Spring 2022 Schedule

Spring 2022 Schedule

MASKS ARE NOW OPTIONAL IN THE STUDIO AND BOOKSTORE. As the weather warms, classes may make use of our outdoor art patio!

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

  • Masks are optional for students, teachers, and all bookstore patrons.
  • We ask that children eat snack before coming to class as we will not be allowing eating during class time.

Tie-Dye Party!

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 @ High Five + ART ALWAYS

Come hang on the Art Patio for a groovy tie-dyeing extravaganza!

For $18 per art-maker, you get:

  • a white custom bandana, designed by local artist Sunny Allis and screenprinted by mom-and-pop print shop One Way Screen Printing
  • enough dye for another item (bring your own t-shirt, pillowcase, etc.)
  • lots of hands-on instruction and cool crafts for completing while you wait for items to dry.

SPECIAL GUESTS Wake the Dead Donuts will be here with their mobile mini-donut fryer, 9:30am-12pm.

RAIN DATE: June 19. No registration necessary!

June Mini Session

Paper Crafts! (Ages 8-12) 

Mondays, June 6 – 27 
4 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$85

Instructor: Talia Lefton

Come explore the world of crafting with paper! We’ll spend this mini session learning about paper marbling, origami, and simple book binding and will use these techniques to create a hanging mobile of folded paper shapes, and a small journal. No previous experience needed!

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

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Stuffies! (Ages 8-12) 

Thursdays, June 2 – 23
4 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$85

Instructor: Talia Lefton 

Make your own custom stuffed creature using socks, felt, and embellishments such as buttons and ribbons. You’ll get lots of hand sewing practice as you create a unique new cuddly friend!

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 Stuffies

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Drop-In Tie Dye Extravaganza on the Art Patio

Saturday, June 18th (rain date Sunday, June 19th)    
9:30am – 5pm (no reservation needed)
More details coming soon!

Spring Schedule

Fun with Fiber Arts Continues! with instructor Talia Lefton (Ages 8-12) – FULL, REGISTER FOR WAITING LIST

Mondays, March 28 – May 16 (no class 4/18)
7 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$145

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. (Projects are different each session. 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 

Observational Drawing and Painting  (Ages 11-16) – FULL, REGISTER FOR WAITING LIST

Tuesdays, March 29 – May 17 (no class 4/19)
7 weeks
4:00-5:00pm
$140
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

Drawing and Painting (Ages 8-12) with instructor Lena Garcia

Wednesdays, March 30 – May 18 (no class 4/20)
7 classes 
1:00-2:00pm 
$140
Instructor: Lena Garcia

Come explore drawing and painting with ink, pencil and watercolor in this fun and encouraging class.  Students will start each class with a drawing warm-up, then move into learning about an artist or art piece.  The techniques used by the artist will inspire a drawing or painting project.  (As an example, a project could be inspired by Louise Nevelson’s textural sculptures prompting students to create landscape line drawings with different types of texture.) There will be lots of freedom to create something unique while learning about shape, line, form and color.  This class is all about experimentation, with the goal being “try something new!”

Lena Garcia is excited to be living in the pioneer valley, having moved this last summer from the Seattle area.  She loves having 4 seasons again and is enjoying re-learning cross country skiing and ice skating.  In the Seattle area she offered classes at two homeschool communities as well as the local community center.  She has taught drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, puppetry, sculpture and found object creation.  When not teaching she creates oil paintings in her home studio, does lots of cooking and parents two kids with her husband.

Register for Drawing and Painting

 

Art Exploration (Ages 5 – 10) – FULL, REGISTER FOR WAITING LIST

Wednesdays, March 30 – May 18 (no class 4/20)
7 weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$140

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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Art Exploration (Ages 5 – 10) – FULL, REGISTER FOR WAITING LIST

Wednesdays, March 30 – May 18 (no class 4/20)
7 weeks

4:15-5:15pm
$140

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, March 31 – May 19 (no class 4/21)
7 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$145

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. (Projects are different each session. 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, March 31 – May 19 (no class 4/21)
7 weeks
3:30-4:30pm on Zoom
$140 (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! 

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Sculpture (Ages 6-10)  – FULL, REGISTER FOR WAITING LIST

Fridays, April 1 – May 20 (no class 4/22)
7 weeks

3:30-4:30pm
$145

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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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).