2013 FALL OFFERINGS
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*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. Basket Weaving Instructor: Ray Lagasse Dates/Times: Saturday, November 9th, 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)Advanced Fundamentals CLASS HAS REACHED FULL ENROLLMENT. Please call the Arts Center to be put on the waiting list for this class. Instructor: Peter Granucci Dates: Saturday, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12 Times: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $120.00 per session, $840 for all seven sessions. When registering for this class, it is with the understanding that students will attend all sessions; makeups will be scheduled if necessary.
Minimum of 5 students Description: There’s an axiom in the art world that ‘you can’t paint more or better than you understand’. For the artists that are interested in continual growth, this workshop offers an opportunity for just that. We will work between a balance of lecture, demos, exercises and time to work on your own pieces so you can have a chance to apply the ideas that you’re working with and developing. This class is for all levels, no matter how much you know there is always room for growth. We will cover everything from daily practice to how the mind learns and adds new information. As for art principles, some of the topics covered will include form, of course, (I find it fascinating that when you listen to the most accomplished artists, this is one of the most discussed topics, there’s always more to learn here and we will delve into it deeply) color mixing, especially greens (I’ve had a lot of artists request that and we will cover much more about color too), design, composition, (yes, they are different), brushes (this is an under discussed topic!), temperature, values, (a much mentioned topic and not usually well understood, we will make serious inroads towards fixing that). You will then learn how to develop your paintings artistically and creatively, again, an under-discussed topic. These days are jam packed and rich (not to mention the delicious pot luck lunches!) To sum it up: this class is about paint and how to make it do what you want it to do (and how to know what that is). Any medium is welcome. It is about making you master of your domain! It’s about how to weave inspiration with your perspiration. It’s about developing and artistic eye and a responsive hand. It’s about having fun and being successful. Adult Open Studio Art Group: Facilitator: Heidi Lorenz
DROP-IN FEE PER SESSION: $8 members / $12 non-members
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. Fall Landscape Workshop Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS Fee: $125.00 Dates/Time: Two-Day Workshop–Oct. 26-27, 9:30am-4:00pm
Description: 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 with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. Techniques for creating light and shadow will be shown. The class will then paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique. Hands on assistance will be provided by the instructor. This class is open to all abilities with some drawing experience recommended.