Upcoming Events

Special Events

Artist Talks

Lunchtime Talk with Eunice Choi

Presented By: Eunice Choi

Don't miss Boston Globe Artist on the Rise Eunice Choi at the New Art Center! NAC faculty member and exhibiting artist Eunice Choi will talk about her work on view and her artistic practice. Learn more about Eunice Here.

April 30, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Considerations in Art Making

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

This workshop will provide you with ways to think about dilemmas in our art-making process, such as how to title a piece, when a piece is finished, compositional considerations, and the tricky mid-phase of working on any given artwork. There will be time for participants to talk and share their own quandaries, and sticking -points in their individual processes. Bring a lunch bag and join us for inspiring and insightful conversation. Sarah Kahn, is on faculty at NAC, and is a a local collage artist, under representation by Soprafina Gallery, SOWA district, Boston.

May 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Fee: $25.00

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

Exhibition Opening Receptions

The Creative Process

The Creative Process: New Art Center Community Exhibition.

IN honor of Jean & Andrew Dibner. This exhibition features artists of all ages who created art in our studios during the past year. Come explore the possibilities of what you can create at NAC.

May 30, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Exhibition Events and Programming

Carousel V - Night of Contemporary Photography

Presented by the Aviary Gallery, Carousel V is a slideshow presentation of contemporary photographic works by national and international artists. This program is interactive and emphasizes looking, collaboration and dialogue. The slideshow will be accompanied by local musical act Toromiro.

For more information Click Here.

May 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Adult Workshops

Mosaic Jewelry

Presented By: Betsy Rodman

Join us for a fun evening of mosaic making, and dsign your own unique piece of jewelry. In one evening you can walk out wearing a new pair of earrings or a pendant. You will also have the option o making pins, key chains, bottle stoppers, cabinet pulls, and letter openers! Come and try your hand at designing your own jewelry! Registration costs includes one piece but you can make more one for an additional $10.

April 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Watercolor and the Spirit of Nature

Presented By: Michael Milburn

A connection to and experience of nature is the basis of much of Asian art. In this workshop, we will take our inspiration from nature, using subjects common in Asian paintings such as koi, water lilies and waterbirds, and we will talk about the elements that make a good painting, including composition, value, and color. In addition to paint blending with a brush, we will explore more advanced techniques such as paint pouring and splattering. All levels welcome.

May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $65.00

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

Making Decorative Paper - Paper Marbling

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

Learn how to make multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper. By floating the colors on the surface of a liquid, and then laying the paper onto colors to absorb them, you will create your own unique designs. No two are ever the same. You can use your final paper to wrap gifts, decorate boxes, cover books, and collage into mixed media art. 2 Tuesdays, 5/6 and 5/13

May 6, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $125.00

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

Ronni Komarow

Presented By: Ronni Komarow

May 7, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $10.00

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

Block Printing

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Make multi-colored prints by carving into styrofoam and printing onto paper.

May 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Making Decorative Paper - Paste Paper

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

Get over those winter only clue colors! As one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, paste paper is commonly used for bookbinding, as well as calligraphy, printmaking, collage, stamping, and origami. Paste paper is created using acrylic paint or similar pigments mixed in a suspension of paste. After being applied to dampened sheet of paper, the colored paste can be patterned by pulling various utensils across the paste. 2 Tuesdays, 5/20 and 5/27

May 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $120.00

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

D.I.Y. Craft - Decoupage

Presented By: Katherine Miller

Decoupage is the art of decorating objects by using magazines cut outs and special papers. In this workshop you will learn traditional decoupage techniques as well as sophisticated approaches to design. This is a fresh take on decoupage for both advanced and beginning students. Bring your own boxes, furniture, trays, bottles or use one of our objects. Come decoupage with us. 2 Thursdays, 5/29 and 6/5

May 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $70.00

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

Easy Glass Etching

Presented By: Carol Leonesio

Students will learn how to etch glass using both positive and negative techniques. You will create a simple stencil designs that you create and cut will be etched onto 4"x6" pieces of glass. THree samples will be completed in this class: 1 frosted glass, 1 positive stenciled piece of glass and 1 negative glass project. 2 Tuesdays, 6/3 and 6/10

June 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:29 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Photograph Your Art

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

This discussion-based class will teach you the affordable way to photograph your work. Starting with a basic overview of photo principles, you will learn how aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance play an important role in image quality. Lighting, backgrounds and accurate color are also important aspects to consider. Are you applying to art school, submitting work for an exhibition or designing a web site? Learn a few techniques that will improve your images and enhance your presentation! Please bring your digital camera to class.

June 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $40.00

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

Glass Fusing

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate, bowl, fused necklace or name plate.

July 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $125.00

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

Glass Mosaic

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of precut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or decorative panel. Michel willl grout and clean your project, and it will be available for pick up within a week.

August 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $65.00

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

FREE Drop-in Connections Education Visits

Cut and Paste

Free. How do the places we live change over time? Can pictures tell stories? If we change the pictures, do the stories change, too? In this drop-in session, students and parents will explore photographic meaning by collaging photographs. Bring copies of your own pictures with which to work.

May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Family Gallery Drop-In

FREE. Stop by the gallery for a hands-on art experience for all ages. You can walk through the galleries with an art expert or use a self-guided tour filled with art activities and games. Complete your day by creating your own art inspired by your favorite piece in the exhibitions.

May 31, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Family Programs

Glass Mosaic Adult/Child

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of precut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or decorative panel. Michel will grout and clean your project, and it will be available for pick up within a week. Registration for two.

July 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $90.00

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

Glass Fusing Adult/Child

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate, bowl, fused necklace or name plate. Registration for two.

August 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $90.00

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

Terms & Early Registration Deadlines

Summer Adult & Teen Classes

End of early registration discounts for Summer 2014 adult and teen intensive classes.

June 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Paint Night

Paint Night - May 8

Learn More & Register Here.

May 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Paint Night - May 22

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May 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Paint Night - June 12

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June 12, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Art Encounters

Contemporary Art 101

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Casual overview of the Contemporary Art scene and how to start your own art viewing journey.

Do you want to be connected with the contemporary art scene of Greater Boston? Would you like to find inspiration in the great exhibitions in museums, galleries and institutions? So join us for this series of art encounters, cultural dialogue and art discoveries that combines group meetings, discussions and guided visits led by Brent Ridge, a professional contemporary artist.

April 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Art in America in the 1970s

Presented By: John Murray

Are you an art adventurer? Join us for this exciting program that will provide you with knowledge and insight about contemporary art. John Murray will lead a three class, introductory series on contemporary art culminating in a group visit to the Whitney Biennial in New York City.

April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Guided Tour of Harrison Gallery Scene

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Tour select galleries of the South End, the location of First Fridays and SOWA Markets.

Do you want to be connected with the contemporary art scene of Greater Boston? Would you like to find inspiration in the great exhibitions in museums, galleries and institutions? So join us for this series of art encounters, cultural dialogue and art discoveries that combines group meetings, discussions and guided visits led by Brent Ridge, a professional contemporary artist.

April 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Whitney Biennial Overview

Presented By: John Murray

Learn the history of the Biennial and what expect as a first time or returning visitor.

Are you an art adventurer? Join us for this exciting program that will provide you with knowledge and insight about contemporary art. John Murray will lead a three class, introductory series on contemporary art culminating in a group visit to the Whitney Biennial in New York City.

May 1, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Watercolors of the Gardner Tour & Painting Class

Presented By: Wendy Soneson

Join us for a tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum focusing on watercolors. After the tour, come back to NAC to interpret one of the paintings or a scene from the beautiful interiors of the museum. Intermediate and advanced painters welcome. Registration does not include museum admission.

May 4, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee: $55.00

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

Overview of Artists in the Whitney Biennial

Presented By: John Murray

Learn about select artists to be on the lookout for while at the Biennial and trends in their art.

Are you an art adventurer? Join us for this exciting program that will provide you with knowledge and insight about contemporary art. John Murray will lead a three class, introductory series on contemporary art culminating in a group visit to the Whitney Biennial in New York City.

May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Trip to Whitney Biennial in NYC

Presented By: John Murray

Call 617-964-3424 and ask for Claudia for more information!

May 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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

Contemporary Art Gallery Visit

Presented By: Roberta Paul

This is a unique opportunity for you to take an intimate look into some of the best art galleries and museums. Meet gallery owners, curators, local artists, and get a” behind the scenes” of some of the hottest galleries and exhibitions in the area. Roberta will lead you on an insightful and entertaining journey through the contemporary art scene, introducing a wide array of media, artists and styles.

May 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $110.00

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

Guided Tour of a Private Artist Studio

Presented By: Brent Ridge

See the working space of an active artist and learn about their creative process.

Do you want to be connected with the contemporary art scene of Greater Boston? Would you like to find inspiration in the great exhibitions in museums, galleries and institutions? So join us for this series of art encounters, cultural dialogue and art discoveries that combines group meetings, discussions and guided visits led by Brent Ridge, a professional contemporary artist.

May 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Contemporary Art Gallery Visit

Presented By: Roberta Paul

This is a unique opportunity for you to take an intimate look into some of the best art galleries and museums. Meet gallery owners, curators, local artists, and get a” behind the scenes” of some of the hottest galleries and exhibitions in the area. Roberta will lead you on an insightful and entertaining journey through the contemporary art scene, introducing a wide array of media, artists and styles.

May 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $110.00

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

Fragmentation in Contemporary Painting

Presented By: Betty Glick

Fragmentation is an integral aspect of many contemporary artists’ vision.  In this slide-lecture Betty discusses the different ways in which achieve their unique styles by using different ways of breaking up their images.

June 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Contemporary Art Gallery Visit

Presented By: Roberta Paul

This is a unique opportunity for you to take an intimate look into some of the best art galleries and museums. Meet gallery owners, curators, local artists, and get a” behind the scenes” of some of the hottest galleries and exhibitions in the area. Roberta will lead you on an insightful and entertaining journey through the contemporary art scene, introducing a wide array of media, artists and styles.

June 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $110.00

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

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