WINTER 2021 Online 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.
Thursday Evening WATERCOLOR (via Zoom)
Four-week series of watercolor classes for beginners & intermediate students
Instructor: Becky Bense
Dates: Thursdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Online Class via Zoom! You can participate on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Tuition: $40.00 (Member Rate: $36.00)
Back by popular demand: Thursday evening watercolor class! Becky Bense will lead class via ZOOM from 6 to 8 pm starting March 18th. The price is right, the teaching is great and class size is limited so be sure to SIGN up TODAY!
Please join us and learn the basics of watercolor or develop your current skills in a fun and safe atmosphere. Studying via ZOOM has lots of benefits too: no driving in dark and slippery weather, no hauling bags of supplies in and out of the car, students from anywhere can join, and we can be social and stay safe and healthy! This class is a great way to learn watercolor, expand your mind, skillset and make new friends. The class will meet for four consecutive weeks from March 18th through April 8th.
Becky recommends not spending a lot of money on supplies before the first class. Bring what you have, and if you have little to none, then the Arts Center will put you in touch with Becky prior to purchasing so she can better advise you. As a beginner or intermediate painter, having good paper is the place to spend your money. Becky highly recommends Arches 120 pound cold pressed watercolor paper. You will develop an understanding of other supplies beyond paper in class, and make more educated decisions about your preferences prior to purchasing.
A Watercolor Walk through New England (via Zoom)
Instructor: Patti Warren
Dates: Thursdays, February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2-3:30pm
Online Class via Zoom
Tuition: $35.00 (Member Rate: $31.50)
Back by popular demand, more online, Zoom watercolor classes with Patti! Join Patti Warren in this four session class on painting the New England landscape. The class will focus on painting four different scenes in four different seasons. This class is most appropriate for the advanced beginner with some drawing skills. Join in this creative community from the comforts of home and get creative this winter.
Suggested Materials list:
Below is the suggested materials list. If you do not have these things, it is OK to just use what you have. If you do not have these things, Patti suggests two greens would be really helpful for the class if possible.
Paper: 9×12 140lb. Watercolor paper (4 pieces)
- 3 greens… suggest: Shadow green
- Hookers or Leaf green
- 2 blues….Ultramarine cobalt or cerulean
- Black, or Payne’s Gray
- Rose or bright pink…Opera pink or Quinacridone Magenta
Spritz bottle for water
Brushes…1″ flat. #10 round #2 liner
Pencil / eraser
3″ circle to trace…jar lid, tape roll etc.
Weekly Watercolor Drop-in on Zoom
for Beginners and Intermediate Students
Master Class in Painting: Mood and Atmosphere
Instructor: Peter Granucci
Dates: Saturdays; September 26, October 17, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 10, May 1
Times: 9:00am-4:00pm each session
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.)
This year’s Master Class will be taking place online through Zoom. Using Zoom is an incredibly useful and powerful way to learn about art and painting. We’re able to really examine everybody’s work individually. I can review and discuss and demonstrate on everyone’s work in a way that can’t be done in person. The beautiful thing about learning about art is that it’s a never ending opportunity to learn and grow, to take ourselves to a new level! There is no better time to learn art than now. We will discuss and learn about the primary foundational concepts that are common to all art, such as, Values, Color, Composition, Drawing, “a la prima” painting, brush work…
This year there will be a special focus on Mood and Atmosphere. There is probably no more useful skill to help you get excited about your own work and to distinguish yourself from other artists. This series of classes is a mixture of Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answers, Assessment of your work (this is a 100% supportive and encouraging environment!), and technical instruction of paint and paint handling. This class also follows the interests of all the artists, and we have lots of fun conversations and shared insights. It is not a formula method of painting, each person paints in their own style.
ART for Differently Abled Adults
Tuition: As the Library Arts Center wants to make this class as accessible as possible, all are welcome to attend, and DONATIONS are welcome. To donate for this class, click the link HERE. Suggested donation: $5 per person, per class.
This inclusive group will meet weekly at home via Zoom during the current season 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. All are welcome to join this fabulous class. Projects will be a jumping-off point to let students’ imaginations soar.