Classes for Adults

FALL & WINTER OFFERINGS    2014 / 2015

To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.

Download the Adult Class Registration Form.Heidi Painting in Studio

*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. Scholarships for children’s classes are available, please inquire.
Adult Open Studio Art Group
Group Painting in StudioFacilitator:  Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members 
Ongoing,WEDNESDAYS, 9am-12noon
Description:   Looking for a time to work on current projects?  Be inspired to work in a studio environment alongside other area artists in this drop-in group that meets on a weekly basis.   The class facilitator, Heidi Lorenz, is available for light guidance.   All mediums are welcome.   No prior experience is necessary.   Please bring all supplies you will need for your projects.  Call the Arts Center at 603.863.3040 for more information.
Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti WarrenUncork Group at Work 2
Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Focus:  TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Focus:  TBA
Tuition: $35.00 per session
12 student maximum, students can sign up for just one, or all of the sessions
Description: Come to the Library Arts Center for an evening of creativity, community, and cobalt blue! This is an opportunity for the non-artist to explore his/her expressive side while following step-by-step directions from a certified art instructor. In a relaxed and supportive environment, students will complete a painting suitable for framing.
**NOTE:  All studio materials will be provided as well as a complimentary glass of wine, so we ask that students are a minimum of 21 years old.
Basket Weaving
Instructor: Ray LagasseStudent Weaving Basket
Saturday, November 8th, 8:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch)
Tuition: $98.00  (or $105.00 for the larger pack basket option)
Description: In this one-day workshop students can choose to make one of four large-sized baskets: a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket. The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by Ray Lagasse. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Each Student will leave the workshop with the completed basket of his or her choosing. Registration will close a week before the class starts.    **Students who cancel before the class will still owe a $35 fee for materials preparation. 
Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 basket form with leather handles and a wooden bottom
Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles
Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles
Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps
Large Pack Basket 9x16x22 (for higher fee of $105.00–includes tuition)
Basket options Updated

Advanced Fundamentals 
Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Dates: Saturday, November 1, November 15, December 13, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Times: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $120.00 per session, $840 for all seven sessions.  There is a 10% discount for LAC members making the class $108 per session, $756 for the full series.  Students can choose to pay per session, but must commit to paying for the full series.  *Peter has a generous makeup policy for those who have to miss a scheduled class.
This workshop builds on each artist’s individual abilities and experiences and strengths enabling you to develop your creative skills. It is designed to build your confidence and technical understanding in your painting abilities. Each class will have a lesson/demonstration concerning the idea of the day. It will cover things like values, color and proportion, and many other important ideas as well. It is for all levels, even advanced painters.  These ideas are deep and profound and we can all benefit from their continued study. There will be major attention spent on composition and design, which are essential tools to a successful painting. After the lesson, there will be time to do exercises and paint on your own paintings. This is a combination of technical skill building and art principle theory. You are encouraged to use your own style, subject matter and media. This is a “nuts and bolts” class in how to paint but does not teach a particular style or technique. You will learn about the underlying art principle and make it your own. In the end, it is all about strengthening your ability to paint dynamically and beautifully.

Constructive Figure Drawing: Pure and Simple
Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Fees:  $165 ($55 per session)
A 5% discount if you take both this and Drawing the Portrait from Photos, 10% discount for LAC members
Dates:  Monday, October 27, November 3 & 10, 5-8pm
This class will set the stage for building confidence and skill in drawing the figure. We will move slowly and systematically to give you time to gain skill and mastery of the material as it’s presented. The primary focus will be on constructive figure sketching and making beautiful and meaningful marks. We will talk about artistic anatomy as it relates to making the figure look well drawn (but it isn’t an anatomy class).

Drawing the Portrait from Photos
Instructor:  Peter Granucci
Fees:  $165 ($55 per session)
A 5% discount if you take both this and Constructive Figure Drawing Pure and Simple, 10% discount for LAC members
Dates:  Monday, November 24, December 1 and 8, 5-8pm
Each artist will work from their own photograph of their own choosing (but I will have some extra photos if someone needs a reference). This class will focus on how to draw and render a portrait in graphite on paper. Special attention will be spent on how to get a good start proportionally then, to move simply and directly toward a finished drawing.

Painting the Vibrant Colors of Fall in Watercolor
Autumn_porchInstructor:  Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Dates/Times:  Two-day workshop, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25-26,  9:30am-4:00pm
Tuition:  $135.00
Learn to paint the beautiful fall colors with watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS. This two-day workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England in its glorious splendor. The class will begin each day with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the vibrancy of autumn colors through the layering process. Techniques for creating light and shadow will also be shown. Students will paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique at the end of the session. Hands on assistance will be provided by the instructor. This workshop is open to all abilities.
Robert O’Brien’s Recommended Materials List

Nuno Felting
Instructor: Amber Granthamnuno felted scarf
Date: Saturday, November 1, 10am-1pm
Tuition: $40
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Use bubble wrap and elbow grease to turn silk and wool into delicate and gorgeous scarves!  This class is primarily a class for adults, but interested children 10 and older are welcome to join in, though most if not all participants will be adults.  All materials provided. 
Wool Felt Slippers
Felted SlippersInstructor: Amber Grantham
Date: Saturday, November 22
Tuition: $100
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Hand stitch wool felt slippers in the first half of class, and personalize them after lunch with needle felting, embroidery, ribbons, beads etc.  A unique and thoughtful holiday gift, or something special for yourself !  This class is primarily a class for adults, but interested children 10 and older are welcome to join in, though most if not all participants will be adults.  All materials provided, register by November 7 and specify desired slipper color to ensure that individualized materials can be ordered for you by the instructor in time for the class. 
Ornament Making in the Studio
Instructor: Amber Grantham
Dates: Saturdays November 29, OR December 20, drop in any time between 10:30 am and 1pm. 
Tuition: $10
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Shop at the Gallery of Gifts, then pop downstairs to the studio to make a unique, creative ornament -or send your kids to the studio so they can create holiday gifts while giving you time to shop upstairs!  Pre-registration is not needed for this drop in ornament making.  This open studio is open to all ages, children and adults alike!
Wet Felting
Felted GarlandInstructor: Amber Grantham
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 6-8pm
Tuition: $35
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Use soap and water to turn wool into shapes for stringing.  Students will leave with a piece of jewelry …or a garland perfect for hanging on a Christmas tree… or felted snowmen! 
Needle Felted Landscapes

Felted LandscapeInstructor: Amber Grantham
Date: Wednesday, January 28 from 6-8pm
Tuition: $35
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Paint with wool instead of paint!  Students will create a unique 5X7 landscape or still life with wool roving and felting needles. This class is primarily a class for adults, but interested children 10 and older are welcome to join in, though most if not all participants will be adults.

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