Planting the seeds of art

Old Sculpin Gallery
Children's artwork makes a colorful display at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown. Photo by Ralph Stewart

Posted August 23, 2007

Children make wonderful artists. Just ask Jackie Sullivan of the Old Sclupin Gallery in Edgartown. She spent her summer teaching children the wonders of making art. The gallery offered daily classes for children aged 7 to 12. Each class was different, usually starting with a discussion about a famous artist or art style, a country, or even a book. The Harry Potter book release prompted a class on making golden snitches. Pirate-themed classes were very popular too. More than 60 children attended the art classes, many taking more than one class.

On Saturday, August 18, an opening reception was held to celebrate the young artists. Parents and friends attended and refreshments were served. "It was a mini-opening," said assistant gallery manager Caroline Means. She said the kids loved seeing their work in the gallery. Who knows? This could be the start of something big.