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CERAMICS

DISCOVERY WITH CLAY
Peter Flister
(All Levels)

WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm - 9:00pm

FA18-C01
Fall Session 1 (8 Classes)
September 12 – October 31

FA18-C02
Fall Session 2 (8 Classes)
November 14 – January 16, 2019
(No class Nov. 21 & Dec. 26)

Society Member: $286
Non-Member: $331
Maximum # of Students: 10

Focus on the development and growth of skills utilizing wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Also includes the study 
of surface treatments and glazing in the creation of functional and sculptural high fire stoneware. Excellent facilities and individual
instruction by professional studio potter and Massachusetts licensed teacher.

Fee includes clay, glazes, firing.



TEEN POTTERY
Lynne Fisher
(Grades 7 -12)

THURSDAYS 6:00pm - 8:30pm

FA18-C03
Fall Session 1 (8 Classes) 
September 13 – November 1

FA18-C04
Fall Session 2 (8 Classes)
November 8 – January 17, 2019
(No class Nov. 22 & Dec. 27)

Guild Member/Junior Member: $286
Non-Member: $331

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 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. Fee includes clay, glazes, firing.

 

CERAMICS SATURDAYS
Bet Lee

SATURDAYS 8:30am - 11:30am

FA18-C05
Fall Session 1 (8 Classes) 
September 8 – October 27

FA18-C06
Fall Session 2 (8 Classes)
November 3 – December 29
(No class Nov. 24)

Guild Member/Junior Member: $286
Non-Member: $331
Maximum # of Students: 10

In this class students will focus on producing quality functional wares and creative sculptural pieces. Primary methods
 include wheel throwing and hand building. We will be concentrating on various techniques for finishing clay surfaces.
There will be opportunities to explore mixed media projects and raku firing.

Students should bring the following to class: pin tool, cut off wire, basic wood tools, sponges, towel, and apron.
Fee includes clay, glazes, firing.



METALWORKING

METAL CLAY OPEN STUDIO
Michela Verani
(Beginner to Advanced)

MONDAYS 10:00am - 2:00pm

FA18-M01
September 10 – November 12 (10 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $315
Society Member: $345
Non-Member: $390
Maximum # of Students: 10

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. Projects will also allow intermediate and advanced metal clay
students to increase their skills along with beginning students. Sample projects include hollow forms from simple
2-piece forms for beginners to multi-level complex hollow forms for intermediate and advanced students.



ENAMELING
Kara Hickey
(Beginner to Intermediate)

MONDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm

FA18-M04
September 17 – November 26
(No class Oct. 8) (10 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $236
Society Member: $266
Non-Member: $311
Maximum # of Students: 10

This class is an introduction to various styles of enameling techniques. We will start by enameling on copper
using opaque colors. As the class progresses, we will advance to using transparent enamels on fine silver.

Metalworking experience is required for this class.


METALSMITHING OPEN STUDIO
Joy Raskin
(All Levels)

Wednesdays 2:30pm - 5:30pm

FA18-M16
September 19 – November 28
(No class Nov. 21) (10 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $236
Society Member: $266
Non-Member: $311
Maximum # of Students: 10

This class is more of a directed open studio so that students may work on their own projects. Demos will
be given as the students request. We will focus mainly on improving soldering skills, stone setting styles
and design. Joy will work with anyone who wants to try something new. High school students encouraged.


METALSMITHING
Joy Raskin
(Intermediate to Advanced)

WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm

FA18-M02
September 19 – November 28
(No class Nov. 21) (10 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $236
Society Member: $266
Non-Member: $311
Maximum # of Students: 10

This class is more of a directed open studio so that students may work on their own projects. Demos will be given
as students request and stone setting will be a big part of this class.   We will focus mainly on improving soldering
skills, stone setting styles and design. Basic jewelry making skills are required for this class.

INTENSIVE DIRECTED WORKSHOP
Laurie Savage
(Intermediate to Advanced)

THURSDAYS 10:00am - 3:00pm

FA18-M07
September 13, 20, October 4, 18, 25, 
November 15, 29, December 6, 13 
(9 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $349
Society Member: $369
Non-Member: $404
Maximum # of Students: 10

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 LexArt Office at 781-862-9696.)


SILVERSMITHING AND JEWELRY
Liz Check
(Intermediate to Advanced)

THURSDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm

FA18-M03
September 6 – November 8 (10 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $236
Society Member: $266
Non-Member: $311
Maximum # of Students: 10

Intermediate level adult students will be
interested in improving craftsmanship in silversmithing techniques. These include: 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, focusing on proper use of tools, including
flexible shaft, rolling mill and buffing. Instructor will assist students in project development designed to
incorporate these techniques. Students are encouraged to bring design ideas and pictures to class.


MAKING WAX MODELS
Theresa Carmichael

2-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-M06
SATURDAY & SUNDAY September 15 & 16

10:00am - 5:00pm

Metalworkers Guild Member: $112
Society Member: $126
Non-Member: $150
Maximum # of Students: 10

The lost wax casting process also known as cire perdue has been used for centuries to transform
wax into jewelry which cannot be made in sheet metal. This class is an opportunity to finish projects
or improve your skills in every aspect of wax making. Techniques include: carving, lathe work,
additive processes, and making settings for unusually shaped stones.

Materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor.


PAINTING

WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Sue Nordhausen

MONDAYS 10:00am - 12:30pm

FA18-P01
October 1, 8, 22, 29, November 5, 12
(6 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $176
Society Member: $187
Non-Member: $222
Maximum # of Students: 12

Experienced teacher Sue Nordhausen’s classes are welcoming and enriching for the novice or
experienced watercolor enthusiast. Students are encouraged when using reference materials to
interpret rather than copy, enhancing what is seen in nature. Emphasis is placed on the use of value
to draw the eye to the center of interest. Students learn techniques of mixing rich colors directly on
paper as well as layering of colors or glazing. Each class begins with a demonstration and goals.
Individual consultation is provided to support the student’s endeavors.


PAINTING HORSES, WILDLIFE & THE NATURAL WORLD
Robert Butler
(All Levels)

MONDAYS 1:00pm - 3:00pm

FA18-P10
September 10 – October 22
(No class Oct. 15) (6 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $159
Society Member: $165
Non-Member: $180
Maximum # of Students: 10

Throughout history people have been captivated and inspired by the beauty of the natural world.
Students are encouraged to learn the essential painting techniques needed to render these magnificent
animals and their habitats. Students of all levels will gain confidence and expand skills with classroom
demos and individual instruction. Enjoy the study of nature’s color palette, animal anatomy, habitat
landscapes, and composition and create exciting wildlife artwork. Participants are welcome to work
on pet portraits in these classes.

Robert Butler is known for his relaxed, efficient teaching style, with art on display at the Smithsonian,
The Discovery/Learning Channels and private collections worldwide

Contact Robert Butler at (978) 283-7186 for class supply list.


ACRYLICS PAINTING
Maris Platais

TUESDAYS 9:30am - 12:00pm

FA18-P02
September 11 – November 13
(No class Oct. 16) (9 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $300
Society Member: $315
Non-Member: $360
Maximum # of Students: 12

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 welcome.


WATERCOLOR PAINTING
D’Ann Brownrigg

TUESDAYS 12:30pm - 3:00pm

FA18-P03
September 11 – November 6
(No class Oct. 16) (8 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $217
Society Member: $232
Non-Member: $277
Maximum # of Students: 12

Learn to relax and focus on 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 materials. We will discuss basic techniques and design
strategies and usually begin with a short demo.

Contact the LexArt Office at 781-862-9696 for class supply list.

 

BEGINNING CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY & PAINTING   
Son-Mey Chiu

TUESDAYS 4:00pm - 5:30pm

FA18-P14
September 11 – November 6
(No class Oct. 16) (8 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $150
Society Member: $156
Non-Member: $176
Maximum # of Students: 12

For the first four lesson students will be guided to practice traditional Chinese Calligraphy from manuals
based on the work of important calligraphers of the past. Students will spend the next four lessons learning
the first standard series of traditional Chinese Painting: “The Four Gentlemen.” Students will be guided to
learn the basic techniques for painting the plum, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo. Chinese ink and water
will be used.

Although the course is designed for middle school and high school students, students of all ages and
backgrounds are welcome.


LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING
Peter Bain

WEDNESDAYS 9:30am - 12:00pm

FA18-P19
September 19 – November 14
(No class Oct. 17) (8 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $217
Society Member: $232
Non-Member: $277
Maximum # of Students: 12

This class is designed for painters of any experience. We will paint in the studio from photographs.
Our subjects will be mainly, but not limited to, landscapes. Other subjects may also include animals,
figures and still lifes.

The goal of this class is to teach fundamentals of composition, shape and color. We will learn to simplify
design, see big shapes, control edges, use color and shape to create a beautiful painting. Class begins
with a demonstration and brief talk followed by one on one instruction. Students are encouraged to
continue on the paintings between classes. A group critique will be held at beginning of the following class.


PAINTING FOUNDATIONS III
Jill Pottle

THURSDAYS 1:30pm - 4:30pm

FA18-P05
September 20 – November 8
(No class Oct. 18) (7 Classes)

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

Learn how to paint with oil or acrylic. This class gives the basics for the student who needs more technical
understanding. This class will address how to keep a pallet and mix colors, some color theory, application
techniques, and use of brushes. Composition and design issues will be included using a variety of subject
matter: still life, landscape and portrait. Come and learn how to get the paint moving and see the results!


PORTRAIT EVENING CLASS
Jill Pottle

(Beginning and Intermediate levels)

THURSDAYS 5:30pm - 8:30pm

FA18-P06
September 20 – November 8
(No class Oct. 18) (7 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $303
Society Member: $318
Non-Member: $363
Maximum # of Students: 12

Have you always wanted to do portraits and did not know where to start? Have you done portraits and would
like a better understanding of techniques in order to improve your skills? This is the class for you. During the
first half of the class students will learn basic anatomy of the skull, muscles and neck. Attention will be given
to how these features wrap around the form. Initially we will work from photographs, using pencil, charcoal
and chalk to help create a strong structure, while developing the shapes in order to achieve resemblance to
the subject. The second half of the class we will use a live model to pose for life drawing. Model will be
available for only 3 of the weeks. Cost includes model fee.

Beginners welcome but must have at least one general basic drawing class.

 

OIL PAINTING
Pearl McCarthy

FRIDAYS 1:30pm - 4:00pm

FA18-P15
September 14 – November 9
(No class Oct. 19) (8 Classes)

Painters Guild Member: $285
Society Member: $300
Non-Member: $345
Maximum # of Students: 12

In this class, students work with flowers and fruit to paint a dynamic still life. Students of all levels will improve
their understanding of color temperature, value, drawing, edges and composition. If you have always wanted
to try oil paints, this is a great place to begin. Pearl McCarthy will start with a demonstration for beginners and
provide students with individual attention as needed. Participants will learn to paint peonies, sunflowers, roses,
and other flowers. Pearl will create a fun and supportive learning environment for all her students.


AIR BRUSHING: A REMARKABLE STYLE OF PAINTING
Robert Butler

2-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-P12
MONDAYS September 10, 17

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Painters Guild Member: $66
Society Member: $72
Non-Member: $87
Maximum # of Students: 12

Lifelong teacher and artist Robert Butler will guide students in the fundamental through advanced techniques
of the versatile and unique medium of airbrush painting. Whether you want to paint murals, pottery, restore
miniatures and antiques. This technique can be applied to custom paint clothing, hot-rods, even fingernails!
Robert Butler’s relaxed but thorough instruction will provide you with a solid foundation in the unique medium
of the airbrush. All curriculum-based texts are provided.

 

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WORKSHOP              WORKSHOP CANCELLED
Ma Qingxiong

2-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-P13
SATURDAY & SUNDAY September 29 & 30 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Painters Guild Member: $150
Society Member: $156
Non-Member: $176

Maximum # of Students: 12

This course will introduce the basics of Chinese brush painting. Students will explore landscape with the
traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. Using freehand brushwork, the emphasis will be on expressiveness,
individual interpretation and abstraction through exaggeration. Students will use ink, watercolor and gouache on
rice paper to create wonderful visual effects. This class will learn how to represent trees, rocks, as well as simple
paintings of autumn and/or winter scenes.

Feel free to bring lunch.


CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WORKSHOP         WORKSHOP CANCELLED
Son-Mey Chiu

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-P24
SATURDAY October 6
9:30am - 11:30am

Painters Guild Member: $32
Society Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
Maximum # of Students: 12

A two-hour workshop demonstrating the brush techniques of painting a traditional Chinese flower and bird painting.
Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Practitioners of pottery are especially encouraged to attend.


PAINTERS AS PRINTMAKERS - WITHOUT A PRESS!
Carolyn Letvin

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-P18
SUNDAY November 11
10:00am - 4:00pm

Painters Guild Member: $107
Society Member: $111
Non-Member: $126
Maximum # of Students: 12

This one day workshop will cover a print-making process that any painter can use.  Utilizing your current painting
supplies (Oils for this class), and some simple tools, you can create beautiful, unique prints without a press! The day
will include classroom time demonstration and critiques as well as time for printing your own images. Tools needed
for the printing process will be supplied. We will work from photographs or looking out the studio windows.
Please bring your usual oil painting supplies and photos you would like to use to make images.
All levels of experience will be accepted.

Class from 10am to 4pm with a lunch break.


DECORATIVE ARTS

DECORATIVE PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
Anne Hunter
(All Levels)

WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm - 8:30pm

FA18-D02
September 19 – October 10 (4 Classes)

Decorative Arts Guild Member: $108
Society Member: $113
Non-Member: $123
Maximum # of Students: 10

Learn the fundamental skills of decorative painting with acrylic paints. Each student will develop painting skills 
and experiment with mediums to create texture and dimension and learn about new products. Learn how acrylic
paints and mediums work together and the basic elements needed for painting on various surfaces including wood,
clay, and paper.

Paints and surfaces provided. Materials fee $25.00, payable to the instructor.

SCARVES TO DYE FOR
Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald

1-DAY WORKSHOPS
(All Levels)

FA18-D03
THURSDAY October 4
6:30pm - 9:30pm

FA18-D04
WEDNESDAY November 7
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Society Member: $40
Non-Member: $45
Maximum # of Students: 12

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.

Class cost includes $10 of materials.  There is an option to purchase and dye an additional scarf.


DRAB TO FAB - SMALL FURNITURE WORKSHOP
Anne Hunter

1-DAY WORKSHOP
(All Levels)

FA18-D01
SUNDAY September 23
9:30am - 3:30pm

Decorative Arts Guild Member: $67
Society Member: $72
Non-Member: $82
Maximum # of Students: 10

Do you have a small piece of furniture that is just waiting for a face lift? Are you confused about all the new
products that advertise “quick and easy” furniture painting solutions? Join us and get some help in designing
a new, updated look. Bring a small, easy to carry, home accessory piece such as a small table, chest, chair,
trunk, bench, or jewelry box that you would like to revitalize, photos of decorative designs for reference, or
fabric swatches that may influence your design. During the class you will paint with your choice of colors and
embellish by distressing, glazing, or some stenciling. Add a protective layer of clear wax or varnish.
Remember to wear old clothes and be prepared to have some fun.

A $45 materials fee covering all paints, varnishes, brushes, and all tools is due to the instructor at time of class.



PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY           CLASS CANCELLED
Al Hiltz

(Beginners to Intermediate)

TUESDAYS 7:00pm - 9:00pm

FA18-X01
September 25 – November 6
(No class Oct. 16) (8 Classes)

Society Member: $289
Non-Member: $307
Maximum # of Students: 12

In this class, we will cover the basics of digital photography in an introductory but thorough manner. It is
appropriate for those that have no previous experience with a digital camera, as well as those that know the
basics, but want to take their photography to the next level. Students will learn about camera settings and
controls, current technology, composition, and the artistic side of digital photography. Short take home
assignments will help you become comfortable with your new skills, and we’ll spend time reviewing your
photographs as a group. An optional text will also be used as a permanent reminder of the material covered.

Additional material costs approximately $20 - $25 to be paid to the instructor.


TABLETOP STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
Nicole Mordecai

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-X02
SUNDAY September 30

9:30am - 2:30pm

Society Member: $ 97
Non-Member: $112
Maximum # of Students: 12

Do you need photos for your website, social media feeds or promotional materials? Learn to create photos
of your artwork for an online portfolio or to preserve your work through digital images. Photograph a variety
of different objects and experiment with different lighting conditions. Design and photograph a still life,
then photograph your own objects. Students are encouraged to bring a selection of items for photographing
as well as small items for a still life.

Bring any type camera you are familiar with including smart phone. If you bring DSLR or point-and-shoot camera
please be aware that there will be limited time for the instructor to help adjust settings.

Class cost includes $45 materials fee for soft box, lights, table tripod, and backdrops. (Requires 2 weeks preorder
so please register promptly.)


POLYMER CLAY & BEADING

POLYMER CLAY: BEGINNING AND BEYOND
Various Instructors from the Polymer Clay & Beading Guild

SATURDAYS 9:30am - 2:00pm

FA18-F01
September 15 – October 6 (4 Classes)

Polymer Clay & Beading
Guild Member: $148
Society Member: $153
Non-Member: $178
Maximum # of Students: 6

Come and explore a new and powerful medium. Come with ideas of your own or find inspiration in class.
Polymer is a versatile, contemporary material which requires little in the way of specialized equipment.
You will create both decorative and functional items that are unique to you. This is the perfect opportunity
to learn about Polymer and learn new techniques.  Prior experience is helpful but not at all necessary.
A variety of techniques will be explored depending on class interests and experience.

Class cost includes supplies.


Polymer Clay & Beading Guild

Members of the Polymer Clay & Beading Guild come from many different backgrounds but all share a strong
interest in the arts. We enjoy learning and practicing our skills in polymer clay and beadwork. Guild meetings
provide an opportunity twice a month to work together on a
project, try out a new technique or plan a field trip. We look forward to show-and-tell at meetings, where we
show off our newest creations, get advice from fellow members and enjoy seeing a new book or magazine
that a member has brought in.

Polymer clay is a man-made material used as an artistic medium. It can be manipulated to take on many
shapes and can be mixed to create an almost infinite range of custom colors. It is often used for strong but
lightweight jewelry and sculptural pieces. One of the exciting things about polymer clay is the versatility of the
material and the nearly endless techniques to investigate.

Beadwork created by Guild members uses a variety of stitches, such as Peyote, Herringbone, Right Angle Weave
or Spiral Rope, to create jewelry with beads, and crystals of many different sizes and shapes. Beaded work may
also use beads that are hand-felted or lampwork glass beads produced by our talented artists. The end result is
often a fusion of multiple materials to produce unique jewelry or other works.



WOODWORKING

WOODCARVING
Jane Layton

WEDNESDAYS  9:30am - 12:00pm

FA18-Y01
September 12 – November 14
(No class Oct. 17) (9 Classes)

Society Member: $194
Non-Member: $218
Maximum # of Students: 10

Student choice; From a basswood cut-out, participants will create a small songbird by carving with hand tools
and painting with acrylics OR carve another small object (fish, flower, relief) with hand tools.

Any questions, contact Jane Layton at 781-259-9036. New students, please bring $15 for materials.



TRANSFORMING ROUGH SAWN LUMBER INTO FURNITURE-GRADE STOCK
Steve McKenna

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-Y04
SATURDAY September 22
10:00am - 12:00pm

Woodworkers Guild Member: $30
Society Member: $35
Non-Member: $45

Maximum # of Students: 8

This workshop is a real-time tutorial on squaring rough sawn planks into straight lumber, including a discussion
on lumber selection and size, dealing with twisting, cupping, bowing, and grain direction, for maximum yield to
useable material for fine woodworking. This workshop takes place in the Woodworkers Guild workshop with real-time
demonstrations on handling all the challenges of the rough sawn stock.


PUTTING CURVED LINES IN YOUR FURNITURE DESIGN 
Steve McKenna

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-Y05
SATURDAY September 29

10:00am - 12:00pm

Woodworkers Guild Member: $30
Society Member: $35
Non-Member: $45

Maximum # of Students: 8

Historically, straight lines and square joints have been common in furniture, because they are easy to make on a
production basis. A curved line, however, is much more pleasing to the eye. Lightening up a piece with a curve without 
effecting its structural integrity is a way of defining a piece as having been made by a craftsman. Spend a morning
with a craftsman who has made curves his signature!



ROUTER 101
Andrew Teixeira

1-DAY WORKSHOP

FA18-Y03
SUNDAY September 30

10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodworkers Guild Member: $ 97
Society Member: $102
Non-Member: $117

Maximum # of Students: 8

Routers enable you to do precise work quickly. In this class, professional cabinetmaker Andrew Teixeira
will make a small bookcase that demonstrates a variety of ways the router can be used for quick results.
Andrew gives students a clear method to approach the router so they can get consistent results safely
on their own projects. This class will provide a strong foundation for those starting in woodworking and will
challenge those with more advanced skills.

You can view a portfolio of Andrew’s work on his website, anamericanartisan.com, or on his YouTube
channel, An American Artisan.

Cost includes $15 for materials.



KIDS’ CLASSES

PAINTING HORSES, ANIMALS & DINOSAURS! 
Robert Butler

MONDAYS 4:00pm - 5:30pm

FA18-P11
Grades 6-8 

September 10 – October 22
(No class Oct.15) (6 Classes)

Society Member: $150
Non-Member: $165

Maximum # of Students: 10

Throughout history people have been captivated and inspired by the beauty of the natural world.
Students are encouraged to learn the essential painting techniques needed to render these magnificent
animals and their habitats. Students of all levels will gain confidence and expand skills with classroom
demos and individual instruction. Enjoy the study of nature’s color palette, animal anatomy, habitat
landscapes and composition and create exciting wildlife artwork. Participants are welcome to work on
pet portraits in these classes.

Robert Butler is known for his relaxed, efficient teaching style, with art on display at the Smithsonian,
The Discovery/Learning Channels and private collections worldwide.

Contact Robert Butler at (978) 283-7186 for class supply list.



MAKING COMICS!
Zoe Schein

THURSDAYS
September 13 - November 8
(No Class Oct 18)   (8 Classes)

FA18-P16
Grades 3-5 1:30pm - 3:00pm

FA
18-P09
Grades 6-8 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Society Member: $165
Non-Member: $190
Maximum # of Students: 10

This class will explore the basics of comics as a medium – from idea to execution. The course will focus on 
storytelling and drawing skills. We will learn about developing stories and characters, building and drawing 
figures, environments. We will deal with framing and composing panels that push your story forward will be 
covered. Whether comedic or dramatic, fictional or true-to-life, poetic or action-driven, students will learn the 
skills to tell their stories their way.



OPEN DRAWING & PAINTING
 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS OPEN FIGURE DRAWING STUDIO
Coordinated by Eric Peterson

WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00pm 
September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 14

Cost per class session
Society Member: $15
Non-Member: $20
Maximum # of Students: 12

This class is open to walk-ins and/or Guild members. Students practice the art of drawing the nude
figure in a relaxed and informal setting. There is no formal instruction. All levels of experience and the
use of all types of materials – with the exception of oil-based – are encouraged. The class usually
begins with a series of short poses by the model building up to poses as long as 20 minutes in duration.

RSVP: epeterson753@gmail.com


FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP
Coordinated by SaraSue Pennell

FRIDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
September 7 – November 16
(No session Oct. 19)

Cost per class session
Society Member: $15
Non-Member: $20
Maximum # of Participants: 12

Group members paint with each other in relaxed atmosphere.
The group shares the costs of models.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

For additional information, contact SaraSue Pennell at 781 862-8180


FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN DRAWING & PAINTING
Open Painting Group  (MEMBERS ONLY)

Coordinated by Cathy Keller

FRIDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00pm
September 7 – November 16
(No session Oct. 19)
Maximum # of Participants: 10

LexArt 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


SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP
(MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Leslie Safford

SUNDAYS 4:00pm - 7:00pm
September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 28, November 11
Maximum # of Participants: 10

LexArt 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


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