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Sketching

Presented By: Michael Wilson

Practice your ability to draw and learn how to look and how to see an object so you can reconstruct it on paper combining various sketching techniques. Using pencils, pens, charcoals, and pastel, students will draw with shade and scale the pictures of their choice. Materials will be provided.

February 10, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES

February 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

February Vacation Art Program 2/16-2/19

February Vacation Art Program, Grades K-11, Tues. 2/16 - Fri. 2/19
From Vermeer to Jasper Johns, artists have long been fascinated by maps. Maps can be simple tools, lead to adventurous destinations, help us to discover new lands, elements and themes. From paper to GPS, from hand drawn to computer generated, maps have been around for many centuries. How much information should or could we include in maps? This week, young artists will explore destinations and locations, creating their own 2D and 3D maps, making their marks, communicating their ideas and creative interpretations of their surrounding world.
Click here to Register for Children (Grades K-3).
Click here to Register for Preteens (Grades 4-6).
Click here to Register for Teens (Grades 7-11).
Click here to Register for CITs (Grades 7-11).

February 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

Jewelry: Earring Making

Presented By: Kayla Mathieu

Get together with your friends, or make new ones in a relaxing and friendly environment. Students will create earrings from wires and treated pieces of wood. Enjoy light snacks while you make beautiful and unique earrings. Fee includes materials.

February 24, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $90.00

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

Pottery Making & Surface Design

Presented By: Sayaka Rawizza

Working with clay offers endless possibilities. Whether you are new to pottery making or wish to build upon your existing skills, this class is for you. Students will be instructed according to skill level. Class offers demos of various surface design technique including texturing, inlaying, stamping, slip decoration, stenciling, several image transfer methods such as slip transfer, laser print transfer, drawn image transfer and silkscreen stencil transfer.

February 25, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Contemporary Painting (Intro)

Presented By: John Murray

This workshop will introduce students to the abstract style of painting to represent the way you see and look at images. It is a perfect introduction for students who are looking to loosen up, trust their instincts and the movement of brushes and other tools.

February 25, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Closing Party: All Roads Lead Home

Presented By: Ben Jundanian

Join Ben Jundanian in the gallery for the final night of his mural project, "All Roads Lead Home." This large-scale black and white wall drawing becomes an immersive coloring activity as visitors are invited to color it in during this culminating celebration.

February 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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.

February 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Extreme Expression: 3D & Sculpture

Presented By: John Murray

Work in wood, cardboard, papers, scrap metal, found objects, and paint under the guidance of a teacher who believes further is better. Influences include Picasso, Twombly, David Smith, Art Povera, Manuel Neri and more... Learn to see paintings as sculptures and sculptures as paintings. Materials will be provided.

February 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $55.00

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

Jewelry Scale Metal Casting

Presented By: Joe Montroy

Learn about small-scale metal casting for sculpture or jewelry. Design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process and hand pouring techniques. Complete a model, cast it, clean it, and finish the surface. Class includes, taking molds from existing objects, sand casting, direct pour processes, creating stone settings in wax, finishing, and small-scale production. Finish several pieces in this weekend workshop. Fee includes materials
2 Sessions 2/27 & 2/28

February 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee: $190.00

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

Create a Journal

Presented By: Cathie Brenner

Make art a part of daily life! This workshop offers an effective path to enter the creative process by bringing the inner self to artwork. Learn techniques to explore different forms and mediums to keep a journal. Class includes drawing, collage, writing, and an invitation to self-reflection and personal discoveries. Materials will be provided.
2 Mondays 2/29 & 3/7

February 29, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $75.00

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

Printmaking: Exploring the Reduction Block Print

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Reduction block printmaking results in unique, multi-colored prints. Learn or improve skills using styrofoam plates and Akua water soluble inks to create prints. Styrofoam blocks will be incised with different tools and sections will be removed with stencil knives and scissors. The results are incredibly beautiful, colorful and mysterious. New techniques will be introduced for intermediate students. Materials will be provided.
2 Wednesdays 3/2 & 3/9

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

Fee: $85.00

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

Sculpture with Wood, Paper and Glue

Presented By: Michael Wilson

Explore 3-D techniques working with simple materials including wood scraps, wooden coffer stir, wire, paper, and found objects. Learn how to build an armature that will support your sculpture, exploring space, form, movement, balance, and proportion. Students will make an sculpture from start to finish. All levels welcome. Materials will be provided.
2 Wednesdays 3/2 & 3/9

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

Fee: $85.00

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

Discovering Your Style: Uncovering Your “Art Voice”

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

What makes your art identifiable in a group of other artists’ pieces? What is your “art vocabulary”? Explore your signature style in this workshop series. Experiment with imagery, color, form and technique to gain insight into your personal artistic preferences. Come away with a strengthened sense of your particular style.
3 Wednesdays 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16

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

Fee: $135.00

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

Opening Reception: Liz Gargas & Brent Ridge

Join us for the opening reception for "Liz Gargas & Brent Ridge." This exhibition investigates contemporary painting today through new mid- to large-scale paintings by Liz Gargas and Brent Ridge. Gargas, a New Art Center student and self-proclaimed folk artist, creates narrative environments composed of deeply personal monuments and icons. Ridge, an NAC faculty member, operates in a land of abstraction rooted in appropriation, landscape, and post-industrial aesthetics. Together, their varied processes explore the relationship between collecting and story-telling, serial development and personal growth.

March 4, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Making 21st Century Art - Medium is the Message

Presented By: Carol Blackwell

Many art pieces by today’s most respected artists are conceived from unimaginably diverse materials such as old clothing, drinking straws, hair curlers, crockery, plastic, burlap, or rubber. In this workshop there are no boundaries between painting, sculpture, art, craft, or any type of mixed media technique. Experiment with many different kinds of materials to produce 21st century art, unlike anyone else’s.

March 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Early Registration for Spring Ends 3/7

March 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Fiber Art with Mixed Media

Presented By: Kelly Knight

Make a 2D image exploring a variety of fiber-related materials and processes combined with mixed media supplies and techniques. Class includes knitting, hand sewing, painting and block printing on fabric, weaving, embroidery, image transfer, staining, dyeing and more. Materials will be offered but students are encouraged to bring old clothes, scraps of fabric or other materials.
2 Wednesdays 3/9 & 3/16

March 9, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Calm, Cool, Colorful

Presented By: Cheryl O’Neil

Coloring helps you relax, de-stress and is very pleasing. Illustrated drawings will be provided to experiment with felt tip markers, colored pencils, and more. Learn tips about color combinations and set your imagination and creative flair free while de-stressing your mind and body in a relaxing atmosphere. Materials will be provided.

March 10, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Sketching

Presented By: Michael Wilson

Practice your ability to draw and learn how to look and how to see an object so you can reconstruct it on paper combining various sketching techniques. Using pencils, pens, charcoals, and pastel, students will draw with shade and scale the pictures of their choice. Materials will be provided.

March 16, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Here with the Curator

Presented By: Pam Campanaro

Join exhibition curator Pam Campanaro will lead a walk through "You Are Here" as she discusses her role in organizing the exhibition, as well as each artist's connection to the show and the relevance of the exhibition in contemporary dialogue.

March 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Family Connections: Art Collaboration

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

This workshop will enable adult-child pairs to experience the joys of art-making, while collaborating with a family member. Warm up exercises, and fun techniques will enrich the process and promote connections.Partners will be invited to work individually, as well as collaboratively. Materials will be provided. For families with children ages 6-12

March 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Spring Classes Begin

March 28, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Newton Open Studios

April 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Newton Open Studios

April 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Early Registration for Summer Ends 4/11

April 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Opening Reception: Jasmine Chen

Jasmine Chen, an NAC student, will use the Holzwasser Gallery to create a large-scale installation based on self-portraiture. Growing up, her mother had her portrait taken every six months. Jasmine has recreated these images as paintings on fabric that investigate childhood, motherhood, and the passage of time.

April 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Patriot's Day - NO CLASSES

April 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Creative Process Submission Deadline

The Creative Process is the New Art Center’s annual student and faculty exhibition featuring work by artists of all ages. Anyone who makes art at NAC is encouraged to contribute a piece! Fill out the submission form here.

April 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Extreme Expression: Poetry & Painting

Presented By: John Murray

Try an approach to self-expression that is strenuous, exhilarating, exhausting, rewarding funny, and profound. Write a poem, read it, paint it, and spar intellectually, emotionally and artistically with other like-minded adventurers.

March 12, 3016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $55.00

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

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