Creativity Easy to find. Easy to share.

Feeling inspired to try something new? Let us show you ways to express yourself through art, whether or not you’ve tried it before. We’ve made it easy for you, your family and friends to engage in art activities and have creative fun. You’ll discover how easy it is, and gain confidence that you can create anything you want. Come let your inner artist play!

Artbeat’s Summer Art Adventures – Art Is Everywhere!

Artbeat’s  Summer Art Adventures - Art Is Everywhere!Let Art be the theme of your summer! Kick it off by making your own sketch journal for your summer adventures. Then keep your eyes open while on vacation or at camp, or hiking, swimming, and spending time with friends. Record what you see, and what you imagine. Then come to Artbeat to make 3-D paintings, fish prints, paper lanterns, origami boats, and more. The following special projects are suitable for ages 8 and older, as young as 3 with an adult helper.

See the full Summer schedule on our Calendar page

Mornings in the Sandbox!
weekdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM

sand art containersBeginning Monday, June 30th, and continuing every weekday morning until Labor Day, everyone can make a sand painting for free in the Studio. You’ll choose a mini canvas from our selection of design canvases, that include fish, dogs, cats, owls and more. You’ll learn how to make pictures that include stripes, ocean waves, fields, trees, sunsets and more. Our sturdy sand art canvases become works of art that can be framed, or turned into greeting cards to give to teachers, grandparents, and friends. After learning all the techniques, paint a larger (5 x 7) canvas for only $10. Suitable for people of all ages, to as young as 3 with an adult helper.

 

New Summer Drawing Class:
Art Wherever You Go

New Summer Art Class Begins July 9th Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM (4-week block or single session) Would you like to know how to capture the faces and places you see this summer? In this class you will learn essential drawing skills including facial proportions, line, texture, shading, gesture, negative space, perspective and composition while using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink in a handy, portable sketch- book. Each class will provide a focused lesson, a sampling of art history’s best, and several exercises to help students build on their skills every week. Taught by Lisa Bliss Cordner, an Arlington-based illustrator and photographer who works with watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, pen and ink. Her works can be viewed on her website at Lisablissimages.com. Lisa has a degree in Studio Art from Wheaton College and has studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Classes are offered in two 4-week blocks: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27. Sign up for one block or both. Need to miss a class or two? No problem. Pricing is tiered to your schedule, and there will be a quick review of the previous lesson at the start of every class. Students will also receive a brief guidebook with all lesson plans, helpful notes, resources and take-home exercises. Bonus: students will be served a healthy after- noon snack to keep their creative energy up until dinner. Block 1 July 9, 16, 23, 30 $240 Block 2 August 6, 13, 20, 27 $240 One-time materials fee of $50 for either block includes sketchbook,drawing materials and snack Sign up for all 8 Sessions $400 or Single 2-hour Session $75 plus $5 for materials and snack Call to register 781-646-2200 

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