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SUMMER CLASSES and WORKSHOPS - registration opens MAY 27 - see below

                                   

 

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SUMMER SAMPLER ART CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS - Click HERE


SUMMER CLASSES below
 
- Click on class codes to register
OR Complete Registration Form and mail or walk-in 



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

SU17-C01  
July 12 – August 16   (6 Classes) 

Society Member:   $206    Non-Member:   $251   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.   Please inquire about openings. Maximum # of Students:  10



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

SU17-C02 SU17-C03
Summer Session 1 Summer Session 2
July 6, 13, 20, 27   (4 Classes) August 3, 10, 17, 24   (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. Classes are for 7th through 12th graders and all instruction is individualized. Please inquire about openings at 781-862-9696.  Junior Membership is required.   A student tool kit is recommended at a cost of $15. 



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

SU17-M01 SU17-M02
Session 1: June 19, 26 & July 3, 10   (4 classes) Session 2: July 17, 24, 31 & August 7   (4 Classes) 

Metalworkers Guild Member:   $124       Society Member:   $134        Non-Member:   $159    
Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Metal Clay is a relatively new product, consisting 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. Projects will be presented that allow a beginner to acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to work in metal clay.  More advanced versions will be presented that need an extra level of skill, allowing intermediate and advanced metal clay students to experiment .  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)
WEDNESDAYS
6:30pm – 9:30pm      

SU17-M03      
July 12 – August 16      (6 classes)     
Metalworkers Guild Member:    $133         Society Member:    $ 148         Non-Member:      $173    
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



INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO 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.  (Non-Guild Members must get the instructor’s approval to take this class.)   Contact the LACS Office at (781-862-9696) Maximum # of students: 10   (Classes meet in Metalworkers Studio)

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS 10:00am – 5:00pm
   
     SU17-M05               SU17-M06          SU17-M08
     SATURDAY             SUNDAY             SUNDAY 
     June 17                   July 23                August 13            

Metalworkers Guild Member:   $66        Society Member:   $72          Non-Member:   $87

PACKAGE OF 4 CLASSES 10:00am – 3:00pm

TUESDAY CLASSES THURSDAY CLASSES
               
SU17-M09                                              SU17-M10                
June 20, July 18, 25, August 15
June 15, July 13, 20, August 10

Metalworkers Guild Member:   $192        Society Member:   $212          Non-Member:   $247



SUMMER PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP at River Road Farm, Carlisle
 with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA   (All Levels)
TUESDAY – THURSDAY,   JULY 25, 26, 27  
10:00am – 4:00pm 

SU17P01

Come enjoy the summer breezes under old shade trees on an 18th century New England farm. The scenery ranges from pastures and stone walls to horses, woodlands and even a small pond.  This workshop is designed to encourage each participant's own vision and creativity, with individual critiques as well as demonstrations. Subject selection, composition and choice of pallete will be discussed. At the end of the three days there will be general critique and a revue.   Outdoor painting equipment is required, as well as a box lunch. Some light refreshment will be provided. The workshop will meet at LACS on the first morning, and we will caravan to the farm. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place at LACS.

Painters Guild Member:      $221         Society Member:     $231         Non-Member:     $263   Maximum # of Students: 12



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

SP17-P13 
Saturday, June 3 
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 that have been creating fine arts for years. Some drawing experience useful but not required.

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



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

SP17-P14

Saturday, June 10

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 at LACS.
 Painters Guild Member:   $76     Society Member:     $81     Non-Member:      $101
Maximum # of Students: 12



ONE DAY INTENSIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP with Jill Pottle    (All levels)
ONE DAY WORKSHOP SATURDAY 
9:30am – 4:00pm

SP17-P15

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
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 at LACS. 
Painters Guild Member:  $76    Society Member:     $81    Non-Member:      $101
Maximum # of Students: 12



THREE DAYS OF PASTELS with Jill Pottle   (All levels)
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 - 10     
9:30am – 3:30pm

SU17-P04

This intensive is a great introduction or reintroduction to using the sinuous medium of soft pastel. Using the subject matter of still life and landscape; learn some color theory, mixing techniques and some traditional and experimental approaches to applying the medium. All levels are welcomed. Some drawing experience required. Critiques and historical references will be used. Mature teens welcomed with parental/guardian consent form. 

Painters Guild Member:   $202    Society Member:    $207    Non-Member      $227    Maximum # of Students: 12

 

EN PLEIN AIR OIL MONOTYPES with Carolyn Letvin   (Intermediate–Advanced)
TWO DAY WORKSHOP 
MONDAY & TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 15 
12:00pm – 4:00pm

SU17-P02

This two-day workshop will cover the process of taking a basic printmaking process into the field. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, you can create unique, beautiful prints. By adding this technique to your painting repertoire, you will open opportunities to be able to show with organizations like the Boston Printmakers and the Monotype Guild of New England. Each day will include time for demonstration and critique as well as time for printing your own images. Tools needed for the printing process will be supplied. In case of inclement weather, we will work from photos and looking out the windows at LACS Plummer Studio. Please bring your usual plein air oil painting supplies.

Painters Guild Member:   $85 Society Member:   $100   Non-Member:   $145
Maximum # of Students: 12



SCARVES TO DYE FOR with Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald    (All Levels)
3 HOUR WORKSHOP  

SU17-D01

Thursday, June 15
6:30pm - 9:30pm
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. 
Society Member:    $30 Non-Member:   $35    Maximum # of Students: 10



FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell 
FRIDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
July  21, 28  &  August 4, 11, 18, 25 

Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. For information about this group please contact: Sara Sue Pennell at 781-862-8180.  Group shares cost of model.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 
Society Member $10     Non-Members $15     Maximum # of Participants:  12



FRIDAY NIGHT OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP    (MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Cathy Keller               
FRIDAYS   6:30pm - 9:00pm
July 14, 21, 28   &   August 4, 11, 18, 25

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: lacs.lexington@verizon.net    Maximum # of Participants:  12



SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP Coordinated by Leslie Safford       (MEMBERS ONLY)
SUNDAYS   4:00pm - 7:00pm 
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27
 
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.  



SUMMER SAMPLER ART CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
MONDAY – FRIDAY   9:00am – 12:00pm

SU17-MS01 SU17-MS02
MONDAY, JUNE 26 – FRIDAY, JUNE 30 MONDAY, AUGUST 21 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

An Art Sampler Camp for Middle Schoolers will give your student the ability to experience art in 5 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. 

Class Fee $150   Maximum # of students: 12



POLYMER CLAY TECHNIQUES with Seana Bettencourt, Karen Swiech, Laurie Lloyd
SATURDAYS
12:30pm – 4:30pm

SU17-F01
Saturdays July 29, August 5, 12, 19

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about Polymer and to learn new techniques during a 4 week series. Prior experience is helpful.  Learn techniques including:  Skinner blends, basic canes, advanced canes, and layering. 
Laurie will focus on the basics of blending, bullseyes and beads. Karen will teach layering/mokume and Seana will work on advanced floral canes.  Cost includes supplies. 
Polymer Guild Member:    $135        Society Member:     $140       Non-Member:      $155



EN PLEIN AIR AROUND LEXINGTON  with Emily Passman
MONDAY – FRIDAY   JULY 10-14
10:00am – 3:00pm

SU17-P03
 
Using a good quality sketchbook, the combination of pen and ink along with watercolor is inspiring and satisfying. You will learn how to capture the essence of a scene and let go of the pressure to be precise. Learn different drawing techniques and approaches for measuring and improving perspective. Whether you are traveling, sitting quietly on a bench or inside a crowded cafe, the art of sketching is a great way to slow down, record an experience, or practice being in the moment. It’s a perfect skill for painters to acquire. If it rains we sketch in the Plummer Studio at LACS. Painters Guild Member:   $303       Society Member:   $318       Non-Member:   $363
Maximum # of Students: 12