Adult Programs

Jul
30
Wed
Art Lab: Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

©Whitney Sherman

©Whitney Sherman

Art Lab:
Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This exciting week-long experience moves beyond traditional approaches to developing ideas for future artworks by using diverse new ways to engage and ignite creative thinking. Award-winning illustrator/writer/educator Whitney Sherman will lead the class through daily exercises that will open up new ways of seeing—each with solid foundations in the history of art making, designed to inspire discovery, experimentation, and personal expression. Bring your old and new sketchbooks, doodles, and to do lists with you!

Preregister for this workshop by calling: 413-931-2221.

View the program invitation card

Whitney Sherman is the author of Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists. She is the Founder and Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her work has been widely published in magazines such as The New York Times, Business Week, Washington Post and other national magazines; by Random House and Henry Holt & Co among other publishers; and by such national institutions such as the United States Postal Service (Breast Cancer Research Stamp), Ad Council, and the American Red Cross, among others. She also creates houseware designs under the name Pbody Dsign. $230, $195 members.

Jul
31
Thu
Art Lab: Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

©Whitney Sherman

©Whitney Sherman

Art Lab:
Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This exciting week-long experience moves beyond traditional approaches to developing ideas for future artworks by using diverse new ways to engage and ignite creative thinking. Award-winning illustrator/writer/educator Whitney Sherman will lead the class through daily exercises that will open up new ways of seeing—each with solid foundations in the history of art making, designed to inspire discovery, experimentation, and personal expression. Bring your old and new sketchbooks, doodles, and to do lists with you!

Preregister for this workshop by calling: 413-931-2221.

View the program invitation card

Whitney Sherman is the author of Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists. She is the Founder and Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her work has been widely published in magazines such as The New York Times, Business Week, Washington Post and other national magazines; by Random House and Henry Holt & Co among other publishers; and by such national institutions such as the United States Postal Service (Breast Cancer Research Stamp), Ad Council, and the American Red Cross, among others. She also creates houseware designs under the name Pbody Dsign. $230, $195 members.

Historic Property Walks
Jul 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
inwood House, Norman Rockwell Museum

Photo of Linwood House on the campus of Norman Rockwell Museum. Photo by Jeremy Clowe for Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Historic Property Walks
Thursdays in July, August, September and October at 2:30 p.m.

Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. Free with Museum admission.

Inside Hopper’s World: A Contemporary Painter’s View An Evening with Philip Koch
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Philip Koch

Philip Koch

Thursday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Inside Hopper’s World: A Contemporary Painter’s View
An Evening with Philip Koch

Painter Philip Koch has taken much inspiration from Edward Hopper’s art, and since 1983, he has had unprecedented access to the studio in Truro, Massachusetts where Hopper worked in for thirty years. Koch will discuss Hopper’s life on Cape Cod and take a comparative look at the artist’s paintings and illustrations. Philip Koch is a Senior Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

THURSDAY EVENING TALK AND PERFORMANCE SERIES
Edward Hopper’s World
Thursdays July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 p.m.
This lively Thursday evening talk and performance series explores the life and art of Edward Hopper, whose career as an illustrator is highlighted in our current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. A reception will follow each program. Free with Museum admission.

Aug
1
Fri
Art Lab: Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

©Whitney Sherman

©Whitney Sherman

Art Lab:
Daily Workshop Experiments with Illustrator Whitney Sherman
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This exciting week-long experience moves beyond traditional approaches to developing ideas for future artworks by using diverse new ways to engage and ignite creative thinking. Award-winning illustrator/writer/educator Whitney Sherman will lead the class through daily exercises that will open up new ways of seeing—each with solid foundations in the history of art making, designed to inspire discovery, experimentation, and personal expression. Bring your old and new sketchbooks, doodles, and to do lists with you!

Preregister for this workshop by calling: 413-931-2221.

View the program invitation card

Whitney Sherman is the author of Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists. She is the Founder and Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her work has been widely published in magazines such as The New York Times, Business Week, Washington Post and other national magazines; by Random House and Henry Holt & Co among other publishers; and by such national institutions such as the United States Postal Service (Breast Cancer Research Stamp), Ad Council, and the American Red Cross, among others. She also creates houseware designs under the name Pbody Dsign. $230, $195 members.

Sketchology: Wine, Cheese, and Art-making
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

W-Sherman-Book-smSketchology: Wine, Cheese, and Art-making
Friday, August 1
6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an enjoyable evening of art-making and socializing that will spark both creativity and conversation. Award winning illustrator Whitney Sherman will inspire new ways of seeing through a series of playful sketching exercises from her new book, Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Sketches for Artists and Designers. Join the fun! $20, $15 members.

Preregister for this workshop by calling: 413-931-2221.

Aug
7
Thu
Historic Property Walks
Aug 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
inwood House, Norman Rockwell Museum

Photo of Linwood House on the campus of Norman Rockwell Museum. Photo by Jeremy Clowe for Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Historic Property Walks
Thursdays in July, August, September and October at 2:30 p.m.

Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. Free with Museum admission.

Sentimental Journey: Clothing and the Art of Edward Hopper
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Edward Hopper Cover for Bulletin of the New York Edison Company

Edward Hopper (1882 1967). Cover for Bulletin of the New York Edison Company, (1906 1907). Transparent and opaque watercolor, and graphite pencil on paper, Sheet: 10 7/16 x 7 9/16in. (26.5 x 19.2cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1608 © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art

Sentimental Journey: Clothing and the Art of Edward Hopper
An Evening with Fashion Historian Lynda Meyer
Thursday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Clothing historian Lynda Meyer will explore the historical, technological, and political influences on fashion in the early twentieth century, a time when Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell were creating illustrations for periodicals and advertisers. Original period garments inspired by the artist’s work will be featured. Lynda Meyer is the owner of Lynda’s Antique Clothing Loft in Adams, MA, and has lectured widely on the history of fashion.

 

TALK AND PERFORMANCE SERIES
Edward Hopper’s World
Thursdays August 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 p.m.
This lively Thursday evening talk and performance series explores the life and art of Edward Hopper, whose career as an illustrator is highlighted in our current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. A reception will follow each program. Free with Museum admission.

Aug
13
Wed
“Mama, why your boy or girl should be an illustrator.”
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hopper Smash the HunAs a young man, Edward Hopper decided that he wanted to be an artist. His parents insisted that he study graphic design–illustration–so that he could earn his living as an artist. On Wednesday afternoon, August 13th at 1:30 pm, Dr. Joyce K. Schiller will give a free lecture on the state of illustration in the early 20th century in a lecture titled,  “Mama, why your boy or girl should be an illustrator.” 

This lecture will discuss the formalization of training for illustrators, the market in the United States for illustrators versus artists in the early 20th century. Topics included will cover the various places that illustrations appeared, the type of work commissioned, and the hype about what an illustrator could make, versus some of the reality.

Aug
14
Thu
Historic Property Walks
Aug 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
inwood House, Norman Rockwell Museum

Photo of Linwood House on the campus of Norman Rockwell Museum. Photo by Jeremy Clowe for Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Historic Property Walks
Thursdays in July, August, September and October at 2:30 p.m.

Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. Free with Museum admission.

Edward Hopper in Vermont
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Edward Hopper, Bob Slater's Hill Vermont, 1938, watercolor on paper, 13 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches.

Edward Hopper, Bob Slater’s Hill, 1938, watercolor on paper, 13 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches.

Edward Hopper in Vermont
An Evening with Author Bonnie Tocher Clause
Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered the scenic beauty of Vermont in 1927, traveling there again in 1935 and 1936 in their continuing search for new places to paint. During his Vermont sojourns, Edward Hopper produced some two dozen paintings—watercolors that are among the most distinctive of his regional works. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause will tell the story of Hopper’s visits to Vermont and the sites depicted in his singular interpretations of the region. A book signing will follow.

 

TALK AND PERFORMANCE SERIES
Edward Hopper’s World
Thursdays August 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 p.m.
This lively Thursday evening talk and performance series explores the life and art of Edward Hopper, whose career as an illustrator is highlighted in our current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. A reception will follow each program. Free with Museum admission.

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