Rockport Art Association Summer Kids Classes & Sketch Groups



Figure Sketch Group 7:00pm to 9:30pm (short pose)

A model takes several short poses progressing from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. No instruction.

The Figure Group is $10 per person and meets year ’round. No pre-registration required.

Peter DeNigris is the monitor, 508-662-9985.

The sketch group meets in the Studio of the Rockport Art Association, located behind and below the RAA’s

Maddocks Gallery on the alley across from the public library.


Figure Sketch Group 1:00pm – 4:00pm

One long pose is often used for a month at a time, giving the viewer adequate time to study the subject and produce completed works of art. Artists may work in any medium. No instruction is provided.

The Figure Group is $10 per person and meets year ’round. No pre-registration required.

Fred Jillson is the monitor, 978-281-5144.

The sketch group meets at 66 Bray Street, Gloucester, MA


Garden Sculpture – Kathy Hilliard ~ July 11 – 15 ~ 10:00 – 12:00

Design your own sundial, birdbath, garden stepping stones and more! Use concrete, beach glass, pottery shards and personal collectibles.

Learn a variety of sculpting and decorating techniques – from casting to mosaics. Dress for a mess!

Painted Furniture – Pam Jones ~ July 25 – 2 9 ~ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn the brush strokes, color wheel & decorative techniques of folk art. Students should bring in one (or two small) pieces of furniture such as

chairs, stools, tables, etc. that they wish to paint. Let your imagination go wild in making your selection . . . Yard Sales are a great source!

Sculpture – Erin O’Sullivan ~ August 1 – 5 ~ 10:00 – 12:00

Assume the role of artist as dreamer, observer & storyteller . . . and have fun while creating 3-D sculpture. Young artists learn how to work with plaster,

armatures, wire & found objects while working on diverse projects such as animal masks, figurative sculpture, mobiles, casting & abstracts constructions.

Discover the thrill of creation while building self-confidence as an artist.

Drawing & Painting Session I – Becky Merry ~ August 8 – 12 ~ 10:00 – 12:00

Have fun while learning to develop your drawing & painting skills. Become familiar with the elements of basic drawing, observation, perspective &

composition, as well as color mixing & watercolor techniques. Plein air drawing & painting methods will be used with beautiful Rockport as your outdoor studio.

Cartooning – Will Workman ~ August 15 – 19 ~ 10:00 – 12:00 ~ Ages 8 & Up

Create your very own cartoon! Students will select a format, decide on a story type and design a character showing action, lighting & stagecraft.

With the focus on narrative, students will complete their stories in page or strip form, accompanied by a poster of their characters.

Drawing & Painting Session II – Becky Merry ~ August 22 – 26 ~ 10:00 – 12:00

Because of the popularity of this workshop, students will be given two opportunities to hone their creative skills while learning the

foundation of the classically trained artist!

All kids classes are $80 per child. All materials are supplied. The classes meet in the studio of the RAA at 12 Main Street Rockport.

For more info please visit the RAA website or call: 978.546.6604