Classes for Adults

FALL 2016/Winter 2017 Offerings


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.

Drop- in Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions
ONGOING, Fridays, 1-3pm 
$10 for LAC members, $12 for non- members, per session
Facilitator: Becky Bense
For each session, there will be a live model who will hold a variety of poses, both long and short. Artists, both professional and amateur of all styles are welcome take part in these sessions. Artists bring their own materials; there are easels in the studio that can be used, or participants can bring their own if they prefer. Facilitator Becky Bense will assure a professional and inviting studio environment and will facilitate model posing and timing. This is not an instructional session, rather an opportunity for artists to work with a live model in a welcoming community of artists.

CALL FOR LIVE MODELS The Arts Center is looking for several models to book for different weeks to ensure variety of subjects for participating artists. Models will hold a variety of poses, set by studio facilitator, both long and short in the Arts Center studio while artists draw and paint from the figure in this professional and friendly environment. Interested individuals should contact director Kate N. Luppold at 603-863-3040 or email: info[at]libraryartsenter[dot]org. 

Adult Open Studio Art Group
Facilitator:  Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members 
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.

Fiber Arts Drop-in Group
Facilitator:  Ann Stout
ONGOING, Wednesdays, 10:00am-12noon
*NOTE:  The group will NOT meet on Wed. Nov. 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving
Location:  15 Main Street
$4 per session
This is a great opportunity to work on your creative projects in a fun community group setting. Bring your sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting, spinning, quilting, or whatever it may be for fiber based arts and crafts. Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, cup of coffee or tea, and the inspiring community of makers. No need to preregister, just show up to any or all of the sessions listed. This is the first session of what we are hoping to run as a more permanent weekly group after this session.

with Instructor Peter Granucci
Dates:  Oct. 1 & 29, Nov. 19, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 4, April 1 & 29
Times:  9am-4pm
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.
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!
If you have any questions you can contact Peter directly either through email or phone.  OR  603-352-6828

Watercolor for Beginner & Intermediate Painters
Instructor: Becky Bense
Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 6:30-9pm
Tuition: $80 for all eight sessions combined
Do you have an interest in either learning to watercolor paint, or in developing your skills?  This winter is a perfect time!  Join this studio class which will meet eight evenings over the fall.  In the class we will cover the basics of color theory, composition and technique through use of exercises and still life in a fun, easygoing and inviting environment.
Bring what you have for supplies and we will discuss where you might choose to go from there. If you do not have any supplies no worries- Becky the instructor will make sure you have what you need for the first class and will help you decide from there what you want for supplies.

Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults     
Instructor: Becky Bense
Session one:  Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 9am-12noon
Session two:  Fridays November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9am-12noon
Tuition: $24 per session, includes materials & all four sessions
This watercolor art class is for adults with special needs. What we do in the studio will depend of who expresses interest in the class & what they are looking for, but whatever the focus, we will be painting with watercolors! If you or someone you know is interested they should reach out ASAP so we can begin planning what the group wants to paint. Caregivers are asked to come to join in the fun as well (with no additional charge). Upon registration, please let us know if there are special needs or accommodations of which we should be aware. We are looking forward to starting this new program for our studio & we are open to input and ideas as we want to make it as enjoyable & beneficial to participants as possible.

Basket Weaving 
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
January 21, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch).
March 11, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch).
Tuition:  *Varies depending on basket choice.  To see a listing of basket options & prices, please click here: BASKET OPTIONS
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. 
To view your basket choices for this workshop, please click here: BASKET OPTIONS

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary:  Painting Light in watercolor
wheel-barrowInstructor:  Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Saturday/Sunday, Jan. 28-29, 9:30am-4:00pm
Tuition:  $130 for two-day workshop
Description:  Learn how to paint “the light”! This course will explore techniques on how to achieve spectacular light effects from ordinary images through the use of light and shadow. Subject matter will range from landscape, florals, to close focus studies of architectural and agricultural motifs. Composition and values will be explored in this workshop. All levels of painting ability are welcome. Students will work from photo reference. Some drawing experience is recommended. There will be a critique and class discussion at the end of the workshop.
Click here for a Recommended Materials List