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WEDNESDAYS   6:00pm - 9:00pm   
(Beginners to Intermediate)

WI17-C01                                            WI17-C02
Session 1                                                 Session 2
January 18 – March 8 (8 classes)            March 22 – May 10   (8 classes)

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)

WI17-C03                                          WI17-C04 
Session 1                                               Session 2
January 5 – March 2 (8 classes)            March 9 – May 4 (8 classes)
(No Class February 23)                         (No Class April 20)

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


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

WI17-C05                                                  WI17-C06 
Session 1                                                       Session 2 
January 7 – February 25    (8 classes)          March 11- April 29   (8 classes)

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


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

WI17-C07                                         WI17-C08                                                                        
January 11 – March 8                           March 22 – May 17
(No Class February 22)                        (No Class April 19)
(8 classes)                                            (8 Classes)
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. 

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
January 9 – March 13   (10 classes)

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


JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING with Liz Check           
(Intermediate - Advanced)
6:30pm – 9:30pm 

MONDAYS                                               THURSDAYS
WI17-M02                                            WI17-M03
January 9 – March 13  (10 classes)         January 12 – March 16 (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


(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)

10:00am - 5:00pm

WI17-M04                     WI17-M05                        WI17-M06                           WI17-M07
Saturday January 21         Sunday February 12            Saturday February 18             Sunday March 12

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

10:00am – 3:00pm

WI17-M08                                                     WI17-M09
January 24, February 14, 21, March 14               January 19, February 9, 16, March 9

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


MAKING WAX MODELS with Theresa Carmichael
(Beginner – Advanced)
6:30pm – 9:30pm 

January 10 – February 28 (7 Classes)  
(No Class February 21)

The lost wax casting process also known as cire-perdue has been used for centuries to transform wax into jewelry that cannot be easily made in sheet metal.  It is a great technique for making interesting and original jewelry components.  Learn additive and subtractive methods of creating models in wax which can be sent off to the caster to be transformed into bronze, silver or gold.   $20 material fee to be paid to teacher.  Bring wax carvers if you have them and any unusual stones you would like to set. 

Metalworkers Guild Member:    $154       Society Member:    $ 184      Non-Member:      $229
Maximum # of Students: 10


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

January 18 – March 15   (8 classes)
(No class February 22) 
(Snow dates March 29 and April 5)

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


MONDAYS   9:30am – 12:00pm   

January 9, 16, 23, 30    (8 Classes)
March 6, 13, 20, 27

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: $211       Society Member:    $226    Non-Member:    $257
Maximum Number of Students: 12


ACRYLIC PAINTING with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA   
(All Levels)
TUESDAYS   9:30am – 12:00pm 

January 10 – February 28   (8 classes)
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


WATERCOLOR PAINTING with D’Ann Brownrigg   
(All Levels, Beginners Welcomed) 
TUESDAYS   12:30pm - 3:00pm

February 7 – March 21 (7 Classes)

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:    $174       Society Member:      $189          Non-Member:       $234
Maximum # of Students:  12


FIGURE DRAWING with Janet Monafo    (All Levels)
TUESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00pm

January 10 – February 28   (8 Classes)

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


OIL PAINTING with Paul George    (All Levels)
WEDNESDAYS 9:30am - 12:00pm

January 11 – March 1 (8 Classes)

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

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


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

January 11 – March 1 (8 Classes)

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.

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


Coordinated by Eric Peterson  
WEDNESDAYS   7:00pm - 10:00pm  
January 11, 25, February 8, 22,   March 8, 22
Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment.
(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


Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell 

FRIDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
January 13 – March 31
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.  

Society Member $10     Non-Members $15    Group shares cost of model.
Maximum # of Participants:  12


Coordinated by Cathy Keller               
FRIDAYS   6:30pm - 9:00 pm
January 6 – March 31 (13 Classes)
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.)  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  

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


SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP Coordinated by Leslie Safford               
SUNDAYS   4:00-7:00pm 
Starting January 15

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


CREATE A SONGBIRD with Jane Layton   (All Levels)
WEDNESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm

January 11 – March 15     (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

WI17-Y02                                                WI17-Y03
Session 1                                                     Session 2
January 10 – March 7 (8 Classes)               March 21 - May 9 (8 Classes)
(No Class February 14)

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


Make a Wood Plane Workshop
February 5 & February 11


There is something special about working wood with a plane you have made yourself.  Come make a wood plane for doing light or detail work.  Once you have made one wood plane you will be ready to make planes for a variety of tasks.  Leave with a nifty plane and an understanding of how to use it.

Woodworkers Guild Member: $82 Society Member: $97 Non-Member: $120
Maximum # of Students: 6

EXPLORE DRAWING with Jill Pottle   (All Levels)
SATURDAYS 9:30am – 12:30pm

January 7 – March 11   (8 Classes)
(No class February 11, 18) 

An excellent class for exploring a variety of media and drawing concepts.  After an intro to black and white drawing, class will use color to explore drawing form,  composition, design and light and shadow. Course includes one portrait session with a model. Try pastel, oil pastel, colored pencil and charcoal in this drawing intensive with instructor Jill Pottle.  Teens and/or adults.   (Junior Membership required) 

Painters Guild Member   $229 Society Member $244 Non-Member $289    
Maximum # of students: 12


9:30am - 3:00pm

Sunday, January 15

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


(Beginners - Intermediate)  Adults and Teens*    
WEDNESDAYS   7:00pm - 9:00pm

January 11, 18, 25

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


MONDAY – FRIDAY   9:00am – 12:00pm

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

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

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