Summer 2018

Folks! It’s here!

We are proud to announce the Lillian Orlowsky + William Freed Museum School Summer Program. The Museum School operates year-round with a dedicated mission to offer workshops with local, working artists.

This summer’s program is brimming with ideas, energy, talent, and passion. Join us for a workshop in art history, color theory, drawing from the figure, drypoint etching, figure drawing, the monoprint, oil painting, photography, plein air painting, still life drawing, watercolor, the white line print, and exploring your creative expression.

Not enough for you? We also offer Tuesday and Friday morning Life Drawing sessions from 9:30-11:30 throughout the summer (and the year!) as well as Children’s Art Adventures Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We welcome back past teaching artists and old friends with vim and vigor. Our offerings run the gamut from continued favorites, such as Robert Henry’s Drawing to Painting: Methods of Making Paintings Derived from Drawings and The White Line Print with Kathryn Smith, to new courses such as Carnival Street Photography with Joe Navas.

We are very proud to offer a new style of workshop this summer in the Lillian Orlowsky + William Freed Museum School. The lecture series are one-day lectures ranging in subject from women artists forgotten in the canon and a peek into the lives of the Hoppers (with our very own Christine McCarthy!), to learning and executing topographic mapping skills.

PAAM is the first LEED-certified green museum in the country, and our workspaces are no exception! All workshops are screened to ensure no toxic supplies are being used, and that the studios remain free of unsafe materials such as turpentine and gasoline. We also emphasize education for students about green alternatives, such as vegetable oil and gamsol. You can breathe easily while in our studios.

Whether you are a beginning painter, an experienced photographer, or a master printmaker, we have a workshop offering that will take you deep into your work and process. As one Museum School student put it, “this is the chance to create in a perfect workspace”. We are always striving to improve, and push our studios to their maximum creative capacity.

We hope to see you this summer; all are welcome here.

-Kiah, and all of us at PAAM

Image: Josephine Hopper, The Hopper House, n.d., oil on board, 11.5″ x 15.25″, PAAM Collection, Gift of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in honor of Mary Schiffenhaus and two anonymous donors, 2016