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DISCOVERY WITH CLAY with Cora Pucci     (Beginners to Intermediate)                     
WEDNESDAYS   6:00pm - 9:00pm          

WI17-C02  Winter Session 2    March 22 – May 10   (8 classes)
SP17-C01   Spring Session 1     May 17 – July 5    (8 Classes)

Member:   $263*    Non-Member:   $308*   * Fee includes clay, glazes, firing 

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. 

Maximum # of Students:  10


with Lynne Fisher    (All Levels Welcomed)
THURSDAYS 6:00pm - 8:30pm           

WI17-C04  Winter Session 2    March 9 – May 4    (8 Classes)   (No Class April 20)
SP17-C03  Spring Session 1     May 11 – June 29   (8 Classes)

Junior Member   $263     Fee includes clay, glazes, firing

Focus on both wheel and hand-building techniques, as well as decorating and glazing high fire stoneware. Classes are for 7th through 12th graders and all instruction is individualized from beginner to advanced. 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.  

Maximum # of Students:  10

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

WI17-C06   Winter Session 2    March 11- April 29    (8 classes)
Member:    $263*             Non-Member:     $308*         * Fee includes clay, glazes, firing) 

SP17-C05   Spring Session 1    May 6 – June 17     (6 Classes)    (No Class May 27) 
Member:    $206*             Non-Member:     $251*        * Fee includes clay, glazes, firing)  

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 stores.

Maximum # of Students:  10


with Sayaka Rawizza      (All Levels Welcomed)
WEDNESDAYS  9:15am – 12:15pm   

WI17-C08  Winter Session 2   March 22 – May 17   (8 Classes)   (No Class April 19)

Member:   $263*     Non-Member:   $308*       *Fee includes clay, glazes, firing.

This pottery class is for students of all levels who are interested in both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. There will be step-by-step demonstrations and projects for beginners and new inspiring projects for more experienced potters.

Maximum # of Students:  10


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

SP17-M01   March 20 – May 22   (10 classes)
Metalworkers Guild Member:   $288*       Society Member:   $318*       Non-Member:   $363*
* 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.

Maximum # of Students:  10

JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING with Liz Check      (Intermediate - Advanced)

SP17-M02   MONDAYS       March 27 – June 5     (10 classes)    (No class May 29)  
SP17-M03   THURSDAYS   March 30 – June 1     (10 classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member:    $215*         Society Member:    $ 245*         Non-Member:      $290*
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees 

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.

Maximum # of Students:  10


METALSMITHING with Joy Raskin      (Intermediate - Advanced) 
WEDNESDAYS  6:30pm - 9:30pm 

SP17-M11    March 29 – June 7    (10 classes)   (No Class April 19) 
Metalworkers Guild Member:   $215*      Society Member:   $245*        Non-Member:     $290*  
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees  

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.

Maximum # of Students:  10


INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO with Laurie Savage  (Intermediate - Advanced)   
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS  10:00am – 3:00pm

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)   (Classes meet in Metalworkers Studio) 

SP17-M08   TUESDAY CLASSES        April 11, May 2, May 9, June 6       
SP17-M09   THURSDAY CLASSES    April 6, April 27, May 4, June 1  

Metalworkers Guild Member:   $192        Society Member:   $212          Non-Member:   $247 
Maximum # of students: 10


ACRYLIC PAINTING with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA   (All Levels) 
TUESDAYS   9:30am – 12:00pm  
SP17-P02    March 14 – May 2    (8 classes)

Painters Guild Member:      $244         Society Member:     $259         Non-Member:     $304            

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.  

Maximum # of Students:  12


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with D’Ann Brownrigg   (All Levels, Beginners Welcomed)  
TUESDAYS   12:30pm - 3:00pm
SP17-P03    April 4 – May 23     (8 Classes) 

Painters Guild Member:    $198       Society Member:      $213          Non-Member:       $258

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.  

Maximum # of Students:  12


OIL PAINTING with Paul George    (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS    9:30am - 12:00pm 
SP17-P05    March 8 – April 26     (8 Classes) 

Painters Guild Member   $263    Society Member $278     Non-Member    $323

Paul is an award winning artist and has been teaching for more than twenty years. He will begin each class with a demo from a photo, explaining his thought process for composition, shape value and color. You may paint his photo or bring your own. He teaches both underpainting and direct methods of painting and critiques each piece at the beginning of each class. There is a $5 materials fee to cover the cost of photo copies.  

Maximum # of Students:  12


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Paul George   (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS  12:30pm – 3:00pm   

SP17-P06     March 8 – April 26      (8 Classes) 

Painters Guild Member:     $263         Society Member: $278         Non-Member:    $323

Paul is an award winning artist and has been teaching for over twenty years. You will cover composition and design, color mixing and focus on shape value and color in creating a strong painting. Paul will teach by doing a paint-a-long with the class, explaining his thought process and color choices as you move through the painting. Each class begins with a critique of your previous weeks work and homework pieces. There is a $10 materials fee to cover the cost of 2 photocopies for each class.  

Maximum # of Students:  12


Coordinated by Eric Peterson         
WEDNESDAYS   7:00pm - 10:00pm     April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, June 7, 21  . (Depending on room availability)     

Society Members   $15 per session      Non-Members    $20 per session   Cost covers professional model fee.  

Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  For information call the Office 781-862-9696.

Maximum # of Participants:  15


Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell  
FRIDAYS   9:30am - 12:30pm    April 7 – June 23   (No Class April 28) 

Society Member $10     Non-Members $15     Group shares cost of model.

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.   

Maximum # of Participants:  12


Coordinated by Cathy Keller                 
FRIDAYS    6:30pm - 9:00 pm April 7 – June 23    (No class April 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.)  
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   Please contact the Office to inquire about joining the Society 781-862-9696 or by email:

Maximum # of Students:   12


Coordinated by Leslie Safford 
SUNDAYS   4:00 - 7:00pm   Starting April 16    (No Class March 19, April 30, May 21, June 11) 

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 joining the Society at 781-862-9696 or by email:


CREATE A SONGBIRD with Jane Layton   (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS   9:30am – 12:00pm 
SP17-Y01    March 22 – May 24     (10 classes) 

Society Member      $164     Non-Member      $209 
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.  

Maximum # of Students:  10


WOODWORKING OPEN SHOP with Annette Sophie Lippert   (Intermediate/Advanced, Adults only) 
TUESDAYS   6:45pm - 9:45pm 
WI17-Y03    Winter Session 2    March 21 - May 9    (8 Classes)   
SP17-Y02     Spring Session 1    May 16 – July 11     (8 Classes)    (No Class July 4)

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.
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. 
Maximum Number of Students:  4


COLLAGE ONE DAY WORKSHOP  with Jill Pottle      (All levels)
SATURDAY  9:30am - 3:00pm      

SP17-P13    Saturday, June 3  

Painters Guild Member   $60       Society Member     $65      Non-Member      $85 

Students will learn the basic of collaging using a vast variety of materials. This differs from mosaics and the rough putting together of images and black and white type. Often with my collages, no one knows where the paper starts and my drawing begins. Students will learn about composition, design and color relationships to create a wonderful marriage between colored materials and black and whites. Fun for new folks to the creative arts as well as folks who have been creating fine arts for years.  Some drawing experience useful but not required. 

Maximum # of Students:  12


EN PLEIN AIR ONE DAY WORKSHOP with Jill Pottle      (All levels)  
SATURDAY   9:30am - 4:00pm 
SP17-P14   Saturday, June 10   

Painters Guild Member   $76       Society Member     $81        Non-Member      $101

Come and spend the day outside painting on location in beautiful Historic Lexington. Students will set up near rail trail, near the Buckman Tavern. Learn to simplify your shapes, get down an idea on canvas fast, on location, with the rich natural light of being outside. Painting on location ensures the best understanding of values and color relationships. The class will begin at 9:30am with a demonstration in oils on setting up, designing and starting into a painting. You may choose to work with regular oils, water base oils or acrylics. Inclement weather?  We will do a landscape studio painting.  

Maximum # of Students: 12


SCARVES TO DYE FOR with Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald from Decorative Arts Guild   (All Levels)   
WEDNESDAY 6:30pm – 9:30pm - 3 HOUR WORKSHOP   

SP17-D01    Wednesday, March 1               
SP17-D02    Wednesday, April 5        

Society Member   $30      Non-Member $35

Learn how to apply color to a white silk scarf and create your own fashion statement in this three hour workshop.  Experiment with colors and simple techniques on a silk handkerchief and then on a 8” X 54” silk scarf.  The dyes are protein-based, non-toxic and instant set. Walk out wearing a unique and personal piece of wearable art.  

Maximum # of Students: 10


INTENSIVE DRAWING ONE DAY WORKSHOP with Jill Pottle     (All Levels)
SATURDAY   9:30am – 4:00pm
SP17-P15   Saturday, June 17     

Painters Guild Member   $76     Society Member     $81      Non-Member      $101

Learn some Basics in Drawing in a one day workshop. This is a taste of drawing and the students can see what it entails.  Great for a new person learning to draw or anyone who needs a refresh.  Jill  will cover composition, value and line drawing, design issues with a variety of exercises designed to help you create a wonderful illusion on the paper.  We will cover still life, landscape and portrait in one day.  Come and join this exciting workshop. 
Maximum # of Students: 12


TUESDAY– FRIDAY   9:00am – 12:00pm 
SP17-MS01   Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21
Class Fee:  $120
An Art Sampler Camp for Middle Schoolers will give your student the ability to experience art in 4 different mediums. Each day, campers will work with local guild artists in different workshops, with various mediums to create works of art. Try woodworking, polymer clay, ceramics, painting and more.   Over the week, develop a new hobby or learn skills that can last a lifetime.  All materials included.  Parental Consent form must accompany registration.   Call the LACS Office at 781-862-9696 for more information.

Maximum # of Students:  12