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Creative Spirit Family Open House

Saturday, June 30, 10am-1pm | Sunday, July 1, 11am-2pm

Join us for Creative Spirit's Open House! View our Wonder art exhibit, meet Founding Director Peyton Pugmire, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and get creative! Master artist and gifted teacher, Dawn Scaltreto, will be leading drop-in workshops for the whole family!

Drop-in art workshops are $5 per person and $15 for families of 4 or more. Half of the proceeds from the event’s art activities will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union to help reunite immigrant children with their families. RSVP via this Facebook link: Creative Spirit Open House

Zen Watercolors (Saturday): Fluid watercolor is the medium for this meditative project. Mingle beautiful high-frequency colors in a fluid way allowing the colors to blend freely on the page. Try adding salt, sand and other techniques to create stunning special effects. To finish your work, mount the beautiful pieces on black paper for a unique artwork that captures the essence of your energy and aura.

Printmaking with Stamps (Sunday): Try printmaking by using fun foam stamps and colorful papers! Making monoprints from stamps is a great introduction to printmaking. We will use some of the tools of the trade in this process that can be enjoyed by artists of all ages. Artists wishing to take the process one step further may combine more than one image in a layer to create a more sophisticated design. Fresh and fun cards and artworks will be created by all!

Dawn Evans Scaltreto is a professional fine artist, public artist and illustrator whose clients include the Boston Children’s Hospital, the Boston Museum of Science and Illuminations, Inc. She is a signature member and Past President of the New England Watercolor Society and an award winning artist. She is an Artist Member of the Academic Artist’s Association. A resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, for 35 years, she is active in many local arts organizations including Watertown Art Association and the Mosesian Center for the Arts where she is a studio artist. She teaches watercolor, acrylic and oil painting at the Watertown, Waltham and Brighton Senior Centers, and many adult, youth and intergenerational arts programs and courses. Her recent projects include creating new installation artwork for Boston Children’s Hospital and painting a “Play Me, I’m Yours” Street Piano featuring Penguins in the Rainforest. Her work has been featured on WCVB’s Chronicle and in print, including The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic magazine.

Earlier Event: June 29
Perfect Crime at Princeton Station