“Art Sampler: Intro to All Media" presented by SAA Instructors
Classes: Tuesdays, 10/8-11/5
Location: Alliance Arts Center, 124 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA
Cost: $115 members/$125 non-member
This class is supported in part by a grant from The Fund for Sandwich.
This class will only be offered this Fall. Class size is limited to ensure that each student will receive enough individual attention. Don’t delay in registering to secure your seat!
Here’s a class for those just starting out in art, or for existing artists who want to experiment with new media. Our instructors will encourage you and lead you on an artistic adventure. This hands-on class will explore a new media each week with a new instructor, drawing, acrylic, watercolor, pastel. The class will conclude with mixed media to show you how to combine multiple mediums for very different effects on your paintings from class.
On the last day of class, we will be joined by some of the instructors in the following half hour for an “art show” of all in-class work.
No art experience is needed. You will try it all and decide which future classes are for you!
Instruction will be provided for the following mediums:
Week 1 Drawing with Donna Rockwell
Week 2 Acrylics with Peggy Richard
Week 3 Watercolor with Rita Bernier
Week 4 Pastel with Betsy Payne Cook
Week 5 Mixed Media with Pat Mosca
All material will be provided. Students should bring all paintings to the last class in order to experiment with mixed media.
Instructor: Ms. Donna Rockwell
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration, Donna has worked as a designer, illustrator and fine artist for 20+ years. Teaching experience includes instruction in both computer and traditional art methods at Arlington Catholic High School and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Additionally, she has provided instruction assistance at the University of Colorado in printmaking. She can be found creating art of all kinds at her Do Well Studio in Sandwich, MA.
Instructor: Ms. Peggy Richard
Peggy has a B.A. and M.Ed. in art education and taught in north central Massachusetts before relocating to Sandwich in 2013. She is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Center, a member of the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Sandwich Arts Alliance and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Her work has been accepted in many juried shows throughout Massachusetts and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show in the 2018 National Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Center. She studies with Mary Moquin and Ed Chesnovitch. She is currently working on her second one-woman show to be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, May 2020.
Instructor: Ms. Rita Bernier
Instructor: Ms. Betsy Payne Cook
Betsy Payne Cook paints exclusively with pastels, and is honored to be a juried artist member of the PastelSociety of America and to have achieved signature membership of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC). Betsy is acknowledged as a juried Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Center. Betsy is represented by True Grit Gallery in Middleboro,MA. She a frequent guest exhibitor at Woodruffs Art Center, Mashpee, MA. Betsy paints in her home studio and en plein air wherever her travels take her. Betsy records her thoughts and experiences as an artist in her e-newsletter and blog “Painting In and Out”. Her hope is to provide inspiration and insight while sharing her love of pastels and her life as a plein air and studio artist. She was invited to be a demonstrator for the 2018 “Mastering Your Mark” Art Conference held in Hyannis, MA. Betsy is delighted to be an art mentor for the ArtWorks program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in art. She teaches pastel workshops and classes, and is on the faculty of the Falmouth Arts Center ,the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Sandwich Arts Alliance. Betsy organizes Cape Cod plein air classes and workshops including destination plein air painting workshops. In 2017 she led a group of artists to Cardiff, Wales Great Britain for a week of painting and exploring. Betsy has partnered with tour guide and her next adventure is to offer an artist’s retreat to Italy in 2020. Betsy’s pastel paintings have been exhibited in many competitive local and national juried exhibitions, having won numerous awards. A selection of her paintings from her series “The View Below- allegorical seascapes” are in an invitational exhibit at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum through September 3, 2019. A selection of her plein air paintings will be at the True Grit Gallery in September 2019 for her feature artist show “Journeys: en Plein Air and Studio Paintings”. In 2017 & 2018, her collection “Traversing the Atlantic: Travels with my Pastels” rotated through local venues. In addition, Betsy paints for her series of “Nocturnes: Dusk to Night “ Betsy attended the College of St. Rose in her home town of Albany, N.Y, earning a B.S. Art Education & a M.S. Special Education. Her career as an educator and administrator ended in 2015 when she decided to pursue her art. Cape Cod was always a family favorite for a week’s vacation, or a weekend; and she made it her home in 1994 when she returned to the states after living in a small village in Wales, Great Britain for nine years.
Facebook: Betsy Payne Cook Fine Art
Instructor: Patricia Mosca
Class Registration closes 48 hours prior to the first class, as a courtesy to the instructor. Some classes have limited enrollment so please register soon so you don’t miss out.
To Register by Mail: Download registration form here