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MCC Literary Fellows Reading Event

Hear the award winning work of this year's Mass. Cultural Council Artist Fellows from the categories of Poetry and Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction.

September 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Special Performance by Candice Salyers

Mass. Cultural Council Choreography Fellow Candice Salyers will do a live performance as part of the 2016 MCC Artist Fellows exhibition on view in the main gallery.

September 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Opening Reception: Pathways to Abstraction

Join NAC students Irwin E. Thompson and Ingrid Scheibler to celebrate their Holzwasser Gallery exhibition 'Pathways to Abstraction.'

September 30, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah - NO CLASSES 10/3

October 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Watercolor with Confidence

Presented By: Katherine Miller

This workshop will offer explanations of techniques and materials used in watercolor painting, including brushstroke, papers and palettes. Teacher demonstrations will introduce students to the strengths and advantages of the medium. Students will incorporate new teachings, as well as personal style and vision, into their pieces. Materials not provided.
2 Wednesdays, 10/6 & 10/131

Register HERE.

October 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $75.00

Columbus Day Art Program - No Regular Classes

School's out - Come spend the day with us making art and new friends!
2D, 3D, Clay, and Crafts -- Students can choose their favorite medium, or try them all in one day! Participants will experience various art-making techniques and explore art on view in our art galleries. The day will be packed with possibilities to explore creativity, artistic skills and most importantly, have lots of fun while making some awesome artwork.

9AM-4PM, Grades K-6
Register HERE.

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

Yom Kippur - NO CLASSES 10/11 & 10/12

October 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Yom Kippur - NO CLASSES 10/11 & 10/12

October 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Workshop: The Intimacy of Memory

NAC student Nancy Marks and her collaborator, Annie Brewster MD, invite the NAC community to honor loved ones lost in the opioid epidemic, and challenge viewers to rethink the narrative surrounding stigmatized deaths. First, a free workshop invites participants to bring photographs and mementos to inspire and create artwork. These pieces, along with images and audio recordings of participants’ stories will build the exhibition. The reception will feature a discussion aimed at reshaping how we think about those affected by this crisis.
To register, please contact Casey Curry

October 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Silverpoint Drawing

Presented By: Jeanne Gugino

Silverpoint was a tool used by ancient scribes for writing and keeping records. Draughtsman such as Leonard da Vinci popularized the method during Renaissance. With the advent of graphite, the use of silverpoint was largely abandoned. The process has been revisited and is now enjoying a comeback. This workshop will include drawing, preparing surfaces and looking at contemporary works. All levels. Materials will be provided.

Register HERE

October 19, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $45.00

Mixed Media Collage

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

Embrace the change in season by experimenting with autumnal colors and textures. 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. Materials will be provided.
2 Wednesdays, 10/19 & 10/26

Register HERE.

October 19, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $115.00

Painting: Realism To Abstraction

Presented By: Michael Wilson

Work in oil or acrylic paint and learn how artists of the modern era have used realism as a starting point to explore unique ways of interpreting the world. Look at works by master painters, explore composition, brushwork and color relationships, and learn to build interactive shapes and forms. Individual attention will allow students of all levels to advance at their own pace. Teacher demos will be included. Materials not provided.

Register HERE

October 19, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

Personal Expression through Abstraction

Presented By: Katherine Miller

Examine creativity and personal expression in this two-session painting workshop. Be inspired and identify your personal approach to art-making. Exercises and group critiques will guide students to focus on unique strengths and styles. Individualized instruction will help students become confident in using their talents to continue a self-discovery process. Materials not provided.
2 Thursdays, 10/20 & 10/27

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October 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

Cut and Paste

Presented By: Brent Ridge

In the land of collage, simple household items like paper, markers, crayons, and found items can spark the imagination! Using an idea of collage inspired by a contemporary take on the tradition, this workshop will explore the juxtaposition of patterns and images, using a mixed-media approach to create forms using additive techniques of glue and paint. Students may bring their own printed matter and found items, or use the supplied imagery. Materials will be provided.

Register HERE.

October 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

Palette2Palate Prep - NO CLASSES 10/21 & 10/22

October 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Palette 2 Palate Dinner & Auction

Join the New Art Center for an evening to celebrate art & our community!
Honoring Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and featuring artwork and special performances by Massachusetts Cultural Council's 2016 Artist Fellows
Live Auction with a chance to win amazing items
Delicious catering by MAX Ultimate
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October 22, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Opening Reception: Obstacle Course

Presented By: Cathy McLaurin & Courtney McClellan

'Obstacle Course' is a Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition curated by Cathy McLaurin & Courtney McClellan. This exhibition performs, examines and critiques collaboration in contemporary art making. Artists and viewers alike advise, adapt, demand, play, teach, listen and translate. With drawing, sculpture, photography, video, writing, and performance, the exhibition complicates utopian ideas about working together, and examines the offerings and challenges of collaborative and delegated making.

October 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

'Obstacle Course' Performance Day

Obstacle Course performs, examines and critiques collaboration in contemporary art making. Artists and viewers alike advise, adapt, demand, play, teach, listen and translate. With drawing, sculpture, photography, video, writing, and performance, the exhibition complicates utopian ideas about working together, and examines the offerings and challenges of collaborative and delegated making.

October 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Art of Marbling

Presented By: Cristina Hajosy

In this five session workshop, explore the wide world of marbling techniques! Students will learn that the contemporary marbling scene covers so much more than just paper. Projects to include marbling on paper lanterns, unfinished wooden objects, terracotta and several types of fabrics. Beautiful swirls and mottled patterns in bright colors will transform the surfaces into unique works of art. No previous experience needed. Materials will be provided.
5 Wednesdays, 11/2-12/7

Register HERE.

November 2, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Fee: $285.00

Small Collage, Big Impression

Presented By: Sarah Kahn

Learn basic techniques for creating “Raw Material” with paint, stamps, paper-peeling, etc., then use these pieces to create tiny mixed media collage gems. Materials will be provided.

Register HERE.

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

Fee: $65.00

Gesture Drawing

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Draw from a live model using the process of gesture drawing (rapid execution). Charcoal, pastel and graphite will be provided to practice mark making and gestural techniques to create a sense of movement in their compositions. Materials will be provided.

Register HERE.

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

Fee: $55.00

Reception & Discussion: The Intimacy of Memory

Presented By: Nancy Marks & Annie Brewster

NAC student Nancy Marks and her collaborator, Annie Brewster MD, invite the NAC community to honor loved ones lost in the opioid epidemic, and challenge viewers to rethink the narrative surrounding stigmatized deaths. First, a free workshop invites participants to bring photographs and mementos to inspire and create artwork. These pieces, along with images and audio recordings of participants’ stories will build the exhibition. The reception will feature a discussion aimed at reshaping how we think about those affected by this crisis.

November 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Veteran's Day Art Program - No Regular Classes

School's out - Come spend the day with us making art and new friends!
2D, 3D, Clay, and Crafts -- Students can choose their favorite medium, or try them all in one day! Participants will experience various art-making techniques and explore art on view in our art galleries. The day will be packed with possibilities to explore creativity, artistic skills and most importantly, have lots of fun while making some awesome artwork.

9AM-4PM, Grades K-6
Register HERE.

November 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drawing & Painting The Figure and Beyond (Nov.)

Presented By: Robert Siegelman

Work from a live model and discover new ways to approach art making. Experiment with drawing and/or painting 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. Have fun in an encouraging environment, while being introduced to new challenges. Materials not provided.(2 Sessions, 11/12 and 11/19)

Register for BOTH Saturdays HERE ($250).
Register for Saturday 11/12 only HERE ($130).
Register for Saturday 11/19 only HERE ($130).

November 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $250.00

Drawing & Painting the Figure and Beyond (Dec.)

Presented By: Robert Siegelman

Work from a live model and discover new ways to approach art making. Experiment with drawing and/or painting 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. Have fun in an encouraging environment, while being introduced to new challenges. Materials not provided.(2 Sessions, 12/10 and 12/11)

Register for BOTH Saturday & Sunday HERE ($250).
Register for Saturday 12/10 only HERE ($130).
Register for Sunday 12/11 only HERE ($130).

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

Fee: $250.00

Last Day of Regular Fall Classes

December 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Make-Up Week 12/12-12/17

December 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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