Classes for Adults

WINTER/SPRING 2016 Offerings
Heidi Painting in Studio

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


*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.

NEW!  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 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.

Winter Sunday Painters
Instructor: Susan Parmenter
Dates & Times: Sundays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 & 1312noon-3pm
Tuition: $250, includes all six sessions (payment can be arranged to be made in installments) OR students can sign up for individual sessions for $45 a session, must sign up at least a week in advanced if desired session(s). Maximum of 7 students
Description: The practice of painting still life, visited over and over by artists of all abilities, engages the study of light, form and composition relating to and strengthening all aspects of painting. Plus it’s a great way to paint through the winter months! This class is designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome to participate. Students are welcome to paint oil, acrylic or pastel and should bring their own materials. Susan will set up the still life and provide instruction and guidance along with plenty of in-class painting time. The class offers a welcoming environment with an instructor who is working to move students out of their comfort zones. Bring your paints and questions and come join the fun!

This class is designed for all levels, but beginners are are welcome and encouraged to join in as well.

GALentines Making Party
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Tuesday, February 9, 6-8pm
Tuition: $15.00
Description: Valentines is cool and all, but Galentines is where it is really at! Get your gals together and head to the studio for a Galantine’s party, complete with wine and Galentines themed treats. Margaret will have the studio set up in creation stations with a wide variety of art supplies from which you can create Valentines for all the awesome Gals in your world.

Uncork Your Inner Artist!Uncork Group at Work
Instructor: Patti Warren 

Dates & Times of upcoming sessions
Winter Carnival Edition: Wednesday, February 10, 6:00-8:30pm- Winter Scene with Birches 
Tuesday, March 22, 6-8:30pm- theme to be announced
Tuition: $35, includes all materials, a complimentary beverage and appetizers
Description: Come to the Library Art 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. 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.

Beaded Wrap BraceletsBeaded Wrap Bracelets

Instructor: Candy Saindon
Dates & Times: Wednesdays, February 17, 5:30-8pm
Tuition: $50 per student, includes all materials Minimum of 6 students, max. of 10 
Location: Library Arts Center Studio 
Description: Create a stunning beaded wrap bracelet for yourself or to give as a very special handmade gift in this fun studio class. Candy will teach everyone the double needle right angle weave beading technique used for the project, which she promised is much easier to master than it sounds! Choose from a beautiful array of colored glass peanut beads as well as Swarovski crystals as well as nice magnetic closures to personalize your creation. Candy will guide students through the creation of a one-of-a-kind beaded wrap bracelet in a fun atmosphere. Depending on your work speed you will leave the class with either a finished bracelet or a nearly finished one with the materials and know- how to finish it.

Needle-felted Animals
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, February 20, 9am-12noon
Tuition: $25
Ages: adults and teens
Description: Create charming little
three dimensional animal characters by felting wool.  Learn the basics of needle felting, as well
as felting tips and tricks to create a one of a kind little animal of your choosing.  Choose from a beautiful selection of wools in
every color imaginable and enjoy a fun morning in the studio.  Leave with your palm sized animal as well as
the ability and skill to make more on your own.

Hand Felted Purses
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, February 20, 1-5pm
Tuition: $39
Ages: adults and teens
Description: Use a variety of felting methods to create your own felted purse complete with unique pizazz and your personal style. The class is designed to engage both beginner and more advanced felters in a colorful winter project. Leave the studio with a complete purse, and the felting skills and know-how to create more felted fashion pieces on your own. Choose from a vast array of felt roving and sheets in every color as well as fun buttons for closures.

Basket WeavingBasket THREE
Instructor: Ray Lagasse Dates/Times: Saturday, February 27th, 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)

Lidded Baskets with Ray LagasseLid
Instructor: Ray Lagasse 
Dates & Times: two-day workshop: Sat., March 5 and 12, 8:30am -1pm each day 
Tuition: $150 for Kreel or Knitting baskets, $165 for picnic or covered double pie
Location: 15 Main St.; additional LAC studio Description: In this two-day workshop students can choose to make one of four covered baskets: kreel, knitting basket, picnic basket or covered double pie. The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. Beautiful wooden lids will be custom cut to fit your basket for you to will work on hinging lids to baskets to finish the creation of an heirloom quality basket. 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. 

Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults NEW SESSION announced!
Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates: Friday mornings, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 &22 — 9am-12 noon 
Tuition: $42, includes all seven sessions, and all materials 
Description: 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.

Felted Easter Eggs
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 8, 6-8:30pm
Tuition: $25
This class is for adults, and teens too
Description: Create an heirloom quality large Easter egg with wool. Learn needle felting techniques and have access to gorgeous colors of wool roving to choose from.  In addition to designing with color and pattern, you will also be introduced to more specific patterns that will include Easter themes such as rabbits, chicks and more!

Beaded Earrings
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuition: $35, sign up with a friend and its $30 for you and your friend(s). 
Description: Come to the studio and learn the basics of creating unique beaded earrings with basic wire wrap.  Choose from an incredible selection of beautiful beads in a wide assortment of colors to create stunning earrings.  Leave the
studio with multiple pair of earrings, as well as the skills to continue creating on your own.  This will be a very fun evening in the studio, bring a friend and double the fun!

Indoor Watercolor Garden Party
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, April 9, 10am-2pm 
Tuition: $30
Description: Brighten up the tail end of winter and welcome in spring with this painting class.  Bring a flower, a plant, or a bouquet to class along with your watercolor supplies.  With everyone’s flowers combine, the studio will fill with the colorful hope of spring, as well as a bountiful flower garden on the studio table.  These flowers and plants will be the source of inspiration and reference for floral paintings.  Margaret’s instruction will be on using your floral references, but keeping your paintings free and loose by focusing on the negative space as well as the flowers.  All skill levels of painters are invited to participate.  Click here for a suggested material list (bring what you have), and Margaret will have nicer watercolor paper for sale per sheet in class for students who wish to purchase if from her for the class.

Nature Sketchbook & Watercolor
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, April 16, 10am-2pm
Tuition: $32 (bring a watercolor sketchbook, click here for some of the teachers favorites as options for you.
Description: Greet spring with the start of a new practice of observation, drawing, painting and writing about nature in a nature sketchbook. Learn techniques, see examples for inspiration, and start your own nature sketchbook. Depending on your personal style, yours can lean in any direction you like – may that be scientific study and documentation with a creative tilt, journaling with a focus on nature and the changing seasons, or the creation of a quiet and private painting and drawing study of nature. The Nature Sketchbook allows you to develop your creative eye and awareness of surroundings and season in an intimate and private way; creating art in a sketchbook is just for you in a way that can be very freeing and fun, not for framing and presentation.

Beaded Garden Bracelets
Instructor:  Margaret Dwyer
Dates & Times: Saturday, May 7, 10am-2pm 
Tuition: $38
Ages:  adults and teens
Description: Create a stunning flower and leaf adorned garden bracelet in celebration of warmer months to come.  Margaret will supply the class with a vast selection of beautiful glass beads, colored cords and bracelet closures.  Leave the class with a one-of-a-kind  floral garden bracelet to keep for yourself or give as a gift, as well as the skills and know how to make more at home. 


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