Fall 2017 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.

FALL Classes for ADULTS 2017

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.
Drop-in Open Studio Art GroupFacilitator: Heidi LorenzOngoingWednesdays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$8 members/$12 non-members per session
Watercolor for Differently-abled AdultsBecky BenseSeptember 29 -December 22 (No class on Nov. 24 or Dec. 29)Fridays
9:00am-12:00 noon
$6 per session
Drop-in Watercolor Class for Beginner and Intermediate StudentsBecky BenseOngoing, beginning October 3rd
(No class on Oct. 17, Nov. 21 or Dec. 26)
9:00am-12:00 noon
$15 per session
A Master Class in Landscape PaintingPeter GranucciOct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan 13, Feb. 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 5Saturdays
9:00am-4:00pm with potluck lunch
$1,150 for all nine sessions, or $135 per session with the understanding that you are committing to the full series of classes and payments
Basket WeavingRay LagasseOct. 14Saturday
Price varies depending on basket choice. See options.
UnCork Your Inner Artist (Paint and Sip) - Autumn Landscape in WatercolorPatti WarrenOct. 25Wednesday
Steampunk Halloween Necklaces!Laura Jean WhitcombOct. 30Monday
$10, includes all materials
Watercolor Your Own Holiday CardsBecky BenseNov. 4Saturday
$15, includes all materials
Barn Quilt WorkshopBecky LuppoldNov. 11Saturday
UnCork Your Inner Artist (Paint and Sip) - Lighthouse in WatercolorPatti WarrenNov. 16Thursday
Drop-in Figure Drawing GroupFacilitator: VariesOngoing
(**NOTE: On Recess Until Further Notice)
$10 members/$12 non-members per session


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.


A Master Class in Landscape Painting

Instructor: Peter Granucci
Dates:  Oct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan 13, Feb. 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 5  ** There are scheduled back-up  snow days for January and February sessions of January 20 and February 17
Times:  9am-4pm each session (potluck lunch)
Prerequisite:  For students not yet in this group, there is an introductory weekend course:  Advanced Fundamentals
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 camaraderie, and we have excellent potluck lunches!

Basket Weaving 

Instructor: Ray Lagasse  
October 14, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch).
Tuition:  *Varies depending on basket choice.  To see a listing of basket options & prices, please click here: 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. 
To view your basket choices for this workshop, please click here: BASKET OPTIONS

Uncork Your Inner Artist

Instructor: Patti Warren
Date/Times: Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm
Painting Theme:  Autumn Landscape in Watercolor

OR Thursday, November 16, 6-8pm
Painting Theme:  Lighthouse in Watercolor
Tuition: $35 for either session               12 student maximum
Come to the Library Art Center for an evening of creativity and community for a fun “paint & sip” experience!  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.

Make Your Own Steampunk Necklace

Instructor: Laura Jean Whitcomb
Date/Times: Monday, October 305:30-7pm
Tuition: $10, includes all materials!               12 student maximum
Students of all ages included in this class!
Make your own steampunk necklace!
Just in time for Halloween – create your own charms by melting plastic (shrinky dinks) in the oven and adding interesting and edgy charms including skulls, feathers, arrows, gears, crystals and wings. At the end of this class, you’ll walk away with the perfect steampunk necklace for Halloween!

Watercolor Your Own Holiday Cards

Instructor: Becky Bense
Date/Times: Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm
Tuition: $15, includes all materials!
All levels welcome in this fun workshop!  If you have your own brushes and paint feel free to bring them, but know that everything needed  will be provided.  There will be 2-3 demos and lots of other ideas so folks can make it their own- You will leave with several card designs that you can send off as originals or take to a local printer and send off your own hand made designs!  …bring a lunch to share if you like!

Barn Quilt Workshop

Instructor: Becky Luppold
Dates & Times: Saturday,November 11, 9am-3pm (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $47 (includes all materials)
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.  As this is an introductory course, barn quilts will be made on 1 ft.X1 ft. 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.


Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults

Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates: Beginning Sept. 29th (NO Class on Nov. 24 or Dec. 29)
Friday mornings 9 am-12 noon
Tuition: $6 a session, includes materials
For summer, this class will meet as often as it can!  Once October is here, the group will meet weekly again.  Until then, feel free to pay weekly drop-in style, or pay for a block of four at a time.
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!


Drop-in Watercolor Class for Beginner and Intermediate Students

Instructor: Becky Bense
Tuesdays 9am – 12noon, starting October 3 (NO Class on Tuesdays, October 17, November 21 and December 26).
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!  Supplies will be available for students- then you can talk with the instructor to decide  what  material purchases to make. 

Drop- in Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions

ONGOING, Fridays, 1-3pm
Currently on Recess–* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
$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.