Classes + Workshops

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All classes and workshops are In Person unless noted otherwise.

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Image: Kimberly Stoney, Winter Pond, Posca pens, 20 x 20

Upcoming Classes

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Drawing Comics about Everyday Life

Instructor: Katia Wish
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Mar 1 - Saturday Mar 2, 10am - 3pm

Do you pay attention to the humor, richness, and complexity of everyday life? Do funny phrases that you or other people say catch your attention? Do you have challenging experiences that you would like to...

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Full

Working With Woodcuts: An Introduction

Instructor: Charley Norris
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Mar 2, 10am - 4pm

Woodcuts are historically one of the original relief print making mediums. Once used primarily as a means of providing integral illustrations alongside typeface in printed books, the woodcut evolved into a legitimate medium of creative...

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Full

Online: Drawing from Nature in Winter

Instructor: Helen Byers
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Saturday Mar 2 - Sunday Mar 3, 12pm - 4pm

All levels welcome; some drawing experience is helpful. 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...

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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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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Mar 8)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Friday Mar 8, 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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Full

Photo Transfer Workshop

Instructor: Nancy Roberts
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Mar 9, 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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Wonders of Gel Plate Printing

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney + Cathy Karp
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Mar 15 - Saturday Mar 16, 10am - 3pm

Gel plate printing is an accessible monotype printing process—no press required! It is a versatile and experimental process for creating papers for collage, bookmaking, cards, journaling, as well producing monotypes. Printing in this way naturally...

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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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Full

Approaches to the Figure

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Six-Week Class: Tuesdays Mar 19 - Apr 23, 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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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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Full

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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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Mar 22)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Friday Mar 22, 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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Full

Abstracting the Mundane: Crafting Collages from Everyday Life

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Mar 23, 10am - 4pm

Come explore the hidden beauty in everyday moments through the magic of collage art.  In “Abstracting the Mundane,” we’ll create and use our colorful, semi-transparent, and patterned papers to compose unique vibrant collages inspired by images from...

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On Site: Capturing the Light en Plein Air

Instructor: Caleb Stone
Dates: Seven-Week Class: Tuesdays Mar 26 - May 14, 10am - 3pm (No class 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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Full

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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Full

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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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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Past Classes

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Creating with Color: An Introduction to Abstract Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Sep 23, 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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Drawing Explorations!

Instructor: Cat Bennett
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays Sep 27 - Nov 1, 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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Full

Seven Apples, Seven Ways

Instructor: Multiple instructors
Dates: Seven-Week Class: Tuesdays Oct 3 - Nov 14, 10am - 1pm

Are you interested in a new approach to seeing or making? Trying a new medium? Working with a new teacher? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you!...

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Full

Online: Riffing on the Past

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays Oct 4 - Nov 8, 12pm - 3pm

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

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Printmaking Sampler

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays Oct 5 - Nov 9, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

All levels welcome.  This workshop introduces students to a variety of printmaking methods that can be used to communicate ideas in different ways. Each day we will introduce a different technique: drypoint, collagraph, linocut, woodcut,...

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Online: Alchemy of Color I

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: Six-Week Class: Wednesdays Oct 18 - Nov 29, 10am - 1pm (No class Nov 22)

All levels welcome. “I am always trying to get to the danger point in color…” -Wolf Kahn We will study the language of color and each pigment’s personality in order to build a personal palette....

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Collage as a Way of Seeing

Instructor: Caryl Hull Leavitt
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Oct 27 - Oct 29, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

In this in-person workshop, we will focus on shape, color, and pattern, looking to the works of old masters as inspiration for our collages. We will go through the whole collaging process from painting papers,...

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2 SPOTS LEFT!

Wonders of Gel Plate Printing

Instructor: Deb Drummond
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Nov 3 - Saturday Nov 4, 10am - 3pm

Gel plate printing is an accessible monotype printing process—no press required! It is a versatile and experimental process for creating papers for collage, bookmaking, cards, journaling, as well producing monotypes. Printing in this way naturally...

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Full

Knives Out! Painting with the Palette Knife

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Seven-Week Class: Mondays Nov 6 - Dec 18, 10am - 1pm

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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Full

Botanical Prints

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Wednesday Nov 8, 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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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Nov 10)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Friday Nov 10, 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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Full

Developing Personal Imagery with Monoprinting

Instructor: Rhoda Rosenberg
Dates: One Day Workshop: Saturday, November 11, 10am-4pm

We will start with the basic techniques of monoprinting: mixing inks, hand wiping, rolling, overprinting, using multiple plates and colors and then move on to experiment with some new techniques!  Monoprints are variations within a series...

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Full

Explorations in Collage

Instructor: Deb Drummond
Dates: Five-Week Class: Tuesdays Nov 21 - Dec 19, 10am - 1pm

All levels welcome. Collage is the perfect medium to open yourself to new ways of seeing while exploring personal expression. Working with materials close at hand makes decisions more immediate, instinctual, on-the-fly, and aids in...

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Watercolor Painting from Photographs Intensive Workshop

Instructor: Richard Denzer
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Dec 1 - Dec 3, Friday + Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Dec 7)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Thursday Dec 7, 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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Full

Observing, Altering, and Transforming

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Dec 8 - Dec 10, 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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Full

Creating with Color: An Introduction to Abstract Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Jan 12, 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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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Jan 13)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Saturday Jan 13, 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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Full

Color Bootcamp

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Jan 19 - Saturday Jan 20, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome.  Color is magic… until it’s mud. This workshop will introduce techniques to help you navigate color with expressive discipline. Guided exercises will include tinting and shading, value relationships, neutralizing with complementary colors,...

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Full

Knives Out! Painting with the Palette Knife

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Six-Week Class: Mondays Jan 22 - Mar 11, 10am - 1pm (No class Feb 5, Feb 19)

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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Full

Color Theory for Printmaking

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Tuesday Jan 23 - Thursday Jan 25, 12pm - 3pm

Why is color theory important, and how can we use it to improve our work? How do we achieve vibrant colors, textures, and dynamic mark-making in printmaking? Can we do all this and more using...

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Full

Pastels + the Color of Snow

Instructor: Janet Schwartz
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Tuesday Jan 23 - Wednesday Jan 24, 10am - 3pm

This workshop will explore the complexity and quiet beauty of winter and snow, focusing on the principles of value and composition. We will explore the impact of colors, shadow, and light during the winter season....

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Jump Start Your Creative Process

Instructor: Martha Wakefield
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Jan 26, 10am - 4pm

All levels welcome. Please note the class registration fee covers the cost of materials that will be provided to students. This one-day workshop invites artists to jump start their creative practice and return to making...

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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Jan 27)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Saturday Jan 27, 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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Full

Approaches to the Figure

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Six-Week Class: Tuesdays Jan 30 - Mar 5, 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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Online: Observational Drawing – The Basics

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: Six-Week Class: Tuesdays Jan 30 - Mar 5, 6pm - 9pm

“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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Full

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: Breaking Through to Fearless Abstraction II

Instructor: Amy Wynne
Dates: Five-Week Class: Thursdays Feb 1 - Feb 29, 10am - 12pm

All levels welcome.  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 asking, “Now what?” Through a...

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Full

Printmaking Studio Basics

Instructor: Brooke Lambert
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Thursday Feb 1, 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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Full

Reading the Lines of the Land

Instructor: Katherine Downey Miller
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays Feb 1 - Mar 7, 10am - 1pm

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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Full

Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Ron Krouk
Dates: Six-Week Class: Thursdays Feb 1 - Mar 7, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Do you want to try oil painting for the first time or review and build on experience you have? Oils are perhaps the most forgiving of media and allow incredible flexibility in how they are...

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Full

Painting with the Palette Knife from the Model

Instructor: Ruth Scotch
Dates: Three-Day Workshop: Feb 2 - Feb 4, 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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Painting with Wool

Instructor: Kara Patrowicz
Dates: Two-Day Workshop: Friday Feb 9 - Saturday Feb 10, 10am - 4pm

Wool felting is the process of meshing animal fleece fibers into a matted piece of fabric with soap, hot water, and agitation. It features fascinating history and lore about its origins, from nomadic Mongolian tribes...

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Full

Model Session with Live Model (Feb 21)

Dates: Five-Hour Session: Wednesday Feb 21, 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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ONE SPOT LEFT!

The White Line Woodcut and Beyond

Instructor: Kate Hanlon
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Friday Feb 23, 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

Creating with Color: An Introduction to Abstract Collage

Instructor: Kimberly Stoney
Dates: One-Day Workshop: Saturday Feb 24, 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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Full

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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Sculpture by Markus Haala