Fall 2022 Schedule

Fall 2022 Schedule

Sculpture (Ages 6-10) with Lindsay Fogg-Willits Full. Please register for waitlist.

Mondays, September 19 – October 24 (no class 10/10)
5 weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$110

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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Digital Photography (Ages 12-15) with Sara Lasser Yau

Mondays, September 19 – October 24 (no class 10/10)
5 weeks

4:30-5:30pm
$105

Want to take amazing pictures? With cameras and a splash of creativity, we will explore light, composition, and perspective to develop our own unique visions of the world. In each session, we will experiment with our cameras to make photographs in the studio. What happens when you take a picture through a glass of water? What does it look like to photograph a reflective surface? How does an image change if the photographer crouches down low or photographs from above? This class will focus on the process of taking photographs, rather than manipulating or printing them. Students’ digital files will be available for students and caregivers at the end of the session. **Please bring a camera if you have one – simple point-and-shoot cameras or camera phones are preferred, but other cameras will work, too! Let us know in advance if you need to borrow one.

Sara Lasser Yau grew up looking through her camera’s viewfinder, looking for new perspectives of the world. She earned a BA in Photography and History of Photography from Bard College and an MA in Arts Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is now an arts and museum educator, which means that she gets to help viewers and makers of all ages to connect with works of art. She has taught photography in several arts and museum programs for adults and kids across Massachusetts and lives in Florence, where she takes oodles of pictures of her husband and two sons

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

Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25
6 classes 
1:00-2:00pm 
$125

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 and will then move into learning about an artist or art piece.  The techniques used by the artist will inspire a drawing or painting project as we create unique works of art exploring 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 recently 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.

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Observational Drawing and Painting for Teens (Ages 11-15) with Lindsay Fogg-Willits – Full. Please register for waitlist.

Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25
6 weeks
4:00-5:00pm
$125

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) with Lindsay Fogg-Willits – Full. Please register for waitlist.

Wednesday, September 21 – October 26
6 weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$125

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) with Lindsay Fogg-Willits Full. Please register for waitlist.

Wednesday, September 21 – October 26
6 weeks

4:30-5:30pm
$125

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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Drawing and Painting on ZOOM (Ages 6-12) with Lindsay Fogg-Willits

Thursdays, September 22 – October 27
6 weeks
3:30-4:30pm on Zoom
$125 (includes a box of needed supplies)

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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Fun with Fiber Arts (Ages 8-12) with Talia Lefton – Full. Please register for waitlist.

Thursdays, September 22 – October 27
6 weeks
3:30-5:00pm
$150

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

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Fun with Fiber Arts for Grown-Ups! with Talia Lefton

Thursdays, September 22 – October 27
6 weeks
7:00-8:30pm
$150

Why should the kids have all the fun?!! Give *yourself* the gift of a weekly evening for creative play in a relaxed and welcoming environment as you explore making art with fabric, thread, yarn, and wool! Get hands-on experience with embroidery, sewing, felting, and weaving as we 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. TaliaLefton.com

Register for Fun with Fiber Arts 

Digital Photography (Ages 8-11) with Sara Lasser Yau

Fridays, September 23 – October 28
6 weeks

3:00-4:00pm
$125

Want to take amazing pictures? With cameras and a splash of creativity, we will explore light, composition, and perspective to develop our own unique visions of the world. In each session, we will experiment with our cameras to make photographs in the studio. What happens when you take a picture through a glass of water? What does it look like to photograph a reflective surface? How does an image change if the photographer crouches down low or photographs from above? This class will focus on the process of taking photographs, rather than manipulating or printing them. Students’ digital files will be available for students and caregivers at the end of the session. **Please bring a camera if you have one – simple point-and-shoot cameras or camera phones are preferred, but other cameras will work, too! Let us know in advance if you need to borrow one.

Sara Lasser Yau grew up looking through her camera’s viewfinder, looking for new perspectives of the world. She earned a BA in Photography and History of Photography from Bard College and an MA in Arts Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is now an arts and museum educator, which means that she gets to help viewers and makers of all ages to connect with works of art. She has taught photography in several arts and museum programs for adults and kids across Massachusetts and lives in Florence, where she takes oodles of pictures of her husband and two sons

Register for Digital Photography

Weekend Fun!

Needle Felted Animals (Ages 10+) with Talia Lefton

Sunday, October 16 
10am-noon 
$35

Using wool, felting needles, and a foam pad, learn to felt cute animals! We will practice felting and combining 3-d shapes (like spheres and cylinders that can be used to build any animal), and will then add details to personalize them!

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Saturdays

Drop-In Art 12:30 – 5:30
$10 per artist

Special Drop-In Art Events – Details coming soon!!

Saturday, October 1
Saturday, October 29 
Friday, November 25 Light up world

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.

 

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).