Art Complex Museum

2019 Workshops and Classes


Marcia Ballou, 100 Butterflies, 2018, mixed media on two panels

Marcia Ballou, Painting with Paper

Saturday, April 6, 10:00AM - 3:00PM $175. All materials provided

herring run

Bringing Back the River Herring - Restoring an Iconic New England Fishery
Progressing on the Herring Run Mosaic

Saturday, April 13, 1:30 p.m.

The museum and the North and South River Watershed Association will collaborate on a special springtime
presentation on Saturday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m.

This special event will provide a chance to view and contribute to the herring run mosaic wall project being created for the museum as part of the Plymouth 2020 celebration. If you have a small special rock that you would like to have included in the mosaic please bring it with you that day (rock should be no thicker than one half inch and bigger than one and a half inch in diameter). It will also be an opportunity to learn more about river herring migrations on the South Shore and how local groups are working to restore their populations.

Free and open to the public

50th Anniversary Printmaking Project

Looking ahead to our 50th Anniversary (2021), we are creating a 24 inch by 24 inch linoleum print, based on our permanent collection, as part of the celebration. We have taken small sections from 9 different prints.

block print block print

On selected weekends (Saturday April 14, 27, June 23, August 31, September 7, 15, November 16, 23) the public will be invited to observe the process of transferring and carving into the linoleum block. Different cutting techniques will be explored. When the block is complete we will hand print a limited edition of prints.

Drop by to be part of the fun!

Please rsvp by calling 781-934-6634 ext. 10 or
Click here to contact Sally Dean-Mello to register for classes and workshops


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.

Please rsvp by calling 781-934-6634 ext. 10 or
Click here to contact Sally Dean-Mello to register for classes and workshops

Laura Tryon Jennings Oil Painting Classes


Laura Tryon Jennings, Path Beyond, 2019, 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)

April 10 - May 15, May 22 - June 26 (June 26 class will be held 8:30 - 11:30)

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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