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Adult Classes

Botanical Drawing for Adults *NEW* - Fall Session Two

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
November 10 - December 8 | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD if necessary
$135 MAC members (plus $10 materials fee) | $155 non-members (plus $10 materials fee); minimum 5 students
Instructor: Catherine Carter, M.F.A.

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). 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.

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 Watercolor Painting for Adults - SOLD OUT - In Session

Thursdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio
October 1 - November 19 (8 classes) | Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
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.

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.

 

Continuing and Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults
POSTPONED

Fridays, 9:30am to 12:30pm in the MAC Studio | *3 Hour Classes – NEW in 2020!*
$280 MAC members | $320 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.

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.