Classes 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, or can enter the code MEMBER when registering online to receive the discount.

Needle Felting

Needle Felting Series

with instructor Jennifer Boyd

These needle felting classes are designed for adults who are new to felting, or have some felting experience.  Teens are welcome to take these classes as well. Instructor Jenifer Boyd creates a fun, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment where students learn to felt, or learn to hone their felting skills to the next level, with fun seasonal projects. 

These are great classes to attend with a friend, or come on your own and make some new creative friends!  Class tuition includes all wool needed for projects, and use of the teacher’s needle felting supplies during class.  If you have your own needles or felting surface you prefer to use, you are welcome to bring them. 

Needle Felted Penguin Workshop

Fri. Feb. 17, 5:30-8:30pm, in the studio

$40 per student, includes all materials

Have fun felting a fun little penguin to cure the winter blahs!  Both beginner and seasoned felters are welcome to join this fun, seasonal workshop.

*Pre-registration required.  

Needle Felted Leprechauns

Fri. March 3rd, 5:00-8:30pm in the studio

$40, includes all materials

Let the luck of the Irish lead you as you gain new felting skills while creating a little leprechaun in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.  Adorn your little lad with small details and whimsy making it truly one of a kind.

*Pre-registration required.  

Needle Felted Gnomes

Sat. Apr. 22, 9:00am-12:30pm in the studio

$40 includes all materials

Ring in the spring season by creating a classic felted gnome with needle feting.  Learn the basic skills of needle felting from this project, and hone your skills to the next level for those with some felting experience.  Leave class with a finished gnome for your home, or ready for gifting.

*Pre-registration required.  

NEW!  Collage and Mixed Media Open Studio

Facilitator:  Christie Scott

Third Tuesday of each month, 11am to 2pm 
Next Class on Tues. Feb. 21st

$5.00 Tuition per session

This is a drop in session, no need to pre-register, fill out a registration form at your first session, then attend whenever works for you.

Intrigued by the possibilities of collage and mixed media technics? Already captivated, and interested in a communal opportunity to explore and generate new assemblages? We are starting an open collage and water based mixed media studio group. Chris Scott has been making collage for several years using textiles and paper along with various other materials and will act as facilitator; offering her experience and encouraging an exchange of ideas and knowledge by other members of the group. Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Completely new to mixed media? Chris can provide a short supply list for getting started.

Please note, we welcome you to bring whatever supplies you would like to this class, but ask you to refrain from bringing turpentine or mineral spirits to this open studio.  

Open Studio Art Group

Facilitator: Heidi Lorenz
Dates: Wednesday Mornings, Ongoing
Times: 9:30am-12:30pm each session
Fee: $8/session for LAC members, $12 for non-members
Drop-ins are welcome. 
Library Arts Center Studio

Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Facilitator Heidi Lorenz will paint alongside all, but is available for light guidance and instruction if desired. This welcoming and friendly drop -in style group is available to artists of all styles and abilities!

**You can register and pay online in advance, or if needed Heidi can collect cash or check for the class upon arrival.

Mood 3.0 with Peter Granucci:  Understanding & Utilizing Light: A Continuation of the Master’s Series

Saturdays October 8, October 29,  November 19,  December 10,  January 7,  February 4,  March 4, April 1 & 29

Times:  9:00am-4:00pm each session 

Library Arts Center Studio

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 is a very exciting class.  We will continue to build on all that we’ve done with mood by introducing various lighting effects.  This process will provide you with a sincere appreciation of, and skill to control, how light affects the mood of a given scene.  It really “ups the ante” for adding interest and dynamics to your paintings.  The goal will be to produce a finished work.

This class is designed for students who have been attending this annual Master’s Series.  If you would like to join the class and have not been part of the series so far, Peter is happy to offer private sessions to catch students up and prepare them for this series.  


Basket-Making Workshops 

with artisan Ray Lagasse

Upcoming Sessions:
Sat. Jan. 21, 2023   CLASS FULL.
JUST ADDED!  Sat. Feb. 25th
Sat. Mar. 25
Sat. Apr. 15
Sat. May 6
Sat. June 10

Time:  8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $123-160 depending on basket choice   *LAC members may enter the code MEMBER at checkout to receive a 10% tuition discount.  
Location:  Library Arts Center Studio

In this one-day workshop students will create an artisan, heirloom-quality basket from start to finish! The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by instructor Ray Lagasse–a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.  Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration.  View all of the basket options HERE.

Each student will leave the workshop with the completed basket of his or her choosing.  Registration will close a week before the class starts.    

Please Note: **Students who cancel before the class will still owe a $35 fee for materials preparation.

Art for Differently-Abled Adults
Instructor: Becky Bense
Friday Mornings, ongoing

9:00am-12:00 noon
Library Arts Center Studio
NOTE:  There will be NO Class on Fridays, Dec. 16th, 23rd or 30th 
Class will resume on Friday, January 6th

$6 per session for each team of student and caregiver.  Includes materials.

This inclusive group meets in the studio for inspired 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! Class themes change weekly. This popular group has been on hiatus since the start of the pandemic, and we are thrilled to bring it back. Please register if you are interested in the class, then each session is a stand-alone drop-in which won’t require pre-registration. 

**Artist and Teacher Christie Scott will be running the group from September 9 – October 21, at which point Becky Bense will resume teaching the class.