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  • Classic Atelier Strategies for Any Artist
    September 25, 2019 - November 13, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This class will teach time-tested classical atelier projects, useful for any artist, even those with no previous training. This “old made new again” approach to art training is very popular today. It can help any artist add valuable skills to his toolbox and can help improve accuracy in his work, no matter what style or (more…)

  • Intro to Encaustic Painting, Weekend Workshop
    October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019
    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…)

  • Finding Your Subject
    October 24, 2019 - November 14, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Longtime photojournalist Jim Vaiknoras will teach this 4 week class on visual story telling.  This class is geared toward the intermediate photographer and covers choosing a subject matter, developing and planning your project, as well as the best use of lighting and composition to build a narrative with single or multiple photos. Throughout the class, (more…)

  • Session 2: Fundamentals of Drawing, Level 2
    October 25, 2019 - November 15, 2019
    2:30 pm

For those who have already taken the Fundamentals of Drawing I class or who have previous drawing experience, this intermediate class will continue to build on skills learned, and explore aspects of realist drawings from life and occasionally from master drawings. We will be using still life, natural forms, plaster casts, and human beings when (more…)

  • Abstract Alchemy, Session 1
    November 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Abstract Alchemy, Session 2
    November 23, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract Alchemy is a 2 1/2 hour, hands-on workshop for painters of all levels who want to learn more about painting in the abstract style. We’ll explore abstract processes to answer the questions ‘Where Do We Start? How Do We Get There?’ We will experiment with approaches and methods as we transform color, shape, texture and (more…)


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

Open Studio Figure Study, Drop-in – Ongoing

Fees for the drop-in sessions are: $15 members (membership must be current), $18 non-members, $10 students* or seniors, *students under the age of 18 must complete a Permission Form as well as an Emergency Contact Form. For questions, contact Peter Kimmins at peter.kimmins@me.com

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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