Ashley Norman's "Summer Sketchbook Spectacular" Exhibit




Sketchbooks and works by participants of Ashley's Summer Sketchbook project

ON VIEW: ALL AGES are encouraged to join in, sketch and attend this opening and event. Sketch prompts on Ashley Norman's education blog from this summer have inspired artwork and trading cards made and juried by Norman's Costal Ridge Elementary School Students. Come see their work, participate in our make a card take a card artist trading card box, prompt sketch table where you can make your own artwork based on Ashley's prompts and get to know the artist and educator behind this project and her own artwork, Ashley Norman. 

3 Best in Show Awards win professional artist sketch set including sketchbook and drawing utensils juried by the CRES students and exhibition guests

Check out York Weekly's article about Ashley's Summer Sketchbook by Ally Johnson! 

Ashley Norman is an art educator here in town at York's Coastal Ridge Elementary School. Earning her BFA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, in 2007, this summer Ashley will return to MassArt in efforts to obtain her MFA in Fine Art. Along with her experience teaching in public schools in York, ME, Asheville, NC, and Lowell, MA, she has also taught in various other settings: private lessons, after school programs, camps and courses through the Continuing Education Department at MassArt. Her work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows and believes that involvement in the arts can enrich the lives of all human beings. In her off-teaching season this summer, Ashley is encouraging students, young and old, to participate in her SUMMER SKETCHBOOK SPECTACULAR project; a free initiative for artists, Ashley will post a different sketchbook prompt everyday on her blog from June 21st to Sept 2nd. Students in Ashley's class this fall are encouraged to bring in their work and share, all artists participating are encouraged to share with us at Chases! Check out Ashley's work and the works of her students, teaching philosophy as well as information for students and other educators on her website and education blog