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DISCOVERY WITH CLAY with Peter Flister (Beginners to Intermediate) 
WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
FA17-C01   Fall Session 1 - September 6 - November 1 (8 Classes)   No Class October 11  
FA17-C02   Fall Session 2 - November 15 - January 10 (8 Classes)    No class December 27

Society Member: $263 Non-Member: $308 Fee includes clay, glazes, firing 

Focus on a combination of hand-building and throwing on wheel, as well as mastering glazing techniques. Excellent facilities and individual instruction by a professional studio potter. Please inquire about openings. Maximum # of Students: 10 

TEEN POTTERY with Lynne Fisher (All Levels Welcomed) 
THURSDAYS 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

FA17-C03   Fall Session 1 - September 14 - November 9  (No Class September 21) FA17-C04   Fall Session 2 - November 16 - January 18  (No Class November 23 & December 28)
 
Junior Member $263 Fee includes clay, glazes, firing
 
Focus on both wheel and hand-building techniques, as well as decorating and glazing high fire stoneware.  Classes are for 7th through 12th graders and all instruction is individualized from beginner to advanced. Please inquire about openings and Junior Membership at 781-862-9696. Lynne will take names for a waiting list. Junior Membership is required. A student tool kit is recommended at a cost of $15. Maximum # of Students: 10 

CERAMICS FOR ADULTS with Bet Lee (All Levels Welcomed) 
SATURDAYS 8:30am - 11:30am 

FA17-C05   Fall Session 1 - September 16 - November 4 (8 Classes) FA17-C06   Fall Session 2 - November 18 - January 6 (8 Classes)

Member: $263 Non-Member: $308 Fee includes clay, glazes, firing 

In this class, under Bet’s guidance, students will focus on producing quality functional ware and creative sculptural pieces. Primary methods used will be throwing and hand building, as well as, concentrating on various techniques for finishing clay surfaces. In addition, depending on class interest, there will be the opportunity to explore mixed media projects, and to learn to do raku firings. Students are advised to bring the following tools to class: pin tool, cut off wire, basic wood tools, sponge and towel, apron. These items can be purchased at Playtime in Arlington, Portland Ceramics in Braintree, and other online sites. Maximum # of Students: 10 

POTTERY CLASS with Sayaka Rawizza (All Levels Welcomed) 
WEDNESDAYS 9:15am – 12:15pm 
FA17-C07 
September 6 – November 29 (No Class November 22) (12 Classes) 
Maximum # of Students: 10 
This pottery class is for students of all levels who are interested in both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. There will be step-by-step demonstrations and projects for beginners and new inspiring projects for more experienced potters.  Member: $377 Non-Member: $422 Fee includes clay, glazes, firing 

METAL CLAY OPEN STUDIO with Michela Verani (Beginner to Advanced) 
MONDAYS 10:00am – 2:00pm 

FA17-M01   August 21 - October 16 (8 Classes)  (No Class September 4) FA17-M02   October 30 - December 18 (8 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: $234* Society Member: $264* Non-Member: $309* 
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees 

Metal Clay is a relatively new product. It consists of microscopic particles of metal in a moist organic binder. It is pliable like clay and is then fired in a kiln to burn off the binder and fuse the particles into a solid piece of metal. In this metal clay open studio, projects will be presented that allow a beginning student to acquire 
the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to work in metal clay. The projects presented will also have versions that need an extra level of skills, allowing intermediate and advanced metal clay students to learn along with the beginner students. Some project examples include hollow forms, made as simple 2-piece 
hollow forms for beginning students and complex multilevel hollow forms for intermediate and advanced students. Maximum # of Students: 10 

METALSMITHING with Joy Raskin (Intermediate - Advanced) 
WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm 
FA17-M11 
September 20 – November 29 (10 classes) (No Class November 22) 
Metalworkers Guild Member: $215* Society Member: $ 245* Non-Member: $290* 
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees 

 This class is more of a directed open studio class, so that students can work on their own projects. Demos will be given at students’ requests, and stone setting will be a big part of this class. We will focus mainly on improving soldering skills, stone setting styles and working on designing. Basic jewelry making skills are required for this class. 


JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING with Liz Check (Intermediate - Advanced) 
6:30pm – 9:30pm 
THURSDAYS 
FA17-M09 
September 7 – November 9 (10 Classes) 
Metalworkers Guild Member: $215* Society Member: $ 245* Non-Member: $290* 
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees 

Intermediate adult students will be instructed in improving craftsmanship in metalsmithing techniques including: sawing, filing, hammering, forming, sanding, surface embellishment, soldering, chain-making, bezel setting, etching, keum-boo, finishing and polishing. Demonstrations will be provided for all techniques and for proper use of tools, including flexible shaft, rolling mill and buffing machine. Instructor will assist students in project development to incorporate techniques learned. Students are encouraged to bring design ideas and pictures to class. Maximum # of Students: 10 

ENAMELING with Kara Hickey (Beginner - Intermediate) 
MONDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm 
FA17-M03 
September 18 – November 27 (10 classes) 
(No Class October 9) 
Metalworkers Guild Member: $215* Society Member: $245* Non-Member: $290* 
* Fee includes lab & administrative fees 

This class is an introduction to various styles of enameling techniques. We will start by enameling on copper using opaque colors. As the class progresses, we will advance to using transparent enamels on fine silver. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and creativity though out the learning process. Metalworking experience is required for this class. 

Maximum # of students 10 

INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO with Laurie Savage (Intermediate - Advanced) 
This is an opportunity for adult students to work on independent projects. Answers to questions and guidance from the instructor will be based on the needs and interests of the students. Laurie also has great bench tips to help students create successful projects. (Non-Guild Members must get the instructor’s approval to take this class. Contact the LACS Office at (781-862-9696) Maximum # of students: 10 

PACKAGE OF 4 CLASSES 10:00am – 3:00pm 
TUESDAY CLASSES THURSDAY CLASSES 

FA17-M04   Sept 26, Oct 3, Nov 14, Dec 5 FA17-M05   Sept 21, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7
Metalworkers Guild Member: $192 Society Member: $212 Non-Member: $247 

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS 10:00am – 5:00pm 
FA17-M06 SUNDAY Sept 24 FA17-M07 SATURDAY Oct 7 FA17-M08    SATURDAY Nov 18  
Metalworkers Guild Member: $66 Society Member: $72 Non-Member: $87

MAKING WAX MODELS with Theresa Carmichael (Beginner – Advanced) 
THURSDAYS 6:30pm – 9:30pm 
FA17-M10 
January 11 – February 22 (7 Classes) 
Metalworkers Guild Member: $154 Society Member: $184 Non-Member: $229 
Maximum # of Students: 10 
The lost wax casting process also known as cire perdue has been used for centuries to transform wax into jewelry that cannot easily be made in sheet metal. This class is an opportunity to finish projects or improve your skills in every aspect of wax model making, from carving, lathe work, additive processes and making settings for unusual shaped stones. There will be a $20. Material fee payable to the instructor. 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Sue Nordhausen 
MONDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm 
FA17-P01 
September 11 – November 13 (No Class October 16, October 23) (8 Classes) 
Experienced watercolor teacher Sue Nordhausen’s classes are both welcoming and enriching for either the novice or experienced watercolor enthusiast. Students are encouraged, when composing a scene from reference material, to interpret rather than copy, and thus enhance what is seen in nature. Emphasis is placed on the use of value to draw the eye to the center of interest. Students are also taught how to mix rich colors directly on the paper, as well as how to handle the layering of colors in the glazing technique. Each class begins with a demonstration, and a class goal, and then each student is free to decide how to proceed. 

Individual consultation is provided to support each student’s endeavors. Maximum # of Students: 12  
Painters Guild Member: $211 Society Member: $226 Non-Member: $257 

ACRYLIC PAINTING with Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA (All Levels) 
TUESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm 
FA17-P02 
September 12 – November 14 (10 classes) (No Class October 17) 
Experience the magic and versatility of this fast drying medium. Through demonstrations and one-on-one critiques, Maris will bring out the best in each student. Color mixing, brush work and composition will be emphasized, using imagination and reference materials of your choice. Oil painters are welcomed. 
Painters Guild Member: $298 Society Member: $308 Non-Member: $338 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING with D’Ann Brownrigg (All Levels, Beginners Welcomed) 
TUESDAYS 12:30pm - 3:00pm 
FA17-P03 
September 5 – October 31 (8 Classes) (No Class October 17) 
Learn to relax and focus on enjoying the joining of water and paint on paper to produce colorful, lively, transparent paintings. Paint a subject that interests you in a way that reflects your own personality. Still lifes and reference photos are available or bring your own reference material. We discuss basic techniques and design strategies and usually start each class with a short demo. Students new to watercolor painting will be provided with painting supplies for the first few classes to introduce them to the supplies recommended by the instructor. 
Painters Guild Member: $198 Society Member: $213 Non-Member: $258 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

AIR BRUSHING/A REMARKABLE STYLE OF PAINTING with Rob Butler 
TWO DAY INTENSIVE 
MONDAYS 6:30 – 8:00 
FA17-PO4 
September 11 & 18 
Lifelong teacher and artist Robert Butler will guide students in the fundamental through advanced techniques of painting in the versatile and unique medium of the airbrush. Whether you want to paint murals , pottery, restore miniatures and antiques, custom paint clothing , your fingernails or paint HotRods , Mr. Butler's relaxed but thorough instruction will provide you with a solid foundation in the unique medium of the airbrush. All curriculum based texts are provided. 
Society Member: $ 62.00 Non-Member: $77.00 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

OIL PAINTING with Paul George (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS 9:30am - 12:00pm 
FA17-P05 
September 6, 13, 27, October 4, November 1,8 (6 Classes) 
Paul is an award winning artist and has been teaching for more than twenty years. He will begin each class with a demo from a photo, explaining his thought process for composition, shape value and color. You may paint his photo or bring your own. He teaches both underpainting and direct methods of painting and critiques each piece at the beginning of each class. There is a $5 materials fee to cover the cost of photo copies. 
Painters Guild Member: $200 Society Member: $215 Non-Member: $260 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Paul George (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS 12:30pm – 3:00pm 
FA17-P06 
September 6, 13, 27, October 4, November 1,8 (6 Classes) 
Paul is an award winning artist and has been teaching for over twenty years. You will cover composition and design, color mixing and focus on shape value and color in creating a strong painting. Paul will teach by doing a paint-a-long with the class, explaining his thought process and color choices as you move through the painting. Each class begins with a critique of your previous weeks work and homework pieces. There is a $10 materials fee to cover the cost of 2 photocopies for each class. 
Painters Guild Member: $200 Society Member: $215 Non-Member: $260 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

GOUACHE PAINTING with Vicki Paret 
THURSDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm 
FA17-P07 
September 14 – November 9 (8 Classes) 
(No class October 19) 
Paint using gouache - a versatile, non-toxic, opaque, water-based paint. It provides rich, flat color that can be used in a range of applications from thin and semi-transparent to many opaque layers. The process of painting and gouache techniques will be explored working from still life and photographs, starting with composing a painting with thumbnail sketches through developing a painting with layered paint. 
Painters Guild Member: $198 Society Member: $203 Non-Member: $248 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

DRAWING with Jill Pottle (All levels) 
SATURDAYS 
September 16, 30, October 7, 14, November 4, 11 
9:00am – 12:00pm 
FA17-P08 
Learn some Basics in Drawing in this class. This is a taste of drawing and the students can see what it entails. Great for a new person learning to draw or anyone who needs a refresh. Jill will cover composition, value and line drawing, design issues with a variety of exercises designed to help you create a wonderful illusion on the paper. We will cover still life, landscape and portrait in one day. Come and join this exciting workshop.

Painters Guild Member $202 Society Member $212 Non-Member $237 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

PASTELS with Jill Pottle 
SATURDAYS 
September 16, 30, October 7, 14, November 4, 11 
12:30pm – 3:30pm 
FA17-P09 
This is a great introduction or reintroduction to using the sinuous medium of soft pastel. Using the subject matter of still life and landscape; learn some color theory, mixing techniques and some traditional and experimental approaches to applying the medium. All levels are welcomed. Some drawing experience is required. Critiques and historical references will be used. Mature teens welcomed with parent/guardian consent form. 
Painters Guild Member $202 Society Member $212 Non-Member $237 Maximum # of Students: 12 

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING with Jerilyn Heinold & Weavers’ Guild Members (All Levels) 
SATURDAYS 9:00AM – 12:00PM 
FA17-W01 
October 7 - November 11 
No prior knowledge necessary…we will start at the beginning! The course will introduce the fundamentals of project design, materials, and weaving techniques. 
Understanding and using a loom. Designing a project and choosing your yarn. Learning basic weave structures. Reading a “draft”. Studying effects of color. Weaving a sampler. Finishing techniques. Weaving a small project of your choice. Materials will be supplied including instructions, yarns, and a table loom for your use during the course. The loom will be available for purchase. Society Member: $225 Non-Member: $250 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Al Hiltz (Beginners to Intermediate) 
TUESDAYS 7:00PM – 930PM 
FA17-X01 
September 5 – October 31 (8 Classes) (No class October 18) 
In this class we will cover the basics of digital photography in an introductory but thorough manner. It is appropriate for those that have no previous experience with a digital camera, as well as those that know the basics, but want to take their photography to the next level. Students will learn about camera settings and controls, current technology, composition, and the artistic side of digital photography. Short take home assignments will help you become comfortable with your new skills, and we’ll spend time reviewing your photographs as a group. An optional text will also be used as a permanent reminder of the material covered. 
(Additional material cost approximately $20-$25) 
Society Member: $236 Non-Member: $254 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN FIGURE DRAWING GROUP (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) 
Coordinated by Eric Peterson 
WEDNESDAYS 7:00pm - 10:00pm 
September 6, 20, October 4, 25, November 18 
Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (Depending on room availability) 
Society Members $15 per session Non-Members $20 per session 
Cost covers professional model fee. Maximum # of Participants: 15 For information about this group and joining the Society call the Office 781-862-9696. 

FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) 
Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell 
FRIDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm 
September 8 – November 10 (No class October 13, 20) 
Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment. For information about this group please contact: Sara Sue Pennell at 781-862-8180. Group shares cost of model. 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Society Member $10 Non-Members $15 
Maximum # of Participants: 12 

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP (MEMBERS ONLY) 
Coordinated by Cathy Keller 
FRIDAYS 6:30pm - 9:00pm 
September 8 – November 10 (No Class October 20 ) 
LACS members paint with one another in a relaxed, congenial environment. (No instruction. There may be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period to be determined by the group.) 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact the Office to inquire about joining the Society 781-862-9696 or by email: lacs.lexington@verizon.net 
Maximum # of Participants: 12 

SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP (MEMBERS ONLY) 
Coordinated by Leslie Safford 
SUNDAYS 4:00pm - 7:00pm 
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 29, November 12 
LACS members paint with one another in a relaxed, congenial environment. (No instruction. There may be costs associated with bringing in professional demonstrators during this period - to be determined by the group.) 
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact Office to inquire about joining the Society at 781-862-9696 or by email: lacs.lexington@verizon.net 

CREATE A SONGBIRD with Jane Layton (All Levels) 
WEDNESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm 
FA17-Y01 
September 13-November 15 (10 classes) 
From a basswood cut-out, participants will create a small songbird by carving with hand tools and painting with acrylics. Any questions, contact Jane Layton at 781-259-9036. New Students - please bring $15.00 for materials. 
Society Member $164 Non-Member $209 Maximum # of Students: 10 

WOODWORKING OPEN SHOP with Annette Sophie Lippert (Intermediate/Advanced, Adults only) 
TUESDAYS 6:45pm - 9:45pm 
FA17-Y02 
September 12 – October 31 (8 Classes) 
This woodworking/furniture-making open shop class allows students to build projects of their own choice/selection with guidance from the instructor about design, joinery and construction techniques. 
The course also focuses on individual review of project-specific machine safety, making jigs and honing hand 
tool skills. It is recommended that projects be discussed with the instructor prior to the lumber purchase, 
so that project details/complexities and tool needs can be clarified. Students should bring the lumber/ 
hardware and hand tools they will need for their projects. 
Woodworker Guild Member: $281 Society Member: $301* Non-Member: $346* 
*Non-guild members must get the instructor’s permission to take this class. 
Please call the LACS Office at 781-862-9696. Maximum# of Students: 4 

ONE DAY INTENSIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP with Jill Pottle (All levels) 
9:30am – 4:00pm 
FA17-P15 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 
Learn some Basics in Drawing in a one day workshop. This is a taste of drawing and the students can see what it entails. Great for a new person learning to draw or anyone who needs a refresh. Jill will cover composition, value and line drawing, design issues with a variety of exercises designed to help you create a wonderful illusion on the paper. We will cover still life, landscape and portrait in one day. Come and join this exciting workshop. 
Painters Guild Member: $76 Society Member: $81 Non-Member: $101 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Jill Pottle 
ONE DAY WORKSHOP (All levels) 
9:30am - 3:00pm 
FA17-P10 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 
Students will learn the basic of collaging using a vast variety of materials. This differs from mosaics and the rough putting together of images and black and white type. Often with my collages, no one knows where the paper starts and my drawing begins. Students will learn about composition, design and color relationships to create a wonderful marriage between colored materials and black and whites. Fun for new folks to the creative arts as well as folks that have been creating fine arts for years. Some drawing experience useful but not required. 
Painters Guild Member $60 Society Member $65 Non-Member $85 Maximum # of Students: 12 

SCARVES TO DYE FOR with Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald 
3 HOUR WORKSHOP (All Levels) 

FA17-D01  Wednesday, Oct 25, 6:30-9:30pm FA17-D02   Wednesday, Nov 8, 6:30-9:30pm

Learn how to apply color to a white silk scarf and create your own fashion statement in this 
three hour workshop.Experiment with colors and simple techniques on a silk handkerchief and then on a 8” X 54” silk scarf. The dyes are protein-based, non-toxic and instant set. Walk out wearing a unique and personal piece of wearable art. There is an option to purchase and dye an additional scarf. 

Society Member $35 Non-Member $40 Maximum # of Students: 10 

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING with Ma Qingxiong 
TWO DAY WORKSHOP (Adults and Teens All Levels) 

FA17-P11   SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 7 & 8, 10:00am - 3:00pm  

This course will introduce the basics of Chinese brush painting. Students will explore landscape with the traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. Using freehand brushwork, the emphasis will be on expressiveness, individual interpretation and abstraction through exaggeration. Students will use ink, watercolor, and gouache on rice paper to create wonderful visual effects. This class will learn trees, rocks, 
and simple painting, like autumn or winter scenery. Feel free to bring a lunch 
Painters Guild Member $137 Society Member $143 Non-Member $163 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

WOVEN METAL JEWELRY with Anastasia Azure 
ONE DAY WORKSHOP 

Sunday, November 5, 10:00am – 4:00pm 
FA17-P12 

Create beautiful jewelry by weaving with wire and thin sheet metal (copper, brass and aluminum). Each participant will create a woven pendant/ pin and earrings in the longer session. We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary and these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools. Students will use scissors, wire cutters, and an ultra-fine Sharpie marker. Materials fee of $20 includes all metal, color wire, jewelry findings, and specialty tools. 
Society Member $109 Non-Member $134 
Maximum # of Students: 12 

COLORFUL WOVEN PAPER with Anastasia Azure 
ONE DAY WORKSHOP 

Saturday, November 11, 0:00am – 4:00pm 
FA17-P13

Playing with colorful, cut paper is a fun way to learn weaving and explore new color combinations. 
Focusing on color exploration and expressive pattern design, we will weave with paper to create dynamic compositions. The woven paper samples can be mounted to greeting cards or framed. Ideas generated can blossom into larger projects. Students will use scissors, ultra-thin black Sharpie marker, color inspiration 
Materials fee of $5 includes 6 inch ruler, tape, glue, paper. 
Society Member $109 Non-Member $134 
Maximum # of Students: 12

NEW CLASSES ADDED:

BEGINNING PAINTING with Jill Pottle
Six Thursdays    9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
12:30pm – 3:30pm
FA17-P16

Learn how to paint with oil or acrylic. This class gives the basics for the student who needs more technical understanding. The class will address how to keep a pallet and mix colors, some color theory, application techniques, use of brushes, compositional & design issues using a variety of subject matter, -still life, landscape and portrait. Come and learn how to get the paint moving and get results.
Painters’ Guild Member: $202      Society Member: $207       Non-Member: $222

PLEIN AIR OIL MONOTYPES
with Carolyn Letvin
Intermediate-Advanced
Saturday & Sunday October 28 – 29
12:00pm – 4:00pm
FA17-P14

The process of taking a basic printmaking process into the field. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, to create beautiful, unique prints.   
Add this to your painting repertoire, and open opportunities to show with organizations like Boston Printmakers and the Monotype Guild of New England. Included is classroom time for demonstration, critique, and printing your own images. Bring your usual oil painting supplies. We will work from photos and looking out the windows at Lexington Arts & Crafts.
Painter’s Guild Member $85       Society Member $100       Non-Member $145

SPOON CARVING CLASS with Annie Meyer
October 14 & 15
9:00am – 3:00pm
$150
FA17-Y04

Create a spoon out of locally fallen branches. Watch demonstrations on how to split a log using a froe,
  and how to rough out a spoon blank with a carving axe. Carve your spoon into a final form of your own design using  only one straight and one curved knife. Finish your spoon using an oil and beeswax mixture.

DOG PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Thomas Laub
Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 14, 21, 28
FA17-P17

Have you dreamed of painting a portrait of the dog you love so much?  Or giving it as a gift to someone you love?  Watercolor brings its own magic to this process...
Come to this 3-night workshop with several of your favorite photos of the dog you want to paint.  Composition is important to a successful portrait, so please consider the background of your photos, as well as lighting, contrast, and clarity of details that are particular to your dog.
Society Member $99 Non-Member $109




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