Portrait by Maggie Parone, age 13

SNOW UPDATE 1/25/2015:
Blizzard on Monday/Tuesday? Check back later find out what’s happening with possible class cancellations.

Botanical Illustration
Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 12 to adult
(all mats. included)

Even though it’s cold outside, it doesn’t mean we can’t turn our focus to spring and all the lovely flowers that come with it!

In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture the subtle complexities of the natural world with watercolor and colored pencil techniques, and walk away with several small works of art!

All high quality materials are provided.
Figure Drawing
Thursday, February 19, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 14 to adult
(all mats. included)

Figure Drawing is THE staple practice tool for the artist. By understanding the human form, how it’s proportioned and how it moves, the artist can learn to more accurately render the figure.

In this workshop, the students will be guided in ways to quickly and efficiently capture the figure while remaining true to form through a series of both short gesture drawings and longer format drawings. We will be working with a live model, lightly clothed or wearing a leotard.

All high quality materials are provided.
Sculpting Workshop
Tuesday-Thursday, February 17-19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & up
(all mats. included)

In this class students work with various traditional mediums that have been present in sculpture for hundreds if not thousands of years. Beginning with clay students learn the basic methods of shaping, adding, and subtracting material to create a finished piece. Next plaster carving is introduced to show students how to give sculptures the illusion of depth. Other materials, including stone, paper mache, and sculpey may be used depending upon available time. Though there are many mediums to practice with, the basic principles of sculpture remain the same, and with practice we can shape our pieces to our liking.

All high quality materials are provided.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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Sneakers by Ariella B.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

• Class begins Saturday, Jan 10, ends Sat. March 14.
• Pay for eight regular classes…get one free! $245, all high quality materials are provided.
THIS WINTER we’re offering a new class. One that’s 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 Watercolor 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 paint and materials, and variety of techniques.
Because watercolor is a medium that typically does not use white paint (leaving the white of the paper to show through instead) planning is needed and will be emphasized through all aspects of the projects.

If you’ve always wanted to try watercolor this is the perfect class to learn the foundation skills. And, right now as a one-time offer, we’re providing NINE classes, for the cost of eight. You can miss a class due to winter weather and still attend all the classes you’ve paid for! PLUS…all the high quality materials you need are provided.

Classes begin January 10th! 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. Featured artist - Tanya Dimitrov
2. Advanced Studio artwork
3. Oil Painting & Mixed Media
4. Oil Painting & Mixed Media
5. Lobby gallery area
6. Portrait wall
7. Manga/Chibi projects
8. Face Painting too!
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.