Altered maps workshop vacation week

Feb 07, 2013
Maps become art in a vacation-week workshop for high school students at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum.

Rockland — High school students are invited this February vacation week to create art that re-interprets and incorporates maps. An altered maps workshop will run Monday through Friday, Feb. 18 through 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Center for Education, corner of Union and Grace streets.

The weeklong workshop will combine exercises in mapping, writing and visual art to guide participants in creating beautiful altered maps as a personal expression. Techniques used to alter and/or create maps will include gouache, watercolor and acrylic paints and an array of mixed media collage.

Instructor Alexis Iammarino holds a M.A. in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore and creates experiential workshops that are material and inquiry-based. She has taught, performed, produced and exhibited works throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; with Dance Exchange in Washington, D.C.; and at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco.

The Altered Maps workshop is open to 15 students. Cost is $103, $85 for museum members. For more information or to sign up, call Kelly Finlay in the Education Department at 596-0949 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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