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Spring class registration is up and running!

Classes start April 8 and are held at Joy Street Studios in Somerville, MA.

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Classes: 8
Class size: 5 student maximum
Materials: All materials are included in the cost and are available in the studio.
Cost: $395

SPRING SESSION

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING CLASS

Learn the basics of oil painting in a supportive, relaxed art studio setting. No prior experience necessary!

In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of painting with oil, including: mixing colors, using painting mediums, composing a still life, painting the figure, and experimenting with abstract painting techniques. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal style and instruction will be tailored to their interests. With a small class capped at 5, each student receives a good amount of personal attention and feedback. 

TUESDAY EVENING

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

April 10-May 29

WEDNESDAY EVENING

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

April 11-May 30

 

TUESDAY MORNING

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 10-May 29

THURSDAY MORNING

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 12- May 31


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SPRING SESSION

DRAWING AND PAINTING PEOPLE 

Working with charcoal, pencil, and oil paint, intermediate students will focus on how to depict people in their drawings and paintings. We will work from a mix of live models and photograph images and will practice painting both full figures and zooming in on faces. Students can build skills in creating realistic representations as well as abstracted, stylized interpretations. 

Classes: 8
Class size: 5 student maximum
Materials: All materials are included in the cost and are available in the studio. Model costs are also included.
Cost: $395

THURSDAY EVENING

6:00-9:00 pm

April 12-May 31


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Option 1: All paints, mediums, and use of brushes are included in the cost and are available in the studio. Students purchase and bring their own canvases and painting surfaces. 
Cost: $370
Option 2: Students purchase and bring all of their own materials, canvases, and painting surfaces. 
Cost: $340

SPRING SESSION

INDEPENDENT PROJECT 

In these three hour classes, students receive guided instruction on one or more independent projects. This is ideal for students who want to dive deeper into a specific topic, are looking for extra studio time, or have an idea for a large painting or series. The class is open to anyone who has taken a class at Lauren Kent Painting School or has prior experience painting with oils.

Sessions: 8
Class length: 3 hours
Class size: 5 student maximum

TUESDAY MORNING

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

April 10-May 29

THURSDAY MORNING

10:00 am-1:00 pm

April 12-May 31

SUNDAY MORNING

10:00 am-1:00 pm

April 8-June 3


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Option 1: All paints, mediums, and use of brushes are included in the cost and are available in the studio. Museum admission is also included. Students purchase and bring their own canvases and painting surfaces. 
Cost: $390
Option 2: Students purchase and bring all of their own materials, canvases, and painting surfaces. Museum admission is included.
Cost: $360

SPRING SESSION

ON THEME: Developing your Artistic Practice

In this class, each student will develop a theme that they would like to explore in their painting practice -- whether focusing on a subject matter, style, or painting technique. Studio time will be dedicated to creating one or more paintings that may generate a future series of artworks. The emphasis will be on process and thinking about how an artist builds a thematic body of work. Click below to learn more!

Sessions: 8
Class length: 3 hours
Class size: 5 student maximum

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

2:30-5:30 pm

April 8-June 10


- STUDENT WORK -

- PEOPLE ARE SAYING... -

I have searched for this class my whole life. It was transformative: the subject matter, contribution of class mates, and a teacher who is both a gifted painter and teacher. Lauren adjusts seamlessly to each person’s skill level and enables them to flourish.
I had a fabulous experience with Lauren’s introductory oil painting class. Patient, perceptive, and playful, Lauren could not have been a better teacher. She took the time to explain the nuances of her craft and to consider the strengths and weaknesses (mostly strengths) of our work as students. I found her studio to be comfortable and inviting and I look forward to trying out my new skills with confidence and grace!
Lauren helped me to discover talent I didn’t know I had. She really encouraged us to realize our own visions, rather than having us mimic her aesthetic. The class was so comfortable and fun, and Lauren clearly cared that we all felt proud of our work. Lauren is an impressive artist herself, and was generous in sharing her expertise. This class was the best part of my spring!

-QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS-

Please feel free to contact me with any other questions that you have!

Email: Laurenkentart@gmail.com

Phone: (617) 684-5405

 

-ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR-

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Lauren Kent is a painter and art educator, working from her studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. She studied visual art at Brown University and has her MAT in art education from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She has taught art in multiple schools and community centers in the Boston area and has art in private collections across the country. She strives to create a positive environment of creative exploration and loves seeing how her students interact with their artistic media and sources of inspiration.