Schedule of Upcoming Classes & Events at Art.Lab 

February|March 2015


Acrylic Painting 101 | Instructor: Bri Dill
4 Sessions- Wednesdays February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th 7:00pm-9:30pm
Thoroughly explore  the Acrylic medium using various techniques and materials to better understand how to visually translate your conceptual ideas or perceived reality from your brain to the canvas. A helpful introduction to approach, theory, techniques and  process to encourage intentional decision making and self guided problem solving.
Life Drawing 101 | Instructor: Richard White
4 Sessions- Tuesdays  March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th  7:00pm- 9:30pm This is a four week class introducing The basics of Life drawing from live model. Beginning with simple materials we will explore gesture and structure in rendering the male and female figure in graphite and charcoal (as time permits). Emphasis will be on seeing and rendering form in traditional chiaroscuro (shading) style
Fee: $150 (includes live model fee) REGISTER ONLINE HERE


#afterart [Youth Classes] | Instructor: Bri Dill
Mondays & Tuesdays until 5pm
Grades 2-8: Fun project based classes for creative and technical development for young artists.
Grades 9-12: Guided portfolio development for college prep and artistically inclined high school students.
* #afterart Classes are on a first come first serve basis. Sign up for desired dates and times by emailing

Watercolor Workshops | Instructor: Bri Dill
1 session, Sunday 1-4pm Fee: $40 per session or $125 for 4 REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS HERE
February 22nd: Basic Color Theory and Techniques:
Application, Mixing, Visuals Cues & Basic Rules REGISTER ONLINE HERE
March 8th: Painting Flowers REGISTER ONLINE HERE
March 15th: Painting Landscapes REGISTER ONLINE HERE
March 29th: Painting from Reference REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Fashion Sketching Workshop | Instructor: Richard White
2 sessions, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm Fee: $80
This is a two day workshop on the basics of pencil Fashion Sketch illustration. It is tailored for beginners who want to learn the basics as well as designers and sewers who would like a refresher to freshen their skills. These skills will help you collect your design ideas, illustrate examples of your work or create a fashion collection portfolio to present your work. We’ll learn some basic tools and materials and how to handle them. How to work from reference “croquis” drawings. Bring your ideas and photos of any garments that you would like to illustrate (as time allows). This workshop will give you the basics to move on to Color Marker Rendering or Computer colorization.
March 21st and 22nd REGISTER ONLINE HERE 


Jewelry Making: Resin| Instructor: Sofia Plater
Thursday, March 26th 7pm Fee: $35 Introductory Special! $5 OFF! (orig. $40)
     Learn how to make resin jewelry in this one night workshop with artist Sofia Plater. Create a unique pendant necklace and ring  using provided materials and/or bring your own mementos, supplies or photos to embed in the bezel to set in crystal clear jewelry grade resin.  Sofia will provide guidance in design, fabrication as well as demonstrate the proper process and techniques for 2 part epoxy resin. Complete 2 finished jewelry pieces: 1.25 inch pendant necklace with chain and a adjustable ring. All materials included. No experience needed. 

Open Studio

Guided Open Studio | Instructor: Bri Dill
Independent study & development with instruction, guidance and individually structured objectives.
Fee: $25 per session or 5 sessions for $100
Open Studio Schedule
Daytime: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1pm-5pm
Evening: Sunday 4pm-9pm, Monday, Thursday (every other) 6:30pm-11pm
Private Lessons
1 on 1 lessons or Focused Group Sessions
Price Varies by Instructor & length of instruction. Email to schedule lessons or free consultation.
All ages and experience levels.


Art.Lab Gallery|Studio *Grand Opening* All Day Soiree
Saturday February 7th 2-10pm FREE
NEW LOCATION: Art.Lab Gallery|Studio, 186 West Middle Turnpike Manchester CT
*Light Refreshments & Snacks will be provided- Venue is BYOB (beer & wine only)
*EMAIL to reserve seat for makeup class
Tuesday February 17th at 7pm
Monday February 23rd at 7pm
Saturday March 7th at 1pm 

The King

Art.Lab at Pure Health [Enfield]
February 20th 7pm $35 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Art.Lab at Something Simple Cafe [Hebron]
TBA $40
Art.Lab Paint Party 
Thursday March 12th, 7pm @ Art.Lab Gallery|Studio
Tickets $35 BYOB (limited seats)
Drink N’ Draw
Thursday, March 19th, 6:30pm @ Art.Lab Gallery | Studio
$5 BYOB (limted Space)
Elaborate Still life or Live model provided for artists to reference during an open drawing session with music, snacks and drinks!
Sip N’ Crit
Wednesday March 25th, 7pm @ Art.Lab Gallery | Studio
Bring wine/beer and art work to share as we have open discussion and critique. The group will bring a fresh view, conceptual conversation, compliments and constructive crtisims to encourage motivation and assist in problem solving as you move forward with your art process.  Special guest artists will attend to offer their professional opinion and guidance.
Glastonbury Adult Ed, Traveling Art.Lab | Instructor: Bri Dill 
REGISTRATION FEE $69.00 -Create  a  completed  art  piece  each  class  with  step  by  step  instruction  while  learning  the  basic  fundamentals  of  painting.This  class  is  designed  for  all  experience  levels,  beginner  to advanced.  No  experience  is  necessary.  Use  the  class  time  to follow the step by step instruction or to create your own painting inspired by the lesson. You will receive personal guidance to complement and develop  your painting  style.  Learn fundamentals such as color mixing, perspective, contour/shading and technique.  Materials fee is $30 cash, payable to the instructor at  the  first  class  of  the  series.  Materials  provided  are  acrylic paint,  canvas,  brushes,  palettes  and  other  necessary  items,  or, you can bring your own materials. If you bring your own materials  you  are  not  limited  to  acrylic  paint  as  a  medium.  ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME! Come join us and dive head first into painting and discover the artist in you!

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