Classes + Workshops

If a class or workshop is marked FULL, please contact lisapohl@concordart.org to be put on the waitlist.

Currently masks are optional in the classroom unless otherwise decided by the teachers and students.

Image: Cal Rice, The Pearl, 2020

Upcoming Classes

ONLINE: Artmaking as Community

Instructor: Adria Arch
Dates: Ten-Week Class, Fridays, Oct 7 - Dec 16, 10am-12pm on ZOOM (NO CLASS 11/25)

The pandemic has shown that we need each other more than ever, and that artmaking can bring us together despite our differences. Join this class to make art for the joy of it and to...

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PLEIN AIR: Painting Outdoors in October

Instructor: Charles Shurcliff
Dates: One-Day, Wednesday, October 19 (RAIN DATE Oct 20)

Come paint outdoors in sun and wind, amid the fresh greens and reds and ochres of fall in one of Concord’s large, natural settings. We will start off painting together – quick, abbreviated sketches to...

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IN PERSON: Surrealism: Expressing the Subconscious

Instructor: Cal Rice
Dates: Two-Day Workshop Oct 22 + 23, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 12-4pm

Join artist Cal Rice in this two day intensive workshop focusing on surrealist drawing and painting. Starting with the technique of “automatic drawing” we will explore the ways in which artists can tap into the...

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ART NIGHT!, Full

IN PERSON: Art Night, Paste Paper (FULL)

Instructor: Cristina Hajosy
Dates: One Evening, 6:30-9:00pm, Oct 27

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every session; creative fun for everyone! $45 per person, open to the public! MUST BE FULLY...

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IN PERSON: Loosey, Juicy Watercolors (FULL)

Instructor: Paul George
Dates: Two Day Weekend Workshop, Fri + Sat, Oct 28 + 29, 10am-4pm

Award-winning artist Paul George’s workshops are loaded with great information and are motivational for both the beginner and the experienced painter. Paul will teach how to approach any subject to design and execute a good...

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IN PERSON: Printmaking Sampler

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six Week Wednesday Class, Nov 2 - Dec 14 (NO CLASS 11/23)

The aim of this fun class is to introduce students to a variety of printmaking methods that can be used as a vehicle to express and communicate ideas in different ways. Each class will introduce...

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ONLINE: The Bigger Picture

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy
Dates: One Day Saturday, November 5, 11:30am - 3:30pm

Let’s paint the bigger picture. This one-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks on a big canvas. Using observational painting as our...

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Beginners Welcome!

IN PERSON: Felted Layers and Forms

Instructor: Kristina Goransson
Dates: Two Day Weekend Workshop, Nov 5+6, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

In this workshop students will learn to wet felt seamless forms that can become sculpture or functional objects like mittens. Felted work is soft, lightweight and colorful, and we will create gorgeous, unique work in...

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IN PERSON: Two Day Intensive: Paste Paper Projects

Instructor: Cristina Hajosy
Dates: Two Days, Mid-Week, Tue Nov 8 and Thur Nov 10, 10am - 4pm

Paste paper is one of the earliest forms of surface decoration. In the contemporary context, mixed media artists are finding new uses beyond the traditional book arts. This is a fun, fast-paced decorative art with...

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IN PERSON: Print Room Orientation Workshop

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One Day Saturday, November 12, 1pm-3pm

Did you know that our Print Studio is available to rent for just $15/hour? This workshop provides an introduction to our Print Studio for those who would like to work independently on printmaking projects, but...

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IN PERSON: Approaches to the Figure (Winter Session)

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Six Week Tuesday Afternoon Class

Our subjects will be a live model and inspiring works of art. Using both drawing and painting media we’ll practice different approaches which focus your attention on simplifying the figure in space. Relying on observation,...

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ART NIGHT!

IN PERSON: Art Night, Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Holly Coble
Dates: One Evening, 6:30-9:00pm, Nov 17

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every session; creative fun for everyone! $45 per person, open to the public! MUST BE FULLY...

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IN PERSON: Explorations in Collage

Instructor: Deb Drummond
Dates: Two Day Weekend Workshop, 10am-4pm Saturday Dec 3 + 12pm-4pm Sunday Dec 4

Collage is an exciting process where you select a variety of papers and colors to create exciting compositions, real or imagined. Find new ways of seeing while feeling free to be experimental and explore the...

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ONLINE: Breaking Through to Fearless Abstraction

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Week-Long Workshop: Mon - Fri, Dec 5 - 9, 10am - 12pm

Moving beyond representational image-making can be daunting. This workshop will provide liberating strategies to help evolve your work particularly if you have reached the point of “now what?”. Through a series of drawing and collage...

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ONLINE: Painting From Photos: A Different Approach to Seeing

Instructor: Emily Passman
Dates: Six-Week Class, Mondays, Dec 5 - Jan 30, 1pm - 4pm on ZOOM, EST (no class 12/26, 1/2, or 1/16)

It’s time to give your painting a push!  Using a photo only as a reference and starting point…Emily will encourage you to take some chances, and break through fears about your painting process.  Through a...

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ART NIGHT!

IN PERSON: Art Night, Zen Enso Circles

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: One Evening, December 8, 2022

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every session; creative fun for everyone! $45 per person, open to the public! MUST BE FULLY...

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IN PERSON: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One Day Saturday Workshop

The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed...

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IN PERSON: Get Ready to Exhibit!

Instructor: Ron Rosenstock
Dates: One Day, Saturday January 21, 10am - 4pm

Ron Rosenstock, internationally known photographer, is conducting a one-day workshop on how to prepare your artwork for an exhibition. Learn how to cut mats and frame your artwork to museum standards. Everyone will have a...

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Past Classes

IN PERSON: Plein Air Pastel Painting Made Easy

Instructor: Janet Schwartz
Dates: One Day, On-Site, Friday, Sept 16, 10am - 4pm

In this intensive single-day workshop, we will take it outside to paint historic Concord architecture using pastels. We will meet ON SITE at The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA. Working directly from our surroundings,...

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ONLINE: Oil Painting: Self Portrait in a Still Life

Instructor: Haley Hasler
Dates: Six Week Wednesday Class, Sept 28 - Nov 2, 1pm - 4pm EST

This course is open to all levels. Intermediate and advanced students will build on skills and experience to gain a deeper understanding of the possibilities of oil paint and still life. Beginners are welcome. Participants...

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ONLINE: Alchemy of Color I

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: Six-Week Class, Wednesdays, Sept 28 - Nov 2 on ZOOM

Class will meet online via ZOOM preferable on your computer (best screen). iPad and smart phone can also be used, but you will need to download the Zoom app. Martha will send an invitation in...

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IN PERSON: Capturing the Light en Plein Air

Instructor: Caleb Stone
Dates: Seven-Week Class Oct 4 - Nov 15, 10am-3pm

Plein Air Painting Class in Historic Concord, MA! Capture the beauty of autumn in Concord while painting outdoors with master plein air painter, Caleb Stone. Colorful specimen trees, Walden Pond and the surrounding woodlands, sweeping...

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Sculpture by Markus Haala