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DISCOVERY WITH CLAY with Cora Pucci    (Beginners to Intermediate)
6:00pm - 9:00pm
July 13- Aug 31 (8 Sessions)

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

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.

TEEN POTTERY with Lynne Fisher (Beginners to Intermediate)
5:30pm - 8:00pm
SU16-C02 Session 1:  June 30, July 7, 14, 21 (4 classes)
SU16-C03 Session 2: July 28, August 4, 11, 16 (4 classes)

Junior Member   $132*                  * Fee includes clay, glazes, firing
Maximum # of Students:  10

Focus on both wheel and hand-building techniques, as well as decorating and glazing high fire stoneware.

Summer classes are for 8th through 12th graders.  New students must take four consecutive classes, current students may coordinate schedule with teacher previous to first class.  Please inquire about openings.

Lynne will take names for a waiting list. 
(Junior Membership is required) For those planning to take more than 4 classes, a student tool kit is recommended at a cost of $15.

PINCHING FORMS & DEMONSTRATION ON CHINA PAINTINGS with Sayaka Rawizza Three Day Intensive Workshop  
(Beginners to Intermediate)
Monday, July 11, Tuesday, July 12 & Monday, July 25
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Society Member $109*   Non-Member $134*   *Fee includes glazes, and firing   *Additional costs may apply
Maximum # of students: 10 

Class 1: Pinching small forms for pear, apple, orange, artichoke, etc.…The choice is yours, bring your ideas.
Class 2: Continue making different forms and learn various ways of making leaf, stem and vine textures, and finishing pieces.
Class 3: Glazing with available glazes. Demonstration on China Paintings    

with Michela Verani   (Beginner to Advanced)
10:00am – 2:00 pm
SU16-M01    Session 1: July 11, 18, 25 & August 1
SU16-M02    Session 2:  August 15, 22, 29 & September 12, no class September 5 

Metalworkers Guild Member   $124*    Society Member   $134*   Non-Member   $159*
Maximum # of Students: 10        * Fee includes lab & administrative fees

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.

with Liz Check  (Open to all levels)
July 13- August 17 (6 sessions)

Metalworkers Guild Member   $133 *    Society Member   $148*    Non-Member   $173*
Maximum # of Students: 10 per class    * Fee includes lab & administrative fees                 

Do you have unfinished pieces in your tool box?  Are you looking for time in the studio to figure out how to transform your samples into masterpieces?  Maybe this summer is the time to focus on learning to make bezels, flush set stones or fold form. This class will focus on helping students complete ongoing projects, find solutions for difficulties with ongoing projects, or learn specific techniques.  Demonstrations could include etching, fold forming, keumbo, tube setting, hollow construction, rolling mill inlay and bezel setting.   Tool kits are available for rental.  Some materials will be provided by the instructor, along with information on the purchase of additional materials and tools.  Instructor will provide copper for first forging project. 

Additional materials can be purchased at  

with Laurie Savage  (Intermediate to Advanced)

SU16-M04                                                             SU16-M05
SATURDAY   June 25                                            SUNDAY      July 24

SU16-M06                                                             SU16-M07
SATURDAY   July 30                                             SUNDAY      August 28

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

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)

with Emily Passman
9:30am - 4:00 pm
June 11
Painters Guild Member  $59  Society Member $64  Non-Member $79
Maximum # of Students: 12 (Bring Lunch)

A one-day workshop using pen and ink with watercolor en plein air in and around Lexington.   Gather at Lexington Arts & Crafts Society by 9:30 am. If it rains, then the class will be held in Plummer Studio at LACS.

with Judith Cooper
10:00am – 1:00pm
July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8

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

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)

with Bill Bright  (Adults and Teens*)
10:00am - 12:00pm    July 14 - August 18 (6 sessions)
Maximum # of Students:  10 
All students $113                                          

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.  

10:00am – 1:00pm      July 12 – Aug 16 (6 sessions)
Painters Guild Member $221   Society Member $233   Non-Member $241
Maximum # of Students: 12

Come to a farm setting with stone walls, fields and fences, horses and ponds for a delightful plein air painting experience. This workshop will focus on subject selection and interpretation, design, color mixing and the creation of atmosphere. There will be demonstrations as well as individual critiques. The goal is to enhance each person's creativity and personal vision. We will also see how a value study can be achieved using the actual canvas as a thumbnail sketch. And don't forget the "happy accidents". You will need necessary outdoor painting equipment, as well as a box lunch.  Some light refreshments will be provided. The first day we will meet at LACS and caravan to River Road Farm, Carlisle. Thereafter, weather permitting; we will meet directly at the farm.  In case of inclement weather, class will be held at LACS in Plummer Studio.

with Sharon Santillo
1:00pm- 4:00pm
Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26
Monday, August 1 & Tuesday, August 2
Society Member $188      Non-Members  $208
Maximum # of Students:  8

Every family has amazing stories. Make the pages of a beautiful book of one of your family’s stories over the course of two weeks, meeting for 4 three- hour sessions and completing in-between class assignments.  This is an art course and a writing course. No previous experience necessary to attend.  We will paint textured papers, cut and glue collages of major scenes, then write family stories. All art materials provided.  . Publishing and printing advice will be given.  Class is for adults and teens at all levels of art and language experience. 

Instructor will collect $20 materials fee.

BOLD COLOR/BOLD STROKES with Shelly Eager  (Beginner and beyond)
Tuesday July 5 & Wednesday 6 or
Tuesday August 23 &Wednesday 24
SU16-P05   July 5 & 6      
SU16-P06   August 23 & 24  
Painters Guild Member $167    Society Member $175    Non-Member $190
Maximum # of Students: 12                                                          

There is no more luminous medium than pastels and the Masters like Renoir and Degas understood this and painted profusely in pastels.  This course will introduce you to the medium and take you beyond the beginner stage.  You will learn many pastel techniques, and how to stress value and temperature, how to push color and how to paint in the full spectrum.  You will get lots of one on one help at your easel and you will grow immensely in your painting abilities. You will work from your own photos and capture the energy of the place and the experience. This class is for those who may not have tried pastels before but are comfortable in painting in other mediums or for those who have experience in pastels but who want to take their work to the next level. I will have a big box of pastels for the students to use who do not own any and who choose not to purchase until they know they like the medium. (Meets in Plummer Studio)  (Bring Lunch)

FRIDAY NITE OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP   Coordinated by Cathy Keller              
FRIDAY EVENINGS   6:30 - 9:00 pm
July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26   
Maximum # of Participants:  12    

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.)

Please contact Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society 781-862-9696 or by email:


SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP coordinated by Leslie Safford
SUNDAYS   4:00-7:00pm
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28

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.)  

Please contact Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society at 781-862-9696 or by email: