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Classes and Workshops



  • Workshop Series with Julia Bethmann
    March 23, 2019 - June 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

 Intro to Gelli Printing, Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00-11:00a.m. A Gelli plate is a gelatin-based printing plate that is very easy to work with and requires limited tools and supplies. It is a fun tool to make a stack of collage papers or even monotypes suitable for framing. Beginners and experienced artists can enjoy the range (more…)

  • Intro to Encaustic Painting, Weekend Workshop
    April 6, 2019 - April 7, 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…)

  • Advanced Encaustic Painting Workshop
    April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
    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…)

  • Asian Brush Painting
    May 4, 2019
    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…)


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

Open Studio Figure Study, Drop-in – Ongoing


It's  back, with a twist! Wednesday evenings Open studio figure study drop in workshop will run 7:00- 10:00pm. There will be weeks in the NAA’a calendar when the workshop will not meet due to logistical conflicts and the NAA will provide appropriate notice. Although drawing is steadfast, we will welcome other media such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor (no toxic media or turps will be allowed/OMS only). We will be adding more props like hats, robes, drapery for additional narrative. These vignettes will alternate bi-weekly with the usual figure study. Along with these changes we would also like to expand on the workshop by adding a further educational opportunity with discussions about different figure artists (i.e. Lucian Freud, Eric Fishl) and their techniques as well as group critiques of our own work. This additional meeting will be held monthly (time/date TBD by the group) and open to all members.  
Fees for the drop-in sessions are: $18 per meeting for non-NAA members $15 per meeting for NAA members (membership must be current) $10 per meeting for students* or seniors *students under the age of 18 must complete a Permission Form as well as an Emergency Contact Form. For questions, contact Adrienne Silversmith at adrienne@outlook.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