Classes & Workshops

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Charcoal Drawing Taught by Jen Atwood

Wednesdays January 10th & 17th, 6-8pm

Location: Putnam Library Classroom

In this next charcoal drawing we will be introduced to tinted charcoal. Adding a hint of color adds to a piece in a subtle way.  Students can borrow supplies or bring their own.  A list of supplies will be sent before the class.

Introduction to Pastel Painting: Color in the Landscape Taught by Judy Doyle

Saturdays, January 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 1-4 pm

Location: Judy’s Home in Danielson, CT

Judy Doyle is a longtime member of  Art Guild Northeast. She has been painting with pastels, and various other mediums, for over 50 years. She exhibits regularly in various juried, group, and solo shows. Several of her paintings can be viewed on the Artists Open Studio webpage:

The workshop is limited to 4 participants as it takes place in Judy’s home. Registration will be accepted on a first-come basis. Payment must be paid in full to reserve your place. Instructor will email participants an outline of the workshop and supply list and address.

$ 0.00

Introduction to Drawing: Exercises for Skill Development

2 sessions: Tuesday, November 14th, 2pm-3:15pm, Tuesday, December 12th, 4pm-5:15pm

Location: Online Zoom Class

Drawing is the foundation for most areas of art.  Whether beginner, intermediate, or skilled artist here is a class for you! Karen DeLoach has been helping students of all skill levels using a curriculum she developed and has fine tuned for almost 40 years.  If you wish to gain both confidence and skill in the foundational area, or simply wish to refresh skills, this class is for you.  Supplies are blank paper (copy/printer paper will do) and pens or markers.  Come, and enjoy!

Session 1– Lines.  Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-5:15, Session 2–Shading.  Students will be able to receive feedback on their work.  Assignments for further practice are available to help reinforce concepts presented in each session.

Karen DeLoach has a BFA in painting/drawing, MA in Studio Art- ceramics and teaches Art History & Appreciation in college using books she has written.

You do not need a Zoom account but do need the ability to open Zoom in a web browser. You will receive an invitation link sent to the email you registered with. 

Adventures in Watercolor Taught by Alan James

Mondays, November 13, 20, 2 &, December 4, 2023 from 10am-12:30pm.

at Hale YMCA in the Teen Center, 9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam CT. Teen Room.

Adventures in Watercolor with Alan James: Alan will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting as well as perspective and composition. Many times students will look at their painting and can’t put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step-by-step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence! With an additional focus on perspective, landscape, people and still life, this is a well-rounded workshop appropriate for adults 18 years and older, with little or lots of experience painting. 

Alan James is a highly respected award-winning watercolor artist and teacher. His style is impressionistic and traditionalist with emphasis on purity of design and clear, transparent colors. His art graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide. For more information about Alan and his art please visit his website at

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS with a minimum of 6 required to hold the workshop. After the first 10 registrations, we will maintain a waiting list in case someone is unable to attend. A materials list will be sent to those who register.

No cancelation will be accepted but a class credit will be issued if we have reached our minimum. You may transfer your registration to another member.