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February 2018

ABCs of Art – Session 2 (4-6 yrs.)

February 24 @ 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! (adults and teens 15+ yrs.)

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

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

February 24 @ 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. Limited Availability Register

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

February 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 – Afternoon Session: The Secret Garden (5-14 yrs.)

February 26 @ 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

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

March 1 @ 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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Open Studio: Acrylics (adults and teens)

March 5 @ 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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Open Studio: Drawing and Painting (adults and teens)

March 5 @ 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. 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.  Punch cards are available for purchase through the Art Center office. Open…

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

March 8 @ 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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Forming the Figure: Sculpture Master Class with Tom Devaney

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

Ages: Teen and Adults 15+ One-day Master Class Instructor: Tom Devaney The morning session will consist of Tom demonstrating armature construction, 3-dimensional measuring techniques and clay modeling practices as he creates a half life-size sculpture from a live model.  In the afternoon all students will have the chance to work from the model themselves focusing on the process of sculpting a head in clay. A walk-through of the Saint-Gauden’s exhibit from a sculptors perspective will also be part of this…

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

March 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Art Center Winter Student Exhibition

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Center, 180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104 United States
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Join us at the Currier Art Center for our Winter Student Exhibition 2018. Come and explore all that the Art Center has to offer. Bring your friends and family to view amazing student artwork from each of our winter classes. Artwork will be on display throughout the Art Center building located one block from the Currier Museum at 180 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH. Light refreshments.

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

March 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Imagine and Explore: Go Fly a Kite! Family Workshop (5+ yrs. with adult)

March 31 @ 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 @ 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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