The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art has announced its summer classes, which will begin at the Art Barge on Napeague on Monday with studio painting. The class will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon through Sept. 13, with instruction rotating among Chris Kohan, Jim Bergesen, Sue Gussow, Bill Nagle, and Michael Rosch.
The painting studio is only the tip of the iceberg, with workshops scattered throughout June, July, and August in watercolor, pastel, collage, encaustic, and printmaking. Daily sessions in drawing and life drawing will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, respectively.
Two special photography classes will be offered. The Photography of Place will focus on the artist’s studio as subject, with visits to the D’Amico Studio and Archive, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, and the LongHouse Reserve. Environmental Photography students will travel to various Nature Conservancy preserves.
Painting on Location will offer an opportunity to paint en plein air for one week each month, with sites to include a private Sagaponack property and the Madoo Conservancy. Four weeks of ceramics will be offered in June, and 3-D workshops exploring mosaics, stained glass, fused glass, weaving, casting, and mixed media are scheduled during July and August.
In conjunction with the centennial of the Bauhaus, the institute will offer the weeklong Bauhaus Preliminary Course. Taught by Fritz Horstman, an artist from the Albers Foundation, the class will feature exercises related to Josef Albers’s color course, Anni Albers’s weaving, and Moholy-Nagy’s material studies.
Sara Torres, an artist and education research assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will lead Un-Learning, a one-week class in which students will experiment with strategies devised by Mabel and Victor D’Amico and other modern artists to discard preconceived ideas about art making.
This year the Artists Speak series will focus on the theme of collaboration, with talks featuring the duos of Kris Moran and A.S. Hamrah, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, and Maira and Alex Kalman. Accompanying exhibitions of work by the Kabakovs (July 17 to Aug. 5) and the Kalmans (Aug. 14 to Sept. 7) will be on view in the Barge Gallery.
Detailed information about all classes and programs is available on the website.