Art Complex Museum

2019 Workshops and Classes


Digital Transfer Encaustics Workshop with Joyce Zavorskas

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
$95. (plus $10. materials fee)

Digital transfer to birch panels is a four-step process but can be done in one action-packed day. The instructor will bring students' imagery printed out on transfer film to the class at the Art Complex. All materials including beeswax are provided but if students have an old electric frying pan, or crockpot, or heat gun, and hog bristle brushes for oil painting, bring them to the class. Students must email their digital image to the instructor two weeks before. The finished birch transfer panels have a luminous satin surface protecting the image and are ready to hang on the wall. The info from this class can be used to continue the process at home on their own.

Students prepare an image for transfer at home on their own computers and email it to the instructor ( two weeks before the class. The image can be a photo of a person or place, or a photo of an original artwork, etc. The image must be 8.12" x 8.12", slightly larger than the 8x8x1" birch panels. The instructor will print out their images on 8.5"x11" DASS Classic Transfer Film at her home, and bring to class in Duxbury to be transferred by the students.


Alden Studio Print Lab with Kyle Turner, Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. $125
Command the studios printing press! Join us as we explore printmaking techniques, including LINOCUT and DRYPOINT.

2020 Herring Mosaic Project Workshops (limit of 5 participants) with Sally Dean Mello, May 4, June 1, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, 1:00 3:00 pm*

Click here to contact Sally Dean-Mello to register for classes and workshops

Laura Tryon Jennings Oil Painting Classes


Laura Tryon Jennings, Cherish, 2018, oil on canvas

Artist Laura Jennings approaches teaching with each student individually, so they can paint freely, at their own level, and paint a subject (landscape, still life, portrait, abstract, interior, etc. from life and/or from a photograph) befitting their skills and needs. She talks with each new student before taking their first class to get a feel for what he or she would like to accomplish. This enables her to help guide his or her own unique creative strategies. For each session there is an optional assignment or challenge for those students who would like more direction and/or to discover a new technique. Often the class works on diverse paintings with a few participating in the assignment/challenge. Each session focuses on learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique. Class can also be used to learn helpful tips and techniques to help promote your art professionally. The classes are sprinkled with beginners, intermediates, and beyond students. Each class contains a relaxed, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere enabling the student to find a distinctive pathway to oil painting. All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer.

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 cancelled due to weather or if the instructor cancels. No refunds will be made after one week of classes. Classes cannot be pro-rated.

Fee: $198 (plus $28 supply fee)

Oil Painting for the Beginner to the Intermediate and Beyond... (Adults) Class

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (six classes per session)

February 20- April 3 (no class and March 27), April 17-May 22

For more information about, or to register for the painting classes above please call Laura at 781-837-7982 or email


Wednesdays 11:30 AM-12:30 PM with Kezia Bacon*

*Pre-registration and/or fee required

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