Academy Art Museum in August


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

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Through September 4

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.


Open MIC

2nd Monday of each month including August 14 (The Future)

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 for more information.


HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS: Spectacular Gems and Jewelry

August 9

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 Post for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans of pieces once owned by Marjorie 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 20th-century jewelry design from the 1900s through the 1960s.


Pastel Summer Workshop: People at the Beach

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

August 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

A Painting a Day for 15 Days

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

August 5, 12 and 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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. 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.

“Fishing for a Compliment,” by Diane Dubois Mullaly


Telling Stories with Small Paintings

Instructor: Matthew Hillier

August 26 and 27, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Matthew is teaching a workshop on how to paint a small painting (not a miniature) with figures, animals and boats as subject matter.

For the Pastelist: Summer Mentoring Sessions

Mentor: Katie Cassidy

August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Work 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.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop

Instructor: George Holzer

Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Contact George Holzer or 410-310-2604.


Sumi-e Painting

Ages 8–14 (Adults welcome)

Instructor: Dawn Malosh

July 31–August 4, 9:30 a.m.–noon

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

Ages 6+

July 31–August 4, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram

Explore and develop projects from observation and imagination. Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking may be included.

Fun with Photoshop

Grades 5-9

Instructor: Garnette Hines

July 31-August 4, 1 – 3 p.m.

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

August 7–11, 10 a.m.–noon

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Short Stories

Grades: 7–12

Instructor: Katy Trice

August 7–11, 1 – 3 p.m.

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.

The Art Studio

Ages 7–10

Instructor: Susan Horsey

August 14–18, 10 a.m. – noon

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.

Dive into the World of Math and Art! 

Grades 6–8

Instructor: Deborah Scales

August 14-18, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

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.

Sketch it! A Sketchbook Journey 

Ages 8–13

Instructor: Susan Horsey

August 21–25,10 a.m.–noon

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.

Architecture Camp

Ages 10-13

Instructor: Andrea Milito

August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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.

Band Camps

Instructor: Ray Remesch

Ages: 7-10 years: Dates: July 31-August 4

Ages: 10+ Dates: 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 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

Recording Arts Camp

Instructor: Ray Remesch

Ages: 9+ August 14-18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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

Mini Masters Summer Camps

Building and Construction! Ages 3-4

August 14-17, 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

Instructor: Raymond Remesh

Contact Ray at 410-829-0335 for lesson schedule and cost.


Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance

Call Amanda Showell at 302-377-3088 or visit


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


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