Adult Classes

SPRING CLASSES with Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones will continue her very popular morning classes in Beginner Oils & Acrylics and afternoon classes for Intermediate Oils & Acrylics.  These are her last classes until Fall so sign up now before they fill up.

Session 1: March 4, 11, 18,25.  Session 2: April 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class April 22nd) at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough.  The classes are from 9:00a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 – 4:00p.m.  The complete set of four classes, either morning or afternoon, is 12 hours in length.  The fee for one complete set of classes is $120.


This class is designed for those new to painting.  We will make our own black and white 9 step value scale and a color wheel.  Next we will practice basis black and white values, followed by 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.  INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS welcome and can work on their own projects.


In this class, students will create a 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 the subject, rather than just copying a photograph.  This class will include an instructor demo and plenty of individual attention.  Beginner painters are welcome.

Contact Jackie Jones directly for registration and complete details at

Mary Horrigan Watercolor Classes

Watercolor classes will be offered by Mary Horrigan at the Marlborough Arts Center at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, Ct., starting Thursday, April 2, and continuing each week through May 7. Each session will run from 10:00 AM until Noon. Cost for the course is $120.00, payable to Marlborough Arts Center. Registration forms can be downloaded  from the website

Mary’s watercolor teaching experience includes twenty years at Manchester Community College, classes at the Glastonbury Art Guild, Middletown Adult Education, and the Guilford Art Center.

For questions or more information, please contact Mary at

Classes with Josa Weatherwax

The Marlborough Art Center welcomes Josa Weatherwax to its group of art instructors.  She will be offering the following classes, one and two day events as initial offerings.  People may contact her at to find out more information and to sign up for classes.

Josa has taught art classes for the Middletown Art Guild, East Hampton Middle School,  Cromwell Middle and High School, Renbrook School, the Farmington Valley Art Center and the West Hartford Art League.  She has exhibited her artwork at numerous galleries and is a member of numerous art organizations.

Classes are held at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. This is a non-profit regional center for the arts and is a fully accessible facility with ample parking.