Workshops and Classes
New England Society of Botanical Artists
Sarah Roche, Artist
Adria Arch, Artist
New England Society of Botanical Artists members on
the history of botanical illustration
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Deborah Quinn Munson, Artist
Esther Maschio (Artist Books)
Jane Johnston (Collagraphs)
Joan Drescher (Art for Healing/Moon Balloon Project)
Exhibitions at the Judah Alden Gallery
Located in the Judah Alden House
on the grounds of the Museum
Alden Studio Artists (Studio 1061)
April 13 - 14, opening reception, Friday, April 13, 6:00-8:00 PM
Elaine Nudd, June (opening reception to be announced)
Workshops and Demonstrations
Oil Painting Workshop with Carol O'Malia
Thursday April 18, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Thursday April 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$75. (for both sessions)
The way to effectively paint "white" is not by reaching for the tube of white paint. Too much white makes your paintings dull and chalky.
Learn how to effectively paint white and how to add drama to your paintings.
This introductory, six hour class in two sessions, will demonstrate how to approach the preliminary stages of a "white" painting.
Participants should bring their own supplies. A limited number of easels are available.
Museum can provide materials for an extra fee of $25.
Please bring a gessoed toned surface 10" x 10" or smaller.
(can be panel, toned gessoed paper, or small canvas)
odorless turps ( we will have Gamsol on hand if needed)
Carol O'Malia had a recent exhibit in the Phoenix gallery of her larger than life oil paintings portraying boxers and swimmers. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Her works are in many collections including Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank and the Art Complex Museum.
EXPRESS YOURSELF WORKSHOP
A One Day Expressive Art and Writing Workshop for Adults facilitated by Laura Tryon Jennings
April 20th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Cost $100 with a $20 supply fee. Must register by April 10th
Bring a brown bag lunch
Do you find yourself taking on so many roles ranging from parenting young children to caretaking elderly parents that you aren’t a priority in your own life? Are you in a life transition that could include marriage, divorce, career change, relocation, retirement, empty nest, illness, relationship, etc.? In this workshop, Laura will lead participants in a variety of creative exercises that help people explore the intuitive, imagistic right side of the brain and transform negative thoughts and emotions into positive, life-affirming responses. It’s an opportunity to take time for yourself, get playful, and reflect on your own personal journey in a supportive group environment. (No art, writing, or creative experience is in any way necessary. It is impossible to make a mistake in this workshop.) All supplies will be provided.
Registration and supply fee must be received by the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street, PO Box 2814, Duxbury, MA 02331 (Museum 781-934-6634) by Wednesday, April 10th . Please make registration payment of $100 to the Art Complex Museum and $20 supply fee to Laura Tryon Jennings. Museum hours: Wednesday thru Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 with office hours Wednesday thru Friday 1:00-4:00. No refunds will be made after April 10th .
For more information email Laura at: Laura@LTryonJennings.com
Please make sure when registering you provide your preferred email address and phone number. In the event the workshop needs to be canceled due to weather or the instructors cancellation a make-up workshop will be offered or money refunded.
Golden Lecture Demo with Adria Arch - Acrylics from A-Z
Wednesday, February 27, 1:30- 3:30 PM
Learn valuable information about acrylics, guiding you through the basics while opening up new possibilities. We will demonstrate how to extend your paint to save you money! Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, yet are infinitely more versatile. Get your questions answered and take home free samples to try later!*
Creative Writing for the Visually Inclined
Are you an artist or art enthusiast? Everyone from the novice to the experienced writer is welcome in this course in which we’ll work with the art from both the museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions to learn how writing can take us to previously undiscovered places within ourselves. Whether you choose to write in nonfiction prose from personal experience or in fictional flights of the imagination, you’ll explore writing through the use of visual prompts in a positive, safe, and supportive environment. Just bring paper and pen or laptop and a willingness to be open to the relationship between imagery and words.
Instructor Kathleen Tretska
Friday Mornings 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 1- April 12 ( no class on March 29)
$165 for 6 weeks*
Fairy House Workshop, for all ages
Saturday, September 21, 12:00-4:00 PM
All materials provided but feel free to bring your own
Gelatin Monoprints/ Accordion Books with Mary Taylor
Saturday, Oct 19, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
In this fast-paced but relaxing, one-day workshop, you will learn gelatin monoprinting techniques and introductory book-making. The printing process is not toxic and uses block printing inks, acrylic paints, stencils, ephemera, rubber stamps and more. To create an artist book, you will use some of your new monoprints. $85*
Oil Painting with Laura Tryon Jennings, for all levels
Explore the basics of oil painting, the foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique. Themes are discussed and suggested whether deciding on painting a landscape, still life, or portrait. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer. Wednesdays and Thursdays, check for times*
Wednesdays 11:30 AM-12:30 PM with Marnie Bacon*
Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM with Kathleen Young*
*Pre-registration and/or fee required
Laura Tryon Jennings Oil Painting Classes
Oil Painting for the Beginner to the Intermediate for Adults and Teens
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (adult); Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (adult & teen); Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (adult) (all 6 week sessions)
Wednesdays - March 6th thru April 10th ; April 17th thru May 22nd
Thursdays - March 7th , 14th , 21st, 28th, April 11th (5 weeks) $165 (plus $25 supply fee);April 18th thru May 23rd
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. class $198 (plus $28 supply fee) except where noted; Wednesday 6:00-8:30 p.m. class $165(plus $25 supply fee)
Work amongst a relaxed and encouraging group in a shared learning environment. Each student is given individual attention to work on what best suits their particular needs. Explore the basics of oil painting, the foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique. Themes are discussed and suggested whether deciding on painting a landscape, still life, portrait, etc. All levels can benefit. Bring a photograph you've taken, set up a still life, etc. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer.
Oil Painting for the Beginner to the Intermediate for Adults and Teens
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (all 6 week sessions)
March 6th thru April 10th ; April 17th thru May 22nd
$165 (plus $25 supply fee)
Explore the basics of oil painting, the foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique all in a very encouraging and relaxed group atmosphere. Themes are discussed and suggested whether deciding on painting a landscape, still life, portrait, etc. Participants get a lot of personal attention, so together we decide what would be the best strategy for the session for each individual. Students can work on their portfolios in class and therefore paint whatever is needed to accommodate. All levels can benefit. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer.
Oil Painting and More ages 9-15
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (first session 5 weeks, second session 6 weeks
March 7th, 14th , 21st, 28th, April 11th (5 weeks) $125 (plus $25 supply fee);April 18th thru May 23rd
$150 (plus $25 supply fee)
Young artists will learn art techniques, color mixing, and design as they learn and expand their imaginations and creativeness primarily through oil painting. Each session caters to the group dynamic, so we also may create unique art pieces by exploring different materials such as: pencil drawing, mixed media, collage, other mediums of paint, clay, etc. This is a relaxed encouraging environment with individual attention. All supplies will be provided.
For more information about, or to register for the painting classes above please call Laura at 781-837-7982 or emailLaura@LTryonJennings.com.
Please make sure when registering for classes that you provide your preferred email address and phone number. Make-up classes will be scheduled by the instructor only in the event they are canceled due to weather or the instructors cancellation. No refunds will be made after one week of classes. Classes cannot be pro-rated. Please add txt on left.
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