2021 Upcoming Workshops

Tulip Paint-a-Thon, May 12 & 13

All systems go! Lovely day. And there are still tulips:

Time to get outside and paint. Generous Gardeners planted 30,000 tulips along The Boulevard in Gloucester and the bulbs are getting ready to put on their show. Sort of a flash-mob plein air, let’s convene at the Fishermens’ Wives Memorial statue around 11 AM on Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 & 13, to put the show on canvas, sketchbook, paper or pad.

Watercolor Tulips, by Joyce Roessler

We’re asking for a $20 donation, to be split between Rocky Neck Art Colony and Generous Gardeners. No instruction. Just bring your enthusiasm.

Check back here for more updates and last-minute info (like rain).

2021 Upcoming Workshops

Keep Busy in March

Lots of classes.

If you’re interested in printing, you’ll want to take Maria Malatesta’s Gelli printing class focusing on Mixed Media. It runs the weekend of March 13-14. Get more info and sign up here

Block printing is the domain of Mary Rhinelander. She asks that you have previous experience to join this class. This’ll be a fun workshop, running for five Saturdays, starting the first day of spring! Get all the info here

Soon to be added: Need a little nudge to get your sketchbook practice under way? Artist Loren Doucette is the master nudged with feedback, prompts and loads of encouragement. Class runs four Tuesdays, from noon-1:30, starting March 9. Sign-up here

2021 Upcoming Workshops

Mindful Drawing, Early March

I first met Erica Beade in a very quiet room tucked into the second floor in the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Of course it was quiet — it was full of taxidermied birds and small animals. Erica was teaching a class on drawing birds, and I’ve been hooked on her calm and patient style ever since.

Although I haven’t taken her popular Mindful Drawing class, I’m very glad to offer it at RNAC (virtually, of course). And, it’s not just for artists. Got a pencil? Get mindful.

The class is one morning only, Wednesday, March 3, from 9:30 to 11:30. Cost is $40 for RNAC members, with a limit of 10 students. Don’t miss this one!

Here’s the sign-up page.

2021 Upcoming Workshops

Great Classes in February

Two winners for the Portrait with Amy Sudarsky:

But, wait: There’s going to be more. Loren Doucette will lead a class on the Sketchbook (get yours ready!), from noon – 1:30 on Thursdays. Lunch with Loren! Link coming soon!