SUMMER / FALL OFFERINGS 2014
To register, call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040.
Download the Adult Class Registration Form.
*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. Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti Warren Dates: Tuesday, July 29th, 6:30-9pm Painting Focus: TREES IN A LANDSCAPE SETTING OR Tuesday, Aug.26th, 6:30-9pm Painting Focus: STILL LIFE OR Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 6:30-9pm Painting Focus: TBA Tuition: $35.00 per session
12 student maximum
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 Lagasse Dates/Times: Saturday, August 2nd, 8:30am – 4:30pm (bring a bag lunch) OR 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. BASKET OPTIONS: 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)
Adult Scarf Design
Instructor: Patti Warren
Date/Time: Tues. Aug. 12th, 6:00-7:30pm
Design and customize your own silk or bamboo/rayon scarf. Instruction will include realistic and abstract techniques using permanent inks and negative spaces. Imagine your pride as you drape an original work of art over your shoulders.
Tuition fee includes 1 large silk or bamboo/rayon scarf and all inking materials.
Dates: Wednesdays, July 9th through August 13th.
Times: 4-7:30 pm $65 per session, totaling $390 for all 6 sessions
Plein aire painting is an exciting and wonderful way to simultaneously spend time outside and be creative. However, it is rife with difficulties because of the changing light and because nature rarely provides us with a perfect design and color scheme. You will learn how to read the landscape and to distill the important information from what’s observed and then you’ll learn how to refigure the areas of need to make them readable and interesting. We’ll address how to create depth, form and lighting effects, along with many other pertinent layers of information. All of this will be taught in an understandable way that will lead toward improving your speed, so that, ideally, you can conceive, create and finish a beautiful painting in one session.
Painting the Vibrant Colors of Fall in Watercolor
Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS
Dates/Times: Two-day workshop, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25-26, 9:30am-4:00pm
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
**OPEN STUDIO ANNOUNCEMENT: The Open Studio Art Group will be taking a brief summer recess and will not be meeting during the month of July, but will resume in the month of August for off-site plein air painting dates to be announced. The regular sessions in the studio will resume in September 2014.**Facilitator: 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.