Classes + Workshops

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All classes and workshops are In Person unless noted otherwise.

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Image: Ruth Scotch, Hopper House, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Upcoming Classes

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Embrace the Practice – Daily Painting

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Jun 22, 10am - 4pm

The Daily Painting workshop embraces the painting process and the importance of a regular practice as a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Using acrylic or oil, students will discover approaches to simplifying the...

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Printmaking Studio Basics

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Tuesday Jun 25, 12pm - 3pm

This workshop is suitable for beginners and can be adjusted for all levels of experience. All materials will be provided. Once members have completed this workshop, you will be eligible to rent Concord Art’s Print...

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Botanical Prints

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Wednesday Jun 26, 11am - 4pm

In this class, you will learn to make unique and colorful botanical prints. Students will collaborate to make prints together and also make unique prints of their own using botanical and naturally found materials: leaves,...

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Photo Transfer

Instructor: Nancy Roberts
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Thursday Jun 27, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. I will be introducing you to the photo transfer process that I love! You will learn how to transfer your photos to printmaking paper to create unique, often surprising imagery. I will...

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Observing, Altering, and Transforming

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Jun 28 - Jun 30, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

In this weekend workshop, we will make paintings, drawings, and collages based on direct observation of a visually exciting arrangement of still life objects. Exercises will hone our ability to see, but also encourage our...

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Model Session with Live Model (Jul 2)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Tuesday Jul 2, 10am - 3pm

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses with at least...

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Printmaking Sampler

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Four-Day Workshop: Monday Jul 8 - Thursday Jul 11, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. Please note the class registration fee includes a $120 materials fee. All materials will be provided to students. This workshop introduces students to a variety of printmaking methods that can be used...

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Painting with the Palette Knife from the Model

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Jul 12 - Jul 14, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Want to take your painting to the next level? Try painting with the palette knife instead of a brush. You will get clean color, beautiful texture, and deeper space with very little blending, if any....

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Model Session with Live Model (Jul 16)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Tuesday Jul 16, 10am - 3pm

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses with at least...

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Creating with Color: An Introduction to Abstract Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Thursday Jul 18, 10am - 4pm

Explore the world of abstract collage-making. We’ll use colorful, transparent, and patterned papers to layer and compose our collages on paper substrates. Through playful experimentation with color, value, and composition, you’ll create dynamic abstract collages...

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Get Ready to Exhibit!

Instructor: Ron Rosenstock
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Jul 19, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. Learn how to prepare your artwork for an exhibition! We’ll cover topics like choosing a theme for your show, effective editing, pricing your work, and finding a venue in which to exhibit....

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Drawing as Meditation

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Jul 20 - Jul 21, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

All levels welcome. 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 prompts...

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Plein Air Painting at Concord Art

Instructor: Emily Passman
Dates: Five-Day Workshop: Monday Jul 22 - Friday Jul 26, 10am - 2pm

Designed for painters who want to paint representationally, but with an expressionistic flair… Set up your easel or drawing-board on your lap, nearby to the comforts of Concord Art. Join me in drawing and painting...

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Printmaking Studio Basics

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Jul 27, 12pm - 3pm

This workshop is suitable for beginners and can be adjusted for all levels of experience. All materials will be provided. Once members have completed this workshop, you will be eligible to rent Concord Art’s Print...

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Color + Spontaneity + Layering = Watercolor Intensive

Instructor: Marjorie Glick
Dates: Five-Day Workshop: Monday Jul 29 - Friday Aug 2, 10am - 3pm

All levels welcome. 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 on...

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Model Session with Live Model (Aug 3)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Saturday Aug 3, 10am - 3pm

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses with at least...

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Knives Out! Painting with the Palette Knife Intensive

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Four-Day Workshop: Tuesday Aug 6 - Friday Aug 9, 10am - 3pm

All levels welcome. Want to take your painting to the next level? Try painting with the palette knife instead of a brush. You will get clean color, beautiful texture, and deeper space with very little...

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Gyokatu Fish Printing

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Aug 10, 10am - 4pm

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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Past Classes

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Color + Spontaneity + Layering = Watercolor

Instructor: Marjorie Glick
Dates: Ten-Week Class: Wednesdays Jan 31 - Apr 10, 10am - 1pm (No class Feb 21)

All levels welcome. 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 on...

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Online: Riffing on the Past

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays Feb 28 - Apr 3, 12pm - 3pm

In this six-week online class, we will engage with the history of art through the making of collages, paintings, drawings, and paper sculptures. We will not make copies of masterpieces. Instead, creative processes and concepts...

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Printmaking Sampler

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six-Week Class: Mondays Mar 4 - Apr 8, 6pm - 9pm

All levels welcome. Please note the class registration fee covers the cost of materials that will be provided to students. This workshop introduces students to a variety of printmaking methods that can be used to...

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Knives Out! Painting with the Palette Knife

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Six-Week Class: Mondays Mar 18 - Apr 29, 10am - 1pm (No class Apr 15)

All levels welcome. Want to take your painting to the next level? Try painting with the palette knife instead of a brush. You will get clean color, beautiful texture, and deeper space with very little...

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Drawing Explorations!

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays Mar 20 - Apr 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

All levels 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 paint, and even...

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The Unique Image: Intuitive Painting with Acrylics

Instructor: Kathy DeFlice-Secor
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays Mar 21 - Apr 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

In this six-week class, Kathy will guide you to thoughtfully explore your unique imagery and tap into your intuition. Through a series of exercises, demonstrations, and critique, you will be encouraged to explore your imagination...

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On Site: Capturing the Light en Plein Air

Instructor: Caleb Stone
Dates: Seven-Week Class: Tuesdays Mar 26 - May 28, 10am - 3pm (No class Apr 23, Apr 30, May 7)

Plein air painting in historic Concord, MA! Capture the beauty of 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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Tablescape: Observation and Interpretation

Instructor: Caryl Hull Leavitt
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Mar 29, 10am - 4pm

In this one-day workshop, we will paint based on one tabletop set-up filled with an abundance of materials from which we can discover a variety of approaches and personal narratives. Exercises will vary from playing...

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Model Session with Live Model (Mar 30)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Saturday Mar 30, 10am - 3pm

All levels welcome. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses, with at least...

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Encaustics

Instructor: Tracy Spadafora
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Apr 5 - Apr 7, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 3pm

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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Printmaking Studio Basics

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Thursday Apr 11, 12pm - 3pm

Whether you are a first time printmaker or a seasoned professional artist, this class will get you set up with everything you need to know about how to print in Concord Art’s Print Studio. In...

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Big, Bold, and Beautiful Abstract Painting

Instructor: Adria Arch
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Apr 12 - Apr 14, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

In this three-day workshop, we’ll create a series of large acrylic works combining collage and painting techniques that will facilitate self-expression. We work large to allow our bodies to move, and we work rapidly to...

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The White Line Woodcut and Beyond

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Apr 19, 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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Model Session with Live Model (Apr 20)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Saturday Apr 20, 10am - 3pm

All levels welcome. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses, with at least...

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Online: The Object and the Artist

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Five-Week Class: Thursdays Apr 25 - May 30, 12pm - 3pm (No class May 2)

Inanimate objects have been a subject for artists throughout history. This five-week class will begin with students constructing their own collection of still life objects using everyday materials like paper and cardboard and simple techniques...

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Linoleum Printmaking

Instructor: Coco Berkman
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Apr 26 - Saturday Apr 27, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. Join printmaker Coco Berkman in a two-day intensive workshop exploring the magic of relief printmaking! We will be transferring a drawing onto a 10” x 10” linoleum plate, carving it with Japanese...

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Self Portraits in Pastels

Instructor: Janet Schwartz
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday May 3, 10am - 4pm

This one-day workshop will cover the basics of portrait painting using pastels. We will examine the proportions of the face, use values to create facial contours, and discover how to render your unique characteristics. Although...

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Independent Study: The Palette Knife

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Six-Week Independent Study: Mondays May 6 - Jun 17, 10am - 1pm (No class May 27)

This Independent Study welcomes students who have taken Ruth’s “Knives Out! Painting with the Palette Knife” or have some experience with the knife. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own subject matter with...

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Approaches to the Figure

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Six-Week Class: Tuesdays May 7 - Jun 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

All levels welcome. Our subjects are live models. Using both drawing and painting media, we’ll practice different approaches that focus your attention on simplifying the figure in space. Relying on observation, we’ll explore ways to...

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Watercolor Painting from Photographs

Instructor: Richard Denzer
Dates: Six-Week Class: Tuesdays May 7 - Jun 11, 6pm - 8:30pm

All levels welcome. A discussion of materials (paper, paint, brushes), composition and drawing, the three basic paint washes, the importance of values, color mixing strategies, masking, dry brush, and all sorts of tips and specialty...

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Adventures in Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays May 8 - Jun 12, 10am - 1pm

Paper, paint, and glue—the essential elements that come together in Adventures in Collage, a class designed for beginner to intermediate artists interested in experimenting with hands-on collage techniques aimed at creating visually dynamic compositions. Each...

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The Human Head: Observed Investigations

Instructor: Rick Fox
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Thursday May 9 - Saturday May 11, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome.

Three full days of translating the head through a variety of exercises in: pencil, charcoal, sculpture, collage, and paint. This workshop will emphasize understanding through observation and physicality of process.

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Painting with Aqua Oils

Instructor: Katherine Downey Miller
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays May 16 - Jun 20, 10am - 1pm

There is nothing quite like oil paint, but the toxins can get to be overpowering. Aqua oils provide an alternative to oil paint and look just like traditional oils. It’s possible to work with them...

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Observational Drawing – The Basics

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays May 16 - Jun 20, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

“Drawing is a form of probing. And the first generic impulse to draw derives from the human need to search, to plot points, to place things and to place oneself.” —John Berger In drawing, form...

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Figures in Space

Instructor: Caryl Hull Leavitt
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday May 17 - Saturday May 18, 10am - 4pm

Images of people are inherently interesting. But what makes one painting compelling and another something that you pass by? In this two-day painting workshop, we will focus on laying out dynamic compositions, placing the figure...

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Model Session with Live Model (May 24)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Friday May 24, 10am - 3pm

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses with at least...

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Plein Air Pastel Painting Made Easy

Instructor: Janet Schwartz
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday May 31 - Saturday Jun 1, 10am - 4pm

In this two-day workshop, we will take it outside to paint historic Concord architecture using pastels. Working directly from our surroundings, we will use techniques to capture the immediacy and beauty of the landscape around...

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Monotypes without a Press

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Wednesday Jun 5, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

This three-hour workshop will cover the process of making monotypes using litho pencils and Caran d’Ache water-soluble crayons—no press needed! Anyone who can make a mark can use this technique by drawing on Plexiglass and...

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Drawing Explorations! Intensive

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Jun 7 - Saturday Jun 8, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. In this two-day workshop, we’ll dive into drawing with pencils, markers, and paint. Our goal is to find and grow our own strengths and explore ways to expand our creative thinking. We’ll...

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Color Lab

Instructor: Elizabeth Thach
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Jun 14 - Saturday Jun 15, 10am - 4pm

This workshop will explore different optical color strategies that artists can use to maximize color in their work. Optical color mixing describes the phenomenon that occurs when two colors are placed next to each other...

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Model Session with Live Model (Jun 18)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Tuesday Jun 18, 10am - 3pm

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No instruction, just an opportunity to develop or sharpen your life drawing and painting skills with an artist’s model, nude or clothed. Each five-hour session will feature multiple poses with at least...

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Full

Creating with Color: An Introduction to Abstract Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Jun 21, 10am - 4pm

Explore the world of abstract collage-making. We’ll use colorful, transparent, and patterned papers to layer and compose our collages on paper substrates. Through playful experimentation with color, value, and composition, you’ll create dynamic abstract collages...

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Sculpture by Markus Haala