The Art Center


Gallery Tours at the Quincy Art Center

Groups can enjoy a 15-minute introductory tour to the current exhibits for $1 per person. Take advantage of a more in-depth 30 minute engaged tour for $2 per person. There is a minimum of 5 people per tour. Consider combining this program with a painting lesson or other project.

Tour & Hands-on Explore the galleries with a guided tour then create a hands-on art activity! Tour & Hands-on activities are for all ages & last one hour. Costs are $3 per participant. Scholarships are available. Chaperons are free.

There is a minimum of 9 students and a max of 40 students. See the exhibition calendar! Hands-on activity options are below. Call 223-5900 to book!

Exhibit Calendar

Cool Collagraphy

Create one of a kind prints! Make a printing plate using heavy paper, cardboard, & more materials to learn about composition & texture. See Cool Collagraphy lesson plan.

Elements/Principles of Design: Balance & Repetition

Art History: Elementary collagraphic techniques can be dated back to 19th century.

Color by Expression

Create an abstract painting using tempera cake paints on watercolor paper! Learn about basic color theory! See Color by Expression lesson plan.

Element/Principles: Color, the element of art made up of three properties: hue, value, and intensity.

Art History: Pablo Picasso & Mark Rothko

Creative Quilling

Roll, shape, and glue strips of paper together to create decorative designs! Paper quilling will be used to investigate patterns & forms. See Creative Quilling Lesson Plan

Elements/Principles: Shape & Form

Art History: Renaissance and Colonial periods. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items.

Human Figure Sculpture

Create a human figure out of tin foil! Use the concept of “ideal proportions” as explored by artist Leonardo Da Vinci. Sculptures will focus on movement & space! See Human Figure Sculpture lesson plan.

Element/Principles: Space & Movement

Art History: Leonardo Da Vinci

Ready, Set, Action!

Draw the human figure in action using quick lines! Students will be introduced to gesture drawing and create several figure drawings using pastel chalk. See Ready, Set, Action lesson plan.

Elements/Principles of Design: Line & Movement

Art History: Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, & Jean-Michel Basquiat

Pottery Wheel

Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel! Learn about clay, tools, and the kiln. Students must be in 4th grade or older. There is a maximum of 9 students at a time. See Pottery Wheel lesson plan.

Element/Principles: Form & Scale

Art History: Artists have been making clay vessels for thousands of years. Pottery comes in all different sizes, shapes and colors. It can be used for many things.