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SPRING Open Painting Groups still open below:  
   


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN FIGURE DRAWING GROUP    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Coordinated by Eric Peterson 
Dates to be determined. 
Wednesdays 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Group members paint with each other in a relaxed, congenial environment.  
Society Members: $15 per class      Non-Members: $20 per class
Maximum # of participants: 15    NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  For information about this group, please call the Office 781-862-9696.

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP    (MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Cathy Keller   
FRIDAYS   6:30pm - 9:00pm
April 6 – June 29 

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

FRIDAY MORNING OPEN PORTRAIT GROUP    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Coordinated by Sara Sue Pennell 

FRIDAYS  9:30am - 12:30pm
April 6 – June 29 
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

SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP    (MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Leslie Safford       

SUNDAYS   4:00pm - 7:00pm 
May 20, 27, June 3, 17, 24 
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



SUMMER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

CERAMICS

DISCOVERY WITH CLAY
Peter Flister   
(Beginners to Intermediate)                    

WEDNESDAYS   6:00pm - 9:00pm   


SU18-C01   

Summer Session 1   (6 Classes)  
July 11 – August 15  
Society Member:     $206  
Non-Member:      $251
Maximum # of Students:  10

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. 


Fee includes clay, glazes, firing. Please inquire about openings
.



TEEN POTTERY 
 Lynne Fisher      
 (All Levels Welcomed)

THURSDAYS    6:00pm - 8:30pm  


SU18-C02

Summer Session 1   (4 Classes)
July 5 - 26
Member:   $132

SU18-C03

Summer Session 2   (4 Classes)
August 2 - 23
Member:    $132
Maximum # of Students:  10

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. 


Junior Membership is required.  


A student tool kit is recommended at a cost of $15.  Fee includes clay, glazes, firing.  



METALWORKING

METAL CLAY OPEN STUDIO 
Michela Verani    (Beginner to Advanced)

MONDAYS    10:00am – 2:00pm


SU18-M01

July 9, 16, 23, 30
(4 Classes) 

SU18-M10
August 6, 13, 20, 27
(4 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member: 
$124     
Society Member: $134      
Non-Member: $159
Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Maximum # of students: 10  

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.   



INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING
Theresa Carmichael
(All Levels)

MONDAYS    6:30pm – 9:30pm


SU18-M02
     
July 9 – August 27 
(8 Classes)   

Metalworkers Guild Member: 
  $179     
Society Member:    $209     
Non-Member:      $254
Fee includes lab & administrative fees       
Maximum # of students: 10

Beginner adult students will be introduced to metalsmithing techniques including: sawing, filling, hammering, forming, sanding, and surface embellishment, soldering, chain-making, 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 provide kits with materials for weekly projects designed to teach a specific technique. 

Students can bring their own tools or rent a tool box for $10.00.



JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING 
Liz Check       
(All Levels)

WEDNESDAYS    6:30pm – 9:30pm


SU18-M03
     
July 11 – August 29
(8 Classes)   

Metalworkers Guild Member: 
  $179     
Society Member:    $209     
Non-Member:      $254
Fee includes lab & administrative fees       
Maximum # of Students: 10 

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.



INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO 
Laurie Savage      (Intermediate - Advanced)

TUESDAYS 10:30am- 3:30pm


SU18-M04

June 26, July 10, 17, 31, August 7   (5 Classes) 

Metalworkers Guild Member:   
$186
Society Member: $216                  
Non-Member:  $261

THURSDAYS 10:30am - 3:30pm


SU18-M05

June 28, July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16     (6 Classes)

Metalworkers Guild Member:   
$220
Society Member: $250                  
Non-Member:  $295
Maximum # of students: 10

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 LexArt Office at (781-862-9696).


ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
Laurie Savage      (Intermediate - Advanced)

10:00am – 5:00pm

SU18-M06
SUNDAY July 1     
Soldering Boot Camp  

SU18-M08

SATURDAY August 4   
Bezel Boot Camp
  
    
SU18-M09 
SUNDAY August 12
Directed Open Studio 

Metalworkers Guild Member: $66        
Society Member:  $72          
Non-Member:  $87
Maximum # of students: 8

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 LexArt Office at (781-862-9696).



PAINTING


OIL PAINTING FRESH FLOWERS
Pearl McCarthy

SU18-P10
July 9 - 13 
10:00am - 12:30pm
(5 Classes) 

Painting Guild Member:
$161  
Society Member: $171  
Non-Member: $181
Maximum # of Students:  12

In this class, students will work with real flowers and fruit to paint a dynamic still life. Students of all levels will improve their understanding of color temperature, value, drawing, edges and composition. If you have always wanted to try oil paints, this is a great place to begin. Pearl McCarthy will do a demonstration for beginners and give each student the individual attention they need. Students will learn to paint peonies, sunflowers, roses, hydrangeas, Chinese lanterns, and other flowers. Pearl McCarthy will create a fun and supportive learning environment for all her students.



SUMMER EN PLEIN AIR
ACRYLIC PAINTING
Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA   
(All Levels)

SU18-P01

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

June 5, 6, 7    10:00am – 4:00pm

SU18-P02
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
July 24, 25, 26  10:00am – 4:00pm  


Painters Guild Member: 
  $221       
Society Member:     $231    
Non-Member:      $263
Maximum # of Students: 12

Come to a farm setting with stone walls, fields and fences, horses and ponds for a delightful plein air painting experience. This workshop will focus on subject selection and interpretation, design, color mixing and the creation of atmosphere. There will be demonstrations as well as individual critiques. The goal is to enhance each person's creativity and personal vision. We will also see how a value study can be achieved using the actual canvas as a thumbnail sketch. And don't forget the "happy accidents". You will need necessary outdoor painting equipment, as well as a box lunch.  Some light refreshments will be provided. The first day we will meet at LexArt and caravan to River Road Farm, Carlisle. Thereafter, weather permitting; we will meet directly at the farm.  In case of inclement weather, class will be held at LexArt in Plummer Studio.



PAINTING ON LOCATION  
Jill Pottle 
(All Levels) 


SU18-P03

July 20, 21, 22
9:30am – 3:30pm
Painters Guild Member: $ 202
Society Member: $ 207
Non-Member: $ 227
Maximum # of Students: 12

Come and spend the day outside painting on location in beautiful Historic Lexington. Students will set up near rail trail, near the Buckman Tavern. Learn to simplify your shapes, get down an idea on canvas fast, on location, with the rich natural light of being outside. Painting on location ensures the best understanding of values and color relationships. The class will begin at 9:30am with a demonstration in oils on setting up, designing and starting into a painting. You may choose to work with regular oils, water base oils or acrylics. Inclement weather? We will do a landscape studio painting at LexArt.



DECORATIVE ARTS


DECORATIVE PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS 
Anne Hunter

SU18-D01

August 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 classes)
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Decorative Arts Guild Member: $99 
Society Member: $109 
Non-Member: $119
Maximum # of Students: 12

Learn the fundamental skills of decorative painting with acrylic paints.  Each student will develop painting skills and experiment with mediums to create texture and dimension and learn about new products.  Learn how acrylic paints and mediums work together and the basic elements needed for painting on various surfaces including wood, clay, and paper. Paints surfaces provided- materials fee $25.00, payable to the instructor.   



WORKSHOPS

DRAB TO FAB
Small Furniture Workshop
Anne Hunter
(All Levels) 

SU18-D03

July 25 & 26
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Decorative Arts Guild Member: $61     
Society Member: $71    
Non-Member: $81  
Materials Fee:    $45
Maximum # of Students:  12

Do you have a small piece of furniture that is just waiting for a face lift? Are you confused about all the new products that advertise "quick and easy" furniture painting solutions?  Join us and get some help in designing a new, updated look with a Chalk Paint system.  Bring a small, easy to carry, home accessory piece such as a small table, chest, chair, trunk, bench or jewelry box that you would like to revitalize, photos of decorative designs for reference or fabric swatches that may influence your design.  During the class you will Paint with your choice of colors using Chalky finish paints and embellish by distressing, glazing or some stenciling.  Add a protective layer of clear wax or varnish.  Remember to wear old clothes and be prepared to have some fun.


SCARVES TO DYE FOR

Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald 

3 HOUR WORKSHOP   (All Levels) 


SU18-D02

June 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Society Member: $40
Non-Member: $45 
Maximum # of Students: 12

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. 


INTENSIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP
Jill Pottle   (All levels)

ONE DAY INTENSIVE 

SU18-P04
August 4
9:30am – 4:00pm


Painters Guild Member:     $76

Society Member:    $ 81
Non-Member    $ 101
Maximum # of Students: 12

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 at LexArt. 



PASTEL LANDSCAPE 
Jill Pottle    
(Beginning to Intermediate) 

ONE DAY INTENSIVE 


SU18-P09

August 11 
9:30am – 4:00pm

Painters Guild Member:     $76 

Society Member:             $81    
Non-Member:             $101
Maximum # of Students:  12

This intensive is a great introduction or reintroduction to using the sinuous medium of soft pastel. Using the subject matter of landscape; learn some color theory, mixing techniques and some traditional and experimental approaches to applying the medium. All levels are welcomed. Some drawing experience required. Critiques and historical references will be used. Mature teens welcomed and a parental/guardian consent form is required. 



KIDS’ CLASSES

MAKING COMICS!
Zoe Schein

MONDAY – FRIDAY
June 25 – 29   (5 Classes) 

Grades 3-5
10:00am-11:30pm
SU18-P05

Grades 6-8  
12:00pm – 1:30pm
SU18-P06

Non-Member:    $103
Maximum # of Students:  10

This workshop will explore the basics of comics as a medium – from idea to execution. Focusing on storytelling and drawing skills; students will learn to develop characters, settings, and stories that express their unique styles. Through a mix of short exercises, games, and projects, students will develop the skills and confidence to pursue their own comic’s journeys through the workshop and beyond!


INTRODUCTION TO STOP ANIMATION 
Zoe Schein

MONDAY – FRIDAY 
July 9 – 13    (5 Classes) 

SU18-P07
Grades 3-5  
10:00am – 11:30pm

SU18-P08
Grades 6- 8
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Non-Member:  $103
Maximum # of Students:  10

In this weeklong workshop, students will explore the fundamentals of stop-motion animation. Through exercises and short projects, students will explore the basics of photography, character design, storyboarding, and other skills crucial to bringing their visions to life. Finally, students will conceive, create, and direct their own animated short films. All films are created using smartphone / tablet technology and free applications--meaning students can continue to create animations even after the class has ended--no special equipment required! 


OPEN PAINTING


OPEN PAINTING FRIDAY NIGHT OUT OPEN PAINTING GROUP  (MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Cathy Keller   

FRIDAYS   6:30pm - 9:00pm
April 6 – June 29 
Maximum # of Participants:  12

LexArt 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  


SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN PAINTING GROUP (MEMBERS ONLY)
Coordinated by Leslie Safford 
      
SUNDAYS   4:00pm - 7:00pm 
May 20, 27, June 3, 17, 24 

LexArt 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



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