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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…)

  • Art of Business: Getting Started
    October 12, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Why: If you want to sell your art, people have to know you exist. What is the best way to make that happen? How to do it on the cheap? How do you even get started? What do you have to do? Who: Artists who are ready to start selling their work. Artists who (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…)

  • Introduction to Encaustic Painting
    November 2, 2017 - November 16, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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…)


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