Classes & Workshops

Gentle Yoga with Kezia Bacon (Feb 2023)

Wednesdays (4 classes)
February 1, 8, 15, 22
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Suitable for beginners, this 1-hour class includes centering, warm-ups, and gentle yoga postures to help you stretch, strengthen, and tone your body while calming your mind. Most students feel relaxed and refreshed by the end of class.

Sessions are held in the museum’s Phoenix Gallery.

Kezia (pronounced Kee-za) is a Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching since 1997.

Fee: $48.00

Registration required.

12 participants maximum in each class.

If you would like to “drop-in” to a class, email Kezia at keziabacon@gmail.com to see if room is available in the class. The “drop-in” fee is $15.00 per class.

Saturday Yoga with Kathleen Young

Every other Saturday
February 11 and 25, 2023
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Gentle flow yoga with Kathleen Young is a one-hour class that incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Each class ends with a period of relaxation.

This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape, or size.  No experience or flexibility required.  Kathleen is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching for over 20 years.

Fee: $15.00 per class

Registration: Required

10 participants maximum

Oil Painting with Laura Tryon Jennings
(starts Feb, 2023)

***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL***

Wednesdays (6 class session)
February 15 and 22
March 1, 8, 15, and 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Oil painting for adults of all skill levels. Laura teaches each student individually, so they can paint at their own level and paint a subject befitting their skills and needs.

Each session focusses on learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition, and critique, and demos. For each session, there is an optional assignment or challenge for students who would like more direction or want to discover a new technique.

The atmosphere is relaxed, supportive, and encouraging. Laura talks with each student new to painting to get a feel for what he or she would like to accomplish, which enables her to guide the student. For students with no background in painting, Laura recommends one or two private lessons with her prior to the 6-class session. If that is not possible, please contact Laura (LTryonJennings@gmail.com) with your email and phone number so she can connect with you at least one week before the session begins.

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 except for COVID-19 related events.
COVID vaccines are recommended. Be aware that the class will follow Mass State COVID guidelines; therefore, students should be aware that masking and vaccination requirements may change over the duration of the class.

Image: Details of “True Warmth,” Laura Tryon Jennings,  32″ x 46″, oil on canvas

Fee: $198.00 ($28.00 supply fee to Laura if you need supplies)

Registration required: THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

12 participants maximum

Origami Fundamentals for Kids

Friday, February 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A 2-hour class for children age 9 and up. (Students 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.)

The goal will be for students to complete 3 or 4 models: a box, a butterfly, a crane, and more if time allows. Students will develop folding skills and the ability to read instructional diagrams.

Instructor: Andrea Plate

Class Fee: $40.00

Materials Fee: $8.00 paid to the instructor at the beginning of class

12 students maximum

Tai Chi with Kathryn Demers (Feb 2023)

Fridays (6 classes)
February 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $75.00

Tai Chi is an ancient art involving postures, breathing, and movements to enhance the flow of energy, or chi, throughout and around the body. It is based on the concepts of yin and yang, the dynamic balancing of opposites, and the rhythms of the natural world.  Tai chi is a mind-body practice originally developed as a martial art, and now widely practiced for its many health and wellness benefits.

Kathryn Demers is a certified tai chi and qi gong instructor. She has studied tai chi and qi gong with Master Fang Chih-Lee for several years. She teaches Yang style, with the focus on enhancing health and wellness through the mind-body connection. With a diverse background in education, movement-based learning and energy modalities, Kathryn enjoys teaching the art and science of tai chi. She offers classes at several locations in the area.

“Tai Chi and Qi Gong are gentle on the body, calming to the mind, and good for the spirit,” says Demers. “I love the many health benefits of tai chi and qi gong and am glad to have the opportunity to share this practice with others.”

Registration:  Required

12 participants maximum in each class.

Gentle Yoga with Kezia Bacon (Mar 2023)

Wednesdays (5 classes)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Suitable for beginners, this 1-hour class includes centering, warm-ups, and gentle yoga postures to help you stretch, strengthen, and tone your body while calming your mind. Most students feel relaxed and refreshed by the end of class.

Sessions are held in the museum’s Phoenix Gallery.

Kezia (pronounced Kee-za) is a Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching since 1997.

Fee: $60.00

Registration required.

12 participants maximum in each class.

Origami for Adults

Friday, March 10, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

An adult class for beginner origami students. In this three-hour class, students will fold the Zen Xian Bao (the Chinese Thread Book).

Instructor: Andrea Plate

Class Fee: $60.00

Materials Fee: $10.00 paid to the instructor at the beginning of class

12 participants maximum

Painting, Stamping, and Collage Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A day-long art immersion workshop where you will learn to draw, paint, create stamps, and use collage elements with fun exercises designed to loosen you up! A still life will be set up to work from as well as printed images.

9:00 – 10:00 am:  Set up and introductions

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Learn how to make printing stamps and create patterns on small surfaces

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Tour the museum and have lunch (available to order or byo)

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Create a large patterned piece on cradled wood panel

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Wrap up, sharing of works and clean up.

Instructor: Ann Marie O’Dowd is a well-known artist living in the Greater Boston community who specializes in bright acrylic depictions of still life, people and animals on canvas.

To see more of her work visit www.amopainting.com

Class Fee: $175.00

Materials Fee: $35 paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Registration: Required.

12 participants maximum

Painting with Wool: A Needle Felting Workshop

Sunday
March 19, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Needle Felting is a fairly new art medium, developed by women who wanted to stretch the envelope of working with the barbed needle used for 3-D wool sculptures often done in Montessori schools. It has since expanded globally with many oil and watercolor painters finding it a wonderful way to create images.

In this class you will learn the basics by observation and practice. Betty will first demonstrate a few techniques, and then give you a small practice piece to work on. After some practice, you will begin to work on a wool painting of flowers in a vase.

One of the most common observations felt by beginners is the sense of calm that is produced by the repetitive poking of wool into the background fabric.

You will be supplied with a variety of needles, wool felt “canvases,” and soft fluffy wool which will be your “paint.” Betty will also bring foam pads for you to work on, a necessity to keep the needle from breaking as the wool is poked through the felt.

Please bring a lunch. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

Instructor: Betty Greene has always lived and earned as an artist. She discovered needle felting just 6 years ago and immediately found she was ‘made’ for it.

Class Fee: $80

Materials Fee: $10 paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Registration: Required.

Maximum 10 participants.

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