Spring 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.

WINTER 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.
WatercolorBecky BenseFebruary 1, 8, 15 & 22
15 Main St.
$45, includes all four sessions
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
Jan. 27
Feb. 24
Apr. 7
June 9
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
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 BenseOngoingFridays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$6 per session
Drop-in Watercolor Class for Beginner and Intermediate StudentsBecky BenseOngoing
NO Class on Tues. Mar. 20 & Apr. 3
9:00am-12:00 noon
$15 per session
A Master Class in Landscape PaintingPeter GranucciOct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 2017, and Jan 13, Feb. 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 5, 2018Saturdays
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
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 Figure Drawing GroupFacilitator: VariesOngoing
(**NOTE: On Recess Until Further Notice)
$10 members/$12 non-members per session

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.


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!


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  
April 7, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch).
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
Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
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!


Drop-in Watercolor Class

Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuesdays 9am – 12noon, ONGOING
NO CLASS ON TUES. Mar. 20  and  TUES.  APR. 3
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 are new to watercolor and don’t have supplies, please DO NOT BUY ANYTHING!  Supplies will be available for students- then you can talk with the instructor to decide what material purchases to make. 

Drop- in Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions

ONGOING, Fridays, 1-3pm
Currently on Recess–* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
$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.