Summer Studio / Adult

Teenagers are welcome in adult classes. Unless otherwise specified, classes are designed for beginning and intermediate levels. Most classes require students to bring their own supplies. Supply lists can be found on our website.


Monitored Figure Drawing & Painting

Della Drees, Monitor
This ongoing session offers the opportunity to maintain and improve drawing and painting skills in a relaxed atmosphere. A live model is provided each week.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
June 23 – August 25
1 session: Members $15 / Public $20
5 sessions: Members $70 / Public $95*
All season pass (10 sessions total): Members $135 / Public $185*
*Must pre-pay entire amount and choose specific dates to qualify for reduced fee.

Figure Drawing (FULL) Call to be added to the wait list!

Jack Montmeat
Improve your drawing skills while working in the academy-style. Learn traditional techniques to explore the figure using a live model in the nude.
Thursdays, 6pm – 8:30pm
June 25 – July 23
Members $190 / Public $225

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Nuts & Bolts of Drawing

Lisa Lyman Adams
Improve your ability to draw realistically. Learn set up, composition, observation skills and techniques to sharpen your accuracy in graphite drawing. Gain knowledge of the physics of shadows and light sources, and learn to measure distances accurately, working from photographs and still lifes. Also practice a variety of rendering and shading techniques for achieving different textures.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
August 5 – 26
Members $120 / Public $150

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Intro to Painting in Oils or Acrylics

Jack Montmeat
Learn the basics of painting, from set-up to color mixing, proportions and perspective. Enjoy working from a still life in a relaxed atmosphere. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
August 3 – 31
Members $120 / Public $150

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Contemporary Impressionism

Sheila Barbone
Learn to paint subject matter realistically, but with a modern twist reminiscent of Impressionism, and with elements of Abstraction. Focus on fast brushwork, use of color, and paint application.. Work from photos, in oil or acrylic.
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm
August 6 – 27
Members $145 / Public $180

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Photo to Canvas

Sarah Stifler Lucas
Bring your favorite photographs and learn how to create a work of art in acrylics or oils. Instructor demonstrations focus on design, composition, and value. Previous painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
June 24 – July 22
Members $120 / Public $150
Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
June 25 – July 23
Members $180 / Public $225

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Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Brenda De Los Santos
Learn the basics of digital photography including composition, exposure, white balance, and depth of field. Discover how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together to create an image. Topics covered include nature, portrait, and action photography. Digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera with full manual controls required.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
July 7 – 28
Members $95 / Public $120

Summer Workshops

Classes running more than three hours will break for lunch around noon.

Line & Wash

Howard Park
Learn to record events and experiences as they happen. Gain simple tools for making quick sketches with pen and watercolor. These sketches can serve as studies for later paintings, or as records of experiences. Learn to develop lines, forms and values working from photographs, personal objects, or from the classroom environment itself. Repeat students can hone their skills.
Sunday, June 28, 10am – 3pm
Saturday, August 1, 10am – 3pm
Members $55 / Public $70 per class

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Plein Air Painting

Howard Park
Capture the essence of the landscape by painting outdoors on the beautiful grounds of MAC. Teacher demonstrations will be in oils and focus on applying premier coup principles of rapid and minimal brush strokes to simplifying the scene. Graphite, acrylic and watercolor media are also welcome. Rain date TBD.
Sunday, July 12, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, August 22, 10am – 4pm
Members $ 65 / Public $85 per class

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Stained Glass

Rebecca Grills – Guest Faculty
Learn the art of stained glass from pattern preparation to glass cutting, foiling and soldering, while creating your own sun-catcher and small window panel. All materials provided.
Saturday, August 15, 10am – 4pm
Members $110 / Public $130


Brenda de los Santos
Create your own bars of soap to keep or give as gifts, using natural oils and botanicals with no additives or chemicals. Most materials provided.
Saturday, July 18, 10am – 2:30pm
Members $60 / Public $70

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D.I.Y. Body Products

Brenda de los Santos
Learn to make you own lip balm, sugar scrub, bug spray and lotion to stay comfortable all summer (and year) long! Each student will leave with one of each product. All materials provided.
Sunday, August 9, 1pm – 4pm
Members $50 / Public $60

Personalized Programs

Open Studios

Bring your own materials and enjoy working in a relaxed studio environment.

Mondays in April, May and June, 1pm – 4pm. Free. No open studio on 5/25, 6/30.

The printing press will be available on select Mondays. Contact the Education Department to check for availability.

Private Instruction with MAC Faculty

MAC offers private lessons for beginning and intermediate artists seeking individual guidance in a variety of media. A unique curriculum created for you personally can help with technical skills and artistic development. Contact the Education Department at 860.536.7601 x 213 for information and scheduling or complete the private lesson inquiry form.

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