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  • Experimental Pastel with Collage- The Landscape with Jill Pottle
    August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Doing the landscape in collage is a great way to learn how to simplify shapes and ideas. The summer time will give up beautiful subject matter to work from. This is a studio class but we can use our most recent pictures of the local landscape as concepts. Students will explore the direct color medium (more…)

  • Finding Your Uniqueness Within a Painting
    September 6, 2018 - October 4, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

It is important to find your own ‘voice’ within a painting. With a combination of lecture, demos, and hands-on individualized teaching, Rosalie Sidoti will share techniques, tips, and tricks to best achieve your goal, whatever that might be.  Rosalie will guide through your artistic journey to create work that is individual and singular to you. (more…)

  • Big Loose & Easy Watercolor Flowers
    September 15, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

One of Dustan’s most popular watercolor workshops, this workshop celebrates the brilliant color and transparent freedom of the medium of watercolor.  Easy steps and clear artistic goals help the workshop participant create a painting that is personal and expressive. Dustan’s extensive experience as a teacher and workshop leader assure a positive, supportive atmosphere for all (more…)

  • Purely Pastels - Clouds and Skies
    September 24, 2018 - October 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 6-week session of pastel classes will focus on painting clouds and the ever-changing sky. We will concentrate on deconstruction cloud formations and the importance of atmospheric perspective & its effects on clouds and sky.  Small demonstrations will be provided throughout the session, as well as plenty of personal instruction.  Experience with pastel recommended.  Class (more…)

  • Purely Pastels
    September 24, 2018 - October 29, 2018
    12:30 pm - 2:30 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…)

  • Explore Watercolor Painting
    September 26, 2018 - October 31, 2018
    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…)

  • Fundamental of Drawing
    September 28, 2018 - November 2, 2018
    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…)

  • Fundamental of Drawing 2
    September 28, 2018 - November 2, 2018
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fundamentals of Drawing Level II (for students with Level 1 experience) With Susan Spellman For those who have already taken the Fundamentals of Drawing I class or who have previous drawing experience, this 6 week class will continue to build on skills learned, and to explore aspects of realist drawings from life and occasionally from (more…)

  • Workshop: Introduction to Encaustic Painting
    October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio course introduces participants of all levels to encaustic painting using a heated palette and encaustic wax medium. This course will provide demonstrations and opportunities to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox (more…)

  • Workshop: Introduction to Encaustic Painting
    November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This hands on studio workshop will offer participants a deeper understanding of encaustic painting through color mixing, translucency and layering, texturizing, paint application and mark-making techniques, as well as encaustic monotype printing.  Students are encouraged develop and explore their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on multiple panels or on a larger scale. It is a (more…)


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Gallery email:  naa@newburyportart.org
Gallery phone:  (978) 465-8769
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 11a.m.-5p.m. & Sunday 1-5p.m.  Closed Monday