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Check Out These Fall Classes At AVA Art Gallery (For Adults & Kids)

Oct 02, 2022 10:30PM ● By Virginia Dean
A plethora of fall classes are now being offered to the public at the AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Arts) Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Located at 11 Bank Street, the center is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that “nurture, support, and challenge New England artists, and to providing art classes for children, teens, and adults of all levels and abilities.” AVA’s programs—including special events that foster interaction among artists, patrons of the arts, and the community and which emphasize sustainability—are dedicated to recognizing the ways in which art enriches lives. Scholarship, internship, and volunteer opportunities are integral to AVA’s programming.

Some of the workshops and classes being offered to adults include:

  • Life Drawing
  • Moving Metal: Forging, Fold-Forming, Inflated Forms, and Sculpture
  • Continuing Pottery
  • Welding for Beginners
  • Introduction to Woodworking
  • Plein Air in the Fall with Watercolors
  • Continuing Watercolor
  • Beginning and Continuing Welding
  • Hand-Building with Clay
  • Basic Drawing
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Drawing and Meditation
  • Painting Architecture and Built Environments
  • Sculpting with Wool
  • Zen Archery
  • Hot Wax
  • Wood Carving
  • Upcycled Clothing and Textiles
  • The Cutting Edge: Stained Glass
  • Photographing Artwork
  • Blacksmithing
  • Painting the Portrait in Watercolor

There are many classes offered to youth as well, including:

  • Pottery
  • The Art of Play
  • From Stick to Figure; Visual Arts for Homeschoolers
  • Art Stop!
  • Art Adventures
  • 3D Printing
  • Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting

AVA is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and by a grant from Leveraging Investments in Community (LINC) in partnership with the MetLife Foundation, and by the generosity of AVA members. For more information, visit or call (603) 448-3117. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. The galleries are closed Sunday and Monday.

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