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January 2018

Acrylic Painting: Beyond Basics for the More Adventurous (adults and teens)

January 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$275

Ages: adults and teens Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 9:30 am - noon Instructor: Linn Krikorian Description: If you’ve mastered the basics of acrylics and want to stretch your artistic abilities, this is the class for you! Students may choose their own focus or work from a challenging still-life set-up. Move beyond your standard application of paint to picture-plane by exploring various gels, mediums and painting effects. (Materials not provided. Art supplies are available at Museum Shop at…

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Weaving Baskets (adults and teens)

January 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$275

Ages: adults and teens Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 9:30 am to noon Instructor: Meagan Snavely Description: In this class you’ll join basket weaver and ceramic artist Meagan Snavely as she introduces you to the creative possibilities you’ll find in weaving baskets. You’ll learn how to bend, dye and weave reeds and other materials to create baskets that are as unique as the individuals who make them! (All materials provided.) Register

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In the Studio: Monet, Matisse and More! (6-8 yrs.)

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$175

Ages: 6-8 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Instructor: Monique Staples Description: Does your child love to make art? Do they love color? In this class they will explore the creative process in two dimensions, focusing on drawing, painting and printmaking. Each week will introduce different media so they can explore just what each can do! Register

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The Kids Studio: Drawing (7-10 yrs.)

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$175

Ages: 7-10 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: This course is perfect for children who want to gain confidence in the art of drawing, while working from imagination and observation. Students will learn the elements of tone, texture and line, while using a variety of dry and wet media. Register  

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Draw It-Make It! (9-12 yrs.)

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 9-12 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Beth Brisson Description: Think of the Minions – or Robots – or Dragons – or almost any Super-Hero/Heroine --- they all started as an idea from the mind of an artist or inventor. From there, they became a drawing, and after that they became a 3D model.  In this class, you’ll draw it, and then, based on your drawing, you’ll learn how to make it!  Have…

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Theatre Art (11-14 yrs.)

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$205

Ages: 11-14 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Tuesdays 1/16 to 3/20 Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Jonathan Cross Description: Think small: Set the stage… write the story … direct the action!  You’re in charge in this class as you combine theater and art-making while exploring the world of paper art.  Create paper puppet “actors” and have them do your bidding.  Develop the plot of your play and bring it to life in the sets you design! Register

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Adult Wheel Throwing Basics (adult and teen 15+)

January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$340

Ages: adults and teens Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 9:00 am-noon Instructor: Rachel Montroy Description: This class is for the student who is interested in learning and exploring basic skills on the potter’s wheel to create functional forms such as mugs, bowls, plates and vases. Wedging, centering, trimming, glazing and surface design will be introduced and demonstrated. (The cost of the course includes 25 lbs. of clay and you can purchase additional clay, if needed.) Register

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New Masters (3-4 yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$150

Ages: 3-4 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 9:30-10:30 am Instructor: Corie Lyford Description: Is your child prepared for a formalized art room experience? At three-years old, children are ready and eager to get messy with art. With the guidance of our instructor, parents and their children will explore the imaginative regions of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting. Register

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ROAR! The Wild Beasts of Art! (6-8 yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$175

Ages: 6-8 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 4:00-5:15 pm Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: Roll up your sleeves and roar with your art!  The Fauves (the wild beasts) used color like no other artists before them, expressing emotion and creating a mood! Each week, students will make paintings, sculptures and collages in vivid, eye-popping color and shape, inspired by some of our most beloved artists such as Matisse, Rouault and more! Register

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! (8-10 yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 8-10 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Holly Rousseau Description: How – and where – do art and science, art and technology, art and engineering and art and math intersect?  Join us as we take on a different art/science/math project each week, using the works in the Currier’s collection as the creative impetus behind your creations! Register

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Comics Creators! (9-12 yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 9-12 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Instructor: Jonathan Cross Description: If you think comics are cool and love to draw, this is the class for you! Students will be taught how to create a character through gesture, expression, color and exaggerated moves. Invent their “backstory”, and with your talent and creativity make them come alive! Register

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The Photo Lab (adults and teens 13+ yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$250

Ages: adults and teens 13+ yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: Photography is the process of creating an image by exposing it to light sensitive paper. But it doesn’t always have to involve a traditional 35mm camera! Join us as we explore alternate and traditional methods of photography. You’ll create photograms, make and use your own Pinhole Camera, as well as take and process photos using a traditional 35mm camera and…

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Acrylic Painting: The Beginner and Beyond (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$250

Ages: adults and teens 15+ yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Wednesdays 1/17 to 3/21 Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Instructor: Monique Staples Description: Acrylics: the easy paint! Discover the ease and versatility of this medium and explore the many approaches to acrylic painting – from wet into wet applications to dry painting techniques – thinned with water or straight out of the tube – with a brush or palette knife. You’ll learn that acrylic painting is fun and inspiring! Materials not provided. Art…

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Open Studio: Ceramics (adults and teens 15+yrs.)

January 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 22, 2018

Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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Ages: Teen/Adult 15+ Five-Session Punch Card is $90 Each session is 2.5 hours This is an independent drop-in program for intermediate to advanced ceramic artists who are current students or alumnae of the Art Center’s ceramics program. An instructor will be present to admit students who have punch cards, to answer questions and to monitor the studio session, but participant’s projects will be self-guided. Students will receive an “Open Studio Punch Card” to gain access to studio for five prepaid…

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Wheel Throwing for Middle Schoolers (11-14 yrs.)

January 18, 2018 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$260

Ages: 11-14 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Thursdays from 1/18 to 3/22 Time: 3:45-5:45 pm Instructor: Lori Rollason Description: With a goal of creating functional objects, explore the many uses of the potter’s wheel in conjunction with hand-building techniques. From plates, saucers and cups, to bowls and vessels, you will find that each form demands a sensitive hand and eye. Register

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Blast from the Past (9-12 yrs.)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 9-12 yrs. Full Session: 9 weeks on Thursdays from 1/18 to 3/22 Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Betsy Gammons Description: Join this class and become a time traveler!  You’ll explore the Egyptian pyramids, creating art based on the sarcophagi, wall drawings and animal masks/head pieces found within the tombs … You’ll discover the wonders of ancient China and make a Chinese Dragon kite … You’ll travel to Ancient Greece and Rome investigating the architecture and mosaics those cultures were famous for…

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Horses, Horses, Horses – Session 1 (6-8 yrs.)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$105

Ages: 6-8 yrs. Session 1: Thursdays 5 weeks from 1/18 to 2/15 Time: 4:00-5:15 pm Instructor: Linda Begin Description: Do you know what a cowboy’s most valuable possession was?  What is the purpose of the horse?  We’ll look at and discuss drawings, paintings and sculptures of the horse in the museum’s collection, including those in the Currier’s winter exhibit, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  We’ll discover how important the horse was in our history, and you’ll create exciting horse-themed artwork each week, using a…

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Wheel Throwing and More! 9:00 am (9-12 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$205

Ages: 9-12 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Saturdays 1/20 to 3/24 (no class 3/3) Time: 9:00-10:30 am Instructor: Holly Rousseau Description: Learning to throw on the wheel - and actually making something you can use - can be the most satisfying feeling in the world. In this class, you will learn how to prepare clay by wedging, and then learn how to throw and center to create usable objects for yourself, your friends and your family. Hand-building, slab-rolling and using a…

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The Kids Studio: Sculpture (7-10 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 7-10 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Saturdays 1/20 to 3/24 (no class 3/3) Time: 9:15-10:45 am Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: Children will be challenged to work bigger and more inventively in sculpture, using a variety of media, including clay, papier-mâché, wood, wire and recycled materials. This is definitely a great class for kids with a can-do spirit! Register

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ABCs of Art – Session 1 (4-6 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$90

Ages: 4-6 yrs. Session 1: Saturdays 5 weeks from 1/20 to 2/17. Take session 1, session 2 or both. Instructor: Lauren Steele Description: This multimedia class is designed to inspire a young student's imagination and interest in art. Projects will foster a level of confidence and a sense of independence in your child, while increasing his/her skill level in accordance with age and developmental stage. Register  

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Here Kitty, Kitty – Session 1 (6-8 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$105

Ages: 6-8 Session 1: Saturdays 5 weeks from 1/20 to 2/17 Instructor: Linda Begin Description: What is the purpose of the cat?  Can you name 5 things that a cat is useful for?  We’ll look at, and discuss Lautrec’s interpretations of the cat.  Elements of art will be explored through a variety of media while you create cat themed artworks. Register

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Wheel Throwing and More! 10:45 am (9-12 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$205

Ages: 9-12 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Saturdays 1/20 to 3/24 (no class 3/3) Time:10:45 am - 12:15 pm Instructor: Holly Rousseau Description: Learning to throw on the wheel - and actually making something you can use - can be the most satisfying feeling in the world. In this class, you will learn how to prepare clay by wedging, and then learn how to throw and center to create usable objects for yourself, your friends and your family. Hand-building, slab-rolling and…

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The Kids Studio: Drawing and Painting (7-10 yrs.)

January 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 7-10 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Saturdays 1/20 to 3/24 (no class 3/3) Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: Explore making art in black & white and in vivid color! This class is for the child who likes to create pieces in two-dimension, but gets bored with just drawing or just painting.  Let them explore their inner artist, and build a foundation of skills at the same time! Register

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Open Studio: Acrylics (adults and teens)

January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 2, 2018

Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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Ages: Teen/Adult 15+ Five-Session Punch Card is $90 Each session is 2 hours This is an independent drop-in program for intermediate to advanced acrylics artists who are current students or alumnae of the Art Center’s acrylics program. An instructor will be present to admit students who have punch cards, to answer questions and to monitor the studio session, but participant’s projects will be self-guided. Students will receive an “Open Studio Punch Card” to gain access to studio for five prepaid sessions. Current…

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Wild Art – From Pole to Pole (4-6 yrs.)

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$165

Ages: 4-6 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 4:00-5:00 pm Instructor: Nancy Craig Description: From Narwhals to Arctic Hares, and Musk Ox and Polar Bears to Snowy Owls, students will explore the animal kingdoms of the northern and southern most regions and create sculptures, paintings and collages inspired by some of their favorite animals! Also, students will learn about the elements of art such as line, form, texture and color.…

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The Kids Studio: Clay (6-8 yrs.)

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$205

Ages: 6-8 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Pam DiFloures Description: Let your kids loose in the pottery studio! Our younger artists will learn a variety of hand-building techniques, such as pinch, coil and slab, while getting their hands dirty and letting their imaginations run free. Register

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Young van Goghs (8-10 yrs.)

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 8-10 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Ellie Clough Description: Work like a Master! Drawing and painting directly from masterworks in the Currier’s galleries, and from objects in the studio, students will learn the elements of tone, texture and line. Using van Gogh as an inspiration, they’ll learn how the direction of their stroke can influence the eye of their viewer, and how movement of line can convey…

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The Kids Studio: Drawing in 3-D (9-12 yrs.)

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$190

Ages: 9-12 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: Betsy Gammons Description: Want to learn how to make your drawings pop right off the paper? Join this class and make a new form of picture making all your own! Using something as simple as your own name to start, we’ll manipulate the scale and style of the letters, adding color, outlines, perspective, symbols and dimension to create art that says…

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Drawing Fundamentals for Middle Schoolers (11-14 yrs.)

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$205

Ages: 11-14 years Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Instructor: John O'Shaughnessy Description: Learn the basic lessons of drawing, including the use of 1-3 point perspective, while working from still life, landscape and imaginary imagery. Principles of line, value, form and composition will be emphasized, and graphite, color pencils, charcoal and pastels are just some of the media we will use. Register

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Drawing: The Beginner and Beyond (adults and teens)

January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$250

Ages: adults and teens ages 15+ Full Session: 9 weeks on Mondays 1/22 to 4/2 (no classes 2/19 or 2/26) Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Instructor: Carla Roy Description: In this class, students will be exposed to, and gain an understanding of, the core principles of art. Working from observation with an emphasis on composition, still life, self-portraiture, perspective, landscape and the figure will be some of the areas covered this term. Different media will also be introduced, so that students…

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Open Studio: Drawing and Painting (adults and teens)

January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 2, 2018

Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States

Ages: Teen/Adult 15+ Five-Session Punch Card is $90 Each session is 2 hours This is an independent drop-in program for intermediate to advanced artists who are current students or alumnae of the Art Center’s drawing or painting programs. An instructor will be present to admit students who have punch cards, to answer questions and to monitor the studio session, but participant’s projects will be self-guided. Students will receive an “Open Studio Punch Card” to gain access to studio for five…

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Day to Play in Clay: Valentine Vases Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

January 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Instructor: Rachel Montroy Description: Make a clay vase for your sweetie! Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade gift. Participants will hand-build and decorate a vase during class. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up two weeks later! This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register

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February 2018

Imagine and Explore: What Color is Your Dragon? Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Description: Does your dragon blend into the night? Does your dragon reflect the sun’s rays in a million colors?  Is she blue – or green – with beautiful orange or yellow eyes?  In this parent/child workshop you’ll not only get to decide the color of your dragon, but with paint and pattered papers to use as collage, you’ll design the environment your dragon lives in! This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are…

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Ceramics: Yarn Bowls Workshop (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$45

Ages: Adults and Teens 15+ Workshop: One-day Saturday Instructor: Rachel Montroy Description: Yarn bowls prevent your ball of yarn from rolling across the floor, with slots for the yarn to feed through in creative ways!  If you love to knit, or want to make the perfect gift for a knitter, join us to make a unique “holder” to keep that yarn in line! Material: All supplies are included. Register

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Day to Play in Clay: Robot Sculptures Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Description: Let your imagination roam free and invent your own robot!  Is it round … is it square … does it have arms … or a face? You get to decide as you sculpt it out of clay and paint it with glaze during the workshop. This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register

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Drawing, Drawing, Drawing: Animal Portraits in Oil Pastel (adults and teens)

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$45

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: Linda Begin Series: Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Description: Have fun and get immersed in drawing! Our Drawing, Drawing, Drawing workshops are designed for students of all levels to have exposure to a variety of ways to make marks on paper, gain more control over their media, and enhance their confidence and self-expression. Join us, have fun, be challenged and enjoy drawing - truly the root for making art! Create a lasting portrait of a beloved pet…

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Basic Glass Fusing: Glass, Glass, Glass – Feb. 17 Workshop (adults and teens 14+)

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$110

Ages: Teens and Adults 14+ Instructor: Hal Danser Description:  Create stunning plates, bowls, and jewelry. Use glass frit, stringers, and confetti; glass paint; mica; inclusions; full and tack fusing, slumping, and draping; cold working; and a variety of colorful art glass to create dramatic and artistic fused glass creations. No glass experience necessary – ideal for beginners and those who want to reacquaint themselves with the joys of working with glass. Items will be fired after the class and be available…

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Meditations in Ink: Asian Brush Painting – Bamboo and Dragonfly (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$125

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Workshop: One-day workshop Instructor: Bruce Iverson Description: Against the backdrop of meditative music, this day long workshop is your doorway to the exciting, yet, contemplative world of Asian art! This workshop is for those interested in learning and using the traditional tools and techniques of Asian Brush Painting ("sumi-e" in Japan). Through step-by-step instructor demonstrations and hands-on brush painting projects, you will explore this ancient and elegant art form.  Using the "Four Treasures" (bamboo brushes, handground ink, inkstone,…

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Mixed Media, Alcohol Inks and Collage – Session 2 (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$160

Ages: adults and teens 15+ yrs. Session 2: Wednesdays 5 weeks from 2/21 to 3/28 (no class 2/28) Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Instructor: Neva Cole Description: This class is for those who want to push the boundaries and aren’t afraid of saying “I wonder what will happen if …”  Join artist Neva Cole and explore some new – and old – painting processes in this experimental five-week class. You’ll learn about using alcohol inks, gel plate printing and how incorporating acrylic gels and mediums…

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Horses, Horses, Horses – Session 2 (6-8 yrs.)

February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$105

Ages: 6-8 yrs. Session 2: Thursdays 5 weeks from 2/22 to 3/22 Time: 4:00-5:15 pm Instructor: Linda Begin Description: Do you know what a cowboy’s most valuable possession was?  What is the purpose of the horse?  We’ll look at and discuss drawings, paintings and sculptures of the horse in the museum’s collection, including those in the Currier’s winter exhibit, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  We’ll discover how important the horse was in our history, and you’ll create exciting horse-themed artwork each week, using a…

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ABCs of Art – Session 2 (4-6 yrs.)

February 24, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$90

Ages: 4-6 yrs. Session 2: Saturdays 5 weeks from 2/24 to 3/31 (no class 3/3). Take session 1, session 2 or both. Instructor: Lauren Steele Description: This multimedia class is designed to inspire a young student's imagination and interest in art. Projects will foster a level of confidence and a sense of independence in your child, while increasing his/her skill level in accordance with age and developmental stage. Register

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Drawing 101: Black,White, Grey, Color! – Session 2 (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$150

Ages: adults and teens 15+ yrs. Session 2: Saturdays 5 weeks from 2/24 to 3/31 Instructor: Melissa Richard Description: In this introductory drawing class, students will gain an understanding of the core principles of art. You’ll work from observation with an emphasis on composition, still life, self-portraiture, perspective and landscape. Starting with graphite in week one, each week will feature a different media so that students can gain familiarity with the strengths and possibilities of each. (All materials provided) Register

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Here Kitty, Kitty – Session 2 (6-8 yrs.)

February 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$105

Ages: 6-8 yrs. Session 2: Saturdays 5 weeks from 2/24 to 3/31 Instructor: Linda Begin Description: What is the purpose of the cat?  Can you name 5 things that a cat is useful for?  We’ll look at, discuss, and create art that’s focused on cats large and small, discovering how artists of all eras and many cultures have been inspired by this enigmatic, powerful and intriguing creature!  Elements of art will be explored through a variety of media while you create…

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Day to Play in Clay: Castles Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Description: They say that your home is your castle, and in this workshop, you can design the exact castle you’d want to live in.  Join us and create your clay turreted wonder, including sculpting ramparts, parapets, towers and battlements! This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register

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Drawing, Drawing, Drawing: Black and White Workshop (adults and teens)

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$45

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: John O'Shaughnessy Series: Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Description: Have fun and get immersed in drawing! Our Drawing, Drawing, Drawing workshops are designed for students of all levels to have exposure to a variety of ways to make marks on paper, gain more control over their media, and enhance their confidence and self-expression. Join us, have fun, be challenged and enjoy drawing - truly the root for making art!  No experience necessary.  All supplies included. Series Discount: Sign up…

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Inspired by Landscape: Watercolor Painting Workshop (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$75

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: John O'Shaughnessy Series: Inspired by Landscape Painting Description:  Using landscape as your inspiration, these workshops are designed to acquaint you with - or refresh your memory of – various painting media. No experience is necessary for taking these workshops, and all materials will be provided. The only requirement is that you come to have fun, and leave with a landscape you’ve painted! Series Discount: Sign up for single sessions at $75 each, get a 10% discount when registering…

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February Vacation Camp – Morning Session: Monumental Fun! (5-14 yrs.)

February 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$170

Ages: 5-14 yrs. Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Dates: February 26 to March 2 Description: Who are your heroes?  Are they your parents, your friends, your neighbors, your pets, artists that you admire – or maybe just someone in your imagination? This week we’ll be inspired by the master sculptor and artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens and other sculptors in the Currier’s collection.  We’ll create images on gold coins, immortalize your heroes by recreating them in 2 and 3-dimensions, create balance…

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February Vacation Camp – Full Day: Both Sessions (5-14 yrs.)

February 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$285

Ages: 5-14 yrs. Full Day - Both Sessions: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (after camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $30/week) Dates: February 26 to March 2 Description: Morning Session: MONUMENTAL FUN!  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Who are your heroes?  Are they your parents, your friends, your neighbors, your pets, artists that you admire – or maybe just someone in your imagination? This week we’ll be inspired by the master sculptor and artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens and other sculptors in the…

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February Vacation Camp – Afternoon Session: The Secret Garden (5-14 yrs.)

February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$170

Ages: 5-14 yrs. Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:00 pm (after camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $30/week) Dates: February 26 to March 2 Description: Imagine being able to create a world all your own … you’d be able to decide what animals, plants, trees, flowers and insects inhabit it.  Does it have water?  Does it have sculpture?  Is it green – or perhaps blue and orange or pink and yellow? We’ll look at the gardens created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens as a…

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March 2018

A Big Splash! Expressive Watercolor with Bruce McColl – Session 2 (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

March 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$215

Ages: Teen and Adults 15+ Session 2: Thursdays, 3/8 to 4/5 Instructor: Bruce McColl Description: Join artist and Art Education Director Bruce McColl and discover the joy of painterly watercolors while working from interior arrangements that include flowers, still life elements and the model. You’ll be challenged to broaden your perspective by using expressive color and dynamic movement on a large scale. Recommended for students with some experience who are willing to take risks with their painting practice. Materials: Supplies are not…

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Imagine and Explore: How Does Your Garden Grow? Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Description: Think spring!  In this multi-dimensional workshop, you’ll paint and collage the perfect garden, using bright colors and patterned papers.  You’ll get to decide if your garden contains flowering trees and pollinating insects – and maybe even a plant friendly animal gardener or two to help with the watering and cultivation of your special place! This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register

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Inspired by Landscape: Oil Painting Workshop (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$75

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: John O'Shaughnessy Series: Inspired by Landscape Painting Description:  Using landscape as your inspiration, these workshops are designed to acquaint you with - or refresh your memory of - various painting media. No experience is necessary for taking these workshops, and all materials will be provided. The only requirement is that you come to have fun, and leave with a landscape you’ve painted! Series Discount: Sign up for single sessions at $75 each, get a 10% discount when registering…

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Basic Glass Fusing: Glass, Glass, Glass – March 17 Workshop (adults and teens 14+ yrs.)

March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$110

Ages: Teens and Adults 14+ Instructor: Hal Danser Description:  Create stunning plates, bowls, and jewelry. Use glass frit, stringers, and confetti; glass paint; mica; inclusions; full and tack fusing, slumping, and draping; cold working; and a variety of colorful art glass to create dramatic and artistic fused glass creations. No glass experience necessary – ideal for beginners and those who want to reacquaint themselves with the joys of working with glass. Items will be fired after the class and be available…

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Day to Play in Clay: Baskets Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Description: Get in the spirit of spring and learn how to make a clay basket, perfect for holding potted flowers or plants. Projects will be designed and glazed during the workshop and can be picked up two weeks later after being fired by the Art Center staff. This is a one-day Saturday workshop. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register

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Drawing, Drawing, Drawing: Color Workshop (adults and teens)

March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$45

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: Melissa Richard Series: Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Description: Have fun and get immersed in drawing! Our Drawing, Drawing, Drawing workshops are designed for students of all levels to have exposure to a variety of ways to make marks on paper, gain more control over their media, and enhance their confidence and self-expression. Join us, have fun, be challenged and enjoy drawing - truly the root for making art!  No experience necessary.  All supplies included. Series Discount: Sign up…

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Clay Succulents Workshop (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$45

Ages: Adult and Teens 15+ yrs.. Instructor: Rachel Montroy Description: In this workshop you will learn fundamental clay sculpting techniques while making your own small succulent plants and cacti out of clay including their own clay pots. You will be able to colorfully glaze them during the workshop and they will look adorable around your home or office! Projects will be kiln fired and available for pick up two weeks later. No experience necessary! This a one-day workshop. Register  

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Basic Glass Fusing: Glass, Glass, Glass – March 31 Workshop (adults and teens 14+ yrs.)

March 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$110

Ages: Teens and Adults 14+ Instructor: Hal Danser Description:  Create stunning plates, bowls, and jewelry. Use glass frit, stringers, and confetti; glass paint; mica; inclusions; full and tack fusing, slumping, and draping; cold working; and a variety of colorful art glass to create dramatic and artistic fused glass creations. No glass experience necessary – ideal for beginners and those who want to reacquaint themselves with the joys of working with glass. Items will be fired after the class and be available…

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Imagine and Explore: Go Fly a Kite! Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$25

Ages: Parent & Child (ages 5 and older) Instructor: Nancy Craig Description: Around the world, children and families celebrate the start of spring by going out and flying kites. Join artist and educator Nancy Craig as she teaches you how to make Japanese Koi Kites, perfect for the start of spring!  You’ll add color and pattern as you paint scales and fins.  By the end of the workshop you’ll have a unique windsock kite that captures the wind and encourages your imagination…

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Inspired by Landscape: Acrylic Painting Workshop (adults and teens 15+)

March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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$75

Ages: Teens and Adults 15+ Instructor: Ellile Clough Series: Inspired by Landscape Painting Description:  Using landscape as your inspiration, these workshops are designed to acquaint you with - or refresh your memory of – various painting media. No experience is necessary for taking these workshops, and all materials will be provided. The only requirement is that you come to have fun, and leave with a landscape you’ve painted! Series Discount: Sign up for single sessions at $75 each, get a 10% discount when registering…

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