Drawing and Painting


Our professional art instructors teach in a friendly, and relaxed environment. Class emphasis is always on the individual student’s creative development and growth with courses for adults and young adults with all skill levels and experience.

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Deadline for class registration is one week prior to first class.


How I Do What I Do – $125 Non Member / $100 Member
Instructor: Gary Lippincott
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00pm
Session I: August, 16, 23, 30 & September 6
Session II: September, 20,27, October 4 & 11
Session III: October 25, November 1, 8, 15
Session IV: November 29, December 6,13, 20
Class Limit – 8 Students

Painting by reknowned artist Gary Lippincott - instructor at Workshop13, Cultural Arts and Learning Center, Ware, MA

In this ongoing class, world-renowned fantasy artist Gary Lippincott is here to assist and critique your current project, and if you ask nicely, he might show you how he would do it if he were you!   Current students are working on illustrating a children’s book, small scale sculpting, watercolor, and sketching, all mediums that Gary is an expert in! This is a laid back class where you can get the assistance you need to take your art to the next level.

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Painting in Oils— $125 Non Member / $100 Member
Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00pm
August, 23, 30, September, 6 & 13th
Class Limit – 8 Students

Painting with oils is far easier than you might think and incredibly satisfying! Three different oil painting techniques, monochromatic, oil washes and abstract realism will be taught with this hands-on approach. Bring your paints and brushes, and leave with new skills to add to your portfolio!

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Pet or Person Portraits in Oils – $175 Non Member / $140 Member
Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00pm
October 25th, November  1, 8, 15 & 22nd
Class Limit – 8 Students

Oil Painting by Roc Goudreau, Workshop13 Cultural Arts Center, Ware, MA

In this 5 week class students will learn how to grid a portrait photo and transfer it to canvas. We’ll cover the process from under-painting through to a finished portrait in oils. Along the way we’ll cover topics such as canvas preparation, portrait structure, color, light, brush types, and stroke techniques. Bring your favorite portrait picture to the first session.

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Watercolor For Beginners with Drawing – $125 Non Member / $100 Member – 101SH
Instructor: Susan Harris
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30-8:30
October 10, 12, 17 & 19th or
 January 9, 11, 16 & 18th (subject TBD)
Class Limit – 8 Students

Susan Harris has been offering a beginner watercolor class for some time. This new class format provides the beginner with continued lessons in watercolor in addition to drawing landscape and composition in order to complete a painting from start to finish.  First session includes the completion of the drawing to be painted.  If you wish to attend all sessions but would rather the sketch be provided, please indicate when you sign up and the sketch will be provided. Either way Susan will get you excited about watercolor painting!  This photo is the subject matter for the painting. All materials are included!

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The Fundamentals of Drawing— $125 Non Member / $100 Member
Morning Class
Various Instructors: Eliza Moser, Roc Goudreau and Gary Lippincott
Tuesdays: 9:00am-11:00 am 
Session I: September 12,19,26 & October 3rd– Still Life w/ Eliza
Session II: October 17,24,31 & November 7th – TBD w/ Roc 
Session III: November 21, 28 December 5,12, – TBD w/ Gary

Learn the basics of still life in this drawing course, suitable for beginners and any level of artistic training. Beginner students will leave this course with a solid understanding of the basics of drawing, while advanced students will learn how to push the boundaries of their skills.The beginning of the course will focus on line drawing and accurate proportions, the middle will explore tone and it’s relation to mimicking the effects of light, and students will finish by perfecting their rendering technique to make their drawing look convincingly 3-D. Each day will begin with a short exercise, designed to introduce students to all the essential drawing concepts in a memorable way. 

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Live Model Mondays – $50 / Five Classes or $15 / Drop In
Instructor: None – Self-guided figure drawing & group interaction
Mondays: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Figure Drawing at Workshop13Drawing sessions start with two or three short poses and one long pose around 2 1/2 hrs. Material List: • Sketch Pad • Drawing Materials of your choice: pastels, pencils, conte crayons, charcoal etc. 

NOTE: All newcomers to the Figure Drawing class, please register below. Even though it’s a drop in class, we’d like to be able to reach you in  the event that class is cancelled due to weather. Thank you! If class is cancelled, you will be notified by email.

Nude Models – Must be at least 18 years old.

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Plein Air Painting – Workshop –  $75/pp
Instructor: Loretta Medeiros
Saturday, September 30th,  

Plein Air Workshop
Join landscape painter Loretta Medeiros for a small-size painting workshop. Here’s your opportunity to study with a 2016 National Award Winner!

Always wanted to try plein air painting but didn’t know how to start? This class is for beginner to intermediate painter. Loretta will share her enthusiasm for Plein Air painting with you. She will walk you through what you need to go out plein air painting including equipment. Instruction will focus on how to create a good composition when outdoors, the use of colors, values and lights. Lecture inside and go outside to paint.

Materials list provided upon enrollment.

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Live Model Portrait in Charcoal – Workshop/ $100 Non-Member/ $80 Member
Instructor: Eliza Moser 
Saturday, September 23rd or October 21st 
Class limit- 8 students

Learn how to create a convincing portrait drawing from the live model. Broken down into an easy step-by-step process, this course will take you from a simple, accurate block-in, to a finished and refined portrait. Additional techniques for learning facial anatomy and capturing likeness will also be explored. 

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