21 Mill Street Littleton, NH 03561 

603-444-1066
littleton.studio.school@gmail.com   www.nhcrafts.org/littletonstudioschool

We are a not-for-profit art and craft school that offers classes for students of all ages and at all levels of experience.

The school features a pottery and jewelry studio, with classes taught by both juried League members and professional
local artists. We have a growing number of classes and workshops in other media, including painting, drawing,
fiber, blacksmithing and basketry. 

The Littleton Studio School opened near the Gallery in September 2008 
and across from Shilling Beer Company on Mill Street.

 

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• If you answered "Yes" to either take $5 OFF each class tuition!

• 10% off one registration for siblings in the same class.

*One discount per registration, discounts cannot be combined. 

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CLAY  JEWELRY/METALS 
MIXED MEDIA/PAINTING
BASKETS  KIDS/TEEN 


 

CLAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

Throwing / Hand-building

With Alison Dodd

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Open to beginners and students with any level of clay experience. From basic throwing and hand-building skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs, Alison works with students on e on one to help them develop their clay skills. BIO
Teen-Adult
7 weeks

Tuesdays April 30th - June 10th 
 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OR
Wednesdays April 30th - June 11th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OR
Thursdays May 1st - June 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition: $231  Estimated Materials: $30


 

Hand-building

With Maria Neal

 

Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria’s creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students. BIO
Teen-Adult
5 weeks

Tuesdays April 29th -  June 27th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tuition: $137.5  Estimated Materials: $30


 

Raku

With Alison Dodd 

Explore the Raku firing process and learn about its exciting possibilities! In this day long workshop we will do standard raku firing along with some naked raku and aluminum foil sagar firing if time permits. Glazes will be supplied! Students should bring their own pots to fire including some that have been treated with terra sigillatta along with a pot luck lunch! Class is off site in Franconia , directions at sign-up. BIO
Teen-Adult

Saturday May  24th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  
Tuition: $75  Estimated Materials: $10


 

Hand-building

with Marghie Seymour

 

Learn some basic hand-building skills from Marghie while having fun making both practical and whimsical items.
(The sky is the limit when working with Marghie!)
Teen-Adult
6 weeks

Tuesdays July 1st - Aug 5th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tuition: $165  Estimated Materials: $30


 

Throwing / Hand-building

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Open to beginners and students with any level of clay experience. From basic throwing and hand-building skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs, Alison works with students on e on one to help them develop their clay skills.
Teen-Adult
6 weeks

 Tuesdays July 1st - Aug 5th - with Stephanie Marston
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OR
Wednesdays July 2nd - Aug 6 - with Alison Dodd
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OR
Thursdays July 3rd -  Aug 7th with Alison Dodd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition: $198  Estimated Materials: $30

 


Clay Open Studio Hours

Sunday 1-4
Tuesday 2-5
Wednesday 12-3
Friday 10-1

*Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio 


 

JEWELRY/METALS WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

 Some Metal Jewelry Classes Are Open to Teens - Please Call to Inquire

Multi-Week Courses

 

 



Jewelry Fundamentals

With Jean Matray

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Explore fundamentals of metalsmithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more!). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles. BIO
Adult
6 weeks

Thursdays May 1st - June 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition: $203  Estimated Materials: $45


 

Blacksmithing for the Garden

With Med Chandler

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 In this class we will take the basic techniques of blacksmithing and incorporate them into various projects for the home garden. Some of the projects we can work on are things like plant hangers, hooks for bird feeders, and sun dial stands. If you have a more practical mind we can forge trowels, rakes, hoes and other useful tools. The only thing more rewarding then working in the garden is using tools you made for yourself for working in the garden! This will be a fun class with room for your own ideas so think about what might be useful in your garden. BIO
Adult
4 week class

Wednesdays  May 7 - 28
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuition: $180 Estimated Materials: $30 +


 

Guided Open Studio

With Jean Matray

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Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials  will be available for purchase. BIO
Adult

4 weeks

Thursdays July 17th - Aug 7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition: $136  Estimated Materials: $45


 

Keumboo

With Paulette Werger

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Keumboo and More! Keumboo is an 11th century Korean technique that combines gold and silver to create beautiful surfaces and patterns. This two day workshop explores the traditions of Keumboo with a variety of techniques including patterning, fabrication and combining with argentium silver to create a wide variety of jewelry.
Day One will be devoted to all of the ways to use Keumboo. Make gold foil, apply it and combine Keumboo with embossing, stamping and solder inlay. Students will be encouraged to make samples and experiment with incorporating these techniques into their own jewelry.
Day Two
will focus on completion of pieces and combining them with argentium silver. Demonstrations will include fusing, adding frames and rims and making beads. BIO

Adult
2 day workshop

Saturday & Sunday June 7th & 8th
10:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Tuition: $178  Estimated Materials: $35-45


 

Let's Sugar Coat This-Torch Fired Enamels

with Anne Havel


Ever wanted to try enameling without a kiln? Turn off that electricity and join us. This is your low budget, low tech approach to enameling small objects or jewelry pieces that will leave you with the skills to do this at home. You will learn how to use liquid, transparent & opaque enamels, sgraffito techniques, and the use of all firing techniques . The final firing, being under-fired to achieve the sugar/granular surface. Cold-connections, minimal soldering skills, metal and surface embellishments for your piece(s) can be explored.
Adult
2 day workshop

Saturday & Sunday August 23 - 24
10:00 AM
- 4:30 PM

Tuition: $160  Estimated Materials: $5-10
 

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Metals Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays 6-9 PM

Need more independent time in the studio to continue working on a class project or start other personal projects?   A  monitor will be available to oversee the studio. Students provide their own materials, but may utilize the tools, soldering and finishing equipment in the studio.

$5.00 per hour      ~      10 hours for $40.00

Prerequisites:  Students who have completed Jewelry Fundamentals and at least one course of Guided Open Session may use the Metals Open Studio. Schedule To Be Determined

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MIXED MEDIA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER


 

 Watercolor

With Debbie Aldrich

 

Enjoy the art of watercolor from the beginning! Debbie is an award winning water colorist who will inspire students to express the art in your lives. Any level is welcome! Each week students will learn a new technique from one of Debbie's originals . You will learn some traditional and very modern techniques, in her style, which is bold, colorful and flowing! BIO
Teen-Adult
5 weeks

Thursdays May 1st -  May 29th
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

OR

Thursdays May 1st - May 29
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $138 Estimated Materials: List Provided

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4 weeks in June

Thursdays June 5 - 26
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

OR

Thursdays June 5- 26
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $110 Estimated Materials: List Provided
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4 weeks in July

Thursdays July 10- 31
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

OR 

Thursdays July 10- 31
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $110 Estimated Materials: List Provided

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4 weeks in August

Thursdays August 7 - 28
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

OR

Thursdays August 7 - 28
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $110 Estimated Materials: List Provided


 

Water Color Lupine Feild

With Debbie Aldrich

 

Learn to paint Lupines and landscape Plein Air with Award Winning Watercolorist, Debbie Aldrich.We will be in a different location in Sugar Hill each day (to be announced). Sugar Hill is a gorgeous small town with spectacular views of the entire White Mountain range, it is known to have some of the most plentiful lupine fields in the area. Debbie will show you how to paint outside using watercolor in her unique, colorful, bold style. In case of rain will be held at LSS.You will need to bring the following things:

Lunch, drinks and snacks, sunblock & bugsprat
Something to sit on and to balance your watercolor paints on (portable small table or easel that can lay flat) A hat or umbrella that attaches to your chair  Watercolor brushes in Flat and Round, something to hold water in, paper towels, regular towel, Professional Grade Watercolors in the following colors;
Orange Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Yellow Green or Leaf Green
Olive Green
Sap Green
Shadow Green
Cobalt Turquoise Light
Permanent Violet
Bright Rose
Indigo
Sepia
Teen-Adult

2 day workshop (must be registered 5 days prior to date)

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
June 6/7/2014 - 6/8/2014

Tuition: $112 Estimated Materials: List Provided


 

Cartoon Drawing

with Rick Hunt

Students of all ages will learn how to abbreviate people,animals,places, and things by utilizing shape and flare to create their own cartoon characters.
Students will need to bring along pencils of their own choice, a couple of black Flare pens (or colored ones), and at least ten examples of personal cartooning (preferably no Anime’ figures or already known characters).Music and bad jokes will be provided by teacher.
The intent of this class is to give students confidence in creating their own characters and also to have…FUN!
Teen/Adult 3 week class

Mondays June 16th to June 30th
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuition:$66 Materials: Bring your own


 

Painting (mix-media)

With Karen Abbruscato

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Students may choose to work using their own preferred media (IE., Watercolor, Acrylic and /or Oils).Information in lessons will include Color Theory, Layering, Pigments, Palettes, Tools and Materials. Studio time will be the main focus of this course.
Teen-Adult

Mon, Wed, Fri & Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 7/21/2014 - 7/28/2014

Tuition: $132  Materials: Bring your own


 

Blissful Lines

 With Jennifer Liang 

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 Blissful lines is an art form that provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift infocus and perspective. It is sufficiently structured and organized, so that you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical. Make your “doodles” into art form!

Teen/Adult
3 week class

 Fridays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
August 8/8/2014 - 8/22/2014

 Tuition: $66.00 Estimated Materials: TBD

 


CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER 

 Basket-making

With Ray Lagasse

 

Choose from an assortment of Ray’s wonderful baskets.
#1. Double Pie Basket- 10" W X 20" X 5" high w/ 2 wooden swing handle,
#2. Pack Basket- 7" W X 14" L by 17" high with strap,
#3. Wool Gathering- 9" W X 18" L X 8" high w/ 2 wooden swing handles, 
#4. Laundry Basket- 11" W X 18" L X 12" high with 2 leather handles.
Call minimum of 8 days prior to class with (# & name) of basket you would like to make (for Ray to have time to prep materials). 

Adult
1 day workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 May 5/3/2014

Tuition: $120  Materials: included


 

Nuno Felted Scarf

With Beth Harwood

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This one day workshop is designed to give you a working knowledge of the nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base, often silk. Nuno felt has become the darling of couture for it’s lightweight, drapeable and highly textured fabric, perfect for a summer scarf or shawl as very little wool actually touches your skin. Create a luminous lightweight scarf and learn about the fastest-growing technique in felt-making. Please note that this class requires sustained periods of standing.
Age: 16 +
1 day workshop

Saturday May 10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuition: $89  Estimated Materials: $20


 

Stained Glass

With Dana Buck 

 Learn Tiffany Foil Method
This class is designed for the beginner that wants to learn how to create stained glass panels using the Tiffany foil method of construction. This class includes how to cut glass, pattern creation, glass grinding, foiling and burnishing, soldering and framing of a square or rectangle panel.
1 day workshop
Adult

Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
August 8/2/2014

Tuition: $75  Materials: TBD


Mosaic

With Dana Buck

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Mosaic Stepping Stones
The stepping stone is an exciting project where you will learn the indirect method of creating mosaics. It can be done with stained glass pieces, tile, stones and found objects.
1 day workshop
Teen-Adult

Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
August 8/1/2014

Tuition: $75  Materials: TBD


 

Print making

With Melissa Jones

There are many methods of printing, but few utilize simplistic materials, offer a variety of techniques to support creativity, is easily transportable, and simple to clean up...all with the addition of being fun!  Learn how to create progressive texture prints, utilize drawing and painting skills to create a plates and print over plain or painted backgrounds, and print with shaped plates.  This class is open to beginners and experienced printers to discover new methods of printing and learn techniques to create colorful multi-layered prints.
Adult
3 week class

Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 7/12/2014 - 7/26/2014

Tuition: $99  Estimated Materials: $30


Framing and Matting

With Sharon Reihmer

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Learn the basics of how to prepare your artwork to hang on the wall. This class will go over the basics of: choosing the appropriate materials; sizing and cutting mats; hinging and mounting; canvas and fabric stretching;cutting glass; joining frames; fitting & finishing.
Bring a standard size frame and a piece of your artwork to go in frame.
Sharon will guide you in cutting a mat so your piece will fit in the frame and be ready to hang.
With 40 years of experience and love of teaching others, Sharon has the tricks of the trade that she is happy to share with you.
As a three week Saturday class Sharon will go into more depth then her one day workshops, with emphasis on participants interest in the class. 

Adult
3 week class

Saturdays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
July 7/12/2014 - 7/26/2014

Tuition: $99  Estimated Materials: TBD


 

Digital Imaging

With Karen Abbruscato

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Bring your own experience, problems and questions. Enhance your abilities to find solutions which
express and expand your creative ideas. Adobe Photoshop is an original and unquestionably one most
powerful digital imaging software choices available today. Learn ways to use this infinite program
specifically for you. Identify personal uses and learn methods for navigating Photoshop's evolving
array of menus and tool applications. Discussion and demonstrations will include (but not limited to)
Image editing and manipulation, File formats, Resolutions, Scanning, Printing and Portfolios. This
workshop is offered for those who have (or intend to purchase) their own digital cameras/scanners,
laptops/ pads and Adobe Creative Suite software or just Adobe Photoshop. (Older versions will be
fine). Lessons will be based upon needs and requests of attendees.
Teen-Adult
2 day workshop

Saturdays  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 8/16/2014 - 8/23/14

Tuition: $75  Materials: Bring your own 

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 Watercolor~Oils~Acrylic~Pastels Open Studio

Thursday Mornings from 9-11:30 AM  when no class scheduled
 - $10.00 per session

Open to all - No experience necessary

You provide your own materials - We provide the company

Hosted by Susan Retz and Betsy Fraser
 

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KIDS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

 

Earth Day Flower Pot
with Maria Neal

Celebrate Earth Day by making flower pots with Maria! Pots will be ready for pickup by Mother’s.
Age: 5+

Tuesday April 22nd, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tuition: $34.00 materials: included

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Piggy Banks

with Annette Morrison

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Make a pinch pot and turn it into a piggy bank! And then paint it the colors you would like with under-glaze!
Age: 6+

Wednesday April 23rd, 9 - 11 AM 

Tuition: $34.00 Materials: included

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Fish Form

with Cecily Yarosh

Make a fish bowl or a fish wall plaque or even a fish jar!! Fish shapes are so much fun to play with!
Age: 5+

Thursday April 24th, 9 - 11 AM

Tuition: $34.00 Materials: included

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Special price if you sign up for all three April kids classes $97.00

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Kids Camp Week
OUT OF THIS WORLD, KIDS?
Art in space

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Beaded Necklace with Sun and Moon

With Juliette Ainsworth

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Students will cut, hammer and stamp a moon out of brass and a sun out of copper.
Age: 8+

Tuesday  June 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $36  Estimated Materials: $12

Special price if you sign up for 2 or 3 kids camp classes
$98 for all three workshops instead of $108
$68.00 for 2 of three workshops instead of $72

  

Space-tacular Art

with Melissa Jones 

 

"Outer space conjures so many fantastic images of stars, planets, other worldly landscapes, maybe even extraterrestrials!  Students will have the opportunity to construct their own image of space.  We will be using watercolor and visual texture effects to create your starry masterpieces. Students will construct the pieces from their composition and collage it all together."
Age: 8+
Wednesday  June 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Tuition: $36  Estimated Materials: $10-15

Special price if you sign up for 2 or 3 kids camp classes
$98 for all three workshops instead of $108
$68.00 for 2 of three workshops instead of $72

 

Spaceship Treasure Box

With Annette Morrison

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Students will make a treasure box to keep their necklace or other important treasure in! They will be decorated and underglazed with color!
Age: 8+

Thursday June 26
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuition: $36  Estimated Materials: $10

Special price if you sign up for 2 or 3 kids camp classes
$98 for all three workshops instead of $108
$68.00 for 2 of three workshops instead of $72 

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Throwing for kids

With Annette Morrison 

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Learn how to center the clay and make some cups and bowl and other pots. Pots will be glazed during the last class. This is always a fun class.
Age: 9+
5 weeks

Thursdays  July 10- August 7
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $138  Estimated Materials: $30

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Watercolor for kids

With Debbie Aldrich

 

M-A 2014

Age: 8 +
4 week class

Fridays  July  11 - 25 
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Tuition: $66 Estimated Materials: TBD

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Kids Clay Camp

 ages 6+

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Learning basic clay skills which include pinching, coiling and slabs kids will make a variety of fun projects! Bring your imagination to see what you can make! (Actual projects will be geared toward abilities and ages of students) All works will be underglazed with bright fun colors!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
August 12- 14
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuition: $96 Estimated Materials: $20

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You may either Mail or drop your registration form and payment at:
Littleton Studio School
21 Mill St., Littleton, NH 03561
Or call: 603-444-1066

Visa or MasterCard Accepted

  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. Failure to make full payment may result in the loss of your place in the class.
  • A full refund less a $25 registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least seven days prior to the first day. No refund will be given after that time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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