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The Art of Sketchbooking

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Tuesday, September 3, 10, 17, 24
10 am - 12 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 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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Get to Know Your Digital Camera – Part I

Instructor, John Munno
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
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 mirrorless camera with various modes and functions.   (Class not recommended for cell phones) Day 1      Understanding Exposure triad of ISO, Shutter and Aperture to achieve correct exposure. Learn how to […]



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September Independent Watercolor Studio

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
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.



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Beginning Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday September 5, 12, 19, 26
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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Acrylics for the Beginner & Intermediate-Impressionism to Realism

Instructor, Adele Moros
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30
2 pm - 4 pm

This class is designed for both the Beginner and Intermediate student who would like to learn or refresh their painting skills in acrylics. The class will begin with exercises in composition and color leaning towards an impressionist style of painting. This is to aid students in breaking the pencil habit of sketching on the canvas […]



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Creativity Kick-Start

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Saturday, September 21st - Fridays, October 4, 11, 18,
Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm - Fridays, 12 noon - 1:30 pm

Introduction: Has your muse deserted you?  Are you in a rut or don’t know how to get started?  Do you want to wake up your brain and use more of your grey matter?  Science has shown that being creative can alleviate stress, raise self-esteem, reduce pain, and help us feel more purposeful.  Come to this […]



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Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, September 24
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. The fee for this 3-hour workshop is […]



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Creative Card Making

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Wednesday, September 25
2 pm

This is an interactive workshop where participants will learn to create their own personal cards from recycled and new papers, ribbon, cutouts, stamps and many other materials. This workshop meets every other month and new techniques are continually being taught while revisiting past techniques. Newcomers are always welcomed. Each participant is guaranteed to leave with […]



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Not an Artist?

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You don’t need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course-in fact, the less you know, the better! In this class students’ eyes are trained to look, observe and record. Exercises in drawing, color studies and collage encourage students to experiment. Come with an open mind and explore the endless […]



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Urban Sketching Demo

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Monday, September 30th
6 pm - 7 pm

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, meetings, concerts, parties, strikes, […]



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Ipad Art – How to Create and Edit your Art.

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11 am - 12:30 pm

Would you like to learn how to create and/or edit your artwork on your Ipad? Learn how to use your iPad to draw and paint using the App Procreate. Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, […]



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Step-By-Step Beginning/Intermediate Acrylics

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

In this 5-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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Painting with Friends (Kids 8-11 years)

Instructor, Taylor Albee
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30 pm - 6 pm

This class is for students ages 8 to 11 who would like to learn the basic’s in acrylic painting. Students will learn to set up their work stations, prep their canvas, mix colors, and clean up properly. Students will paint from the same picture provided by the instructor in this step by step instructor lead […]



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Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
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 Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17,24
10:00 am – 12 noon

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience.



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Taking BETTER Photos with your Digital Camera – Part II

Instructor, John Munno
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30 pm - 8 pm

This class follows Taking BETTER photos with your Digital Camera, Part 1.  It covers more advanced camera use and settings including how to use manual mode.  How to use Live View, The ins and outs of lenses and cameras and which ones are best of your needs.  How to take better photos, using photography guidelines […]



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Step by Step Oil Painting

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Friday, October 4, 11, 18
1 pm - 3 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 Studio

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18
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 3-week studio class […]



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Teen Art – Studio Class

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Fridays, October 4, 11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 22
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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Oil Painting, One-Day Workshop – Alla Prima

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Sunday, October 6
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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Pen & Ink One-Day Workshop

Instructor, May Phillips
Monday, October 7th
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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Studio Workshop – Pumpkin Still Life

Instructor, Lorraine Chapin
Monday, October 7th
2 pm - 5 pm

Join your friends for an afternoon of painting/sketching a fall still life with pumpkins. This is an open studio format for students who would like to paint or sketch in their medium of choose. Artist/instructor, Lorraine Chapin (who is known for her pumpkin paintings) will be available during the workshop to assist students. Students may […]



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Theorem Painting

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, October 9th & Tuesday, October 15
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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Beginning Colored Pencil Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 15
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 […]



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Urban Sketching: What, Where, Why & How

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Mondays, October 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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, meetings, concerts, parties, strikes, […]



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Intro to Faux Finishes Painting Techniques

Instructor, Robin Lolya
Monday, October 21
10 am - 12 noon

Faux finishing and decorative painting has been around for thousands of years; from early cave paintings, the tombs of ancient Egypt, the plaster finishes of Mesopotamia and the ornate surfaces of the Roman Empire and the European Renaissance. It has made a resurgence in modern day design and only continues to evolve and grow in […]



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How to Create Abstract Art Demonstration

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Monday, October 21st
1 pm - 3 pm

How many times have you looked at an abstract painting and heard someone say, “I could do that!”? While abstract painting looks easy to some, it can actually be more challenging than traditional or classical painting. This is because abstract art defies rules and conventions. It’s up to you as the artist to break rules, […]



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October Intermediate Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 22
10 am – 1 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 10 students  and those that have attended the beginner workshop or have some previous colored pencil experience 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 […]



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Punchneedle Embroidery

Instructor, Ellie Boyd
Wednesdays, October 23rd & 30th
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Embroidery is hot, hot, hot right now, and this is a fun way to get the jump on Halloween and make a small project for gifting or wearing!  Students do NOT need to know traditional hand embroidery.  Ellie Boyd will teach the art of punchneedle embroidery using the Cameo needle, and cotton floss.  The class […]



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Fall Floral Design in a Pumpkin

Instructor, Jan Peterson
Monday, October 28
2 pm - 4 pm

Some Tricks and Some Treats.  Make the perfect holiday arrangement in a pumpkin for your Halloween party or home.  We will carve a pumpkin, line it and fill it with beautiful Fall flowers.  Working with sunflowers, gerberas, wheat and more we will create an arrangement that sets the perfect tone for your table, from October […]



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Painterly Silk Scarves

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, October 28
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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October Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 29
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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Watercolor Pumpkins on Rice Paper

Instructor, May Phillips
Wednesday, October 30th
10 am – 3 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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Kids (8 – 11) Paint a Pumpkin for Halloween

Instructors, Priscilla Watson & Taylor Albee
Thursday, October 31
4:30 pm - 6 pm

There are no tricks and plenty of treats for this afternoon of Pumpkin Painting. Children ages 8-11 are invited to come and pick out a pumpkin and make their own Halloween creation. There will be music and snacks for the children. This event is limited to 15 children. Come in costume and receive an extra […]



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A Haunted Open Studio for all Mediums

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday, October 31st
10 am - 3 pm

Join us for a fun day of still life painting and drawing in any medium that you choose. We will have several Fall Still Lifes set up in the studio for you to create your Halloween/Fall masterpiece. Come for an hour or stay all day. There will be food and all kinds of treats too. […]



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