Art Complex Museum

Workshops and Classes

2017 Schedule

Ladies Night Out


Make a pair of Stemless Wine Tumblers with ceramic artist Carolyn Daly Shedd
Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, $50 (all materials and firing included).

Use a template, stampers, and texturizing tools to create a set of two tumblers. You will learn pottery basics, as well as more advanced concepts such as mitering and joining edges, as well as attaching a foot ring.

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

April Vacation - Two Day Clay Mask Workshop
with ceramic artist Carolyn Daly Shedd (for grades 4 and up)

Workshop Workshop

Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, $70 (all materials and firing included)

In this two day clay workshop make a clay mask on the first day and glaze it on the second day. Learn the basics of pottery and create memories. Carolyn encourages her students to "make it your own" by incorporating individual creative ideas. Students will underglaze their pieces and leave them to be kiln fired.

Snack Provided

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More Workshops

One Evening Clay Workshops for Adults, February 7, October 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, $40

Kids Try It One Day Clay Workshops, Saturday, March 18; Wednesday, April 19; Saturday, June 3; Saturday, October 21; Saturday, December 2, 9:30 am – 11:30 am $35 (includes materials and snack)

Collographs and Relief Prints with Holly Berry, Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $175

White Line Prints with Lisa Houk and Amy McGregor Radin, Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $90 plus $15 materials fee

Starting from Scraps, Assemblage Sculpture with Mike Wright, Saturday, July 15, 1:30 Gallery talk, 2:30 - 4:30 PM workshop $45


Are you stuck and need a kick start? Discouraged with the two-dimensional or curious about 3-D? Want to know how decisions are made in assemblage? This workshop is for you!

Starting from scraps of found wood, old plastic stuff and glue guns, we will experiment and assemble these materials into ironic, witty and surprising objects d’art. You can bring small bits of wood and plastic and we will supply some materials too.

Wood As Muse, exhibiting sculptor, Mike Wright walks Provincetown beaches and streets searching for old painted wood. Her subject matter, the sea, fishing vessels and architecture, along with inspiration from early Provincetown Modernists Blanche Lazzell, Karl Knaths and Kenneth Stubbs, place her on the artistic continuum that is Provincetown.

Mike Wright had a solo exhibition at Boston’s St. Botolph Club in 2016, had a solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2015; received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2014; was the “Artist in Residence” at Cape Cod Community College; was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center; won the Michael E. Deluty Outstanding Sculpture Prize at the CAA National Competition, won the 1998 National Competition at PAAM, resulting in a solo exhibition in 1999. She has exhibited in Japan, New York City, East Hampton, Maryland, Montana, Florida, Louisiana, Boston and Provincetown. Her work is in the PAAM collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, in the Cape Cod Museum of Art collection and in many private collections. She is represented by Alden Gallery in Provincetown.

Fairy House Family Workshop, Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, (to display in the Alden Studio Gallery) Free

Bookbinding and Artists Books with Roya Amigh, Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $200 (includes materials)

Exploring Narrative Photography, for tweens and beyond, with Maryellen Latas and Heather Park Hanlon, Saturday, November 4, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, $40

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Alden Studio Print Lab
with Kyle Turner and Sally Dean Mello

Workshop Workshop

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 PM
February 8 – March 22, 2017

Buy a block of 6 classes that can be used within the 8 week session. $175.

The Art Complex Museum recently installed a new printing press in its Alden Studio! We invite all who are interested to join us for a printmaking lab, instructed by Sally Dean Mello and Kyle Turner. With instruction, participants will produce two editions of original handmade prints, in both linocut (relief) and drypoint (intaglio) processes. Participants are expected to leave with a number of original prints, in addition to hopefully leaving with new found skills, appreciation and understanding in regards to printmaking.

This will be a relaxed studio class that is open to all levels, experienced artists and beginners alike. Participation fee will include 6 classes over an 8 week period. All necessary materials will be supplied, with the exception of paper, which will be available to purchase from the studio instructors. Students should bring a design to the first class.

Handmade prints are great for gifts, greeting cards and, most of all, a format to exercise creativity and expression! We hope to see you there!

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

Laura Tryon Jennings Oil Painting Classes


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 1-March 8, 2017

March 22-May 3, 2017 (no class April 26th)

May 10-June 14, 2017

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 Marnie Bacon*

*Pre-registration and/or fee required

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