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Upcoming May Exhibit
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On June 1, Artist Erin Heitkemp will exhibit her work, entitled,

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List of Classes for Children
All Arts, Crafts, Cooking and Home Classes
A CHILDREN'S AUTHOR'S WORKSHOP AGES 6-10
Instructor: Kathy Dunn
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14564 Aug 7-Aug 9 (Mon, Tue, Wed) 9:30 am-12:30 pm $130/$127
Young artists will love painting, printing and using mixed media as we explore several unusual styles of childrens illustrators. All projects are new and exciting. Artists include Leo Lionni, Pamela Zagrensky, Betsy Lewin and others. Students will practice several techniques while emulating the diverse approaches the artist uses. Please bring a smock and $10.00 supply fee due first class.
ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGES 8-12
Instructor: Kathy Dunn
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14565 Aug 14-Aug 16 (Mon-Wed) 9:00 am-1:00 pm $130/$127
Learn the fine art of acrylic painting as we explore landscape, seascape and still life. Students will look at the masters as we learn the basics of composition, value study, color theory and drawing skills. We will work from set-ups, paint outdoors (weather permitting) and photos. Please bring a smock, a light lunch and $10.00 supply fee due first class.
ANIMAL DRAWING WORKSHOP Grades 4-8
Instructor: Kathy Dunn
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14438 Aug 3-Aug 4 (Thur & Fri) 9:00 am-12:30 pm $90/$87
Using pencil, charcoal and conte crayons students will learn to sketch and shade a variety of animal types. We will study line contouring, blending and cross hatching techniques working from photos and demonstrations. This is a great class to gain confidence in basic drawing skill and seeing the animal form in a whole new way! Please bring $10.00 fee to the first class.
New!   ART - Grades 2-4 INTRO TO DRAWING
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14291 Mar 14-Apr 4 (4 Tue) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14315 School Age Child Care In-House Mar 14-Apr 4 (4 Tue) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
RCC-E14292 Apr 11-May 9 (4 Tue, EX 4/18) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14316 School Age Child Care In-House Class Apr 11-May 9 (4 Tue, EX 4/18) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
Artist Bllu Catalano will guide children in developing their drawing and painting skills with focus on developing voice and unique perspective. Instruction will follow traditional and contemporary principles such as space, color, perspective, shape, the figure, landscapes, and still life. We will use a wide variety of materials including colored pencils, ink, pastel, and paint. We will also explore artists, and art history, making connections to the developing world and environment. Please bring a smock or large shirt. Materials fee of $8 payable to instructor at first class.


About the instructor Bllu Catalano:
I began tutoring, then teaching English and math at Bunker Hill Community College, and theater at Bridgewater State College. I received my Bachelors from Emerson in Mass communication, and went on to Massachusetts certification in adult education and an interior design certificate from New England Institute of Art. I studied drawing, painting, and sketching at Cape Cod Community College and Mass College of Art for 3 years. I then moved on to run an inter-related artists group for 4 years while at Emerson College. I've have been part of 2 respected artist communes, Braintree Street Arts Collective in Allston, and The Causeway Street Arts Group, where I collaborated and organized art shows. While I received a solid fine arts education, I've specialized in film, animation, theater and design in my professional life. I've shown my art at such places as the Bunker Hill Community College Gallery and had films screened at the Boston Public Library. For more than five years I was a magazine writer, designer and editor. I have helped produce local and travel magazines, such the Boston City Shopper and Boston Community Glue. I was employed by the Boston Public School Adult Education Department and Brookline High School Steps to Success programs for two years each as a community teacher, where I worked with teens and adults to improve family education and success. I've worked with many agencies in the Boston area for over a decade, such as the Hyde Square Task Force and Asian Task Force. I ran the adult education department at Equal Exchange for twelve years before moving to Westford last year. I presently teach elementary school level Lego classes with the STEAM organization Creation Station. I am a Museum Educator at the Tsongas National History Center, where I teach school groups about the Industrial Revolution. I've also managed Destination Imagination teams, which I love!
ART - GRADES 4-8
Instructor: Mary Jane Brunelle BFA, BSBA
Roudenbush, 65 Main St.
RCC-E14322 Mar 15-Apr 5 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14323 School Age Child Care In-House Class Mar 15-Apr 5 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
RCC-E14324 Apr 26-May 17 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14325 School Age Child Care In-House Class Apr 26- May 17 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
RCC-E14326 May 31-June 21 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14327 School Age Child Care In-House Class May 31-June 21 (4 Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
A challenging new art offered by artist MaryJane Brunelle for the student who wants to build on his/her artistic skills. New techniques and styles will be introduced as well as an emphasis on composition, figure-studies, portraits, still life, and landscape. Drawing skills and using colored pencils, pencil, charcoal and pastel will be the main focus. Some projects will include paint. Materials fee of $8 payable to instructor at first class.
ART - GRADES 4-8
Instructor: Mary Jane Brunelle BFA, BSBA
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14317 Winter 2017
Students will continue to explore various art techniques, styles and media while being encouraged to experiment and make decisions that reflect their personal taste, style and skill level. Projects will be tailored to the interests of the class as a whole as much as possible. The instructor will offer ideas for continued practice and skill development outside of class to those that are interested. Materials fee of $8 payable to instructor at first class.
New!   Art - Grades K-2 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14282 Mar 16-Apr 6 (4 Thur) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14311 School Age Child Care In-House Class Mar 16-Apr 6 (4 Thur) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
RCC-E14283 Apr 13-May 11 (4 Thur, Ex 4/20) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $81/$78
RCC-E14312 School Age Child Care In-House Class Apr 13-May 11 (4 Thur, EX 4/20) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $68
Young artists will use colored pencils, ink, crayon, paints, watercolor and collage in this fun art class, with the focus on process, not product. Each week will be filled with projects that will encourage critical thought, creative confidence, collaboration, and a budding knowledge of art. Each cycle will teach the elements of art: line, color, shape, texture, value, space and form. Please bring along a smock or large shirt. Materials fee of $8 payable to instructor at first class.

About the instructor Bllu Catalano:
I began tutoring, then teaching English and math at Bunker Hill Community College, and theater at Bridgewater State College. I received my Bachelors from Emerson in Mass communication, and went on to Massachusetts certification in adult education and an interior design certificate from New England Institute of Art. I studied drawing, painting, and sketching at Cape Cod Community College and Mass College of Art for 3 years. I then moved on to run an inter-related artists group for 4 years while at Emerson College. I've have been part of 2 respected artist communes, Braintree Street Arts Collective in Allston, and The Causeway Street Arts Group, where I collaborated and organized art shows. While I received a solid fine arts education, I've specialized in film, animation, theater and design in my professional life. I've shown my art at such places as the Bunker Hill Community College Gallery and had films screened at the Boston Public Library. For more than five years I was a magazine writer, designer and editor. I have helped produce local and travel magazines, such the Boston City Shopper and Boston Community Glue. I was employed by the Boston Public School Adult Education Department and Brookline High School Steps to Success programs for two years each as a community teacher, where I worked with teens and adults to improve family education and success. I've worked with many agencies in the Boston area for over a decade, such as the Hyde Square Task Force and Asian Task Force. I ran the adult education department at Equal Exchange for twelve years before moving to Westford last year. I presently teach elementary school level Lego classes with the STEAM organization Creation Station. I am a Museum Educator at the Tsongas National History Center, where I teach school groups about the Industrial Revolution. I've also managed Destination Imagination teams, which I love!
New!   CLAY PLAY (Age 5 & Up with Parent)
Instructor: Jen Rubini
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14194 Mar 27 (Mon) 1:00 pm-2:00 pm $38/$35 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
In this one hour pottery workshop you will learn basic of hand building and pottery painting, with an air dry clay. We work with each individual to help create a fun sculpture, dish or pot. You will learn the different techniques of design and painting. Everyone will bring home a completed piece of pottery.
CLAY, POTTERS WHEEL, SCULPTURE (All Ages Including Children)
Instructor: Suzanne Donahue
Location: Pottery Studio 108 Lowell Rd. Westford More Information
RCC-E14259 Mar 13-Apr 10 (5 Mon) 4:30 pm-6:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14260 Mar 14-Apr 11 (5 Tues) 4:30 pm-6:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14261 May 8-June 12 (5 Mon, EX 5/29) 4:30 pm-6:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14262 May 9-June 13 (6 Tues) 4:30 pm-6:00 pm $158/$155
Beginner or advanced students will learn useful art by means of the potter's wheel and will also learn to sculpt, hand build and add nature to their beautiful designs. Glazing and firing techniques will be applied when creating your pottery. All supplies, and firings are included in cost. Parents are welcome to join with child. For directions to the studio, click more information above.
New!   EATING THE RAINBOW (Ages 4-7)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center Kitchen, 20 Pleasant St, Westford
RCC-E14343 EATTING THE RAINBOW (Ages 4-7)
May 31-June 2 (Wed, Thur, Fri) 3:30 pm-5:00 pm free, register online
Create fresh healthy dishes with all the fruits and vegetables of the season from the Westford Food Pantry. Each class will put a twist on some old favorites, as making our own new unique combination. This is a great way to make those picky eaters not so picky. Free, register online.
JUNGLE JUMBALAYA Grades 1-4
Instructor: Kathy Dunn
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14436 July 31-Aug 2 (Mon, Tues, Wed) 9:30 am -12:30 pm $130/$127
Do you love drawing cool animals, from chameleons to hippos? Come explore watercolor, pastel, printing techniques and acrylic in this unique class as we create exciting approaches to jungle creatures and their natural habitats. Learn to sketch animals of all shapes and textures and design colorful settings for them using paints, clay and even natural materials! Please bring a smock and $10.00 fee to the first class only.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN (AGES 4-6)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant St. Westford
RCC-E14248 May 2-May 23 (4 Tue) 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, free at Cameron Senior Ctr
Kids are more likely to eat something they have prepared. Children will learn the basics of good nutrition, learn to measure and mix, then taste the simple foods they created. We will also learn about food and kitchen safety. Free, register online.
MAD HATTER PARTY (Ages 4-8)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14038 Apr 26 (Wed) 4:00 pm-5:30 pm $30/$27
Before we enter the looking glass we will create the perfect tea party! And the best part of all, we will all sit down and have quite a party!
New!   MOMMY & ME CLAY TIME (Newborn & Up with Parent)
Instructor: Jen Rubini
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14425 Apr 12 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
RCC-E14426 May 17 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
RCC-E14427 June 14 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
Great sensory fun with your little ones. This class invites moms, dads, or caretakers and their children to create milestone memorabilia. We will use our hands and feet, air dry clay, and paints, to make mementos & wall hangings. Wonderful for both parents and children to cherish as they grow older.



SEASONED COOKS AND YOUNG EATERS (FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN, AGES 4-8)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center Kitchen, 20 Pleasant St. Westford
RCC-E14246 Apr 7-Apr 28 (4 Fri) 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, Free at Cameron Senior Ctr
Children gain so much from cooking - science, math and reading skills, patience, small motor skills, and the confidence achieved from accomplishing a task. What better time than now to get cooking, who knows, you may have a budding Mario Batali in the family. Must be income qualified. Free, register online.
New!   STEAM ART & SCIENCE EXPLORATIONS: PATTERNS IN NATURE (Gr 2-5)
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14295 Apr 18 & Apr 20 (Tue & Thur) 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $52/$49
In this STEAM based class, kids will explore basic connections between science, numbers, nature and art. During these two days, explorers will learn about the Fibonacci sequence and how spirals help create structure for our world. Kids will apply the Fibonacci sequence to their own projects and look at examples in nature, such as trees, vegetables, fruit, flowers and pine cones. We will also look at using nature as a creative medium. Kids will learn about nature artist Andy Goldsworthy and use his model to explore and create outdoor earth-friendly sculptures. Time spent outdoors with natural materials will foster respect and connection to the environment and develop an appreciation for how available and immediate making art can be.

About the instructor Bllu Catalano:
I began tutoring, then teaching English and math at Bunker Hill Community College, and theater at Bridgewater State College. I received my Bachelors from Emerson in Mass communication, and also hold Massachusetts adult education certification and an interior design certificate from New England Institute of Art. I was employed by the Boston Public School Adult Education Department and Brookline High School Steps to Success programs for two years each as a community teacher, where helped improve family education and success. I've worked with many agencies in the Boston area for over a decade, such as the Hyde Square Task Force and Asian Task Force. I ran the adult education department at Equal Exchange for twelve years before moving to Westford last year. I presently teach with the STEAM organization Creation Station, where I lead elementary school level lego classes. I am a Museum Educator at the Tsongas National History Center, where I teach school groups about the Industrial Revolution. I've also managed Destination Imagination teams, which I love! From childhood, I've always been interested in building. Get me near any construction materials, and I'm set. In all of my roles, I am committed to confidence, awareness and community building. I want to be part of making sure that every person who I teach feels valued and encouraged to express their uniqueness.
YOU AND ME AND THE BEAUTIFUL SEA ART WORKSHOP Grades 2-5
Instructor: Kathy Dunn
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14434 July 25-July 27 (Tue, Wed, Thur) 9:30 am -12:30 pm $130/$127
Learn fine art painting techniques as we explore amazing summer sea and skyscapes. Using a acrylic water-based oils and watercolor students will study atmospheric perspective, value and color and dynamic compositions. We will do thumbnail sketches, working from photos and how to transfer the sketch to the canvas. Projects include an oil painted sea, a cope cod landscape (framed in seashells) and a gorgeous sea and sky using blending methods and active brushstroke methods. Please bring a smock and $10.00 supply fee due at the first class only.
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