinking and bravery, referencing Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass.

Shelley Robzen, Anima #2, Carrara White Marble

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE STUDIO SALE
BE ORIGINAL—BUY ART!
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. (rain date: June 10)
The Academy Art Museum’s instructors, artists and students are cleaning out their studios for this one-day sale. No work will cost over $300! Included will be framed and unframed drawings, paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, pottery, art prints and large quantity of art books! Contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net for additional information.

Open MIC
2nd Monday of each month including:
June 12 (Identity)
Open MIC is a supportive space for our community to share and cultivate the creativity and talents that thrive here. A variety of performances, demonstrations and presentations are welcome. It is open to all ages. Each month will have a topical (and optional) theme to which contributors are encouraged to relate as directly or abstractly as desired. The Museum will provide a PA system, sound engineer, Steinway grand piano and reasonably-priced refreshments. Email RayRemesch@gmail.com for more information.

Diana Kingman, Sunny Cove, 2002 Acrylic on paper Collection of the Artist

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Saturday June 17 Noon–5 p.m.
Juneteenth, one of the most important African American holidays in the country, marks the abolition of slavery and the end of the Civil War. The Celebration will commemorate Emancipation Day, celebrate the significant contributions of African Americans in our country, and reflect on the common values that we share as a community. Free activities include screening of the film, 13th, a NETFLIX original documentary by Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma; Community BBQ in the Museum’s Courtyard; and create your own African American Family Quilt Patch using Underground Railroad Quilt Codes. For information visit academyartmuseum.org/juneteeth or contact Damika Baker, Director of Development (410) 822-2787 or dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.

ADULT CLASSES

Workshops

Pastel Summer Workshop: Big, Bold and Beautiful Skies
Instructor: Katie Cassidy 1 Day Workshop: June 17 Time, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $70 Members, $84 Non-members $5 Materials Fee payable to instructor
Clouds and skies are full of interest, volume and color. This class will introduce the student to the many techniques for creating beautiful skies in the landscape. Temperature, morning light and evening light and atmospheric perspective will be discussed. The class will work from student’s photos or Katie will provide this reference material.

JUNE Wild About Flowers! Painting Flowers in the Impressionist Landscape
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
1 Day: Saturday June 17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members (Bring a bag lunch)
All mediums, all levels of experience. This indoor mini-workshop is for painters who love flowers, and want to know more about how to capture their essence in the Impressionist landscape. Learn to describe their distinctive forms, and discover the surprising colors found in their highlights and shadows. This workshop includes written materials, a short demonstration, and plenty of painting time with personal attention. Please bring your favorite photos of flowers in the landscape, and a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. dianeduboismullaly.com.

Many Museum artists will participate in The Studio Sale on June 3, 2017.

Mix it Up with Monotypes
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
1 day workshop: Saturday, June 24 Time: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $78 Non-members, Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor
Infuse your image making with multiple mediums. Students will explore image making by mixing monotypes with other color mediums. After printing trace monotypes they will enhance the images using watercolors, pastels and collage. A great way to kick start ideas and exciting mark-making techniques.

Introduction to Linoleum Blockprinting
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick 4 days: Monday, June 19–Thursday June 22 Time: 9:30 a.m.–12 Noon
Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members, $10 Materials Fee payable to instructor
Students will learn the basics of linoleum block printing by tracing images, cutting out negative spaces, inking and printing. They will also make multiblock, multicolor prints. Sharp cutting tools for block carving will be used. In the beginning and for fun, the class will do sailboat images. Students may bring in photos and sketches to work from. Ages 16 and over.

Mosaic

Introduction to Mosaics
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 days: June 20 and June 21, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $78 Non-members, $15 Materials Fee payable to instructor
Before you throw away your broken china with those pretty flowers and colors, incorporate it into a keepsake mosaic piece that will remind you of the beauty you’ve always had. Learn the basics of making a mosaic piece. Each student will take home a finished mosaic to brighten up a space with its reflective properties. Students should bring in pottery shards or jewelry items they would like to incorporate into their piece. Tools, safety glasses, adhesives, grout, mortar, gloves, backing boards and glass and pottery shards will be available.

Pastel

Pictured is Michael Allen, a participant of the Academy Art Museum’s new Open MIC (Music, Ideas Culture).

Introduction to Pastels
Instructor: Katie Cassidy 3
3 Days: Tuesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $90 Members, $108 Non-members $15 Materials Fee payable to instructor
Katie will introduce you to the wonderful world of pastels. A favorite medium of the instructor, pastel is a beautiful drawing medium and a great way to begin to understand color theory in art. After a brief history of the medium the instructor will demonstrate different strokes and styles. The student will then experiment with a variety pastels and papers on a still life study. Come with your enthusiasm and your creative spirit – all supplies will be included.

Printing

Relief Monoprint
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
3 days: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 members, $210 Non-members All materials will be provided for fee of $35 payable to the instructor at the first class
This printmaking class will combine carved linoleum plates with painterly monoprints. We’ll create simple linocuts and print them atop monoprints made from painting on plexiglas plates. The layering will result in vibrant designs, as “process” leads us to product. Monoprints will be printed in an etching press on fine archival paper, while relief prints will be hand printed over these with a baren. Layering results in unexpected vibrancy, which is one of the fascinations of artist-pulled, original prints.

Introduction to Linoleum Blockprinting
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
4 days: Monday, June 19–Thursday June 22, 9:30 a.m.–12 Noon
Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members $10 Materials Fee payable to instructor
Students will learn the basics of linoleum block printing by tracing images, cutting out negative spaces, inking and printing. They will also make multiblock, multicolor prints. Sharp cutting tools for block carving will be used. In the beginning and for fun, the class will do sailboat images. Students may bring in photos and sketches to work from. Ages 16 and over.

Pictured are participants at the Annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Photography

Outdoor Photography on the Chesapeake Bay
Instructor: Jay Fleming 1 day; June 24 Saturday, time TBD depending on boat availability
Cost: $200 Members, $240 Non-members (plus an additional expense to go on a workboat to photograph crabbing)
Skilled photographer Jay Fleming will give participants an exceptional hands-on experience. Photographers will start the day by shooting on the water with Jay (location TBD – somewhere in Talbot County) while learning about digital SLR camera techniques, natural lighting and different approaches to shooting subjects on the Chesapeake Bay. After a morning shoot, participants will head to the classroom at the Academy Art Museum where they will review editing and retouching techniques on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Jay will comment on the technical qualities of the student’s images and retouch three images from the sunrise shoot. It is strongly recommended that students are familiar with a digital SLR and Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom. Maximum of 6 people. See Jay’s work at jayflemingphotography.com.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Time and number of weeks: variable
Cost: per hour fee
Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Full Version or Elements), and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame. Contact: George Holzer geo@georgeholzer.com or 410.310.2604 (cell)

Rosemary Cooley

CHILDREN’S CLASSES/PROGRAMMING

Bring Your Drawings to Life with Adobe Illustrator
Grades 6–9
Instructor: Chris Pittman
Monday–Friday, June 19–23, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $135 Museum members; $145 non-members
Participants learn the basics of drawing by hand and on the computer, learning how to sketch more quickly and accurately and discover the techniques employed by comic book artists, Disney animators, and children’s book illustrators. Students will then be able to bring their drawings to life using the program Adobe Illustrator. No experience is required—just a love of art and drawing.

Oil Painting Outdoors in Plein Air!
Ages 12+ (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Monday­–Thursday, June 26–29, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $135 Museum members; $145 non-members
Easton is an international hub for plein air painting, as evidenced by the world-class artists its annual festival attracts. Award-winning local artist, Diane DuBois Mullaly, is eager to show young artists the magic of painting outdoors. This camp is for students who have never painted outdoors in plein air, as well as for those who have some experience. Participants will learn to mix oil colors from the three primary colors, plus white, and then paint skies, clouds, trees, flowers, buildings and street scenes. Please bring a hat, sunblock and water and wear old clothes! All art materials are provided.

Band Camps
Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 7-10 years
Dates: June 19-23, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Ages: 10+
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
Band Camp is an opportunity for young musicians to practice effective teamwork and creative expression. The daily schedule will include musicianship masterclasses, group improvisation games and rehearsals for a short Friday afternoon concert. This camp is open to singers and all types of instruments including, but not limited to, the guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, percussion, clarinet, sitar and kazoo. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Jay Fleming

PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesh (410) 829-0335
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during holidays or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

VOICE LESSONS

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Erika Knepp (443) 254-0157
Exploring techniques, performance skills, and even stress therapy can be a part of each individualized program. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance

Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088. www.dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.