Fall 2021 Schedule

Fall 2021 Schedule

All Fall 2021 in-person classes will be held under the art tent as weather permits. Classes will be moved to our inside studio (masks required) when necessary.

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 open air tent
  • Students and teachers will be masked
  • We’ll have access to the inside studio for clean-up and bathroom use.
  • We ask that children eat snack before coming to class as we will not be allowing eating during class time. 
  • Though we encourage you to dress for mess, the studio will provide disposable plastic aprons to kiddos who want them.
  • In the case of bad weather we’ll move classes into our indoor studio.

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

Starting Tuesday, September 14!
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am (No registration required)

$10 per artist

We’ll have the art tent (and occasionally the indoor studio, when weather dictates) 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, September 21 – October 26
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.

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

Wednesdays, September 22 – October 27
6 weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$125

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, September 22 – October 27
6 weeks

4:15-5:15pm
$125

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

Thursdays, September 23 – October 28 
6 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$130

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. 

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.

Register for Fun with Fiber Arts 

Virtual Drawing and Painting (Ages 6-10)

Thursdays, September 23 – October 28 (no virtual class on 10/19)
5 weeks
3:30-4:30pm on Zoom
$110 (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, September 24 – October 29 
6 weeks
3:30-4:30pm
$125

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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Flower Crowns! With florist Clarissa Marchia of Lucy Blooms – Full

Ages 5+ with a Caregiver
Sunday, September 12
10:00-11:00am
$15 per artist (Parents need not pay unless they would like to make their own crown.) 

Flowers AND crowns?! How fun! Join us for this special chance to work with head florist of Lucy Blooms, Clarissa, to make your own flower crown using fresh, locally grown flowers and greens! This family friendly activity is a great way to celebrate the end of summer and to explore flowers as a material for creative exploration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Lucy Blooms is a creative floral design studio located in the heart of Northampton, Massachusetts. Founder and Floral Artist, Clarissa Marchia, began Lucy Blooms with the intention of sharing her love of flowers. She offers services for everyday flower arrangements, weddings, events, business installations, workshops and creative collaborations.

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Virtual Art Fun! 5 projects with instructional videos! 

Ideal for ages 5-11 (with some wiggle room!)

Want the flexibility of an art class without having to be tied to a schedule? We’ll get you a supply box with everything you’ll need for this fun virtual experience of 5 art projects with recordings to guide you in through each of the projects. Activities will explore a range of materials and techniques from drawing and painting, to sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts.  

$90 (includes a supply box and access to instructional videos)  

Supply boxes available for pick-up starting September 20 (video link is included in the box)

Register for Virtual Art Fun

 

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).