Classes for Adults


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 WarrenUncork Group at Work 2
Date Options:
Tuesday, March 25, 6:30-9pm
Tuesday, April 15th, 6:30-9pm
Tuesday, May 27th, 6:30-9pm
Painting Themes: TBA
 Tuition: $35.00
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.
Hand Sewn & Embellished Wool Felt Slippers
Felted SlippersInstructor: Amber Grantham
Dates/Times: Saturday, April 26, 10:30am-4pm (bring a bag lunch)
NOTE:  Registration closes April 11 to allow time for supply ordering and preparation, when registering please give first and second choice of colors you would like your slippers to be, along with foot size.
Tuition:  $95
Minimum Enrollment:4 , Maximum:10
Description:Use 100% wool felt to hand sew a pair of moccasin-style slippers in the first part of class, then embellish them with ribbon, needle felting, yarn in the second.  A great treat for yourself to decadent and creative handmade footwear, or a one of a kind gift for someone else. 
Learn to Brick Stitch
Brick Stitch EarringInstructor: Amber Grantham
Dates/Times: Tuesday, May 20, 6-8:30pm
Tuition:  $35
Ages:  12 years old through adults (primarily a class for adults)
Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum 8:
Description:  Amber will teach basic brick stitch techniques using seed beads in this class.  Students will create a colorful, delicate spring shape in class, and will go home with enough materials to create the 2nd shape for a pair of earrings, including ear wires.
New Materials in Water Media
Instructor: Margaret Dwyer
Dates/Times: Saturday, May 3, 9:30-3:30, bring a bag lunch
Tuition:  $40 + Materials Fee
Description:   When flipping through art supply catalogs, or looking at art in exhibits, it is easy to see that there is an incredible diversity of new materials being introduced on the market which are expanding the possibilities of what can be created with watercolor.  Try your hand at using a number of these new products, giving you the opportunity to explore these materials to see what you can do with them before investing in them yourself.  The class will include use of aqua boards, fluid acrylic inks, watercolor canvas and water color gesso. 
Basket Weaving
Instructor: Ray LagasseStudent Weaving Basket
Tuesday, April 22, 8:30am – 4:30pm (bring a bag lunch) 
Saturday, May 17th, 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.
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
Watercolor: Plein Air  
O'Brien Plein Air LandscapeInstructor: Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS
Dates/Times: Two-Day Workshop–Saturday, June 28 &29, bring a bag lunch
Tuition:  $135
This course will explore the techniques of landscape and plein air painting in watercolor. Students will learn basic techniques of landscape painting in an outdoor setting (weather permitting). The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. The instructor will provide hands on assistance to every student. There will be a critique at the end of each class.
The course will emphasize composition, color mixing, values, and painting light and shadow. Drybrush painting and other techniques will also be introduced. It is open to all levels. Some drawing experience is recommended.
Plein Aire Painting with Peter Granucci
at the Library Arts Center
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.
Adult Open Studio Art Group
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.

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