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Art Classes – Winter 2019


Beginning and Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 10AM to 12PM (noon) at the MAC Studio
February 7 – March 28  | 8 classes; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$180 MAC members/$195 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

This class is currently full.  Please check back for new sessions.

Workshops – Winter 2019


NEW: Expressive Landscape Painting with Acrylics

Saturday, February 23, 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 (*Second class on March 20 will run until 3pm and includes a field trip to Boston Design Center*)

March 13 – March 27  | 3 classes; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather

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

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.


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