Classes for Adults

Spring 2015 Offerings

To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.

Download the Adult Class Registration Form.Heidi Painting in Studio

*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
Group Painting in StudioFacilitator:  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, November 1, November 15, December 13, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Times: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $120.00 per session, $840 for all seven sessions.  There is a 10% discount for LAC members making the class $108 per session, $756 for the full series.  Students can choose to pay per session, but must commit to paying for the full series.  *Peter has a generous makeup policy for those who have to miss a scheduled class.
This workshop builds on each artist’s individual abilities and experiences and strengths enabling you to develop your creative skills. It is designed to build your confidence and technical understanding in your painting abilities. Each class will have a lesson/demonstration concerning the idea of the day. It will cover things like values, color and proportion, and many other important ideas as well. It is for all levels, even advanced painters.  These ideas are deep and profound and we can all benefit from their continued study. There will be major attention spent on composition and design, which are essential tools to a successful painting. After the lesson, there will be time to do exercises and paint on your own paintings. This is a combination of technical skill building and art principle theory. You are encouraged to use your own style, subject matter and media. This is a “nuts and bolts” class in how to paint but does not teach a particular style or technique. You will learn about the underlying art principle and make it your own. In the end, it is all about strengthening your ability to paint dynamically and beautifully.

Fabric Surface Design
Tons of Time-Tested, Tried & True Textile Tips and Techniques
Instructor: Nancy Graham
Date: Saturday, April 11
Times: 10am-2:30pm, bring a bag lunch
Tuition: $40 includes paints and materials to create designs with, materials list here:

Recommended Materials List – Surface Design Techniques
Instructor Nancy Graham would love to introduce you to her fun, fast and easy fabric surface design techniques.  This class is great for beginners as well as more experienced artists who want to experiment with less traditional methods. Learn how to make your own stamps, mono prints, and printing plates from common household items, rubbings, leaf prints, prints from found objects, simple innovative stencils and more.  Nancy’s focus is on using household items to create stamps and stencils etc. in innovative, green, thrifty and creative ways.  The gorgeous fabrics created can be used for any myriad of creative projects from fiber arts and quilting to clothing etc.  Nancy will fill the studio with color, sample projects to inspire, and all sorts of materials to experiment with!  To see Nancy’s work, visit her blog at and look in “surface design”.

Build Your Own Fishing RodFishing Rods
Instructor: Bruce Kozlik
Dates: Postponed to NEW run dates of:           Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 23 & 30th,                and May 5 – 28th
Times: 4-5:30pm
Tuition: $200 includes all supplies needed
Learn to build your own 6’6” one piece 6-12 lb test spinning rod in this class, bring your own reel to truly customize it. This class is two 90 minute sessions per week for five weeks. You get a rod kit including the graphite blank, guides, reel seat and cork grips. Customize it with your own thread colors and label with your name on it. You also get to keep the hand thread winder and some specialized tools so you may continue to build rods and develop your skills. Each student will finish the class with a one-of-a-kind artisan fishing rod and the knowledge and confidence to make more at home.

Basket Weaving
Instructor: Ray LagasseStudent Weaving Basket
Dates/Times: Saturday, May 30th 8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $98.00  (or $105.00 for the larger pack basket option)
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. 
Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 basket form with leather handles and a wooden bottom
Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles
Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles
Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps
Large Pack Basket 9x16x22 (for higher fee of $105.00–includes tuition)
Basket options Updated
Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti WarrenUncork Group at Work 2
Tuesday, Apr. 28th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Focus:  CHERRY BLOSSOMS
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.

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