Fall 2021 | 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, or can enter the code MEMBER when registering online to receive the discount.

Basket Weaving – Outdoors

with artisan weaver Ray Lagasse

Saturday, September 25th
Saturday, October 2ndone space available.

Saturday, October 16thFULL
Saturday, November 6th–FULL
Saturday, November 13th–FULL
Time:  8:30am-4:30pm  (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $118-155 depending on basket choice*LAC members may enter the code MEMBER at checkout to receive a 10% tuition discount.
Location:  Outdoors under the open-air event tent on the Library Arts Center Side Lawn
**Classes may move indoors, with masks, once the weather starts to get cooler.

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 when indoors.

Master Class:  Mood 2.0

Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates:   Saturdays, October 9, October 30, November 20, December 11, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7
Times: 9:00am-4:00pm each session
This year’s series with Peter will be offered as a hybrid. Participants can join in virtually via Zoom, or in person with masks on in the studio. If Covid numbers make it necessary, the class will go all virtual for sessions during times with high Covid numbers if necessary. 

Fee:  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.) 

Mood is the first response people have when viewing a painting. It’s also what will keep them looking. In this class we will develop the ability to consciously create mood and atmosphere through colour. We will delve into the mysteries of colour and learn to be able to use it to our ends in creating a mood. We will get past seeing things in their utilitarian local colour and we’ll do this by developing the ability to use colour for harmony and unity in our pictures. We’ll paint the light. These are all new lessons. I haven’t taught this before now. These are profound and eminently practical. If you haven’t yet been a part of one of Peter’s master classes this would be an exciting time to join.

(These colour lessons are not the usual colour lessons generally given in the art world.

Plein Air Painting

with the Library Arts Center’s Open Studio Art Group

Facilitator: Heidi Lorenz
Dates: Wednesdays in June
Times: 9:00am-12:00noon each session
LOCATION for Wed. Sept. 22:  Pollards Mills in Newport
Let’s plan for Pollard’s Mills for a painting session En Plein Air and probably our last of the season! From Rt 10 or from Unity Rd get onto Pollards Mills Rd, and turn and park at 5-23 Falls Rd, Newport, NH 03773

*Stay tuned for a possible field trip to the Hood Museum on Oct. 6th

Fee: $8/session for LAC members, $12 for non-members

Paint en plein air with our Open Studio Art Group during the warm weather months!  *Locations change each week.
For physical addresses, please call or email the Library Arts Center at info@libraryartscenter.org or 603.863.3040. 

Bring your own art supplies and setup including easel or drawing surface, chair or blanket. You may want an umbrella for sun, sunblock and bug spray. Bring your own snacks and water bottle.
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.
*Please bring a mask to wear for any time you are not able to safely distance from other participants, and practice social distancing.