Classes

CLASSES AND REGISTRATION

To register for any class, call Creative Ventures Gallery at 603-672-2500. We accept Visa or Mastercard by phone. To pay by check, make your check out to Creative Ventures Gallery and mail it to 28 Route 101A, Amherst NH 03031. Please note the class name, your mailing address, phone and email in your correspondence. As always a personal visit would accomplish everything.

Classes Listed by the Day –  Next month’s information will be in red

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SUNDAY – Pastel Painting Class August 13 – 27 1pm – 3pm – Elizabeth Craumer – September 10-24

 

MONDAY  Closed

 

TUESDAY  Watercolor Painting Class – August 1-29 – 9:30am – 12 noon – Emily Johnson – September 12-26

 ♦ Adult Acrylic Painting Class  – August 8-29   1pm – 3pm Eileen Belanger  – September 12-26

 Teen and Adult Drawing – August 1-29  6pm – 8pm – Kristine Brock – September 12-26  

WEDNESDAY Pastel Painting Class – August 2-30 – 10am – 12noon – Elizabeth Craumer – September 13-27

 ♦ Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – August 2-30 – 4:15pm – 6:15pm – Kristine Brock – September 13-27

 

 THURSDAY  Watercolor Painting Class  – August 3-31 – 10am-12noon – Emily Johnson – September 14-28

Fundamentals of Drawing September 14-28 – 1pm – 3pm – Tami Sciola-Borelli 

Anime Self Portrait Workshop September  21 – 6pm – 8pm – Kristine Brock 

 

 

 FRIDAY – Children and Teen Drawing Class September 15-29 4:15pm – 5:45pm – Tami Sciola-Borelli

 

SATURDAY – Explore Color and Objects on Canvas with Kids August 12 + 26 – 10am – 12 noon – Teresa Moler

 

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 Class Descriptions

♦♦♦ Pastel Painting class –  3 weeks 

Instructor: Elizabeth Craumer

Website: www.betsycraumerart.com

Cost: $6

Dates: Sunday, August 13-27, September 10-24

Time: 1-3pm

Ages: Adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to apply color using pastel as a dry painting medium or someone who just wants to broaden their knowledge of pastels. We will go over how to set yourself up for the best success in the medium. We will explore how to simplify the complexities of landscapes and at the same time learn how to create form. Topics will include – pastel application, composition, value, atmospheric perspective, color and more. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Having prior drawing skills is an important place to start. Material list will be provided by the instructor.

Drop in fee is $25. (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

 Watercolor Painting Class – 5 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $100 / $60

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: Tuesday, August 1-29, September 12-26

Times: 9:30am-12noon 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: I will be using my many years experience in this field and these classes will use a recipe that will enable you to learn a little about everything.  Although a sound foundation is necessary, this method will peak your interest and keep painting a fun thing for you to do.  You will learn as much as you are willing to reach for. We will explore color, perspective and most importantly how to get your vision onto watercolor paper. Our classes will be small to insure hands on time.  All students will be working on different paintings that will also broaden your experience. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Some supplies will be available. Supply list will be provided by instructor. Beginners to intermediate levels. 

♦♦♦ Acrylic Painting Class – 4 weeks/ 3 weeks 

Instructor: Eileen Belanger

Website: eileenbelanger.com

Cost: $80 / $60

Dates: Tuesday, August 8-29, September 12-26

Times: 1pm – 3pm

Ages: adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Can’t draw a straight line? Come to my class and learn how to express your individuality. You will compete a painting based on your reference photo, no matter what the style.  All levels welcome.  You might want to design a painting that can be printed as a holiday card. I am willing to share all that I know during a relaxing and fun afternoon.  This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. All levels are welcome.  Supply list will be provided by the instructor.

$25 per class – walk-in:  (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

♦♦♦ Teen and Adult Drawing – 5 weeks /3 weeks

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $100 / $60 (includes some materials)

Dates: Tuesday, August 1-29/ September 12-26

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Ages: Teen and Adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Did you stop expressing yourself through drawings back in grade school? Do you lack the confidence to embark in a drawing project? This course is for you! In this class, students will learn and practice the drawing process. Fun and confidence is the emphasis as you learn to draw and build essential skills. We will be working from still life and photographs. The fundamentals of drawing will be the focus as we work on perspective, shading, blending, design and composition. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. A basic supply list will be provided at the first class.

$20 per class – walk-in: (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

♦♦♦ Oil Painting for All  – 4 weeks

Instructor: Beaman Cole

Website: colestudio.com

Cost:  $120

Dates: Tuesday, September 5-24

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Ages: adults

COURSE DESCRIPTION: These lessons will be geared for the novice to the expert. A lecture will be given to cover a basic concept each week. Advanced artists can paint independently with assistance and critique from the instructor. Wherever you are in your painting journey, we can help you improve.

♦♦♦ Pastel Painting class – 5 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Elizabeth Craumer

Website: www.betsycraumerart.com

Cost: $100 / $60 

Dates: Wednesday, August 2-30, September 13-27

Time: 10am-12noon

Ages: Adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to apply color using pastel as a dry painting medium or someone who just wants to broaden their knowledge of pastels. We will go over how to set yourself up for the best success in the medium. We will explore how to simplify the complexities of landscapes and at the same time learn how to create form. Topics will include – pastel application, composition, value, atmospheric perspective, color and more. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Having prior drawing skills is an important place to start. Material list will be provided by the instructor.

Drop-in fee is $25. (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

♦♦♦ Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – 5 weeks /3 weeks

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $100 /$60 (includes ALL materials)

Dates: Wednesday, August 2-30 / September 13-27

Time: 4:15pm – 6:15pm

Ages: 10-16

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Do you like to paint or wish you could paint? This is the course for you! In this class students will learn the fundamentals of painting. The emphasis is on creativity and fun! Brush technique, blending, shading, color theory, drawing, design and composition are some of the skills we will develop and practice. Artists will learn to work with watercolors, acrylics, water soluble oils and watercolor pencils. This class is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.

$20 per class – walk-in: (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

♦♦♦ Watercolor Painting Class –  5 weeks / 3 weeks

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $100 / $60

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: Thursdays, August 3-31, September 14-28

Times: 10am-12noon 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: I will be using my many years experience in this field and these classes will use a recipe that will enable you to learn a little about everything.  Although a sound foundation is necessary, this method will peak your interest and keep painting a fun thing for you to do.  You will learn as much as you are willing to reach for. We will explore color, perspective and most importantly how to get your vision onto watercolor paper. Our classes will be small to insure hands on time.  All students will be working on different paintings that will also broaden your experience. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Some supplies will be available. Supply list will be provided by instructor. Beginners to intermediate levels. 

♦♦ Fundamentals of Drawing – 3 weeks 

Instructor: Tami Scoila-Borelli

Cost: $60

Dates: Thursday, September 14-28

Time: 1pm – 3pm 

Ages: 14 – adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn how to draw or fine tune your existing drawing skills! In this class, we will focus on basic techniques and concepts used to develop good drawing skills.  Working from still life and photographs in all kinds of subjects, we’ll explore the use of light, shadow, blending and contrast that will bring your artwork to life.  Lessons in composition and perspective will also be incorporated into our weekly class.  Think you can’t draw?  Drawing is a learned skill and this class will teach you how! This class is suitable for both beginners AND intermediate levels.

$22 per class – walk-in:  (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

♦♦♦ Anime Self Portrait Workshop

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $20 (includes ALL materials)

Dates: Thursday, September 21

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Ages: 10-13

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Students will create a self-portrait in their likeness in  the style of Anime. Drawing and design techniques, and perspective will be shown. The students will work with color pencils, illustration markers, and micron  pens.
Here is her example:
Kristine brock anime sample

♦♦♦ Children and Teens Drawing Class – 3 weeks 

Instructor: Tami Sciola-Borelli

Cost: $50 

Dates:  Friday, September 15-29

Time: 4:15-5:45pm 

Ages: 9 – 16

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We’ll use a variety of drawing media in this class to create artwork in all kinds of subjects including nature, animals, people, and still life!  Using the basic elements of composition, shading, and blending, we’ll work with different subjects and different drawing media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, and pen & ink.  We’ll explore different styles of drawing, too, while working from life, photographs, and imagination!

All levels are welcome and encouraged! Some supplies will be available.  Suggested supplies include a drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger, a few drawing pencils, and an eraser.

$18 per class – walk-in: (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availability)

 ♦♦♦ Explore Color and Objects on Canvas with Kids  

Instructor: Teresa Moler

Cost: $30 with $5 due the instructor as a material fee

Dates: Saturday, August 12 + 26 

Time: 10am – 12noon

Ages: 6+

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Teresa Moler, a long time, well known Nashua puppeteer, added painting to her skills in 1990. She will teach a class to your children based on the mixed media technique. Children can bring in a canvas of their choosing to work on.   We will start putting acrylic colors on it; then add paper products, yarn, lace, or other objects. Let your child search around your house(inside and outside) to find other found objects (with your approval) they might be able to use in their painting.  Do they see an animal or something else in the painting?   Do they just see a design?  If they want to paint the animal or outline the object, they can just add more colors. It will end up as a canvas with different colors and objects on it. Bringing a smock is an option. It is the child, who created the final product, Teresa will help them see the possibilities.

Drop-ins are welcome at $15 with a material fee of $3 due to the instructor.  (Please call a few days ahead to confirm class availablilty)

♦♦♦ Clothed Figure Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Tami Sciola-Borelli

Cost: $20 plus $10 model fee payable to instructor

Dates: Saturday, September 30 

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: teen through adult

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of figure drawing or brush up on your current figure-drawing skills!  This class will present a clothed model taking quick poses, short poses, and longer poses all designed for the student to practice gesture, movement, and proportion on the clothed human figure.  Class is suitable for older teens as well as adults who have prior basic drawing experience.

Pre-registration required with $10 deposit (in case of-no-show, we’ll still have to pay the model).  Must register by Wednesday, 9/27 with $10 deposit.  Class needs at least 3 students to run.  Otherwise class will be cancelled on Thursday 9/28 and a refund of the $10 given.

♦♦♦ Mixed Media Workshop 

Instructor: Christine Keenan

Cost: $35 with $10 due teacher for materials

Date: Saturday, TBA

Time: 1pm – 3:30pm

Ages: adult

Christine K - NH stateChristine K - mooseWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Get your wild on and let go…using paints, papers, inks and stencils to create a unique colorful mixed media piece that will impress yourself.  Be ready to have some fun and get a little messy.  You will have a choice to make a moose, octopus or map of New Hampshire (please make selection when you sign up as stencils need to be made ahead of time) You will leave this 2 ½ hour workshop with your work matted and ready to show off.   WARNING -Prepare to have fun!