Groups for Adults

Below are descriptions of programs we have offer for adults. Those listings with dates indicate current or upcoming classes. Check back frequently for information on workshops and weekly classes, or click here to register for any of these listed classes:

NEW! Touch Drawing Workshop with Marina Strauss

Saturday April 8th 3:00-5:00 pm

For Adults and (children 8+ welcome with an adult)
$50 per person, $90 for parent and child, all materials included

The simplicity of touch drawing opens the door to creative expression. Images are created through the pressure of fingertips on paper that has been placed over a smooth layer of paint.  A multitude of drawings can be created in one sessionTouch drawing provides a direct outlet for expression. It assists in opening creative blocks and facilitates deep transformation. It is a practice of physical, emotional and spiritual integration. Even people who are not confident of their artistic abilities can find touch drawing to be a deeply fulfilling experience.  In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experiment with this technique as well as embellish one of your images using other collage materials and process. Touch drawing was originated in 1974 by Deborah Kidd-Chapin.
More information is available at www.touchdrawing.com.

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debs-workshopNEW Session added! Layer by Layer: A workshop with Deb Corbett

May 20-21st 10am-1pm (snow date Feb 11th -12th)

$150 includes all materials.* 

In this workshop you will create interesting and dynamic compositions w­hile developing rich surfaces and textures. Through the use of acrylic paints, altered and hand painted papers, metallic paints and other mixed media you will explore the uses of these materials while producing several finished works of original art. Please NOTE: We have applied for an MMFA grant; if approved, the cost will drop to $100 for this incredible workshop. Register HERE

Oil painting with Sue Lembo

4 Tuesdays beginning April 11th 
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

 Tuition: $150 Class will include the use of easels, palettes, brushes, mineral spirits and brush cleaner.  Students should bring oil paint in these colors: Titanium White, Cad lemon yellow, Cad Yellow, Cad yellow deep or cad orange, cad red light, alizarin Crimson, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, viridian green, burnt sienna, burnt umber

Local painter Sue Lembo teaches oil painting in our studio on Tuesday evenings. This is a fun, non-competitive class with plenty of options. Lessons are offered but students are always welcome to paint what their heart desires. A variety of still life objects and photos are always on hand to work from. Register HERE

ART 1:1 Guided Independent Study in Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media with Sara

Six Monday mornings 10:30-12:30

March 6th – April 10th

Cost: $165 ($150 for seniors) + individual supplies

This is an opportunity for the 1:1 instruction you are looking for in drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, or mixed media. Sara will take a maximum of 6 artists from beginning to intermediate levels and create individualized goals based on your interests and ability. This is a great way to get started with whatever your “I’ve always wanted to….” art goals. You can then advance your creative time and skills by attending any day or evening Open Studios for $5 while you are enrolled in this class. Due to the individual nature of this class, late registrations ad roll-ins are always welcome, we will prorate if you start late. Register HERE

Clay as Canvas

Four Mondays beginning May 1st 7-9:30 pm

Cost: $200 includes all supplies and firing fees

Create your own sculptural clay canvas to paint. Kris is a clay artist and painter, often combining the two media to create three dimensional wall hangings. Artists can either go from the gut or use an image to work with, and will learn how to roll clay slabs and necessary hand building techniques. Pieces will then be fired and painted using acrylic paints and mediums to enhance the sculptures and produce different effects. Register HERE

Watercolor 101

Four Tuesdays beginning March 7th  

7-9:30 pm

$150 includes supplies 

For the beginner who wants to explore the personality of watercolor, this class focuses on learning basic techniques for bringing out its varied qualities. With an eye toward experimentation and exploration, we will finish with an original work after some trial and error! With your tuition comes a basic set of supplies to get you started. Register HERE

Open Studio

$5 studio fee + supplies if needed (additional $5-10)

Every Wednesday morning from 10:30-12:30 pm, and one evening per month, Follow Your Art is open for adults to drop in, alone or with friends, for some creative time. Registration is not necessary, though for groups 3 and larger we do request you call ahead to let us know you are coming so we can better prepare for you. No experience is necessary; an artist is always on hand to get you started with some simple instructions in paint, pastel or collage. Come alone or with friends, bring your own project (painting, quilting, scrapbook, etc.) and work in a supportive and engaged art community. You can arrange for private or small group instruction during these times for an additional fee. Contact us for details.

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Printmaking with Sara and Chiara

Relief printing is the dynamic process of carving a block in order to create an image that can reproduced many times. We’ll create unique images to make multiple art prints for different effects, and explore the possibilities relief printing has to offer.

Starting from Scratch: An Introduction to Creating Art

Tuition: $225 all materials included! Just bring yourself!

This group is designed for adults as a basic introduction to various art materials (including painting, clay and collage), with a goal of finding the best medium for your individual creative needs. Basic art concepts of color and design, as well as technique are addressed with an eye toward exploration and developing a personal style and aesthetic. Objectives are tailored to individual needs of each artist, whether your intention is to try new materials or delve deeper into a favored material or advance skills from years past.

Family Stories through Art

In this workshop, instructor Sharon Santillo will show students how to use simple collage techniques and writing to transform one of their family’s stories into a beautiful book. No art or writing experience is necessary. Many adults are uncomfortable with art if they think they have to draw. But everyone can cut. After painting amazingly beautiful papers using a variety of texturing techniques, participants will cut, paste, and construct a story. This highly- engaging collage method is accessible to all, no matter what their artistic background, and the art will lead the writing.

Fiber Art with Penelope Young 

Come have fun with Penelope Young! In this class Penelope will show how to use fabric paints to create your own one of a kind fabric. You will learn how to paint, print and stamp your own cloth (you will design and cut your own rubber stamp). We will paint on the cloth, stamp and do some rubbings using Shiva paint sticks. The second half of the class will use our new fabrics to put together a small art “quilt” and learn many ways of embellishing using beads, buttons, do-dads, and found objects. Almost anything you can think of! Basic sewing skills are helpful, but not necessary. Fabric paint and stamp materials are supplied; individuals will bring some of their own supplies (estimated cost $30). For a full supply list or more information, contact us.

Plein Air Painting with John

Instructor John Maciejowski will share with you the joy of painting outdoors. Influenced by some of the great plein air paintings of Monet, Sargent, and Van Gogh, we will create our own artistic visions. This class is open to all levels of painters in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Classes are limited to a minimum of 5 students, and a maximum of 8 students so each student will have the personal attention they need. Class meets rain or shine; on rainy days the class will be held indoors at the studio. A list of materials will be prepared in advance by John.