WORKSHOPS

New classes and sessions will be added & updated frequently so keep checking back!

 

Watercolor Workshop with Rockport Artist,  Chris Coyne, Saturday, February 10th and/or March 10th ~ ALL levels Welcome!                    The Braintree Community Arts Center is excited to offer a Watercolor Workshop with well known Rockport artist Chris Coyne. There will be a brief discussion of materials and short demo before we begin painting. You may bring your own subject matter or paint along with the instructor’s demonstration using supplied images.  Open to all abilities, learn and practice watercolor techniques in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere. All levels welcome! You can find out more about Chris on his Facebook page. Click HERE for printable flyer.
Materials Required: Please bring your own supplies such as watercolor PAPER, board to clip the paper to, number 2H drawing pencil, paints, and brushes along with a container for water and palette for mixing.
Class Day/time: Saturday, 9:00AM-12:00PM (Class size is limited 12/15)
Class Dates: February 10th, March 10th
Price: $30 per class
Register Online or email us at braintreecommunityartcenter.com with questions

 

Writing Retreat  ~ 1 Day Workshops ~ Sundays
Teacher: Anne Stuart – bio
A day dedicated to writing. We’ll warm up with a few writing prompts, then spend most of the afternoon writing in companionable silence, with occasional breaks and optional sharing. Open to adult writers of all experience levels and all types of writing. If you have a writing project, bring it; if you’re just beginning, we’ll have some resources to help you start. Either way, you’ll write a lot!
Materials Required:  Bring a writing implement (computer or notebook and pen), your own beverage, and if you like, a snack to share. Click here for flyer
Class Day/time: Sundays February 18th, March 11th and March 25th, 12:30-5:30pm
Price: $10 per class. Sign up in advance.
Register Online – please specify which date you are signing up for.

 

Improv Quilting Support Group
Teacher: Marge Tucker – bio                                                                                                                                                                               Improv Quilting support group is a group for those who are interested in improvisational piecing, whether you have never tried this method of piecing or have taken classes. Marge will have a focus/theme for each class and demonstrate a technique and/or time to work on projects you have started. The intent of this group is to foster enthusiasm for improvisational quilting in a fun and informal environment. We are aiming to meet every two months. Previous quilting experience is NOT necessary, but basic sewing skills are needed (basically you need to be able to operate a sewing machine). * Improvisational piecing can be described as no rules or regulations quilting. Commercial patterns are not used therefore you are able to create unique and innovative pieces. For more info on Marge check out her website at www.margetuckerquilts.com. To reach her directly: margetuckerquilts@gmail.com.
Materials Required: Please bring thread for the sewing machine, sewing machine, basic sewing supplies (pins, seam ripper, scissors), rotary cutter mat, ruler, square ruler for blocks, 1/8 yard cuts of 8-12 different fabrics. Printable list here
Workshop Day/time:  February’s workshops will be about color. Specially, working on making a composition with a color of analogous colors. This inspiration comes from the MFA exhibit by artists Mark Rothko. Please see flyer here for details or as always feel free to do your own thing! Friday, February 9th, 10:00AM-3:00PM  and/or Saturday, February 10th, 10:00AM-4:00PM;
Friday, March 16th 10:00AM-3:00PM and/or Saturday, March 17th, 10:30AM-3:30PM (Technique TBD)
Price: $40 per person per workshop. If you are signing up for BOTH Friday and Saturday you will only have to pay $70 total.
Register online:  or email us at braintreecommunityartcenter@gmail.com