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2016/2017

Snowscapes in Pastel
with Robert Carsten
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Snowscapes of local scenes are our muse to create beautiful, wintry landscapes. Working from photos, we’ll explore composition, color, value, color temperature and more. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$75 members, $80 non-members

Painting the Winter Landscape in Watercolor
with Robert O’Brien
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Working from photos, students will learn to create a finished painting from a favorite winter subject. We will explore glazing techniques and the layering of subtle tints of snow, with an emphasis on value, composition, light and shadow. The instructor will demonstrate his approach and provide hands-on guidance to each student. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$70 members, $75 non-members


Early Spring Landscape in Pastel
with Robert Carsten
Saturday, March 11, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The early spring landscape offers subtle beauty in the tracery of trees and hints of budding color. We’ll explore composition, color, value, color temperature and more. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$75 members, $80 non-members
Your Choice of Bird
with Sue Carey
Saturday, March 4, 2017  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will make a 3- to 5-inch-tall bird ornament out of wool by needle felting and wet felting, which involve the matting and compressing of wool fibers. Students can choose to make one of three birds—chickadee, robin or snowy owl—and will go home with their own sculptured bird ornament. Students should bring scissors and an old towel. If you would like to make a different kind of bird, contact the instructor several days before class (suesmysercarey@hotmail.com).

$30 members, $35 non-members
$15 materials fee
The Art of Colored Pencils
with Josephine Habeski
Saturday, March 25, 2017  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will cover the basics of pencil drawing and the techniques to achieve rich contrasts, textures, patterns and reflections. You will learn how to achieve the results that work best for you, using a minimal selection of tools. Come explore this fun, versatile, portable art form! A materials list will be provided at registration.

$40 members, $45 non-members

Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor
with Robert O’Brien
Sunday, April 8, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition. We will focus on painting with a close-up reference of flowers in an artistic setting. The instructor will demonstrate the techniques, then students will paint while he provides hands-on guidance. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$70 members, $75 non-members


Turning Photos into Drawings and Watercolor Paintings with Christine Mix
Saturday, April 15, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to turn your favorite photos into your own drawings and/or watercolor paintings using the old masters’ grid method. Bring a color or black-and-white copy of your favorite photo or artwork (no originals because we will be drawing on them) and learn how to reduce or enlarge the image onto watercolor paper or watercolor board using a simple scale ruler and pencil. Once the image has been drawn and transferred, you’ll be able to paint or color it as you like. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$40 members, $45 non-members


Photographic Composition
with Stephen Whitaker 
Saturday, June 10, 2017  1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday, June 11, 2017  5:30 a.m. - noon

In this two-day workshop, we will explore the principles of composition, the concept of “visual weight,” how to choose what to include and omit, and how to use texture, shape, form, color and quality of light to create beautiful images that you will be thrilled to share no matter what kind of camera you use. We will spend a mix of time in the classroom and in the field, shooting around sunset and sunrise to get great quality of light—and finishing in time for a much-needed nap on Sunday! All levels are welcome, and we will work with whatever camera you have.

$140 members, $145 non-members

Contemporary Still Life in Pastel
with Robert Carsten
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 • 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Still life has long been an important genre in painting, from the Flemish painters to the Impressionists. In this workshop, we will explore contemporary ideas and composition for exciting new designs. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.

$75 members, $80 non-members

Penguin Favorite
with Sue Carey
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Penguins are adorable and come in a variety of breeds, including Gentoo, Rockhopper, King, Emperor and Chinstrap. In this workshop, we will make a 3- to 5-inch-tall penguin ornament out of wool by needle felting and wet felting, which involve the matting and compressing of wool fibers. Students will go home with their own penguin sculpture, whether it is a favorite breed or a generic penguin. Students should bring scissors and an old towel.

$30 members, $35 non-members
$15 materials fee


*More Sewing Creations Art Camp– Feb. 20, 21, 23, (2/24 bad weather day) 9:30 to 11:30
(Age 7 and up.) We’ll tie-dye fabric and then sew pillows from our beautiful cloth! $30. 

*Clay Art Camp - April 17, 18, 20 9:30 to 11:30
(age 7 and up) $30.

*Animation Art Camp– June 26 to 30 9 to 11:30 
(age 8 and up) $60. We’ll use stop motion animation to make a little movie. 


Art Camps taught by Melissa Post, Diane Kemble and others.
*Please pre-register for these workshops. Scholarships available.