“Dandelion” by C. Folsom
FALL 2015 CLASSES and workshops are now open for registration. You can view class descriptions, weekly schedules, tuition and more. Click any button below for more information. REGISTER today! Classes may fill quickly!
STUDENTS WHO ARE attracted to three dimensional artwork need look no further for the opportunities presented in this unique class. Instead of focusing primarily on clay we approach dimensional art from a much more exploratory format. Nearly any material that can be worked in a small format is possible in this class. Our standard projects will include: plaster carving, wireframe, molded cellulose, polymer clay, air-dry clay and more. We even have a stock of alabaster and soapstone on hand for those who are so inclined.

Of special note for teens who are preparing portfolios: Flat, two dimensional drawings and paintings are what most other students will have in their portfolios. Including some well made 3D samples in your portfolio can be an effective way to get the attention of admissions staff you wish to impress!

Learn more about 3D Art & Sculpting
K. Debell
by K. Debell
Creative Drawing
Thursday 4-5:30 PM
Jackie Musto

Once students have developed the skills to express themselves through drawing and representational art, this class is designed to open the door to their creativity. Looking for the freedom to let your imagination take you to new heights? This is your class!
My Image
by C. Parent
Cartoon Drawing— Characters & Style
Friday 6-7:30 PM
Chris Parent

Anyone who likes Cartooning will love this class. We’ll be focusing on creating and developing characters, and learning how to draw them with features, expressions and style that gives them personality and helps bring them to life.
My Image
by C. Liang
Oil Painting 2
Monday 6-8:30 PM
Julie Ripley

This class takes Oil Painting to the next level. It’s a follow-up to our introduction class, Oil Painting 1. Learning basic skills is part one of becoming a painter. This class will focus on refining techniques and taking your painting to a higher level of sophistication.
My Image
by C. Schaeffer
Introduction to Painting
Saturday 12-2:00 PM
Julie Ripley

Painting is the goal of many artists. This class is intended to introduce students to the three most common forms of painting. Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting each have unique characteristics AND similarities that make working with them fun and challenging. If you’re interested in painting, this class will give you a rich and comprehensive experience at an exceptional value.
Before you spend the time to register for a class check to see if the class has openings. Visit our class schedule page and you can see the status of each class. Classes are marked as: Open, 2 Open, 1 Open or FULL.
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Introduction to Painting

Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting instruction
My Image
Summer Oil Painting workshop
• Twelve two-hour classes with instruction and demonstrations (24 hours of instruction and painting time)
• All high quality materials are provided.
• FOR AGES 13 TO ADULT — basic drawing skills are required
$392 (includes $30 material fee)
THIS Fall we’re offering a new class, and we’re continuing it into the spring. This has been requested many times over the years. Since we’ve recently expanded our studio space—resulting in more blocks of teaching time—we can finally fit it in!

Introduction to Painting is a beginner to intermediate level painting class. This is NOT to say it’s appropriate for beginner artists however. Students with an intermediate level drawing ability are ideal candidates for this class because we will not be able to provide drawing instruction. Since many artists prefer to have a simple drawing in place when starting a painting, students must have basic drawing skills in place already.

Students will learn about watercolor, acrylic and oil paint and materials, and variety of techniques.

Because each medium is distinctly different in the way it is used, technique is extremely important, and that’s what we’ll be teaching.

If you’ve always wanted to try painting this is the perfect class to learn the foundation skills of these various mediums — or to take what you already know to a higher level.

Call 978-266-1600 for more information, or register online today!
This year's Student Art Show was remarkable as always. We had more than 200 works of art from students five years to adults. The weather was perfect, the artwork amazing and the snacks tasty!
1. Advanced Studio artwork
2. Oil Painting & Mixed Media
3. Oil Painting & Mixed Media
4. Lobby gallery area
5. Portrait wall
6. Manga/Chibi projects
7. Face Painting too!
Featured artist - Tanya Dimitrov
Check out our short video taken during classes recently. It's great to hear kids talk about why they like drawing at ActonArt!


"THERE ARE PLENTY OF CLASSES and programs out there for kids. Among them all, ActonArt stands out. Nothing is dummied down. The instructors treat the students with respect while nurturing their drawing skills. Tracy truly cares about the well-being of my sons. She is in every respect, what I value in a great teacher."
Noelle K., Groton parent 2010
CHECK OUT our Featured Student Artists page to see some of the remarkable artwork students have produced. What's really impressive is seeing the transition they've made from young students to sophisticated artists.