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Adult Classes

Art in Bloom: Floral Watercolor Workshop for Adults
Thursday, June 24 | 10:00am-12:30pm

In the MAC Studio or on the MAC Lawn
Instructor: Patricia White | Capacity: 10 people
$50 for MAC members | $60 for nonmembers

Create a beautiful watercolor painting from a floral arrangement still life. Students should have some watercolor painting experience and bring what supplies they have. MAC member artist and watercolor instructor Patricia White will lead the course. After the class, enter the MAC galleries to view the unique floral arrangements on display from the Marion Garden Group and other local designers.

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Art in Bloom: Fresh Blossoms & Foraged Materials Workshop
Saturday, June 26 | 10:00-11:30am

In the MAC Studio or on the MAC Lawn
Instructors: Lisa Larkin & Lisa Tovin of L2 Florals | Capacity: 30 People Outdoors
$40 for MAC members | $50 for nonmembers
Plus $30 Materials Fee

Join professional designers Lisa Larkin and Lisa Tovin of L2 Florals for a Fresh Blossoms and Foraged Materials Workshop. Celebrate Art in Bloom @ the MAC at a summer floral arrangement workshop using hand-picked seasonal floral materials from the wholesale flower market and foraged greens and flowering branches you bring from your garden.  No cuttings from your garden?  No worries. L2 Florals will bring enough for all!  Materials provided include: vase and a mix of exquisite blossoms and branching materials.  Vase is a 5” cube container for all your summer centerpieces.  Floral scissors will be available for loan or purchase.

The L2Florals team of Lisa Larkin and Lisa Tovin have been together for over 5 years after having met at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Associates Program. Their love of flowers, art and home guided them to create L2Florals. Inspired by nature and their passion for floral artistry the Lisas bring their creative talent to each and every arrangement and bouquet they produce.

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Beginning-Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults with Drop-In Option
Spring Session 2 (4 weeks) - Limit 6 Students

Thursdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio or Outside
May 20 - June 10, 2021 (4 classes)
Full Session: $95 MAC members | $110 non-members (supplies not included)
One Day Drop-In (all levels welcome): $30 per day
Jay Ryan, 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.

 

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 Wednesday at 2:00pm, for the upcoming Thursday 10:00am class. Drop-in registration is accepted on a week by week basis, for the upcoming Thursday 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 Thursday afternoon to register for drop-in!

Students must wear a mask while inside the building. Number of students will 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.

Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults with Drop-In Option
Spring Session 2 (4 weeks) - Limit 6 Students

Fridays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio or Outside
May 21 - June 11, 2021 (4 classes)
Full Session: $95 MAC members | $110 non-members (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. Students must wear a mask while inside the building. Number of students will 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.