What’s happening in August?

We are excited to share with you our offerings this month.

We were honored to host renowned artist Laurie Anderson as our last guest in the 2016 Artists Speak series on August 10th at 6pm. An accomplished American artist best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Andrea Grover, Curator of Special Projects at The Parrish Art Museum and soon to be Executive Director at Guild Hall, joined Laurie Anderson in a conversation about her life and work.

Weekend Workshops continue with Art for the Family, Inspired Writing and our collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Art and Science.

Art and Science is a series of educational activities lead by Cornell Cooperative Extension scientists along with an Art Barge instructor. Each program is a reflection of one of the core areas of the CCE Marine Program (Water Quality, Habitat, Aquaculture, Fisheries) and will feature both an educational component and an artistic element.

Art for the Family welcomes family members of all ages to work together and independently indoors and on the beach, exploring different projects each session, such as painting, collage, sculpture and assemblage. Taught by Franca Bombieri this daily workshop will take place on August 13th and 27th from 10am-12pm.

While journal writing techniques will be the source of Inspired Writing, words are only the gateway to kindle your inspiration. Each workshop will focus on a specific modality: perspectives, portraits, chiaroscuro, en plein air, and action writing. These two-day workshops will be held on Saturdays and Sundays throughout July and August. Saturdays will be dedicated to writing and on Sundays students will use paint, collage, and assemblage techniques to complete the workshop.

Additionally our Children’s Studio program has expanded this summer and will run through the end of August. The Children’s Studio is offered to young people ages 5-8 and 9-13 in a variety of art forms. Classes include: The 2-D Plane, W x H x L: 3-D Art, and The Reflected Image.

Other classes throughout the month of August include:

Pastel taught by Kimberly Norris from August 8-12, 9am-12pm

Watercolor taught by Jim Bergesen from August 8-12, 1-4pm

3D Workshop taught by Michael Rosch and Bill Nagle from August 8-12, 22-26 9am-12pm

Encaustic taught by Christina Schlesinger from August 15-19, 9am-12pm

Collage taught by Bill Nagle from August 22-26, 1-4pm

Photography: Footsteps of the Masters taught by Kathryn Szoka on Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Drawing taught by Linda Capello on Thursdays, 4-6pm

Open Life Drawing sessions on Thursdays, 5-7pm

Studio Painting offered daily with various instructors

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The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, affectionately known as The Art Barge, is a summer art school located on the eastern end of Long Island.  Founded in 1960 by Victor D’Amico, Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute is situated on a World War I Navy barge that was towed ashore and beached along Napeague Harbor. The Art Barge is a non-profit art education organization dedicated to the ideals of Victor D’amico, “that the arts are a humanizing force and their major function is to vitalize living.” As the arts are increasingly neglected by educational institutions, The Art Barge recognizes the artistic potential within every man, woman, and child. Through weekend workshops, open studio sessions, and evening events, The Art Barge is an accessible art center that prides itself on furthering arts education and reflecting the rich art history of Long Island.