Summer 2014 Art Classes

In Partnership with GoodLife Programs & Activities
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CONCORD — This summer, NHTI, Concord’s Community College will offer a series of 4-week art classes in partnership with GoodLIfe Programs and Activities.  The cost for each intensive, hands-on class is only $100, plus materials.  These are non-credit classes.  Topics and schedule are as follows:

  • Birdbaths, Pots and Whimsical Garden Sculpture with Annie Campbell
    June 5-26, Thursdays, 1-3 pm

In this workshop you will learn various handbuilding techniques to make artwork for your garden, patio, or front steps.  Project options will range from bird baths and
flower pots to nature-inspired sculpture.  All levels of experience are welcome.

  • Introduction to Watercolor with Sara Ellis
    June 3-24, Tuesdays, 1-3 pm

An introduction to the basic techniques of watercolor. Students will explore pictorial composition, color theory, and painting techniques in a step-by-step classroom painting from a still life. This will be a series of fun, relaxed classes learning the basics.  Come join us!!

  • Batik Dyeing with Cheri Dalphonse
    July 10-31, Thursdays, 1-3 pm

An introduction to the basic techniques of batik.  Students will learn how to create unique designs by using a stylus and brush to apply melted wax to cotton fabric and hand dyeing the fabric.  From simple, repetitive patterns to more illustrative designs.  Make a beautiful wall hanging or scarf.

  • Introduction to Acrylics and Impressionist Painting with Sara Ellis
    August 5-26, Tuesdays, 1-3 pm

An introduction to the basic techniques of acrylic painting while learning about the Impressionist style.  Based upon the notion of capturing what we see in a brief instant, Impressionist work features loose brush work and vibrant color.  Reproductions of Master paintings to work from will be provided, or bring your own printed resources. All levels of experience are welcome.

NHTI’s Visual Arts studios are located at 254 North State Street, next door to GoodLife Programs and Activities.  Brought to you by the Centennial Senior Center.  For more information, call (603) 228-6630 or email

NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education.  NHTI offers over 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students.  NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.