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Classes and Workshops



  • Explore Watercolor Painting
    September 25, 2019 - November 13, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Here is an opportunity to explore the medium of watercolors! This 6 -week 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 technique and students (more…)

  • Elementary Photoshop Elements, Post Processing Practices
    September 26, 2019 - October 17, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Life has become more and more digitally based, for both the artist and the non-artist. The shift to digital submissions for artists has increased the need to polish editing skills past just taking a photo of your art.  The ability to quickly snap photos with your phone leaves us with the question of how to (more…)

  • An Afternoon with Donald Jurney
    October 6, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hear.  See. Learn. The NAA is privileged to have noted landscape painter and experienced teacher Donald Jurney in our galleries again for a special afternoon open to members, non-members, artists, and non-artists alike. He will begin the afternoon with a talk, followed by an extended painting demonstration. During the demonstration, Mr. Jurney will answer questions and (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…)

  • 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.

Mark Your Calendars for September 5!

Join us for The Day Art Met Fashion
Thursday, September 5, 3-5pm
Contemporary, Dramatic, & Whimsical Clothing
featuring the art of
Thom Adorney, Andre Cantelmo, Nick Corvinus,
Patty deGrandpre, Ryan Kelley, Candace Mitchell,
Paul Osborne & Catherine Davis,
Mary Arthur Pollak, Jan Roy, Susan Spellman,
Gay Tracy, and Susana Weber

Tickets Now On Sale! click below

Open Studio Figure Study, Drop-in – Ongoing

Classes resume July 17.
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.kimins@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