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The Art of Fairheven
Beautiful You!
Paint n Pour
Just Sew!
Life Drawing
Photoshop 101
Sumi for Kids
Cool and Crafty
Artful Minds
Pastel Classes
Art of Scarf
AoC Hours
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   Ahhhh spring!  Springtime is when I start planning.  I plan my gardens, visits with friends and new art projects.  If you’re like me you plan to do way more than is possible to accomplish.  But that first warm day of spring gets my creativity going and my energy is boundless.

   I hope you have started working on your entries for The Art of Fairhaven Exhibition! We had an outstanding show last year, and I can’t wait to see what you have created for this year’s exhibition. I am really looking forward to the entries for the Visionary Award.  This new award introduced this year is the brain child of member Beth Luey.  The Visionary Award is given to the person that envisions the best use for a much loved but forgotten part of Fairhaven’s past. This year we ask how you would re-imagine the Rogers and Oxford schools.
       Speaking of boundless energy, three of our very talented members have put together a fantastic show coming in June.  Bernadette Costa, Jim Mahaney and Robert Smith will present their show:
“3 Photographers = 3 Perspectives”.  I have had a preview of this show and it is not to be missed!    We also have some great classes for kids and kids at heart during April school vacation week.  These classes will sell out fast so sign up early.   Need to rejuvinate after this long winter?  Come on in for our 2nd annual Spring Zing! day of beauty.  Need a night out?  Try a Paint’n'Pour class.
       With all this talk of creativity, I think I will go paint something!
Executive Director
Art On Center

The Art of Fairhaven; Past, Present and Future
  The Art of Fairhaven; Past, Present and Future is a great way to present your art to the community. You may create in any medium. Whether you choose to show us how you would interpret Fairhaven’s rich historic past, the town as it is today or how you would see Fairhaven in the future is up to you! There are 3 award categories; People’s Choice, Best over 18 and Best under 18. There is also a new award this year, the Visionary award. Going forward, every year our committee will be selecting a location in Fairhaven that had once been a vital part of the town, but has since been forgotten. This year the committee has chosen the Oxford and Rogers schools. Show us how you would like to see these wonderful spaces utilized in the community. There will be an opening exhibition on April 19. The work will be on display through the month of May. You may present your artwork for sale, however it is not necessary. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Deadline to drop off artwork is Wednesday April 16th.
entry fee is $15 for members, $25 for non-members for up to 3 pieces
applicants may submit a maximum of 6 pieces.
You need not be a resident of Fairhaven to enter, all ages welcome.
Exhibition to open Saturday April 19th.
Reception from 2-6pm
Lecture by Al Bernac, Town of Fairhaven Art Curator at 2pm
Lecture by Chris Richards, Town Historian at 3pm
Awards Presented at 4:30 pm

  Spring Zing!

  Put some spring in your step with a day of beauty!


We will be offering:

  • Manicures
  • Make-up application
  • Chair Massage
  • Tarot readings
  • Hair blow-outs
  • Raffles……and more!

The proceeds of this annual fundraiser will enable Art on Center to provide affordable art education for the local community.  Studies show that arts education improves vocabulary, communication, reading, and cognitive skills. This, in turn, impacts achievement in other areas.  This fun filled day of beauty will leave you feeling great on the inside as well as on the outside!


When: Sunday May 18th from 1-6pm


for more information visit:   www.kellysmithmakeup.com


***Gift Certificates are available for this event and would make a great Mother’s Day gift!




Paint and Pour
    Looking for a fun night out?  Join us for entertaining art instruction in a social, creative atmosphere.  Never painted before? Don’t worry, our instructors will guide you through step by step recreating the featured nights painting.  It’s easy, fun and totally stress free.  Everything for painting is included:  16X20 canvas, acrylic paints, use of easel, brushes and aprons.  The best part? You leave with your own unique work of art!
Saturday April 26, 2014 6-9pm
Saturday May 17, 2014 6-9pm
Saturday June 21, 2014 6-9pm
$35 members, $40 non-members

     Beginners Sewing Class
Have you always wanted to learn how to sew, but don’t know where to start? We offer a 4 week series of beginner sewing lessons led by Jocelyn Souto, who has over 25 years of experience in sewing! Class size is a maximum of 7 students so that everyone receives individual attention, so sign up soon!


Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

May 7, 14, 21, 28

Ages 10 and older



Class fee is $50 for all 4 weeks,

or drop in for a single class for $15


Materials needed:

Week one will contain a discussion of supplies needed going further, however a few basic supplies should be considered when choosing to attend this session:


-If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it with you. A portable sewing machine is not a requirement, but is recommended. We have a couple to share, but it is better to learn on your own machine.

-1/2 yard fabric of your choice to make a pocket style pillow cover.


**May need to purchase additional materials on an individual basis as needed and as lessons progress (thread, needles, fabric etc.)**



Contact: Jocelyn.souto@gmail.com






Life Drawing
with Darlene Sassmann
This drop-in drawing class is a must for both beginners and experienced artists.

Learn techniques like contour, tonal and blind line drawing. The purpose of this class is to free the artist to take chances and explore new avenues of self expression.


Classes will be held:

Wednesdays  from 7pm-9pm.

April 9, 23, 30
May 14, 21, 28
June 11, 18, 25
Fee per class: $12.00
Materials List to be provided upon registration/request

Photoshop 101
Do you find Photoshop overwhelming? Confusing? It doesn’t need to be!  Come attend our monthly “members only” workshop.  Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful software for
post-processing your images, but you really only need to learn the basics to get started. Learn how to use the menu and tool bars including cropping,zoom, file info, image adjustments, size and so much more. ‘Basic Photoshop’ will get you up to speed with ease, learning just the basics, in a user-friendly environment.


Date:  Saturday

April 12, 2014  10-11am

May 10, 2014 10-11am

June 14, 2014  10-11am

Fee:    $15.00


**please pre-register at:  members@artoncenter.org

Suminagashi Workshop for kidsSuminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create marbleized effects on paper. Literally, it means “ink-floating”, which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that were originally used in the technique. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Use the finished print to make cards, journal covers, backgrounds for collage, drawing or further print making projects.When: Wednesday April 16th 3-5pmAge Group: 7-12       Cost: $22

Craft Some Wearable Art!
  Have a pile of Tshirts?  Jocelyn Souto will show you how to craft them into cool wearable art!  In these two “no-sew” classes you will learn how to make scarves, tote bags and more.  We will supply all the materials you need to make something fabulous or you may bring some of your old favorite Tshirts that you can’t bear to part with.
These classes are for ages 10 and up.
When: Friday April 18th  10:30-12noon and 12:30-2pm
Cost:  $20 per student
**pre-registration and payment required.  Please specify which
class time when registering.
Call Art on Center at 774-206-1709

Artful Minds
  • We offer fun, artful learning experiences for children year-round.
  • Classes encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and art exploration.
  • Topics include art history as well as art making using a variety of mediums.
  • Science, Math and Language Arts concepts are frequently incorporated as well.
  • Activities are process, as well as success, oriented.
  • All skill levels are welcome.

We are dedicated to providing fun art experiences in an atmosphere conducive to the building of creative and critical thinking skills. The “I can do it” attitude children come away with builds self-esteem, independence and positive thinking. This class is open to children ages 5-12 years old.


Class Schedule  Thursdays from 4-5:30pm


April 3, 10, 17, 24

May 8, 15, 22, 29  (no class on May 1st)

June 12, 19, 26  (no class on June 5th)

Fee for members is $10.00 , non-members $12.00


Pre-registration is required

email: info@artoncenter.org or call 774-206-1709

Pastel Classes

Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. In this beginners class students will experiment with different pastel papers and types of pastels while applying principals of color, value and design. We concentrate on the colors of each object and where they are in relation to each other. Before any detail is added, the artwork is filled with life and drama simply by applying color. As the shadows and lines bring the artwork into focus, each artist is encouraged to find their own rhythm and style. They will learn techniques for working in pastels that will make their subjects come to life as their skills progress.

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:30-5:30 pm
  • Thursday April 24, 2014 6-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday May 7 , 2014 2:30-5:30 pm
  • Thursday May 22, 6-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday June 11, 2014 2:30-5:30 pm
  • Thursday June 26, 2014 6-8:30 pm

all classes are $25.00, pre-registration required.  Materials list to be provided upon request.

The Art of the Scarf

Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create design .Literally, it means “ink-floating”, which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that were originally used in the technique. In this class you will learn how to create visually stunning designs on silk scarves using Sumi inks, dyes and paints. All materials will be provided. You will create 2 Habotai silk scarves.

Member Fee $30.00

Non-Members $35.00

Sunday June 22nd from 1-4pm

**Pre-registration and deposit required

(class size is limited to 8 students)

call Art on Center at 774-206-1709 or


Art on Center Calendar
Regular Hours:
Wednesday through Friday  11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed for July 4th week
July 2-5, 2014

Do you need a creative space for your


Make Art on Center you first choice for functions.

We offer a flexible environment to suit your specific needs!

For more information contact

Stacey at stacey@artoncenter.org or call 774-206-1709

Art on Center, Inc.

15 Center Street

Fairhaven, MA. 02719




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