FALL 2015 Offerings
To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.
Download the Adult Class Registration Form.
*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. 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. Advanced Fundamentals
Instructor: Peter Granucci
Dates: Saturday, October 3, 31, November 21, December 12, January 9, February 6, March 5,April 2 and 30
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 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.
Over the last few years, this on-going series of classes has been very successful for the artists involved. It is an exploration of artistic and visual principles enabling us to gain understanding as to why something works in a painting and what principles are at play to make it effective. This will go beyond ‘how to do it’ because we’ll understand why. We can all look at our work, and art in general, and see areas that are successful and areas that are not. This class can help us gain understanding and success in controlling our visions, which allows us to develop our own personal styles with intentionality and purpose. We will delve deeply into all of the major principles of art, such as form, perspective, values, color, etc., and how they get used. There are other lesser known, but all-important, artistic and aesthetic principles that make our work more visually exciting and dynamic; these will also be taught. These are universal ideas that apply to all art. All are designed to have fun! Success is fun. We will work hard, but we’ll have fun. There will be demonstrations, lecture and lots of time to paint! All media are welcome. This class is for anyone, at any level, that wants to increase their artistic abilities and continue to grow in the confidence that they can do a good painting on demand. There is no need to have been in a previous class to enroll. NOTE: When registering for this class, it is with the understanding that students will attend and pay for all sessions; makeups will be scheduled if necessary with Peter. Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti Warren Dates: Tuesday, September 29th , 6:30-9pm OR Tuesday, October 27th , 6:30-9pm Painting Focus: TBA Tuition: $35.00 per session
12 student maximum, students can sign up for just one, or all of the sessions
Description: Come to the Library Arts Center for an evening of creativity, community, and cobalt blue! 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.
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Dates/Times: Monday, Oct. 12th (COLUMBUS DAY), 8:30am-4:30pm
OR Wednesday, Nov. 11th (VETERANS DAY), 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $95.00 for Bread Basket or $110 for all other 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.
Bread Basket – Small Table-top Basket ($95)
Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 w/ leather handles and a wooden bottom ($110)
Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles ($110)
Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles ($110)
Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps ($110)
Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates: September 25- October 30, 6 week session of Friday mornings 9am-12 noon
Tuition: $35, includes materials & all 6 sessions
Description: 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. Painting the Vibrant Fall Landscape in Watercolor with Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Dates: October 24-25, two-day weekend workshop 9:30am-4:00pm
Description: Learn to paint the beautiful fall colors with watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS. This two-day workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England in its glorious splendor. The class will begin each day with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the vibrancy of autumn colors through the layering process. Techniques for creating light and shadow will also be shown. Students will paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique at the end of the session. Hands on assistance will be provided by the instructor. This workshop is open to all abilities. Click Here for MATERIALS LIST