On Zoom: The Art of Building Texture in Trees with Collage & Mixed Media


  • January 31, 2023 - February 28, 2023
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This class is a multi-layered collage approach to creating intricate textures for trees using golden gel pastes, torn ephemera, imagery, text and script.  Specialty textural papers and corrugated cardboard are welcome as well.  Instructor has created over 90 art works through the years focusing on the beauty of trees, especially the intricacies of their barks.  (more…)

In the Gallery: The Art of Building Texture in Trees with Collage & Mixed Media


  • February 1, 2023 - March 1, 2023
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This class is a multi-layered collage approach to creating intricate textures for trees using golden gel pastes, torn ephemera, imagery, text and script.  Specialty textural papers and corrugated cardboard are welcome as well.  Instructor has created over 90 art works through the years focusing on the beauty of trees, especially the intricacies of their barks.  (more…)

New Acrylic Studio


  • February 3, 2023 - March 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The focus will be on enjoying the painting process. Whether you are beginning your painting journey or already have some painting experience. Painting demonstrations and the instructor painting along builds confidence and encourages questions. We will work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images.  Tackling composition, color mixing, and (more…)

Felting a Heart Workshop


  • February 5, 2023
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants learn how to design and construct a heart shaped project created with hand dyed silk from Uzbekistan and Australian fine merino wool.  This technique, called Nuno felting, can also be used to make beautiful silk scarves, hats, vests or jackets.  Even beginning felts can learn to apply these materials in a very painterly manner. (more…)

Introduction to Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil


  • February 11, 2023 - March 11, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This five-week class covers the basic techniques of botanical illustration. Participants learn the techniques of colored pencil application, including color observation, color mixing and layering. Each week focuses on a different color palette and botanical subject. Nancy Bentivegna, a seasoned instructor who received her training at the New York Botanical (more…)

Felting a Critter Workshop


  • February 26, 2023
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is a “needle felting” class for all levels.  Participants make a small 3D felted critter using the needle felting method which can be combined with many other felting techniques.  Participants use soft, colorful merino wool roving, yarn, special barbed needles and embellishments. Workshop begins with simple brainstorming sketches. Instructor will then show how to (more…)

How to Paint a Landscape in Watercolor Workshop with Bivenne Harvey Staiger


  • March 5, 2023
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will take you through the steps in watercolor to paint a late winter scene typical of New England. We will discuss the Rule of Thirds in landscape design, and, among other things, instructor will demonstrate how to paint sky (with or without clouds), trees, and shadows as they cross the landscape. Instructor will (more…)

How to Paint a Bunny in Watercolor Workshop with Bivenne Harvey Staiger


  • April 2, 2023
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hop into Spring by learning how to paint a bunny in watercolor! The techniques we’ll use to paint a rabbit can be applied to painting other furry creatures, so prepare to be inspired. Basic drawing skills are encouraged but not necessary. Instructor will provide the reference from which the student will make a contour (outline) (more…)