Upcoming Events

Special Events

Teen Summer Programs Reunion

All the teens who were involved with the New Art Center's various summer art programs are invited back for a pizza party and reunion. Reunite with the friends you made, and bring back any work that you would like to include in the fall teen art exhibition! This is the last chance to bring in your work!

September 12, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

September 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Decoupage Workshop

Presented By: Katherine Miller

Decoupage is the art of decorating objects by using magazine cut outs and special papers. Learn traditional decoupage techniques as well as sophisticated approaches to design. This is a fresh take on decoupage for both advanced and beginning students. Bring your own boxes, furniture, trays, bottles or use one of our objects

September 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $65.00

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

Opening Reception: MCC Finalists & Fellows 2015

This exhibition showcases the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s 2015 awardees in craft, sculpture, installation and new genres. Artists include: Sachiko Akiyama, Stephanie Chubbuck, Leigh Craven, Angela Cunningham, Dana Filibert, Melissa Finelli, Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, Kelly Goff, Duncan Gowdy, Anne M. Lilly, Kristina W. Madsen, Warren E. Mather, Jennifer McCurdy, Lisa Nilsson, Amy Podmore, Samuel Rowlett, Sage Schmett, Patricia Shannon, Jenine Shereos & Deb Todd Wheeler

September 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Teen Art Exhibition Installation Day

Teen artists are invited to help curate and install their show. This is a great opportunity to learn, hands-on with exhibition professionals, how exhibitions are curated and installed. Come early to help with the layout, or come late to help with the installation.

September 19, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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

Opening Reception: Teen Art Exhibition 2015

September 20, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Yom Kippur - No PM Classes

September 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Yom Kippur - No Classes

September 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

MCC Support for Individual Artists: A Presentation

Presented By: Kelly Bennett & Dan Blask

September 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Seasonal Watercolor Cards

Presented By: Nancy Merrifield

Experiment with traditional and non-traditional watercolor techniques to paint colorful, cheerful greeting cards. Whether you have used watercolor paints before, or never picked up a brush - you will enjoy the open atmosphere of this workshop and take home many unique and whimsical cards.

October 1, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Paint Night

Presented By: Brent Ridge

October 1, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

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. The class will focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage. Students will work with a “wet-on-wet” approach using different surfaces and methods.

October 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Columbus Day Vacation Program

October 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Acrylic Paint Workshop

Presented By: Brent Ridge

Better and different than oil, acrylic paint yields a range of possibilities to open your paint expressions. Through demos and experimental exercises of color and textures, you will learn the basics of this medium. No materials required.

October 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Introduction To Food Illustration

Presented By: Dana Garczewski

Cezanne’s Kitchen Table, Caravaggios’s Basket with Fruit, there is a long history of food as inspiration for art. Students are invited to look beyond the quintessential still life and explore other ways to illustrate food. This workshop will examine a variety of concepts and techniques in food illustration. Students will be given time in class for experimentation and will be encouraged to incorporate their findings into their class projects. Classes are two Thursdays 10/15 and 10/22

October 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $95.00

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

Curator Workshop & COP Info Session

Presented By: Dina Deitsch, Loretta Park, and Lucy Baird

Artists and curators interested in applying for our Curatorial Opportunity Program are encouraged to attend a hands-on Curator Workshop & COP Info Session. Workshops feature presentations by accomplished curators about their projects and approaches to curating contemporary art, and invite participants to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

This workshop will feature curator Dina Deitsch and her student curators Lucy Wood Baird and Loretta Park. The panel will discuss their collaborative and artist curator approach as it relates to their recent exhibition, Bouncing in the Corner presented at §üb∫amsøn, which was conceived by Baird and Park. It was the first of two pop-up group shows organized by students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design as part of the spring 2015 Curatorial Practices Graduate Seminar taught by Deitsch. Bouncing in the Corner featured eleven artists whose work addresses the unique space—literal and metaphorical—inhabited by the corner.

Dina Deitsch is Director of Curatorial Projects at Cambridge + San Francisco-based GoodmanTaft, where she organizes artist commissions, publications, and public projects, and faculty in the graduate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Previously she was Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Williams College Museum of Art.

Lucy Baird holds a BA from Harvard University in Anthropology (2010) and BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago (2012). She is currently pursuing her MFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. Baird’s work has been included in shows at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Filter Chicago among others. She currently lives and works in Boston.

Loretta Park, also an MFA candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied visual arts and art history at Bowdoin College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011. Her work has been exhibited in Boston and around New England, as well as New York and New Jersey. Park tries to create work that is unapologetic and frank, while looking at other artists such as Jessica Stockholder and Elizabeth Murray for wisdom and inspiration. The idea of play is important for Park and she is always mindful of what Sol Lewitt once said: "Your work is not a high stakes, nail-biting professional challenge. It is a form of play. Lighten up and have fun with it."

October 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

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

Teen Art Exhibition Closing Reception

Couldn't make the opening or just want to see the show again? Join us for the closing reception!

October 16, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Drawing & Painting Pet Portraits-Demo/Workshop

Presented By: Katherine Miller

Discover how to sketch and paint your favorite pet or animal in a realistic or abstract way. Learn how to select the best source photo, and learn easy ways to sketch and transfer images to your canvas or paper. Using pencil, charcoal and/or acrylic paints, learn how to mix and layer color, shade, shape and dimensions to emulate fur, features of expression, whiskers, and other characteristics.

October 21, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

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

Exploring The Reduction Block Print-All Levels

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

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. 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.Class meets two Wednesdays. 10/21 and 10/28

October 21, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Arts Ball 2015 - A Feast for the Senses!

New Art Center Arts Ball 2015: A Feast for the Senses

New Art Center Arts Ball 2015 - A Feast for the Senses
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 6-11PM at NAC

Join us for our annual fall celebration of the arts and our community!

An evening of artful elegance:
Celebrate the five senses with your attire! Velvety vixens and Pucci-printed party-goers welcome! Be there with bells on or don your fringe and feathers!

Nourish:
Cocktails from 6-7PM, featuring music, mingling, and open bar
Dinner from 7-9PM featuring a gourmet, family-style feast by MAX Ultimate, open bar, video, and live auction

Entertain:
Dance Party from 8:30-11PM featuring open bar, delectables, dancing & raffle
Community Toast at 9:15PM
Raffle Drawing at 10:30PM

Indulge:
Take a chance on extravagant raffle items and experience packages valued at $500+ Throw your hat in the ring for any and all prizes that appeal to your senses!

October 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Ultimate Clay Pinching Technique

Presented By: Sayaka Rawizza

Using pinching skills, learn how to hand build hollowed objects in clay. Design and create clay forms from natural objects such as fruits, vegetables, animals, seashells or whatever you may choose. Class includes decoration techniques so you can personalize your objects and demonstrations of over glazing with China paint. All levels are welcome. Class meets two Thursdays 10/29 and 11/5.

October 29, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Fee: $120.00

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

Developing Color Palettes

Presented By: Dana Garczewski

Do you struggle when choosing colors for your work? Is your go-to palette getting a little stale? Learn some tips and tricks for developing creative palettes. Get ideas for seeking out color inspiration with confidence in your choices. There will be a brief discussion of color trends as well as an overview of Pantone color system.

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

Fee: $25.00

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

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, move around, and spar intellectually, emotionally and artistically with other like minded adventurers.

November 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $75.00

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

Veteran's Day Art Program

November 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

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

Paint Night

Presented By: Brent Ridge

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

Fee: $35.00

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

Wax For Painters-Demo

Presented By: Carol Odell

This workshop is for artists wishing to learn the process of encaustic (wax medium painting) or for those wishing to expand their experience with the medium. Demonstrations will cover techniques of making, mixing and applying encaustic colors, layering, etching, inlaying and graffito (building layers of different colors and scratching through the top layers to reveal the colors beneath). Bring your own paints & supplies, equipment will be provided.Fee is $80 for non MassWax members and $70 for MassWax members. Please call the office (617.964.3424) to receive MassWax member discount.

November 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $80.00

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

Seasonal Watercolor Cards

Presented By: Nancy Merrifield

Experiment with traditional and non-traditional watercolor techniques to paint colorful, cheerful greeting cards. Whether you have used watercolor paints before, or never picked up a brush - you will enjoy the open atmosphere of this workshop and take home many unique and whimsical cards.

November 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

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

Paint Night

Presented By: Brent Ridge

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

Fee: $35.00

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

NAC Closed for Thanksgiving 11/25-11/28

November 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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