Pirate & Mermaid Maker Week with Gabriella!

Whether you’re a pirate sailing the waves or a mermaid diving deep beneath the surface…the ocean is calling! Join artist Gabriella Melchiorri for a week of salty sea-themed fun in the sun, where students will make sculptures, crafts, and more with a variety of oceanic objects—like pirate gold and mermaid shells! Plenty of materials will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring found beach materials that spark their imagination, such as shells, stones, sea-glass and driftwood.

For ages 6‒10. All levels of artistic skill welcome!

About the Instructor

Gabriella Melchiorri is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and has taught art at Highfield Hall & Gardens for the past four years. She has exhibited her paintings at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami Florida which is one of the largest international art galleries in the United States at the age of sixteen. Gabriella was also selected to show her animation at the Museum of Fine Arts Media Arts Annual this year. With her extensive background in painting, Gabriella enjoys creating works that reflect her love of nature and of the abstract. Gabriella has interned at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where she created studio projects that revolved around the Museum’s collection for all ages.

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