Classes & Workshops

 From accomplished artists to those just beginning or seeking to try something new, Concord Art has classes and workshops for everyone. Our faculty—painters, photographers, mixed media artists, and more—are among the best at their creative focus and instruction. Albright Art, located around the corner from Concord Art on Main Street offers a 10% discount on all supplies purchases at their store for Concord Art members.

NOTE: If a class or workshop is marked FULL, please feel free to reach out to lisapohl@concordart.org to inquire about the class waitlist.

ONLINE: Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy
Dates: Two-Day Workshop June 26 + 27

The workshop embraces the importance of a regular painting practice. Lean a quick, decisive painting process and a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Let’s create a daily painting habit that works for you....

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IN PERSON: Painting with Critique

Instructor: George Nick
Dates: Two-Day Workshop June 26 + 27

Come work in Concord with the instruction and critique of renowned painter George Nick. Spend the day working independently through the day’s assignments and gather together after work time to critique and discuss the work...

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ONLINE: Experimental Drawing

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Five-Week Class July 6 - Aug 3

Every drawing is a self-portrait of its maker, a record of temperament, mood, and response to the world that is as unique as a signature. Beginning with simple mark-making, we’ll engage our sense of curiosity...

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ONLINE: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Two-Day Workshop July 10 + 11

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: Plein Air From Our Patio and On Site!

Instructor: Emily Passman
Dates: Five-Day Workshop July 12 - 16

You want to paint representationally, but with an expressionistic flair... Set up an easel or drawing-board on your lap on the beautiful patio at Concord Art in Concord Center. The steep hill behind the patio offers a canvas...

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IN PERSON: Narrative Mending

Instructor: Karen Stevens
Dates: Two-Day Workshop July 16 + 17

Using our most loved and worn garments as a canvas, we will explore new ways to continue the story of cloth through mending. Over time our clothing takes on its own narrative, through the repetitive...

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IN PERSON: Landscape Painting

Instructor: Keith Morris Washington
Dates: Three-Day Workshop July 23 - 25

Join Keith Morris Washington for a three-day workshop painting in and around Concord. Students will meet at Concord Art at 11am on the first day and caravan to an off-site location. Students will dig into the...

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ONLINE: Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy
Dates: Two-Day Workshop July 24 + 25

The workshop embraces the importance of a regular painting practice. Lean a quick, decisive painting process and a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Let’s create a daily painting habit that works for you....

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IN PERSON: Painting Plein Air

Instructor: Ying Li
Dates: Five-Day Workshop Aug 2 - 6

In this workshop students will explore techniques and concepts in landscape painting with emphasis on individual development of style and theme. We will investigate various approaches to representational and abstract painting, and the metaphorical meaning...

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IN PERSON: Portrait Drawing From Life in Charcoal

Instructor: Cyrus Whittier
Dates: Six-Week Class Sept 7 - Oct 12

A portrait is one of the most varied, changing, and interesting subjects in the visual arts! In this class, students will work with vine sticks, compressed charcoal, sanguine and white chalk on tinted paper and...

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ONLINE: The Not-So-Still Life

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Five-Week Class Sept 7 - Oct 5

When is a still life not so still? When it moves into three dimensions and is capable of infinite change. This five-week class will begin with students constructing their own arrangement of objects with papier-mâché...

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IN PERSON/HYBRID: What Is In Front Of You

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Five-Week Class Sept 7 - Oct 5

The process of simplifying the three dimensional world to create a drawing or painting is one of the most absorbing and exciting adventures we can have.  It can definitely be helpful to have a guide...

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IN PERSON: Color and Light for Watercolorists

Instructor: Marjorie Glick
Dates: Ten-Week Class Sept 29 - Dec 1

Delve into all things watercolor and make your paintings come alive through a studied approach to depicting color and light. Students will work on any nature subject(s) of their choosing and will re-imagine it using...

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ONLINE: Explore Contemporary Art: Break New Ground

Instructor: Adria Arch
Dates: Eight-Week Class Oct 6 - Nov 24

Contemporary art can be mystifying, but it doesn’t have to be!  Each week we’ll see work by a different artist and learn about their inspiration, process, and technique.  Then we’ll create our own response to the work,...

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ONLINE: Alchemy of Color I

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: Six-Week Class Oct 12 - Nov 16

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.” -Hans Hoffman In these classes we will study the language of color and each pigment’s personality to build a personal palette.  Enhance...

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IN PERSON: Capturing the Light en Plein Air

Instructor: Caleb Stone
Dates: 7-Week Class Oct 18 - Nov 29

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, peaceful riverside scenes, Sleepy Hollow and the...

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IN PERSON/HYBRID: Approaches to the Figure

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Five-Week Class Oct 19 - Nov 23

Our subject will be a live model on video, some filmed models and some inspiring works of art. Using both drawing and painting media we’ll practice different approaches which will focus your attention on simplifying the...

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IN PERSON: Encaustics Workshop

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora
Dates: Two-Day Workshop November 6+7

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 of possibilities for...

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IN PERSON: Gyokatu Fish Printing

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: One-Day Workshop December 4

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 printing, believed to have...

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ONLINE: Breaking Through to Fearless Abstraction

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Five-Day Workshop: Dec 6 - 10

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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IN PERSON: Get Ready to Exhibit!

Instructor: Ron Rosenstock
Dates: One-Day Workshop December 11

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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