Upcoming Art Classes at the RAA&M

Fun with Pressed Flowers – Young Artists Online with Jacki Harrington

Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 20, 27; August 3, 10
Ages 12 – 17

Registration Deadline: July 13
$175 RAA&M Student Members
$195 Non-Members

Let’s have some fun exploring the world of pressed flowers and creating some beautiful items. In this four week class we will learn about pressing a variety of plant material and techniques for preserving them. Each class will also include hands on art projects, such as bookmarks, cards and frameable pieces among others.

Jacki will send you an invite with the Zoom link before the class. Space is limited.

For More Info & To Register: https://www.rockportartassn.org/young-artists-1/fun-with-pressed-flowers-young-artists-online-with-jacki-harrington

Most of the materials will be provided by the instructor, but students will also need some basic supplies: scissors, tweezers, a ruler, computer paper, plain newsprint, ordinary white glue, a glue stick or a tape runner, and either waxed paper or parchment paper to use as a work surface.

Kits with materials needed for the art projects will be available for pick up at RAA&M: Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If necessary, the kit can be shipped to you by request. Please email margaret@rockportartassn.org if you need to have the kit shipped.


Outdoor Painting – with Carole Loiacono

Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 30; August 6, 13, 20

Registration Deadline: July 23
$200 RAA&M Members
$225 Non-Members

This plein air painting class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique.

Participants may paint in watercolor, oil, acrylic or any other medium. Most demonstrations will be in watercolor.

Participants must register in advance for the entire series. No drop-ins. Space is limited.

Note: These classes will be held outdoors. To ensure a safe environment, everyone will need to maintain social distancing, wear face masks and meet at the painting location (specific locations tbd). The number of participants will also be limited.

You will be notified each week of the painting location. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate day will be arranged with Carole to paint outdoors.


Last day for Generous Gardener Garden Tour Tickets and Game of Chance!

It’s tomorrow! Please join the annual fundraising effort to beautify Gloucester. Generous Gardeners has been able to continue their work during the pandemic and will appreciate your contributions for the garden spaces all over the city. This year is a virtual tour volunteers’ gardens and all Gloucester spaces cared for by the group. Tickets are a minimum purchase of $5 and there are great donated items in an online game of chance!

Garden Tour Tickets and Booklet https://generousgardeners.org/2020-gloucester-garden-tour/

Game of Chance https://wp.me/Pasnd5-2cS

Cape Ann Whale Watch Back on the Water!

We took a whale watch tour on the Hurricane II yesterday to experience the whales (of course) as well as to experience the COVID era whale watch. Their tours are currently running at 30% capacity which means about 100 people. All must wear masks unless seated, the crew sanitize high-touch areas every half hour. Six foot distances are marked to assist with keeping your distance while aboard and most passengers seemed to be compliant and aware. Measured boarding and debarking are in place. It was my first experience with a larger sized group so I was a little wary, but I felt safe especially outside in the fresh air while under sail.  Tickets and additional info here.

We saw 5-6 whales, including a mother/calf combo. We thank Capt. Johnny, Jessie, Cole, and Kaitlyn (I am sorry I did not catch all the names) for the great trip during which we felt safe to observe Bayou (tail slapping)  and Spell, who was lunge feeding. We also saw mother humpback Twine and her 2020 calf.  The day out there was a little bit grey but we did get a few good shots.