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Intro To Pastel Painting


with Elizabeth Keefe

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 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.

Oil Painting Studio


with Carole Keller

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 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.

Sewing: Learn Paper Piecing


with Ardy Eaton

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The class is a project class in which the top of a small quilt will, hopefully, be completed. Instructions in paper piecing technique will be provided. Class designed for advanced beginner/intermediate student. 

Student will need to have:

- sewing machine in good working order.

- add a quarter ruler

- fabric

- general sewing supplies

- rotary cutter and small mat (optional)

- and an enthusiastic attitude

Shading & Coloring Techniques with Eye Shadow


with Ellen Olson

Calendar Jan 25, 2018 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!


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