Academy Art Museum’s July Events

EXHIBITIONS

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

FABRICation

Through July 9

FABRICation features seven artists who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication.

Parts and Labor: A Survey Exhibition of Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford

Through July 9

Steven Ford layers colors via simply carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates. Luminous Forms: Marble and Bronze Sculpture by Shelley Robzen

Through July 16

Shelley Robzen’s sculpture is amazing in its purity and its celebration of beauty and craftsmanship.

Diana Kingman: Easton Abstract

Through July 19

In 2004 Diana and her husband moved to Easton from the Philadelphia area where she actively continues to paint abstract works in her home studio.

Annual Members’ Exhibition

July 29–September 4

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.

Guests enjoying the Academy Art Museum’s Members’ Exhibition.

The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser

Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) built one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC

2nd Monday of each month: 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. Email RayRemesch@gmail.com for more information.

ARTFUL ADVENTURE TRIP

Maine • July 31-August 5

Visit the state’s leading museums. 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. Contact Damika Baker, Director of Development, at dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.

ADULT CLASSES

Pastel Summer Workshop: Boats and the Bay

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

July 15 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

July 8 – 9 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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. A good class for all levels including beginners.

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 410-310-2604.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES/PROGRAMMING

Animal Art Adventures

Ages 7-13

Instructor: Dawn Malosh

July 5–7 • 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 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

July 10–14 • 9:30 a.m.–noon

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.

Medieval Castles, Art and All the King’s People

Ages 6–8

Instructor: Alanna Berman

July 10–14 • 1-3 p.m. 

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.

Fun with Tie Dyeing

Ages 11–15

Instructor:  Katy Trice

July 10–13 • 1–3 p.m.

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 t-shirts.

Papier Mâché Sculpture

Ages: 10–13

Instructor: Theresa Schram

July 17–21 • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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.

Play with Clay

Ages 8-13 Instructor: Dawn Malosh

July 24–28 • 9:30 a.m.–noon

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.

Sumi-e Painting

Ages 8–14 (Adults welcome)

Instructor: Dawn Malosh

July 31–August 4 • 9:30 a.m.–noon

Students in this workshop will learn a unique method to meditate and relax, while painting the “chi” of the nature around them. 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.

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp

Week #1 July 24–28 or Week # 2 July 31–August 4

Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram

12:30–3:30 p.m. daily each week

Ages 6+ 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. Grand viewing of the week’s projects and party on the last day.

Fun with Photoshop

Grades 5-9. Instructor: Garnette Hines

July 31-August 4 • 1 – 3 p.m.

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. June 19-23, July 10-14 and July 31-August 4

Ages: 10+. June 26-30, July 17-21 and August 7-11

9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day

Band Camp is an opportunity for young musicians to practice effective teamwork and creative expression. The daily schedule will include musicianship master classes, 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.

Recording Arts Camp

Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 9+

July 24-28 and August 14-18 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day

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

PIANO and GUITAR LESSONS

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.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance

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

 

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

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