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Adult Classes

Plein Air Sketching *NEW*

Wednesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm on the MAC Lawn or in Bicentennial Park
May 19 - June 23, 2021 (6 classes) | Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$160 MAC members | $180 non-members (supplies not included)
Catherine Carter, Instructor

Description: Would you like to draw the beauty of Nature around you, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join our outdoor drawing class and learn to capture the observed landscape in your sketchpad. Through live demonstrations and individual guidance, we will cover methods for selecting a subject, composing the page, describing organic form, and achieving value and texture. The class meets outdoors on the Marion Art Center grounds and in the park across the street. A thorough learning experience for both beginners and those with previous drawing experience.

Only the most basic materials are needed - a pad of 11” x 14” white drawing paper with a spiral binding, an HB pencil, and an eraser.

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

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 with Drop-In Option
Spring Session 1 - Limit 6 Students

Thursdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio
March 25 - May 13, 2021 (8 classes) | Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
Full Session: $195 MAC members | $220 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 1 - Limit 6 Students

Fridays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio
March 26 - May 14, 2021 (8 classes) | Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
Full Session: $195 MAC members | $220 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.