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All Levels Watercolor Painting for Adults with Drop-In Option
Fall Session Two 2021 (4 weeks)

Fridays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio or Outside
November 12 - December 10, 2021 (4 classes, no class on Nov. 26)
Full Session: $95 MAC members | $110 nonmembers (supplies not included)
One Day Drop-In (all levels welcome): $30 per day
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 Drop-In Option: Can't commit to a full session? If you'd like to join an "open paint" session guided by an instructor, this option is for you! Drop-in students should register by Thursday at 2:00pm, for the upcoming Friday 10:00am class. Drop-in registration is accepted on a week by week basis, for the upcoming Friday class only. Space is limited and may change on a weekly basis. A MAC representative will contact drop-in students with any changes to availability or if the class has filled for the week.

To register, please fill out the form below. If the form is unavailable, that means the class is full for this week. Please check back on Friday afternoon to register for the next drop-in class.

Students must wear a mask while inside the building. Number of students may be limited to allow adequate physical space in compliance with Massachusetts safety guidelines.

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.

*NEW* Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
2022 Winter Session 1 (5 weeks)

Sundays, 1:30pm to 4:00pm* in the MAC Studio
January 16 - February 13, 2021 (5 classes)*
*Note change in schedule from Wednesdays to Sundays
In case of inclement weather or cancellations, make up dates will be determined by the instructor. 
$150 MAC members | $160 nonmembers (equipment provided, yarn not provided)
Lisa Elliott, Instructor
Maximum 6 students

Description: Learn a new fiber skill on a rigid heddle loom! Have you ever wanted to try weaving but not sure where to begin? In five short weeks, you can take home your very first woven project. Students will weave one of the following: a scarf, table runner, set of placemats, or set of tea towels. Looms and weaving equipment are provided, but let us know if you have your own rigid heddle loom that you would like to bring to class. Students will provide their own yarns. After registering, students will contact the instructor before the first class to discuss your project and calculate the amount of appropriate yarn needed for your project. Students must wear a mask while inside the building. To register, please fill out the form below.

About the Instructor: Lisa Elliott comes from a family of artists: her parents, siblings, husband, and children. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and later completed four additional semesters in weaving at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. After several years of weaving on her four-harness floor loom, where she’s currently working on rag rugs, she discovered the joy of creating wearables and home accessories on the simple rigid heddle loom. The simplicity of plain weave puts emphasis on color interactions. Finger-controlled techniques and the use of a pick-up stick can add subtle or dramatic textural details.

*NEW* Illuminating Life with Poetry
Fall Session 2021 (6 weeks)

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the MAC Studio
POSTPONED
Full Session: $95 MAC members | $115 nonmembers
Minimum 6 Students
Recommended materials: Notebook and pen for reflective writing. The Instructor will provide all handouts.
Corinne Woodworth, Instructor

Description: According to the National Endowment for the Arts, the number of adults reading poetry has reached a new high, and yet many of us avoid poetry because of a negative school experience with the genre which emphasized form over meaning. This workshop will invite readers to approach poetry in a hands-on, interactive, stress-free way, by offering techniques for reading and interpretation; providing opportunities to reflect on how the poet’s message illuminates the human experience; and discussing the relevance of the poet’s message.

Students must wear a mask while inside the building. To register, please fill out the form below.

About the Instructor: Corinne Woodworth taught high school English for 25 years, during which time she collected a number of techniques from various sources including Teachers as Scholars, The Frost Project, Poetry Out Loud, and The Courage to Teach to make poetry more accessible to her students. She earned a BA in American Studies from Stonehill College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Bridgewater State University, and she is a fellow of the Buzzard’s Bay Writing Project.

Beginner Drawing for Adults & Young Adults
Fall Session 2021 (5 weeks)

Mondays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the MAC Studio
POSTPONED until a Later Date
Full Session: $135 MAC members | $145 nonmembers (supplies not included)
Recommended materials: HB graphite pencil, eraser, white drawing paper: 11” x 14”
Catherine Carter, Instructor

Description: Have you always wanted to draw, but weren’t sure where to begin? Are you an experienced painter who would like to add structure and perspective to your artwork? Using the most basic materials of graphite pencil on paper, we will learn to create accurately rendered and realistically shaded still-life drawings in a clearly presented, step-by-step approach. Through traditional techniques of observation and application, you can develop the skills to create photo-realistic drawings.

Students must wear a mask while inside the building. To register, please fill out the form below. 

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. With an M.F.A. in painting from UMass Dartmouth, she lives in Fairhaven and has a studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford.

 

Beginning-Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults
Fall Session 2021 (8 weeks) - SOLD OUT

Thursdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio or Outside
September 16 - November 4, 2021 (8 classes)
Full Session: $195 MAC members | $220 nonmembers (supplies not included)
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. This course as also perfect as a "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. Classes may include a brief and supportive group “critique”. Students will leave with expanded knowledge of technique and traditional and contemporary use of watercolor.

To register, please fill out the form below. Students must wear a mask while inside the building.

About the Instructor: Patricia White is an illustrator, 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.