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Special Events

Artist Talks

Talking About Matisse

Presented By: John Murray

Join us for this informal conversation about one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. John Murray will talk about Matisse's innovative styles, and how he altered the course of modern art and still affects young generations of artists.

March 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $20.00

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

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.

Adult Workshops

Paul Klee Days - Mixed Media Workshop

Presented By: Carol Blackwell

Inspired by Paul Klee's dancing lines, melodic colors, and use of materials, students will work with printmaking, collage, painting, and drawing. All materials will be provided including paint, pastel, charcoal, and more. Bring your own lunch.

March 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Exploring the Reduction Block Print

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

2 Thursdays, 3/12 & 3/19. Reduction block printmaking,often credited to Pablo Picasso, results in unique, multi-colored prints. Learn or improve your skills, using styrofoam plates and Akua water soluble inks to create a series of prints. The styrofoam blocks will be incised with different engraving tools and sections will be removed with stencil knives and scissors. The results are incredibly beautiful, colorful and mysterious.

March 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Terms & Early Registration Deadlines

Spring Term Early Registration Deadline

March 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Summer Vacation Programs Early Registration Deadline

April 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Thursday Nights @ NAC

Figure Drawing Night

For those who always wanted to try to draw the human body or for those who want to practice more, this is the perfect chance. This workshop will have a live nude model so you can sketch, learn, or improve figure drawing techniques.

March 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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.

March 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Printmaking with a Press Night

This is a super fun way to be introduced to an etching press. Using organic materials such as egg shells, leaves, recycled flat materials, plus stencils and paints, create your design and roll into the press. You will be amazed with what comes out on the other side! Use the same template to print it over, or add new items to finish your artwork. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

March 19, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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.

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.

Art + Business Circle

Art+Business; "Publicity: Free and Inexpensive Ways to Grab the Public’s Attention"

Presented By: Debbie Hagan

"Publicity: Free and Inexpensive Ways to Grab the Public’s Attention" with Debbie Hagan of Art New England, an Art + Business Circle event is part of our new Art + Business Circle forum series.

Believe it or not, the media is really interested in you and your artwork. But it’s up to you to get the timing right, notify the right editors, and offer the information and tools that editors want, when they need them. In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll go over the list of items you’ll need to launch your publicity campaign. We’ll discuss tips for gaining online and print exposure, how to write news releases and an artist statement, photo requirements for the media and much more. Bring questions as there will be time for class discussion.

About the Presenter:
Debbie Hagan is editor-in-chief of Art New England and has been a contributing writer since 1996. For more than thirty years, Hagan has been involved in the fine arts field, as marketing director of Danforth Art, associate editor of DÉCOR magazine, editor-in-chief of Preview art magazine, and as show manager of Arexpo NY & LA.

Hagan received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and has published hundreds of articles and essays for such publications as Boston Globe Magazine, American Style, Robb Report, Artists Magazine, Brain, Child, and many others. She is an adjunct writing professor at New Hampshire Institute of Art and book reviews editor for Brevity online literary magazine. She is also the author of Against the Tide (Hamilton Books, 2004).

March 4, 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: 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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