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May 2023

Oil Painting with Laura Tryon-Jennings (May 2023)

May 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 12:00 pm

Wednesdays (5 class session) May 24, 31 June 7, 14, 28 (no class June 21) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Oil painting for adults of all skill levels. Laura teaches each student individually, so they can paint at their own level and paint a subject befitting their skills and needs. Each session focusses on learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique, and demos. For each session, there is an optional assignment or…

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Gallery Talk with Museum Curators

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday May 25, 2023 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join museum staff to learn more about current exhibitions. 10:30: Arrive, have coffee 11:00: Presentation begins This event and museum admission are FREE.

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June 2023

Gentle Yoga with Kezia Bacon (June 2023)

June 7 @ 11:30 am - June 28 @ 12:30 pm

Wednesdays (4 classes) June 7, 14, 21, and 28 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Suitable for beginners, this 1-hour class includes centering, warm-ups, and gentle yoga postures to help you stretch, strengthen, and tone your body while calming your mind. Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/yoga_bacon_monthly/

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Chair Talk Workshop with Mary Coogan

June 10

Saturday June 10, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Using Coogan's "The Secret Lives of Chairs" exhibit as a starting point, this two-hour workshop is an opportunity to share your own real or imagined chair stories. Be a selective editor and bring photos, drawings, rumors, poems, fabric samples--even a chair!--to the workshop with you. This support material will help you reveal the past lives or your imagined futures for the chairs you love or miss or want. Come celebrate the…

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Saturday Yoga with Kathleen Young (June 2023)

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 24 @ 9:30 am

Saturdays June 10 and 24, 2023 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Gentle flow yoga with Kathleen Young is a one-hour class that incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $15.00 per class Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/yoga_kathleenyoung_2023/  

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Drum Circle with Ed Sorrentino (June, 2023)

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A rhythm session facilitated by local percussionist Ed Sorrentino, Percussion Department Chair at the South Shore Conservatory. Frequently called "in-the-moment music-making," drum circle participants sit in a circle and play drums and/or hand percussion instruments. Participants engage together to create a group rhythm and cooperate in rhythm games. All instruments are provided by the instructor. Sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating, sessions will be held indoors, in the Phoenix Gallery. Fee: $10.00 Registration:…

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Stories and Art for Children

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Thursday June 22, 2023 10:00—10:45 a.m. In collaboration with the Duxbury Free Library, children ages 4 and up are invited to join us at the Art Complex Museum for a story and an art project. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Registration: https://duxbury.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/story-art-project-at-art-complex-museum/ Registration for this event opens Thursday, June 8, at 5:00 a.m. 12 participants maximum

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Gallery Talk: Aaron Norfolk

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday June 24, 2023 2:00 p.m. Artist Aaron Norfolk will give a talk about his exhibit, Audio-Visio, now on display in our Phoenix Gallery. This event is free and all are welcome.

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July 2023

Gentle Yoga with Kezia Bacon (July 2023)

July 5 @ 11:30 am - July 26 @ 12:30 pm

Wednesdays (4 classes) July 5, 12, 19, and 26 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Suitable for beginners, this 1-hour class includes centering, warm-ups, and gentle yoga postures to help you stretch, strengthen, and tone your body while calming your mind. Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/yoga_bacon_monthly/

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Saturday Yoga with Kathleen Young (July 2023)

July 8 @ 8:30 am - July 22 @ 9:30 am

Saturdays July 8 and 22, 2023 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Gentle flow yoga with Kathleen Young is a one-hour class that incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $15.00 per class Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/yoga_kathleenyoung_2023/  

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Drum Circle with Ed Sorrentino (July, 2023)

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A rhythm session facilitated by local percussionist Ed Sorrentino, Percussion Department Chair at the South Shore Conservatory. Frequently called "in-the-moment music-making," drum circle participants sit in a circle and play drums and/or hand percussion instruments. Participants engage together to create a group rhythm and cooperate in rhythm games. All instruments are provided by the instructor. Sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating, sessions will be held indoors, in the Phoenix Gallery. Fee: $10.00 Registration:…

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Make Paper Flowers! (July, 2023)

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Attend this drop-in session and make beautiful paper flowers with our Education Coordinator, Sally Dean. All materials provided. Fee: FREE Registration: Registration is not required.

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Solar Lantern Workshop (July, 2023)

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Build and decorate a fun solar lantern! Suitable for children. (Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.) Instructors: Sally Dean and Michelle Chung-Levesque All materials are included in the fee. Fee: $10.00 12 participants maximum Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/solarlanterns_july2023/

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Beginning Acrylic Painting Workshop (July 2023)

July 27

Thursday July 27, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is nothing like the experience of painting outdoors. Join Kelley and Sally to give it a try! Whether you are an absolute beginner or have never tried acrylics, come enjoy a day of plein air painting! Learn how acrylic paints work and how a simple setup can work to get you out and painting. Weather permitting, we will paint landscapes on the beautiful grounds of the museum. If it's rainy,…

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Tea Ceremony (July, 2023)

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Art Complex Museum invites you to a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. A ritual practice of preparing and drinking tea, the Japanese tea ceremony is a symbol of Japanese formality and spiritual aestheticism. Traditionally, it would be practiced in a specialized space called a tea house, designed specifically for tea ceremony gatherings. The Art Complex Museum’s tea house is called, Sho-fu-an or “Wind in the Pines.” Fee: FREE Registration: Registration is not required. All are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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August 2023

Gentle Yoga with Kezia Bacon (August 2023)

August 2 @ 11:00 am - August 30 @ 12:00 pm

Wednesdays (5 classes) August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Suitable for beginners, this 1-hour class includes centering, warm-ups, and gentle yoga postures to help you stretch, strengthen, and tone your body while calming your mind. Details and Registration: https://artcomplex.org/product/yoga_bacon_monthly/

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Drum Circle with Ed Sorrentino (August, 2023)

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A rhythm session facilitated by local percussionist Ed Sorrentino, Percussion Department Chair at the South Shore Conservatory. Frequently called "in-the-moment music-making," drum circle participants sit in a circle and play drums and/or hand percussion instruments. Participants engage together to create a group rhythm and cooperate in rhythm games. All instruments are provided by the instructor. Sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating, sessions will be held indoors, in the Phoenix Gallery. Fee: FREE (End…

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Concert: Alexander Wu (Aug 2023)

August 6 @ 4:00 pm

Sunday August 6, 2023 4:00 p.m. See https://artcomplex.org/programs/concert-series/ for details.  

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Mini Mosaics with Deb Aldo (August, 2023)

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday August 26, 2023 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. This class is an experiential montage of colors and setting patterns that strike your fancy. No rule, just guidance. Hands-on, slow and relaxing, this class begins with a short explanation and demo. Students will fill a round base with pieces of glass, stone, shell, pebbles, and other great stuff. (Hanging hardware included.) Create the first piece for practice and a second piece because it was fun to create the first piece! Details…

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September 2023

Tea Ceremony (Sept, 2023)

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Art Complex Museum invites you to a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. A ritual practice of preparing and drinking tea, the Japanese tea ceremony is a symbol of Japanese formality and spiritual aestheticism. Traditionally, it would be practiced in a specialized space called a tea house, designed specifically for tea ceremony gatherings. The Art Complex Museum’s tea house is called, Sho-fu-an or “Wind in the Pines.” Fee: FREE Registration: Registration is not required. All are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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