Classes for Adults

FALL 2016 Offerings


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.

Drop- in Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions
ONGOING, Fridays, 1-3pm 
$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. 

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.

Fiber Arts Drop-in Group
Facilitator:  Ann Stout
ONGOING, Wednesdays, 10:00am-12noon
Location:  15 Main Street
$4 per session
This is a great opportunity to work on your creative projects in a fun community group setting. Bring your sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting, spinning, quilting, or whatever it may be for fiber based arts and crafts. Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, cup of coffee or tea, and the inspiring community of makers. No need to preregister, just show up to any or all of the sessions listed. This is the first session of what we are hoping to run as a more permanent weekly group after this session.

with Instructor Peter Granucci
Dates:  Oct. 1 & 29, Nov. 19, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 4, April 1 & 29
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 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.
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!
If you have any questions you can contact Peter directly either through email or phone.  OR  603-352-6828

Instructor:  Kelly Rochford, Board Certified & State Licensed Massage Therapist, and owner of Wellness Within Massage Therapy, LLC
October 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
FREE , but please pre-register as enrollment is limited to 20 people
As we begin a new school year and the colors of fall bless us, let’s connect with the RAINBOW OF COLORS that live within each of us.  Kelly will begin with a brief discussion about the chakra energy centers then teach the group in a chakra balancing exercise for a take-home self-healing tool.  Following the chakra balancing exercise, participants will create color collages while listening to chakra balancing music.  This will be a time to   relax and recharge as we reconnect with color’s healing presence inside and out.”
*Click HERE to register for this FREE workshop online, call the LAC at 603.863.3040 or email info @ libraryartscenter . org    *Pre-registration is required.

Watercolor for Beginner & Intermediate Painters
Instructor: Becky Bense
Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 6:30-9pm
Tuition: $80 for all eight sessions combined
Do you have an interest in either learning to watercolor paint, or in developing your skills?  This winter is a perfect time!  Join this studio class which will meet eight evenings over the fall.  In the class we will cover the basics of color theory, composition and technique through use of exercises and still life in a fun, easygoing and inviting environment.
Bring what you have for supplies and we will discuss where you might choose to go from there. If you do not have any supplies no worries- Becky the instructor will make sure you have what you need for the first class and will help you decide from there what you want for supplies.

Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults     
Instructor: Becky Bense
Session one:  Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 9am-12noon
Session two:  Fridays November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9am-12noon
Tuition: $24 per session, includes materials & all four sessions
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.

Instructor:  Patricia Wild
Saturday, October 8, 1-3pm
Tuition:  $38 (max. 10 students)
Everyone is born with the impulse to make images; it’s an integral part of our human-ness, and a rich part of our human heritage. Your artistic impulse and inner imagery is as unique to you as your fingerprints. In this workshop we will use guided visualization, meditation, and other exercises to access, explore, and express your inner imagery. You will also learn techniques for “dialoging” with your images to discover what wisdom they hold for you as you create and keep a journal of your true Self.

INSTRUCTOR’S BIO: Patricia Wild holds a
certificate of graduate study in Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University. She also holds a BFA from Washington University, and an MA and EdD from the University of Cincinnati. She has taught art at every level from pre-school through graduate school, as well as numerous workshops in the Expressive Arts. She’s also a published writer, exhibiting artist, and inveterate seeker and learner.

Workshop Leaders:
Julie Corey                            Kathy Lowe
Sunday, October 9th, 2-5pm
Ages 14 and up – $20 workshop fee *
No drumming experience required.
Hot melt glue and hammer, nails, wire, are tools in this workshop.    In this workshop we will experience the entraining effects of drumming together in a circle.  From this rhythmic bond, we will invite the sharing of each other’s stories. From these stories, we will cooperatively create an art sculpture from the array of objects and art materials in the middle of our circle. The sculpture we create will be on display in the Library Arts Center. Each participant will take home a beaded string inspired by the collective stories heard in the circle.

Saturday, October 15th — 3-6pm
with Kathy Lowe and Peggo Hodes
$25  Fee*
In this workshop we will explore how to use sound for healing ourselves as well as for healing others. Since all cells vibrate, we can use sound to pro-actively change our state of consciousness. Sound can be used to promote wellness, relaxation, balance, stress reduction, and clarity. Using drums, Tibetan crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, and our voices, we will artfully engage in sound to empower ourselves with intention for alignment in our worlds.

Basket Weaving 
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
NEW! October 29th, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch). 
November 5th, 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. 
BASKET OPTIONS: 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)


Painted Barn Board Quilts
Instructor: Becky Luppold
Dates & Times: Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:30am-3:30pm (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $118 (includes all materials)
Maximum enrollment 6 students
Description:  Help us bring the tradition of barn quilts to our region by creating your own to hang on your house or barn.  Barn quilts are quilt designs painted onto wooden boards that are weatherized and can be hung on barns and other exterior surfaces.  This class will make 2X2 foot boards. There will be an option of three different quilt squares to choose from for your design, as well as a variety of paint colors to choose from.  Learn all the steps needed to create your own square and leave with your fully completed square ready to hang outdoors!  With this class under your belt you will have the know-how to make more barn quilts on your own should you choose.