Summer 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

This popular offering will resume for outdoor workshops starting in July!

Saturday, August 14th–FULL
OR Saturday, August 21st–FULL
Saturday, September 11th
OR Saturday, October 16th
OR Saturday, November 6th
OR Saturday, November 13th
OR Two-day Lidded Basket Workshop Saturday, September 25 + Oct. 2nd
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
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.

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

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

After over a year, we are thrilled to announce that Open Studio will resume in person classes with its outdoor summer sessions!
For physical addresses, please call or email the Library Arts Center at or 603.863.3040. 

Wed. August 4 – Re-scheduled!  – Wayfarer Visitor Center, Claremont, NH

All other dates in August, TBA.

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.

Tie-Dye Sneakers… or Aprons, or Silk Scarves!

Instructor:  Patti Warren
Wednesday, August 11, 6:00-7:30pm
Library Arts Center Side Lawn
OUTDOORS under the open-air event tent.
Cost:  Free!   Pre Registration Required

Bring your own  shoes , silk scarves, or aprons as your canvas, the rest of the supplies will be provided.

Bring a pair of white or light colored canvas sneakers and leave with a one of a kind pair of artist style sneakers as you learn this really neat technique with sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create incredible tie-dye like effects.  Not interested in having the coolest kicks in town?  No worries!  Bring a white or light colored canvas apron or silk scarf and use that as your surface!  This is a fun one-session evening class to learn this colorful technique.  Invite a friend to sign up too to double your fun, or come and meet new friends in this fun session under the tent. 


Instructors:  Gridliani Guzmán and Irene Chavez
Dates and times:  TWO-DAY WORKSHOP

Choose one session:
Thursday August 12 and Friday August 13, 9:00-10:30 each day
OR  Thursday August 12 and Friday August 13, 11:00-12:30 each day

Library Arts Center Side Lawn
This class is perfect for adults or families.  Children are welcome to participate along with their families.  Each family will complete one piñata.
Tuition:  $65 per family, includes all materials for a complete piñata

Maximum of six families per session

This fun class designed  to share the traditional art of Venezuelan piñata making, taught by Venezuelan artists,  will bring this cultural Venezuelan party tradition to New Hampshire.  This class is designed for families of all ages to take together to create one piñata per family.  As a beginner class, within the two sessions each family will create one shaped piñata decorated with flourishes of crepe paper and filled with confetti, complete with a rope and pulley.  Participants can choose to create a simple ball-shaped piñata or one more complexly shaped.  Add personalized fun to your next family party while learning the techniques to make these in the future, as this is sure to be a new party tradition for your family!

 Weekly Watercolor Drop-in on Zoom

 for Beginners and Intermediate Students

Digital Watercolor during Covid-19Instructor: Becky Bense
NOTE:  This class is on a temporary break and will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7th!
Tuesday Mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm, online via Zoom
Location: The comfort of your home!
Tuition: $10 per session, or $35 for a four-class pass.
As the Arts Center studio remains closed, and we continue to socially distance during this season, our watercolor instructor Becky is bringing this popular class to a digital platform!  Whether you have been attending this friendly group in the past, or you are totally new to this, if you have some watercolor paints and some paper at home, join in!  What a great way to spend this time  in creative learning and community!  Class will be entirely online, via the online conferencing platform–Zoom. When you sign up, you will be emailed a link to join the class.   You can participate on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.  
Learn the basics or work on developing what you already know in this weekly class. Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so sign up for one session or plan on attending each week to build your skills.  The lessons Becky shares each week will help beginners learn the basics, while engaging intermediate painters in ways that will develop their skills. Becky has created a warm and welcoming class environment where all her students feel encouraged.   Click HERE for a list of Becky’s GENERAL LIST of RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR WATERCOLOR.


To register: click on the link below to the Library Arts Center’s Square Online Store (once class resumes in September), and purchase individual sessions, by the week. If you would like the digital invite link sent to a different email than your payment email address, please send us a quick email to to let us know so we can be sure to get you connected!