Programs

Workshops and Demonstrations on Rocky Neck

A vital aspect of the Rocky Neck Art Colony is our outreach to the community through classes, workshops and demonstrations. Anchored as it is by the new Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the colony looks to offer many different kinds of learning experiences this summer. Perhaps one of these scenarios sound familiar to you:

  1. I’d love to go back to school for art, but I can’t find the time.
  2. I need to do something to reinvigorate my art practice.
  3. My vacation would be more rewarding if I could take a painting class.
  4. I’d like to see the kids do more than go to the beach.

Scroll through our workshop and demonstration list and see if one of our offerings fits your unique set of circumstances. When you enroll, you become part of one of the oldest working art colonies in North America and take part in a proud tradition of making art surrounded by a community of artists. To get an application or to ask questions, please contact:workshops@rockyneckartcolony.org.


Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with oil painter, Brett X. Gamache

Brett Gamache painting

Saturday, June 14, 9 AM-2 PM
At RNAC’s Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester, MA

Experience the joy of painting on site by joining a small group of fellow artists in a Plein Air Landscape Painting workshop on Saturday, June 14th from 9 AM -2 PM on Gloucester's Rocky Neck. Gamache provides one-on-one instruction as participants paint at near by locations. Topics will cover setting up, beginning a painting, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. A brief critique will be held during lunch from 1-2 PM. Participants will meet at the Cultural Center at 9 AM with their painting materials —including an easel, palette, canvas(es), paints and brushes—along with a bag lunch. This workshop compliments the ongoing exhibition, LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES: Recent Paintings by Brett X. Gamache at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, June 7-29.  You may view more of Gamache’s work online at www.brettgamache.com.

Workshop fee: $100 (RNAC members, $75) Artists who wish to stay for the afternoon painting session from 2 to 5 PM may do so for an additional $40 (RNAC members $25). Participants may watch a demonstration by Gamache and/or work alongside the instructor. Limited to 12 participants, all levels of experience welcome. Rain date: Sunday, June 15, 9 AM-2 PM. For questions or to reserve a space in the workshop, please contact Brett Gamache at brettxg@aol.com.


Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Tim Hawkesworth

Tim Hawkesworth

Artist Talk

Timothy Hawkesworth, (www. http://timhawkesworth.com/) our 2014 Distinguished Artist/Teacher of the Goetemann Artist Residency program, will present an artist talk on Sunday, August 24th at 2pm at the Cape Ann Museum, located at 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA. (www.capeannmuseum.org)

Following the lecture, a reception in honor of Hawkesworth will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester,MA (http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/)

Workshop

Hawkesworth will then be in residence to lead a three day workshop using both the Cultural Center and the residency studio on Monday through Wednesday (25, 26, 27) from 9am to 12pm each day.  The studios will continue to be open 12 – 5PM each day for participants to continue working. The upper level gallery of the Cultural Center will be open to the public after noon during this time.

The fee for the three-day workshop is $300 per person for RNAC members and $400 for non-members. To register, please email RNACresidency@gmail.com. We will send a confirmation of your space or position on waitlist.  Payment is due upon confirmation. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

Hawkesworth will also make six studio visits, approximately fifty minute each, around Cape Ann during his stay. Studio visits are for non-workshop attendees only. Cost per visit is $25 for RNAC members and $50 for non-members. To register, please email RNACresidency@gmail.com. We will send a confirmation or position on waitlist.  Payment is due upon confirmation. Spaces are limited; first come, first served. Time choices will be worked out later this summer, closer to August.

 

 

 

 


Click to see complete list of workshops on and off Rocky Neck.