ART, DESIGN AND CRAFT

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Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $80, Non-member $90
Instructor: Helen Byers

With guidance from botanical artist Helen Byers, work in your choice of media pencil, colored pencil, ink, and/or watercolor to record your close observations in detail. Helen will explain and demonstrate techniques involved in keeping a botanical notebook that’s personal, artful, and informative.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Member $60, Non-member $70
Instructor: Steve McGrath

Learn how to use your cameras special features to improve your photography.

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $70, Non-member $80
Instructor: Sue Dion

Learn the differences between 140 lb. cold press paper and other watercolor supports the very best way–by using them side by side to create four versions of the same winter scene.

Sunday, February 04, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $40, Non-member $55
LIMITED SPACE REMAINS FOR THIS CLASS. PLEASE CALL 508-869-6111 EXT 120 TO REGISTER.

Instructor: Laura Hacker

Learn how to use plants to create a color palette of natural dyes and use indigo to make a beautiful Shibori scarf.

Laura has a BFA in Fiber Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been working with natural dyes for 15 years. She recently exhibited in the Strands and Stems exhibit at Tower Hill.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Member $35, Non-member $50
Instructor: Steve McGrath

If you own a digital camera and a computer, but are challenged by the basic activities of transferring, storing, and manipulating images, then this workshop is for you. Bring your camera, manual, and a laptop if you have one.

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $80, Non-member $90
Instructor: Helen Byers

Explore the exciting possibilities of using graphite to render a full range of neutral tones and textures.

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Member $75, Non-member $85
Instructor: Suzanne Hauerstein

Learn the basic techniques for painting with pigmented bees wax, and create a series of small artworks to take home.

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member $5, Non-member $20
Instructor: Robert Burgess

Learn how to capture the best garden pictures for social media, what social media platforms work best, how to best use those platforms, and more

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $200, Non-member $220
Instructor: Helen Byers

What do a pinecone, a seashell, and a galaxy have in common? The Fibonacci spiral! Make detailed colored pencil or graphite studies of plant subject incorporating this pattern.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $95, Non-member $110
Instructor: Barry Van Dusen

This workshop with internationally recognized and award-winner nature artist Barry Van Dusen will focus on his process for creating art in the field and studio, particularly in his recent two-year residency with Mass Audubon. Barry will then lead students through basic drawing, tone and color exercises to help them get started with creating their own record of outdoor observations.

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Member $45, Non-member $55
Instructor: Steve McGrath

Learn and apply Photoshop skills to enhance your photos and archiving. Bring your laptop with Photoshop Elements installed.

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Member $70, Non-member $80
Instructor: Sue Dion

This project will focus on such techniques as preserving the white of the paper, learning to mix interesting and appropriate grays, and exploring the effective use of negative space. A materials list will be sent upon registration.

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