Repair Cafe is a monthly get together at MAxT - Every 2nd Saturday from 10-2pm. If you have something that busted, don't toss it, bring it here! No need to pre-register, just show up!
Our repair volunteers will help YOU fix nearly everything that can be fixed, including:
+ Small appliances
+ Clothing (including sweaters)
And pretty much anything else you can throw at us!
The event is free but donations to the repair cafe are encouraged to keep this event going.
Ready to explore encaustic but are intimidated? Never heard of it but are curious? Already a painter in another medium and are ready for a change? This class is for you!
“Encaustic” comes from the Greek word, “enkaustikos”, which means to “Burn in.” Essentially, it is painting with hot colored wax. It is an exceptionally versatile medium used by painters, mixed media collage artists, even photographers and sculptors.
Encaustic can be an expensive medium to work in, but veteran encaustic painter, Earl Schofield will not only provide the materials you need to get started, but show you how to start in your own studio efficiently and with the lowest expense possible, while teaching you some encaustic history and many of the techniques and tips of this exciting medium. Class will run on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday to allow for travel to the area. There will be two three hour sessions each day with plenty of time to explore the areas lake, hiking, shops and restaurants and will include a dinner at the artist’s home and studio.
(Discounted rooms and blocks of rooms available at the beautiful, historic Fitzwilliam Inn, a two-minute walk to the artist/instructors home)
$400 per person- 18 hrs. instruction/studio time one dinner out, one dinner at instructor’s home, all supplies provided.
Supplies may be purchased, at cost, at the end of weekend if desired.
About the instructor: Earl Schofield is a veteran art educator at the Dublin School who is a museum collected, nationally exhibiting painter.
An introductory online drawing course with a focus on working from old and contemporary master drawings and potentially photographs to create unique drawing composition. Creating a strong composition, a sense of light/dark, an illusion of depth and form that’s in the round will be among our goals. Special attention will be given to mark making including weight of mark, and employing techniques such as hatch marks and pointillism to expand visual vocabulary. Collage will be used as a reference point as well as a unique format for art itself. Beginners and advanced students alike are encouraged to join. Media will include charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and color washes. Materials included.
The class will include online large group discussions and work, breaking out to small groups with the instructor to get individual feedback. It will also include offline instruction and assignments.
You may take the first two week project for the class as a trial. A discount for the whole class is available to all MAxT members.
About the teacher:
Kimberly Kersey-Asbury is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist with a special love for drawing. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Boston University. A Fulbright recipient to Botswana for painting, she had a residency at the Vermont Studio Center for painting and workshops in Ceramic Sculpture at Haystack and the Archie Bray Foundation. She teaches studio art at Saint Anselm College and resides in Dublin, NH.
How many times have you seen the opportunities your kids have that you didn’t as you dropped them off at school or college and thought, “Geez, I wish I could do that!” So do it! The Sharing Arts Network and the Dublin School are SO excited to offer this seven-day artist retreat for everyone 21 years and older! There will be three two hour sessions each day.
You will alternate instruction between Drawing from life, working on wheel thrown pottery for a night time, Japenese Raku firing and dinner party at the end of the week, wooden bowl turning on the lathe, art history lectures, landscape or abstract painting (in oil or watercolor) and an Introduction to digital Photography and Photoshop. Students are primarily responsible for their own food, but there are excellent local shops to choose from. There will be a dinner party at an instructor’s house one night, and a BBQ the night of the Raku firing. In addition, instructors will be available to make reservations and lead dinner and drinks out with the group most nights. Fees include all materials, instruction, instructor led critiques, and the cost of the two dinners. Come make new friends at ART CAMP for Grown Ups!
Discounted rooms and blocks of rooms available at the beautiful, historic Fitzwilliam Inn, a two-minute walk to the artist/instructors home. Instructors can coordinate an Air B-N-B for up to 8 people for less than 200 for the whole six days.
Limit 12 students
Earl Schofield is a veteran art educator at the Dublin School who is a museum collected, nationally exhibiting painter.
Dylan Pierpont is a charming and talented wood worker and teacher at the Dublin School
Kimberley Kersey-Ashby is a professor at St. Anselm’s college and a virtuoso artist working in photography, painting and sculptural ceramics.
750.00 per person for 36 instructor/studio contact hrs. and includes two dinners, multiple evenings with various instructors out and all materials included.
Summer time. Watercolor. What else do you need? We got sun, we got gorgeous views, we got paper, brushes and cute little tins of color! Let’s party! This a three Day, Saturday through Monday, multi-level course. We will move quickly through basic color theory, then into material tips, then do a deep dive into technique experimentation. Each day the instructor will start the day with an art history masterwork lecture, then move on to demonstrate various watercolor techniques.
Water color is famous for being really heavy on the “tricks.” In its purest form, it is a spontaneous and intuitive medium, but generations of artists have created all kinds of innovative ways to work with it. We will explore as many of those as we can both in the studio and in the field. Class will be split between a morning and afternoon session for a total of five hours each day. There will be plenty of time to explore the region or continue to paint on your own. The instructor can make reservations and lead the group out for dinner and drinks Saturday night if desired. There will be a dinner Saturday night at the instructor’s home which is included in the price of the class. This is not specifically a landscape class, it is a WATERCOLOR class, but field trips will be included…because we got sun, views, paper, brushes and cute little tins of color!
(Discounted rooms and blocks of rooms available at the beautiful, historic Fitzwilliam Inn, a two minute walk to the artist/instructors home)
Instructor can set up an Airbnb for groups if home share is an option you’d like for about 200 for the week.