Art party

Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Session 1

Come on and join the Art Party! Artists and instructors Donna Rockwell and Hannah Bouvier host this amazingly fun Saturday afternoon workshop series for ages 8–14. Explore different mediums and themes each week, and have a great time creating art with your peers—no pressure, no grades, just fun! Sign up for all 6 classes in the session, or pick and choose the dates that work for you. Parents, take the afternoon off and drop your kids off at Art Party!


Weekly Art Party Themes

Sep 14, Black Box Studio (Donna)
Piles of Paper Party!

Discover the power of paper! Today we will cut, fold, tear and collage our way through the afternoon. Come discover what can be made using paper as our main supply. Students will go home with a one-of-a-kind paper portrait and a few other creations as well. There will be lots of materials available to work with, but feel free to bring any magazines, photos or mementos you would like use (and wouldn’t mind parting with to make some super cool art!)

Sep 21, Black Box Studio (Hannah)
Nature Arts Party!

Drawing plants, painting with plants?! Print with plants?! It’s a Nature Arts party! With trusty mallet in hand Hannah will teach you how to transfer color from flowers to fabric. Draw a contour line drawing of a still-life of plants and add colors to your drawing with plant paint. Nature is art. Students will leave class with a drawing/painting on watercolor paper and a 3in embroider hoop framed fabric.

Sep 28, Black Box Studio (Donna)
Print It Party!

Let’s explore the exciting world of printmaking together. Printmaking is any art created by transferring an image or design from one surface to another. We will experiment with a few different methods of making prints - from found materials to stamps to collagraphs. Students will go home with a series of handprinted cards that they have designed themselves!

Oct 5, Black Box Studio (Hannah)
Tiny Humans Tinfoil Sculpture Party!

Build a foil human figure dancing, fighting or even flying. Choose your own adventure. In this sculpture class, we will use what you can find in a/my kitchen + crafts closet to create a fun, humorous sculpture with foil tape, tissue paper and more. Once you learn this simple & fun process you can make them anytime you want. (Ask if you can use the tin foil before you create at home!)

Oct 12, Black Box Studio (Hannah)
Mask Making Party!

Come take a basic mask from boring to wow. Party goers will come up with a plan/design and figure out what will be the best materials to use from the materials supplied. We will add to a basic mask with cardboard, paint, fabric, yarn, Pom poms, etc. etc. Each artist will leave the party with a one-of-a-kind ‘only them’ mask.

Oct 19, Schoolhouse (Donna)
Pour Paint Party!

Have you been wanting to try this colorful (a maybe a LITTLE messy way to paint?) Acrylic pouring, also known as liquid art, is an exciting method of making abstract masterpieces by letting your color run amok! We will create a colorful canvas using a few different methods of pouring paint, and try our hand at painting an object as well. This project will go home wet, but it when it dries, you’re going to love the results!


Donna Rockwell is a creator of graphic design, web design, and illustration in a variety of industries, including financial, publishing, product design, non-profit and education. She is the owner of Do Well Studios in Sandwich, MA. Her design projects include logo design, marketing materials, and event promotion. Donna is also an art instructor, teaching drawing, painting and printmaking. Donna received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught for the Sandwich Arts Alliance, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Arlington Catholic High School.

Hannah Bouvier: I have studied art my whole life. Growing up in my parents art gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, I thought that being an artist and making art was what everyone did for work. I’m a self taught linoleum printmaker with a passion for contour line drawings. I love everything about Cape Cod and it seeps in to my art. Weather it be working with natural plant materials to create fabric dye or drawing from nature to create a block print. Cape Cod’s natural beauty is my inspiration. I have studied with a number of local artists taking classes and workshops. My main focus when teaching art to children or adults is to help them connect to their own creativity. Making art is such a joyful experience and I want to share that with as many people as I can.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.