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METALWORKING 

INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO FOR METALWORKERS with Laurie Savage (Intermediate - Advanced)
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. Students provide their own materials.

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ONE-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Metals Guild Member  $50        Society member $56          Non-Member $71*
Saturday                SP16-M10              June 4                                    Maximum # of students: 10
(*Non Members must get the instructor’s approval to take this class.  Contact the LACS Office at 781-862-9696)

PAINTING/DRAWING

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FIGURE DRAWING GROUP   Coordinated by Cathy Keller    (No registration required)

WEDNESDAYS  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
April 6, 13, 27                                                                                       Drop In Rate:  
May 4, 11, 25                                                                                        Members                               $15* per session
June 1, 8, 22, 29                                                                                  Non-Members                      $20* per session
Depending on room availability  
(*covers professional model, studio fee and Society administrative fees)
For information about this group and joining the Society, please call the office 781-862-9696.
Maximum # of Students: 15

ILLUMINATION: Medieval Design for the Modern Artist with Leslie Safford

Illumination is the art of embellishing text with large colorful initials, intricate borders, miniature illustrations, and gold or silver decorations. The earliest surviving examples date back to the late Roman Empire but have their counterparts in the Middle and Far East as well. Hand-lettered and illuminated books, usually of sacred texts, could take months or even years and in medieval times were produced on calfskin, sheepskin, or goatskin vellum.
For those of us who don’t have a lifetime to commit to producing an entire book and who don’t want to cut our own quills or mix thin hammered gold with stag’s glue, we can pay homage to the art form and still use less expensive materials and less time-consuming techniques. More importantly, we can adapt the art of illumination for personal expression and for telling stories, as did the early religious texts.

 The instructor, who has been studying the art form since the late 1960s, will give a brief history of the art form, provide reproductions of illuminated manuscripts, and demonstrate lettering and recurring patterns in medieval illuminations. Then it will be your turn to create pleasing and personalized designs with readily available materials. You can experiment with various mediums, paper types, alphabets, and motifs to decorate a favorite quotation, create note cards, or even make your own booklet. Ideally, this workshop will be a gateway to further study of this historical art form and the chance to make it your own.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12:30pm - 3:30 pm
SP16-P12             June 4 & 5 (2 sessions)                    
Member                 $56
Non-Members      $71
Maximum # of Students: 10                                                             

OPEN PAINTING GROUPS – FOR MEMBERS - No registration required 

FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP            Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell
MEMBERS ONLY
Members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Please contact Office for information about joining the Society at 781-862-9696 or by email:  lacs.lexington@verizon.net
FRIDAYS               9:30am - 12:30pm                                              Group shares cost of model.
                                April 1 – June 24                                                 Maximum # of Students:  12
Open portrait studio.
Please contact Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society 781-862-9696 or by email:  lacs.lexington@verizon.net  
For information about this group, contact: Sara Sue Pennell at 781-862-8180

FRIDAY NITE OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP              Coordinated by Cathy Keller              
MEMBERS ONLY
Members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. (No instruction.  May be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period to be determined by the group.)
FRIDAYS               6:30pm - 9:00pm                                              
April 1 – June 24 (12 Sessions)
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Please contact 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 AFTERNOON OPEN PAINTING GROUP   Coordinated by LeslieSafford              
MEMBERS ONLY
Members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. No instruction.  May be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period - to be determined by the group.
SUNDAYS*           4:00pm - 7:00pm
May 8, 15, 29  
June 5, 19, 26
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Please contact Office to inquire about openings and information about joining the Society
781-862-9696 or by email:  lacs.lexington@verizon.net.

*Dependent upon space availability – meeting room and start time may vary depending on scheduling and upcoming LACS commitments.

PHOTOGRAPHY

THE WELL-DESIGNED PHOTOGRAPH with Albert Zabin        (Beginners to Intermediate)
(Adults and Teens*) (Junior Membership required*)
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.
MONDAYS            7:00 - 9:00 pm                                                    
SP16-X01             May 23 – June 13 (3 Sessions)  No Class May 30                      
Member                 $56
Non Member        $74
Maximum # of Students: 10

WOODWORKING

WOODWORKING OPEN SHOP with Annette Sophie Lippert (Intermediate to Advanced, Adults only)

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.
TUESDAYS          6:45pm - 9:45pm                                                               
SP16-Y03              Session 2: May 24 – July 12 (8 sessions)
*Non-guild members must get the instructor’s permission to take this class.  Please call the LACS Office at 781-862-9696.
Woodworker Guild Member    $281                                                                                                
Society Member                       $301*
Non-Member                             $346*
Maximum # of Students:  4  

 

  SUMMER CLASSES - REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 20

Click on Class Codes below to Register:

DISCOVERY WITH CLAY with Cora Pucci    (Beginners to Intermediate)
WEDNESDAYS  
6:00pm - 9:00pm
July 13- Aug 31 (8 Sessions)
SU16-C01 

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)
THURSDAYS       
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
SU16-C04  

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    


METAL CLAY OPEN STUDIO
with Michela Verani   (Beginner to Advanced)
MONDAYS         
10:00am – 2:00 pm
SU16-M01    Session 1: July 11, 18, 25 & August 1
SU16-M02    Session 2:  August 15, 22, 29 & 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.


JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING
with Liz Check  (Open to all levels)
WEDNESDAYS      
6:30pm-9:30pm
July 13- August 17 (6 sessions)
SU16-M03

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 www.riogrande.com.  


INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO
with Laurie Savage  (Intermediate to Advanced)
ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
10:00am-5:00pm

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)


SKETCH AROUND LEXINGTON WITH  PEN & INK AND WATERCOLOR
with Emily Passman
SATURDAY
9:30am - 4:00 pm
June 11
SU16-P07
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.


SEEING THE POSSIBILITY: Mixed Media Course
with Judith Cooper
MONDAYS
10:00am – 1:00pm
July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8
SU16-P01

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)


PAINTING A COLOR-CHART: LEARNING TO USE WATERCOLORS
with Bill Bright  (Adults and Teens*)
THURSDAYS
10:00am - 12:00pm    July 14 - August 18 (6 sessions)
SU16-P02
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.  

ACRYLIC PAINTING - SUMMER INTENSIVE with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA  (All Levels)
TUESDAYS
10:00am – 1:00pm      July 12 – Aug 16 (6 sessions)
SU16-P03    
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.


FAMILY STORIES THROUGH ART SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
with Sharon Santillo
1:00pm- 4:00pm
Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26
Monday, August 1 & Tuesday, August 2
SU16-P04
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
10:00am-4:00pm
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              
MEMBERS ONLY       NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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: lacs.lexington@verizon.net

     

SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP coordinated by Leslie Safford
MEMBERS ONLY       NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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:  lacs.lexington@verizon.net