What’s happening in July?

We are excited to share with you our offerings this month. July is full of new programming – collaborations with International Center of Photography and The Cornell Cooperative Extension and our revamped Children’s Studio program. We at the Barge are looking forward to your involvement. 
The Personal Narrative is a workshop taught by Bastienne Schmidt from July 11-15. Develop a more personal expression in your photographic work. Discussions address composition, media lighting, print style and emotional meaning in imagery, as well as the works of master photographers. Students complete exercises designed to develop a personal voice, hone their editing skills and pinpoint unique elements in their work.
Weekend Workshops have begun 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 July 9, 16, 23 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 is set to start the week of July 11th and 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 July include:
Collage taught by Michael Rosch from July 4-8, 1-4pm
Collage taught by Michelle Samour from July 25-29, 9am-12pm
Pastel taught by Kimberly Norris from July 11-15, 1-4pm
Watercolor taught by Dianne Footlick from July 11-15, 9am-12pm
Encaustic taught by Linda Sirow from July 11-15, 9am-12pm
3D Workshop taught by Bill Nagel from July 25-29, 9am-12pm
Napeague: The Photography of Place taught by Kathryn Szoka on Thursdays, 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.