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Classes offered

Give the Gift of Art this Season!

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? We’ve got you covered!


  • Memberships- Gift a membership to Workshop13! 
  • Gift Certificates- We’ve got a load of great classes happening soon!
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Create something beautiful!

Take some time out to relax and focus on creating something made from your own hands.  We have new classes that are intended to stoke your creative spirit!  If it’s Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Illustration or Printing we have something for all artists.  For those looking to learn something new or fine tune their artistic abilities with other artists this is the place for you.  Sign up for our newsletter so you can always be in on the workshops, classes and events that we welcome you to.  Join our artistic community and discover who you are as an artist!


Painting like the Masters

flower painting in oil

Christina Mastrangelo

If you haven’t already heard Workshop13 has everything you need when it comes to Fine Art education.  We have the talented Christina Mastrangelo back for another one of a kind Workshop, Flower Painting in Oil, How to Paint Alla Prima.  This is for those who want to refine their oil painting skills and learn techniques taught on the other side of the world where Art originated.  Please do not miss this incredible opportunity and support the Arts while expanding your artistic knowledge!


Supporting the Arts

Thank you to all who came out to support us for our One Year Anniversary Open House Celebration!  It was a beautiful representation of all Art forms in this incredible space.  Jean Comerford and her delicate heirloom quality silhouettes were a delight.  Genevieve Fraser added a beautiful theatrical piece to our space, with an interesting take on Portia from The Merchant of Venice.  Professionally trained dance duo Roman Sarotin and Jennifer Gordon performed beautiful improvisational dance pieces throughout the day to add to the ambiance.  The Art of some of our last years students added such a beautiful element, and we were so proud to display their hard work.  Thank you and let’s make even more Art this year!



Fall Fest Open House


Gary Lippincott

Come join us for our Fall Fest One Year Anniversary celebration!  We are celebrating a year of artists expanding their talents alongside each other.  Saturday October 4th 10am – 3pm, we will have our doors open for anyone interested in coming to share in the beauty of Art.  We have the incredible Jean Comerford creating her beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes form 10am – 2pm.  These exquisite pieces of Art will be offered on a donation basis, so please reserve a spot today! Contact her directly at 477-6179 or  We will have incredible artists such as Gary Lippincott master of fantasy art doing a demonstration of his impeccable style.  Lots of activities for the kids or just stop by walk through and admire the beauty of the space!


Open Mic Night is here to stay!

We can’t wait for this friday night for the next Open Mic Night!  We will open our doors again for an incredible night of music and art to tantalize your senses!  This friday September 26th from 7-10pm we will have a beautiful evening of music for you to come out and enjoy.  All musicians please arrive a little before 7pm in order to sign up.  Come out and join us and support the arts!IMG_0624


Young Artists Art Show

It is finally time to let our Young Artists shine!  We are proud to host an Art Show special for our Young Artists from our summer programs.  This will take place this Saturday September 20th from 12noon – 3pm and is open to all who appreciate Art in all forms!  This is to celebrate the talent of these incredible artists and show the community the level of passion and involvement in the Fine Arts this building cultivates.  IMG_2248

Please bring a friend and come see our beautiful space and share in the love and energy of Art through the eyes of Young Artists!


Block Printing

Please join us for this new and exciting class here at Workshop13 Block Printing.  We have all seen a design on a piece of fabric or on something we enjoy that we wish we could make ourselves.  This is the class for you!  If you are interested in designing your own custom block print carving and using it to create Art in your own style come join us!  For those budding artists or artists looking to create a design complimentary of their style come learn this traditional technique as well as utilizing our printing press.IMG_0008


New Sip ‘n Paint Workshop!

You’ve been asking for another Sip ‘n Paint Workshop. We agree they are so much fun! Get ready because on Friday August 1 from 6-9 pm will be our next workshop. Grab your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, Mom, Dad, best friend and sign up today!

Beautiful seascape by Jeff Kern to be used for Sip 'n Paint Class at Workshop13 in Ware, MAWe get so excited about this particular workshop because it is so relaxing and the laughter is loud!! Instructor Jeff Kern will guide you through the process of creating this beautiful, serene seascape. From start to finish he’ll be there to help every step of the way. And you will leave with a renewed energy and a love for the art you created.

Sign up soon as space is limited to 20 people! Hope to see you there.


How’d you like to create a cool creature!!

Creature Sculpture by Diane HaynesCan you imagine making this creature? Well now you can. We’re so excited about this class.

You’ll learn how to sculpt the head, hands & feet of a 9” creature, reminiscent of Jim Henson’s “Skeksis” in the 1980s movie,The Dark Crystal.

Imagine in short five weeks you’ll be showing your family and friends what you made! Okay…how cool is that?

Class is limited to 8. Sign up soon!


Guided Watercolor Class

'Three Raspberries' watercolor by Kara K. Bigda

by Kara Bigda

This is a new class by instructor Kara K. Bigda – paint your own subject from a photo!

You’ll plan your own watercolor project from start to finish under Kara’s guidance. The class is designed for the student with some watercolor experience wishing to advance their skills toward a more independent level.

This is a five week course on every Tuesday from July 8 – August 5th.

Are you ready for the next level? If so, sign up soon as class is limited to 8 students!!


Sip ‘N Paint Class

sip_n_paint_PicDo you want to create this serene picture? Wouldn’t this be a fabulous addition to your home? Well…we are so excited to announce another Sip ‘N Paint for adults. Will be held on Friday April 18th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

This is a perfect way to spend a Friday night! To be held at Workshop13. Yes, you may bring your favorite wine or beer (no hard liquor) and we’ll provide some snacks. But the magic will be in the finished painting! Bring your friends…or perhaps – this is a perfect date night! Either way we know you’ll have a fun and creative evening.

The last Sip ‘N Paint we held we very popular. Class size is limited to 20 participants so please book early!

See you soon…and get ready to create!


Kid’s Sip ‘N Paint Workshop

Is your child an aspiring artist? Or perhaps they flourish in group settings? Well this is the class for them!  

Workshop13 is hosting a Kid’s Sip ‘N Paint Workshop to be held on April 11th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm with instructor will be Roc Goudreau.

This 2 ½ hour class will guide them, step-by-step, through the creation of one painting of their own to take home, in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, with a super friendly instructor.

Your child will leave with a painting they are proud to say they created! Imagine the self esteem this class can impose on them!  They will have an excellent time, and best of all, it doesn’t matter if they have ever painted before – they WILL have fun! Roc will make them comfortable and ensure they have a fantastic experience.

Register early as class size is limited to 20!


New Classes at

New classes have been listed on the website! We’ve heard over and over “Once you take a class you’ll be hooked”. Classes for all ages and at different times of the day. What’s the course you just need to take?

  • Children’s Book Illustration – Linda Graves
  • Painting Together – Fran Gianfriddo
  • Imaginative Drawing – Gary Lippincott
  • Water Color Basics – Kara Bigda
  • Painting Techniques – 2 Classes in 1! Oil Painting & Pastels – Jeff Kern
  • Visual Journals – Pat Bock
  • Illustration Techniques – Roc Goudreau
  • Expressive Drawing for Teens – Sandy Gianfriddo
  • Photography 101 –  Jack Cascio
  • Beginning Painting for Kids Phase 2 – Roc Goudreau
  • The Making of a Comic Book – Delia Jean Hickey
  • Handmade Books – Pat Bock

Register today to be sure you get the class you want! See you there.


Sip ‘N Paint Workshop

Exciting news! Sip ‘N Paint Workshop will be held on Wednesday March 12th from 6:30-9:00 PM. Different twist – event is hosted by Workshop13 but held at Gheppetto’s Restaurant, 91 Main Street, Ware, MA.

This isn’t a BYOB but you’ll be able to order up your favorite cocktail and Gheppetto’s will serve scrumptious appetizers!

Are you an artist …or maybe a closet artist. Come on out and enjoy the evening and show your Picasso side!

A perfect date night – girl’s night out – or ‘because I deserve to treat myself’ night! Limited to 20 people so sign up soon!


Evening with the Figure Workshop

UPDATE: Due to many requests to move this class to an afternoon class the time has been changed to 2:00 – 5:00 pm! Now you can have your ‘date night’ and still enjoy this awesome class!!

Please join us for an ‘Evening with the Figure’ workshop to be held on Saturday February 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You bring the wine and we’ll provide the cheese and crackers. Instructor Gary Lippincott will guide you through this exciting workshop. These 3 hours will fly by!


February Classes Listed!

We’re happy to announce the February class schedule is now listed on our site. From some of your favorites to exciting new topics like Expressive Drawing for Teens to Using Adobe Lightroom and so many more! Check them out and sign up early! Let us know if there is a topic YOU are interested in that is not listed. See you soon!


Gift Certificates



Perfect Holiday Gift – Gift Certificate from Workshop13!

What do you get for the budding artist in your life – or perhaps the professional artist? A gift certificate towards a class at  Workshop13 might be the perfect gift.

Available in denominations of $25, $50, $100 or $125 – purchase on line or stop in and see us.

Happy Holidays!


Memberships Now Available

Memberships are available at Workshop13!

Want to be a member of a growing arts community? We believe in the value of an energizing community built around those who appreciate the arts.

That is why we started Workshop13 – to bring an Arts & Cultural center to Ware and we need you to help us grow.

Check out the new Membership page on our website.