Open-Air Arts Initiative to Host
Young Artists Workshops in 2018
The Open-Air Arts Initiative (OAAI), a collaboration of Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) and Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill, will host a series of Young Artists Workshops in 2018.
- June 23, 10:00am – Open Air Arts Initiative at Bluffhead: The Open Air Arts Initiative will host its first Young Artists Workshop at Bluff Head in Sedgwick. Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Cynthia Winings Gallery for this fun event and creation of the Bluff Head Poetry Trail. Local poetry experts will join us for a hike and workshop along the trail where participants will write their own poems and make water color creations to be displayed along the trail for the summer season. Open to all- materials provided!
- August 18th, 2-4pm, Open Air Arts Initiative Workshop: The Open Air Arts Initiative will host its second Young Artists Workshop at Tim Trelease’s studio, at the base of the Becton Trail in Blue Hill. This workshop is not just for kids, but welcomes all ages! Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Cynthia Winings Gallery for this fun event and workshop in nature sketching and locally inspired art. Local artist Tim Trelease is opening his studio to the community and welcomes all ages for a presentation on rusticator inspired art, as well as a class in nature sketching. Folks will also be invited to take materials onto the neighboring Becton Trail to do some creations in nature as well. Refreshments provided. Open to all- materials provided!
- September 22, 10:00am – Open Air Arts Initiative at Kingdom Woods: The Open Air Arts Initiative will host its third Young Artists Workshop at the Kingdom Woods Blueberry Field off the Woods Road in Blue Hilll. Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Cynthia Winings Gallery, with friends from the SEED Barn, for this fun event and workshop on native seeds, and natural sculptures for winter bird habitat. Participants will create seed bombs and paper to spread around their own homes to encourage native plants for birds and pollinators, as well as build scultptures out of found objects at Kingdom Woods to serve as critical winer bird habitat. Open to all- materials provided!
**Teachers wishing to set up a field trip for the Open-Air Arts Initiative, may do so by contacting Chrissy at Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
The mission of the OAAI is to inspire creativity in the young people who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula by encouraging them to get outside and explore nature.
Bring your favorite art supplies and join us for a morning of exploration and creative expression on these gorgeous conserved lands! Participants are invited to submit their creations to the OAAI art show at the Blue Hill Public Library early in 2019. Selected works will be showcased in printed materials such as the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Area Guide and BHHT publications. OAAI is designed to foster creativity and help young people feel more connected to the place they call home. For more info on how to submit a creation, click here.
These workshops are free and open to all school aged youth. For more information and to register for the event, please contact Chrissy Allen at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust 374-5118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.