COMMUNITY EDUCATION WINTER/SPRING 2015

Art Classes & Workshops for Adults, Teens, and Children
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Community Education / WINTER/SPRING 2015
We are committed to providing a wide range of
creative and engaging art-oriented programming.
Both our Manchester and Sharon Arts Center have
long, proud traditions of classes and workshops in all
media. In each of our disciplines, our community
education program offers:
• Weekly classes (running 4 – 12 weeks)
• Workshops (1, 2 or 3-days)
• Visiting Artist Intensives (Master Artist Workshops)
Manchester Campus
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104
www.nhia.edu
We also offer a structured, multi-year course of study
called the Certificate Program; with concentrations in
Photography, Interior Design, Painting and Printmaking.
For more information about the Certificate Program,
please contact Chris Archer, Director of Community
Education.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
OR QUESTIONS:
Chris Archer, Director of Community Education
(603) 836-2561
[email protected]
Sharon Arts Center Campus
457 NH Rte. 123
Sharon, NH 03458
www.sharonarts.org
TO REGISTER:
COVERS:
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(front) Photography by Mike Ariel
(back) Painting by Richard Whitney
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accuracy of the information contained in this
publication, we apologize for any errors that
may occur. ©2015 New Hampshire Institute of
Art. All rights reserved.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is accredited
by the National Association of Schools of Art
and Design (NASAD) and New England
Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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Rhiannon Mimms, Assistant Registrar
(603) 836-2564
[email protected]
Workshop
Master Workshop
Courses & workshops listed in BLUE
are located at the MANCHESTER Campus
Courses & workshops listed in RED
are located at the SHARON Campus
BECOME A SHARON ARTS CENTER MEMBER
AND ENJOY TUITION DISCOUNTS & MORE!
Sharon Arts Center Membership allows you to enjoy:
• 15% discount on Community Education classes and workshops on both Sharon and
Manchester campuses (does not include Master Artist Workshops)
• Discounts on purchases of fine art and craft at our downtown
Peterborough Galleries & Shop.
• Eligibility to show in Sharon Art Center’s Annual Members Exhibition.
• Eligibility to apply for our Juried Members Gallery.
• Notice of openings, new exhibitions, special events, and lectures.
• Informative email newsletters filled with exciting creative and educational opportunities.
Individual: $40/year Family: $60/year
Join today on your registration form, or by phone
(603) 924-7256. For more information contact: [email protected]
INTERIOR DESIGN
Printmaking Open Studio
Historical Styles
Reduction Woodcuts
Technical Drawing
Stone Lithography
ART APPRECIATION
JEWELRY/
METALSMITHING
Crazier About Color
Critique Club
Professional Practices for
Contemporary Artists
Saints, Sinners, Mummies and
Magic: Why Does Art Fascinate?
Visual Studies
Why Does a Picasso
Cost $150 Million?
BOOK & PAPER ARTS
Behold the Book
Introduction to Paper Folding
A Perfect Union: Metal Clay with
Sterling, Copper or Bronze
Bearding
Jewelry Sampler II
Jewelry Too: Part 1
Jewelry Too: Part 2
1, 2, OR 3-DAY
WORKSHOPS
Advanced Stone Settings
Anagama Woodfiring
Clasps & Closures
Constructing Prong Settings
Jelwelry 2
Construction Site for Interior
Design
Soldering 101
Creating Realism in Pastel
PAINTING
Abstracting the Landscape I
Abstracting the Landscape II
Creative Flower Photography
The “Digital Quilt”
Figure Drawing Marathon
Flash Fiction for Teens: Write &
Revise a 3-Minute Story
CERAMICS
Abstract Painting I
Advanced Ceramics
Abstract Painting II
Ceramics Open Studio
Alla Prima
Flash Fiction for Adults: Write &
Revise a 3-Minute Story
Clay Sampler
Beginning Oil Painting
Green Design for Interior Design
Colored Clay — Neriage
Color For Painters
The Hoop Earring
Fundamentals of Wheelworking
The Essence of Watercolor
Handbuilding: Core Components
& Processes
Expanding Your Work
Through Creating A Series
I’m Smarter than My Camera!
Taking Charge
Kiln Building Intensive
Experimental Painting &
Mixed Media
Raku & Smoke Fired Ceramics
Sculptural Landscapes
Wheelworking II
When Wheelworking Meets
Handbuilding
Explore/Exploit/ Express
Floral Painting
Fundamentals of Watercolor
Intermediate Oil Painting
Intermediate Watercolor
CREATIVE WRITING
Memoir / Personal Narrative
Poetry
Narrative Painting
Painting for All Levels: Open
Studio
Painting from Observation
DRAWING
Portrait Painting
Beginning Drawing
Tonal Drawing & Grisaille Painting
Figure Drawing: Art as
Experience & Process
PHOTOGRAPHY
Figure Drawing Open Studio
Certificate Photo Seminar
If You Can Write Your Name,
You Can Draw: First Step
Color Photography II
If You Can Write Your Name,
You Can Draw: Next Step
Documentary Photography
Jewelry For Your Sweetheart or
Yourself
Journal Book Making
Making for the Woodkiln
Making Glass Flowers
Make Your Own Jewelry Findings
Miniature Painting
“New Camera” Boot Camp
Paul Revere: The Man, the Myth,
and the Material
Perspective Drawing
Studio Oil Painting
History of Photography
Intro to Architectural Photography
DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave –
Fundamentals
Intro to Photoshop
DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave –
Beyond Fundamentals
PRINTMAKING
GLASS
Intro to Letterpress
Experimental Printmaking
Intro to Printmaking
Intro to Silkscreen
VISITING
ARTIST
INTENSIVE
WORKSHOPS
Eye, Hand & Mind:
Fundamentals of Drawing
Figure Drawing Simplified
Landscape Painting Simplified
Introduction to Encaustic Painting
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Digital Photography I
Intermediate Photoshop
Glass Fusing & Slumping
Jewelry Finishing Techniques
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
FIBER
Boro: Hard Glass Made Easy
Introduction to Glass Fusing &
Slumping
Rings and Bangles
Drawing Open Studio
Intermediate Drawing
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
WEEKLY
CLASSES
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Art Appreciation
Crazier About Color!
MFND014 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This twelve-week class will examine the fundamentals of
color harmony and then put these concepts into practice.
Students will work from the material of their choice, guided
by concepts from color theorists. The class will cover basic
color theory and also highlight key aspects from art history
that relate to color. While most classes will include a short
presentation, the majority of the class will be reserved for
active studio time. Prerequisite: None
Critique Club
MFND013 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will take the form of a weekly group discussion
geared towards providing constructive conversation for
artists, especially art educators or prospective MFA or
MAAE students, in need of feedback from peers and the
instructor. If you’re a working artist in need of a dialogue
about your work, this is the perfect class. This class will also
provide a setting for artists to sharpen their ability to talk
and think about art. Prerequisite: None
Saints, Sinners, Mummies and Magic:
Why Does Art Fascinate?
MFND010 / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
Betsy Holmes / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
From cave paintings to altar pieces, art can fascinate and
confound us. Understanding how and why art was made in
the past helps us understand art that we view today.
Through words and pictures we will explore the basic
vocabulary of art and art-making as we view art from
ancient times to the Impressionists. This exploration is
open to all who would like to further their understanding
and appreciation of art through the ages. There will be one
Saturday field trip required with this class. Prerequisite:
None
Visual Studies
MFND001 / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Eileen Greene / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This course will introduce the language, elements,
principles, and concepts of two- and three-dimensional art,
as well as related art history references. Slide lectures,
demonstrations, critiques, and discussions will be followed
by hands-on studio projects. There will be one required allday Saturday field trip to be scheduled with the class. This
course is required for all Certificate students (except
Interior Design) and is designed to provide greater depth
and breadth to the students’ works. Prerequisite: None
Why Does a Picasso Cost $150 Million?
Professional Practices for
Contemporary Artists
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MFND012 / Feb 2 – Mar 9 (6 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
This six-week course will address each of the following
issues relevant to the life of a professional artist: the artist
statement, seeking gallery representation, documenting
your own work, finding a community, artists grants &
funding, and media representation. Each class will focus on
one of these topics in depth with pointers and problemsolving with a professional artist. Prerequisite: None
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MFND011 / Mar 18 – Apr 22 (6 weeks)
Betsy Holmes / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Have you feared you may not “get” the artwork everyone is
talking about? Why are art thefts so fascinating? And why
do some paintings cost so much? This class is a basic guide
to understanding and enjoying art from the Avant-garde
(1860’s) to the present through images and contemporary
texts. Visual vocabulary will assist us with discussions on
the value (both aesthetic and monetary) of art today. There
will be one Saturday field trip required with this class.
Prerequisite: None
Book & Paper Arts
Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
SDEC033 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Celeste Wasilewska / Sharon
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $25
Using basic bookbinding techniques we will create a variety
of structures. Students will learn Coptic bindings such as the
French and chain stitches along with other accessible sewing
techniques. Learn to make your own paste papers for
coverings, how to effectively tint pages, and use a variety of
papers and materials to build your books. Discover the many
possibilities of the handmade book. Four or more structures
will be made during this course. Prerequisite: None
SCER069 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This course is for students who have previously taken
Ceramics at Sharon Arts, or similar programs, and have
demonstrated ability in a variety of projects. Students are
encouraged to experiment, develop new skills and learn to
communicate creatively in clay. Students may use class time
to work on individual projects or assignments designed to
build and develop skills. A mix of wheel-throwing and hand
building techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelworking and/or
Handbuilding
Introduction to Paper Folding
MDEC034A / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
MDEC034B / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Hans Schepker / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $5
This course will introduce students to Origami and other
forms of paper folding through displays of examples and
active folding. The goal is to learn and practice the
fundamental folds, their names and applications. Different
papers will be discussed and sampled. In these six classes
we will start folding six models with increasing complexity.
They might not get finished during the sessions but
students can to finish them within the week after. At the
end of the course there will be an exhibit of the
accomplished works. Students are encouraged to watch the
PBS documentary “Between The Folds”, available on
YouTube in advance of the class. Prerequisite: None
Journal Book Making Workshop
SDEC035 / Sat, Mar 21 (1 day)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Make your own paste papers and use unique papers to
make non-binding (without adhesives) books. Learn to
reconstruct or deconstruct the your unfolding story.
Prerequisite: None
Ceramics Open Studio
MCER004 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12weeks)
John Baymore / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This course is the perfect opportunity for intermediate to
advanced level ceramicists to work independently, with a
professional ceramicist on-hand for guidance. Students will
receive individual guidance in construction (wheelworking,
handbuilding, or both), glazing, and firing. Prerequisite:
Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding
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Behold the Book
Clay Sampler
SCER079 / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
Tanya Rudenjak / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
In this fun comprehensive class beginners will learn the
fundamentals of hand building, wheel throwing and surface
design. Students with basic skills can refine their technique
and learn more complex forms. Class will be comprised of
demonstrations and hands-on work time. Prerequisite:
None
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Colored Clay – Neriage
MCER027 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Karen Orsillo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
This class will explore the techniques of layering colored
clays from coloring the clay to finish firing. We will start by
coloring the clay to make a few basic patterned blocks and
move on to more complex color gradations and patterns.
Demonstrations include patterned block construction, inlay,
solid slab construction and laminate along with various
handbuilding forming methods, surface clean up and
colored clay recycle. The work will be fired to cone 8
oxidation. Prerequisite: None
Fundamentals of Wheelworking
MCER001A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Chris Archer / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
SCER001B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Genevieve Groesbeck / Sharon
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This is a great introductory course for someone who wants
to work on the potter’s wheel but has no idea where to start
or just wants a refresher course. All basic techniques of
wheelworking, from centering to trimming, will be
explored. This course may be taken more than once.
Prerequisite: None
Handbuilding, Core Components and
Processes
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SCER081 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Eric Maglio / Sharon
Thursdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
Moving and manipulating clay through the various
handbuilding methods offers a multitude of exciting and
interesting opportunities for creative expression. In this
course students will develop a strong understanding of the
elements and principles involved in creating both
sculptural and utilitarian objects in clay. Forming
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CERAMICS
techniques that will be investigated include pinching,
coiling, and slab construction. Exploration in shaping
through darting, collaring, paddling, bulging, stretching,
and carving, as well as a variety of surface embellishments
will be covered. Prerequisite: None
Kiln Building Intensive
MCER077 (4 days)
Thu & Fri, Feb 5 & 6, 6 – 9pm
Sat & Sun, Feb 7 & 8, 9am – 6pm
John Baymore / Manchester
Tuition: $176
For students who want a hands-on experience to learn more
about kiln design and building, this is the class for you.
Master kiln builder John Baymore will lead this intensive
course beginning with two lectures about kiln theory,
design and construction. Then you’ll spend two full days
building one of the gas fired kilns in the NHIA Manchester
kiln room. Bring work gloves and a respirator and prepare
to get your hands dirty! Prerequisite: Basic clay skills
Raku and Smoke Fired Ceramics
SCER080 / Mar 21 – Apr 25 (6 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $25
Come learn the basics and explore the possibilities with
raku and sawdust firing. In addition to traditional and
contemporary techniques of firing, this class will also cover
MCER086 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Belinda Bodnar / Manchester
Thursdays; 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
This course will explore the possibility of clay to suggest
both natural and human inhabited landscapes. Sculptures
will be constructed using hand building techniques such
as pinch, coil and slab to explore and express personal
ideas. Students will investigate sculptural elements as
well as surface quality, texture and glaze application.
Prerequisite: None
Wheelworking II
SCER010 / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Genevieve Groesbeck / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
If you have taken a beginning wheelworking course, this
course provides an opportunity to move beyond the basics.
You will further develop and refine various forming, surface
and glazing techniques, while also exploring the challenges
of composition. The course provides a comfortable
structure to accommodate the needs and diversity of the
students. This course may be taken more than once.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelworking
When Wheelworking Meets Handbuilding
MCER083 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Teresa Taylor / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
Clay forms, functional or non-functional, will be created by
combining components from shapes thrown on the potters
wheel along with handbuilt slab, coil or pinch pieces.
Construction of objects using multiple clay forming
techniques in combination, will open new opportunities for
sculpture and vessels. Demonstrations will include
handbuilding and wheel techniques, altering, and surface
decoration. Exploration followed by discovery of new forms
using basic clay methods will energize your work.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and
Handbuilding
MCER085A / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Maureen Mills / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
SCER085B / Sat, Feb 28 (1 day)
Chris Archer / Sharon
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
This one-day workshop will focus on design and
construction of pottery and sculpture intended for woodfiring. We will discuss the process and aesthetics of
wood-firing and consider the practical implications in
making ware. Choices of clay, shape, surface, slip, and glaze
will all be covered through both discussion and
demonstration. This is a hands-on workshop where
students have the opportunity to make work. Clay will be
provided. All ware will be bisque-fired and available for
students before the NHIA Anagama Workshop.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and
Handbuilding
Anagama Workshop
SCER084 / April 1 – 5; Unloading on April 12
John Baymore / Sharon
Come fire your ceramic work in our new anagama
kiln! This past summer, we built an anagama kiln on
the Sharon Arts Center campus. This past fall, we fired
the kiln and achieved wonderful results. This spring,
we are excited to offer an immersive workshop.
The Anagama Workshop is an opportunity to learn
the intricacies of wood-firing through hands-on
experience. With the guidance of master wood-fire
artist, John Baymore, students will prepare, load, fire,
and unload the anagama kiln. John will also lead
various presentations and discussions about the
process and history of wood-firing.
The first two days of the workshop will focus on
glazing, wadding, and loading the ware into the
anagama, with consideration of the forms going in
and the path of the flame during the firing.
The kiln will then be fired in shifts around the clock
for three days as it reaches 2400 degrees. Participants
will serve on 3 shifts at various times of the firing. As
the firing progresses, discussion will focus on what
changes are happening in the flow of the kiln and
with the ware inside.
Unloading the kiln, there will be review and reflection
on the results and impact of the making, stacking and
firing.
Participants in the Anagama Workshop will bring
work to the kiln and be able to have approximately 8
square feet of ware in the firing.
For those that want to have work in the anagama kiln
but do not want to take the workshop, there is limited
space available.
If you are interested in either level of participation
(the 5-day Anagama Workshop, or having work in the
firing), or for detailed workshop information contact:
Maureen Mills, Chairperson, NHIA Ceramic Dept.,
[email protected] or (603) 836-2565.
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Making for the Wood-kiln Workshop
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the design and construction of forms best suited for these
types of firing. Students will make and fire work
throughout the class. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of
Wheelwork and/or Handbuilding
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Creative Writing
Flash Fiction Workshop for Teens:
Write and Revise a Three-Minute
Story!
MCRW006A / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Emily Bradley / Manchester
Flash Fiction Workshop for Adults:
Write and Revise a Three-Minute
Story!
MCRW006B / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Tim Horvath / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Can you tell a story in three minutes or fewer? That is
precisely the challenge of flash fiction, a genre that has
recently gained widespread popularity around the literary
world. This day-long workshop will introduce you to the
genre, offer prompts and ideas to develop your Creative
Writing Portfolio, and ask you to write and revise one story
that you can read at the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s
“3-Minute Flash Fiction” competition. The day will include a
reading by last year’s winner, Ed Ting, and include
opportunities to workshop with a wide range of writers, as
well as coaching on how to read your work effectively
aloud. Prerequisite: None
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Memoir/Personal Narrative
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SCRW001A / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
SCRW001B / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Pam Bernard / Sharon
Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: $270
We all have a story to tell about our lives, whether we
envision that story to be told in a series of short narratives,
or a full-length memoir. But often we don’t know how to
start, what to make of it if we have started—how to shape it
or expand it—and perhaps most important, who will listen
and care as this sometimes bumpy process unfolds. The
workshop will be a nurturing, productive atmosphere
where we go forward as a group toward a better
understanding of how to draft, shape, and finish your
personal narrative/memoir, no matter what form it takes.
This course will provide a community of writers where each
will be encouraged to share work and receive careful,
particularized attention—a place safe enough to discuss
ideas and thoughts, and where participants’ personal
narratives are given thoughtful, rigorous feedback.
Prerequisite: None
Poetry
SCRW004A / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
SCRW004B / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Pam Bernard / Sharon
Fridays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $135
John Berger says that poetry heals the immediate wound.
But have you ever wondered how a good poem works, why
we struggle to read or write poetry, given the limited word
count, and why we search out poetry when a tragedy
descends? What is it about a poem that can transmit
wisdom in a way that changes our molecules? This course,
open to all levels of interest and proficiency, will focus on
Drawing
SEE PAGE 27
Eye, Hand & Mind;
Fundamentals of Drawing
MMAW041 / Mon – Fri, April 20 – 24
(5 days)
Nicholas Raynolds / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $825
SEE PAGE 26
Figure Drawing Simplified
MMAW042 / Mon – Fri, April 6 – 10
(5 days)
Jerry Weiss / Manchester
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $825
Model Fee: $30
Beginning Drawing
MDRA002A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
MDRA002B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270
MDRA002C / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Sharon
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is designed for the first-time art student and
deals with the concepts and techniques needed to get you
on your way to drawing well. Line, space, form, light,
rhythm, and perspective are introduced through a series of
class exercises. A variety of drawing materials are explored
while creating finished pieces of art. Prerequisite: None
Drawing Open Studio
MDRA056 / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
This is an opportunity for those interested in working
independently with a professional artist for guidance and
critique. All levels of drawing are welcome. Students are
welcome to work in the media of their choice working from
the subject of their choice. Prerequisite: Beginner Drawing
Figure Drawing: Art As
Experience and Process
MDRA054 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Model Fee: $60
This is a life class for beginners, for those who think they
can draw, and for those who want to abstract from the
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model. Drawing becomes a discovery, an experience by
participation, a communicative act. In this course, each
student has a chance to make a drawing that stands on its
own. Line, form and content become important. Head,
hand, heart and eye are involved. Prerequisite: None
Figure Drawing Open Studio
SDRA023 / Apr 6 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Mondays, 10 – 12noon
Tuition: $96
Model Fee: $40
All two-dimensional media are welcome in this program
designed to allow independent practice in depicting the
human figure. Participants will have gentle guidance from a
facilitator during long and short poses, providing a
welcoming and casual environment for those with some
figure drawing experience. Attendees will observe and work
from several live nude models during the program, opening
opportunities for individual practice and style in the
medium of their choice. Model fee will depend on the
length of the course. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
SDRA057 / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
Evelien Bachrach / Sharon
Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $5
Through the evolution of sketching into more complete
drawings, we shall examine fundamentals of composition.
Students will understand and use focal points, perspective,
tonal values, and color to make controlled drawings. A
variety of media will be explored, including graphite and
charcoal, colored pencils, watercolors, as well as pen and
ink. Prerequisite: None
SDRA058 / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
Evelien Bachrach / Sharon
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $5
Building on compositional fundamentals, this class will
focus on more refined and mature compositional design
and further development of the various techniques within
each medium. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or If You
Can Write Your Name You Can Draw: First Step
Intermediate Drawing
MDRA010 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270
Model Fee: $30
This course is a continuation of the concepts and
techniques covered in Beginning Drawing. At the heart of
this course the making of a “composed drawing “ relating all
the fundamentals elements, line, space, form, rhythm, light,
design, and mark-making. Drawing the figure will also be
introduced. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Figure Drawing Marathon Workshop
MDRA037 / Sat & Sun, March 28 & 29 (2 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
Model Fee: $50
The Figure Drawing Marathon is a two-day intensive
drawing workshop with a model. This event is open to all
student artists of all levels of ability in any drawing medium
who want to discover, explore and challenge themselves in
the art of life drawing and the adventure of seeing. Above
all, it is a class for those who love to draw. Prerequisite:
Beginning Drawing
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If You Can Write Your Name
You Can Draw: First Step
If You Can Write Your Name
You Can Draw: Next Step
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Community Education / WINTER/SPRING 2015
DRAWING
Fibers
Perspective Workshop
MDRA053A / Sat & Sun, Feb 21 & 22 (2 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
For those who are novice to the concepts of perspective, for
those who always felt they couldn’t quite get it and for those
who would like a review, this is a hands on, easy to
understand fundamentals of linear perspective.
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Creating Realism in Pastel Workshop
SDRA055 / Thu - Sat, April 16 – 18 (3 days)
Robert Carsten / Sharon
9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $273
This workshop will explore methods and techniques to
achieve gorgeous realism in the medium of pastel. Robert
will discuss various approaches to realism, past and present,
and demonstrate in both genres of landscape and still life.
Using your photographs of a landscape, cityscape, or still
life, learn to create exciting compositions with precise
proportion, shapes, color value and saturation, descriptive
detail and more. Discover the visual power and dynamics of
realism. Demonstration, at-easel assistance, critique, lots of
painting time and fun! All levels welcome from beginner
through advanced. Prerequisite: None
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SFIB012 / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
Connie Gray / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Imagine the possibilities of weaving two layers of cloth at
the same time! On a four-shaft loom, you can weave
separate layers, a tube, or double width with a fold along
one side! Set at twice the density, the two layers weave
simultaneously while remaining independent. This class
will introduce double weave and begin to explore the
design possibilities. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of
weaving (winding a warp, dressing the loom, reading
pattern drafts, is desirable)
DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave —
Beyond Fundamentals
Deidre Riley
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DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave —
Fundamentals
SFIB013 / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Connie Gray / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Continuing with the technique of weaving two layers
simultaneously, students may explore a range of evolved
projects including one-piece pillows, bags, hand-warming
muffs, quilted layered fabrics, and even cloth twice the
width of the loom! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of
weaving (winding a warp, dressing the loom, reading
pattern drafts, is desirable)
Boro: Hard Glass Made Easy
SGLA001A / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
SGLA001B / Mar 18 – Apr 22 (6 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $15
Explore the basics of lampworking with borosilicate glass
on a minor burner torch. Learn about equipment, materials,
and tools and how to safely use them to form and control
molten glass with skill. We will also discuss various
techniques, designs and patterns specific to borosilicate
glass. Create beads for jewelry, critters, pendants, marbles,
small sculpture and more as you gain control of the
versatility of this exciting medium. Students will also be
allowed to work in Moretti glass. Prerequisite: None
Glass Fusing and Slumping
SLGA003A / Jan 20 – Feb 10 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003B / Jan 20 – Feb 10 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
SLGA003C / Mar 24 – Apr 14 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003D / Mar 24 – Apr 14 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
SLGA003E / Apr 21 – May 12 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003F / Apr 21 – May 12 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Hal Danser / Sharon
Tuition: $96
Material Fee: $150
This four week course will cover fusing and design
techniques in making stunning three dimensional works of
art using glass frit and stringers, full and tack fusing,
slumping, draping, cold working, and different types of
glass. Projects will include making dramatic and artistic
fused and slumped glass creations, including plates, bowls,
coasters, and jewelry. Prerequisite: None
Introduction to Glass Fusing
and Slumping Workshop
SGLA007A / Sat, January 17 (1 day)
SGLA007B / Sat, February 14 (1 day)
SGLA007C / Sat, March 21 (1 day)
SGLA007D / Sat, April 18 (1 day)
Hal Danser / Sharon
9am – 1 pm
Tuition: $60
Material Fee: $60
Learn the secrets of creating designs and shapes in glass,
and then firing them in a kiln. This Workshop is a rich
introduction to the joys of making special glass plates,
bowls, coasters, and jewelry. Prerequisite: None
Making Glass Flowers Workshop
SGLA004 / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $15
Experience the magic of glass flowers. In this one-day “hot”
workshop, students will learn basic lampworking
techniques with glass on the minor burner torch. The
workshop will consist of demonstration and hands-on
exploration of the medium. All levels of experience are
welcome. Prerequisite: None
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
Glass
Jewelry for Your Sweetheart…
Or Yourself
SGLA008 / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Hal Danser / Sharon
9am – 1pm
Tuition: $60
Material Fee: $60
Valentine’s Day is coming. Make some gorgeous fused glass
necklaces and earrings that will be treasured. No
experience necessary. Prerequisite: None
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Interior Design
Historical Styles
MINT008 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
June Trisciani / Manchester
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $270
Beginning with the Egyptian period and extending through
the 20th century, chronological periods of style, the visual
characteristics of each style, and the terminology germane
to a study of furniture and architectural elements will be
stressed. This course will enhance the student’s critical
awareness of historic styles and the impact they have on
contemporary design solutions.
Technical Drawing
MINT003 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Melissa West / Manchester
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $270
Learn the fundamental conventions of drafting, the use of
tools, aids, materials, and the technical methodologies used
to communicate interior design ideas through drawings.
Content will include architectural lettering and symbols,
vocabulary, presentation formats, orthographic projections
(plan, elevation, and section), and isometric and one-point
perspective drawing. Students will learn to read both
design and construction documents. Emphasis is placed on
the development of technical and artistic skills as a
foundation to interior design expression.
Construction Site Workshop
MINT071 / Sat, Apr 11 (1 day)
Greg Rehm / Manchester
9am – 12noon
Tuition: $45
This half-day workshop will give you the opportunity to
access job sites, all at different phases of the project. You
will be given a guided tour of each project pointing out the
necessary details to take note of as an Interior Designer,
details that influence a finished product. Specified finishes
and products will be discussed as it relates to the project;
when it needs to be on site, what details and materials are
needed to prep for this specified finish and answers to
questions that need to be known ahead of time.
Green Design Workshop
MINT070 / Sat, Mar 28 (1 day)
Lydia Spitzer / Manchester
9am – 5pm
Tuition: $120
At its most extreme, green design is a moral choice,
requiring that all one’s aesthetic solutions be guided by two
main principles: “Do no harm to Earth,” and “Do no harm to
People.” In this workshop you will become acquainted with
the design industry’s contributions to climate change, and
how you can help create demand for safer ways of
beautifying our built environment. Through specific
examples of the trade-offs involved in making “green”
choices, students will have a better understanding of the
complexity of the transition that must be made. We will
discuss innovative design approaches like “cradle-to-cradle”
and life cycle analysis, the rapid development of creative
new “green” design trends and technologies, and
techniques of client encouragement. A basic list of
resources will be provided, to assist you in moving toward a
more environmentally-conscious design career.
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
Metalsmithing &
Jewelry
A Perfect Union: Metal Clay
with Sterling, Copper or Bronze
Beadaring
MJWL058 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Betsy Keeney / Manchester
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:20pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $110
Tired of those same old commercial beads? Want to up your
game? Take this class and learn how to make your own
beautiful metal beads. Projects will include making
matching bead sets for earrings, groupings of beads that
complement each other for necklaces, and awesome focal
beads that can stand alone as pendants. Domed, double
domed, tube, woven, pillow, and box beads are just some of
the types of metal beads that will be covered in this class.
Bring your enthusiasm and creativity, and leave beadazzled
with your creations. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1
Jewelry Sampler II
Jewelry Too: Part 1
MJWR032 / Feb 2 – Mar 9 (6 weeks)
Kathy Binns /Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $80
This class is for those students who have previous
experience with jewelry making. A review of basic
foundation skills such as soldering, annealing and bezel
setting will be covered as a refresher, moving on to
additional techniques such as riveting, tube rivets, clasps,
light forging, and light casting with cuttlefish. Students will
design their own projects with guidance, using elements
created in class. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1
Jewelry Too: Part 2
MJWR033 / Mar 16 – Apr 20 (6 weeks)
Kathy Binns / Manchester
Mondays, 6 - 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $80
More jewelry skills to learn-hinges!! This class will focus on
one project for the six weeks of class. Students will pull all
of their skill together to focus on one project: a locket with a
hinge. Detailed instructions will guide us through every
step to produce a locket that will hold a small picture of
your favorite person! Prerequisite: Jewelry Too: Part 1 or
equivalent experience
Jewelry 2
SJWR034 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $25
Increase your confidence in making jewelry by expanding
on skills that you learned in Jewelry 1. We will do more
stone-setting such as tube setting and flush setting.
Hammer-setting on bezels will be demonstrated and you
will learn to make your own stonesetting tools. Tips and
tricks on finishing such as using the flexible shaft with
specialized abrasives and polishing wheels to get a better
finish on your jewelry as well as how to maintain the flex
shaft. Learn to do some chainmaking, forging, foldforming
and much more. Students will have their individual
projects to work on. Experienced students will find this
class helpful as they can work on upgrading their skills.
Prerequisite: Jewelry 1
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MJWR029 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Julia Parkhurst / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:20pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $80
Designed as an introduction to basic metalsmithing and
jewelry techniques, this class is a perfect match for those
who have limited or no previous experience. Brush up on
basic skills while creating amazing pendants, earrings and
other jewelry.Techniques covered in this class will include
sawing, filing, stamping, roller printing and etching. Basic
soldering techniques will be covered, using acetylene or
crème brulee torches. Those with basic skill will gain
confidence and precision in their approach to more
complex tasks. Prerequisite: None
Betsy Keeney
MJWR023 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Julia Parkhurst / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:20pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $110
Both experienced and novice users of metal clays will enjoy
the challenge of marrying silver and/ or base metal clay
with embellished sheet metals to create eye catching
pendants and earrings. You will be given instruction in
using PMC (precious metal clay), and a base metal clay to
create small elements that can join with cold connections or
simple soldering techniques to make cost effective jewelry
that is spectacular. Techniques will include stamping, roller
printing and etching. Designs will be unique to each
student. Prerequisite: None
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Soldering 101
SJWR004 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135
Material Fee: $25
Do you want to learn soldering or improve your soldering
skills? Or not sure how to set up your own soldering torch
and tank? This six-week class will cover the basics of how to
set up your own soldering torch and tank, safety issues and
a place to solder. We will cover all the soldering basics from
butt joints to stick soldering. We will work on soldering and
help you gain confidence in your soldering skills. Great for
those who have been taking jewelry classes but want to
improve on soldering as well as those who want to
understand soldering. Prerequisite: none
Advanced Stone Settings
SMAW043 / Sat – Sun, Mar 28-29 (2 days)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
If you have ever wanted to move past bezel settings, learn
more about stone setting, then this workshop is for you.
Tube bezels, flush settings, more elaborate tube bezel
settings, prong setting for round, oval, square, trillion,
emerald-cut faceted stone and more will all be covered. We
will make our own settings as well as using premade
settings. This workshop will not cover pave or illusion
settings. We will work mostly in silver, but also with some
gold settings if desired. Students may bring their own stone
settings projects to work on along with any stones, silver
and gold they have. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced
level—must have basic jewelry-making experience.
Clasps and Closures Workshop
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SJWR031 / Sat, Feb 28 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $25
We will learn all about hinges, hinged closures, catches that
can be used on your boxes/jewelry and also hinged clasps.
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This workshop will cover the basics of box clasp, hinged
clasps, swivel clasps, how to attach them to chains, a
refresher on riveting, and more. Basic hinges will be
covered, and then multiple variations on hinged clasps and
closures will be covered. Surface embellishments, texturing,
and decoration will be covered to give your clasps a more
custom look. Riveting will also be covered as a way to join
nonmetal materials to metal clasps. A basic figure 8 safety
catch will be shown that can be used for jewelry and boxes.
This workshop is an intermediate to advance level
workshop. Prerequisite: Basic jewelry-making or soldering
experience is required.
Constructing Prong
Settings Workshop
SJWR030 / Sat & Sun, March 21 – 22 (2 days)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
Material Fee: $25
In this 2-day workshop, we will make prongs from wire,
sheet metal and tubing. General stone shapes such as
round, oval, square, emerald, trillion/triangular will all be
covered. We will also work with commercial prong settings
as well, showing how to pre-notch them, using stonesetting
burs, how to set stones and how to customize them for a
more handcrafted look. Tips on finishing prongs and
working with odd-shaped stones will be covered. We will be
using sterling prong settings but anyone can use gold
settings if they wish. Prerequisite: Intermediate to
advanced level—must have basic jewelry-making
experience.
The Hoop Earring Workshop
MJWR024 / Sat & Sun, March 28 – 29 (2 days)
Betsy Keeney / Manchester
Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun 2 – 5pm
Tuition: $156
Material Fee: $80
This class is the perfect opportunity for students with some
basic jewelry making skills to add to their skill set. During
this workshop students will learn some different and
interesting ways to make the classic hoop earring. Through
demonstrations and hands on experience, students should
expect to go home with at least one pair of completed
sterling hoop earrings, and armed with the knowledge to
make more. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1
Kathy Binns
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METALSMITHING & JEWELRY
Joy Raskin
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Jewelry Finishing Techniques
SJWR025 / Sat, Feb 22 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $25
Do you want to do a better job of cleaning up and finishing
your jewelry? Want to understand how to properly use the
flexible shaft with assorted grinding wheels and use the
polishing machine better? We will cover everything needed
to finish off your jewelry so that it is polished to perfection
and clean of the black polishing compound. Methods such
as using a tumbler, an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaner,
choosing from the many varieties of grinding and
deburring wheels available, and knowing what polishing
compounds to use on the buffing machine will all be
discussed. Prerequisite: None
Make Your Own
Jewelry Findings Workshop
Paul Revere: The Man,
the Myth and the Material
MJWR027 / Sat, Apr 18 (1 day)
Kathy Binns / Manchester
10am – 5pm
Tuition: $105
Material Fee: $50
It wouldn’t be Patriot’s Day in New England without
celebrating our favorite son, Paul Revere. In this workshop
Rings and Bangles Workshop
SJWR017 / Sun, Mar 1 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $25
Have fun learning to make your own rings and bracelets.
Various ring designs such as wide textured band rings, thin
wire rings, rings set with gemstones, spinner rings and
much more will be covered. Bracelets such as cuff bracelets,
slip on bangles and flexible chain bracelets will all be
covered. Techniques such as soldering, hammering,
stamping, bezel-setting stones, twisting wire, simple chainmaking, and much more all will be used. You’ll get to go
home with a whole new collection of fabulous rings and
bracelets. Prerequisite: None
Viking and Knitted Wire Chains
Workshop
SJWR028 / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $25
We will learn to make the Viking chain, which is an ancient
chain that is completely knitted by hand. By knitting we will
make a tubular chain that is supple, lightweight, and
beautiful to wear. Variations on the Viking chain will be
demonstrated as well. Other methods covered include using
a knitting spool, a crotchet hook, and the woven chain
method. After we are done knitting our chains, we will draw
them through a wooden drawplate to even out the chain and
make it longer and thinner. Lastly, we will finish off our
chains and tips on endings, clasps, jump rings will be given.
We will be using 22-gauge to 28-gauge wire, either in copper
or fine silver. Prerequisite: None
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SJWR010 / Sat, Mar 7 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Material Fee: $25
This workshop is for beaders, glass bead artists and anyone
seeking to learn how to make your own ear wires, clasps,
pin backs and more. Ever want to make your own findings
for your fabulous glass beads or your exquisite beadwork or
be able to apply jewelry findings on your art creations? We
will learn to make a variety of different styles of ear wires,
wire clasps beside the usual hook clasp such as toggles, pin
backs, and hairpins. Very simple tools are needed. Low-tech
ways of cleaning and polishing findings with a Dremel
rotary tool will be covered. Prerequisite: None
learn about Revere the man and his actual role in the
American Revolution. We’ll take a look back to Boston in
1775, the city, its culture and its manufacturing-specifically
silversmithing. We will then take a glance back at Revere’s
designs for his silver, his production methods during his
career and his innovations and inventions after the war. We
will then form a small bowl using some of the similar tools
and techniques that Revere would have used. Welcome
back to the 18th century! Prerequisite: None
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Painting
group critique. Oil, pastel and water media artists are
welcome. Prerequisite: Introduction to Abstracting the
Landscape
Abstract Painting I
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Portrait Painting
SMAW045 / Fri – Sun, Apr 10 – 12 (3 days)
Richard Whitney / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $495
Model Fee: $30
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Landscape Painting
Simplified
SMAW037 / Wed – Fri, May 6 – 8 (3 days)
Jerry Weiss / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $495
SPTN016A / Apr 6 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Mondays, 1 – 5pm
Tuition: $180
This class will include instruction in Objective and NonObjective Abstraction. Objective Abstraction in art indicates
a departure from reality in the depiction of a subject. For
each artist in the class this departure from accurate
representation might be only slight, or it might be partial, or
it might be complete, depending on individual choice. This
class will begin by focusing on the abstraction of objective
painting subjects, such as landscape, the figure and still life.
Non-Objective work will be encouraged and metaphorical
responses will be emphasized, enhancing an artist’s
freedom of creative vision. There will be demonstrations of
innovative painting techniques. Oil, pastel and water media
artists of all levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None
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Introduction to Encaustic
Painting
MAW044 / Sat & Sun, Apr 25 – 26 (2 days)
Kellie Weeks / Sharon
9am – 3pm
Tuition: $330
Material Fee: $10
Abstracting the Landscape I
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SPTN030 / Apr 7 – May 12 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Tuesdays, 9am – 1pm
Tuition: $180
This class is a continuation of work in Objective and NonObjective Abstraction. Objective Abstraction in art indicates
a departure from reality in the depiction of landscape, the
figure, still life and thought. Non-Objective work,
metaphorical responses to all subject matter and
experiences, is emphasized. Artists in this class progress
towards Non-Objective Abstraction in an environment of
free creative vision with group interaction and support.
There are demonstrations of innovative painting
techniques. Oil, pastel and water media artists are welcome.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Abstract Painting
Alla Prima
MPTG075 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Tricia Gibbs / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
Abstracting the Landscape II
SPTN029 / Apr 10 – May 15 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 2pm
Tuition: $180
This is a class for landscape painters who would like to
expand beyond traditionalism and realism. Instruction in
this class does not seek to replace each artist’s traditional
way of painting, but encourages new dimensions to the way
that an artist approaches the subject, both in vision and in
paint application. Metaphorical responses are emphasized,
enhancing an artist’s sensitivity to the landscape, resulting
in creative visions and innovative painting techniques.
Classes are held in both the studio and the landscape.
Individual attention is given to maintain and encourage
each artist’s vision and style. Classes end with a gentle
Betsy Holmes
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SPTN015A / Apr 9 – May 14 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 2pm
Tuition: $180
Would you like to contemporize your painting vision and
skills? This is a class for artists who would like to expand
beyond traditionalism and realism. Add new dimensions to
the way that you approach a subject, both in vision and in
paint application. Metaphorical responses will be
emphasized, enhancing freedom and sensitivity to the
landscape, resulting in creative vision and innovative
painting techniques. Classes will be held in the studio and
in the landscape. Individual attention will be given to
maintain and encourage individual vision and style. Classes
will end with a gentle group critique. Oil, pastel and water
media artists of all levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None
Abstract Painting II
Deidre Riley
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This course will help the beginning and intermediate
painter make quick critical decisions about composition,
form, color, tone and scale using an alla prima technique.
Students will learn how to build an oil painting within a
short window of time while helping define personal
expression. Through direct observational study, the student
will apply traditional painting skills, such as controlled
brushwork and accurate color mixing, in creating a small oil
sketch during each class. There will be discussion of
materials, preparation of painting surfaces, color theory and
an introduction to artists who work in this method. Each
class will begin with quick sketches to define composition
and continue to build the painting by blocking in shadow
and working up to the highlights. Prerequisite: Beginning
Drawing
Beginning Oil Painting
Color for Painters
MPTN025 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Deidre Riley / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This class is designed to help the painter improve their
ability to perceive relational color and to express that vision
in the finished painting. You will learn to accurately observe
color relationships and mix equivalent relationships in oil
The Essence of Watercolor
MPTG079 / Mar 16 – Apr 20 (6 weeks)
Rhonda McCune / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
In this class, we will explore the expressive side of
watercolor by experimenting with its fluid nature, working
from observation and the imagination. We will look for the
inherent beauty and abstraction in ordinary objects,
landscapes and seascapes, as well as purely nonrepresentational compositions. Techniques will include alla
prima and the painterly style—working quickly, letting the
paint flow while simultaneously controlling it, and taking
advantage of “happy accidents”. Come discover your
creative spirit through the essence of watercolor.
Prerequisite: None
Expanding Your Work
through Creating a Series
SPTN001 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Alicia Drakiotes / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
As artists, we all dream of special projects. This discussion
and critique-based course explores the need for more than
one work of art to convey an idea or technique. Students
will identify their artistic longings, formulate realistic goals
for a series of paintings or drawings to express these
longings, and then work to accomplish these goals in a
supportive group environment. Students will produce their
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MPTG004 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Stuart Ober / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This class curriculum exposes the essential basic elements
of oil painting practices to beginners while strengthening
these techniques for intermediate level students who seek
to expand their abilities. Emphasis is placed on the control
of color and paint handling to gain a strong foundation for
future work. A focus is given to composition and personal
expression. This course meets simultaneously with
Intermediate Oil Painting. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
paint. Working from still life set ups and the live model, you
will learn to understand how to express light through the
relative nature of colors and the elements of value, chroma
and hue. A large part of the class will focus on color studies
from observation and color memory exercises. Mixing color
charts for personal use and discussion on color composition
will be incorporated into the class. Prerequisite: Beginning
Drawing and Beginning Painting
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pieces outside of class, students who require studio time
may work during class. All 2D media are welcome.
Participants should have basic skills in their chosen
medium, and should be prepared to share work and worksin-progress with the class. Prerequisite: None
myth that watercolor is intimidating or unforgiving is
debunked. Learn about watercolor paints, papers, brushes
and more as you work alongside other beginners to
develop an understanding of color values, composition
and technique in a supportive group environment.
Prerequisite: None
Experimental Painting and Mixed Media
SPTN009 / Mar 18 – May 20 (10 weeks)
Frankie Brackley Tolman / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $225
Material Fee: $10
This course is for experienced or beginning painters who
would like to produce work that is exciting and which
reflects their own personal style. We will be working with a
variety of materials, supports, and the water-medium of
your choice (acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or casein). Several
contemporary styles of painting and mixed media will be
explored. We will investigate various acrylic-based additives
and using found or discarded objects. All you need is the
courage to try something new and the ability to have fun.
Prerequisite: None
Intermediate Oil Painting
Explore/Exploit/Express
Intermediate Watercolor
MMAW010 / Feb 5 – Apr 9 (10 weeks)
Patrick McCay / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Tuition: $225
A studio course focused on getting your work beyond the
‘mundane and mechanical’ in both imagery and surface
expression. The class balances the importance of continued
technical development and personal expression. Learn to
take expressive control of your ‘canvas’ while exploring and
exploiting more sophisticated, visually exciting concepts
and images. Assignments are ‘open’ and designed to
facilitate the students’ aspirations in drawing and painting;
Students are mentored ‘hands on’ in the media of their
choosing. Shared interactions, critiques and demonstrations
pepper the working intensity of the class. Prerequisite:
Intermediate Drawing and Intermediate Painting
SPTN008A / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
SPTN008B / Mar 25 – Apr 29 (6 weeks)
Mia Mead / Sharon
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30
Tuition: $135
Join us as we further develop our foundation in watercolor
practices. Paint alongside other intermediate-level artists to
further develop your technique and style in a supportive
group environment, while working from still-life
arrangements or photographs. Take the opportunity to push
your traditional practices, making use of peer interaction
and guidance. There will be demonstrations, individual
instruction and group critiques. Prerequisite:
Fundamentals of Watercolor
MPTG014 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Stuart Ober / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This class curriculum exposes the essential basic
elements of oil painting practices to beginners, while
strengthening these techniques for intermediate level
students who seek to expand their abilities. Emphasis is
placed on the control of color and paint handling to gain
a strong foundation for future work. A focus is given to
composition and personal expression. This course meets
simultaneously with Intermediate Oil Painting.
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
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MPTN024 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Deidre Riley / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 - 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will focus on the subject of florals with an
emphasis on composition, color, and edge variety. Working
within the direct painting method you will learn various
techniques necessary for handling the complex subject of
flowers. Focus will be on expressing the effects of light on
the subject and developing an understanding of the
underlying structure and form of flowers. Discussion will
be on how to see more abstractly in order to understand the
whole composition as a pattern of light and dark value
shapes. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Fundamentals of Watercolor
SPTN007A / 6 weeks: Feb 4 – Mar 11
(6 weeks)
SPTN007B / 6 weeks: Mar 25 – Apr 29
(6 weeks)
Mia Mead / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Painting in watercolor can be simple, relaxing, and
enjoyable, all the while producing exquisite results. The
Tricia Gibbs
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Floral Painting
Karen Blackwood
Portrait Painting
MPTN027 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Jim Burke / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will introduce and develop methods, processes,
and applied techniques utilized in representational
narrative painting. Through assigned projects, students will
focus on concept/story, thumbnails, sketches, drawing,
value, color, edge control and finish. A broad range of
instructor presentations and demonstrations will promote
new artistic influences, as well as a variety of approaches
and oil painting techniques. Prerequisite: None
MPTG015 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $270
Model Fee: $60
Learn about facial structure and anatomy while giving full
expression to the human face. Gain a solid understanding of
how to develop and learn to combine the skills, intuition and
freedom needed to create a unique and felt portrait. Open to
oils, acrylics or pastels! Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Painting for All Levels: Open Studio
MPTN012A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Peter Dixon / Manchester
Wednesdays, 1 – 3:50pm
Tuition: $270
SPTN012B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Peter Dixon / Sharon
Tuesdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $270
Painting from Observation
MPTN026 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $270
Model Fee: $15
In this course, discover how painting from observation and
abstract ideas of pictorial organization open up
opportunities for the making of a strong composition.
During these 12 weeks we will explore the still- life, the
portrait, the figure and the landscape. Open to oils, acrylics
or pastels. “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly
observed, will set off a revolution.” —Paul Cezanne
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Tonal Drawing & Grisaille Painting!
MDRA052 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Like the study of perspective, this is a specialized course
that is valuable to painters, graphic artists and draughtsmen
alike. Using both drawing and painting techniques, learn
how to compose with mass in terms of lights and darks and
shapes and tonal values, all of which are indispensable
when using colors. The first half of the course will deal with
tonal drawing, the second half with grisaille painting. It is
open to all drawing mediums as well as oils, acrylics and or
pastels. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Miniature Painting Workshop
MPTN010 / Fri – Sun, Mar 13 - 15 (3 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $234
This course offers specific techniques needed to compose
and paint a small scale painting ( from 4” in height and
width and under 12” ) working from observation and using
portraiture and the still life. This workshop is open to oil
and acrylic. Prerequisite: Basic painting experience
The Landscape Simplified Workshop
MPTN028 / Sat & Sun, Feb 28 & Mar 1 (2 days)
Karen Blackwood / Manchester
9:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $250
Simplifying the landscape is easy when you know how to
look for the big shapes, limit your values and use a
limited palette. Nationally recognized artist, Karen
Blackwood will discuss and demonstrate these principles
to help you in your landscape painting. Prerequisite:
Basic painting experience
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MPTN012B / Mar 21 – Apr 25 (6 weeks)
Tricia Gibbs / Manchester
Saturdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135
Develop and expand skills and existing work, and explore
new ideas. Students will work with the mediums of their
choice in any style, from realism to abstraction. Through
individual and group critiques, you will share in the creative
process of other artists and become more confident in your
own work. All 2D mediums welcome. Prerequisite: None
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Color Photography II
Photography/Digital
MPHO016A / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Claudia Rippee / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is the continuation of the certificate program’s
Color Photography I course, the exploration and means of
image making through color. Working with slides,
negatives, and digital files, students will refine skills of
perception, analysis, and expression in color. Archivalquality color prints will be produced in the digital lab and
time will be allotted for individual experimentation and
creative exploration. Prerequisite: Color Photography I
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
MPHO049A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Thursdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
Adobe has made Lightroom the most user friendly software
on the market and this course is designed to be an
exploration of its vast reach, as well as, provide meaningful
insight on how to best utilize it to serve your specific needs.
If you ever wanted to be able to organize all of your images
into one easy to use catalog, this is the software for you. We
will organize, edit, and print our images and create some
slide shows and web galleries. We will also take a look at
techniques for creating beautiful black and white images.
Camera capture, fine art printing, and Photoshop will be
discussed. Advanced techniques such as channel-mixing,
masking, and LAB color will be introduced. No experience
necessary. Please bring your digital images and digital
camera. Prerequisite: None
Digital Photography I
MPHO001A / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Mondays, 7 - 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
MPHT010A / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane / Sharon
Mondays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $270
This course will guide you through the basic operations and
features of your digital SLR camera to create high quality
photographic images. File formats including the appropriate
use of jpeg and raw files, will be covered along with correct
exposure and color through the use of the histogram and
custom white balance features of your camera. Lens
selection, depth of field, and proper shutter speed settings
for a variety of subject matter will also be extensively
reviewed as will ISO and color space options. Each student
will make a portfolio of six to eight images based on a
theme of their choice and will have the opportunity to print
photographs in our state-of-the-art digital lab. Students will
use Adobe Lightroom 3 to catalog and process their images.
A digital SLR camera is required for this course.
Prerequisite: Visual Studies (Certificate Students only)
Certificate Photo Seminar
MPHO018A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Dia Stolnitz & Gary Samson / Manchester
Thursdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is offered to students during their final term of
the Certificate Program. Final projects related to the
student’s particular interest in photography are developed,
worked on, and critiqued in class in preparation for the
Commencement Exhibition. Prerequisite: All previous
required classes in the certificate program
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Gary Samson
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Documentary Photography
MPHO010A / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Mark Morelli / Manchester
Saturdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is designed to explain and expand upon the
traditional meaning of documentary photography by
examining the work of different artists and how each
approached this genre in various ways. Beginning with
traditional interpretations of documentation and moving
towards broader and more complex approaches, students
will learn how photographs can be produced and organized
in series to create documentary work with more visual and
intellectual complexity. They will learn that documentary
photographic projects need not be constructed around a
single idea, but rather, can be layered both conceptually and
thematically: for example, as portraits, urban or rural
landscapes, neighborhoods, social groups, family, cities or
geographic regions, subcultures, interior spaces, etc.
Ultimately, these multidimensional viewpoints can become
a larger ‘document’ that is greater than the sum of their
individual parts. Students will create a portfolio based on
their own interpretation of documentary photography.
Prerequisite: Basic photo experience
Mike Ariel
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History of Photography
MPHO027A /Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Glen Scheffer / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 7:50pm
Tuition: $180
A lecture and slide survey of photography and its
practitioners from the mid-19th century to the present.
Technical and aesthetic developments in the medium are
covered. Prerequisite: Certificate students only: all first
year requirements
Intermediate Photoshop
Intro to Architectural Photography
MPHO053A / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
MPHO053B / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Jen Drociak / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50 pm
Tuition: $135
Intro to Photoshop
MPHO075A / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7-9:50pm
Tuition: $270
SPHO075B / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $270
Photoshop has been the industry standard in photo-editing
for twenty years. Come find out why. We’ll look at fixing
photos, creating composites, making the ordinary
extraordinary, and printing. We’ll use Adobe Photoshop CS5
and Epson printers to create one-of-a-kind images that will
last forever. Prerequisite: None
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MPHO061A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 - 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course builds on the skills developed in Intro to
Photoshop. Students will continue to work with Adobe
Photoshop CS4 software exploring the use of layers,
masks, and advanced image correction techniques. Film
and flatbed scanners are available in the digital lab for
use by film-based photographers and all students are
encouraged to use the large format Epson printers.
Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop
This class will examine the history of architectural
photography and discuss its role in creating fine art pieces
as well as its usage in commercial applications. Using a
digital SLR camera, we will cover photographing both
exterior and interior environments, selecting angles and
perspectives, solving lighting issues, and editing images in
Adobe Photoshop. We will also explore a range of early and
contemporary photographers including: Eugene Atget,
Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Geffeler, Andreas Gursky,
Candida Hofer, Aberlado Morell, Nicholas Nixon, Julius
Schulman, Charles Sheeler, Ezra Stoller, Hiroshi Sugimoto,
among others. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I and
Intro to Photoshop
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Creative Flower Photography
Workshop
SPHT009 / Sat May 16 (1 day)
Guy Biechele / Sharon
10am – 3:30pm
Tuition: $82
Hardly anyone can resist photographing flowers. They are
everywhere and present an endless array of colors, shapes
and patterns. In this workshop we will explore new ways of
seeing and photographing flowers to create beautiful
images that go beyond the usual record shot of a flower. We
will experiment with light, focus and backgrounds to
achieve truly unique images. Capturing images that express
beauty and our own personal vision will be the objective of
this workshop. Participants are asked to bring their camera
and whatever lenses they have (especially macro, and prime
lenses if they have them, in addition to the usual zoom
lenses). Also, people are asked to bring a bouquet of flowers
in a vase to photograph and share. Prerequisite: None
Guy Biechele
The “Digital Quilt” Workshop
MPHO083A / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Mike Ariel / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
This is the workshop that everyone has been raving about.
Turn your family photos into one-of-a-kind designs that
become quilt squares. Using Adobe Photoshop CS6 we will
scan family photos, keepsakes, and memories and use them
to create designs that will be printed on fabric using an inkjet printer. The designs then go together to create a quilt.
This unique project is a gift you’ll always treasure.
Prerequisite: None
Taking Charge
SPHT015 / Sat, Mar 14 (1 day)
Guy Biechele / Sharon
10am – 2:30pm
Tuition: $68
Your interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or new
Mirrorless type) is a powerful photographic tool. It is easy
to feel overwhelmed by all the choices they offer—
metering and exposure modes, lens choices, flash options,
JPEG vs. RAW, etc. Learn how to take advantage of the
flexibility of your interchangeable lens camera to become
a better photographer. This workshop will help you to
make the most of you interchangeable lens camera
whether you use your camera for family portraits,
landscapes, or other subjects. Participants should bring
their camera, camera manual, and any accessories such as
lenses, flash attachments, filters, etc for discussion.
Prerequisite: None
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“New Camera”
Boot Camp Workshop
MPHO076A / Sat, Jan 17 (1 day)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
You just got a camera (or you just want to know what that
button does) and you’re not sure how to make it work. This
is the one-day workshop for you. We’ll take a look at how to
make the best images possible by using all of the options
that your camera offers. We’ll explore the four main
elements of exposure...Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and
white balance, as we make our photos look better than ever.
Prerequisite: None
Mike Ariel
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I’m Smarter Than My Camera!
Printmaking
Experimental Printmaking
SPRT038 / Mar 17 – Apr 28 (6 weeks;
no class Apr 7)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Come explore the world of printmaking by using brayers,
brushes, and found objects. Monoprints will be made of
color, shape, and texture. Open yourself to new directions
and avenues.
Reduction Woodcuts
SPRT039 / Mar 19 – Apr 30 (6 weeks;
no class Apr 9)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Try your hand at this woodblock print method by using one
block, instead of many, to render your unique print into an
edition. Use of Chine Colle and other specialty papers will
enhance your unique prints. Prerequisite: None
Intro to Letterpress
PRT040 / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Erin Sweeney / Manchester
Saturdays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This course is an introduction to all things Letterpress.
Students will learn the basics of letterpress printing through
demonstrations and hands-on experience. Letterpress
printing is ideal for creating broadsides, posters, cards, and a
myriad of books. Using the Institute’s array of lead and wood
type and engraved imagery, as well as student-generated
imagery and polymer plates, we will explore composition,
typography, and color. We will also discuss the history of
printing, as well as contemporary letterpress printing,
looking at the work of many artists utilizing this process.
Additionally, we will explore pressure printing, relief
printing, and experimental techniques. Prerequisite: None
Stone Lithography
PRT018 / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Bill Cass / Manchester
Saturdays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
Stone lithography is the original lithographic print process
that is still favored by contemporary printmakers. One of its
many unique qualities is its autographic ability to print the
exact marks that the artist makes from the broadest brush
stroke to the tiniest pencil detail. Participants will each
draw on and print a lithographic stone. This course will
include the preparatory process of cleaning and graining
the stone followed by demonstrations of different methods
of drawing and printing. Prerequisite: None
Intro to Printmaking
PRT012 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Elizabeth Cameron / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
Come explore traditional printmaking techniques such as
linoleum block printing, copper etching, silkscreen,
lithography, and monotype. Students will have the
opportunity to experiment with a variety of processes,
printing presses, tools, water soluble and oil-based inks, and
printmaking papers. Experience the excitement of
developing your drawings and designs into fine art prints.
Prerequisite: None
PRT001 / Feb 2 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Elizabeth Cameron / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Erin Sweeney
PRT037 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
James Chase / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
Students will learn the basics of printing with silk screens
using a variety of processes. We will cover rubylith cutting,
photo emulsion and direct drawing techniques. Using
sketches and photos brought from home, students will
consider their ideas within this specific medium and its
context within printmaking and contemporary art.
Prerequisite: None
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Intro to Silkscreen
Printmaking Open Studio
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
Tuition: $270
Material Fee: $25
This course is designed for the advanced student who is
interested in working independently in the printmaking
studio with an instructor. Students will continue their
exploration of the materials (equipment, tools, papers and
inks) and processes, such as relief, intaglio, silkscreen,
monotype and lithography used by printmakers to create
multiple works of art. Certificate Students with the
instructor will develop a curriculum for the semester. This
will include the specific goals for class and homework
assignments. Prerequisite: Basic Printmaking skills or
permission of the instructor
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DISCOVER YOUR
PASSION
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Interior Design | Painting | Photography | Printmaking
Our Certificate Program fosters
and encourages personal creativity,
ideas, and artistic excellence.
Acquire skills and aesthetics to
develop your independent voice in
a specific concentration. Choose
from Interior Design, Painting,
Photography, or Printmaking.
The Certificate Program is a nondegree/non-credit, part-time
course of study, and offers a
structured, focused curriculum.
Through a series of required and
elective courses, students will gain
a solid foundation in their area of
concentration and move on to a
personal body of work. Students
will work with an advisor to
monitor their progress and help
with scheduling. The Certificate
Program culminates with a
commencement exhibition and
ceremony.
Time required to complete the
Certificate Program is dependent
upon the specific requirements of
the chosen concentration, and the
number of courses taken each
semester. Varying courses are
offered each fall and spring
semester, please refer to the
Community Education course
schedule for class schedules.
For more information about the
Certificate Program in any
concentration, please contact Chris
Archer, Director of Community
Education: (603) 836-2561 or
[email protected]
To enroll, an application and personal statement must be completed;
these are available online at: www.nhia.edu/certificate.
RICHARD WHITNEY
PUBLIC LECTURE AND
3-DAY MASTER ARTIST WORKSHOP
“Portrait Painting
Past and Present”
A Public Talk by Richard Whitney
Friday, April 10, 7pm
Bass Hall; Monadnock Center
19 Grove St., Peterborough, NH
Free
Internationally renowned artist, Richard
Whitney will discuss his career as a portrait
painter and end show how he put together some
of the more challenging and complex portraits he
has painted. Mr. Whitney will also show nearly
120 portraits by painters of the past that he
admires as well as his own work.
Co-sponsored by Monadnock Center
for History and Culture and
New Hampshire Institute of Art.
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
THE MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE
AND NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ART
PRESENT:
Richard Whitney
Portrait Painting
Master Artist Workshop
ABOUT RICHARD WHITNEY
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Richard Whitney is internationally known for his portraits and
landscapes painted in the style of classical realism. Town and Country
magazine has named him one of the top portrait painters in America,
and Fine Art Connoisseur calls Whitney one of the “giants of the field”
of figurative painting. Whitney was recently honored by Sotheby’s of
New York as a living master of the classical tradition. He has won over
40 regional and national awards and three grants from the
Greenshields’ Foundation of Montreal. Whitney’s paintings hang in over
600 public and private collections throughout the United States and
abroad, including include the Anchorage Museum of Art and History,
the Anderson House Museum, the Newark Museum, the Pentagon,
Harvard University, and the Catholic University of Portugal. Mr.
Whitney is the author of Painting the Visual Impression and a coauthor of the book Realism in Revolution: The Art of the Boston
School. His paintings have also been reproduced in the book Edmund
C. Tarbell and the Boston School of Painting. Mr. Whitney has traveled
and painted in Europe, Japan, Alaska and the Caribbean and has
lectured and conducted workshops throughout the United States.
SMAW045 / Fri – Sun, Apr 10 – 12
(3 days)
Richard Whitney / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $495
Model Fee: $30
This immersive workshop offers the opportunity
for painters to dive deeper into the world of
portraiture. With the guidance and instruction of
Master Artist, Richard Whitney, students will
work with a model to explore new approaches
and techniques to improve their skill and
develop their artistic voice. Artists supply their
own materials for drawing and painting (oil
paints only). Prerequisite: Portrait experience
recommended.
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Jerry Weiss
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Meet the Masters
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DRAWING
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PAINTING
Figure Drawing Simplified
Landscape Painting Simplified
MMAW042
Jerry Weiss / Manchester
Mon - Fri, April 6 - 10,
5 days, 10am - 4pm
Tuition: $825
This five day workshop will address basic aspects of figure
drawing, which are relevant to both the beginning and more
experienced draftsman. Our interests include placement of
the figure on the page; gesture; proportions and
measurement; lines of comparison; angles; symmetry and
bilateral construction; notice of anatomical landmarks;
variation of line; interior and exterior contours; and
modeling of form by hatching and shading. The workshop
will feature frequent demonstrations and references to
examples by the masters, all intended to enhance our
attention to and understanding of the living model before
us. The intention is to encourage an understanding of the
general principles of drawing the human figure, while
working from the individual model and observing specific
characterization. Poses will run from several minutes to
several hours in duration. Prerequisite: Intermediate
Drawing Skills
SMAW037
Jerry Weiss / Sharon
Wed - Fri, May 6 – 8
3 days, 10am - 4pm
Tuition: $495
Landscape painting on site can be a daunting pursuit even
for experienced artists. This workshop offers suggestions to
simplify its complexities. The choice of composition,
importance of draftsmanship, use of a limited palette, and
simplification of value and color shapes are among the
principles that will be taught and demonstrated. An
appreciation of these concepts will enrich the practice of
painting outdoors. Prerequisite: Recommended for
intermediate to advanced painters
ABOUT JERRY WEISS
Jerry Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami,
Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein,
Robert Beverly Hale, Mary Beth McKenzie, Ted Seth Jacobs and
Jack Faragasso at The Art Students League and the National
Academy in New York City. He has had numerous one-man
exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his paintings are
represented in public, private, and corporate collections. Jerry
teaches figure drawing and painting at the Art Students League
of New York, as well as intensive workshops there and in other
venues around the country. His teaching career has included art
schools and associations in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,
Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, and
Washington; and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts for fifteen
years. Weiss writes features and the ‘Master Class’ column as
Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine .
Kellie Weeks
Nicholas Raynolds
NH INSTITUTE OF ART
WINTER/SPRING 2015 / Community Education
Meet the Masters
DRAWING
PAINTING
Introduction to
Encaustic Painting
MMAW041
Nicholas Raynolds / Manchester
Mon – Fri, April 20 - 24
5 days, 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $825
Come explore the fundamentals of Drawing with Nicholas
Raynolds. Through demonstrations and individual
critiques, we will spend the week exploring different
aspects of the art of drawing. Intended for the novice
practitioner, this dynamic class will exercise the eye, hand
and mind. Participants should come with a willingness to
challenge their preconceptions as we survey some of the
most important technical, theoretical and perceptual
applications of the art of drawing; composition, pattern,
shape & design; mass, value and light; line, structure and
linear perspective. Prerequisite: None
MAW044 / Sat & Sun, Apr 25 – 26 (2 days)
Kellie Weeks / Sharon
9am – 3pm
Tuition: $330
Material Fee: $10
Come and experience the richness of encaustic, a beeswaxbased paint that is worked hot. This painting technique,
revived by Karl Zerbe, Jasper Johns, Diego Rivera, and
many others, offers both vigorous spontaneity while also
giving the artist full control over the medium. Encaustic is
ideal for someone interested not only in painting, but for
exploring all that can be accomplished with achieving
textural and translucent, layering effects. Combined with
collage and other methods, encaustic will help to precisely
execute your artistic ideas and promote full self-expression.
Prerequisite: None
ABOUT NICHOLAS RAYNOLDS
ABOUT KELLIE WEEKS
Nicholas Raynolds paints in the classic tradition of the French
Academy. He believes students should work from life as much as
possible to fully tap into the ‘language of the eye’. Nicholas is
recognized as a versatile and accomplished talent in both
drawing and painting, working successfully in multiple genres
including the portrait and figure, landscape, interiors, and stilllife. He studied at Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, NY, and has
taught at the Art Students League and the National Academy,
NY; the Gage Academy, Seattle, and the Penland School of
Crafts, NC. Nicholas has exhibited extensively nationally and
abroad and has work in numerous permanent and private
collections: the Forbes Collection, NY; the TIA Collection and
Arkansas Art Center Museum, Little Rock. His work appears in
books and magazines such as in Juliette Aristides’ books:
“Lessons in Classical Drawing” and “Classical Painting Atelier”;
American Artist’s ‘Drawing’; ‘The Artist’s’ and ‘Art Collector’;
French art magazine ‘Pratique des Art’ as well as the cover of
John Updike’s ‘Seek My Face’. www.nicholasraynolds.com
Kellie Weeks is an abstract painter. Often in her work, basic
fields of color, shapes, and objects are seen yielding to one
another or competing for space. These dynamic compositions
tend to describe simple relationships which reveal pertinent
information about mankind and what it means to be a living
being in this world, all the while, trying to illuminate the human
spirit and the journey it is on. After years of exploring many
media, she is now focused on painting with pigment sticks and
encaustic, an ancient medium that is comprised of beeswax,
resin and dry pigments. While using encaustic for their
insurmountable quality, depth, and brilliancy, Kellie also
incorporates dry pigments, metal leaf, shellac, and other mixed
media as vehicles to develop a whole lexicon of imagery. Kellie’s
work has been exhibited nationally in a multitude of juried and
group shows including” Imagination” at the Museum of Modern
Art in New York City in 2011. Her work is part of many private
and public collections. Kellie received her BFA from Bradford
College in 2001.
www.nhia.edu • www.sharonarts.org
Eye, Hand & Mind;
Fundamentals of Drawing
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Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane
Jim Burke
Community Education / WINTER/SPRING 2015
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Artist Workshops
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NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ART
Graduate Programs
MA in Art Education
This graduate degree is more than
professional development, it’s an
opportunity for art educators to
rediscover their own art. Because the
highly flexible, low-residency degree is
focused primarily in the studio
environment, educators are given the
unique opportunity to spend the majority
of their time expanding and developing
their own artistic skills without
interrupting their respective careers.
Professional Development
Whether you already have a graduate
degree, or are not ready to commit to
a degree program the MA in Art
Education at the New Hampshire
Institute of Art has many opportunities
for educators to earn graduate credit.
Master of Fine Arts
The goal of the low-residency Master
of Fine Arts in Creative Writing,
Photography, Visual Arts, and Writing
for Stage and Screen is to cultivate
artists who understand, engage and
evolve, the professional field in which
they are interested.
Graduate Admissions
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Manchester NH 03104
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maae.nhia.edu | mfa.nhia.edu
MAAE and MFA are accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
ARTWORK: SOUTHWESTERN LANDSCAPE, 2012. EMILY MASTERSON, NHIA DIRECTOR OF MA IN ART EDUCATION
For details on this week-long Masters workshop, see page 25.
RICHARD WHITNEY
Portrait Painting with Master Artist
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