Oils and Acrylics Class with Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones is presenting a series of four Tuesday adult classes in the use of oils and acrylics at the Marlborough Arts Center. The dates are Sept. 12, Sept 19, Oct, 3, and Oct, 10. The morning set of classes will be from 9-12 a.m. The second set will be from 1-4 in the afternoons. This means a complete set of four classes is 12 hours. You can sign up for either mornings or afternoons, but can’t mix the two times. Of course one could take complete sets of both mornings and afternoons. The fee for one complete set of 12 hours in four classes is $120.

This class is designed for those new to painting. We will make our on black and white 9 step value scale and a color wheel. Next we will create a basic black and white still life then on to color mixing exercises. Lastly we will paint a simple landscape from a, provided, photograph. Note: Although my specialty is oils and acrylics, all mediums are welcome).

In this class, students will create a landscape painting using photographic reference (bring your favorite photos or use mine). The goal is to create simple designs with strong foundations derived from a ‘thumbnail’ value sketch. Value, composition and technique will be stressed as well as capturing the feeling of a landscape, rather than just copying a photograph. This class will include an instructor demo and plenty of individual attention.

Jackie speaks of her work by noting that her oils are done primarily on location wherever her travels take her and are an expression of mood and emotion manifested through the beauty of the landscape. A deep desire to partake in a dialogue with nature and a quest to infuse a moment of truth within the canvas is why she paints. This spontaneous process invigorates the work and is imbued with the spirit of nature created in communion with the wind and sunlight itself. This communion with nature is evident in her work and an emphasis in her classes.

For detailed information on these classes, contact Jackie Jones directly at jjonesart@cox.net

Call for Artists for the GIFT SHOP

Dear Artist Member:

Marlborough Arts Center thanks you for your participation in our Gallery.  We will be opening our Gift Shop in conjunction with the Marlborough Arts Center Gallery events and exhibits and the plan is to have the Gift Shop open between September 15, 2017 and December 28, 2017 in time for the holidays.  The Gift Shop will feature mostly hand crafted items on a consignment basis, with Marlborough Arts Center keeping a 30{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} fee on all items sold.  Marlborough Arts Center will make every effort to provide a safe and secure environment for your products but is NOT responsible for any losses or damages.  We will inventory all items upon drop off.  A check for your sales minus our 30{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} fee will be issued by our Treasurer periodically, based on your sales, and MAC collects and pays the sales tax to the State of Connecticut.  Items will be accepted on FRIDAY, September 8, 5-7 p.m. and SATURDAY, September 9, 9-12 a.m.  Items must be picked up on January 6, 2018, between 9:00am and 12:00pm.  Rain/snow date for pickup will be January 7, 2018.  At drop-off, please have the attached form completely filled out, with the exception of Sold Date, and have your items labeled with Initials (code) and price.

An inventory sheet is attached here to list all items consigned to Marlborough Arts Center.  Please list items, description and retail price.  Each item should be coded with your initials, item number and price.



Artist:  Mary L. Doe                            Code:  MLD

Item #  Description                                       Price                     Sample Label Id

01      Blue Hat                                   $20                         MLD01

02      Silver Necklace                         $25                         MLD02


Each item is to be labeled – if you have any questions, call Judy at 860-295-9942.


It is recommended that inventories be reviewed and exchanged on a regular basis so that the Gift Shop always looks new and exciting.

August’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT is featuring Dan Stevens, internationally known acoustical blues singer and guitar player, at the 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Dan Stevens has been playing guitar since he was 16, and studied with Dave von Ronk who was known as the “mayor of McDougal Street” in Greenwich Village during the 1960’s folk music scene. He has played throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada, and the US Virgin Islands, but now focuses on the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, travelling from his home in Old Lyme, CT.  He also plays regularly in the New York City Subway system in locations such as Times Square and Gran Central Terminal. Just recently his career was highlighted in the Coen Brothers’ movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis” set in the sixties’ Greenwich Village musical scene.

In early 2016 he won the Connecticut State Blues Society Challenge and represented our state at the International State Competition in Memphis on the famous Beale Street. Dan Stevens is also a collector and player of unique primitive guitars that include a 3-string “Cigar Box Guitar”, a 1-string “Diddly Bow” guitar, and also a “Resophonic” blues instrument decorated with a 1953 Rambler hubcap. His performance promises to bring all of these unique instruments and their sounds together for a very interesting musical experience. He is known as a raconteur and lauded for the authenticity of his approach.

Admission at the door is $10/person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. BYOWine with other refreshments available. The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit organization with website www.marlborougharts.org and telephone (860) 295-9389.