AAM Classes, Workshops, Camps and Lessons in June

During the month of June, the Academy Art Museum in Easton is offering the following classes, workshops, camps and lessons. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.


Pastel Summer Workshop: Big, Bold and Beautiful Skies

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

June 17 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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.

Painting Flowers in the Impressionist Landscape

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

June 17 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Mix it Up with Monotypes

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

June 24 • 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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.

Introduction to Linoleum Blockprinting

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

June 19–22 • 9:30 a.m.–Noon

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. Ages 16 and over.

Introduction to Mosaics

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

June 20-21 • 1–4 p.m.

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. 

Introduction to Pastels

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

June 20 –22 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 of pastels and papers on a still life study.

Relief Monoprint

Instructor: Rosemary Cooley

June 9-11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This printmaking class will combine carved linoleum plates with painterly monoprints. 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.

Outdoor Photography on the Chesapeake Bay

Instructor: Jay Fleming

June 24

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 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.

Lighthouse, by Jay Fleming

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop

Instructor: George Holzer

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 at geo@georgeholzer.com or call 410-310-2604.


Bring Your Drawings to Life with Adobe Illustrator

Instructor: Chris Pittman

June 19–23 • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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. For Grades 6–9.

Oil Painting Outdoors in Plein Air

Ages 12+ (Adults welcome)

Instructor:  Diane DuBois Mullaly

June 26–29 • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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.

Band Camps

Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 7-10 years

June 19-23 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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. Contact Ray Remesch at 410-829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Piano and Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Raymond Remesh

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 Ray Remesch at 410-829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Voice Lessons

Instructor: Erika Knepp

Exploring techniques, performance skills and even stress therapy can be a part of each individualized program. Call Erika at 443-254-0157.

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance

Contact Amanda Showell at 302-377-3088 or visit www.dancingontheshore.com for more information.



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