Introducing WAGkids our new Saturday art workshop series for the year 2019-2020. These exciting activities will include ceramic clay sculpture, printmaking, and more. To be held approximately monthly, primarily Saturday mornings, 10 am - noon. Geared toward varying age groups. Fee is $35 all materials included and there is a 10 student limit for all workshops. (If there are more than 10 students that have signed up, you’ll be notified and refunded as soon as possible.)
MONSTERS ABOUND IS CANCELLED
Unfortunately, we need to cancel this first workshop, as there weren’t enough kids signed up. If you are interested in The November 23 workshop, please sign up below.
Saturday, November 9, 10 am - noon. “Monsters Abound!” This workshop will be focused on imaginary creatures from ceramic clay, that will be glazed and fired. Geared to ages 7 to 11.
Download the Flyer! Monsters Abound!
Saturday, November 23 10 am – noon. “The Accordion Envelope Book” Children will construct a book using a mix of media which includes printing, stamping and collage, that is uniquely their own. Geared to ages 7 to 11.
Summer Camps for kids! See You Summer 2020
Sessions occur in July and in August.
Art Camp at The Westport Art Group is appropriate for children ages 6 (entering grade one) through 11 years.
Come join us for fun-filled art activities where children will experience creative artistic expression in a supportive, comfortable gallery setting, taught by a qualified elementary art instructor and assisted by another adult artist. A variety of materials and topics will be explored including, but not limited to, paints, printmaking, 3-D form, crafts, drawing and collage. Our goal is to encourage the children to explore the topic of the day and the art material of the day through their own creative style.
Camp is limited to 12 children. Online sign up typically occurs in March.
A Community Service opportunity is available for high school age students during the art camps to assist the camp director with set up, clean up and general organization. Please indicate your interest by sending an email to email@example.com.
2019 WAG Scholarship Recipients
The Westport Art Group is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WAG Scholarships.
The initial recipient of the recently established Clara M. Stewart Memorial Scholarship is Hanna August. This Scholarship was established through the generosity of Clara M. Stewart, an artist, art teacher and long time member of the Westport Art Group. Hanna August, a 2019 Westport High School graduate, will receive this $1,500 award and attend Bridgewater State University to pursue a degree in Art Education.
2019 Dartmouth High School graduate Tara Couto received a $1,500 Westport Art Group Scholarship. Tara has been accepted to Massachusetts College of Art and intends to study Illustration.
We wish both of our scholarship winners great success in their college endeavors!
About the Westport Art Group Scholarship Fund…
Students attending Westport High School, Dartmouth High School, Tiverton High School and the children or grandchildren of Westport Art Group members who intend to pursue a higher degree in Visual Art are eligible to apply for a Westport Art Group Scholarship. WAG typically offers two $1,500 scholarships annually.
The scholarship application is usually due by mid-April. Portfolio reviews are then held in early May at the Westport Art Group building.
Although the scholarships have been awarded for 2019, you may view this year’s scholarship application by downloading the 2019 Scholarship Application PDF here: 2019 Scholarship Application.
The 2018 scholarship recipients were: Maren Harrison, who is studying illustration at Mass Art; and Andrew Fernandez who is studying photography at UMass Dartmouth.