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Adult Art Classes – Fall 2019

Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults

Fridays, 10 AM to 12pm (noon) at the MAC Studio
November 15 – December 13 | 4 classes (No Class November 29); Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$105 MAC members | $125 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor

Description: This course is a perfect “next step” for those who would like to explore watercolor painting beyond a basic understanding of color and brush strokes. Using the brilliant nature of light (and dark), we’ll “push” the medium, adding other water media, brushes, and paper surfaces, and experiment with palette color mixing to capture magic and luminosity. In each class, we will start a new painting together using landscape, still life, the figure, abstract or imaginative thought, or narrative ideas as subjects. Each class will also provide a brief and supportive group “critique”. Students will leave with expanded knowledge of technique and traditional and contemporary use of watercolor.

About the Instructor: Jay Ryan is a Fairhaven painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  A former K-12 public school art teacher and administrator, Jay has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Framingham State and Lesley Universities. His work has been locally shown at the Judith Klein Gallery, ArtWorks! and Gallery X in New Bedford, and the Marion Art Center.

 


Adult Art Classes – Winter 2020

Beginning Drawing for Adults

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
February 4 – March 3 | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$135 MAC members | $155 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Catherine Carter, Instructor

Description: Discover the secrets of realistic drawing! Using pencil and paper, we will develop our observational and mark-making skills through traditional exercises and projects. This course is an opportunity to learn the basics in an encouraging environment.

Supplies: Students are asked to bring an HB graphite pencil, a white eraser, and a pad of 11” x 14” white drawing paper to class. 

About the Instructor: Catherine Carter has been teaching drawing and painting to all ages and levels of experience for the past 22 years, including 16 years as an adjunct faculty member at Framingham State University.  Her paintings are held in numerous public, corporate, and hospitality collections including the Boston Public Library, Meditech Information Technology, and the Four Seasons Hotel.  Carter holds an an MFA in painting from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and has a studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford, MA.

 

Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults

Fridays, 10 AM to 12pm (noon) at the MAC Studio
January 10 – February 28 | 8 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather

Cost: $195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor

Description: This course is a perfect “next step” for those who would like to explore watercolor painting beyond a basic understanding of color and brush strokes. Using the brilliant nature of light (and dark), we’ll “push” the medium, adding other water media, brushes, and paper surfaces, and experiment with palette color mixing to capture magic and luminosity. In each class, we will start a new painting together using landscape, still life, the figure, abstract or imaginative thought, or narrative ideas as subjects. Each class will also provide a brief and supportive group “critique”. Students will leave with expanded knowledge of technique and traditional and contemporary use of watercolor.

About the Instructor: Jay Ryan is a Fairhaven painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  A former K-12 public school art teacher and administrator, Jay has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Framingham State and Lesley Universities. His work has been locally shown at the Judith Klein Gallery, ArtWorks! and Gallery X in New Bedford, and the Marion Art Center.

 


Adult Art Classes – Spring 2020

Botanical Drawing for Adults

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
March 17 – April 14 | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$135 MAC members (plus $10 materials fee) | $155 non-members (plus $10 materials fee); minimum 5 students
Catherine Carter, Instructor

Description: Capture the beauty of flowers, plants and fruits in your drawings! We will use colored pencils to explore the complex shapes and intricate surfaces of botanical subject matter, with a focus on value, color, and composition. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students.

Students should bring the following supplies: A pad of 9” x 12” Bristol paper (smooth surface), a 2H graphite pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a package of Prismacolor colored pencils (pack of 24 or more recommended).

About the Instructor: Catherine Carter has been teaching drawing and painting to all ages and levels of experience for the past 22 years, including 16 years as an adjunct faculty member at Framingham State University.  Her paintings are held in numerous public, corporate, and hospitality collections including the Boston Public Library, Meditech Information Technology, and the Four Seasons Hotel.  Carter holds an an MFA in painting from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and has a studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford, MA.

 

Beginning and Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

March 12 – April 30 | 8 weeks

$195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Patricia White, Instructor

Description: After a brief introduction each week, students will explore different techniques, while working on the landscape, still life, figurative, and/or imaginative painting, in a nurturing environment.

About the Instructor: Patricia White is an illustrator, a painter, and a Gallery Instructor Associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is past President of the Marion Art Center and the current President of the Bourne-Wareham Art Association. She studied Illustration and Realist Painting at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Marion Art Center, The Jonathan Bourne Library, The Thomas Hanley Gallery in Falmouth, The Wareham Library, Don’s Art Shop of Warren, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ArtWorks of New Bedford, the Annual BWAA Show and Sale, and the Gift Shop of The Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Elizabeth Brainaird (former student) | October Delight | watercolor

 

Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults

Dates TBD | 8 weeks

$195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor

 

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