Spring 2021 Schedule

Spring 2021 Schedule

7 Weeks of Virtual Classes via Zoom

Tuition includes delivery of each week’s supplies (minus the scissors) to your doorstep if you live in Florence, Northampton, Leeds, Haydenville, Easthampton, Westhampton, Southampton, Hadley, Amherst or Holyoke.  If you do not live within one of these communities, you’ll need to swing by our Florence studio each week to pick-up supplies.   

All classes are live with Lindsay Fogg-Willits unless otherwise noted. Recordings of each week’s class (password protected) will be shared with class members for those who are not able to (or choose not to) attend the virtual class during its live session. Please be sure to check off the “permission to record” box on the registration form. 

**All supplies for Figure Drawing and Yep! YOU Can Draw will be supplied in one box at the start of the session. 

Please remit payment (cash or check) to Art Always, 141 North Main Street, Florence, MA 01062 OR Venmo @Lindsay-Fogg-Willits

Sculpture (Ages 5-11) – Full, register for waiting list

Mondays, March 22 – May 3
3:30-4:30pm
$140

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

A great workshop for children who have big imaginations and a love for building! We will work with clay, wood, cardboard, wire and more to create small and large-scale sculptures.  Projects will explore a variety of themes and will occasionally be inspired by sculpture artists working locally and abroad. Come ready to get your hands messy!

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Figure Drawing (Ages 11-15) Full, register for waiting list

Tuesdays, March 23 – May 4
3:30-4:30pm
$140

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

A studio favorite! We’ll learn about human proportions and skeletal structure and will work with gesture, value drawing and expressive mark-making to capture the poses we observe. Each class will start with a series of fast gestural warm-ups, will continue with a lesson, and conclude with several short (or one long) drawings from observation.   We’ll work large and small and will explore pencil, charcoal and ink as drawing materials. No prior drawing experience necessary! (All model references will be clothed.)

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Art Exploration (Ages 5 – 11)

Wednesdays, March 24 – May 5
1:00-2:00pm
OR
3:30-4:30pm

$140 (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! 

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Yep, YOU Can Draw (with instructor Matt Anderson)

Wednesdays, March 24 – May 5
7:30-8:30pm
$150

Instructor: Matt Anderson

Kids are master observers—and they’re not as inhibited as us grown-ups when it comes to drawing what they see. Yep, You Can Draw is a seven-week drawing course for adults that focuses on learning the fundamentals of drawing and using those skills (plus meditative observation) to keep a sketchbook of ideas and images. The process of transforming what you see into a drawing requires that you stop and look with intention and attention. You will learn to take little moments out of your day to stop and observe—and who knows, you may even find the world a little more interesting! No previous art-making experience necessary.

Matt Anderson moved to the Pioneer Valley from Brooklyn, NY, in 2006 and has spent the last decade teaching kindergarten and art, working in restaurants, and installing solar panels. Matt has a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and is a painter.  Check out his work at mattspaint.com.

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Drawing and Painting (Ages 5-11) 

Fridays, March 26 – May 7
1:00-2:00pm
$140 (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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Comics Clubs (with instructor Jace “Rascal” Smith) Ages 8-12

Fridays, March 26 – May 7
3:30-4:30pm
$90

Instructor: Jace “Rascal” Smith

Comics Club is a virtual, afterschool open studio space where returning and new students can jump into the world of cartooning and comics or develop their skills. There will be a daily activity offered, followed by an open session of doodling, comic-making, character production, talking comics, and discovering new artists and comic book titles, all while making new friends who share this love for the world of comics!

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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Birthday Parties

Art Always offers fun and personalized art parties on Sundays!  Learn more about Birthday Party Options.

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).