There will be no Spring 2020 Dow Arts Classes 

Winter 2019 Classes and Workshops 

Punch Needle Workshop 

Saturday January 18, 2020  10am – 1pm

Ages: teen – adult 

Join Elise of Le Comptoir at the Ipswich Museum to expand your fiber arts skills and learn the art of punch needle. Participants will be provided with all the materials required to create a unique work of art to take home with them.

Class size: maximum 15 students

Cost: Members $45 / Non-members $50

Embroidery on Printed Fabric Workshop 

Saturday February 1, 2020  9am – 1pm

Ages: teen – adult 

Join Elise of Le Comptoir at the Ipswich Museum for an embroidery workshop celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United States. Participants will have the opportunity to choose images from a selection of photo-printed fabric and embellish their images with different embroidery techniques. All skill levels of embroiderers welcome. Materials will be provided and are included in the registration price.

Class size: maximum 10

Cost: Members $50 / Non-members $55

Fall 2019 Classes and Workshops 

Registration for these classes are now closed

All Ages Wire Sculpture Workshop

Sunday, September 22, 2019. 1-3pm

Ages: Age 7 – Adult 

Learn the basics of working with this fun and simple medium with award-winning artist Ryan Kelley. Students will create mixed media sculptures with wire and found objects while learning to work with their hands in our 3D world!

Class size: 7-20 students

Instructor: Ryan Kelley

Cost: $20

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, October 5 and 6, 9:00- 1:00 pm. 

Ages: 16  to Adult

This 2-day workshop in plein-air painting will be taught on location by Nicole Hupin-Otis. We will explore what goes into making a landscape painting, working directly from the subject. The workshop will include an overview of materials, canvas and palette preparation, planning a strong composition, seeing tone and hue, developing, and finally, completing the painting. This class is open to all levels although some experience- especially in drawing- is helpful. The tone of the workshop will be light-hearted and encouraging, so if you’ve always wanted to work in oils but did not know how to begin, come give it a try! If you’ve got some experience but wish for a new perspective, join us! 

Nicole’s work can be viewed on Instagram at @nicole.hupin.otis 

Cost: $90/members or $110/non-members

Digital Photography Workshop 

Thursdays, October 24 & November 7  (2 sessions, no class on Halloween) 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ages: adults

This 2-session workshop is based on two overriding premises. #1 Good photographs, even Great photographs, are made by the photographer, not the equipment. #2 The best Camera is the one you have with you.

Whether your Camera is an iPhone/Smart Phone, a digital SLR or a digital point and shoot you need to understand the basic techniques involved in obtaining proper exposure and focus. Once we’re sure everyone understands those critical steps the fun begins as we explore all the techniques for identifying and including all the Elements of Composition that elevate a snapshot to a worthy Photograph, and the importance of and tools for Post-Processing your images. A homework assignment due for the 2nd session will be a key part of the learning experience, and class participation is important. No matter what level of expertise you think you are at with your Camera, this workshop will make you better.

Class size: 5-12

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Cost: $75/members or $90/non-members