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DISCOVERY WITH CLAY with Cora Pucci
WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm - 9:00pm
(Beginners to Intermediate)
FA16-C01                                                         
Session 1  September 14 - November 2 (8 classes)                                                      

FA16-C02 
Session 2  November 9 - January 4 (8 classes) (No Class November 23)  

Focus on a combination of hand-building and throwing on wheel, as well as mastering glazing techniques. Excellent facilities and individual instruction by a professional studio potter. Please inquire about openings.  

Cora is more than happy to take names for a waiting list. 


Society Member $263* Non-Member $308*

* Fee includes clay, glazes, firing
Maximum # of Students: 10


TEEN POTTERY with Lynne Fisher

THURSDAYS 6:00pm - 8:30pm
(All levels Welcomed)

FA16-C03 
Session 1  September 1 - October 20 (8 classes)                                                       


FA16-C04 
Session 2  October 27 – December 22 (8 classes) (No Class November 24)

Both wheel and hand-building techniques, as well as decorating and glazing high fire stoneware.

Classes are for 8th through 12th graders. Please inquire about openings and Junior Membership at 781-862-9696. Lynne will take names for a waiting list. 

Junior Membership is required. A student tool kit is recommended at a cost of $15.

Junior Member $263* * Fee includes clay, glazes, firing
Maximum # of Students: 10


CERAMICS FOR ADULTS with Bet Lee

SATURDAYS 8:30am - 11:30am
(All Levels Welcomed)

FA16-C05                                                          
Session 1  September 10 - October 29 (8 classes)                                                      

FA16-C06
Session 2  November 5 - January 14 (8 classes) (No Class November 29, December 24, 31)

In this class, under Bet’s guidance, students will focus on producing quality functional ware and creative sculptural pieces. Primary methods used will be throwing and hand building, as well as, concentrating on various techniques for finishing clay surfaces. In addition, depending on class interest, there will be the opportunity to explore mixed media projects, and to learn to do raku firings. Students are advised to bring the following tools to class: pin tool, cut off wire, basic wood tools, sponge and towel. These items can be purchased at Playtime in Arlington, Portland Ceramics in Braintree, and other online sites.

Member $263* Non-Member $308*
* Fee includes clay, glazes, firing
Maximum # of Students: 10


METAL CLAY OPEN STUDIO with Michela Verani

(Beginner to Advanced)
MONDAYS 10:00am – 2:00pm

FA16-M01
September 19 - November 28 (10 classes)
(No class October 10)

Metal Clay is a relatively new product. It consists of microscopic particles of metal in a moist organic binder. It is pliable like clay and is then fired in a kiln to burn off the binder and fuse the particles into a solid piece of metal. In this metal clay open studio, projects will be presented that allow a beginning student to acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to work in metal clay. The projects presented will also have versions that need an extra level of skills, allowing intermediate and advanced metal clay students to learn along with the beginner students. Some project examples include hollow forms, made as simple 2-piece hollow forms for beginning students and complex multilevel hollow forms for intermediate and advanced students.

Metalworkers Guild Member $288* Society Member $318* Non-Member $363*
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Maximum # of Students: 10


INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO with Laurie Savage

(Intermediate - Advanced)

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS 10:00am - 5:00pm

FA16-M02                                              FA16-M03
SATURDAY September 24                       SUNDAY October 9

FA16-M04                                              FA16-M05
SUNDAY November 6                             SATURDAY December 3

This is an opportunity for adult students to work on independent projects. Answers to questions and guidance from the instructor will be based on the needs and interests of the students. Laurie also has great bench tips to help students create successful projects. (Non-Guild Members must get the instructor’s approval to take this class.

Contact the LACS Office at (781-862-9696)

Metalworkers Guild Member $50 Society Member $56 Non-Member $71
Maximum # of students: 10 (Classes meet in Metalworkers Studio)


JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING with Liz Check

(Intermediate - Advanced)
6:30pm – 9:30pm

MONDAYS                                                
FA16-M06                                                 
September 12 – November 21 (10 classes) (No class October 10)                 

THURSDAYS
FA16-M07
September 8 - November 10 (10 classes)

Intermediate adult students will be instructed in improving craftsmanship in metalsmithing techniques including: sawing, filing, hammering, forming, sanding, surface embellishment, soldering, chain-making, bezel setting, etching, keum-boo, finishing and polishing. Demonstrations will be provided for all techniques and for proper use of tools, including flexible shaft, rolling mill and buffing machine. Instructor will assist students in project development to incorporate techniques learned. Students are encouraged to bring design ideas and pictures to class.

Metalworkers Guild Member $215* Society Member $ 245* Non-Member $290*
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Maximum # of Students: 10


METALSMITHING with Joy Raskin

WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm
(Intermediate - Advanced)

FA16-M08
September 21 – December 7 (10 classes)
(No Class October 12 & November 23)

This class is more of a directed open studio class, so that students can work on their own projects. Demos will be given at students' requests, and stone setting will be a big part of this class. We will be focusing mainly on improving soldering skills, stone setting styles and working on designing. Basic jewelry making skills are required for this class.

Metalworkers Guild Member $215* Society Member $245* Non-Member $290*
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Maximum # of Students: 10


VIKING CHAIN with Joy Raskin

(Intermediate - Advanced)

FA16-M09
SUNDAY September 25
10:00am – 4:00pm (One day workshop)

In this one day workshop, we will learn to make the Viking chain, which is an ancient chain that is completely knitted by hand.  By knitting, we will make a tubular chain that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. Variations on the Viking chain will be demonstrated as well. There are a few other methods, such as using a knitting spool, a crochet hook and the woven chain method that we will cover. After we are done knitting our chains, we will draw them through a wooden drawplate to even out the chain and make it longer and thinner. Lastly, we will finish off our chains, and tips will be given on endings, clasps, and jump rings. We will be using 22gauge to 28gauge wire, either in copper or fine silver.  

Instructor will provide wire for students to use and additional wire for purchase.

Metalworkers Guild Member $96* Society Member $102* Non-Member $117*
* Cost of materials: $35 per student included in class price.
Maximum # of Students: 10 per class


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Sue Nordhausen

MONDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm (7 Classes)

FA16-P01
September 26 – November 14
(No class October 17)

Experienced watercolor teacher Sue Nordhausen’s classes are both welcoming and enriching for either the novice or experienced watercolor enthusiast. Students are encouraged, when composing a scene from reference material, to interpret rather than copy, and thus enhance what is seen in nature. Emphasis is placed on the use of value to draw the eye to the center of interest. Students are also taught how to mix rich colors directly on the paper, as well as how to handle the layering of colors in the glazing technique. Each class begins with a demonstration, and a class goal, and then each student is free to decide how to proceed. Individual consultation is provided to support each student’s endeavors.

Painters Guild Member: $165 Society Member: $175 Non-Member: $200
Maximum Number of Students: 12


SEEING THE POSSIBILITY:

Mixed Media Course with Judith Cooper

MONDAYS 1:00pm – 4:00pm (5 classes)

FA16-P02
September 12 – October 10

The world offers abundance for creative ideas if we know how to look and have the ability to brainstorm possibilities for what to do with our discoveries. This course invites students to think in new ways to produce interesting and meaningful creations that express personal concepts. In response to each assignment, students may use the material of their choice: natural and found objects, drawing media, paint, fibers, etc.. Slides, Assignments, and Dialogue: In each class we will look at slides of different artists’ work that exemplify a particular theme. Various personal responses are possible, such as literal, aesthetic, personal, or conceptual. Students will share their process and artistic response in the following class, asking for input or suggestions if they wish .Processes & Techniques: Guided visualizations, journaling, group sharing, and brainstorming will be utilized. There will be specific assistance in making the transition from concept to completed piece of work. Although the focus of the course is on dialogue and creative process, specific techniques needed for individual projects will be explored. Instructor will collect $5 materials fee. (Meets in Plummer Studio)

Painters Guild Member $205 Society Member $210 Non-Member $245
Maximum # of Students: 12


ACRYLIC PAINTING with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA

(All Levels)
TUESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm

FA16-P03
September 13 – November 8 (8 classes)
(No Class October 18)

Experience the magic and versatility of this fast drying medium. Through demonstrations and one-on-one critiques, Maris will bring out the best in each student. Color mixing, brush work and composition will be emphasized, using imagination and reference materials of your choice.

Oil painters are welcomed.

Painters Guild Member $244 Society Member $259 Non-Member $304
Maximum # of Students: 12


FIGURE DRAWING with Janet Monafo (All Levels)

TUESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00pm

FA16-P04
September 6 – November 1 (8 classes)
(No class October 18)

This course will focus on gaining an understanding of the structure of the figure, achieved through study of the planes, the perspective and the line relationships. This information is necessary for representing the human form in any medium.

The poses will range for 5-20 minutes, according to the needs of the class.

(Adults and Teens)(Junior Membership required) Call the Office for details at 781-862-9696.

Painters Guild Member $246* Society Member $261* Non-Member $306*
*Cost of model is included in class price.
Maximum # of Students: 15


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with D’Ann Brownrigg

(All Levels, Beginners Welcomed)
WEDNESDAYS 12:30pm - 3:00pm

FA16-P05
September 7 – November 2 (8 classes)
(No class October 19)

Learn to relax and focus on enjoying the joining of water and paint on paper to produce colorful, lively, transparent paintings. Paint a subject that interests
you in a way that reflects your own personality. Still lifes and reference photos are available or bring your own reference material. We discuss basic techniques and design strategies and usually start each class with a short demo. Students new to watercolor painting will be provided with painting supplies for the first few classes to introduce them to the supplies recommended by the instructor.

Painters Guild Member $198 Society Member $213 Non-Member $258
Maximum # of Students: 12


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Andrew Kusmin, NWS

(Intermediate - Advanced)
THURSDAYS                                                                 THURSDAYS
9:30am-12:00pm                                                          12:30pm – 3:00pm

FA16-P06                                                                      FA16-P07
September 1 – November 10 (8 classes)                     September 1 – November 10 (8 classes)
(No class September 15 & 22 October 20)                  (No class September 15 & 22, October 20)

Take your painting to a new level and enhance your personal signature.
With instructional critiques, individual attention, and emphasis on composition and light, Andrew will reinforce what you already do well and help you build
on your talent, enabling you to create “paintings with a presence.”

Painters Guild Member $263 Society Member $278 Non-Member $323
Maximum # of Students: 12


LEARNING TO USE WATERCOLORS with Bill Bright

FRIDAYS 12:30pm – 2:30pm

FA16-P08
September 9 - October 14 (6 classes)

This class is a great way to give watercolors a try! Learn to handle and mix your colors, the proper use of your brush, and the importance of values, and what they are. Instruction sheets will be provided and samples of different painting techniques will be demonstrated. A list of materials needed as well as sources for your supplies will be provided.

Society Member $124 Non-Member $154
Maximum # of Students: 10


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN FIGURE DRAWING GROUP

Coordinated by Eric Peterson

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WEDNESDAYS 7:00pm - 10:00pm
September 7, 14, 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9

Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
(Depending on room availability)

Members $15 per session Non-Members $20 per session
Cost covers professional model fee.
Maximum # of Participants: 15

For information about this group and joining the Society call the Office 781-862-9696.


FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP

Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FRIDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
September 9 – November 11
(No meeting October 21)

Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
For information about this group please 
contact: Sara Sue Pennell at 781-862-8180. Group shares cost of model.

Society Member $10 Non-Members $15
Maximum # of Participants: 12


FRIDAY NIGHT OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP

Coordinated by Cathy Keller
MEMBERS ONLY

FRIDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00 pm
September 9 – October 28
(No meeting October 21)

LACS members paint with one another in a relaxed, congenial environment. (No instruction. There may be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period to be determined by the group.)

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Please contact the Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society 781-862-9696 or by email:
lacs.lexington@verizon.net

Maximum # of Participants: 12


SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP Coordinated by Leslie Safford

MEMBERS ONLY

SUNDAYS 4:00-7:00pm
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 30, November 6, 13

LACS members paint with one another in a relaxed, congenial environment. (No instruction. There may be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period - to be determined by the group.)

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Please contact Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society at 781-862-9696 or by email: lacs.lexington@verizon.net



CREATE A SONGBIRD with Jane Layton (All Levels)

WEDNESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm                      THURSDAYS 6:30-9:00pm

FA16-Y01                                                             FA16-Y04
September 7- November 9                                  September 8 – November 10
(10 classes)                                                         (10 classes)

From a basswood cut-out, participants will create a small songbird by carving with hand tools and painting with acrylics. Any questions, contact Jane Layton at 781-259-9036. New Students - please bring $15.00 for materials.

Society Member $164 Non-Member $209
Maximum # of Students: 10


WOODWORKING OPEN SHOP with Annette Sophie Lippert

(Intermediate/Advanced, Adults only)
TUESDAYS 6:45pm - 9:45pm

FA16-Y02
Session 1: August 30 –October 25 (8 classes)
(No Class October 11)

FA16-Y03
Session 2: November 1 – December 20 (8 classes)

This woodworking/furniture-making open shop class allows students to build projects of their own choice/selection with guidance from the instructor about design, joinery and construction techniques. The course also focuses on individual review of project-specific machine safety, making jigs and honing hand tool skills. It is recommended that projects be discussed with the instructor prior to the lumber purchase, so that project details/complexities and tool needs can be clarified. Students should bring the lumber/hardware and hand tools they will need for their projects.

Woodworker Guild Member: $281 Society Member: $301* Non-Member: $346*
*Non-guild members must get the instructor’s permission to take this class.

Please call the LACS Office at 781-862-9696.
Maximum Number of Students: 4


TEEN PORTFOLIO with Jill Pottle (All Levels)

SATURDAYS 9:30am – 12:30pm

FA16-P09
September 17 – November 12 (8 classes)
(No Class October 22)

This class is designed for the student getting a book ready for college review.

You may be way ahead of the game and producing extra work or this is going to be the actual work that goes into your portfolio. Projects in this class are geared to be finished artworks that will appeal to college boards. Students will use a variety of techniques and media including the standard pencil, dry and oil pastel, colored pencil and acrylic paint. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be used in class. (Junior Membership required)

Junior Member $244 Maximum # of students: 12


CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING with Ma Qingxiong

Adults and Teens (Junior Membership required)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00am - 3:00pm

FA16-P10
2 DAY WORKSHOP
October 29 & 30

This course will introduce the basics of Chinese brush painting. Students will explore landscape with the traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. Using freehand brushwork, the emphasis will be on expressiveness, individual interpretation and abstraction through exaggeration. Students will use ink, watercolor, and gouache on rice paper to create wonderful visual effects. This class will learn trees, rocks, and simple painting, like autumn or winter scenery.

Feel free to bring a lunch


Painters Guild Member $137 Society Member $143 Non-Member $163
Maximum # of Students: 12


PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Jill Pottle

ONE DAY WORKSHOP SUNDAY 9:30am - 3:00pm

FA16-P11
November 6

In this observational workshop students will use a pallet knife instead of a brush to focus on clearly defining forms. By creating these strong shapes, students will use sculptural and descriptive marks to create form and mass in a dynamic way. Work to find the correct color and value for each plane without any or very little blending. Excellent for all students who want to improve the color, form and sense of light in their paintings. Some drawing experience required. Critiques and historical references will be used.

Painters Guild Member $60 Society Member $65 Non-Member $85
Maximum # of Students: 12


THE WELL-DESIGNED PHOTOGRAPH with Albert Zabin

(Beginners - Intermediate) Adults and Teens*
THREE DAY WORKSHOP
MONDAYS 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

FA16-X01
October 31, November 7 & 14 (3 Classes)

This course is an interactive hands-on class. The best way for photographers of every level to improve their photography skills is to learn how to critique photographs – – analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Almost any photograph can be improved, which is why Edward Weston reprinted his photographs anew, rather than just copy his finished prints. Beginners and experts will learn from each other. The atmosphere of the class is relaxed and based on the philosophy there are no rules of composition or technique that can't be bent or even broken to achieve a creative and interesting photograph. Class sessions are spaced, so that students can take new photographs to bring to class. Students will learn how to use the various controls on their cameras to achieve well-composed and well-exposed photographs and will and learn how to process their photographs in any digital post-processing program, whether an expensive Photoshop or Lightroom or an inexpensive program like Photoshop Elements. Students must have a camera and be familiar with its basic controls before the course starts. Students should bring their cameras and some of their photographs on a thumb drive to the first session.

Member $56 Non Member $74 (Junior Membership required)
Maximum # of Students: 10


EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT POLYMER CLAY with Crystal Carpenter

(Beginner, Teens 14 and up are welcomed) (Junior Membership required)

WEDNESDAYS 

FA16-F01
                                                                   
October 26, November 2, 9 6:00-9:00pm (3 classes)                                                                                                      

SUNDAYS                                                         
FA16-F02
November 6, 13, 20 1:00-4:00pm (3 classes)

Ever look at a piece made with polymer clay and long to get your hands on some, but were uncertain about what to do with it? Find out why working with polymer clay is fun, easy, creative, very rewarding, and it doesn’t require a studio set-up. We will look at the pros and cons of various brands of polymer clay and explore several ways you can manipulate it, including basic canes and coloring techniques. Come learn how fun and rewarding polymer clay can be. All the tools and polymer clay will be provided by the instructor. A $25 materials fee will be collected from the instructor.

Society Member $109 Non-Member $127
Maximum # of Students: 8


POLYMER BASICS AND BEYOND with Crystal Carpenter

(Advanced, Teens 14 and up are welcomed) (Junior Membership required)

SATURDAYS
FA16-F03
November 19 & 26 and December 3 (3 Classes)
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Take those beginner skills and kick them up a notch. Learn some new techniques. We will work on how to include your pieces into fashionable jewelry.

Society Member $138 Non-Member $156
Maximum # of Students: 8

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