“As an annual trip to Salem Art Works, my classmates and I were able to enjoy educational workshops and amazing scenery of the grounds. During our visit we were asked to choose from a large variety of different fun workshops, such as glass blowing, printing, blacksmithing, ceramics and much more! Overall throughout our stay, I found the program very educational and fun, enjoying the modern art pieces scattered throughout the large landscape. We were able to explore the open fields of pure artwork and to use our imagination in our printing and glass making lessons. My classmates and I had a great experience there and will be making our way back for another visit this year!” – Amanda, 2012 Art 101 Participant
( 2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE COMING SOON)
Dates: Monday through Friday, April 23rd – May 4th
Art 101 is an innovative workshop designed to introduce students to the arts of glassblowing, blacksmithing, printmaking, silk screening, and welding. Offered to high schools in the spring, these classes augment the artistic programs in public and private schools that may not have the means or facilities to provide these technical opportunities. This workshop is not just a way for students to learn about art, it is also a wonderful opportunity for them to engage in the world through the prism of artistic creation and appreciation. If you or your high school is interested in participating in Art 101, please contact the SAW office at 518.854.7674.
Salem Lunch & Learning at SAW
Dates: July & August
The Historic Salem Courthouse’s Salem Lunch & Learning Program offers children of the area a diverse range of workshops centered around art, history, science, and children’s literature. Students will come to SAW each week to learn about and create art using various mediums and techniques.