Drawing + Painting at the Farnsworth with Sam Cady

7_Cady_KatahdinSam Cady, Katahdin South Basin, Chimney Pond to Knife Edge

Beginning March 5, on ten consecutive Saturdays the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a Drawing and Painting class taught by artist Sam Cady. The program will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Artist Sam Cady has been teaching a drawing and painting class at the Farnsworth for several years. The character of the class has varied from session to session depending on the participants. In one class he had three generations of the same family in the class which created a particularly dynamic and stimulating mix.

Some who have participated have studied in well-known schools in Boston and New York. Many have had no art training but love to make art. All learn from the spontaneity and imagination of kids participating and equally from the more experienced artists. Many techniques and mediums are covered. The main emphasis is on a response to the seen world of either still life set ups in class or land/seascapes from the Rockland area.

Cady, who has exhibited widely around the country but especially in New York City, Boston, and Maine, and who taught in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has the class to his studio once a session to share with them his experience. The fee for this program is $360; $300 for Farnsworth members. For more information, or to register for this class please call the Education Department at 207-596-0949, or visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org