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.

Sketchbook Journaling with Watercolor & Hand Lettering

Instructors:  Patti Warren & Gael Clauson
Dates: Thursdays, June 23-July 28, 10:00am-12:30pm
Tuition:  $100.00

Gael and Patti bring their new ideas and styles to a familiar subject.  Join us for a lively seven session class for an opportunity to begin or expand your illustrated journaling.  Patti will demonstrate and lead you through simple but effective techniques to complete a watercolor piece that begins a story.  Gael will instruct you in lettering styles and page design that will make your journal the ideal way to record your memories.  Both are veteran teachers and will share several examples of their own work as well as guiding participants to find their own strengths and style.  Come paint and letter with us to begin or enhance your creative journaling practice. 

Patti Warren is a retired art teacher and elementary school principal.  Patti is a studio favorite at the Library Arts Center, and watercolor is her specialty.  She loves finding grace and beauty in everyday items, which translates well to journaling.

Gael Clauson is a retired reading specialist who has an affection for lettering and watercolor.  She is also a self-proclaimed pen and marker hoarder and can be seen stalking stationery stores.  Gael lives in Vermont and is a demonstration baker at King Arthur Flour.

For our class, you will need the following supplies:

*A watercolor sketchbook at least 5 by 7 inches or larger (if you already have a sketchbook, please bring it as long as the paper is at least 90 lbs…140 140 lbs paper weight is best. Spiral-bound is always a good choice as it lays flat.)  Michael’s is a good place to find Strathmore 400 Series watercolor books. Patti recommends that brand.
*12 inch ruler, a good eraser (a white “plastic” eraser or kneaded one)
*Watercolor paints…Patti has a full supply plus brushes and paints for us to use. If you’d like to purchase your own, please wait until the first class when we will have our “supplies discussion.” Of course, if you already have a good paint set, bring it along.
*Fine line black marker that is waterproof/permanent ink… like Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pen (you can find these in Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics) OR Micron .01, .02 size also found at Michael’s or online. The markers need to be waterproof/permanent ink.
*Colored fine and broad tipped markers for lettering (Gael will bring a huge selection for us to experiment with, but if you have a set at home, bring them along). Colored pencils are also welcome.
*Lined Composition book for practicing lettering forms and lay-out ideas. You can easily find one of these books at the local CVS or Staples.

Basket Weaving 

with artisan Ray Lagasse

Saturday, June 11th
Saturday, July 9th
Saturday, Aug. 13th
Saturday, Sept. 10th
Saturday, Oct. 15th

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. 

*Masks are required in this class.

Wednesday Open Studio Art Group

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