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.
Basket WeavingRay LagasseUpcoming sessions:
Sept. 15
Oct. 6
Sun. Nov. 18
Dec. 15
(with the exception of the one Sunday session on Nov. 18th)
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options below.
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)
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
Pocket ShrinesDr. Patricia WildOct. 13Saturday
Intuitive DrawingDr. Patricia WildThree Sessions:
October 24, 31 & November 7
1-4pm, each session
$98 for all three sessions, includes materials
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoing Wednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session

DRAWINGPeter Granucci - Drawing

Instructor: Peter Granucci
Dates: Wednesday, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 4:30-6pm
Price:  $170.00
The best thing one can do as an artist is to draw and work with ease and confidence. My goal in this class is to help you learn to confidently begin and develop your drawings. We’ll cover topics such as: how to draw proportionally and how to put them in scale to other objects, values, rendering, and user friendly artist’s linear perspective (a crucial skill to use in all drawings and paintings.) Drawing in this class will be discussed both as an end in itself; and as it relates to painting better paintings.  All artists can benefit from this, but it is directed mostly at beginner and intermediate levels.



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!


NEEDLE FELTING FOR BEGINNERSJennifer Boyd - Needle Felting

Instructor:  Jennifer Boyd
For Adults, Teens welcome
Enrollment: 5 min./10 max.
Tuesday, September 18, 6-8pm
Tuition: $10 + $10 materials fee
Learn the basics of needle point felting. We will be learning basic techniques followed by making critters to take home!
Will include Fiber, Felting pad and extra needle. Also feel free to bring your own felting pad/needles.  *Potential to purchase pad and needle for additional fee after class.*



Instructor:  Jennifer BoydJennifer Boyd - Make Your Own Fall Felted Creations
For Adults, Teens welcome
Enrollment: 5 min./10 max.
Tuesday, October 2, 6-8pm
Tuition:  $10  + Materials Fee:  $30
$40 total tuition and materials due at registration along with choice of pumpkin or cat. Give your needle felted creations the spotlight in the house for the fall season! Needle felter Jennifer Boyd loves nothing more than Autumn.   Please come share her love of felting by creating pumpkins, black cats and more! In this 2 hour class learn how to use wool effectively, trouble-shooting techniques and letting your imagination soar. Students will pick a desired design and be able to take home the same day.  This class is for those that have taken Needle Felting for Beginners or already have experience with needle felting.  Will include Fiber, Felting pad and extra needle. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad/needles.  *Students will choose orange pumpkin, white pumpkin or cat with registration.  (Pumpkin suitable for beginners, cat suited for those with some felting experience, or the completion of Needle Felting for Beginners.)



Instructor:  Jennifer Boyd
For Adults, Teens welcome
Enrollment: 5 min./10 max.
Saturday, October 27, 9am-12noon
Tuition:  $15  + Materials Fee:  $30
$45 tuition and materials fee due at registration as well as short description of what you’d like to make
Building off of our Needle Felting for Beginners or for those that want to brush up on their technique. This class we will look at sculptures and learn different ways of creating, trouble shooting and learning how to use wool effectively.
Will include Fiber, Felting pad and extra needle. Feel free to bring personal Felting pad/needles.
*Students will be asked to submit sculpture idea with color requests two weeks prior to class to help with class planning*



Instructor:  Dr. Patricia Wild
Wednesdays:  October 24, 31 & November 7, 1-4pm each session
$98 for all three sessions, includes materials
5 student minimum, 12 student maximum enrollment
Explore a path to drawing that relies less on a skill-based sequence of steps and takes a sensory-exploratory approach, one that emphasizes our innate ability to make marks and pay attention. Through a series of exercises that incorporate movement, meditation, and sensory experiences, this workshop series explores drawing as an intuitive process, one that knows you already have it all inside you. Whether new to drawing or an experienced pro, intuitive drawing will energize and enhance your drawing practice.

Topics include:

  • Mark-making
  • The Shape of Things
  • Walking Lines
  • Movement/Breath
  • Interstices 
  • Vipassana
  • Destruction/Construction
  • Drawing from the Inside



Instructor:  Dr. Patricia Wild
Saturday, October 13, 10am -2pm
$25, includes all materials
5 student minimum, 12 student maximum enrollment
Sometimes we serve our soul and creativity best when we get clear about our most sacred totems. Join us in exploring the objects and symbols that evoke the mystery and wonder of you deepest connection to the creative force. Create a portable shrine to invoke your Muse and sanctify your creative process wherever you go.

Patricia Wild holds a CGS (Certificate of Graduate Study) in The Professional Applications of the Expressive and Creative Arts from Salve Regina University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Art Education and a Doctoral degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington University. She has more than thirty years of teaching experience at all levels, from pre-school through graduate school, and in a variety of settings, including public and private schools and museum settings. Patricia is also an exhibiting artist, a published writer, and an inveterate seeker and learner.



Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Sat. Sept 15

Sat. Oct. 6
Sunday, Nov. 18
Sat. Dec. 15
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.



Instructor: Becky Bense
ONGOING,  Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
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.