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Art Classes – Spring 2019



Beginning and Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 10AM to 12PM (noon) at the MAC Studio
April 18 – May 23  | 6 classes; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$140 MAC members/$155 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Patricia White, Instructor

Note: This class is currently in session.  Please check back for future sessions.

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



Workshops – Spring 2019


Expressive Painting with Acrylics

Saturday, April 27, 12-2pm in the MAC Studio
$30 MAC members/$35 non-members (Students must supply their own acrylic paints: red, yellow, blue, white, and black.  Instructor will provide canvases for painting.)

John Irwin, Instructor: visit John’s website here.

Description:  In this one-day workshop, students are encouraged to paint rapidly using emotion and feeling to create works of art that will focus on atmosphere, movement, and energy.  Using photographs, drawings, and memory, students will complete their paintings during the 2-hour session.  Instructor John Irwin will take students step by step through the process, using live demonstrations, techniques, specialized brushes and other “tricks of the trade” he has learned through forty years of painting experience.

About the Instructor: John Irwin is a practicing artist who has been painting for many years.  He received his Associates Degree in Art from CCRI and is currently a teaching assistant in the East Providence school system.  John is pursuing his Bachelors degree at Providence college, and he is currently represented by Dryden Gallery in Providence.  He offers private art lessons and is also a reading tutor.



NEW: Dare to Decorate! 

A Three-Day Workshop | Wednesdays, 10AM to 12PM (noon) at the MAC Studio | Optional Field Trip for students and non-students

May 1, 8, 15  | 3 classes

$110 MAC members/$120 non-members (minimum 4 students)

Optional trip to Boston Design Center on May 22

$20 for students | $30 for individuals not enrolled in workshop

Diane Kelley, Instructor. Visit Diane’s website here.

Materials: If student elects to create a functional floor plan for one room, he/she will need a tape measure, calculator, graph paper, pencil, eraser and scissors. Paint fans and fabric samples will be provided on loan from the Instructor.

Students can learn the following in these three classes:
Class I.   Learn what you need.
Class II.  Learn how to find it.
Class III. Learn where to use it.

Description:  You will be guided step-by-step on a creative journey to discover your own personal decorating style. In this fun, hands-on workshop you will select colors, fabrics, furnishings and create an optional floor plan.  We’ll also explore lighting, architectural elements, antiques and artistic accessories, as well as floor, wall, paint and window treatments.  For inspiration, we will tour the BDC, Boston’s largest, most comprehensive decorating resource. Workshops are lecture-based with Powerpoint presentations, handouts and open discussions, followed by studio work sessions.  At the end of your term, you may leave with a complete floor plan for one room in your own real, or imagined, dream home or office!

This practical workshop is ideal for new homeowners, “empty-nesters” re-adapting their space, those seeking a style update for resale, or simply for creative enjoyment. There is nothing more gratifying than decorating your own space.  A Gift Certificate to these workshops makes the perfect housewarming gift!

Come, Dare to Decorate!  You are the expert in knowing what you want; this workshop will ensure it is what you need.  Empower yourself by securing a seat in the class and learn cost-saving design skills that will last a lifetime.

About the Instructor:

Certified Professional Interior Designer, Diane Kelley of DK interiors brings over 20 years of comprehensive residential and commercial design experience from her own private design firm to the MAC.  Prior, Diane performed as the Decorating Authority on The Good Day Show Live on WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She also reported and wrote as a Columnist for New Hampshire Magazine‘s Home and Garden Department and scribed for numerous periodicals in Boston and Portsmouth, NH.  Currently, Diane is in development for several design lines.


NEW: Paint Your Pet (Or Other Animals)

Saturday, May 11, 12-2pm in the MAC Studio
$30 MAC members/$35 non-members. Students must supply their own acrylic paints and brushes.

Lori Bradley, Instructor: visit Lori’s website here.

Description:  In this one-day workshop, students will focus on painting birds or other animals.  Students may use photo references or even choose to paint their own pets!


NEW: Vision Board Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 5-7pm in the MAC Theater
$30 MAC members/$35 non-members.

Margaret Laine, Instructor

Description: Come out for an evening of creative collage-creation & manifestation!  In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the power behind vision boards and about “the law of attraction” manifested in everyday life.  Materials will be provided to make one’s own vision board, and students will receive step-by-step instructions on how to activate their intentions and make their vision boards into reality.

About the Instructor: Margaret Laine is a mindset and life coach who helps women harness their potential and step into their purpose.  She also joins the MAC this year as the new Director of ArtStart.





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