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Classes and Workshops



  • Face and Figure: Portrait and Figure Drawing from a clothed model
    September 22, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Looking for a way to hone your figure drawing skills? This 6-week class will feature a clothed model each week. Students may use their choice of working solely on the portrait or drawing the whole figure.  There will be a short demo at the start of class each week which will cover one aspect of (more…)

  • Purely Pastel
    September 25, 2017 - November 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 6-week session of pastel classes will focus on painting the landscape from photos.  We will concentrate on all of the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding the value scale and how to use it to create different moods in your paintings.  Participants will develop several different preliminary value/color studies to guide them (more…)

  • Individualized Instruction in a Group Setting
    September 25, 2017 - October 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

With individualized instruction, Rosalie Sidoti will tailor her teaching based on the personal objectives of each student’s goals and needs. aFrom advanced to beginner painter, Rosalie will guide you on how to choose your own palette and help take the mystery out of color mixing. Students will reach a greater understanding color and light and (more…)

  • North Shore Plein Air Painting
    September 27, 2017 - November 1, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Open marshland, dunes, the Merrimac river and fields of black cows. Come paint the celebrated landscape of the North Shore. Emphasis is on direct observation, composition and the crucial idea that a painting is a series of abstract relationships. We will paint floral still life inside at the Byfield Community Arts Center if weather is (more…)

  • Exploring Watercolor Painting
    September 27, 2017 - November 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

For Beginner and Intermediate level Here is an opportunity to explore the medium of watercolors! This class will cover the basics plus more. Explore the materials and tools (paint, paper, brushes), setting up your palette, and learning to do washes and glazes, wet into wet, and other techniques. Each class will cover a subject or (more…)

  • Mixed Media
    September 28, 2017 - November 2, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

This is an exciting course for the beginner and artists with experience to open the door further and broaden individual creativity. We will explore the many ways to use tools, materials, and method combinations. Demonstrations of techniques will be given throughout, and considering the amount of experimentation and discovery, I’m sure we will all share (more…)

  • Exploring Abstract Painting
    September 28, 2017 - November 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to try abstract painting or further develop your current abstract painting style?  In this class we will  use your existing skills, interests and knowledge to tap into your unique creative processes and develop your own abstract language.  This class will be a safe environment within which you will be encouraged take (more…)

  • Hands-on 3D Sculpture
    September 28, 2017 - October 19, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creating sculptures isn’t nearly as complicated as you might imagine! Over 4 interactive sessions, through demos and images, you’ll learn a bit of sculptural history, different mediums, methods, and techniques used by 3-D visual artists for thousands of years to make various sculptural forms that we see in museums, galleries, and pubic art exhibits. We’ll (more…)

  • Fundamentals of Drawing 1
    September 29, 2017 - November 3, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

DRAW!  This 6 week class will focus on the fundamental techniques and concepts of representational and expressive drawing. Students will explore the basic building blocks of a great drawing; line and tone, values, positive and negative space, perspective and proportion. Other fundamentals will be taught such as understanding different drawing tools, different techniques for creating (more…)

  • iPhone Photography
    October 26, 2017 - November 16, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“The iPhone has become the most ubiquitous camera in the world, yet the majority of users don’t appreciate all the capabilities the camera provides. This class will provide lessons covering the fundamentals and use of the iPhone camera’s features and settings, good photography skills and techniques, processing of captured images, and a review of some (more…)


Please check back often as additional class details are finalized and registrations open.

Weekly Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing with Live Model

Group meets every Wednesday at the NAA, 7-9:30pm

Life Drawing Image
Fees:  $8 members, $10 non-members
Student Rates:  $5 members, $7 non-members

Group leader is Gordon Przybyla.
Contact Gordon  for more information.

Annual group show at the NAA