Classes for Adults

FALL/WINTER 2015/2016 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.
Make Your Own Keepsake Elf on a Shelf
Margaret Dwyer Elf on a ShelfDates: Saturday, December 5, 1-4:30pm
Tuition: $38 (includes all materials)
(5 student minimum, 10 student maximum)
**This class is for adults or an adult with a child
Description: Create a new holiday tradition by making your own Elf on a Shelf sure to please for generations!  Participants will create individualized Christmas Elves with wool with accents of peppermint swirls, snow flakes and candy canes… the possibilities are endless.  Leave the class with your own handmade elf ready for gifting, or ready to add creative cheer to your own holiday tradition. 

Ornament makingOrnament Making Saturdays
Saturdays in December, 10:30 through 12:30 the studio will be open for ornament making!  Drop in any time to create your own handmade and artful Christmas tree ornament.  $5 per participant, both children and adults are welcome to participate.

Drop your kids off to make an ornament while you shop upstairs at Gallery of Gifts, or do your shopping and then drop in downstairs yourself to make a handmade gift!

No need to pre-register for this drop in ornament making.  Each week will have a different ornament, so come one week, or each week!

NEW!  Drop- in Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions
Starting in January
Ongoing, Fridays, 1-3pm
Figure Painting$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.
There will be a need for clothed live models to fill the weekly schedule for these sessions.   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
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.
Watercolor for Beginner and Intermediate StudentsWatercolor - Bense - Image
Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates:  Thursday, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 & 11, 6-8:30pm

Tuition: $100 for all six sessions
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 six evenings over the winter.  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.
Basket WeavingBasket THREE
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Dates/Times: Tuesday, December 29th, 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. 
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)
Watercolor Class for Differently Abled Adults     NEW SESSION announced!
DotsInstructor: Becky Bense
Dates: December 4, 11, 18th, 3-week session of Friday mornings 9am-12 noon
Tuition: $18, includes materials & all three sessions
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.
Looking Out–Looking In:  Learning to Paint Doors & Windows in Watercolor with Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Dates: January 23-24, two-day weekend workshop 9:30am-4:00pmBlue Shutters
Tuition: $135.00
Description:Learn to paint the beauty of doors and windows in this two-day watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective, painting light and shadow, and how to render the unique beauty of doors and windows in a realistic manner. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability, with some drawing experience.
Advanced Fundamentals
Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates: Saturday, October 3, 31, November 21, December 12, January 9, February 6, March 5,April 2 and 30
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 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.
Over the last few years, this on-going series of classes has been very successful for the artists involved. It is an exploration of artistic and visual principles enabling us to gain understanding as to why something works in a painting and what principles are at play to make it effective. This will go beyond ‘how to do it’ because we’ll understand why. We can all look at our work, and art in general, and see areas that are successful and areas that are not. This class can help us gain understanding and success in controlling our visions, which allows us to develop our own personal styles with intentionality and purpose. We will delve deeply into all of the major principles of art, such as form, perspective, values, color, etc., and how they get used. There are other lesser known, but all-important, artistic and aesthetic principles that make our work more visually exciting and dynamic; these will also be taught. These are universal ideas that apply to all art.
All are designed to have fun! Success is fun. We will work hard, but we’ll have fun. There will be demonstrations, lecture and lots of time to paint! All media are welcome.
This class is for anyone, at any level, that wants to increase their artistic abilities and continue to grow in the confidence that they can do a good painting on demand. There is no need to have been in a previous class to enroll.
NOTE:  When registering for this class, it is with the understanding that students will attend and pay for all sessions; makeups will be scheduled if necessary with Peter. 

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