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Get to Know Your Digital Camera – Part I

Instructor, John Munno
Monday, January 6, 13, 20, 27
1 pm - 2:30 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 mirrorless camera with various modes and functions.   (NO Cell phones) Day 1      Understanding Exposure triad of ISO, Shutter and Aperture to achieve correct exposure. Learn how to take control of your […]



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The Art of Sketching & Drawing

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10
1 pm - 3 pm

Sketching 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. Throughout much of history, Drawing was regarded as the foundation for artistic practice. Drawings in dry media often use similar […]



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Intermediate Urban Sketching

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3 & 10
6 pm - 8 pm

After completing the Beginning Urban Sketching class, returning students will have the opportunity to learn strategies for sketching on site – outdoors, vegetation, architecture and figures. Students will also learn to sketch objects, architecture and figures indoors. This class is about the actual process of sketching – where to start a sketch and how to […]



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Step by Step Acrylic Basics Beginner/Intermediate Students

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3,10
10 am - 12 noon

In this 6-week class students will learn the basic techniques of acrylic painting. Students will be using acrylic paints, acrylic mediums, brushes and palette knives to help develop their own style.  Instruction will be given in the areas of: discovering the direct light source, lines, angles and edges, foreground & backgrounds and the importance of […]



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Watercolor Painting on Rice Paper

Instructor, May Phillips
Tuesday, January 7th
10 am – 1 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. […]



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DEMO – DOT Painting

Demonstrator, Faith Vicinanza
Tuesday, January 7th
2 pm - 3 pm

The defining criterion for a dot painting is the technique used – that it is produced by repeated imprints of a paint covered brush, dotting stick or other implement onto the surface of the painting and that in doing so, there are recognizable ‘dot‘ marks on the canvas.  Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns […]



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Beginning Urban sketching

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12
6 pm - 8 pm

What, Where, Why & How What is Urban Sketching? Documenting places, people & events in real time, on location. Plein air sketching inside and outside, locally or while traveling Inside: restaurants, museums, theaters, cafes, schools, public buildings, malls, buses, trains… Outside: cityscape, townscape, landscape, parks, gardens, seaside, beaches, street scenes. Events inside and out: parades, fairs, […]



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Theorem Painting

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, January 8 & Tuesday, January 14
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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Taking BETTER Photos with your Digital Camera – II

Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
1 pm - 2:30 pm

This class follows Getting to Know Your Camera class 1.  It covers more advanced camera use and settings including how to use manual mode.  Students will learn how to use Live View for better exposure, Bracketing, HDR photography, Panoramas,and Tripods. Students will learn various light meter modes, the ins and outs of lenses and which […]



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Intro to Watercolor Painting

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday, January 9
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop is for beginner students who would like to try a watercolor class before signing up for a series of  classes. In the Intro to Watercolor, students will experience how watercolor works and some of the techniques that are used to create a loose, transparent painting that is associated with watercolor paintings.  Emphasis will […]



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Independent Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13,
10:00 am – 12 noon

This 6-week 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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Teen Art Classes

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 & 28
4 pm - 5:30 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 graduate of the Rhode Island of Design, she is a working artist with over 30 years of teaching experience in the school system.  Students will focus on […]



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Independent Acrylic Studio Class

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, January 10,17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21
1pm - 3 pm

This 7-week, 14-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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Independent Oil Painting Studio

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21
9:30 AM - 12:30 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 7-week studio class […]



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Intro & Beginning Pastel

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesdays, January 14th & 21st
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments […]



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Lightroom Classic CC for Beginners – A Photo Editing Course

Instructor, John Munno
Tuesday, January 14, 21, 28
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what to do with the pictures you take that are stored in your camera? Or struggled with finding and cataloging the photos you store on your computer?  Need help editing your photos for Facebook, emails, web use and printing? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop […]



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January Beginning Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 14th
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 […]



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Advance Silk Painting

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Tuesday, January 14
10 am - 1 pm

This one-day workshop is for those students who have previously taken a silk painting class. Advance techniques will be demonstrated, and students will have the opportunity to work on their own piece(s) during the workshop. In class Students will work on a piece of silk, about 25 inches square. The instructor will finish the edges […]



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Painterly Silk Scarves

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Tuesday, January 14
10 am - 1 pm

Have you ever wondered how silk scarves are made and where the beautiful bold designs come from? Well this workshop is for you! You will become the designer of your own silk scarf. Students will start with a square sun catcher and work with resist, then on to a scarf, they can do either a […]



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DEMO – Creative Painting with Acrylic on Aluminum

Instructor, Anda Styler
Wednesday, January 15
2 pm - 3:30 pm

In this demo Anda Styler will show how to use acrylics on the aluminum – and the preparation of using aluminum. Aluminum is a perfect surface to paint acrylics on and have luminous effects.  Since the aluminum does not absorb the colors like regular cotton canvas – the colors are more vibrant and true. Small […]



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Introduction to Beading

Instructor, Toni Ivy
Wednesday, January 15 & 22
10 am - 12 noon

Learn basic bead weaving and make a barrette or pin. Once mastered, this technique opens up many avenues for creative expression using beads.  Variations can be explored for designing bracelets, necklaces, and whatever other idea crosses your mind.  Beads, findings, thread, needles, and instruction are included. This technique is similar to hand sewing. If you […]



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Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
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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January, Intermediate Colored Pencil Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 21
10 am – 1 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner workshop 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.



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Oil Painting, One-Day Workshop – Alla Prima

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Saturday, January 25
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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January Intermediate/Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 28
1 pm - 4 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 10 students. This class is design for students who have taken the Beginner and/or Intermediate workshop  but are not ready to be in the Advance workshop.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Intermediate/Advanced Colored Pencil workshop. Students will […]



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January Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 28
10 am - 1 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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