Expand Your Life… Explore the Arts

Artspace Community Arts Center is an educational and creative space for people of all ages to learn about and engage with the artistic and musical communities in Greenfield, MA, and the larger Franklin County area.

Summer Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Beginning String Intensive

Monday, August 14, 2017 – Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For students who have never played violin or cello and would like to learn. This class is a requisite for all rising third graders who will be participating in Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools in the fall of 2017. Students will be introduced to their instrument, learn several songs, and get to know other students who will be participating in the Strings For Kids program. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends on Friday, August 18, in Energy Park at 11:30 am.

Pastel Studios I & II

Thursdays from September 14, 2017 – December 21, 2017
Pastel Studio I: currently full
Pastel Studio II: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This studio is for both experienced pastel artists as well as people new to the medium, or any art, for that matter. No experience necessary! We will have weekly topics that you may choose to follow, or spin off on your own work.

If you’re fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out some time to work with a new medium, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This class will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium.

For beginners and for those with drawing experience, the sessions will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks. They will also offer an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Experienced pastel artists may work on their own, with as much input and feedback as wanted.

Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color, and light. If you work from photographs or already have sketches or objects you wish to work with, please bring those along, and if you have your own materials you’re welcome to use them. All materials will be supplied.

Gallery Show: Assemblages by Andy Rothschild

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Thursday, October 5, 2017

Greenfield artist Andy Rothschild will be showcasing his art in the Artspace gallery from Monday, September 25, through Thursday, October 5. Check the gallery page on our website for future updates!

Travel Watercolor Sketching: Fall Foliage

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Fall foliage watercolor sketch weekend. We will travel to pumpkin patches, harvest stands, hay wagons, colorful trees, and more to learn the art of the watercolor sketch. Watercolor travel sketching is fun, not intimidating, and easy to learn. Anyone can do a quick sketch in a small journal with a pen and paints. Minimal materials needed.

Please note: Lunch will not be provided by Artspace; you must bring your own bag lunch.

Watercolor Painting: Tips, Tricks, and More

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Spend the weekend learning how to paint a watercolor with minimal brush work. Use sticks, salt, saran wrap, razor blades, onion bags, stamps, toothbrushes, and more to create a watercolor painting. It’s fun!

Please note: Lunch will not be provided by Artspace; you must bring your own bag lunch.

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