SPRING 2019 Offerings for Adults



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 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.
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more about becoming a MEMBER.
Peter's Perspective Drawing for the Master ClassPeter GranucciMarch 16thSaturday
DrawingPeter GranucciMarch 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24thWednesdays
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Letterpress Beginner ClassAnn St. Martin StoutWednesday Dates: (1:00-3:00pm--choose one): March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, June 26th
Thursday Dates: (6:00-8:00pm--choose one): February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th
*Days & Times vary. (See left.) Enrollment: 2 students per class$27 per student, includes all materials
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 17
September 7
October 12
November 16
December 7
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
Needle Felted Mobile SeriesJennifer BoydMarch 16th and 30th
April 6
May 4
May 11
$30 for a single session, or $120 for the whole series
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Needle Felting Drop-in Open StudioJennifer BoydTuesday, March 19, 9-11am
Tuesday, April 16 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 14 6-8pm
Saturday, June 8 9-11am
Saturday, July 20 9-11am
Friday, August 2nd 6-8pm
Tuesday, September 10th 6-8pm
Saturday, October 26th 9-11am
Saturday, November 9th 9-11am
Tuesday, December 10th 6-8pm
Dates & Times Vary (See left).
$7 members/$8 non-members, per session
Drop-in WatercolorBecky BenseOngoing (No class Dec. 25 or Jan. 1st)Tuesdays
$15 per session
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoing (Class will not meet in December. Resuming in Jan. 2019) Wednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session
Watercolor for Differently Abled AdultsBecky BenseOngoingFridays
$6 per session
Spring Landscape with Flowers in WatercolorRobert J. O'Brien AWS NWSMarch 23 - 24Saturday & Sunday
9:30am-4:00pm each day
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The Quick-Sketch Spring Landscape: Lessons from the American Impressionists IMPRESSIONISTSRobert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mcMay 5Sunday
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A Master Class in Landscape PaintingPeter GranucciSeptember 29, October 20, November 17, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4Saturdays
9am-4pm (with potluck lunches)
$1,150 (or see pricing structure below in class description)

LAC LetterpressLetterpress Beginner Class

Instructor: Ann St. Martin Stout
Dates and Time Options: 
Wednesday Dates: (1:00-3:00pm–choose one): March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, June 26th
Thursday Dates: (6:00-8:00pm–choose one): February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th
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.



Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Sat. April 13
Sat. May 11
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.


Drawing with Peter Granucci

Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 5-6:30pm
Tuition:  $170
Location:  58 N. Main St. Main Studio
Description:  The best thing one can do as an artist is to draw and learn to work with ease and confidence. The instructor’s goal in this class is to help you learn to confidently begin and develop your drawings. We’ll cover topics such as: how to draw proportionally and how to put them in scale to other objects, values, rendering, and user friendly artist’s linear perspective (a crucial skill to use in all drawings and paintings.) Drawing in this class will be discussed both as an end in itself; and as it relates to painting better paintings. Participants in this fall’s drawing class with Peter will find that this class builds off where that class left off while also welcoming new students, all participants can benefit from this, but it is directed mostly at beginner and intermediate levels.

Materials List:

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


Peter’s Perspective Drawing Class for students in the Master Class

Saturday, March 16, 9am-1pm
Tuition:  $70 per student ($63 with 10% membership discount)
If you are not sure if you are eligible to take this class, please contact director Kate Luppold at info@libraryartscenter.org.



Needle Felted Cookie Cutter PEEPS!

Tuesday, April 2, 6-8pm
Ages: 10 and up through Adults
Maximum of 10 students
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Tuition:  $15, includes all materials
Students will be using cookie cutters to make their very own Peeps. Great for beginners or those that have some felting experience. There will be many colors to choose from and encouragement to decorate your Peeple any way they want!  Get in the Zany spirit of the Peeps Diorama Contest at the LAC with this fun felting class.  Materials include fiber, felting pad and an extra needle. Participants can bring personal felting pads and needles if preferred.

Needle-Felted Gnomes

Saturday, April 13th, 9am-12pm
Ages 12 and up through adults– multi-generational creative fun!
Maximum of 10 students
Location: 15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Tuition: $25 class fee, Includes all materials
Students will be using various felting techniques to create one-of- a- kind- gnomes ready for spring! The imagination is the only limit here, so get creative. This class is for anyone interested in learning how to needle felt or those that want to keep up their needle felting skills. Materials include fiber, felting pad and an extra needle. Participants can bring personal felting pads and needles if preferred.

Needle Felting Drop- In Open Studio

Tuition:  $7 members, $8 non- members per drop-in session
Location:  15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Thursday, February 28, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 19, 9-11am
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 14, 6-8pm
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 Mobile Series

**Canceled, due to lack of enrollment.  Stay tuned as we work to reschedule this great offering at a later date!
Tuition:  $30 per session if you choose to sign up for individual sessions, $120 to sign up for the full series of all five classes.
Location: 15 Main Street Studio Classroom
Maximum number of 8 students
Saturday, March 16
Saturday, March 30
Saturday, April 6
Saturday, May 4
Saturday, May 11

9am-12pm each session
This class is designed for adults, but children 12 and up are welcome to register as well for some multigenerational creative fun. 
In this five class series students create stunning, felted, hanging mobiles. These mobiles are perfect as an heirloom creative gift for a baby or child, but will also be sophisticated enough to add whimsy and beauty to any room, even if not for a child!  Each class the goal is for students to get one component made toward their mobile. The last class will be for assembly and any finishing touches. Class is highly recommended for those that want to further their felting experience, while new felters are also welcome. If students would like to attend individual classes for the featured felted item without signing up for all 5 that is also fine. Priority will be given to those that signed up for all 5 classes.
Wool, needles, and felting pads will be supplied for class. Mobile bases will not be provided, but will be available for purchase from the instructor.  When registering, indicate which theme you would like to create, Woodland or Under the Sea. 

Woodland Mobile:
Week 1: Owl
Week 2: Hedgehog
Week 3: Squirrel
Week 4: Skunk
Week 5: Assembly, Finishing touches, if people want to make/embellish their mobile holder

Under the Sea Mobile:
Week 1: Sting Ray
Week 2: Clown Fish
Week 3: Blue Tang
Week 4: Sea Horse
Week 5: Assembly, Finishing touches, if people want to make/embellish their mobile holder

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


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)
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 
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.


Spring Landscape with Flowers in Watercolor

Instructor Robert J O’Brien
Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 9:30am-4:00pm both days (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition:  $150
After a long winter, students will awaken to the vibrant colors of spring in its natural splendor. In this course, students will learn to paint the beautiful New England Landscape in spring. We will incorporate these landscapes with bursts of floral color. Additionally, students will learn to paint flowers from a close focus perspective. Composition and Values will be emphasized. The class will begin with an instructor demonstration followed by class painting. A critique will be held at the end of the session. This class is open to all levels.
Click HERE for a recommended Materials List for classes with Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS

Robert Carsten's Quick Sketch Spring LandscapeThe Quick-Sketch Spring Landscape: Lessons from the American Impressionists

Pastel workshop with Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc
May 5, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition:  $75

Join master pastelist Robert for a fun and informative workshop which will concentrate on putting into practice specific compositional devices, color concepts, textural ideas, pastel application and more —  garnered from our great legacy of American Impressionist painting in New England.  The day begins with a concise and helpful visual presentation and demonstration of the lesson: The awakening spring landscape in sunlight and shadow including color temperature lessons.This workshop features at-easel and general critiques and lots of painting time. Work from your own images or one of the instructor’s. All levels welcome, beginner through advanced.



Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates:  September 29, October 20, November 17, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
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!


Options available for both beginning and more seasoned felters.


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