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The Study of the Head

Presented By: Bob Collins

This is an opportunity to strengthen your portrait drawings or paintings. Using measuring techniques, anatomy, and alignment, students will do an in-depth investigation of the head. Learn basics proportions and anatomical structure of the head.
3 Mondays 5/2, 5/16, 5/23

May 2, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $120.00

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

Felting: Wool Innovation

Presented By: Kristina Goransson

Discover the endless possibilities of feltmaking! Using wool, soapy water, and friction, the unique qualities of feltmaking can be used on their own or in combination with other materials to create jewelry, wearables, sculpture, and more. All levels welcome. Bring a large towel to each class.
5 Thursdays 5/5 to 6/2, 6:30-9:30PM

May 5, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $245.00

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

"Struck by Art: Connecting to the Contemporary"

Presented By: John Murray, Jose Paulo Fiks and Andre Santos Jr.

"Struck by Art: Connecting to the Contemporary" is a panel discussion with with John Murray, Jose Paulo Fiks and Andre Santos Jr.
Join this incredible trio of art lovers and scholars in an introspective and informational dialogue about art, culture, and emotions. This conversation will reflect on the relationships we establish with contemporary art and will reveal the connections between art and our psyche.
6PM Reception, 7PM Panel Discussion

May 5, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

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

Interactive Mural Project with Rufina Santana

Presented By: Rufina Santana

Participate in a collaborative mural project, “The Hero’s Journey Through the Eyes of an Artist,” with Spanish painter, Rufina Santana. Guided by the artist and inspired live music performed by Unitas Ensemble, immerse yourself in this creative, hands-on, and holistic experience.

May 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Moms Makin' Moves: Mother's Day Weekend Zumba Class

In honor of Mother's Day weekend, we invite you to ditch the kids and dance the night away! This high energy dance class is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, "One Childhood: New Works by Jasmine Chen." In the exhibit, Jasmine explores motherhood, childhood and the passage of time. $10 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the New Art Center.

May 7, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

Watercolor - 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 included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 and 5/14

May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fee: $120.00

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

Mixed Media: Going Big and Deep

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

Open to students who are comfortable with acrylic paint and familiar with basic mixed media and collage techniques. Focus on composition and layering processes, using different papers, fabric, and glazing techniques. Explore how layering can create depth and meaning. Bring a large canvas and at least 3 wooden panels. Students are also welcome to bring pieces of old collages, photographs and more to incorporate. Class includes collaborative group critiques. Materials not included.

May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Mixed Media: Under the Influence

Presented By: Carol Blackwell

Examine the work of artists who have contributed to new ways of seeing and understanding contemporary art. Follow in the footsteps of Matisse, Klee, Nevelson and others, using and expanding upon their materials, techniques and styles. Exploration and experimentation will be emphasized. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 & 5/14, 10AM-4PM; Pick or both - $95 each

May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Holzwasser Gallery Exhibition Program Application Deadline

The Holwasser Gallery exhibition program is a juried call to New Art Center students, faculty, staff, and volunteers that offers them the opportunity to present their current work in a professional gallery. Through this program, we strive to represent a variety of talent and media in exhibitions that enhance the learning available in our studios. Click here to see the guideline and submit your application.

May 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Artwork Drop-off for the Creative Process Student and Faculty Exhibition

Drop off your artwork for the annual student and faculty exhibition!

May 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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

Artwork Drop-off for the Creative Process Student and Faculty Exhibition

Drop off your artwork for the annual student and faculty exhibition!

May 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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

Looking at Your Art – Identify Your Style

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

This explorative opportunity will help you uncover your innate preferences; identify imagery and symbols that define your individual style. Spend time talking about your creative journeys and personal art goals. Come away with your pesonal “art vocabulary” and a strengthened sense of signature style. Materials not included.
2 Wednesdays 5/11 and 5/18

May 11, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $120.00

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

From Observation to Metaphor

Presented By: Bill Flynn

Learn to transform your literal world into a poetic visual experience. Develop a personal perspective towards your art process, moving from observation to discovery and transformation. Explore the language of marks and shapes as we look at the evolution of drawing; techniques that made drawing visible and what has changed in our way of seeing. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/14 and 5/21

May 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $135.00

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

Mixed Media: Under the Influence

Presented By: Carol Blackwell

Examine the work of artists who have contributed to new ways of seeing and understanding contemporary art. Follow in the footsteps of Matisse, Klee, Nevelson and others, using and expanding upon their materials, techniques and styles. Exploration and experimentation will be emphasized. Materials not included.
2 Saturdays 5/7 & 5/14, 10AM-4PM; Pick or both - $95 each

May 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Opening Reception: The Creative Process

Join us for the opening reception of "The Creative Process." This annual exhibition features work by artists of all ages. Anyone who makes art at NAC this year is encouraged to contribute a piece!

May 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Spring Spirit Day @ NAC

May 21, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Memorial Day - NO CLASSES

May 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Curatorial Opportunity Program [Extended] Submission Deadline

The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is an open-call curatorial platform that investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts. Artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals for group exhibitions involving at least one public presentation. Click here to see our guidelines and apply.

June 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Summer Art Programs Begin 6/27

June 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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