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.

The Zen of Watercolor:  Paint Yourself Calm

Instructors:  Patti Warren and Rosalie desGroseilliers
Thursdays, May 25, June 1, 8, and 15th  |  1:00-3:30pm
Cost:  $95
Class registration is FULL.  Please email us at if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

In four sessions you will discover the joy of moving a brush on paper without expectations.   Landscapes, seascapes and escapes through the use of simple landforms and keeping it loose. Explore moving from the positive to negative painting and the contrast of soft and hard edges.  Examples, demonstrations and guided practice will help you move into the next level with your painting.  A combined 60+ years of teaching experience, of sisters Patti and Rosalie, allows them to offer this class for the beginner or intermediate painter.

A suggested materials list will be sent to participants a few weeks before class begins.

Collage and Mixed Media Open Studio

Facilitator:  Christie Scott

Third Tuesday of each month, 11am to 2pm 
Next Class on Tues. May 16

$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. June 10 – Registration is FULL
Sun. Aug. 13 
Sat. Sept. 23
Sat. Oct. 28
Sat. Nov. 18
Sat. Dec. 9
Sat. Jan. 20, 2024
Sat. Feb. 17, 2024
Sat. Mar. 16, 2024
Sat. Apr. 13, 2024
Sat. May 18, 2024
Sat. June 15, 2024

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 & Chris Scott
Friday Mornings, ongoing

9:00am-12:00 noon
Library Arts Center Studio

$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.  Please register if you are interested in the class, then each session is a stand-alone drop-in which won’t require pre-registration.