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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Week-Long Drawing Workshop for Teens

Stockbridge, MA, May 30, 2018 – Norman Rockwell Museum will present Urban Sketchers, a week-long series of drawing classes for teens and pre-teens on Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Illustrator Patrick O’Donnell will acquaint students with drawing techniques employed by America’s most popular illustrators, with an emphasis on sketching and direct drawing from life, in the classroom, galleries, and out-of-doors.


This workshop acts as a framework to approaching drawing using accessible and conventional materials. O’Donnell, who has taught illustration for seven years, stresses the importance of using simple, “user-friendly” media to allow growing artists to discover their full potential. With a focus on the basics, he will demonstrate what to look for when capturing light and shadow of familiar forms. In addition to using conventional materials, the class will spend some time experimenting with digital drawing. Teens of all levels who enjoy illustration and wish to build confidence in the creative process are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks; some dry media will be made available. A supply list will be provided as well.


This program is recommended for ages 12 and up, costing $230 per person; $195 for Museum members. Pre-register by contacting the Museum at 413-931-2221, or

The Museum also welcomes teens wishing for intensive art instruction to join in other upcoming week-long adult workshops:

Master Class: Drawing and Painting with the Romans
Monday July 23 – Friday, July 27
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Painting Like the Golden Age Masters of the Brandywine, Dan Howe
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


About Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, and comprehensive online resources.

The Museum’s dedication to a deepened understanding of the art of illustration has led to the formation of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The first of its kind in the nation, this research institute supports sustained scholarship and establishes the Museum’s leadership in the vanguard of preservation and interpretation relating to this important aspect of American visual culture.


Located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life, the Museum is open seven days a week, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum hours from May through October are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of August; from November through April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $17 for military veterans, $10 for students, and free for children 18 and under.

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes active U.S. military members with free admission throughout the year. Additionally, we are a Blue Star museum and offer active U.S. military personnel and their immediate family, complimentary admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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