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Teen Art Studio Class

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12,
4 pm - 6 pm

This series of classes are for those students ages 12 to 18 who are serious about art and want to study and learn more. The instructor is a working artist with over 30 years of teaching experience in the school system.  Students will focus on the Elements and Principles of Design and Three Theories of […]



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Independent Oil Painting Workshop

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22
10 am – 1 pm

Are you interested in painting with oils in an Open Studio environment but with guidance from an instructor? Well, this is the workshop for you. Award winning artist Betty Ann Medeiros will work with students on individual projects demonstrating techniques to aid students in their painting journey.  The fee for the 4-week,12 hour workshop is […]



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The Art of Sketchbooking

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12
1:30 pm - 3 pm

A sketchbook is a book or pad with blank pages for sketching and is frequently used by artists for drawing or painting as a part of their creative process. … Observation: this focuses on the documentation of the external world to use as references for future work.  This 6 – week class is designed to help student’s observe and quickly document their observations.  Previous students are welcome in this class, new exercises will be taught.  All levels welcome.



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Independent Acrylic Studio Workshop

Instructor, Linda Marino
March 4, 11, 18, 25
10 am – 12 pm

This 4-week, 8-hour workshop is for students that have worked with Acrylics and would like to work on a project of their own with the assistance of an instructor. Students of all abilities are welcome to come to this Studio painting class. There are two ways to register for this class: with supplies or without. […]



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More Than Just a Still Life – Painting in Acrylics

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
1 pm - 3 pm

Have you ever wondered why some still life paintings seem more interesting than others?  In this 4-week class students will learn the basic techniques that are needed to convey the feelings that you want your still life to convey that will captivate your viewer . Students will be using acrylic paints, acrylic mediums, brushes and […]



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Drawing for Painters

Instructor, Zufar Bikbov
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
6 pm - 8 pm

Award winning Plein Artist, Zufar Bikbov will share his secrets for creating his award winning paintings beginning with basic drawing techniques. This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop drawing skills which are essential for creating a successful painting. Students will examine and explore  the importance of line, shapes and values […]



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Independent Studio Watercolor Class

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
10 am – 12 pm

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Independent students will be able to work at their own pace with the help and guidance of the instructor. New techniques will be introduced during this workshop as well. Students are encouraged to work independently in this class on their own project. Students […]



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Up Close – Nature and Design

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesdays, March13, 20, 27, April 3
6 pm - 8 pm

This unique class is designed to give students the opportunity to work from nature in the comfort of the studio.  Students will be able to inspect and interpret the natural form which will include shells, leaves, insects, skeletal structures and more.  The class is designed to bring awareness to students of nature’s natural form and […]



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Touch This! Exploring Acrylic Painting Textures and Techniques

Instructor, Linda Marino
Wednesday, March 20 & 27
10 am – 12 pm

Touch This! is an exploratory acrylic painting workshop designed for those who want to discover new ways to use uncommon tools, such as a comb, fabric or a palette knife combined with acrylic mediums.This is an idea building workshop to teach students to explore and experiment with new ways to create textural surfaces that can add […]



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Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, March 26
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner and Intermediate workshops.  Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.  Class size is limited to 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis. Advance students should bring reference materials to work from and their own […]



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Creative Cards Workshop

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Wednesday, March 27
2 pm – 4 pm

Are you tired of trying to find the perfect card and settling for one that really doesn’t have any meaning and spending a lot of money on them as well. This 2-hr workshop may be just what you are looking for. Every workshop introduces a new technique with new ideas so students can continue to learn while taking this knowledge home to make their own personal cards as needed for various occasions.



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Theorem Painting

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Tuesday, April 2 am & April 9 pm
10 am - 1 pm & 6 pm - 9 pm

This workshop is for everyone and NO artistic talent is needed. This is the opportunity to learn a painting technique that dates back to the late 1800’s woman of “means.” Each student will receive their own kit which includes all stencils and the material to stencil on. Stencils are for the students to take home […]



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Independent Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 am – 12 noon

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Independent students will be able to work at their own pace with the help and guidance of the instructor. New techniques will be introduced during this workshop as well. Students are encouraged to work independently in this class on their own project.



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April Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
1 pm - 3 pm

This class is for beginner students and those students that have taken a previous beginning class. The instructor will cover wet and dry techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes texturing and masking out. Emphasis will be on learning how to understand watercolor’s spontaneous nature and how to work with color successfully. Students will complete the […]



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Independent Oil Painting Studio

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, April 5, 12
10 am - 1 pm

Are you interested in painting with oils in an Open Studio environment but with guidance from an instructor? Well, this is the studio workshop for you. Award winning artist, Betty Ann Medeiros will work with students on individual projects demonstrating techniques to aid students in their painting journey.  The fee for the 2-week workshop is […]



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Portrait Head Drawing Part I

Instructor, Linda West
Saturday, April 6, 13, 20, 27
1 pm - 4 pm

Learn a comprehensive understanding of drawing the head for portraiture. The instructor will simplify and sum up the important elements of tackling the head drawing and what it takes to get a portrait likeness.  There will be a sequence of steps to build on covering perspective, gesture, basic shapes, proportions, key landmarks and planes.  Students […]



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Yes You Can Paint, Even if You Don’t Think You Can!

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am - 12 noon

This class is design for the “faint at heart” who believes they have no artistic talent. The medium used in this step-by-step class is acrylic paint.  Students will learn basic techniques such as: how to start, priming a canvas, subject matter, color mixing, values and hues.  All students will work on exercises to build and […]



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Independent Acrylic Studio Class

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29
1 pm - 3 pm

This 4-week, 8-hour workshop is for students that have worked with Acrylics and would like to work on a project of their own with the assistance of an instructor. Students of all abilities are welcome to come to this Studio painting class. There are two ways to register for this class: with supplies or without. […]



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Beginning/Independent Zentangle

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, April 8
Beginners 10 am - 12:30 pm - Independent 1 pm - 3 pm

This one-day workshop is for beginners and those students who have completed the beginning Zentangle class and would like to Zentangle a project. Beginning students will be given a set of pens to learn the basic techniques and patterns.  For the Independent student, the instructor will have items to purchase for those students that want […]



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Introduction to Punchneedle Embroidery

Instructor, Ellie Boyd
Wednesday, April 10th
10 am - 1 pm

Embroidery is making a comeback and this is a fun way to make a Spring chick to frame, wear, or gift!  Students do NOT need to know traditional embroidery.  This introduction class is with punchneedle artist, Ellie Boyd. She will teach the art of punchneedle using the Cameo needle, embroidery floss.  The class will start off […]



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Evening Beginning Basic Art Class!

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
6 pm - 8 pm

Are you concerned about taking an art class with absolutely no background in art? Well this class is for you!  Instructor, Priscilla Watson is here to guide you on a 6-week journey into the world of visual art.  There is a foundation to all works of art and in order to comprehend and excel in […]



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COMPOSITION…designing your artwork ON PURPOSE!

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, April 16 & 23
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

COMPOSITION…..designing your artwork On Purpose!  Let’s take those reference photos or  scenes you are apt to paint or draw, and move the elements around. We can even incorporate some other items to create great artwork!  Learn how the Elements; (line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color) can be used to strengthen the design of your […]



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April Beginning Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, April16
10 am - 1 pm

This is a 3-hour, colored pencil workshop with award winning artist, Rita Paradis and is designed for Beginners only. Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 8 students and will start with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more advanced work. This is NOT an adult coloring activity. Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the intermediate and advance workshop where students work more independently on their own work.



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Spring Door Bling Workshop!

Instructor, Jan Peterson
Wednesday, April 17
10 am & 6 pm

Want to create a Spring show just outside your door?  Learn to make a hanging door basket that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Whether your taste is farmhouse chic, country kitsch or modern sophistication, you can create a door basket that suites your decorating palette.  We will use a wicker door basket and […]



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Intermediate Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, April 23
10 am - 2 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 10 students and for those students that have attended the beginner workshop will work on more advanced techniques gearing up for their own personal project.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Advanced Colored Pencil workshop where students work more independently […]



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Whimsical Character Ceramic Pins

Instructor, Susan Berger
Wednesday, April 24
10 am - 1 pm

This is a fun one-day class working with Sculpey clay and acrylic paints to create one-of-a kind pins to keep or give to your friends or someone special.  Sculpey is the brand name for a type of polymer clay that can be molded and put into a conventional oven to harden, as opposed to typical modeling clays, which require […]



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Couples Paint Night Returns by Popular Demand

Instructor, Linda Marino
Friday, April 26
7 pm - 9:30 pm

Looking for something fun and unique to do on a Friday evening with someone special?  Come experience an evening of acrylic painting – 4 hands one canvas.  Couples will work on the same painting while bringing two artistic prospectives to one canvas. Your evening guide, Linda Marino will guide you and your companion on a […]



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Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, April 30
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the beginner and intermediate workshops or for those students that have previous colored pencil experience.  Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.  Students will work on their own projects independently.



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GET TO KNOW YOUR Digital CAMERA

Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Learn how to better use your digital camera’s functions and modes to take more creative and compelling images. Recommended camera is a digital DSLR or Mirror-less camera with various modes and functions.   No Cell Phones. Upon completion of this course students will have a better understanding of their camera and how to use it to take better pictures as well as learn the fundamentals of photography regarding how to properly expose, focus, and composed images.  This course will also include  teaching students how to take  photos from their cameras to their computers for resizing and formatting for use on social media, web and print use.



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The Art of Sketching

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23
1 pm - 3 pm

A sketchbook is a book or pad with blank pages for sketching and is frequently used by artists for drawing or painting as a part of their creative process. … Observation: this focuses on the documentation of the external world to use as references for future work.  This 4–week class is designed to help students observe and quickly document […]



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Beginning Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday May 2, 9, 16, 23
1 pm - 3 pm

The workshop is for beginner students and those students that have taken a previous beginning class. The instructor will cover wet and dry techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes texturing and masking out. Emphasis will be on learning how to understand watercolor’s spontaneous nature and how to work with color successfully. Students will complete the […]



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Oil Painting for Beginners

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24
10 am - 12:30 pm

This is a step by step oil painting class for the beginner student or the student who wants to refresh their painting skills and not invest in all the supplies. Students will learn how to prep their canvases, block in the shapes and colors to start their painting. This is important for setting the general […]



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Independent Oil Painting

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24
1 pm - 3 pm

Are you interested in painting with oils in an Open Studio environment but with guidance from an instructor? Well, this is the studio workshop for you. Award winning artist, Betty Ann Medeiros will work with students on individual projects demonstrating techniques to aid students in their painting journey.  The fee for the 4-week Studio workshop […]



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Oil Painting – Alla Prima, One-Day Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, May 7
10 am - 2:30 pm

Wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. Fresh strokes of color! Alla Prima (or wet on wet) paintings are vibrant, lively and completed in one session. This is not a beginner painting class. Prior knowledge (in […]



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Watercolor Painting on Rice Paper

Instructor, May Phillips
Wednesday, May 15
10 am – 4 pm

The 1-day workshop will include demonstration and instruction where students will learn to transfer their line drawings onto rice paper using a waterproof pen.  Students will take their line drawing and paint the design with their watercolor paints on the rice paper using very little water and paint, making sure the paint does not spread. All students […]



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Pen & Ink One-Day Workshop

Instructor, May Phillips
Wednesday, May 29
10 am - 1 pm

Line drawings with ink and watercolor can create a bold and exciting painting. This class is an introduction to pen and ink with some watercolor to add a pop to your black and white painting.  Students will learn how to use Micron pens, Higgins Inks and watercolor to create a bold and interesting painting.  The […]



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Alain J. Picard – The Painterly Landscape Workshop

Alain Picard
Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27
Friday, 7 pm - 9 pm & Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren’t sure how to accomplish this style in your own work?  Hold tight, because help is on the way!  Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach!  In this workshop students will learn practical approaches and techniques to help simplify complex […]



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