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NAC Closed 5/27-5/29

NAC will be closed May 27-29 in observance of Memorial Day.

May 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Curatorial Opportunity Program Submission Deadline

The New Art Center (NAC) is currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 6- week group exhibitions to be hosted from September 2018 – May 2019. The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is an open-call curatorial platform that investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts. It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space.

Selected exhibitions will take place in NAC's 2,500 square foot gallery. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. Unique to the region, the COP is a collaborative vehicle through which curators and artists present thoughtful and innovative contemporary group exhibitions.

Proposals must include works by two or more artists as well as at least one public presentation with an educational component. Curators of selected exhibitions receive a 1,000 USD stipend and administrative, promotional and technical support.

June 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM

In Pursuit of the Wayward Muse: Monotype and Monoprint Workshop

Presented By: Catherine Kernan

An intensive exploring Akua inks and ink modifiers, this workshop provides the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based water miscible Akua inks. No toxic fumes and extended workability on the inks made it a liberating experience. 6-session Intensive, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6/6-6-8 and 6/13-6/15.
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June 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $410.00

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Workshop: Drawing and Painting: The Figure and Beyond - ALL levels

Presented By: Robert Siegelman

Work from a live model and discover new ways to approach art-making. Experiment with drawing to expand your range. Learn how the figure can be the focus or a point of departure. Class discussion will help make the studio a supportive community. All levels welcome. 3 Tuesdays, 6/13, 6/20, and 6/27.
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June 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $275.00

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Watercolor Workshop - Loosen Up!

Presented By: Lisa Goren

Watercolor can seem daunting, but this workshop is designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. Focus on working with water, color mixing, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a wet-on-wet approach using different surfaces and methods. Materials not provided.
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June 17, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Fee: $125.00

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Supercharged Painting: Oil and Acrylic Workshop

Presented By: John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways of making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches and will include individual critiques to help students develop their personal voice. 4 Mondays, 6/19-7/17. No class 7/3.
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June 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $240.00

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Landscape Painting Workshop: Abstraction En Plein Air & Studio

Presented By: Katherine Miller

Make the journey from direct observation to abstraction. Class will be conducted both outside, en plein air, and in the studio. Emphasizing a minimalist approach to composition, students will learn to reference lines found in landscape and incorporate their memories of nature into their work. Oil or acrylic painters welcome. Previous painting experience recommended. 4-day Intensive, Monday-Thursday, 6/19-6/22. No class 7/3.
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June 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $210.00

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Supercharged Painting: Oil and Acrylic Workshop

Presented By: John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways of making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches and will include individual critiques to help students develop their personal voice. 5 Wednesdays, 6/21-7/19.
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June 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $270.00

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Summer Art Programs Begin!

June 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

NAC Closed 7/3 & 7/4

July 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Perspective Drawing Workshop

Presented By: Karina Kadiyska

Start with a study of basic perspective and move quickly into analytical drawing where students will draw complicated objects, as well as furniture in an interior space. No previous experience necessary. 8 Thursdays, 7/6-8/24.
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July 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $365.00

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Cityscape Painting Workshop

Presented By: Tanya Harsch

Are your buildings a little wonky? Learn the rules of linear and atmospheric perspective! Utilize new skills and techniques to create a city scene from your imagination (or reference photos). Course includes demos to explain topics covered, then students work at their own pace while receiving individual instruction and critique. 4-day Intensive, Monday-Thursday, 7/10-7/13.
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July 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $210.00

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Workshop: Drawing Exploration

Presented By: Chuck Holtzman

Experience the act of drawing as a tool for exploration and discovery. Be encouraged to integrate preconceptions about drawing with experimentation in new territories. Develop your individual approach, testing the limits of your imagination using drawing techniques and observation skills to communicate your ideas. Class will include group discussions to share ideas and collectively bring focus and provide direction. 4-day Intensive, Monday-Thursday, 7/10-7/13.
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July 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $300.00

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Ceramics Workshop

Presented By: Julie Fox

Express yourself with clay! Perfect for students who wish to pursue individual interests in a relaxed atmosphere. All work will be fired and glazed. 6 Tuesdays, 7/11-8/15.
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July 11, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $315.00

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Workshop: Anatomy for Artists

Presented By: Karina Kadiyska

This class is dedicated to studying proportions, movement, skeletal, and muscular structure of the human body, as well as form and light. Each class will focus on a different body part and will start with a demonstration and explanation of the form and function of the chosen muscle group. This is a drawing class with the use of live models. 8 Tuesdays, 7/11-8/29.
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July 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $420.00

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Mixed Media Collage Workshop: Small Gems, Big Splash!

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

Bask in warmth as we mix, discover, and paint with melty summer colors. Learn some basics of color-mixing and venture into new color palettes. Create mixed-media pieces using a plethora of materials and innovative techniques. Indulge your senses in the new and unfamiliar. Come play! No past art experience required. 2 Thursdays, 7/13 and 7/20.
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July 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $125.00

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Workshop: The Incidental Image

Presented By: John Murray

Working from a variety of materials, learn to draw, deconstruct, and manipulate materials using charcoal, pencil, marker, and layers of paint to develop an understanding of picture-making as a personal, existential, and plastic form of contemporary poetry. 2-day Intensive, Saturday and Sunday, 7/15-7/16.
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July 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $250.00

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

Supercharged Painting: Oil and Acrylic Workshop

Presented By: John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways of making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches and will include individual critiques to help students develop their personal voice. 5 Mondays, 7/24-8/21.
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July 24, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $270.00

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

Supercharged Painting: Oil and Acrylic Workshop

Presented By: John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways of making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches and will include individual critiques to help students develop their personal voice. 5 Wednesdays, 7/26-8/23.
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July 26, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $270.00

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

Workshop: Drawing Exploration

Presented By: Chuck Holtzman

Experience the act of drawing as a tool for exploration and discovery. Be encouraged to integrate preconceptions about drawing with experimentation in new territories. Develop your individual approach, testing the limits of your imagination using drawing techniques and observation skills to communicate your ideas. Class will include group discussions to share ideas and collectively bring focus and provide direction. 4-day Intensive, Monday-Thursday, 7/31-8/3.
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July 31, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $300.00

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

Workshop: Portrait Painting 101

Presented By: Tanya Harsch

Come paint the portrait! Learn facial proportions, skin tones, capturing likeness, shadow shapes and more. Work from a model for this four-day intensive. 4-day Intensive, Monday-Thursday, 8/7-8/10.
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August 7, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $210.00

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

Workshop: Drypoint for the Drawing Addict

Presented By: John Murray

Using minimal technical and nontoxic materials, this workshop takes the artist's drawing language into the expressive and more graphic realm of lithographic printmaking. 2-day Intensive, Saturday and Sunday, 8/12-8/13.
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August 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $250.00

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

Early Registration for Fall 2017 Ends

August 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Fall 2017 Term Begins

Fall classes for Adults begin the week of September 11, 2017.
Teen & Child classes begin the week of September 18, 2017.

September 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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