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SPRING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS BELOW:

DISCOVERY WITH CLAY
 Peter Flister   (Beginners to Intermediate)                    

WEDNESDAYS   6:00pm - 9:00pm   

WI18-C02   

Winter Session 2
March 14 – May 2    (8 Classes)
Society Member:   $263       Non-Member:   $308

SP18-C02
Spring Session 1
May 9 – June 13   (6 Classes) 
Society Member:   $206       Non-Member:   $251      

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

WI18-C04
April 5-May 31  (No class April 19)
Winter Session 2   (8 Classes)
Member:    $263

SP18-C03
Spring Session 1   (4 Classes)

June 7 – 28
Member:    $132 

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.  Fee includes clay, glazes, firing    

Maximum # of Students:  10


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

WI18-C06

Winter Session 2
March 17 –May 5   (8 Classes)
Member:   $263        Non-Member:   $308

SP18-C06
Spring Session 1
May 19 – June 30   (7 Classes) 
Member:   $235         Non- Member:   $280

This is a beginner to advanced class hand-building with clay, sculpting and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Weather and interest permitting, raku firings are done in this class. Drawing and goals are encouraged for this class.      Fee includes clay, glazes, firing       Maximum # of Students:  10 


POTTERY CLASS 
Sayaka Rawizza      (All Levels Welcomed)

WEDNESDAYS    9:15am – 12:15pm
SP18-C07
Spring Session  
April 4 – June 13 (No class April 18)   (10 Classes) 
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:    $320             Non-Member:     $365         Fee includes clay, glazes, firing        


METALSMITHING 
Joy Raskin      (Intermediate - Advanced) 

WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 9:30pm 
SP18-M08 
April 4 – June 6   (No Class April 18)     (9 classes) 

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.
Metalworkers Guild Member:    $195        Society Member:    $225         Non-Member:      $270
Fee includes lab & administrative fees     Maximum # of Students:  10


JEWELRY & SILVERSMITHING 
Liz Check        (All Levels)

THURSDAYS    6:30pm – 9:30pm
SP18-M01      
March 29 – May 31    (10 Classes)   

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 
Metalworkers Guild Member:    $215     Society Member:    $ 245      Non-Member:      $290
Fee includes lab & administrative fees       Maximum # of Students:  10


ENAMELING 
Kara Hickey     (Beginner - Intermediate)

MONDAYS     6:30pm - 9:30pm
SP18-M02
April 9 – June 25 (No Class April 16, May 28)     (10 Classes) 

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 throughout the learning process.  Metalworking experience is required for this class.   
Metalworkers Guild Member:   $215     Society Member:   $245      Non-Member:  $290
Fee includes lab & administrative fees      Maximum # of students 8


GLASS FUSING 
Michel L’Huillier    (Beginner- Intermediate)

SP18-M09  
(Adults, Teenagers, Children 10 and Up with an Adult) 
Saturday, June 2    10:00am – 12:00pm
Two Hour Workshop
Basics of glass fusing using glass shapes, color and textures, using glass powders, frits and stringers. Design and create 2 dishes or plates : one 4” X 4” and one 8” X 8” plate or bowl or a channel plate. Precut glass is available.  Pieces are then kiln fired off site and are then available within a week of the workshop. 
Society Member:  $130     Non- Member:  $145


INTENSIVE DIRECTED OPEN STUDIO 
 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.  


SP18-M03
THURSDAYS 10:00am-3:00pm

April 12 – June 14    (9 Classes)   No Class May 3)
Metalworkers Guild Member:   $420      Society Member:   $440       Non-Member:   $485

ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
Metalworkers Guild Member:    $66        Society Member:   $72         Non-Member:   $87
(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

SP18-M04
Saturday, April 28, 10:00am-5:00pm

SP18-M05

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am-5:00pm

SP18-M06
Sunday, June 10, 
10:00am-5:00pm


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

SP18-M07
April 2 – June 11 (No class May 28)    (10 Classes) 
 
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.   
Metalworkers Guild Member:   $288       Society Member:   $318       Non-Member:   $363
Fee includes lab & administrative fees
Maximum # of Students: 10


JEWELRY MOSAIC
Michel L’Huillier (Beginner – Intermediate) 

SP18-M10
(Adults, Teens and Children  8 and Up with an Adult) 
Saturday, April 14   10:00am – 12:00pm

Using a wide selection of precut colored glass pieces, beads, iridized and dichroic  glass, create 3 mini mosaic deep pendants. Glass pieces are glued to the metal, grouted with your choice of color, and cleaned.  Choose from a black leather cord or learn to create double sliding knots.  Closed toed-shoes are required. 

Society Member:   $95     Non-Member   $110


WATERCOLOR PAINTING 
Sue Nordhausen
MONDAYS   10:00am – 12:30pm   

SP18-P01

April 2-30 & May 7 (6 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.   
Painters Guild Member: $143         Society Member:    $153       Non-Member:    $173
Maximum # of Students: 12


ACRYLIC PAINTING
Maris Platais, ASMA/AAA   (All Levels)
TUESDAYS   9:30am – 12:00pm 

SP18-P02

March 27 – May 29    (10 classes) 
  
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 
 D’Ann Brownrigg    (All Levels, Beginners Welcomed) 
TUESDAYS   12:30pm - 3:00pm

SP18-P03
March 27 – May 22 (8 classes)
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


GOUACHE PAINTING   
 Vicki Paret
THURSDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm 

SP18-P04

April 12 – May 31 (8 Classes)
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 paintng with thumbnail sketches through developing a painting with layered paint. 
Painters Guild Member:     $193    Society Member:   $203        Non-Member:    $248
Maximum # of Students:  12


PAINTING FOUNDATIONS II   (Beginning to Intermediate) 
 Jill Pottle    
THURSDAYS        1:00pm 4:00pm

SP18-P05
March 22 – May 17   (8 Classes)  
(No Class April 19) 
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:     $229    Society Member: $244        Non-Member:    $289
Maximum # of Students:  12


MAKING COMICS!
Zoe Schein
THURSDAYS
April 5 – May 31   (8 Classes) 
No Class April 19

SP18-P06
Grades 3-5
1:30-3:00PM

SP18-P07
Grades 6- 8 

3:30-5:00pm

This class will explore the basics of comics as a medium – from idea to execution. The course will focus on both storytelling and drawing skills: developing stories and characters, building and drawing figures, environments, and framing and composing panels that push your story forward. Whether comedic or dramatic, fictional or true-to-life, poetic or action-driven, students will learn the skills to tell their stories, their way.

Non-Member:    $228   Maximum # of Students:  10


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 
Al Hiltz   (Beginners to Intermediate) 

TUESDAYS    7:00PM – 9:30PM
SP18-X01
March 20 – May 8    (8 Classes)    
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:     $263       Non-Member:    $281
Maximum # of Students:  12


CREATE A SONGBIRD 
Jane Layton   (All Levels)

WEDNESDAYS 9:30am – 12:00pm
SP18-Y01                                             
April 4 – June 6       (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


POLYMER CLAY TECHNIQUES
with Seana Bettencourt, Karen Swiech, Laurie Lloyd


SP18-F01
SATURDAYS

February 24-March 11
9:30am-12:30pm

SP18-F02
WEDNESDAYS
April 4-25
6:00pm – 9:00pm


This is the perfect opportunity to learn about Polymer and to learn new techniques during a 4 week series. Prior experience is helpful.  Learn techniques including:  Skinner blends, basic canes, advanced canes, and layering.  Laurie will focus on the basics of blending, bullseyes and beads. Karen will teach layering/mokume and Seana will work on advanced floral canes.  Cost includes supplies.  
Polymer Guild Member:    $104       Society Member:     $109       Non-Member:      $124


PAINTING HORSES, WILDLIFE & DINOSAURS!
Rob Butler
Middleschoolers   Grade 6, 7, 8

SP18-P08
MONDAYS 4:00pm – 5:30pm
May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18   (6 Classes) 
Throughout history people have been captivated and inspired by the beauty and power of horses and the creatures of the natural world. We have been painting their images for thousands of years. Lifelong teacher of the arts Robert Butler welcomes students to learn the essential painting techniques needed to recreate nature's magnificent animals and the habitats in which they live.  Mr. Butler is known throughout New England and the USA for his relaxed, efficient teaching style and for his artwork with The Smithsonian   National Museum, The Discovery Channel and private collections worldwide.   Students build confidence as they are introduced to: Nature's Color Palette, The Fundamentals of Animal Anatomy and will learn to compose their own exciting wildlife artwork in this rewarding course.   Contact Mr. Butler at (978)283-7186 for a list of needed art supplies.   
Non-Member $149        Maximum # of students: 10


STILL LIFE IN OIL 
Pearl McCarthy

SP18-P14

WEDNESDAY 1:00pm – 4:00pm
March 7 - April 25   (8 Classes) 
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.
Guild Member: $255     Society Member $265    Non-Member $275


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


SCARVES TO DYE FOR
Nancy Schlecht & Mary McDonald 
3 HOUR WORKSHOP   (All Levels) 
6:30-9:30pm

SP18-D01

Thursday, March 15

SP18-D02

Thursday, May 10

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   $40 Non-Member $45  Maximum # of Students: 12


PAINTING HORSES & OTHER ANIMALS FOR ADULTS 
Rob Butler 

MONDAYS   1:00pm- 3:00pm
SP18-P09
May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18      (6 Classes) 
Throughout history people have been captivated and inspired by the beauty and power of horses and the creatures of the natural world. We have been painting their images for thousands of years. Lifelong teacher of the arts Robert Butler welcomes students to learn the essential painting techniques needed to recreate nature's magnificent animals and the habitats in which they live.  Mr. Butler is known throughout New England and the USA for his relaxed, efficient teaching style and for his  artwork with The Smithsonian   National Museum, The Discovery Channel and private collections worldwide.   Students build confidence as they are introduced to: Nature's Color Palette, The Fundamentals of Animal Anatomy and will learn to compose their own exciting wildlife artwork in this rewarding course.  Contact Mr. Butler at (978)283-7186 for a list of needed art supplies.   
Painters Guild Member:     $146  Society Member: $151      Non-Member:    $166
Maximum # of Students: 12 


BEGINNING DRAWING  
Jill Pottle    (All levels)
SATURDAYS 
March 24, April 7, May 5, 12, 19   (5 Classes) 
9:00am – 12:00pm

SP18-P10
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   $147    Society Member     $152   Non-Member      $172       
Maximum # of Students: 12


DECORATIVE PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
Anne Hunter   (All Levels) 

SP18-D03

TUESDAYS April 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00pm – 8:30pm
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 and surfaces provided- materials fee $25.00, payable to the instructor.   
Decorative Arts Guild Member:  $99     Society Member:  $109     Non-Member:  $119   
Maximum # of Students: 10
 


AIR BRUSHING/A REMARKABLE STYLE OF PAINTING
 Rob Butler
TWO DAY INTENSIVE 
MONDAYS    6:30 – 8:00

SP18-P11

May 7 & May 14
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      Non-Member:  $77   Maximum # of Students:  12


INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING  
Jerilyn Heinold & Weavers’ Guild Members   (All Levels) 
SATURDAYS   9:00AM – 12:00PM

SP18 -W01

April 7 – May 12 
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   Maximum # of Students: 4 


WOVEN METAL JEWELRY 
Anastasia Azure
ONE DAY WORKSHOP

SP18-P12

Sunday, April 8 
10:00am – 4:00pm
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      $114      Non-Member     $129    Maximum # of Students:  12


THREE NIGHTS OF PASTELS 
Jill Pottle   (All levels)
March 22, 29, April 5


SP18-P13
6:00pm – 9:00pm
This intensive 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 required. Critiques and historical references will be used. Mature teens welcomed with parental/guardian consent form. Painters Guild Member:   $103    Society Member:    $113   Non-Member      $128   
Maximum # of Students: 12



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