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Classes and Workshops



  • Sculpting Animals in Oil-based Clay
    January 8, 2020 - February 26, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to sculpt animals with the Boston Greenway Carousel designer/sculptor Jeff Briggs.  Students will experience techniques of researching and sculpting their selected mammal.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals to gather research materials to understand the anatomy and spirit of their selected mammal. This 8 week class will be held at Mr. Briggs Studio (more…)

  • Drop-in Open Studio Drawing Workshops
    January 15, 2020 - March 6, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

January 15 – March 6 (No class February 5 and 7) Wednesday and Friday afternoons, 1-3:30p.m. With facilitator/instructor Susan Spellman Come work in a supportive and creative atmosphere in the media of your choice, either drawing materials or watercolor. Wednesdays will feature watercolor instruction and Fridays will feature drawing, but students are welcome to come (more…)

  • Advanced Beginner Oil Painting with J.C. Airoldi
    January 21, 2020 - March 24, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Beyond an introduction to materials and basic technique, this class explores the art of what goes into making a picture that expresses our thoughts about the world around us. We will expand our discussions to include creating a strong design, understanding light and atmosphere and training our eyes to simplify what we see before us. (more…)

  • Digital Photography Techniques and Practices
    February 20, 2020 - March 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 4-session workshop is based on two overriding premises. #1 Good photographs, even Great photographs, are made by the photographer, not the equipment. #2 The best Camera is the one you have with you. Whether your Camera is an iPhone/Smart Phone, a digital SLR or a digital point and shoot you need to understand the (more…)

  • Principles of Painting in Pastel or Oil
    March 9, 2020 - May 4, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A variety of principles will be explored in this workshop series.  This punch-card model allows students to purchase 6 classes, then choose from the 8 topics offered.  Each class will have a singular focus, but students are encouraged to work on individual projects during any class.  Pastel and Oil welcome.  Beginner + (with some previous (more…)

  • Oil Painting: Color, Composition, & Individuality
    March 12, 2020 - April 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Every artist looks to find his or her own style within a painting. Some artists paint very loosely and some prefer to paint tighter.  Any approach is key to finding your own voice. With a hands-on individualized teaching approach, Rosalie Sidoti will guide you through your artistic journey to create work that is singular to (more…)

  • Asian Brush Painting
    April 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meditations in Ink Workshop: Bamboo & Dragonfly Against a backdrop of meditative music, this day- long workshop is your doorway to the exciting, yet, contemplative world of Asian art! This workshop is for those interested in learning & using the traditional tools & techniques of Asian Brush Painting (“sumi-e” in Japan). Through step-by-step instructor demonstrations (more…)

  • Abstract Alchemy
    May 2, 2020 - May 23, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract Alchemy is for painters of all levels who want to learn more about painting in the abstract style. We’ll explore painting principles and processes to answer the questions ‘How Do We Start?, What is my visual language? Are my colors, shapes, lines compositionally balanced and in ‘right relationship’, ” Our goal is to unpack the (more…)


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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 Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 11a.m.-5p.m. & Sunday 1-5p.m.  Closed Monday