Summer 2018 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.

SUMMER Classes for ADULTS 2018

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.
Create Your Life Vision Board WorkshopJennifer StarkJune 23Saturday
Making Stamps for PrintingChris ScottJuly 12Thursday
Accordion Folded BooksChris ScottJuly 19Thursday
Batik with Crayons & DyeChris ScottAugust 9Thursday
Batik Wax PrintingChris ScottAugust 16Thursday
Paper Clay SculptureChris ScottAugust 23Thursday
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
June 9
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
Master Class with Peter Granucci
Monhegan Island, Maine
Peter GranucciJune 15-18, 2018
(Returning to NH on the 19th in the evening)
(returning on Tues. evening)
Please inquire for more info.
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoing Wednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session

Our Community Mosaic ProjectOur Community Mosaic Project

Free, fun and open to everyone!
Friday June 15, 3pm – 5pm
Come help make a large mosaic to be displayed outside the Library Arts Center. We will provide the materials to build a mosaic with family and friends!  Hosted by: Chris Scott and Stacey Hammerlind

Wooden Fish Community ProjectOur Community Sculpture Project

Free, fun and open to everyone!
Friday June 22, 3pm – 5pm
Come paint your own wooden fish to be displayed as part of a community sculpture on the Newport common. We’ll provide the wooden fish and the exterior paint!  Hosted by: Chris Scott and Stacey Hammerlind

Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Stark
Date: June 23
Times: 10am – 4pm
Materials Fee: $10
Location: Library Arts Center Annex, 15 Main St. Newport
Creating a vision board offers you a way to sell your own ideas to yourself, to anchor your dreams and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. Through the workshop you will gain greater clarity, space and time to envision and explore your ideal outcomes, a method to clear your mind, and a full day dedicated to you and your dreams.


Join us at the Library Arts Center for evenings of arts and crafts, and some relaxing summer art fun! 

Instructor: Chris Scott
Dates:  Select Thursday evenings throughout the summer: July 12, 19,  August 9,16, and 23
Times: 5pm to 7pm
Tuition: $15

July 12 – Making stamps for printing – Draw and carve a printing block from soft “eraser” material and use your print block to                  print your design

July 19 –  Accordion folded book – Use a variety of drawing materials and papers to make your own accordion folded book

August 9 – Batik with crayons and dye – Make a batiked cloth using a simple and safe method of batiking.

August 16 – Batik – Wax printing – Use wax and stamps to create printed design on cloth. The wax acts as a dye repellent when dying the cloth. The result is a beautiful colorful dyed cloth design.

August 23 – Paper clay sculpture – Make simple smooth paper clay and use it to sculpt small objects.


Plein Air PaintingSUMMER PLEIN AIR Painting Dates | Adult Open Studio Art Group 

Facilitator:  Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members 
NO MEETINGS in JUNE | Plein Air Painting Dates in July/August  |  ONGOING, WEDNESDAYS, 9am-12noon

During the summer, this group will meet for PLEIN AIR PAINTING DATES:
(please contact the facilitator at or text/call 603.573.5847 for addresses & directions to painting locations.)

Wed. July 3rd:  Sunshine Acres Family Farm in Goshen
Wed. July 11th:  Private Residence on Pinnacle Rd. in Croydon
Wed. July 18th:  The Fells, Newbury, NH  
*Site admission is free to those painting
Wed. July 25th:  Saint Gaudens National Historic Site  
*Additional National Park Entry Fee of $10 will apply, (or bring your National Park Pass)
* More Plein Air Painting Dates for August soon to be announced.  Participants should bring their own easel, supplies, etc. as well as snacks/water.

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.



The Library Arts Center is hosting trip/art class with artist and instructor Peter Granucci to renowned artist retreat Monhegan Island, Maine; June 15-18, returning to New Hampshire on the evening of 19th. Days will be focused on arts instruction, on-site landscape painting and drawing, as well as critique.  The class trip is an offshoot of Peter’s year-long Master Class in Landscape Painting series at the Arts Center; the Monhegan trip is open first to those class participants, and then will be open to the greater Arts Center community as space allows.  Please contact the Library Arts Center for more information, and to be put on the waiting list.

Basket Weaving 

Instructor: Ray Lagasse  
June 9, 2018, 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

Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults

Instructor: Becky Bense
ONGOING,  Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
Summer Schedule:
May 4th
June 1st
June 29th
July 20th
Aug. 17th
Classes will resume weekly again on Fri. Sept. 28th
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.