Upcoming Events

Special Events

Special Events

Translating Passion Into Design

Presented By: Tal Kelly

Whether it's a business idea, your career path or a book you always wanted to write, everyone has a passion. This talk will focus on the process Tal Kelly engages companies and individuals in to express their message visually. Using imagery and storytelling, she will walk you through her experiences with some of her clients and demonstrate how to bring all of a concepts elements together to form a unique selling proposition.
This event is part of Boston Design Week.

March 25, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Curator Workshop and COP Information Sessions

Office Hours

For this informal event, we invite anyone submitting a proposal to our Curatorial Opportunity Program to come and get their crunch-time questions answered. The deadline for submissions is Monday 4/6, so this is your last opportunity to come and get some feedback from the NAC exhibition staff. Bring your laptop and your questions - we'll provide the snacks!

April 4, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Exhibition Events and Programming

Excavations and A Ceramic Spectrum: Exhibition Reception & Curator Talk

Curator talk at 5PM with Adrienne Jacobson, curator of Excavations.

March 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Excavations and Exhibition: A Panel Discussion

Panelists: Rebecca Martin, Professor of Art and Archeology with Excavations artists Laura Evans, Candice Ivy, and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman. Moderator: Adrienne Jacobson, Curator.

April 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In Conversation

Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.

May 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Family Programs

Digging In - Family Drop-in Day

Join us for a fun-filled day of art-making in the galleries, inspired by the work on view.

May 2, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition Application Deadlines

Curatorial Opportunity Program Proposal Deadline

Learn more and apply here.

April 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM

2015 Creative Process Submissions Due

The New Art Center is currently accepting submissions from students and faculty for inclusion in The Creative Process 2015Download the submission form here, or pick one up in the office.

April 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Holzwasser Gallery Exhibition Proposals Due

The New Art Center is currently accepting submissions from its faculty, staff, volunteers and advanced students for exhibition in the Holzwasser Gallery between September 2015 and May 2016. Click here to download our submission form.

May 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Terms & Early Registration Deadlines

Summer Vacation Programs Early Registration Deadline

April 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Thursday Nights @ NAC

Paint Night

Each time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. The teacher will bring a painting that will serve as a source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork.

March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Watercolor: Flowers in Bloom

Presented By: Nancy Merrifield

The perfect workshop to paint blooming spring flowers. Using an uncomplicated palette and simple techniques, students will start and finish a beautiful spring painting. From first strokes to final touches, paint poppies, elegant lotus blossoms, roses and other beautiful garden favorites.

April 9, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Acrylic Painting

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Different than oil, acrylic paint yields a range of possibilities to open your paint expressions. Through demos and experimental exercises of color and textures, you will learn the basics of this medium. No materials required.

April 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Paint Night

Each time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. The teacher will bring a painting that will serve as a source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork.

May 14, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Gesture Drawing

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Drawing from a live model,students will use the process of gesture drawing (rapid execution) to create compositions. Charcoal, pastel and graphite, will be provided as students practice mark making and techniques to create a sense of movement in their compositions.

May 21, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Nature Printed Shirts

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Design, make and wear a one-of-a-kind hand discharge printed shirt using natural objects such as leaves, flowers, shells. Explore the process of removing dye from fabric to reveal the colors hidden beneath. Black, 100% cotton, works most reliably but excellent results can be obtained using other dark colors such as brown, dark green, blue, red. Best results are often achieved using lower quality shirts, which are less color fast. Bring at least one pre-washed shirt to print (100% cotton, dark color) If you prefer, you can bring dark cotton napkins, aprons, or just fabric to print. 100% cotton works best.

May 28, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Paint Night

Each time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. The teacher will bring a painting that will serve as a source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork.

June 11, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Art + Business Circle

Art + Business: Shake Up Your Art with Social Media!

Presented By: Angela Pitter

"It's Not Rocket Science - Shake it Up with Social Media!" with Angela Pitter of LiveWire Collaborative, an Art + Business Circle workshop.

Well like it, love it, hate it, but you simply can’t ignore it—social media is here to stay! You’ve heard all the names – Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and many more. But the questions still remain: Why do I need it? How will my business benefit?
This course will provide you with a better understanding of the wide array of social media tools and to learn about social media’s tremendous potential to help sell your product, service, or personal brand. Upon completion of this workshop you’ll walk away with the following:

  • An overview and comparison of the most popular social sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • The basics for using each of these sites to compliment your marketing/PR strategy and expanding your social footprint to further amplify your brand
  • Explore best practices and tools to help automate your daily posting activities
  • Cost of implementation and time commitment
  • About the Presenter:
    Angela Pitter is Principal/Owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with businesses to transform their passions into profits one fan at a time. Recognizing that time is your most valuable asset, we minimize social confusion by delivering simple strategies that are easily implementable to attract the customers and clients you really want!
    An accomplished technology professional, Angela has over 20 years of experience in high-tech. She lives at the intersection of technology and people with an uncanny ability to connect people with technology in a unique, humorous and non-intimidating manner. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds both her M.S. in Administration and B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University. ?Angela currently serves as a Board Member of the Newton School Committee.

April 1, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $25.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Art + Business: Portfolio Presentation

Presented By: FlatFile

Portfolio Presentation with Mika Hornyak, George Sopel, and Sara Dassel of FlatFile

About the Presenters
Mika Hornyak was a former Director of the Corporate Art Program at the DeCordova Museum, had her own successful corporate arts consulting business, and was the Manager of Product Development for Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. After many years living abroad, she still travels frequently to Europe and keeps her eye on the contemporary art scene from Barcelona to London.

Sara Dassel has a graduate degree in Art History. She started her career in New York’s gallery scene, became the Exhibition Coordinator at the American Federation of Arts and then worked for several years in Citibank’s Art Advisory Service. After moving to Boston, Sara was Director of Exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston and a photography feature writer for Art New England.

George Sopel is a lawyer, but his passion is collecting art. He actively collects works by emerging local artists and young contemporary Canadian artists. George has dedicated substantial time in his legal practice to assisting local artists through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program.

May 6, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $25.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

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