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Adult Classes

Botanical Drawing for Adults *NEW*

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$135 MAC members (plus $10 materials fee) | $155 non-members (plus $10 materials fee); minimum 5 students
Jane Bregoli, Instructor

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 Crayola’s Eraseable colored pencil set of 24 or Professional Prismacolor colored pencils (not student grade) – pack of 24 or more.

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

About the Instructor: Jane Bregoli recently won the “Best in Show” award at the Springbull Gallery Fakes and Forgeries show for her painted copy of “The Goldfinch.” Bregoli wrote and illustrated a National and International award-winning book ”The Goat Lady”, which is included in the Houghton-Mifflin’s SRA Reading program, and in “Little Big Minds”, a philosophy book for children.  Jane has won many ‘Best of Show” and “Popular Vote” awards for her oil and watercolor paintings which have also been included in the “Best Of” series of art books by Rockport Publishers.  Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums throughout the country. She taught art in the Dartmouth Public school system for 20 years, obtained her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusettts Dartmouth and her Art Education degree from Mass.College of Art in Boston

Beginning and Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm in the MAC Studio
POSTPONED | 8 weeks
$195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor (Instructor Patricia White will return to teach the fall session!)

Description: After a brief introduction each week, students will explore different techniques while working on landscape, still life, figurative, and/or imaginative painting, in a friendly and nurturing environment.

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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

Fridays, 9:30am to 12:30pm in the MAC Studio | *3 Hour Classes – NEW in 2020!*
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$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 at the bottom of this page.

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.