2016
Calendar
of Events

JUNE

Watercolor Painting Class for Beginners
Seven-­week session starting Thursday, May 19

Watercolor Painting Class for Advanced Beginners
Seven-­week session starting Thursday, May 18

JULY

Kids’ Summer Camp
July 11 to 15

Open Studio Tour
July 16 & 17

Summer Community Show
July 22 to 31

Diamond Jubilee Celebration
July 24, 5 to 7 PM

AUGUST

Kids’ Summer Camp
August 1 to 5

Open Studio Tour
August 20 & 21

SEPTEMBER

Exhibition for Classes
TBD

OCTOBER

Annual Meeting
Monday, October 24

DECEMBER

Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 3

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The mission of the Westport Art Group is to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts.

The Westport Art Group was formed by a group of amateur and professional artists early in 1956. The members held classes in each others’ homes. The first Community Show was held in July, 1956 in the Westport Point School. It attracted a large crowd. In 1971, Elizabeth Yeomans Booth donated land to WAG in memory of Edward, Julia and their son, Andrew Yeomans, for the encouragement of the arts and crafts. She stipulated that a building was to be erected on the property within two years. The members raised funds and worked hard to do that and that is how 1740 Main Road came about.

WAG celebrated 50 years by honoring Dorothy Gifford Curtis, the last surviving Founding member, with a plaque at a Valentine’s Tea and an exhibit of her paintings in February, 2006.


Download a pdf copy of our brochure here!
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Westport Art Group
1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02791
508-636-2114
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 157, Westport Point, MA 02791

For more information, email info@westportartgroup.com

Click here for driving directions

Donate!

Donations to WAG are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Renew Your Membership!

MEMBERSHIP YEAR June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Membership letters and renewal forms have been sent and we are looking forward to hearing from you. If you are a Lifetime Member, please update your contact information, including your email address.

Thursday Painters Map

Join us as we visit some new places to paint and will be returning to some of our great past locations, including many special private places.
Click here for the 2016 Thursday Painters Map!


Summer Color, watercolor by Peggy Call-Conley

Summer Color, watercolor by Peggy Call-Conley

SUMMER COMMUNITY SHOW


FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW:

Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 31, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Petals & Palettes

In addition to the art exhibition come see a special show of floral designs that reflect the esthetic of several paintings on display, featuring floral arrangements created for the Westport Art Group by designer William Burdett.


William Burdett with floral arrangement

THE ART OF FLOWER ARRANGING
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Suggested donation: $5
Floral designer William Burdett shares his expertise from his 15 year career in NYC as a custom florist creating weekly arrangements for venues such as the Rockefeller Center, the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations, the Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera as well as gala events, including the Congressional Medal of Honor Dinner on the Intrepid Battleship, the Grammy Awards in NYC, corporate events, weddings and for several private clients’ homes up and down Park and 5th Avenues.


Volunteers Needed!

Click here to sign up to gallery sit during the Summer Show.

Summer Art Camp for Kids


Time: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA
Ages: elementary school age
Instructor (both weeks): Brittany Wood


Session I, July 11–15:
Painting, Drawing & Design


Session 2, August 1–5, 2016:
Art + Nature


Cost:  $150 members; $180 non members per session

Click here for more information or to register. 


William Burdett with floral arrangement

Playing the Blues
, drawing by Mi Ok Song Bruining

Fully Attired

Monday, August 8
6 – 9 pm
Instructor: Mi Ok Bruining
Drawing the human figure with clothes.
We will focus on composition, line, perspective, foreshortening, use of negative space and understanding the human figure wearing clothes. Class limited to 20 participants. Email Barbara Healy, edlundhealy@gmail.com to register.
Fee: $20 for WAG members; $25 for nonmembers


William Burdett with floral arrangement

Fisherman in Yellow Dory
, painting by Brett Gamache

Plein Air Landscape
Oil Painting Workshop

Friday and Saturday, September 2+3

9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Brett Gamache
Fee: $100 for WAG members; $135 for nonmembers

Brett Gamache will provide one-on-one instruction as participants paint. Topics covered include setting up, beginning a painting, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. See more of his work at brettgamache.com. Email Barbara Healy, edlundhealy@gmail.com for more information.
Click for the registration form.

WAG Adds a Wing!

Slideshow courtesy of Mary Benefiel.


Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s and drop them in the box on the desk at the WAG building. Lee’s will donate 1% of the total. Thank you to our members who donate their slips to us. WE WOULD RECEIVE MORE THAN $850 IF 10 MEMBERS (an average size family) DONATED ALL THEIR SLIPS FOR JUST ONE YEAR. We have over 200 members!

NOTE: Please do not circle anything on the slips, leave them as is!
Thank you!

Monday Painters Map

Join the Monday Morning Painters every Monday from 9am to 12pm on location for plein air painting. It’s free for everyone.
Click here for the 2016 Monday Painters Map!


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