Fall 2017 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.
FALL Classes for ADULTS 2017Engaging & affordable classes and workshops for both beginning and seasoned artists.
(See a full list of class descriptions below table.)
|Class Name||Instructor||Dates||Days & Times||Tuition|
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|Drop-in Open Studio Art Group||Facilitator: Heidi Lorenz||Ongoing||Wednesdays|
|$8 members/$12 non-members per session|
|Drop-in Figure Drawing Group||Facilitator: Varies||Ongoing||Fridays|
|$10 members/$12 non-members per session|
|Drop-in Fiber Arts Group||Facilitator: Ann Stout||Ongoing||Wednesdays|
|$4 per session|
|Watercolor for Differently-abled Adults||Becky Bense||September 1, 8 & 29||Fridays|
|$6 per session|
|Advanced Fundamentals - Two-Day Intensive Workshop||Peter Granucci||September 23-24||Saturday/Sunday|
9:00am-4:00pm with potluck lunch
|A Master Class in Landscape Painting||Peter Granucci||Oct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan 13, Feb. 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 5||Saturdays|
9:00am-4:00pm with potluck lunch
|$1,150 for all nine sessions, or $135 per session with the understanding that you are committing to the full series of classes and payments|
|Basket Weaving||Ray Lagasse||Oct. 14||Saturday|
|Price varies depending on basket choice. See options.|
|UnCork Your Inner Artist (Paint and Sip) - Autumn Landscape in Watercolor||Patti Warren||Oct. 25||Wednesday|
|Barn Quilt Workshop||Becky Luppold||Nov. 11||Saturday|
|UnCork Your Inner Artist (Paint and Sip) - Lighthouse in Watercolor||Patti Warren||Nov. 16||Thursday|
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
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.
Fiber Arts Drop-in Group
Facilitator: Ann Stout
Resuming ON WED. SEPTEMBER 6th
ONGOING, Wednesdays, 10:00am-12noon
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.
Instructor: Peter Granucci
TWO-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP – September 23 and 24, 9am-4pm (potluck lunch)
This weekend is a stand-alone workshop that also is a prerequisite for A Master Class in Landscape Painting. It is also a great “refresher” course for previous Advanced Fundamentals participants!
There’s an axiom in the art world that ‘you can’t paint more or better than you understand’. For the artists that are interested in continual growth, this workshop offers an opportunity for just that. We will work between a balance of lecture, demos, and exercises. This class is for all levels, no matter how much you know, there is always room for growth. We will cover everything from daily practice, to how the mind learns and adds new information. As for art principles, some of the topics covered will include form, design, composition, temperature, value.
These will be two jam-packed, rich days.
To sum it up: this class is about paint and how to make it do what you want it to do (and how to know what that is). Any medium is welcome. It is about making you master of your domain! It’s about how to weave inspiration with your perspiration. It’s about developing an artistic eye and a responsive hand. It’s about having fun and being successful.
A Master Class in Landscape Painting
Instructor: Peter Granucci
Dates: Oct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan 13, Feb. 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 5 ** There are scheduled back-up snow days for January and February sessions of January 20 and February 17
Times: 9am-4pm each session (potluck lunch)
Prerequisite: For students not yet in this group, there is an introductory weekend course: Advanced Fundamentals
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 camaraderie, and we have excellent potluck lunches!
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
October 14, 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
Uncork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti Warren
Date/Times: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-9pm
Painting Theme: Autumn Landscape in Watercolor
OR Thursday, November 16, 6-8pm
Painting Theme: Lighthouse in Watercolor
Tuition: $35 for either session 12 student maximum
Come to the Library Art Center for an evening of creativity and community for a fun “paint & sip” experience! 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.
Barn Quilt Workshop
Instructor: Becky Luppold
Dates & Times: Saturday,November 11, 9am-3pm (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $47 (includes all materials)
Description: 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 barns and other exterior surfaces. As this is an introductory course, barn quilts will be made on 1 ft.X1 ft. boards. There will be an option of three different quilt squares to choose from for your design, as well as a variety of paint colors to choose from. Learn all the steps needed to create your own square and leave with your fully completed square ready to hang outdoors! With this class under your belt you will have the know-how to make more barn quilts on your own should you choose.
Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults
Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates: September 1, 8 & 29
Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
Tuition: $6 a session, includes materials
For summer, this class will meet as often as it can! Once October is here, the group will meet weekly again. Until then, feel free to pay weekly drop-in style, or pay for a block of four at a time.
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!
Drop-in Watercolor Class for Beginner and Intermediate Students
Watercolor for Beginner & Intermediate Painters
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 six 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 – if you don’t have any, don’t worry! Materials will be supplied to get you started in class.