Classes

Fall Semester 2017

Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Dates: September 14, 2017 – January 25, 2018
Days: Thursdays (no class on the weeks of Nov. 20, Dec. 18, or Dec. 24)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $240.00

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! Register now!


Pastel Studios I & II
Instructor: Becky Clark
Dates: September 14 – December 21
Days: Thursdays (no class on Thanksgiving, November 23)
Studio I: currently full
Studio II: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: $294.00 plus $25.00 for supplies

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. Register now!


Clay and More
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: September 18, 2017 – January 22, 2018
Days: Mondays (no class on Oct. 9, Jan. 15, and the weeks of Nov. 20, Dec. 18, or Dec. 24)
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Cost: $210.00 plus $10.00 for supplies

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. Register now!


Write Your First Short Story
Instructor: Amy Laprade
Dates: September 19, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Days: Tuesdays (no class on the weeks of Nov. 20, Dec. 18, or Dec. 24)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages: 11 – 15
Cost: $240.00

In this fun, hands-on, generative writing class, students will learn the basics of short fiction writing in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere that honors imagination and creative risk-taking over scholastic ability. For each of the first thirteen weeks, we will explore literary devices used in stories through a series of writing activities. Students will have the opportunity to meet other young writers and to share their work in a safe, encouraging setting. During the last three weeks of class, students will begin compiling all that they’ve learned and will begin, with the help of the instructor, constructing what will become their first complete story.

All genres, voices, and writing styles are encouraged. No previous workshop experience necessary. No previous awards or publications needed to join. Just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity! Students will also need pens and notebooks. They will have the option to bring their laptops. Register now!


Travel Watercolor Sketching: Fall Foliage
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Dates: October 14 – 15
Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $120.00

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. Register now!

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


Watercolor Painting: Tips, Tricks, and More
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Dates: November 4 – 5
Days: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $130.00

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! Register now!

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