"The Covid Smooch"
Watercolor Demonstration by Barbara Gibson!
 The photograph of the new pup up for adoption in the Boston Globe, August 30, 2020, caught my attention. I contacted the photographer, Gretchen Ertl, and asked if she would allow me to interpret the photo in watercolor. She graciously agreed.
Using the photo gave me an opportunity to use the technique Ann Hart taught: doing a grid; expanding the grid on drawing paper; drawing the subject; with a light box, transferring the image to watercolor paper.
The final drawing which was then transferred to 140lb cold press watercolor paper.
First wash; light coming from left; changed hair on figure
Added detail to figure.
Used photos of my dog, Gemma, to adjust the coloring & markings on pooch. Added dark to lower background.
More detail including adding Gemma’s tail; collar and leash as accent.
Finished piece. 
Some Classes Start This Week!
Starts Today,
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to sign on to the Zoom Class!
Maryalice Eizenberg via Zoom
Painterly Observations in Oil
Still Life
Monday 9:15-12:15
September 28-November 2
$140 members/ $170 non member

Taking your skill to the next level or starting from scratch, painting is all about seeing. There is no better way to learn how to see like a painter than studying the still life. Join us mornings to learn how to "see more deeply", allowing you to mix color and see light on the objects in a whole new way. This new way of seeing results in lively, light filled paintings whether your interest lies in the still life, in the landscape or in painting the figure. All levels welcome.
Starts Wednesday!
Marian Strangfeld via Zoom
Painting 101
Getting Started in Oils, Acrylics, or H20 Based Oils
Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30PM
September 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Price: $120 members/$150 non members

Are you new to painting and looking for a class to help you begin? Or hoping to refresh your skills and start painting again? This no- fear, supportive class will give you the confidence and knowledge to complete a painting on day one. We will focus on landscape painting from your photos, and learn about composition, color mixing, and creating artistic effects. Use oils or acrylics, or the new water-soluble oils, with soap and water cleanup You'll be surprised at what you will accomplish in this enjoyable, relaxed class. All levels are welcome. 
Starts Friday!
Eileen Casey
Painting with Pure Pigment 101 - Pastels
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
$140 members/$170 non members
Begin the discovery of your art intention and find your own voice in a fun and energetic atmosphere... become a pastel painter!
Participants will learn pastel basics, the different types of materials available, including various hard and soft pastels, sanded and prepared surfaces, as well as the many techniques available to pastel painters. We will focus on drawing, design and composition, using value studies and quick color exercises. Students will receive a lot of instruction on the process of working with pastels, with plenty of supportive one-on-one instruction.
Steve Kennedy - Oil/Acrylic Studio
Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Thursday 9:15am - 12:15pm
$95 members/ $125 non member
Learn how to get more out of your painting experience, as Steve walks you through the how to's of painting: how to make perspective work in your paintings, how to create a strong abstract underpinning to your representational art, how to see and paint intuitively, how to paint atmosphere and much more. Beginners to advanced are welcomed. Oils, acrylic.
Pottery & Jewelry Studio Time Available-
For those who have been enrolled in at least
three classes at the Center. Independent work.
Call for more information.