Classes + Workshops

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Image: Kate Hanlon, The Neighbor, 2021, 8 x 10

Upcoming Classes

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In Person: Loosey, Juicy Watercolors STARTS NEXT WEEK!

Instructor: Paul George
Dates: 3-Day Workshop, Thur-Sat, Feb 2-4

All Level Watercolor Painting Workshop 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...

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Online: Real Basics and Hands-On Color Theory

Instructor: Jill Pottle
Dates: 6-Week Class, Tuesday Mornings, Feb 14 - Mar 28 (no class Feb 21)

Beginning Level Painting and Color Theory Class Are you relatively new to painting? Or have you always struggled with the basic understanding of Color Theory? This class is for you! Through color mixing exercises and...

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ART NIGHT!

IN PERSON: ART NIGHT Zen Enso Circles $45/pp

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: One Evening, February 16, 2023 6:30-9:00pm

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! (Fee includes all...

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In Person: Jump Start Your Creative Process

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: 1-Day Workshop, Thursday, February 16, 10am-4pm

All Level Creative Inspiration Workshop This 1-day workshop invites artists to jump start their creative practice and return to making art. Through a series of exercises artists will engage with materials and processes generating new...

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Online: Working on a Series – Maximizing Your Muse

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: 5-Week Class, Wednesday Afternoons, Feb 22 - Mar 22

Drawing and Painting Class for All Levels Many artists wish they could just latch onto an inspiring subject matter and run with it, making dozens of paintings and drawings with reckless abandon. This is nice...

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Full

In Person: Reading the Lines of the Land (FULL)

Instructor: Katherine Downey Miller
Dates: 3-Day Workshop, Feb 24 - 26

All Levels Welcome This workshop is about moving from landscape into abstraction. The idea of landscape to abstraction covers a very broad range. It is very difficult to move one’s thinking towards the abstract, but...

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NEW

Online: Alchemy of Color I

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: 6-week Class, Wednesday Mornings March 1 - April 5

All Level Color Theory Class 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...

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In Person: Cut. Paste. Construct. The Figure.

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: 2-Day Weekend Workshop, Mar 4 + Mar 5

All Level Multi-Media Workshop This weekend workshop will explore the figure through collage and sculpture. Working from a clothed model, artists will experiment with the potential of humble materials like paper and cardboard, and will...

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Beginners Welcome!, NEW

In Person: Mixing it Up with Acrylics, All Materials Included!

Instructor: Adria Arch
Dates: One Day Workshop: Monday, March 6 from 10am-1pm

In this three hour workshop, learn how to use acrylics beyond simply painting with them. We’ll make several small paintings using stencils, iridescent paint colors, image  transfers. And more! All materials are included and you...

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Beginners Welcome!

In Person: Watercolor Painting from Photographs

Instructor: Richard Denzer
Dates: 6-Week Tuesday Evening Class, Mar 7 - Apr 18

For beginning and intermediate artists. This in-depth 6-week Tuesday evening class is perfect for beginning and intermediate painters who want to expand their knowledge and experience with the watercolor medium. Topics covered include materials, composition,...

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Live Model

In Person: Approaches to the Figure (Early Spring Session)

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: 7-week class, Tuesday Afternoons, Mar 7 - Apr 18

  All Levels Welcome 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...

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Beginners Welcome!, NEW

In Person: Composition Clinic – A Crash Course in Compelling Design

Instructor: Chris Volpe
Dates: Three Day Workshop: March 10-12, Fri + Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

All paintings live or die based on underlying design. Unfortunately, composition is one of the most challenging and least intuitive things about learning to paint. Where color and shape can be observational, good composition is...

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In Person: Surrealism – Expressing the Subconscious

Instructor: Cal Rice
Dates: 3-Day Workshop, Mar 17-19

All Levels Surrealist Workshop Join artist Cal Rice in this three day intensive workshop focusing on surrealist drawing and painting. Starting with the technique of “automatic drawing” we will explore the ways in which artists...

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In Person: Explorations in Collage

Instructor: Deb Drummond
Dates: 2-Day Workshop, Sat + Sun, Mar 25 + 26

All Level Collage Workshop 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...

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Online: Sketch to Paint in the Alla Prima Style

Instructor: Emily Passman
Dates: 6-Week Class, Monday Afternoons, Mar 27 - May 1

All Level Drawing and Painting Class 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 breakthrough fears about...

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In Person: Cut. Paste. Construct. The Figure.

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: 2-Day Weekend Workshop, Apr 1 + Apr 2

All Level Multi-media Workshop This weekend workshop will explore the figure through collage and sculpture. Working from a clothed model, artists will experiment with the potential of humble materials like paper and cardboard, and will...

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ONLINE: Beginning Painting STARTS TUESDAY!

Instructor: Jill Pottle
Dates: 6-Week Class, Tuesday Mornings, Apr 4 - May 16 (no class Apr 18)

Acrylic and Oil Painting Class for Beginners Learn the basics of painting in Acrylics and/or Oil. This weekly online class is designed for beginners, those returning after a hiatus, and those who want to explore...

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In Person: Capturing the Light en Plein Air (Spring Session)

Instructor: Caleb Stone
Dates: 7-Week Class, Tuesdays, Apr 4 - May 16

Intermediate to Advanced Plein Air Painting Capture the beauty of early spring in Concord while painting outdoors with master plein air painter, Caleb Stone. Colorful specimen trees, Walden Pond and the surrounding woodlands, sweeping marshes,...

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In Person: Printing Without a Press

Instructor: Deb Drummond
Dates: 1-Day Workshop, Apr 8

Intro to Gel Plate Printing Workshop Gel plate printing is a low cost and accessible monotype printing process that is ideal for creating papers for collage, bookmaking, cards or journaling as well as a final...

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In Person: Encaustics Workshop

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora
Dates: 3-Day Weekend Workshop, Apr 14 - 16

All Levels Welcome Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number...

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Online: Drawing Faces

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: 2-Day Weekend Workshop, Apr 15 + 16

In this online weekend art retreat, we’ll focus on drawing people. We’ll draw from photos, some supplied and others we might find for ourselves—people who are well known and those we’ve never seen before. Not...

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Evening Class, NEW

In Person: Evening Printmaking Sampler

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six-Week Class, Mondays April 17 - May 22 from 6 - 9pm

All Levels Welcome 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...

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In Person: Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Coco Berkman
Dates: 3-Day Weekend Workshop, Apr 28 - Apr 30

All Level Intensive Printmaking Workshop “My process as a printmaker always begins with a drawing. I will rework a drawing, cutting it up with scissors and taping it back together many times. If my drawing...

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In Person: Discover Drawing through Printmaking

Instructor: Joyce Silverstone
Dates: 3-Day Weekend Workshop, May 5 - 7

All Level Monotype Printmaking Workshop During this workshop, we will explore using monotype methods to approach printing a plate with repeatable elements. Teaching will highlight how to make and print a drypoint plate with time...

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IN PERSON: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One Day Saturday Workshop May 6, 10am-4pm

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: Drawing as Meditation

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: 3-Day Weekend Workshop, May 19-21

All Levels of Experience Meditation and drawing practices can be profoundly grounding. Weaving these practices together creates tactile, immediate ways to arrive in the present. In this weekend workshop, basic meditation techniques and expressive drawing...

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In Person: Sculptural Painting

Instructor: Adria Arch
Dates: 4-Day Workshop, May 25 - 28

All level painting into sculpture workshop In this intensive workshop, we’ll explore the sculptural possibilities of paper, cardboard and lightweight plastic, and then use acrylic paints to see how color can enhance and add meaning...

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NEW

In Person: Character Design for Children’s Books

Instructor: Katia Wish
Dates: Two Day Weekend Workshop, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Through a variety of exercises, students will learn basic anatomy and movements of children and animals. They will apply their observational skills into developing unique, believable and appealing characters suitable for children’s books. The emphasis...

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IN PERSON: Get Ready to Exhibit!

Instructor: Ron Rosenstock
Dates: One Day, Saturday June 24, 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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IN PERSON: Watercolor Intensive Workshop

Instructor: Marjorie Glick
Dates: Week-Long Workshop (Mon-Fri): July 24 - 28, 10am - 3:00pm

Color, as it is used in watercolor and as a tool for expression, will be the focus of this workshop. Through individual mentoring, you will clarify your vision and intent by exploring how you see,...

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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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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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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 STARTS NEXT WED, 11/2!

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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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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Full

IN PERSON: Shape + Form: Draw, Paint, Collage & Construct (FULL)

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Three Day Weekend Workshop: Nov 11-13, Fri + Sat 10:30a-4p, Sun 12p-4p

We encounter shapes everywhere and all the time. In this weekend workshop, participants will explore shape and form through drawings, paintings, collages, and cardboard constructions. Prior to the workshop, artists will create a personal “diary...

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Full

IN PERSON: Print Room Orientation Workshop (FULL)

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

Did you know that our Print Studio is available to rent for just $10/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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ART NIGHT!, Full

IN PERSON: Art Night, Acrylic Painting (FULL)

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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Full

IN PERSON: Explorations in Collage (FULL)

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 STARTS MONDAY!

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Week-Long Workshop: Mon - Fri, Dec 5 - 9, 12pm - 2pm

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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Full

ONLINE: Painting From Photos: A Different Approach to Seeing (FULL)

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!, Full

IN PERSON: Art Night, Zen Enso Circles (FULL)

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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Full

IN PERSON: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond (FULL)

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One Day Saturday Workshop Dec 10, 10am-4pm

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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Full

Online: Drawing Life at Home (FULL)

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: 2-Day Weekend Workshop, Jan 7 + 8

All level drawing workshop, beginners welcome! In this online weekend art retreat, we’ll sink into drawing our life at home—the objects and the scenes. We’ll use stick charcoal, colored pencils, crayons, and watercolor to explore...

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Beginners Welcome!

Online: Beginning Painting

Instructor: Jill Pottle
Dates: 5-Week Class, Tuesday Mornings, Jan 10 - Feb 7

Beginner level painting class Learn the basics of painting in acrylics and/or oil. This weekly online class is designed for beginners, those returning after a hyatus, and those who want to explore a new medium...

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Full

In Person: Drawing Explorations! (FULL)

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: 6-Week Class, Wednesday Afternoons, Jan 11 - Feb 15

All level drawing class, beginners welcome! In this class, we’ll explore drawing in several different ways to grow our skills and go where we haven’t been before. We’ll use stick charcoal, crayons, colored pencils, watercolor...

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Full

In Person: Encaustics Workshop (FULL)

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora
Dates: 3-Day Weekend Workshop, Jan 13 - 15

All Levels Welcome Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number...

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Full

Online: Drawing from Nature in Winter (FULL)

Instructor: Helen Byers
Dates: 2-Day Weekend Workshop, Jan 14 + 15

All Levels  Winter is the perfect season to celebrate the muted hues and forms in nature. Join us in this workshop to refine your drawing skills, focused on an interesting rock, winter twig, or seedpod...

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Full

In Person: Gyokatu Fish Printing (FULL)

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: 1-Day Workshop, Jan 22

Fun, hands-on one-day workshop! In this one-day workshop, Carolyn Letvin will teach the process of making and enhancing prints made from fish. Originating from Japan in the mid-1800s, Gyotaku prints are a form of nature...

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In Person: Color + Spontaneity + Layering = Watercolor

Instructor: Majorie Glick
Dates: 10-Week Class, Wednesdays, Jan 25 - Apr 5 (NO CLASS 2/22)

All Levels Watercolor Class Transparency and flow are unique to watercolor. It is a balancing act between spontaneity and control. Delve deeper into the qualities and techniques that make a watercolor, a watercolor. New lessons...

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