Classes for Adults

Spring 2015 Offerings

To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.

Download the Adult Class Registration Form.Heidi Painting in Studio

*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.
Adult Open Studio Art Group
Group Painting in StudioFacilitator:  Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members 
Ongoing,WEDNESDAYS, 9am-12noon
Description:   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 for more information.

Advanced Fundamentals 
Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates: Saturday, November 1, November 15, December 13, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Times: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $120.00 per session, $840 for all seven sessions.  There is a 10% discount for LAC members making the class $108 per session, $756 for the full series.  Students can choose to pay per session, but must commit to paying for the full series.  *Peter has a generous makeup policy for those who have to miss a scheduled class.
This workshop builds on each artist’s individual abilities and experiences and strengths enabling you to develop your creative skills. It is designed to build your confidence and technical understanding in your painting abilities. Each class will have a lesson/demonstration concerning the idea of the day. It will cover things like values, color and proportion, and many other important ideas as well. It is for all levels, even advanced painters.  These ideas are deep and profound and we can all benefit from their continued study. There will be major attention spent on composition and design, which are essential tools to a successful painting. After the lesson, there will be time to do exercises and paint on your own paintings. This is a combination of technical skill building and art principle theory. You are encouraged to use your own style, subject matter and media. This is a “nuts and bolts” class in how to paint but does not teach a particular style or technique. You will learn about the underlying art principle and make it your own. In the end, it is all about strengthening your ability to paint dynamically and beautifully.

Build Your Own Fishing RodFishing Rods
Instructor: Bruce Kozlik
Dates: Postponed to NEW run dates of:           Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 23 & 30th,                and May 5 – 28th
Times: 4-5:30pm
Tuition: $200 includes all supplies needed
Learn to build your own 6’6” one piece 6-12 lb test spinning rod in this class, bring your own reel to truly customize it. This class is two 90 minute sessions per week for five weeks. You get a rod kit including the graphite blank, guides, reel seat and cork grips. Customize it with your own thread colors and label with your name on it. You also get to keep the hand thread winder and some specialized tools so you may continue to build rods and develop your skills. Each student will finish the class with a one-of-a-kind artisan fishing rod and the knowledge and confidence to make more at home.

Basket Weaving
Instructor: Ray LagasseStudent Weaving Basket
Dates/Times: Saturday, May 30th 8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $98.00  (or $105.00 for the larger pack basket option)
Description: In this one-day workshop students can choose to make one of four large-sized baskets: a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket. 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. 
Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 basket form with leather handles and a wooden bottom
Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles
Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles
Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps
Large Pack Basket 9x16x22 (for higher fee of $105.00–includes tuition)
Basket options Updated
Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti WarrenUncork Group at Work 2
Tuesday, May 25th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Focus:  COVERED BRIDGES
Tuition: $35.00 per session
12 student maximum, students can sign up for just one, or all of the sessions
Description: Come to the Library Arts Center for an evening of creativity, community, and cobalt blue! This is an opportunity for the non-artist to explore his/her expressive side while following step-by-step directions from a certified art instructor. In a relaxed and supportive environment, students will complete a painting suitable for framing.
**NOTE:  All studio materials will be provided as well as a complimentary glass of wine, so we ask that students are a minimum of 21 years old.
Drawing the Portrait from Photos
Instructor: Peter GranucciCindy
Level: Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner
Dates and Times:  Mondays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 5-7:30 PM
Tuition: $168 for all four sessions
NOTE:  If a student’s summer schedule makes it so he or she must miss a session, Peter is willing to generously work with students to arrange make up sessions
Description:  In this class, each artist will work from a portrait style photograph of his or her own choosing (but Peter will have some extra photos if someone needs a reference). This class will focus on how to draw and render a portrait in graphite on paper. Special attention will be spent on how to get a good start proportionally then, to move simply and directly toward a finished drawing. This class is designed to meet each student at his or her own level, all levels are welcome.
Click here to see a recommended materials list for this class:  Materials List for Plein Aire and Portrait Drawing 2015
Plein Aire Workshop with a Special Focus on Drawing and Painting Trees
First FrostInstructor: Peter Granucci
Level: Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner
Dates and Times:  Mondays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 & 17, 5-7:30 PM
Tuition: $252.00 for all six sessions
NOTE:  If a student’s summer schedule makes it so he or she must miss a session, Peter is willing to generously work with students to arrange make-up sessions.
All Media welcome including for Painting; oils, acrylic, pastel, watercolor.  Including for drawing; Pencil (Graphite or Colored) or charcoal. ** Each artist can make their own choice of the medium they’d like to work with for this class. Peter will be happy to discuss it with you if you have any questions.
Description:  Enjoy a relaxing evening painting in and around this beautiful area. In this class Peter will discuss all the why’s and how to’s relating to Plein Aire painting and Drawing.   Including (but not limited to): how to start, how to finish, color mixing, values, form, and drawing.  Class will be held outside whenever possible and will be moved into the studio in cases of inclement weather. Each class will have a brief opening presentation and a final gathering to appreciate each other’s accomplishments.
Click the following to see recommended materials lists for this class:
 Materials List for Plein Aire and Portrait Drawing 2015
Materials List for Peter Granucci’s Plein Aire 2015
Brief Instructor Biography:  Peter is a respected landscape and portrait painter. He began exhibiting in NYC in 1975 and has continued to exhibit throughout New England and other parts of the country. He has won multiple national awards including from the Salmagundi Club in NYC. He has been teaching privately and in groups since 1985.

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