Classes

CLASSES AND REGISTRATION

To register for any class or workshop, call Creative Ventures Gallery at 603-672-2500. We can accept Visa or Mastercard by phone. To pay by check, make your check out to Creative Ventures Gallery and mail it to 411 Nashua Street, Milford, NH 03055. Please note the class name, your mailing address, phone and email in your correspondence. As always a personal visit would accomplish everything.

Refund Policy:

Students are expected to pay for classes they attend either in advance or at time of class for walk-ins. Classes carry a 15% fee for cancellation with no refunds after 7 days prior to the first day of class. No refunds for no-shows. If a class is cancelled by the instructor, the payment will either be refunded or applied toward another class.  Neither refunds nor credits will be granted for sessions missed because of illness or events beyond our control. However, if a class is cancelled due to weather, it will be made up at the beginning of the next month. Teachers who teach multiple classes each week, may allow a student to makeup a missed class at a different day at the discretion of the instructor.

New Policy:

The Creative Ventures classroom is open anytime classes are not scheduled for artists to come in with their supplies to work.  Just check with us before you come. There will be a nominal fee off $5 per visit.

 

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

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SUNDAY – Pastel Painting Class – November 5-26 – 1pm – 3pm – Elizabeth Craumer – Dec 3-17

 

 

MONDAY  Closed

TUESDAY  Watercolor Painting Class – Nov 7-28 – 9:30am-12 noon or 1-3pm –  Emily Johnson – Dec 5-19

Introduction to Oil Painting – Nov 7-28 – 9:30am – 12:30pm – Karen Francis – Dec 5-19

♦ Adult Acrylic Painting Class  – Nov 7-28   1pm – 3pm Eileen Belanger – Dec 5-19

Teen and Adult Drawing – Nov 7-28  6pm – 8pm – Kristine Brock – Dec 5-19

WEDNESDAY Pastel Painting Class Nov 1-29 – 10am – 12noon – Elizabeth Craumer – Dec 6-20

 Creative Circle Time – 1-3pm

♦ Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – Nov 1-29 – 4:15pm – 6:15pm – Kristine Brock – Dec 6-20

 

 THURSDAY  Watercolor Painting Class  – Nov 2-16, 30 – 9:30am-12noon – Emily Johnson – Dec 7-21

Old Master Technique – TBA – 12 noon – 3pm – Emily Johnson 

Fundamentals of Drawing – Nov 1-16, 30 – 1pm – 3pm – Tami Sciola-Borelli – Dec 7-21

Abstract Drawing and Painting – Dec 7-21 – 4:30pm -6:30pm – Tracy Hayes – NEW TEACHER 

♦ Intro to Batik 3-Color Workshop – Nov 30/Dec 1/Dec  3 – 6:30pm -8:30pm – Laura Horne – NEW TEACHER 

 

 

 FRIDAY – Home School Art Class – Dec 1-22 – 10am – 12noon – Kristine Brock 

♦ Children and Teen Drawing Class – returning mid January 4:15pm – 5:45pm – Tami Sciola-Borelli 

 

 

 

SATURDAY – Clothed Figure Drawing Workshop – TBA – 10:30am – 12:30pm – Tami Sciola-Borelli – returning in January

Acrylic Painting –  restarting in January – 1pm – 4pm – Joan Tierney

Beginning Watercolor Workshop – coming on January 13 and 20 – 10am – 2:30pm with Emily Johnson.

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 Class Descriptions

♦♦♦ Pastel Painting class –  4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Elizabeth Craumer

Website: www.betsycraumerart.com

Cost: $80/ 60

Dates: Sunday,  November 5-26/ December 3-17

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 – 4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $80/ 60

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: Tuesday, November 7-28/ December 5-19

Times: 9:30am-12noon or 1pm – 3pm

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. 

♦♦♦ Introduction to Oil Painting  4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Karen Francis

Cost: $120/ 90

Date: Tuesdays, November 7-28/ December 5-19

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Age:Adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A basic oil painting class for beginners. The class will introduce students to the fundamental elements of oil painting techniques. Students will work from observation. Students will focus on learning color mixing, value, composition, and brush work to develop solid painting skills. This is a solvent free class. Prerequisite: some basic drawing experience.

Materials: Windsor Newton student Oil Paints – titanium white, yellow ochre, burnt umber, cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, phthalo green, ivory black, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, alizarin red permanent. Online Blick: #44 metal palette knife, Winsor Newton Winton hog bristle oil painting brushes: #2, 4, 6, 10 flat, #2 round, and #4,6 filbert. Medium: 8 ounce bottle of M.Graham walnut oil, Gamsol (solvent) by Gamblin. Optional – small bottle of safflower oil for cleaning  brushes. A paper palette pad 12×16, canvas boards or stretched  9 x 12 or 11 x 14, 2 small jars ,cotton rags, Viva paper towels, ruler, pencil, canvas paper, drawing compass, and small sketchpad.

 

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

Instructor: Eileen Belanger

Website: eileenbelanger.com

Cost: $80/ 60

Dates: Tuesday, November 7-28 /December 5-19

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 – 4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $80/60  (includes some materials)

Dates: Tuesday, November 7-28 / December 5-19

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)

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

Instructor: Elizabeth Craumer

Website: www.betsycraumerart.com

Cost: $100/ 60

Dates: Wednesday, November 1-29 / December 6-20

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)

♦♦♦ Creative Circle Time 

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 1-3pm

This is a free time to bring friends and socialize while knitting/crocheting/ or whatever in the Creative Ventures classroom, so get out your messy projects that need big flat table space! Need to get projects done for the holidays? Here is your space where you won’t be distracted by household needs.

 

♦♦♦ Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – 4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $80/ 60  (includes ALL materials)

Dates: Wednesday,  November 7-28 / December 6-20

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 –  4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $80/ 60

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: Thursdays, November 2-16, 30/ December 7-21

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. 

♦♦♦ Old Master Technique 4 weeks

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $80

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: Thursdays, TBA

Times: 12noon-3pm 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Old Master Technique of layering and glazing with egg medium and oils. Some painting experience necessary. Requires commitment of several months.

♦♦ Fundamentals of Drawing – 4 weeks – 3 weeks

Instructor: Tami Scoila-Borelli

Cost: $80/60

Dates: Thursday, November 2-16, 30/ December 7-21

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 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)

 ♦♦♦ Abstract Drawing and Painting Class – 3 weeks

 Instructor: Tracy Hayes

Website: Tracyhayesartist.com

Cost: $60 (includes all materials except canvas)

Dates: Thursday, December 7-21

Times: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Ages: 16 to adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explore non-traditional applications of paint and drawing media, through color, line and texture.  An overview of techniques used by notable abstract artists will be introduced.  Goal is to build language and understanding of options, to aid in taking steps towards the creation of unique work. Emphasis will be on personal mark-making moving towards authentic self-expression. Please bring 11×14 canvases to class.

♦♦♦ Intro to Batik 3-Color Workshop 

Instructor: Laura Horne

Facebook Page: Belle Batique

Cost: $40 with $10 material fee due teacher

Dates: Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 3

Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm/ 6:30pm-7:30pm/ 1pm – 2pm

Ages: teen thru adult

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, we’ll explore the ancient Javanese art of batik. In this fun and fascinating art form, wax is painted on or otherwise applied to the fabric. The wax acts as a resist against the later dyes, creating spaces in the original color. The process is repeated with the wax holding the color of the first color when it goes into the next dye bath and so on. When finished, the wax is removed from the fabric. At this time, the design is revealed, always a magical moment! the wax leaves a crackle effect giving the batik its distinctive look.

♦♦♦ Home School Art Class – 3 weeks -4 weeks

Instructor: Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

Cost: $60/ 80 (includes all materials) 

Dates: Fridays,  November 3-17/ December 1-22

Time: 10am – 12noon

Ages: 8-15

CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this class students will work on painting, drawing, perspective, composition and color theory. We will work in pencils, colored pencils, acrylics, pastels and charcoals. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Beginners to intermediate levels. 

 

♦♦♦ Children and Teens Drawing Class  

Instructor: Tami Sciola-Borelli

Cost: $

Dates:  Fridays, returning mid January

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)

♦♦♦ Acrylic Painting  

Instructor: Joan Tierney

Follow on Facebook: Joan Tierney art

Cost: $ 

Date: Saturdays, returning in January

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Ages: teen to adult

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We will begin with still life setups to learn color mixing and handling of acrylic paints.  I will demonstrate initially and subsequently you can use any reference to paint from. A photo you have taken yourself is always good! This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Supply list will be provided by instructor. Beginners to intermediate levels. 

♦♦♦ Zentangle Workshop 

Instructor: Christine Keenan

Cost: $50 with $20 due teacher for materials

Date: Saturday, TBA

Time: 10am – 4pm

Ages: teen to adult

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Relax, refresh, renew and get inspired. Let me introduce you to the benefits of Zentangle and discover the qualities of this meditative art form. Anything is possible one stroke at a time. We will start the day learning the basics and benefits of Zentangle, then apply what you’ve learned to adding beautiful patterns on a pumpkin or gourd that you will be proud of. Even if you feel challenged to draw a stick figure, you can learn Zentangle and create beautiful art. Join me and try something new!

 

♦♦♦ Clothed Figure Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Tami Sciola-Borelli

Cost: $20 plus maximum of $10 model fee 

Dates: Saturday, returning in January

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, 10/18 with $10 deposit.  Class needs at least 3 students to run.  Otherwise class will be cancelled on Thursday 10/19 and a refund of the $10 given.

♦♦♦ Reindeer Applique Two-Day Quilting Workshop – NEW INSTRUCTOR

Instructor: Ruth Glennon

Cost: $20 each with $10 material fee each due instructor (kit)

Dates: Saturdays, TBA

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Ages: adult

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Learn to machine applique a reindeer using fusible web with satin or buttonhole stitch around the reindeer. In the first session, you will finish one reindeer block (top layer of a quilt). You may choose to go home and spend the next two weeks putting together more blocks and then bring them back to learn how to quilt them into a wall hanging or small quilt.

Needed for class: sewing machine with a zigzag or buttonhole stitch capability, black, red, and green thread, scissors (fabric and paper), pencil.

Kit for $10 includes: background fabric, reindeer fabric, green for holly, red for berries, fusible web, black and white floss.

If you don’t buy a kit, you will need to bring: 13″ square background fabric (white is good), 11″ square for reindeer, 3 2″ green squares (can be different or the same for holly), 2″ red square for berries, black and white floss for hand embroidering eyes and nose, matching thread for reindeer fusible web.

 

♦♦♦ Watercolor Painting Workshop  – upcoming in January

Instructor: Emily Johnson

Cost: $50

Ages: Teen to Adult

Dates: SaturdayJanuary 13 or 20

Times: 10am-2:30pm

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This is designed for the beginner watercolorist. We will spend the morning learning color theory and creating color charts and learning about perspective. The afternoon will be painting with your new knowledge. We need a minumum of three students with a maximum of 5 so it will be small class learning environment. You will leave with a completed painting. Get ready for some directed learning! All materials and paper will be supplied.  Bring a lunch and drinks.

 

 

 

♦♦♦ 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!