WINTER 2019 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 2019

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.
Letterpress Beginner ClassAnn St. Martin StoutWednesday, January 9, 1-3pm; Wednesday, January 23, 1-3pm; or Thursday, January 17, 6-8pm*Days & Times vary. (See left.) Enrollment: 2 students per class$27 per student, includes all materials
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
Jan. 19th *FULL
Feb. 9th *FULL, *ask to be added to the waiting list
March 3rd
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 17
September 7
October 12
November 16
December 7
& SUNDAY, Mar. 3rd
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
Needle Felted SnowmenJennifer BoydJanuary 12thSaturday
$10 + a $25 materials fee
Batik PrintingChris ScottJanuary 31stThursday
Drop-in WatercolorBecky BenseOngoing (No class Dec. 25 or Jan. 1st)Tuesdays
$15 per session
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoing (Class will not meet in December. Resuming in Jan. 2019) Wednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session
Watercolor for Differently Abled AdultsBecky BenseOngoingFridays
$6 per session
Spring Landscape with Flowers in WatercolorRobert J. O'Brien AWS NWSMarch 23 - 24Saturday & Sunday
9:30am-4:00pm each day
The Quick-Sketch Spring Landscape: Lessons from the American Impressionists IMPRESSIONISTSRobert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mcMay 5Sunday
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)

LAC LetterpressLetterpress Beginner Class

Instructor: Ann St. Martin Stout
Dates and Time Options:  Wednesday, January 9, 1-3pm; Wednesday, January 23, 1-3pm; or Thursday, January 17, 6-8pm
Enrollment: 2 students per class
Cost:  $27 per student, includes all materials
For the first time classes are being offered in the recently established LAC Letterpress Studio at the main Library Arts Center location.  In a two-hour class, students will learn the basics of setting type, locking it into the press, and printing on an 1870s manually-operated tabletop platen press.  Students will go home with note cards printed with a quote or sentiment of their choosing, including a picture from an antique printing plate, if desired.  This class is a prerequisite for future use of the Letterpress Studio equipment in an open studio setting. Students must be 16 or older.


NEEDLE FELTED SNOWMEN for ages 10 & up

Instructor: Jennifer Boyd
Saturday, January 12th, 9am-12pm 
Location: Library Arts Center Studio
Tuition: $10 + a $25 materials fee
For those that are just starting out with needle felting, we will be making a simple single ball snowman with details. Those who have more experience we may do a multi-tiered snowman with details. This is a great project if you are new to needle felting. If you have more experience, this project will allow you to personalize and become more comfortable with different techniques.


Join us at the Library Arts Center for an evening of arts and crafts!
Instructor: Chris Scott
Thurs. Jan. 31st  5:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $15
Batik is a fabric dying technique in which wax is used to resist colored dyes. The wax is used to create patterns on the cloth. Our simple method uses kitchen tools and other household items as wax stamps.



Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Sat. Jan. 19th – FULL (Contact us to be added to the waiting list)
Sat. Feb. 9th – FULL (Contact us to be added to the waiting list)
Sunday March 3rd

Sat. April 13
Sat. May 11
Sat. June 8
Sat. July 13
Sat. August 17
Sat. September 7
Sat. October  12
Sat.November 16
Sat. December 7
8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: Range: $111 to $140 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


DROP IN WATERCOLOR for Beginner and Intermediate Students

Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuesdays 9am – 12noon,  (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.



Instructor: Becky Bense
ONGOING,  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!  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-4:00pm 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



Pastel workshop with Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc
May 5, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition:  $75

Join master pastelist Robert for a fun and informative workshop which will concentrate on putting into practice specific compositional devices, color concepts, textural ideas, pastel application and more —  garnered from our great legacy of American Impressionist painting in New England.  The day begins with a concise and helpful visual presentation and demonstration of the lesson: The awakening spring landscape in sunlight and shadow including color temperature lessons.This workshop features at-easel and general critiques and lots of painting time. Work from your own images or one of the instructor’s. All levels welcome, beginner through advanced.


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!