FALL/EARLY WINTER 2018 Offerings for Adults

Studio Classes 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.


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.
Intuitive DrawingDr. Patricia WildThree Sessions:
October 24, 31 & November 7
1-4pm, each session
$98 for all three sessions, includes materials
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
Sun. Nov. 18 *FULL
Dec. 15 *FULL
(with the exception of the one Sunday session on Nov. 18th)
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
Needle Felting for BeginnersJennifer BoydSeptember 18Tuesday
$10 + a $10 materials fee
Make Your Own Fall Felted CreationsJennifer BoydOctober 2Tuesday
$10 + a $30 materials fee
Needle Felting SculpturesJennifer BoydOctober 27Saturday
9:00am-12:00 noon
$15 + a $30 materials fee
Cookie Cutter Needle Felted OrnamentsJennifer BoydNovember 6thTuesday
$10 + a $10 materials fee
Holiday Tree Needle Felting
Jennifer BoydNovember 12thMonday
$10 + a $25 materials fee
“PAINTING” with TAPEKathy ParssonetNovember 16thFriday
$15 + $15 materials fee
Cookie Cutter Needle Felted OrnamentsJennifer BoydNovember 17thSaturday
$10 + a $10 materials fee
Spring Landscape with Flowers in WatercolorRobert J. O'Brien AWS NWSMarch 23 - 24Saturday & Sunday
9:30am-4:00pm each day
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoing Wednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session
Watercolor for Differently Abled AdultsBecky BenseOngoing, beginning Nov. 9, 2018Fridays
$6 per session
Drop-in WatercolorBecky BenseOngoing, beginning Nov. 6, 2018Tuesdays
$15 per session
DrawingPeter GranucciFive Sessions:
September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17
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)




Instructor:  Jennifer Boyd
Tuesday, November 6th, 6-8pm  (Please see other option below for this class on a different date that is open to all ages).
** LOCATION: *15 Main Street Studio
Tuition: $10  + a $10 materials fee

$20 tuition and materials fee due at registration.
For those that want to make a one of a kind ornament for the holidays. Learn basic technique for needle point felting. For those that want to take it to the next level, learn how to add detail to your new ornament.

Will include Fiber, Felting pad and extra needle. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad/needles.  Pre-registration is required.


Needle Felted Holiday Trees


Instructor: Jennifer Boyd
Monday, November 12th, 6-8pm 
Location: Library Arts Center Studio
Tuition: $10 + a $25 materials fee
Make your very own Needle Felted free-standing holiday tree, adding colors and decorations to bring your tree to life. This is a great way to get into the holiday season. This is a great project for those who want to try needle felting, as well as a great extension for those who want to work on detail.  Pre-registration is required. 


Painting with Tape“PAINTING” with TAPE

Instructor:  Kathy Parsonnet
Dates:  Friday, Nov. 16th
Times:  2:00-3:30pm
Min. 6. Max. 15.
Tuition:  $15 + $15 materials fee
Join artist Kathy Parsonnet in some playful experimentation while “Painting” with tape. “Painting with tape,” you might ask? Using a novel form of collage, Kathy supplies hundreds of colors of custom-painted tape, as well as scissors, punches, and shape cutters for you to make lovely designs in a clean, stress-free setting.  This is an ideal medium for use in card-making, small compositions, customizing blank books or water bottles, or making beautiful anything that could use a boost of color.  Past participants describe the process as “freeing…relaxing…no stress…getting into the zone.”  No experience required.  To see examples of what others have created using this art form, visit www.FragletsArt.com



Instructor:  Jennifer Boyd
For beginning felters of all ages: Kids, Families, & Adults welcome.  (Recommended for ages: 10 and up)
Saturday, November 17, 9-11am
** LOCATION: *15 Main Street Studio
Tuition: $10  + a $10 materials fee

$20 tuition and materials fee due at registration.
For those that want to make a one of a kind ornament for the holidays. Learn basic technique for needle point felting. For those that want to take it to the next level, learn how to add detail to your new ornament.

Will include Fiber, Felting pad and extra needle. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad/needles.  Pre-registration is required.



Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Sunday, Nov. 18 – FULL (Contact us to be added to the waiting list)
Sat. Dec. 15 – FULL (Contact us to be added to the waiting list)
8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: Range: $106 to $135 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.



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 for more information.


Drop-in Watercolor Class for Beginner and Intermediate Students

Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuesdays 9am – 12noon, beginning Tues. November 6, 2018  (Drop-ins welcome.  No pre-registration necessary.)
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.
(**Please note that there will be no classes on Tues. Dec. 25th or January 1st.)



Instructor: Becky Bense
ONGOING,  Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
Classes will resume weekly again on Fri. Nov. 9th
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.



Instructor Robert J O’Brien
Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 9:30am-4pm 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



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!