Art Classes


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.

Follow the link below the class description to register for classes and for terms and conditions.

  • Payments must be received 7 days prior to start of class. 
  • Payment can be made by Paypal when you register, or by sending a check payable to: Workshop13, 13 Church St. Ware, MA 01082. (Please reference the class title and date on the check)

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
– July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 2
Class Limit – 8 Students

Painting by reknowned artist Gary Lippincott - instructor at Workshop13, Cultural Arts and Learning Center, Ware, MAHave you ever looked at a drawing, painting, or sculpture and found yourself wondering how the artist develops the skill to fully manifest their inner vision? This is your chance to explore the practice of creative process with a productive professional artist who can guide you towards a finished piece. Students are encouraged to work on a piece of their own while Gary demonstrates with his own projects and discusses planning, materials, work habits, and technique. Critiques by Gary and other students will provide helpful feedback to move your art to the next level.

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Children’s Picture Books – $125 Non Member / $100 Member
Instructor: Gary Lippincott
Thursdays: 6:00-8:00pm
– Fall and Winter Dates TBD
Class Limit – 8 Students

gary-lippincottIn this four session course students will explore the process of moving an idea for a children’s story through to production of a mock-up book, known in the publishing world as a ‘dummy’. We’ll discuss topics ranging from how to illustrate your story arc to move the action forward to the beginning steps of how to pitch a book.

Instructor Gary Lippincott has decades of experience as an illustrator in the children’s book world. This is your chance to learn the basic steps for getting your ideas out of your head and into a book.

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Portraits in Oils – $175 Non Member / $140 Member
Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00pm
– July 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug 2
Class Limit – 8 Students

Oil Painting by Roc Goudreau, Workshop13 Cultural Arts Center, Ware, MAIn 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
July: 18, 20, 25, 27

Class Limit – 8 Students

Learn to paint this beautiful watercolor with the artist Susan Harris at Workshop13, Ware, MASusan 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!

Class is full – thank you!


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

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 by calling Workshop13 at 413.277.6072 – leave a message if we are not available to talk – even if you are doing a drop-in class, we’d like to make sure you can be reached 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.

Choice of payment