Sunday, August 11 | 2 PM & 3:30 PM | All Ages (5+) | $10
Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. Materials will be provided.
Please arrive at one of the two the start times for instruction.
Inspired by National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, join artist Ruby Jackson for a fun session creating tiny animals out of Sculpey clay and then photographing them with your iPhones in our mini photo studio. The workshop lasts up to three hours long, which includes time to fire the work, and is open to all people five years and older.
Ruby Jackson has been known to describe herself as a one-time juvenile delinquent saved by art. She grew up in Queens where she would cut school, smoke cigarettes, and steal late-night deliveries to the bagel store. After barely graduating high school she headed to New York City to be an artist. Having no formal training, she developed original techniques in many media–a process which continues to this day. After moving to the East End of Long Island, Ruby earned a degree in Art Education, survived breast cancer, discovered snorkeling, and took up the flying trapeze. She also was Assistant to the Director of the Pollock Krasner House for more than a decade. She is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End.
During this period, Ruby created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, pen and ink, polymer clay, oil, acrylic, and gouache. Her imagery typically takes inspiration from natural forms, which she abstracts and explores using original techniques. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times