Late Fall 2020 Schedule

Late Fall 2020 Schedule

6 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 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 Fundamental and Advanced Cartoons and Comics and Yep! You Can Paint With Gouache 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

Drawing and Painting (Ages 5-11) 

Mondays, November 9 – December 14
1:00-2:00pm
OR
3:30-4:30pm

$130 (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 – 15)

Tuesdays, November 10 – December 15
3:30-4:30pm
$130 (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 – 11)

Wednesdays, November 4 – December 23 (No class 11/11/ or 11/25)
1:00-2:00pm
OR
3:30-4:30pm – Full, register for wait list

$130 (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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Adult Class: Yep! You Can Paint with Gouache (with instructor Matt Anderson)

Wednesdays, November 4 – December 23 (no class 11/11/ or 11/25)
7:30pm-8:30pm
$140
Instructor: Matt Anderson

Yep! You CAN paint!! And this session we’re doing it with gouache!! Gouache has been around for over 1200 years and is similar to watercolor, but with less transparency. Come experiment with this fun (and forgiving!) material as you explore the basics of form, light and shade, color, and the process of building up a painting. We will start with the basics of drawing, will move into the use of light and shadow to create form, and will then discuss the use of color to make vibrant paintings with a convincing sense of space.  New to painting? New to art-making? No problem! This is a great place to start.

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 an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and is a painter.  Check out his work at mattspaint.com.

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Fundamentals of Cartoons and Comics (with instructor Jace “Rascal” Smith) Ages 8-12

Thursdays, November 5 – December 17 (no class 11/26)
3:30-4:30pm
$130

Instructor: Jace “Rascal” Smith

This class will explore the fundamentals of cartooning and comics through fun activities that will excite students’ imagination and passion for the genre. We will create original characters, learn how to draw favorites from cartoons seen on tv, create facial expressions, and understand the art of storytelling and comic book design. No previous drawing experience required!

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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Sculpture (Ages 5-11)

Fridays, November 6 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
1:00-2:00pm
$130

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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Advanced Comics and Cartooning (with instructor Jace “Rascal” Smith)  Ages 8-12

Fridays, November 6 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
3:30-4:30pm
$130

Instructor: Jace “Rascal” Smith

In this Advanced Comics class, students who have previously taken the Fundamentals of Comics and Cartooning course will be expanding upon their repertoire by learning more advanced thought processes and technical aspects of the art form in order to take their comics to the next level. *Students must have taken the prerequisite Fundamentals of Comics and Cartooning class in order to enroll in this Advanced course.

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).