The Summer Art Program is open to children, grades 5 to 8, ages 10 to 14 years. Each week-long session focuses on a different art form and combines exciting hands-on art making with museum tours, art history discussion, and connecting real works of art with the day's activity. Professional artists and educators will direct creative and age-appropriate activities using a variety of media in the museum's Parker Gallery and in the adjacent Whistler Park. Local visiting artists will come to talk about their work in the week's featured medium.
The class fee for any of the sessions below (including materials) is $165 for one week per student. Students can participate in one, two, three or all four weeks. The program fee includes all materials, as well as a Whistler painting smock. There is an early registration discount of 10% if you sign up by June 1, 2014. (Mail registrations must be postmarked by this date) Please have your child bring a non-refrigerated snack and drink each day. No food will be provided. Scholarships are available for talented children in the community. For more information, call 978-452-7641.
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Michael S. Vieira, Artist & Instructor. Michael studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as The Ingbretson Studio of Drawing & Painting. He has taught classes at the Whistler House Museum of Art, Chelmsford Center for the Arts and other galleries. His paintings have been exhibited in MA, NH, TX, RI, and Portugal.
Emily Sevigny, Artist & Educator. Emily has a BFA from Mass College of Art, and a Masters in Education in Art from Framingham State College. She is currently working in collage and mixed media and has exhibited in a number of galleries in the Lowell area. She has been teaching Middle School Art in Wakefield, MA since 2007.
Emily Finch, Artist & Educator. Emily has a BFA in Art Education, and a MA educator's license, as well as an Early Education and Care certification. She teaches art lessons for children and adults. She currently teaches monthly middle school art lessons at the Whistler House Museum of Art and is an art instructor for kids at the Essex Art Center.
Lisa Kovvuri, Artist. Lisa has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also studied at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, Ingbretson Studio and with Boston School painter Sam Vokay. Her paintings have been shown in exhibits around the country including the Salmagundi Club in NY. Lisa is one of the Whistler House Studio Artists.
Kathy Rubado, Artist. Kathy holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has taken painting classes at Mass College of Art. Her paintings have been included in exhibits at MIT, the Artist Group of Charlestown, and the Whistler House Museum of Art. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the WHMA.
Mary Rose O'Connell, Artist. Mary Rose has studied for many years with Mary Minifie, a current master of the Boston School. An active member of the Oil Painters of America, Mary Rose has won awards at exhibits at a number of locations including The North Shore Art Association, The Rockport Art Association, and the Whistler House Museum of Art. Mary Rose is one of the Whistler House Studio Artists.