Rockport Art Association News

Welcoming Reception for Abby Battis

The RAA's new Executive Director, Abby Battis

The RAA’s new Executive Director, Abby Battis

Everyone is invited to the Rockport Art Association for a Wine & Cheese Gathering to introduce you all to Abby Battis, our incoming Executive Director on Tuesday, July 7th, 4 – 6 PM.

Abby joined us on July 1st and will be working with Carol Linsky for the month of July.  Carol will be retiring at the end of July.

Abby brings extensive management, curatorial and fund-raising skills to her new position at the RAA, as well as a life-long connection with the Rockport community.  We look forward to a new energy and excitement in our organization.

Welcome to the RAA, Abby!

New Friday Figure Configurations!

ThLotito-arte Friday Figure “sketch” group that meets from 1 – 4 pm will be changing it’s class configuration a bit from all long poses, to a combination of starting with short poses, and then settling into one long pose. As always, artists are encouraged to participate using any medium of their choosing in drawing, painting, sculpture.  There is no instructor and no need to pre-register. $15 per class. Click here for more info.

Sign Up for Kids Workshops!

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Painting & Drawing |  Mixed Media | Cartooning | Papier Maché | Sculpture and more!

****We are currently having technical difficulties with our online kids class registrations.  Please call us to sign up! 978-546-6604****

All classes are $80 and are held from 10 am – Noon, Monday – Friday.   Click here for schedule of our RAA Kids Classes!

To sign up: call us at 978-546-6604, register online, or click here to download and print a signup sheet to mail or submit in person.  Please note age restrictions for each class.

2015 Summer Painting Classes!

  • Mondays: Caleb Stone ~ Outdoor Oil Painting: June 15 – August 32014-03-24 10.01.56
  • Thursdays: Carole Loiacono ~ Outdoor Watercolor: July 9 – August 27
  • Fridays: Susan Guest McPhail ~ Mixed Media: July 10 – August 28

$30 per session or sign up for all 8 for $200

Click here for a list of weekly classes.

***We are currently having technical difficulties with our online class registration. To sign up for all 8 classes, please call us at 978-546-6604 or stop in and pay at the front desk. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Construction Continues!

March 2015, Concrete poured, curbing and posts for lighting installed.

March 2015, Concrete poured, curbing and posts for lighting installed.

Thanks to a grant from the Rockport CPC, we are now able to provide handicap accessibility to our Hibbard & Maddocks Galleries, our tired courtyard staircase is being replaced, and parts of the Hibbard and Maddocks gallery buildings are receiving some much needed siding.   Click here to see photos of the progress.