Early Fall 2019 Schedule

Drawing and Painting (Ages 5-10)

Mondays, September 23 – October 28 (No class 10/14)
5 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$110 (materials included)
Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

This class is all about having fun while making 2D art! Students will develop their painting and drawing skills through technique demonstrations, material experimentation and projects exploring a variety of themes including landscape, portraiture, still life, figure drawing, abstraction and more. We will also learn ways that line, value, color, perspective and design principles can enhance a work of art. This is a fun and relaxed class for children of all levels!

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Drawing and Painting for Teens (Ages 11 – 16) –– Full.  Please register for waiting list.

Tuesdays, September 24 – October 29 
6 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$120 (materials included)
Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

This class is for “tweens” and teens who are wanting to delve into observational drawing and painting. We’ll work from still life, the figure, reference photos, and our imaginations as we explore painting on canvas, drawing with charcoal and graphite, perspective, and a variety of other skills and materials. This will be a fun hour each week for this age group to develop their skills and do some experimenting with materials. ** Projects do not repeat from session to session.

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Art Exploration (Ages 5 – 10) 

Wednesdays, September 25 – October 30
6 classes
2:00pm – 3:00pm
$120 (materials included)
Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

This class is perfect for children who want to try a little bit of everything! Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials and techniques. Throughout the session we will experiment with painting, printmaking, drawing, fiber arts, sculpture, collage, and more! At the end of each class there will be “choice time”: an opportunity for students to explore materials and subject matter of their choice.

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Art Exploration (Ages 5 – 10)  –– Full.  Please register for waiting list.

Wednesdays, September 25 – October 30
6 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$120 (materials included)
Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

This class is perfect for children who want to try a little bit of everything! Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials and techniques. Throughout the session we will experiment with painting, printmaking, drawing, fiber arts, sculpture, collage, and more! At the end of each class there will be “choice time”: an opportunity for students to explore materials and subject matter of their choice.

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Comics (Ages 9 – 14)

Thursdays, September 26 – October 24
5 classes
4:00pm – 5:00pm
$110
Instructor: Jace “Rascal” Smith

This class will be a fun introduction to the fundamentals of comic art, and will provide kids the opportunity to produce a comic! Students will learn drawing techniques, character development, and storytelling strategies, play comic art games which help to develop these skills, and much more. A fun introduction to a popular genre of publishing and students are sure to leave with some beautiful work!

Jace Smith is an Amherst based art educator, illustrator, and published comic book artist. An alumna of both the School Of Visual Arts in New York City, and of the Massachusetts College Of Art And Design in Boston, Jace has shown work throughout the New England and New York area, and has done work for a wide variety of clients in different markets.

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Drop-In Art Time!

Starts the week of October 7th (check the website for any changes in scheduling).
$5 for each 30 minutes (1 hour max)
Price is for each art-maker — parents don’t pay to supervise and help their children!

During ​Drop-In Art Time​, the studio is set up with 2-3 project stations that are guided by the shop’s weekly theme and appropriate for children ages 2 and older. Project stations change each Saturday and are open for exploration throughout the week’s Drop-In Art hours. This studio time is a perfect opportunity for parents to visit while children are making art ​or​ for parents to make art alongside their children. ​While there is no instruction during this time, guidance and inspiration will be provided in visual form at each project station. Parents are expected to be present to supervise and guide their young people through each creative experience (including clean up!)

Mondays 9:30am – 2pm
Wednesdays 9:30am – 1pm
Thursdays 12pm-2pm
Fridays 9:30am-2pm
Saturdays 9:30am – 5:30pm **Project stations run Saturday-Friday with new projects launching each Saturday!

*​Check the website each week for updated Saturday schedules.  Workshops and Events occasionally alter Saturday drop-in hours.

Birthday Parties

Art Always offers fun and personalized art parties on Sundays! Check out art-always.com for details!

Private Lessons $45/hour

Lindsay Fogg-Willits holds private lessons for students ages 5 and above. Time slots are limited. Contact Lindsay directly at ​lindsay@art-always.com for availability.

Parking!!

One of the many FABULOUS things about this new space is that there is plenty of on and off street parking! There is street parking up and down both sides of N. Maple, or pull onto Depot Ave and park along the side of the building during drop-off and pick-up time. There is also a parking lot at the Benjamin Moore paint store which is available anytime after 2pm, a lot behind the diner and JJ’s, and a lot behind the building housing Maple and Main Realty and Artifact Cider (directly across the street from our space).