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.
Creative Exploration in Fabric Printing and Stamping: Prints, Rubbings, Stencils & Handmade Stamps
Instructor: Nancy Graham
Fee: $38.00
Graham Fabric StampingDate/Times: Wednesday, September 24, 10am-2pm (Bring a Bag Lunch)
Description: Nancy will fill the studio with color and possibility in this workshop designed to inspire & teach a multitude of techniques for printing on fabric. Learn to print your own unique images on fabrics which you can use for wall hangings, quilts, art wear, collages & more. Design your own images, printing plates and one-of-a-kind stamps using easily found supplies and tools. Leave this workshop with many samples & thousands of ideas of creative projects to start as soon as you get home! Check out the materials list, and bring an apron, as the studio will be filled with paints, inks & wet, colorful creations.  To see Nancy’s work, visit her blog  Recommended Materials List
Innovative Fabric Painting
Instructor: Nancy GrahamGraham Innovative Fabric Painting
Fee: $38
Date/Times: Friday, September 26, 10am-2pm
Description: Design your own gorgeous hand painted fabrics. Using brushes, fabric paints and simple techniques create your own beautifully hand painted fabrics including silk scarves, materials for sewing, quilting, fabrics & decoration. We will explore sun painting, using salt for special effects, scrunching and tying techniques and many more fun ways to achieve various design elements by painting of fabric. Paints & tools will provided, there is a materials list in addition.  To see Nancy’s work, visit her blog   Recommended Materials List
Fabric Dyeing De-Mystified! (for all levels)
Graham Fabric Dyeing DemystifiedInstructor: Nancy Graham
Fee: $85 (all dyes & chemicals provided, bring your own fabrics—see materials list)
Date/Times: Saturday, October 11, 10am-3:30pm (bring a bag lunch)
Description: In this intensive one-day workshop, learn everything you need to know about hand-dyeing your own fabrics & garments.  Unlike paints, dyes form a permanent molecular bond with fibers—dyeing can be very complicated with formulas, scales & chemicals, etc.  Fabric artist Nancy Graham has been dyeing since the ‘80s, and through the years she has developed very simple, easy techniques for creating spectacular results with dyes.  Nancy will share all of her tried and true techniques with class participants.  In this all-day workshop, students will be able to make many gorgeous items to take home, AND learn all the info needed to go home and create more.  Transform plain white cottons into fabrics for quilting, sewing, and other artistic pursuits. To see Nancy’s work, visit her blog  Recommended Materials List
Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti WarrenUncork Group at Work 2
Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Focus:  TBA
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.
Learn to Knit
Two Hands KinttingInstructor: Amber Grantham
Dates/Times: Wednesdays  October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5th, 6:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $100
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8
Description:  Learn a time-honored skill and relaxation method at the same time.  Spend the first three sessions learning the basics, and the following three sessions making your first “real” project.  A list of materials you will need to purchase prior to class will be provided, patterns and written instructions along with hands on demos and enthusiastic support will be provided in class. 
Basket Weaving
Instructor: Ray LagasseStudent Weaving Basket
Saturday, October 4th, 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

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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