The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Summer Program has shifted to mostly on-line format through Zoom.
Castle Hill launched the first 20 workshops during June and July, from Dog Photography and Web Design for Artists using Squarespace with Jesse Friedin, Painting with Oil Sticks with Lisa Pressman, Handbuilding in Clay with Rebecca Hutchinson, Cold Wax with Carol Pelletier, Mindfulness with Bernd Haussmann, Collage with Michael Walczak. July offerings include Boxes and Assemblages with Sian Robertson, Beginning Watercolor with Tim Saternow, a Brushmaking workshops with San Francisco artist Glen Griskoff, Painting with Catherine McCarthy and a number of writing workshops; The Page Waits with Judy Huge, Poetry with Elizabeth Bradfield and also a workshops with Poet Peter Campion. August programs will be announced in the next week or so, but will include Carving with Anna Poor, Egg Tempera with Patricia Miranda, Landscape Workshop with Peter Hocking, Making a video with Roberto Mighty, Push and Pull with Laura Shabott, Color and Light with Nancy McCarthy, Printmaking with Dorothy Cochran and more.
“As you can imagine getting the 96-page Castle Hill catalog delivered in early February (the earliest ever!) to suddenly be hit with a pandemic was a huge blow,” said Cherie Mittenthal, executive artistic director. “Going from 176 spring, summer and fall workshops to soon close to 30 workshops is quite a hit. As we come up with ways to stay afloat, stay engaged with the community and continue to keep the workshops happening, to be new and exciting is a huge priority to the staff and board of Castle Hill. We do have some hope to be able to offer some limited workshops ‘in house’ during the month of August. We will of course be social distancing, and continuing to wear masks, cleaning to a new higher standard, we will hope to keep moving forward. We believe that making art and being there for our fellow artists is a priority.”
For more information on workshops go to www.castlehill.org