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ONLINE Drawing & Fine Art Classes - Fall 2020


Fall 2020 interactive online drawing & fine art classes are now registering!

• Live, Interactive, online classes -supplies included

• High quality pre-recorded video demonstrations

• Easy make-up classes (when you choose) via Zoom recordings

FALL TRIMESTER runs September 9 to December 6 – (12 classes)

Our Fall 2020 program is now online! See schedules, descriptions, tuition and more. And you can REGISTER NOW!
Welcome to our online classes and workshops. As much as we wish everyone could rejoin us in the studio this fall, we believe social distancing is the only way we can guarantee a safe environment for our students and teachers. If conditions improve it will be an easy transition to move classes back into the studio.
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We at ActonArt reject the
current wave of hate and violence
being shown to the Black community
and protestors by police.

We call upon our elected officals
and government to take real,
actionable movements towards
dismantling unjust systems.

We have donated to two organizations
that we feel are important to support,
Creatives of Color BOSTON and
The Movement for Black Lives.
Please consider donating.

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Drawing & Fine Art Programs for children, teens and adults

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Portrait by Taylor S.

FALL Classes and Workshops open for registration on Saturday, August 8th. Submit a registration using the "Register" button below.

Colored Pencil Drawing & Techniques

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• For ages 12 & Up
• Friday 6 to 8 pm
• 2 Hour class
• All high quality materials included

COLORED PENCILS are a very popular medium due to their perceived ease-of-use, their low cost and "clean" working characteristics. While all of these things can be true—the opposite can be as well! Artwork produced by colored pencils can range from ultra-realism to sketchy representation. And with the variety of colored pencils available the single limiting factor is frequently the amount of time an artist is willing to spend to achieve their visions.

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Adult drawing and painting classes

Adult Studio Art

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon,
Dates pending
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S. Ishii - Adult
This class has been designed for people who have some experience and would like a mixture of studio time for independent work/experimentation, as well as structured projects that guide students in working with new materials and techniques. We’re also going to include some instructed figure drawing, with at least one class that will feature a live model and a variety of poses. All high quality materials and model fees are included in the course tuition.

Now you can feed your artistic brain—be guided through the use of new materials and techniques—and have complete freedom to work independently—all in the same class!
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Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 1 to 3 pm,
Dates pending
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Painting with watercolors can be remarkably simple or impressively complex depending upon your desire to engage with the medium. This intro level class will present a basic foundation that all watercolorists need to have in their skillset.
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Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Thursdays, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
June 25th — August 30th
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L. Dallimore - Adult
Learning to draw portraits is much more attainable than most people realize. It’s not a “gift” that some people possess but a practiced skill that they’ve developed usually with instruction and guidance. And it’s remarkably satisfying to do once you’ve learned the basics.
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What Class Next?

CURIOUS about what ActonArt offers students who already know they’re destined for a career in the creative arts? Or possibly you’d just like to know what class makes sense for your child who just loves to draw??

Well then, check out our handy-dandy flow chart that shows the logical progression through classes. Please keep in mind there is no “right” path down the chart. The chart simply illustrates what can be expected in terms of moving into higher level classes over time.

Some students want nothing but Foundation classes, while others want to experience it all! If you have questions please give us a call at 978-266-1600.
Class flowchart
ORANGE BOXES represent Foundation classes that teach the comprehensive processes of drawing. BLUE BOXES represent Cartooning and Manga classes which also present foundation concepts and techniques, but always via Manga or Cartoon subject matter. GREEN BOXES represent Portfolio classes that require knowledge and technical skills taught in the foundation classes. These classes are designed to provide students seeking art related careers exposure to, and experience with complex materials, methods and planning processes. Most portfolio classes are open to anyone even if they are not planning to develop a formal portfolio.