What’s new in June?
The first weeks of summer are here and we at The Art Barge are looking forward to kicking off the season! There is a lot to look forward to this June.
Art and Science, The Art Barge’s new weekend workshop, a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, is a series of educational activities lead by CCE’s scientists along with Art Barge instructors. In preparation for these July and August workshops, The Barge will be hosting a Back to the Bays evening event, June 11 at 5pm. The event is dedicated to scientist and citizen’s stewardship of the waters we love. The event will feature a conversation with researchers and educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Back to the Bays Initiative and will be moderated by CCE Marine Program Director, Chris Pickerell. Reserve a ticket here.
Additionally, this season we are looking forward to welcoming back our Ceramic workshops, with classes taught throughout the month of June by Diane Mayo. The workshop will experiment with various forms of hand building: pinching, coiling, molding and slab construction.
Ending off the month, please join us for our new Photo Journal workshop taught by Laurie Lambrecht from June 27-July 1. Capture a moment, expose an idea, create a memory. By combining photography and journaling, learn the basic construction of simple book making along with camera and layout aesthetics.
Other classes throughout the month of June include:
Studio Painting taught by various instructors throughout the entire season
Painting on Location taught by Aurelio Torres from June 20-24
Collage taught by Bill Nagle from June 27-July 1
Watercolor taught by Claudia Spinelli from June 27-July 1
Please keep a look out for more events hosted later in the summer and come by to visit us soon. Classes will resume on June 6th!
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.