OPEN HOUSE & IRON POUR BENEFIT for Sanctuary Artreach, our New Scholarship Program

Saturday, June 15, 11 – 4 (rain date Sunday, June 16)

Director's Notes ... Summer 2019

Awesome New Classes to Spark your Creative Genius!

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For something completely different, Sanctuary Arts welcomes Courtney Lampert to our cadre of excellent art instructors. After earning her MFA in Painting from UNH, she began to embroider as a result of being away from her studio. Embroidery allowed for exploration and experimentation in ways that were both challenging and freeing. Using her background in painting, she began making larger works and pushing the media both thematically and technically. Her work utilizes traditional stitches, historical imagery, and narrative to record events and people in her life. She offers a Three Dimensional Embroidery Workshop (SA 14) for three hours Saturday June 1st , and Free Form Embroidery (SA 15), a 6 session class on Saturdays and Sundays. These courses sure look like fun!

Alastair Dacey returns to offer Portrait Painting (SA 8) beginning Tuesdays, May 28. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ingbretson Studios and Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, Alastair says “The unexpected play of light, form and interpretive realism characterize my approach to painting. My love of observation, precise draughtsmanship and the painterly search for values and color puts my working methods squarely within the nineteenth century aesthetic tradition.”

Sean Beavers and Sydney Bella Sparrow offer a one week Figure Painting/Drawing (SA 5) intensive beginning May 20. This week-long session is designed for students looking to develop an understanding of the human form through careful observation and study of light, value, proportion, and anatomy. This week long intensive is a great chance to polish your figurative skills as you work with 2 amazing instructors.

Learn how to capture the essence of a landscape. Sean Beavers offers a 4 day intensive En Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop (SA 1) beginning June 21st . An in studio discussion and demonstration of materials and techniques is combined with working directly from nature on location.

Bill Paarlberg offers Plein Air Sketchbook Adventures (SA 2) on Monday afternoons. This class will visit a different visually-exciting location each week, from Mt. Agamenticus to Gerrish Island, from gardens to beaches to downtown Portsmouth. Bill says as we draw and paint we will ask ourselves: “Why is sketching outdoors so much fun?” Why are my sketches so much more vibrant than my larger paintings?” “Why do the clouds move in just when I start to paint?”

We have 23 classes and workshops this Summer to tickle your fancy. Go to our Catalog to see all of our offerings.


View New Catalog! Spring/Summer 2019