Second Saturdays: Patterns & Designs
Saturday, April 8
Community Programs, Youth and Family Programs
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Free Art Activity Led by CAM Educators
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Storytime for Kids Ages 3+
CAM Studio, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
Free Admission for Cape Ann Residents
The Second Saturday of each month, the Cape Ann Museum is free for all Cape Ann Residents. Visitors of all ages are invited to head to the CAM Studio during their visit to participate in a new art project.
This April, celebrate the opening day of two exhibitions featuring local student artwork inspired by the Museum’s collections. These exhibitions include artwork by over 575 students in Cape Ann’s three public school systems.
A View From My Window: The Cape Ann Eighth Grade Exhibition incorporates panes of plexiglass from each eighth grade student, creating a visual array of sites around Cape Ann as seen by the students who live there. In preparation for Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape, CAM Head of Education and Engagement, Miranda Aisling, visited every eighth-grade classroom on Cape Ann and worked with students to create original work returning Hopper’s gaze through their own windows.
Our Place; Our Stories: The Cape Ann Third Grade Exhibition shares block prints made by Cape Ann’s third grade students as an artistic expression of place inspired by the Folly Cove Designers. CAM Education Manager Cathy Kelley visited every public third-grade classroom on Cape Ann and worked with students to create block prints. In classrooms across Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Essex, students had thoughtful conversations about how “somewhere” becomes a “place” through the memories and experiences we associate with it.
Join CAM Educators in the CAM Studio for a live demonstration of the hand-operated printing press used by Folly Cove Designer Mary Maletskos (1918-1993). Create your own Folly Cove Designer inspired patterns and radial designs.