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Adult Coloring with Eye Shadow


with Ellen Olson

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

"Do you love to color?  Does the pain of holding coloring utensils keep you from doing what you love?  Beyond the Shadow Coloring is a new and beautiful way to color, using only cotton balls and Q-tips.  Seniors love the ease and comfort in coloring with eye shadow, as a great coloring medium.  So, if you love coloring, please check out my class and sign up for great coloring fun!"

Adult coloring is a growing trend.  Ellen Olson, owner of Beyond the Shadow Coloring, has developed new techniques of coloring with Eye Shadow.  Attendees will learn different techniques involved in creating their own amazing print.   A practice 8x10 print along with a final 11x13.5 print are included in the cost of the class. 

The pictures above are some samples of Ellen's work!


Beginner Quilting


with Ardy Eaton

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed for people to take that first step in quilting.   After this 3 week class people will have had an opportunity to make their own placemat, pillow case or even small quilt.   Those attending should bring a sewing machine.  Ardy will reach out to individuals to help them know what thread, batting, and fabric they will require to accomplish their own goals. 

Cake Decorating Basics & Beyond


with Jean Cadrette

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5 week class begins with a decorating demonstration and baking tips.  The class will cover levels 1,2 & 3.  You will need to bring baked goods for decorating.

Intro To Pastel Painting


with Elizabeth Keefe

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pastel is one of the most misunderstood of all media. Often confused with chalk, which is limestone and dye, pastel is actually dry powdered pigment molded into a crayon shape with binding solution. Pastel is as close as an artist can come to painting with pure color!  In a series of four friendly classes you will be introduced to the materials you need to get started and the many ways of using this exciting and beautiful medium. The first class we will discussing supplies you will need and preparing surfaces for you to be painting on in your next class.



with Elizabeth Keefe

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class on mosaics is geared towards anybody with or without experience. Beginning with the first class students will be creating their own soldered frames for their glass mosaics. This informative class covers soldering, cutting, adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Supply list will be discussed the first class and will be available any time. A wonderful aspect of taking a class is to give yourself a break from your busy hectic life to come, relax, socialize and be inspired.


Oil Painting Studio


with Carole Keller

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Laconia Adult Education is offering an Oil Painting Studio class taught by Carole Keller.  This class will give the opportunity to learn techniques of oil painting.

Carol Keller was raised in rural NH and began painting at an early age. She studied painting and art history at Plymouth State College with Mary Taylor.  She has lived and worked in Florida and California, where she studied with Georgia Abood.  She is a member of the NH Art Association and the Lakes Region Art Association, and shows her work in Portsmouth at NW Barrett Gallery and at the Bleu Waves Gallery in Meredith.  Keller teaches oil painting classes at her studio in the summer.


*Additonal supply/book fee or pre-class requirement is additional in this course.  Call Laconia Adult Education at (603) 524-5712 for details.

Water Color Painting Workshop


with Mary Lou John

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Mary Lou is well known in the Lakes Region for not only her incredible work but also for the classes she teaches.   Come join her for a 6 week workshop. 

*Additional supply/book fee or pre-class requirement is additional in this course.  Call Laconia Adult Education at (603) 524-5712 for details.

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