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.

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.  


Needle Felted Pumpkins

Needle Felted Pumpkinswith Jennifer Boyd
Friday, October 28, 5:30-8:30pm
10 student maximum
Class is designed for teens and adults
Tuition:  $40

Needle felter Jennifer Boyd shares her love of autumn and needle felting with participants in this needle felting class for beginner and intermediate felters.  Learn how to use wool effectively, troubleshooting techniques and learning basics to create adorable felted pumpkins to use as fall décor.  Leave class with a finished pumpkin, and the know how to make more on your own.  Class tuition includes all materials needed during class, including wool, needles and felting pads.  Feel free to bring your personal felting pads and needles, should you already felt and prefer to use your own.  

Becky Bense

Watercolor “Failures” to Fantastics!

Instructor:  Becky Bense

Saturday, November 5th, 2022, 10am-2pm

Library Arts Center Studio

Tuition:  $100

If you are a watercolor artist you probably have a stack of unfinished paintings. You may even have a few you consider failures. Instructor Becky Bense has found several ways to salvage those stacks into works of art! This workshop will explore some tradition ways to resolve our work and some more radical ways to use them as jumping off points. 

Bring your watercolor supplies and pieces of art you are stuck on. Becky recommends you bring 3 or 4 of your watercolor paintings like this that you are willing to try, cutting and or mixed media techniques on. Bring your lunch and your curious mind!

Basket Workshops 

with artisan Ray Lagasse

Upcoming Sessions:
Saturday, Oct. 15th
Saturday, Dec. 3rd

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.

Plein Air Painting Sessions

Open Studio moves outside for summer in July and August!

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
Please NOTE:  No Class on Wed. Sept. 21st

Through September the Open Studio group moves outdoors, to a different beautiful location each week to paint or draw on site.  Weekly locations and updates will be posted on this page.  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.

Art for Differently-Abled Adults
Instructor: Becky Bense

Friday mornings starting September 9th
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. 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.