Art party

Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Winter 2020

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

February 8
Something's Fishy! Art Party with Hannah
Design and build a unique sea creature of your own creations draw from images and objects. Collage elements of different images to make a new species from the sea of your imagination. Creativity encouraged.

February 15

Pop-Up Art Party with Donna
Have you ever wondered just how pop-up books work?! We’ll explore a few pop-up book techniques and create a few simple (or not-so-simple!) pages of our own with this unique form of art that always delights.

February 22

Winter Weather Watercolor Art Party with Hannah
Come paint a wintry-themed painting. Try out different masking and painting techniques. Craft a snowflake, paint with ice. Come Chill.

February 29

Mark-Making Madness Art Party with Donna
We will begin by constructing our own mark-making tools from a variety of materials, then make our mark on a variety of papers! We will then cut, collage and construct a unique piece of art from the patterns we create.

March 7

Chime Time Art Party
with Hannah
Building a wind chime from found and crafted items. Nature inspired. Creative + fun = Art Party!

March 14

Optical Art Party with Donna
Learn to create illusions with your drawings that will astound and amaze your admirers. We will explore how perspective and contour lines can create optical illusions, and look to some artists who are masters of trickery!


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.