Late Fall 2021 Schedule

Late Fall 2021 Schedule

Though there may be some days where we can hold classes under the art tent, colder temps and dwindling daylight will mean that increasingly classes will be held inside. Students, teachers, and all bookstore patrons are required to wear a mask.

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

The COVID nitty-gritty

  • Classes will be held outdoors in our 400 sq foot art tent until cold and dwindling daylight gets in our way.
  • Students, teachers, and all bookstore patrons are required to wear a mask.
  • We ask that children eat snack before coming to class as we will not be allowing eating during class time (unless kids want to take their snack outside to the tents).

Drop-In Art and  Storytime for Littles (ages 6 and under- kids over 2 must be masked) and their Caregivers

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am (No registration required)
$10 per artist

We’ll have the studio setup with 3 fun art stations each week! Projects will be focused on process and experimentation with the goal of exposing kids and parents to a variety of supplies and ways of working. Storytime with Lexi happens at 10:30am! Stay for some or all of the time.

 

Observational Drawing and Painting  (Ages 11-16) – Full, register for waiting list

Tuesdays, November 9 – December 14
6 weeks

4:00-5:00pm
$130

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.

Register for Observational Drawing and Painting

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

Wednesdays, November 10 – December 15 (no class Nov. 24)
5weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$105

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! 

Register for Art Exploration

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

Wednesdays, November 10 – December 15 (no class Nov. 24)
5 weeks

4:15-5:15pm
$105

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! 

Register for Art Exploration

Fun with Fiber Arts Continues! with instructor Talia Lefton (Ages 8-12) – Full, register for waiting list

Thursdays, November 11  – December 16 (no class Nov. 25) 
5 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$110

Instructor: Talia Lefton

Explore making art with fabric, thread, yarn, and wool! Students will get hands-on experience with embroidery, sewing, felting, and weaving as they work to create tapestries, pillows, and more. In addition to these hand skills we will learn about making, embellishing, and shaping cloth, and will look at examples of fiber art throughout history. All levels of experience are welcome. (Though the class will explore the same techniques as our fall session, projects will be different! New & returning students are welcome.)

Talia Lefton has been a maker and daydreamer for as long as she can remember. She hot glued everything until she finally learned how to sew. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, Talia has developed her fiber art and teaching practice with a focus on community building and facilitating welcoming art making spaces. TaliaLefton.com

Register for Fun with Fiber Arts 

Virtual Drawing and Painting (Ages 6-10)

Thursdays, November 11 – December 16 (no class Nov. 25)
5 weeks
3:30-4:30pm on Zoom
$105 (includes a box of needed supplies)

Instructor: Lindsay Fogg-Willits

Spend a fun hour on zoom making 2D art! We’ve put together a box of all the supplies you’ll need for the session so that kids can join in successfully each week. 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! 

Register for Drawing and Painting

Felting for Adults with instructor Talia Lefton

Thursdays, November 11 – December 16 (no class Nov. 25)
5 weeks
6:30-8:30pm
$175

Instructor: Talia Lefton

Explore the expressive opportunities of felting with wool! Learn how to use wet felting and needle felting processes to create original and textural 2-D and 3-D art. After learning the basic technique for wet felting a sheet of wool felt, we will explore adding imagery through needle felting, creating vessels, journal covers, pouches, animals, and a seasonal pumpkin or two.

Talia Lefton has been a maker and daydreamer for as long as she can remember. She hot glued everything until she finally learned how to sew. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, Talia has developed her fiber art and teaching practice with a focus on community building and facilitating welcoming art making spaces. TaliaLefton.com

Register for Felting for Adults 

Sculpture (Ages 6-10) – Full, register for waiting list

Fridays, November 12 – December 17 (no class Nov. 26)
5 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$110

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!

Register for Sculpture

Weekend Fun!

Drop-In Slime Party

Saturday, October 30       
9:30am-5:30pm
$10 per artist (includes 2 containers of slime to spookify with add-ins)

Pop by Art Always and High Five Books anytime during the day to create some personalized Halloween slime! Each artist will get two small containers of clear slime and access to our slime bar with things like glitter, worms, fall scents, glow in the dark powder, color, crunchy beads, eye balls, bones, etc. to mix in. 

Drop-In Cozy Crafts!

Friday, November 26       
9:30am – 5:30pm
$10 per artist (Best for ages 3+)

Pop by for some family-friendly craft stations as you finish digesting and decompressing from time with family.  The bookstore will be open for shopping and visiting and we’ll have two project stations set up all day for kids and their grown-ups to explore. $10 per artist.

Needle Felted Animal Ornaments with instructor Talia Lefton (Ages 9+ with a grown-up) – Full, register for waiting list

Sunday, December 5th    
10am – 12noon
$25 per artist  (Parents need only pay if they would like to make an ornament alongside their child.)  

Create a unique needle felted ornament inside a hanging glass terrarium ball. Learn the process to needle felt a tiny woodland animal living in a miniature world. In this beginner friendly workshop you will learn how simple shapes can be assembled into an adorable animal. Follow along step by step to make one of the sample animals or work from your own imagination! 

Talia Lefton has been a maker and daydreamer for as long as she can remember. She hot glued everything until she finally learned how to sew. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, Talia has developed her fiber art and teaching practice with a focus on community building and facilitating welcoming art making spaces. TaliaLefton.com

Register for Needle Felted Ornaments

 

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).