An Oceanside Art Intensive / Art on the Beach

This weeklong teacher training art intensive at the Art Barge will include: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Assemblage Sculpture, Photography, and Printmaking.

The Art Barge, situated on the beach of Napeague bay in Amagansett, will be the home base for the Teachers training intensive. Teachers will create art in a variety of mediums and experience the local environment. Visiting Artists will introduce daily studio projects providing expertise as well as the opportunity for personal creative exploration. Inspirational encounters with local art institutions such as The Pollock Krasner House, the Andy Warhol Estate Nature Preserve, Guild Hall, and/or the Parish Art Museum will enhance participants experience making connections with the rich contemporary art history of the East End. Teachers will come away with a firsthand experience in art making and newly developed ideas, as well as lesson plans to bring back to the classroom.

An Oceanside Art Intensive (Formerly, Art On The Beach) was originally established by legendary arts educator, Victor D’Amico, (The Museum of Modem Art).   The Oceanside Art Intensive is one-week teacher-training course at The Art Barge that combines creativity and education in in a peaceful setting of “sea, sky, and salt air.” Studio workshops in a converted Navy Barge and on the beach in Napeague State Park provide a stimulating, environmentally productive teachers training experience. Creative theory is put into practice as participants explore painting, drawing, collage, assemblage sculpture, photography, and printmaking. A variety of mediums will be used to develop new ideas, art projects, and connections to contemporary art history. Studio projects, visiting artist, field trips to local art institutions, artists’ studios, and guest lecturers will make this an inspirational and productive experience. All art materials are included with a nominal $50.00 materials fee. Teachers will be required to create a portfolio and documentation panel of their work during the week. For the first day, a three ring binder, phone/digital camera and sketch book will be required.