Late Fall 2019 Schedule

Drawing and Painting (Ages 5-10) 

Mondays, November 4 – December 9 (No class 11/11)
5 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$110 (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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The Writer’s Spark (for teens!)  Ages 13+

Mondays, Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18, 25
5 classes
5:00-6:00pm
$115 (materials included)
Instructor: Kristen Rybczynski

Everyone has a story to tell—and a natural desire to share these stories. We’ll urge those to come forth by creating a Daily Diary, comics, zines, monster jams, collages & more! Inspired by the work and teaching of cartoonist/writer, Lynda Barry, we will write, draw and explore your creative side in this fun, energetic workshop.

Kirsten Rybczynski is a writer, teacher & singer with an MFA in writing. They love teaching writing workshops to help folks reconnect with a sense of playfulness & freedom from the voice that asks: “Is this any good?”

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

Tuesdays, November 5 – December 10 
6 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$120 (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 – 10) 

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11 (no class 11/27)
5 classes
2:00pm – 3:00pm
$110 (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! At the end of each class there will be “choice time”: an opportunity for students to explore materials and subject matter of their choice.

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

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11 (no class 11/27)
5 classes
3:30pm – 4:30pm
$110 (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! At the end of each class there will be “choice time”: an opportunity for students to explore materials and subject matter of their choice.

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NEW CLASS FOR ADULTS!!
Yep, YOU Can Draw

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11 (no class 11/27)
5 classes
6:30pm – 8:30pm
$155 (includes materials)
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 five-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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Comics (Ages 9 – 14)

Thursdays, November 7 – December 12 (no class 11/28)
5 classes
4:00pm – 5:00pm
$110
Instructor: Jace “Rascal” Smith

This class will be a fun introduction to the fundamentals of comic art, and will provide kids the opportunity to produce a comic! Students will learn drawing techniques, character development, and storytelling strategies, play comic art games which help to develop these skills, and much more. A fun introduction to a popular genre of publishing and students are sure to leave with some beautiful work!

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! Check out art-always.com for details!

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).