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.
Monday – Friday
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Upcoming and Ongoing Events
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for a fun (and slightly spooky) afternoon! Enjoy fall snacks, dance to Halloween music, play board games, and get creative with some arts and crafts. Be sure to wear your costume if you want to enter our costume contest!
Suggested donation of $5 per child to support Artspace’s art and music programs. Artspace is a nonprofit organization and donations from our community allow us to continue providing high quality arts education and opportunities in Franklin County.
Come with a team or by yourself – it’s $5 to play, with all proceeds going to support Artspace’s music and arts programs, including Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools. Please call The Gill Tavern at (413) 863-9006 to make a reservation.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this class, students will work with a variety of dry and wet media including paint, pencils, and charcoal. They will work from both life and their imaginations. The class will begin with a focus on black and white drawing using pencils, markers, and ink. As the weeks progress, color will slowly be introduced into our art projects, culminating in a final, long-term project involving colorful, mixed media collage!
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.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
There is nothing as wonderful as clay! It is responsive and feels good to touch. Learn pinchpot, coil, and slab handbuilding techniques to create sculptures of animals, people, and houses. Use real firing clay to create tiles, bowls, dishes, and teapots you can really use. Projects will reflect class interests.
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.