Created for the love of art and community.
Westport Art Group was formed in 1955 by a small group of local, art-minded women. Since then, we have grown into a robust and colorful community organization approaching 250 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our active Main Road, Westport Point building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. We are a 501(c)3 organization.
Saturday Workshops ! SIGN UP SOON TO ENSURE THE CLASSES CAN RUN.
We are excited to announce that online registration is now open for several new one-day workshops, and both members and non-members alike are welcome to join in.
Bold and Expressive: A Figurative Workshop in Pastel - Saturday, June 1
Plein Air Oil Painting - Saturday, June 8. Sorry, this workshop has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it soon!
Alcohol Ink Creations - Saturday, June 15
Learn more about these informative and enjoyable one-day workshops on our Education page!
WEEKLY PRINTING OPEN STUDIO RESUMES JUNE 4th
Tuesdays, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm, starting June 4 with Studio Monitor Nelson Marlowe.
The studio will be set up for your independent monotype printing projects using our beautiful printing press. Nelson will demonstrate how to set up a plate and create a unique print using the press. Participants should bring their own supplies, including soy-based inks (only), paper and brayers. For more information, please see our Education page!
Life Drawing WORKSHOP: DRAWING FROM THE FIGURE - FOUNDATION FOR A PERSONAL INTERPRETIVE APPROACH
Friday, June 28th 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM with Tiago Finato
The human body is a complex and expressive subject to capture. This workshop is directed towards giving a structured approach to drawing that is modeled after the 19th century French academic style of work.
In this context, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the processes of structuring a drawing, both technically and mechanically. We will be working from a nude model. Please see our Education page to register for this event.
WAG’S THURSDAY Painting CLASS IS HEADING OUTSIDE!
As May wears on, we trust the weather must improve, so Thursday painting class is moving outside from mid-May through mid-October at wonderful locations on the South Coast! Of course, should the weather be inclement, the group will meet at WAG.
See Weekly Open Studio Painting with Instructor on our Education page for details, and for locations to be posted soon!
All skill levels. All media. New students welcome. First class free to try, then membership is required. Drop-ins welcome, so come any Thursday.
Summer Camp for Kids!
Art Camp at The Westport Art Group is appropriate for children ages 6 (entering grade one) through 11 years.
Session 1: July 8-12, 9 am - noon
Session 2: August 12-16, 9 am - noon
Registration for both sessions of summer art camp is currently wait listed. However, we have been awarded a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported in part by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, for five full camp scholarships. Therefore, we are now taking scholarship applications for these five camp spots.
Please see the Youth page for application and camp details.
Members: It’s Membership Renewal Time
It is time to renew your Westport Art Group membership and/or update your membership profile. Our membership year begins on June 1, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2020. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your membership, donations, participation, and volunteer work. Please read the Letter from our President, Peter Lenrow, on the Membership page for information on our efforts and activities. Renew your membership online on the Membership page: Join Us!