SPRING/SUMMER 2019 Offerings for Adults

 

TO REGISTER:

1) DROP IN OR CALL – Call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040 or stop by during gallery hours (Tues-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-2pm) Your registration is complete when we have received your competed registration form, as well as payment for the class.
2) PRINT & MAIL a registration form with your check. Download the ADULT REGISTRATION FORM.
3) REGISTER ONLINE NOW by clicking the link below.

 


PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class.

Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. Scholarships for children’s classes are available; please inquire.


SPRING/SUMMER/FALL Classes for ADULTS 2019

Engaging & affordable classes and workshops for both beginning and seasoned artists.
(See a full list of class descriptions below table.)
Class NameInstructorDatesDays & TimesTuition
Library Arts Center
Members receive
a 10% discount on
studio classes.
Click HERE to find out
more about becoming a MEMBER.
Shrinky Dink JewelryLaura Jean WhitcombMay 29
Wednesday
5:00 - 7:00pm
$15
Register Online Now!
Needle-Felted Cat ToysJennifer BoydJune 4Tuesday
6:00-8:00pm
$12, includes materials
Register Online Now!
Birds of a Feather: Painting Wooden Folk Art BirdsChristie ScottJune 5Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
Shrinky Dinks, Industrial StyleLaura Jean WhitcombJune 19Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
Barn Quilt WorkshopBecky LuppoldJune 22Saturday
9:00am-2:00pm
$50, includes all materials
Drawing Summer SessionPeter GranucciJuly 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6Tuesdays
5:00-6:30pm
$170
Canvas ShoesPatti WarrenJuly 10Wednesday
5:00-700pm
$15
Make Your Own Greeting CardsPatti WarrenJuly 17Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
Nuno Felted Wrist CuffCarla BoyingtonJuly 24Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
plus $5 for materials
= $20 total
Making Faces: Green Men & WomenChristie ScottJuly 31Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
Nuno Felted ScarfCarla BoyingtonAugust 3Saturday
9:00am-5:00pm
$40
plus $20 materials fee
= $60 total
Never Board Collage ProjectChristie ScottAugust 7Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
FREE.
Making Stepping StonesKelly & Peggy McKenneyAugust 21Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm
$15
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
June 8
July 13
August 17
September 7
October 12
November 16
December 7
Saturdays
8:30am-4:30pm
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
Letterpress Beginner ClassAnn St. Martin StoutWednesday, May 22, 1-3pm
Wednesday, June 12th, 1-3pm
Thursday, June 20th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 26th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, July 10th, 1-3pm
Thursday, July 18th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, July 24th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, August 14th, 1-3pm
Thursday, August 22, 6-8pm
Wednesday, August 28th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, September 11th, 1-3pm
Thursday, September 19th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, September 25th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, October 9th, 1-3pm
Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, October 23, 1-3pm
Wednesday, November 13, 1-3pm
Thursday, November 21, 6-8pm
Wednesday, November 27, 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 19th, 1-3pm
*Days & Times vary. (See left.) Enrollment: 2 students per class$27 per student, includes all materials
Open Studio for LetterpressAnn St. Martin StoutTuesday, May 21, 6-8pm
Thursday, June 6, 10am-12noon
*Days & Times vary. (See left.) Enrollment: 4 students per class$10 per session
A Master Class in Landscape Painting 2019-2020Peter GranucciSeptember 21, October 19, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9Saturdays
9am-4pm (with potluck lunches)
$1,150 (or see pricing structure below in class description)
Beginning Oil Painting Peter GranucciSeptember 28 and October 5Saturdays
9:00am-2:00pm
$175
Drawing Fall SessionPeter GranucciOctober 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6Wednesdays
5:00-6:30pm
$170
Drop-in WatercolorBecky BenseOngoing (No class Dec. 25 or Jan. 1st)Tuesdays
9:00am-12:00pm
$15 per session
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoingWednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session
Watercolor for Differently Abled AdultsBecky BenseOngoingFridays
9:00am-12:00pm
$6 per session


Drawing with Peter Granucci

Summer Drawing Session
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 5-6:30pm

Fall Drawing Session
Wednesdays, October 9,16,23,30, November 6, 5-6:30pm

Spring Drawing Session
April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 5-6:30pm

Tuition:  $170 per seasonal session
Location:  58 N. Main St. Main Studio

Learn to draw with confidence and ease! Discover the joy of drawing the world as you see it (or as you want it to be!) Anyone can draw Peter has been drawing for fifty years and teaching for thirty five. He knows how to simplify the process to make it easy for anyone to draw.
Over time this series will cover every aspect of drawing; from the fundamentals to the advanced. Drawing in this class will be discussed both as an end in itself; and as it relates to painting better paintings. This is an ongoing series that will meet three times a year. Five classes per session 1.5 hours each class.
Each five session class will have a new focus and all new lessons. They are designed to be short and intensive sessions, with time to work and practice between. All levels can benefit from these classes , but it is directed mostly at beginner and intermediate levels. This class is always welcoming new students in new sessions.

Materials List:

Drawing (not sketching) paper:  size 12x 16
Ruler
Pencils:  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
White Eraser
Additional larger paper if you have it already, not required:  18x24

 

Beginning Oil Painting

Dates:  Saturdays, September 28 and October 5, 9am-2pm
Tuition:  $175
In this class we’ll demystify the process of painting and cover all the basics in getting started with oils. You’ll learn about all the materials needed: including brushes, canvas, paints, colors to use and why, how to start and so much more! We’ll do some exercises to get familiar with the materials and then we’ll create a painting!
Materials List will be provided upon registration. $5 materials cost will provide multiple canvases for the class. There will be some materials available for use if you need assistance, before getting your own.

Shrinky Dink Jewelry!Shrinky Dinks! May 26th

Instructor: Laura Jean Whitcomb
Dates: Wednesday, May 29
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition: $15
Minimum/Maximum Enrollment:  4/12
Remember doing this as a kid?  It’s just as fun now, and the results are better!
Make yourself a necklace as a (belated) Mother’s Day gift. Create your own shrink art charms, personalized with children’s names, and add charms and gems. The result: a necklace that celebrates you! All materials provided, but if you have a charm or jewelry part you’d like to incorporate, please bring it.  Remember doing Shrinky Dink as a kid?  Well it is just as fun as an adult, and your results are well, a lot better! 

Birds of a Feather – Painting Wooden Folk Art Birds

Instructor: Chris Scott
Ages: All ages, 12 and under with an adult
Wed. June 5
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition $15
Help this community art project take flight!  Birds will flock together to fly through the trees downtown for the summer months. 
Paint a wooden folk art bird which will become part of a Newport community public art project.  The birds started in the studio this evening will be the first of a flock of 200 which will grace the trees in the downtown area Newport for the summer!  Birds will fly on home to their painters come fall.  This is the paid, studio, small-group component of this art installation- there will be other opportunities to paint birds for this project for free with 100+ people on the town common, Friday, June 14, 5-7pm.

Shrinky Dinks, Industrial Style

Instructor: Laura Jean Whitcomb – laurajean@howling-beagle.com
Wed. June 19
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Tuition: $15
Remember doing this as a kid?  It’s just as fun now, and the results are better!
Make a necklace with industrial-style charms, clock parts, gems and shrink art charms that you create. Let your inner steampunk shine! All materials provided.  Remember doing Shrinky Dink as a kid?  Well it is just as fun as an adult, and your results are well, a lot better! Everyone will leave with a thoroughly unique and funky necklace. 

Barn Quilt Workshop

Instructor:  Becky Luppold
Sat. June 22
Times:  9am-2pm
Tuition:  $50 , includes all materials
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Help us bring the barn quilt movement to our community, create a wooden barn quilt.
Help us bring the tradition of barn quilts to our region by creating your own to hang on your house or barn.  Barn Quilts are quilt designs painted onto wooden boards that are weatherized and can be hung on interior or exterior surfaces.  This class will make 1x1 foot boards.  There will be an option of three different quilt square designs to choose from.   A variety of paint colors will be provided so students can individualize their colors to further personalize their piece.  Learn all the steps needed to create your own square and leave class with a fully finished piece and the skills to complete more of any size at home on your own.  

Canvas Shoes

Instructor: Patti Warren
Wed. July 10
Times: 5 – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition: $15
You’ll get a kick out of this art camp for grown -ups!  Bring a pair is light colored canvas shoes and customize them. Express yourself using permanent ink pens and brushes with a touch of rubbing alcohol and voilà. wearable art is trending in a big way so come, bring a friend and have fun, and bring this creative trend to our community and your feet!

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Instructor: Patti Warren
Wed. July 17
Times: 5 – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition: $15 – Materials will be provided.
Artist Patti Warren shares her ways of creating stunning cards out of paintings and papers.  Never buy a greeting card again! Learn a few techniques that will make you an expert.   Do you like to paint, scrapbook or journal…this workshop is for you.   Patti is an artist who has made a variety of stunning and versatile artistic cards with her paintings for years, so this is a chance to learn from a pro.

Nuno Felted Wrist Cuff

Instructor: Carla Boyington
For adults, and students ages 12 and up
Wed. July 24
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition: $15- plus $5 for materials fee =$20 total fee
Stunning colorful wools are felted into silks to create gorgeous wrist cuffs.
Nuno felting is the process of wet felting wool and fabric together. In this workshop you will use this method to merge wool and silk to create a one of a kind wrist cuff. This is a fun project and perfect for beginners.  Everyone will leave with a stunning cuff, and the basics of Nuno Felting. 

Making Faces – Green Men and Women

Instructor: Chris Scott
Wed. July 31
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition $15
This tree folklore comes to Newport as we create faces which will adorn the trees on the common for the summer!
Learn about green men and women; in traditional folklore they are the spirit of the forest, the kings and Queens of summer!  Make a face from air dry clay to put on a tree.  These faces will be part of a community art installation and will be on trees in the downtown Newport area for August and September!  Tree faces will be returned to their creators later in the fall.  This is the paid, studio, small-group component of this art installation- there will be other opportunities to contribute to this project for free at the Newport Farmers’ Market.

Nuno Felted Scarf

Instructor : Carla Boyington
Sat. August 3
Times: 9am -5pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition: $40 + Materials fee $20=$60 total fee
Students should bring 2 old towels and a bag lunch. Other supplies will be available. 
Stunning colorful wools are felted into silks to create one-of–a-kind artisan scarves.
Nuno felting is the process of wet felting wool and fabric together. In this workshop you will get a chance to design and create a scarf with colorful wools and silk and then follow the wet felting method to create a stunning one of a kind silk scarf. This is a fun and creative project that’s perfect for crafters at any level; everyone will leave with an artful masterpiece. 

Never Board – Collage Project

Instructor: Chris Scott
Wed. Aug. 7
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
FREE to Participate
Learn this collage t

Making Stepping Stones

Technique while creating a public art sculpture to be displayed downtown.  In this community art project, participants will decoupage strips of colorful papers onto wooden boards which will be prominently displayed in a downtown area for the season. 

Instructor: Kelly and Peggy McKenney
Wed. Aug. 21
Times: 5pm – 7pm
Location:  58 N. Main St. Studio
Tuition $15
Cement + trinkets from your junk drawer + other sparkly and fun doodads provided + plus friends = a really fun evening
Garden Stepping Stones:  Gather some of your own favorite trinkets, broken pottery or little tiles and bring them to the LAC for an evening of fun, laughs, and creativity. We will provide the form and other interesting small objects for you to make your own cement stepping stone.   Participants will all create a stone, and learn the skills to make more at home. 

 

SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKET DATES for CREATIVE PLACEMAKING COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

All are welcome!  Free to participate.

 

SPRING INTO SUMMER COMMUNITY ART NIGHT

Friday, June 14, 5-7pm
Stop by the North end of the common after shopping at the Farmers’ Market.  Join us under the large, white tent for an incredible evening of FREE community ART!  There will be live music, food for sale, and 200 small, wooden birds to be painted by everyone present.  Paint a wooden folk art bird which will become part of a Newport community public art project.  This flock of birds painted by the community will grace the trees in the downtown area Newport for the summer!  Birds will fly on home to their painters come fall. 

Making Faces:  Temporary Faces to go on trees in the downtown area for the summer! 

Friday, August 2, 4-6pm, at the Newport Farmers’ Market
Stop by our tent at the market and help create a sculptural tree face that will be temporarily mounted to a tree in the downtown Newport area for the summer!

Never Board Collage Project

Learn this collage technique while creating a public art sculpture to be prominently displayed in a downtown area for the season. 

Friday, August 23, 4-6pm at the Newport Farmers’ Market
Stop by our tent at the market and help create this community art project, participants will decoupage strips of colorful papers onto wooden boards which will be prominently displayed in a downtown area for the season.  This project will also be continues the next day at the Apple Pie Crafts Fair!  Stop by our Headquarters Tent near the monument to participate.

LAC LetterpressLetterpress Beginner Class

Instructor: Ann St. Martin Stout
Dates and Time Options:
Wednesday, May 22, 1-3pm
Wednesday, June 12th, 1-3pm
Thursday, June 20th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 26th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, July 10th, 1-3pm
Thursday, July 18th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, July 24th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, August 14th, 1-3pm
Thursday, August 22, 6-8pm
Wednesday, August 28th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, September 11th, 1-3pm
Thursday, September 19th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, September 25th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, October 9th, 1-3pm
Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm
Wednesday, October 23, 1-3pm
Wednesday, November 13, 1-3pm
Thursday, November 21, 6-8pm
Wednesday, November 27, 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 19th, 1-3pm

Enrollment: 2 students per class
Cost:  $27 per student, includes all materials
**As enrollment for classes is extremely limited, online registration for these classes is not available at this time.**
For the first time classes are being offered in the recently established LAC Letterpress Studio at the main Library Arts Center location.  In a two-hour class, students will learn the basics of setting type, locking it into the press, and printing on an 1870s manually-operated tabletop platen press.  Students will go home with note cards printed with a quote or sentiment of their choosing, including a picture from an antique printing plate, if desired.  This class is a prerequisite for future use of the Letterpress Studio.

Letterpress Type in the StudioOpen Studio for Letterpress

Instructor:  Ann Stout
Dates and Times for sessions currently scheduled:

Thursday, June 6, 10am-12noon
Tuition:  $10 per session
Maximum number of participants:  4   *pre-registration required
Pre-requisite: Letterpress Beginner Class (either at LAC or Dartmouth Books Arts Dept)
Come work on your own project at the Letterpress Studio using any of the tools and equipment in the studio. Work independently, but with guidance and assistance as needed. Three presses are available for use – two platen presses and one flat bed press, many colors of ink, and approximately 50 type styles/sizes and 100 plates with images. Traditional projects or creative projects are welcome, including wood cuts or lino cuts, and collagraph. We are willing to experiment with you. Possible items you can print include notecards, personalized stationery, small posters, coasters, booklets, business cards, greeting cards, invitations. 

 

BASKET WEAVING

Instructor: Ray Lagasse
UPCOMING SESSIONS:
Sat. June 8
Sat. July 13
Sat. August 17
Sat. September 7
Sat. October  12
Sat.November 16
Sat. December 7
8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: Range: $111 to $140 depending on your specific basket choice: see link for  BASKET OPTIONS
In this one-day workshop students can choose to make one of a variety of baskets including a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket (see other options at the link below). The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by Ray Lagasse. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Each Student will leave the workshop with the completed basket of his or her choosing. Registration will close a week before the class starts.    **Students who cancel before the class will still owe a $35 fee for materials preparation.
See link for BASKET OPTIONS

 

 

FELTING CLASSES

New! Felting ClassesNeedle Felting Drop- In Open Studio

Tuition:  $7 members, $8 non- members per drop-in session
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Saturday, June 8, 9-11am
Saturday, July 20, 9-11am
Friday, August 2, 6-8pm
Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm
Saturday, October 26, 9-11am
Saturday, November 9, 9-11am
Tuesday, December 10, 6-8pm
This drop- in open studio felting offers time, space and community for those interested in felting. Come felt along others in the studio in an inspiring, encouraging and fun setting.  Facilitator, Jennifer Boyd, will be working on her own felting projects but will be available to offer light guidance and encouragement as needed. Bring your materials and your projects, felting pads will be available for those that need them. Needles and wool are available for purchase from the facilitator if desired.  Work on your own projects, get inspired to do new projects, make felting friends, and have some creative fun.  No pre-registration necessary, just show up and sign in and pay when you attend.

Needle-Felted Cat Toys

Tuition:  $12, includes all materials
Location: 15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Tuesday, June 4, 6-8pm
Ages:  Teens and Adults
Maximum number of 12 students
Students will create their own cat toys in this fun two hour workshop. Felted Toys can be filled with cat nip, bells or both and will be created out of colorful wools.   Learn the tricks to felting with items inside the wool.   This class is sure to be a hit with your feline friends.
In addition to the basic felting materials, bells and catnip will also be provided!   

Needle Felted Pumpkins

Two Class Options:

Large Pumpkin Class
Saturday, September 28, 9am-12pm
Ages:  Teens and Adults
Tuition:  $35 per student (larger pumpkin, longer class)
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom

OR

Small Pumpkin Class
Tuesday, October 1, 6-8pm 
This class is designed for adults, but kids ages 10 and up are welcome to join the fun
Tuition: $25 per student (smaller pumpkin, shorter class)
Maximum number of 10 students per class

Give your needle felted creations the spotlight in the house for the fall season. Instructor Jennifer Boyd loves nothing more than this crisp season and creating felted décor to celebrate it. Please come share her love of felting by creating pumpkins, bats, black cats and more.  This class will create felted pumpkins.  Students will learn how to use wool effectively, learn trouble shooting techniques and get creative. This class is designed to engage students with needle felting experience, as well as true beginners.   Tuition includes fiber, felting pad and extra needles. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad/needles if you rather use your own.

Needle-Felted Bats and Black Cats

Saturday, October 19, 9am-12pm
Ages:  Teens and Adults
Tuition:  $30, includes all materials
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Maximum number of 8 students
This felting class is designed for students with some felting experience. Come create either seasonal bats or a black cat to add to your Seasonal decorations. Bats could be added onto pumpkins or will be ready as stand- alone handmade, fall decoration. Students will learn different techniques for making basic dimensional felted pieces and will leave with a finished piece. Upon registration, students choose bat or cat to make during class.  Tuition includes fiber, felting pad and extra needles. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad and needles if you rather use your own.

Needle-Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Date options:  Saturday, November 16, 9am-12pm  (Ages:  teens and adults)
OR
Tuesday, November 19,  6pm-8pm (Ages:  10 and up through adults)
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Tuition:  $18, includes all materials
Maximum of 10 students per class
Create a one-of-a-kind felted holiday ornament in this fun class while you learn the basic techniques for needlepoint felting.   In addition for being for beginners, students with some felting experience who want to take it to the next level will learn to create added detail to your ornament.

Needle-Felted Santa

Saturday, December 14, 9am-12pm
Ages:  Teens and Adults
Tuition:  $30, includes all materials
Maximum number of 10 students
This class is designed for those that are just starting out with Needle felting.  We will be making a simple Santa embellished with details. This class will teach the basics of needle felting while students create fabulous felted Santas. If you have more felting experience this will be a fun project were you can personalize your creation with added details while becoming more comfortable with different techniques.

Needle-Felted Ornaments

Tuesday, December 17, 6pm-8pm
Ages:  Teens and Adults
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Tuition:  $20, includes all materials
Maximum number of 10 students
Create a one–of- a- kind felted Christmas tree ornament in this two hour workshop.  Choose from a snowman or decorated gift for your ornament, choose your colors and add your personal flair. This workshop is great for beginners but is also designed to engage those who have felting experience. The fun is in the details! 

Adult Open Studio Art Group

Facilitator:  Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members 
ONGOING, WEDNESDAYS, 9am-12noon
Looking for a time to work on current projects? Be inspired to work in a studio environment alongside other area artists in this drop-in group that meets on a weekly basis. The class facilitator, Heidi Lorenz, is available for light guidance. All mediums are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring all supplies you will need for your projects. Call the Arts Center at 603.863.3040

 

Drop in Watercolor for Beginner and Intermediate Students

Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuesdays 9am – 12noon,  (Drop-ins welcome.  No pre-registration necessary.)
Location:  Library Arts Center Studio at our MAIN Studio Location: 58 N. Main St.
Tuition: $15 per session
Learn the basics or work on developing what you already know in this drop in watercolor class.   Each class will be modified to fit whomever shows up!   The lessons Becky shares each week will help beginners learn the basics while engaging intermediate painters in ways that will develop their skills.
Bring what you have for supplies.  If you don’t have supplies, please do not buy anything!  Starter supplies will be available for students to use, and then you can talk with the instructor to decide what material purchases to make.

 

Watercolor for Differently-Abled Adults

Instructor: Becky Bense
ONGOING,  Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
Tuition: $6 a session, includes materials
This inclusive group meets in the studio for inspired watercolor art projects with artist and instructor Becky Bense.  This class is designed to engage differently-abled adults as well as their caregivers in fun, creative art projects!  Please contact the Library Arts Center if you know of a student who would be interested in joining this group.

 
 

A MASTER CLASS IN LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates:  Saturdays; September 21, October 19, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9
Times:  9am-4pm each session (with a potluck lunch)
Tuition:  $1,150 for all nine sessions, or $135 each session with the understanding that you are committing to the full series of classes and payments.  Students can choose to pay for the whole series at once, or to pay month by month if necessary; pay for the full series and save.  Makeup sessions are offered for missed sessions. (10% discount for members!  = $1,035 for full series and /or $121 session.)

Learn how to set yourself apart as an artist and go beyond copying to creating. In this class you’ll learn how to create more compelling images, create a mood and develop a more dynamic process for your work. This class is for all levels but especially for the painter that wants to take their work to the next level of accomplishment. You’ll not only gain insights into how to paint the parts (trees, roads, buildings, clouds etc.) but you’ll also learn how to assess the quality of your references, see the important and relevant information, make the necessary improvements all the while giving you the confidence to modify, adjust, and create images unique to you and your sensibilities.
This class will include: lectures, demonstrations, individual and group positive critiques, and lots of time to paint! Some other topics covered will be color, composition, design, form, volume, and depth. We will also look at historical paintings to gain insights into what they did to make us want to look at their work. What it doesn’t teach is a style or specific method rather it will help you improve your own style and method. It can help you paint more realistically or more abstractly, it’s all in the application of the artistic principles.
This class always develops a lot of artistic comradeship and we have excellent potluck lunches!

FELTING CLASSES

Options available for both beginning and more seasoned felters.

DRAWING & PAINTING CLASSES

Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Pastel & Ongoing Offerings