2016 Fall Class & Workshop Schedule
 

CLASSES - ADULT (September - October)

 
Watercolor
Mondays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 31 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 PM

Instructor: Bob Frank

  Students learn while watching accomplished artists paint a painting from start to finish and are able to ask the artist in real time why certain decisions were made. After viewing this demo, the student will paint on their own with the teacher advising and critiquing. Their finished painting will then have a peer critique. From this they will learn how to evaluate their own work and the work of others.  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Monday, Sept. 5
 
 
Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 (8 sessions) 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: Lisa Anderson-Bisson

  Have you tried a paint night and want more? In this class you will learn how to translate your own photograph, image or ideas onto a canvas. Basics are discussed, design, color theory, composition, mixing and applying paint. Individualized instruction in a workshop style setting. No pressure, go at your own pace - just relax and create.
No experience necessary.
 
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6
 
 
Creative Writing Circle
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Facilitators: Irene Egan & Anne Mulvey

  Discover creativity through movement and writing. We'll stretch, breathe and move (www.interplay.org) as a way to ease into creative writing. Certified instructors (www.amherstwriters.com). For beginning and experienced movers and writers. You will surprise yourself!  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6
 
 
Oil Painting
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Christopher Volpe

  Through demonstrations and instruction, we will explore three major forms of oil painting as it's practiced today: loose realism, abstract painting, and a combination of the two. The goal is to leave the class having activated your innate creativity and begun to see and to paint artistically in an intuitive, expressive style that's fun, full of feeling and yours alone. http://www.christophervolpe.com  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6
 
 
Basic Drawing
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 2 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Glenn Szgedy

  Discover the joy of drawing. Basic drawing course that will give you helpful tools and techniques that you can use for the rest of your artistic career. This is a "learn how to draw what you see" class. Beneficial for all forms of expression. No matter what your medium, drawing is a basic foundational skill that will improve your work. Simple, time-tested techniques will be used to teach composition, line, line quality, value and volume. There will be optional home exercises to reinforce concepts and guided critique and peer support throughout class. Prerequisites: no prior drawing skill necessary.  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 7
 
 
Life Drawing
Wednesdays, Sept. 14- Nov. 2 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Moderator: Frits Fairhurst

  This course provides model only. It is not a "teach me to draw" class.  
 
Fee: $80
 
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 7
 
 
Exploration of Personal Visual Language
and Painting Techniques
Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3 (8 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Angela Ales

  This course will present contemporary painting practices and introduce the student to a variety of methods, mediums, and materials, including the construction and preparation of the under-painting, the specific properties of color and mediums, and the unique advantages of acrylics and/or oils.  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Thursday, Sept. 8
 
 
Introduction to Sculpture
Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Oct. 20 (6 sessions) 6:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Steve Syverson

  Work with water-based clay to translate what you see into a 3D form. Sculpt basic shapes from a still-life and learn the strengths and limitations of clay sculpture. In addition, we will discuss building armatures, kiln-firing, casting and other permanent finishes. We will also discuss other sculpting materials (stone, metal, wax, found materials, plaster).  
 
Tuition: $144
 
Registration deadline: Thursday, Sept. 8
 
 
Cartooning I
Saturdays, Sept. 17 - Nov. 5 (8 sessions) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Bill Bradbury

  Have fun while developing skills in the most popular form of everyday art. Learn to cartoon with simple but effective techniques. Students will prepare comic strips, single panel editorial cartoons, comic book art, caricatures and advertising art.  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Sept. 10
 
 
Cartooning II
Saturdays, Sept. 17 - Nov. 5 (8 sessions) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Bill Bradbury

  Focusing on your cartoons, we will look at and create the art that will move your work into the marketplace. This will include editorial, storybook, comic strips, comic book, single panels, greeting cards and more.  
 
Tuition: $192
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Sept. 10
 
 
 

WORKSHOPS (October, November)

 
Painting "See the Everyday in an Abstract Way"
Saturday, October 8, 1-3 pm

Instructor: David Jones

  Focus on paint spread on a surface, which the artist then reviews and studies to see an abstract shape that will become the driving idea for the finished painting. Finish artworks using this technique with peer ideas and input during the process.  
 
Tuition: $24
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Oct. 1
 
 
Zentangle
Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 12:30 pm 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Jean Theurkauf

  In the morning you will learn the basic principles of the Zentangle method, a relaxing, meditative practice that focuses attention and mindfulness, while creating beautiful art. No artistic experience or talent necessary! Using a simple, step by step process, you will create two beautiful, miniature works of art. You will also learn some basic shading techniques. In the afternoon session you will learn techniques to add even more elegance and beauty to your Zentangle art.  
 
Tuition: $72 (including materials)
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Oct. 10
 
 
Photographs: Seeing and Making
Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 10 am - noon, 1-3 pm

Instructor: Adrien Bisson

  Seeing, visualizing, encountering, composing, making. This weekend workshop is about moving from "capturing" or "taking pictures" to "making photographs". You should have a camera that allows manual settings and have a working knowledge of those settings.  
 
Tuition: $96
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Oct. 15
 
 
Mask Making
Saturday, October 22, 12 - 5 pm

Instructor: Barbara Fletcher

  Using a variety of paper-making and surface design techniques, we will create a form-fitting mask that you can wear and hang as a keepsake.  
 
Tuition: $60
 
Registration deadline: Saturday, Oct. 15
 
 
Using the Portrait as Inspiration: A Drawing Workshop
Sunday, October 23, 10 am - Noon, 12:30 - 4 pm

Instructor: Gillian Frazier

  Students will investigate both the formal and conceptual aspects of portraiture. Using a model and reference, students will explore anatomy, proportion, shading and facial expression using a variety of drawing media including pencil, charcoal and pastels. Participants will also explore the portrait by studying historical and contemporary approaches to the portrait. Model fee is included.  
 
Tuition: $88 (includes model fee)
 
Registration deadline: Sunday, Oct. 16
 
 
 
 

POTTERY CLASSES - ADULT (April-June)

 
Fun and frolicking classes for beginner to advanced ceramic students at Ancient Echos Arts, 19 Alpine Lane, Chelmsford, MA
Instructor: Sharon Levy
Short Adult Classes
  Recommended for beginners and/or the person who just wants to try out clay and see how come everyone is always laughing and smiling while doing, this class meets once a week for 2 hours. 25 pounds of clay and clay tools are included.  
 
Tuition: $250 (includes 25 lbs. clay and clay tools)
 
Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 11, 7 pm - 9 pm
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 30
 
Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 12, 11 am - 1 pm
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 31
 
Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13, 7pm - 9pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, Sept. 1
 
 
Regular Adult Classes
  Recommended for students with recent experience and intermediate to advanced skill level. Regular classes run 6 weeks for 21/2 hours per instructional class and include an additional 2 hours of open studio time per week 25 pounds of clay is included in the cost. Students are responsible for providing their own tools. Flexible open studio times will arranged on an individual basis with the instructor.  
 
Tuition: $350 (includes 25 lbs. clay & 12 hrs open studio time))
 
Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 11, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 30
 
Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 12, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 31
 
Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, Sept. 1
 
 
For all classes: Additional kiln charges are $3 per pound/per item when taking a class and includes bisque firing, glaze materials and glaze firing. Class size is limited to 4 students.
 
 
 
For additional information, please contact ALLeducation@artsleagueoflowell.org